Archive for November, 2012

Nov. 19 2012

11-19-12 Word On Wine Review Schreckbichl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

I don’t know what it means but the name sure sounds scary!  This week Mary and I review two wines from Schreckbichl from the Alto Adige or if you prefer The Sud Tyrol.  Both are nice and worth exploring…good Thanksgiving stuff! 1)2011 Schreckbichl Pinot Grigio!  $18.  Unlike the usual bland blah Pinot Grigio this had […]

Nov. 19 2012

Playlist: Nov/19/12

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10:42 PM E. J. Moeran — Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra Key: F-Sharp Conductor: Vernon HandleyEnsemble: Ulster OrchestraMargaret Fingerhut, pianoChandos, 7106 10:16 PM Julius Rontgen — Symphony No. 18 Key: AConductor: David PorcelijnEnsemble: Radio Philharmonic NetherlandsCPO, 777255 10:09 PM Gabriel Faure — Pavane Opus: 50Conductor: Eiji OueEnsemble: Minnesota OrchestraReference, 99 9:43 PM Franz Joseph Haydn […]

Nov. 18 2012

Playlist: Nov/18/12

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8:27 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Concerto No. 2 Key: B-Flat Opus: 19Conductor: Daniel BarenboimEnsemble: Berlin PhilharmonicDaniel Barenboim, pianoAngel/EMI, 69786 8:00 PM Sergei Prokofiev — Peter and the Wolf Opus: 67Conductor: Eugene OrmandyEnsemble: The Philadelphia OrchestraDavid Bowie, narratorRCA/BMG, 2743 6:36 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 6 Key: B-Flat Conductor: Jeffrey TateEnsemble: […]

Nov. 17 2012

11/24/12 – Don Carlos – 1:00pm

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Houston Grand Opera Don Carlos by Guiseppe Verdi Libretto by  Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle Sung in French Approximate running time:  3 hours 18 minutes, including two intermissions   Houston Grand Opera presents the Verdi masterpiece in its full five acts and in French. King Philippe II of Spain dissolves his son’s engagement by appropriating […]

Nov. 17 2012

Playlist: Nov/17/12

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8:32 PM Gilbert & Sullivan — The Pirates of Penzance (Selections) Conductor: Sir Charles MackerrasEnsemble: Welsh National Opera OrchestraWelsh National Opera ChorusJohn Mark Ainsley, tenorRebecca Evans,sopranoRichard Van Allen, bassGillian Knight, contraltoTelarc, 80353 8:00 PM Sir Arthur Sullivan — Te Deum (1872) Conductor: Sir Charles MackerrasEnsemble: BBC Concert OrchestraLondon Choral SocietyTeresa Cahill, sopranoMargaret Phillips, organBBC, 203 […]

Nov. 16 2012

Affairs Of Notes – And Words, Too!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

This coming Sunday, November 18th, Pro Musica Rara will present Love Letters from the Eighteenth Century at Towson University’s Center for the Arts.  PMR’s Artistic Director Allen Whear did painstaking research into the correspondence and personal lives of some Enlightenment-era notables for this program; you can listen to our interview by clicking on the link […]

Nov. 16 2012

Playlist: Nov/16/12

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11:27 PM Dmitri Shostakovich — Piano Quintet Key: gOpus: 57Ensemble: Borodin QuartetSviatoslav Richter,pianoMelodiya, 40713 11:07 PM Samuel Barber — Souvenirs Ballet Suite Opus: 28Conductor: Jose SerebrierEnsemble: London Symphony OrchestraASV, 737 11:03 PM Leonard Bernstein — West Side Story: Mambo Conductor: Gustavo DudamelEnsemble: Simon Bolivar Youth OrchestraDG/Archiv, 11340 10:18 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Trio […]

Nov. 15 2012

11-15-12 Word On Wine “Sweetness!”

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Word on Wine | No Comments

This week Mary and I continue our adventures in alternative wine tasting by examining sweetness.  Tis not in ourselves but in our wines!  Our first task is to make lemonade!  (Yea!) Here’s the experiment.  Take a 16 oz glass, fill with 8 oz. water and squeeze the juice of two lemons into it!  Taste…Yuck! Now […]

Nov. 15 2012

A Legendary “Lover” at the Lyric

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

The notorious libertine Don Giovanni (or Don Juan) has inspired authors and composers since at least the seventeenth century. This weekend, Peabody Opera Theater brings Mozart’s operatic retelling of the infamous womanizer’s exploits to the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. Stage director Roger Brunyate says Don Giovanni is his favorite […]

Nov. 15 2012

Some Eclectic Evening

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

What do BSO musicians like to play on their own time? The Chamber Music by Candlelight series (presented by Community Concerts at Second) has been answering that question for years. This Sunday, November 18th, CMC ‘s 7:30pm program will include works by Piazzolla, Schickele, Prokofief, and Schulhoff.  Earlier this week, I spoke with clarinetist/CMC co-coordinator […]

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