Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The players are technically extremely good, their ensemble is flawless and they can weave a seamless tapestry of lines and voices. Everything they do is carefully planned and worked out to the last detail, but they have succeeded in balancing perfect control with passionate involvement, youthful exuberance, and spontaneous expressiveness - a rare feat that gives their playing a feeling of total security as well as a powerful emotional impact. It is no surprise they have won three BBC Music Magazine Awards.
The new state budget calls for raising almost 100 million dollars by expanding leases for natural gas drilling in state forests and allowing drilling in state parks for the first time. Environmental groups like PennFuture say the forests and state parks should not be used like an ATM.
Do you agree with President Obama's call for a cease fire in Ukraine so there can be an international investigation into the Malaysian plane shot down by a missile?