Archive for March, 2013

Mar. 23 2013

Playlist: Mar/23/13

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8:50 PM Richard Strauss — Befreit Opus: 39Conductor: Richard StampEnsemble: Academy of LondonGundula Janowitz, sopranoVirgin, 90794 8:03 PM Gioacchino Rossini — Soirees Musicales June Anderson, sopranoRaul Gimenez, tenorKathryn Bouleyn, sopranoAlessandro Corbelli, baritoneNina Walker, pianoNimbus, 5132 8:00 PM Christoph Willibald Gluck — Orfeo ed Eurydice: Deh placatevi Conductor: Pierre MonteuxEnsemble: Rome Opera Orchestraand ChorusRise Stevens, mezzo-sopranoRCA/BMG, […]

Mar. 22 2013

My turn to play groupie!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Judith recently had a wonderful fangirl moment with Emanuel Ax; now it’s my turn. For some years, I’ve been a devotee of Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s singing. Jim and I have seen him perform operatic roles, song cycles, and recitals, all brilliantly. I had the chance to interview “Dima” in 2002 when he was in town to […]

Mar. 22 2013

the healing properties of music

By Diana Ross | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

We often hear how Mozart can make us smarter, but this article talks about the ways that music can make us feel better too! Of particular interest: “Classical compositions have calming cardiovascular effects: German researchers discovered that people recovering from open-heart surgery had lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, after listening to classical […]

Mar. 22 2013

Playlist: Mar/22/13

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11:40 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 18 Key: B-Flat Conductor: Andras LigetiEnsemble: Concentus HungaricusJeno Jando, pianoNaxos, 8550205 11:36 PM John Philip Sousa — The Washington Post March (1889) Conductor: Eugene CorporonEnsemble: Lone Star Wind OrchestraNaxos, 570968 11:27 PM Camille Saint-Saens — Samson and Delilah: “Mon coeur s’ouvre Conductor: Leopold StokowskiEnsemble: NBC Symphony […]

Mar. 21 2013

Simon Trpceski’s Impressions of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Simon Trpceski, who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this weekend, talked with me about the performance.  Heading out of the WBJC studios, Trpceski expressed regret over omitting in the interview that he thought Rachmaninoff’s underheard and underperformed concerto was, “sexy!”  Actually, his impressions of the concerto are quite […]

Mar. 21 2013

3-21-13 Word On Wine…Taming The Wild Wine Expo!

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

Recently Mary and I attended the Harford County Wine Expo.  This can be a great experience if you have a plan and an overwhelming one if you don’t.  We offer some quick suggestions for your next mammoth tasting…(Mammoths are very tasty after all)…to help you stay sane and sober…and get the best out of the […]

Mar. 21 2013

Thursday 3/21/13 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Leonard Slatkin, conductor Sir James Galway, flute HAYDN: Symphony No. 67 HOVHANESS: Symphony No. 2, “Mysterious Mountain” MOZART: Flute Concerto No. 2 BIZET: Carmen Fantasy

Mar. 21 2013

Playlist: Mar/21/13

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10:17 PM Alexander Glazunov — Symphony No. 5 Key: B-Flat Opus: 55Conductor: Alexander AnissimovEnsemble: Moscow Symphony OrchestraNaxos, 8553660 10:12 PM Richard Wagner — Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III Conductor: Franz Welser-MostEnsemble: Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraCBS/Sony, 88765 9:55 PM Johann Baptist Vanhal — Symphony Key: dConductor: Andrew WatkinsonEnsemble: City of London SinfoniaNaxos, 8554138 9:38 PM Ernest Chausson […]

Mar. 20 2013

Groupie update

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

If you’re a long-time member of WBJC, you may remember that, back in the dark ages before we went electronic, I wrote an article once for the old WBJC program guide in which I admitted that I was an Emanuel Ax groupie. Well, we may be up to minute with blogs and Twitter and a […]

Mar. 20 2013


By Diana Ross | Posted in Membership, WBJC News | No Comments

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