Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’

John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert (2022) Release Date: February 4, 2022 (Germany and European Union); March 4, 2022: U.S. & Canada Label: Deutsche Grammophon/Universal Music Group Genre: Classical/Stage & Screen Style: Orchestral/Film & Screen On Friday, March 4, 2022, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) released John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert, a “live” concert performanceContinue reading “Music Album (Mixed Media) Review: ‘John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert’”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’

Well, today is the day when my package with Deutsche Grammophon’s John Williams/Berliner Philharmoniker: The Berlin Concert – Deluxe Edition is due to arrive here. Earlier this morning, I received an email from the U.S. Postal Service that said I can expect it to be delivered some time before 8 PM. Per the Postal Service’sContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping, or: Getting Set to Receive ‘John Williams – The Berlin Concert’”

Weekend Update for Sunday, February 13, 2022

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, February 13, 2022. It’s a chilly, gray, and wet winter day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 65˚F (18˚C) under light rainy conditions. With humidity at 90% and the wind blowing from the west at 6 MPH (9 KM/H),Continue reading “Weekend Update for Sunday, February 13, 2022”

Weekend Update for Saturday, February 12, 2022

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. It is a (more typically) warm day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 82˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 53% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H), the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Weekend Update for Saturday, February 12, 2022”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 9, 2021, or: You Gotta Have Friends!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning – almost-but-not-quite midday – here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, December 9, 2021. It’s a cool – but not cold – early winter day. Right now the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 9, 2021, or: You Gotta Have Friends!”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 3, 2021, or: On Waltzes, Jets, Sharks, Blu-rays, and Needed Repose

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, December 3, 2021. It’s a chilly morning. The current temperature is 57˚F (14˚C) under partly sunny skies. There is a dense fog advisory. With the wind blowing from the north-northeast at 1 MPH (1 KM/H) and humidity at 94%, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, December 3, 2021, or: On Waltzes, Jets, Sharks, Blu-rays, and Needed Repose”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 2, 2021, or: Waltzing to the Weekend!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to-late morning here in my corner of west-central Florida on Thursday, December 2, 2021. It is a cool second day of meteorological winter; the current temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 75% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 8 MPH (13 KM/H), the feels-likeContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 2, 2021, or: Waltzing to the Weekend!”

Digital Music Album Review: ‘John Williams Live in Vienna: John Williams/Wiener Philharmoniker/Anne-Sophie Mutter’

On August 14, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) – now part of Universal Music Group – released John Williams – Live in Vienna in digital and physical media (compact disc, compact disc + Blu-ray, and vinyl LP). This new album – as well as the filmed concert – marks the first time that Maestro Williams conductsContinue reading “Digital Music Album Review: ‘John Williams Live in Vienna: John Williams/Wiener Philharmoniker/Anne-Sophie Mutter’”

Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)

John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray) On August 14, 2020, Deutsche Grammophon (a Berlin-based subsidiary of Universal Music Group and the oldest surviving recording company in the world) released John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited DeluxeContinue reading “Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)”