Bill Morelock fell into radio as a refugee from graduate school. This was a lifetime ago, at Washington State University in Pullman, where Murrow learned how to speak like Murrow. Therefore, a permanent broadcast inferiority complex developed. In 1988, he conspired with Bob Christiansen to create the daily classical music show, Bob & Bill. It was distributed nationally by NPR and PRI in the long-lost 1990’s. He writes the occasional short piece, occasionally funny, but not often enough really to annoy anyone. As a storyteller Bill concedes, for comprehension’s sake, the need to proceed from left to right. As a golfer, though, he prefers to work his approach shots right to left. A moot point; the game is incomprehensible either way.
Passing The Baton: Bernstein To Alsop
Many of us admire our musical idols from afar – maybe through keepsakes like concert ticket stubs, autographs or posters taped to our walls. Marin Alsop had two posters up in her New York City bedroom growing up – one of the Beatles and the other of the man who inspired her to become a conductor – Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein ended up becoming more than the man on her poster – her biggest hero became her mentor, teaching her how to be the “messenger of the composer” and passing along his gifts for storytelling. Continue Reading Passing The Baton: Bernstein To Alsop
Royal Shakespeare Company Opens Its Music Vault
What’s the right music for a Shakespeare play? Depends on what century you’re in. In the 400 years since the plays were new, generations of composers have set their musical… Continue Reading Royal Shakespeare Company Opens Its Music Vault