Monthly Archives: May 2016

SPEAKEASY – Douglas McDonnell sings “Dance into the Light”

The tenor Douglas McDonnell sang two songs from Speakeasy at last weekend’s Lower East Side festival at the Theater for the New City: “Dance into the Light” and “All You Are”.  Unfortunately technical difficulties got in the way of recording … Continue reading

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NfaC Repost: Forbidden Movies, Forbidden Music

*Originally posted May 14, 2015: I walked out of the Film Forum mind abuzz and guts churning.   I was chewing on a whole lot of food for thought as well as the ice cream melt I bought to soothe my … Continue reading

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NafC Classic: 5 X FUN with LUDWIG’S 5th

Let’s have some fun with Beethoven!   Specifically the 1st movement of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, easily the most famous piece of classical music in the world.  The indelible Duh Duh Duh DAH motif that opens and shapes the movement may … Continue reading

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A Funeral – Ein Begräbnis

My father would have turned 82 today.   Friday, April 29 – Funeral Service in Stahnsdorf Cemetery

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Impressions from ART NEW YORK (with “artsy” musical accompaniment)

Art New York was a huge showcase of artists at Manhattan’s Pier 55 this past weekend.  Here are some photographic impressions from my visit (with the artist name given above their artwork). And to add a little musical fun, I … Continue reading

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NfaC Repost and Update – Mister Danny and His Most Sung Song

Today I repost one of my first and still most popular “teaching artist” posts, featuring the Pre-K standard “We’re Singing” (well, standard in my Pre-K curriculum).  This year’s Pre-K classes at the Children’s School have taken to the tune with … Continue reading

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