A Hooter Hears a Muse

Rob Hyman finds the keys to Largo in 19th-century classical music. While The Band’s Levon Helm hoots and hollers through “Gimme A Stone,” The Band’s keyboard maestro Garth Hudson made the Largo theme ebullient and Ellingtonian. The Chieftains lent certain songs an authentic Irish quality. (“We had to struggle to figure how many we could… Continue reading A Hooter Hears a Muse