Remember Arcadi Volodos? If you were going to piano concerts a couple of decades back, you couldn’t possibly forget him, with his seemingly superhuman keyboard technique and penchant for mystical expressiveness. I don’t know where he disappeared to in the intervening years, but his return with a gorgeous new Brahms recital disc is welcome news. These short pieces — the familiar late masterpieces of Opp. 117 and 118, as well as half of the eight selections from the less well-known Op.
The world is divided into two types of people: those who hear Swedish singing and think Abba, and those who think of the great 19th century soprano Jenny Lind, who toured the United States in 1850 under the auspices of that indefatigable impresario P.T. Barnum. For listeners of the latter type, there is the Jenny Lind Concert, which is presented each year free of charge in Yerba Buena Gardens in partnership with the Swedish consulate.
For decades, Leoncavallo’s searing one-act tragedy “Pagliacci” has traditionally been packaged with Mascagni’s “Cavalleria rusticana,” a work of considerably less imagination and subtlety. But happily for those of us who prefer to experience the splendors of Leoncavallo’s efforts undiluted, there seems to be a new interest in shaking up that tired pairing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".