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’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Saturday, March 26, 2022. It’s a cool spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 77˚F (25˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the feels like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 26, 2022, or: A Late Start Today”

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’”

On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped

One of the biggest peeves that I have about home media releases on disc (especially the new 4K UHD Blu-ray format) is with packaging, especially when it comes to commemorative box sets such as last year’s Indiana Jones: 4-Movie Collection (released to celebrate Raiders of the Lost Ark’s 40th Anniversary) or this week’s The GodfatherContinue reading “On the Joys and Pitfalls of Online Shopping: Coppola’s ‘Godfather Trilogy’ 4K Set is ‘Out for Delivery,” and ‘The Berlin Concert’ Has Shipped”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 2, 2022, or: Things to Ponder on a Chilly Florida Winter’s Day

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s morning here in Lithia, Florida on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. It is a chilly “Florida winter” day. Currently, the temperature is 58˚F (15˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 87% and the wind blowing from the east at 5 MPH (8 KM/H). the feels-like temperature is 56˚F (13˚C). We are seeingContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, February 2, 2022, or: Things to Ponder on a Chilly Florida Winter’s Day”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, or: On the Passage of Time (and Other, Trivial Topics)

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is mid-morning here in Lithia, Florida on Tuesday, February 1, 2022. It is another chilly winter day in the Tampa Bay area, although there is a bit of a warming trend today. Presently the temperature is 51˚F (11˚C) under sunny conditions, although with the wind blowing from the east at 5Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, or: On the Passage of Time (and Other, Trivial Topics)”

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)”