Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our website. Here are the stories we’ll be discussing today.
Not all holiday music is joyful — and cellist Edward Kelsey Moore is just fine with that, he writes in an essay titled “I’ll have a blue Christmas, thank you very much.”
What were the best film scores of 2014? Garrett Tiedemann lists his top ten, including a superhero movie, a period drama, and at least one you may not even have heard of.
Of course, in the silent era, film scores were performed live — and sometimes, they still are. Garrett highlights five local groups who are rediscovering the lost art of playing live music to accompany silent movies.