5/11/10

It means that Marcia's being a pain in the neck.

Definitely been some slim pickins for the Detritus recently. I suppose that's a good thing. However, it's always nice to see orchestras present the music of lesser known, if not fictional, composers.

The program heard Friday night at Heinz Hall featured two composers who share a proclivity for brooding music -- Jan Sibelius and Dmitri Shostakovich.


Jean Sibelius' gawkish younger sister is finally able to make name for herself despite freckles, glasses, and a popular older sibling. Unable to attend the performance was longtime boyfriend, George Glass.

figure bitter-over-success-of-older-sibling: "Well, all day long at school I hear how great Jean is at this or how wonderful Jean did that! Jean, Jean, Jean!"



embeddence musical prodigies: Destined for greatness, Jan flexes that golden voice singing for a local variety show with her brothers and sisters.

4 comments:

cereal_music said...

Isn't "Jan" the nickname for "Johan?" And isn't "Johan" Sibelius' given name? Maybe it's a mistake akin to "Georg Händel."

Gustav said...

That very well could be, cereal. I hadn't thought of that. I've never seen him referred to as Jan before, although, you do see Johan from time to time.

While I may be shortchanging Mark Kanny a bit on this one, it seems just as likely that he forgot for the 'e' in Jean.

William said...

I believe Sibelius was born Jan and then decided to use the French version, Jean.

cereal_music said...

You can find a recording of Jan Sibelius's music here:
http://classical.premieremusic.net/catalog/cd/VMS606/