Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Tonight: More Radio Daze
Tonight, Sir Paul McCartney's Ecce Cor Meum makes its debut at 7:30 PM ETD in a live broadcast on WNYC.
PAUL McCARTNEY Ecce Cor Meum ("Behold My Heart")
Kate Royal, Soprano
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Gavin Greenaway, Conductor
Concert Chorale of New York
The American Boychoir
Choral and orchestral work in 4 movements composed by Paul McCartney
I have a feeling this ain't your momma's Beatles.
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those of us who consider McCartney (along with Brian Wilson) the 20th century's best songwriter -- vastly superior to his otherwise talented Beatles colleague, George Harrison -- are extremely worried by his religious music infatuation. In this, the 1990s "Liverpool Oratorio" can only be a bad omen.
(And I won't mention his book of "poetry", the appalling Blackbird Singing)
I'll try not to read __ much less to listen -- anything related to this new oratorio, because I admire him so
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