Special Guest – Maestro John Morris Russell – Has spent ten amazing years as Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra; two time recipient of Ontario’s Lieutenant Governors Awards for the arts; nominated for both the Gemini Awards (2004) and the Juno Awards (2008). This internationally praised conductor is now (effective September 1 2011), heading to the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra to succeed the late Erich Kunzel. The Maestro and I sat down to discuss among other things, the history and development of the symphony and where classical music is headed.
John Morris Russell (2 of 4 part interview)
Can the resurgence in vinyl bring back vinyl for the avid classical music fan? – Coming from a site dedicated to buying and selling vinyl records, the question at first may seem to be a rhetorical one in its approach. That said, it is anything but a simple “yeah of course, because vinyl is the best” type of answer. There are many drawbacks to vinyl, some of which have infuriated the classical music lover since its conception some hundred plus