On the latest episode of The Answered Question, Gary Dunning previews the Celebrity Series of Boston 2017-2018 season, and Catherine Manson, First Violinist of the London Haydn Quartet, describes their Boston Early Music Festival program of works by Haydn and Weber.
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a runner. Even that feels like a pretty egregious overstatement of my nonexistent running ability. I don’t know the first thing about what it takes to run a marathon, let alone train for it; the phenomenon that is the Boston Marathon is equal parts mysterious and fascinating to me. There’s one thing that I’m reasonably certain I know about running, however, and it’s this: a good playlist is essential to the process.
Put down your green beer (blech!) and take off the leprechaun hat. Truth is, they’re about as Irish as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” (written by three Americans) and “Danny Boy” (lyrics by an Englishman). In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, why not listen to some Irish music written by actual Irish composers?