Archive for October, 2012

Oct. 27 2012

10-27-12 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

Go Baltimore Symphony and Marin Alsop on your really nice Mahler disc!  Ditto to Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique with the Lyons Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin both on Naxos and both fabulous!  We didn’t care for the Prokofiev…we mostly liked the Shostakovich! Our Panel: Kati Harrison from WBJC, Charles Ellis from the PG Philharmonic and Dave Donovan […]

Oct. 27 2012

11/03/12 – Fidelio – 1:00pm

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

Houston Grand Opera Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven Libretto by Joseph Sonnleithner Sung in German Approximate running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes including one intermission Leonore is willing to do whatever it takes to free her husband, Florestan, an innocent political prisoner. Disguised as a boy, Fidelio, she bravely prevents Florestan’s assassination by a corrupt governor. Beethoven’s only […]

Oct. 27 2012

Playlist: Oct/27/12

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8:26 PM Hector Berlioz — Les Nuits d’Ete (Summer Nights) Opus: 7Conductor: Robert ShawEnsemble: Atlanta Symphony OrchestraElly Ameling, sopranoTelarc, 80084 8:13 PM Sergei Taneyev — Duet for soprano and tenor after the Conductor: Peter TiborisEnsemble: Moscow Radio/TV Symphony Orch.And various soloistsBridge, 9034 8:05 PM Sir Arthur Sullivan — Iolanthe: Overture Conductor: Alexander FarisEnsemble: Scottish Chamber […]

Oct. 26 2012

Playlist: Oct/26/12

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11:51 PM Charles Ives — String Quartet No. 2 Ensemble: Emerson String QuartetDG/Archiv, 435864 11:18 PM Jean Sibelius — Violin Concerto Key: dOpus: 47Conductor: Esa-Pekka SalonenEnsemble: Los Angeles PhilharmonicJoshua Bell, violinCBS/Sony, 65949 10:54 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 35 Key: DConductor: Nikolaus HarnoncourtEnsemble: Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraNederland, 6004 10:31 PM John Williams — Close […]

Oct. 25 2012

Top 5 – Halloween Movies (Part 1)

By Reed Hessler | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Since Halloween is near, I thought I would share with you my top five favorite horror movies. We certainly have come a long way since I was a child in terms of what is permissable for public viewing. The other day I saw the rotting corpse of a zombie from The Walking Dead on the front […]

Oct. 25 2012

Top 5 – Favorite Familiar Female Singers

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | 12 Comments

  The process of compiling a top 5, 10, 25 or 205 list is out of my comfort level as my tastes ebb and flow and evolve over time.  In the spirit of lightheartedness, I will give it a shot.  There are singers who have made an indelible impression on me, more than 5, with […]

Oct. 25 2012

Frankenweenie – review!

By Diana Ross | Posted in Movie Reviews, Staff Blogs | 2 Comments

“This is what Tim Burton is GOOD at!” When I left the theater, I felt like Burton had returned to his roots.  I was a fan of Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow and Beetlejuice… but in recent years I was underwhelmed with the Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd, and outright repelled by Charlie and the […]

Oct. 25 2012

Thursday 10/25/12 The Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb, Op. 83 SHEPHERD: Wanderlust SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 6 in b, Op. 54 Related posts: Thursday 10/27/11 Cleveland Orchestra Thursday 02/23/12 Cleveland Orchestra Thursday 03/22/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Oct. 25 2012

Playlist: Oct/25/12

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10:58 PM John Dowland — The Schoemaker’s Wife Paul O’Dette,luteAstree, 7715 10:45 PM Ron Nelson — Courtly Airs and Dances Conductor: Jerry JunkinEnsemble: Dallas Wind SymphonyReference, 76 10:27 PM Ralph Vaughan Williams — Norfolk Rhapsody No. 1 Key: eConductor: Paul DanielEnsemble: Bournemouth Symphony OrchestraNaxos, 8557276 10:04 PM Felix Mendelssohn — Four Movements for String Quartet […]

Oct. 24 2012

Wednesday 10/24/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Gerd Albrecht SOLOIST:  Ralph van Raat, piano ORCHESTRA: Netherlands Symphony Orchestra Janacek:  Taras Bulba Ulmann:  Piano Concerto Dvorak:  Symphony No. 8     Related posts: Wednesday 11/02/11 Live! At The Concertgebouw Wednesday 12/07/11 Live! At The Concertgebouw Wednesday 04/11/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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