Archive for November 14th, 2013
In 2005, the opera “Lost Childhood” had a read-through, with singers and piano, through American Opera Projects in New York City. Like many operas these days, it’s based on a true story. It depicts a conversation between a character named Judah, a Jewish Holocaust survivor, inspired by the New York-based psychiatrist Yehuda Nir (who wrote a memoir called “The Lost Childhood”), and a character named Manfred, a German child of Nazi sympathizers, inspired by Richard Wagner’s great-grandson, Gottfried Wagner. The work was intense, full of conversation — a “New York Times” review questioned whether opera was the best medium for the subject — and still had to be orchestrated. In a recent phone interview Charles Jarden, the head of American Opera Projects, said that the composer, Janice Hamer, promised to get back to him when she had completed the orchestration — and that she didn’t show up until almost seven years later, when she lined up a concert performance of the opera with the National Philharmonic, at Strathmore, this past weekend.
Have you ever wondered which retailer sells the most wine nation wide…What on earth is green harvest…What kind of scientific miracles has the Technion in Israel done with wine? The answer to these questions aren’t blowin in the wine…they are on this month’s Word On Wine Trivia Quiz. Check out our show…we had fun as […]
11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Joshua Bell, violin BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto in D, 61 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10 in e, Op. 93 Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3
10:52 PM Aaron Copland — Sentimental Melody Joan Singer Spicknall, pianoEroica, 3144 10:51 PM Aaron Copland — The Young Pioneers Joan Singer Spicknall, pianoEroica, 3144 10:49 PM Aaron Copland — Sunday Afternoon Music Joan Singer Spicknall, pianoEroica, 3144 10:45 PM Aaron Copland — Scherzo Humoristique:The Cat & the Mouse Joan Singer Spicknall, pianoEroica, 3144 10:42 […]