Archive for December, 2013

Dec. 21 2013

12/28/13 – Tosca – 1:00PM

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Metropolitan Opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min. Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by two exceptional casts. Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky share the title role of the jealous diva, opposite two leading tenors—Roberto Alagna and Marcello Giordani. George Gagnidze […]

Dec. 21 2013

Playlist: Dec/21/13

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8:48 PM Traditional — Hey for Christmas Ensemble: The Baltimore ConsortDorian, 90198 8:44 PM Traditional — The First Noel Conductor: Eric EricsonEnsemble: Stockholm Chamber OrchestraEric Ericson Chamber ChoirBarbara Hendricks, sopranoAngel/EMI, 55536 8:41 PM Traditional — Good King Wenceslas Conductor: Simon PrestonEnsemble: Choir of Westminster AbbeyDG/Archiv, 445572 8:36 PM Benjamin Britten — A Shepherd’s Carol Conductor: […]

Dec. 20 2013

Playlist: Dec/20/13

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11:31 PM George Frederich Handel — Messiah Conductor: Helmut RillingEnsemble: Oregon Bach Festival Orchestraand ChorusSibylla Rubens, sopranoIngeborg Danz, altoJames Taylor, tenorThomas Quasthoff, bass-baritonHanssler, 98198 11:15 PM Marc-Antoine Charpentier — Noels pour les instruments Conductor: Bernard LabadieEnsemble: Les Violons du Roy, QuebecDorian, 90180 11:02 PM Gioacchino Rossini — William Tell: Overture Conductor: Lamberto GardelliEnsemble: Royal Philharmonic […]

Dec. 19 2013

12-19-13 Word On Wine Amazing Holiday Cocktail!

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

This week Mary and I revel in the discovery of Perucchi Vermouth!  First off, this vermouth is from Spain rather than Italy.  Second it is more of an aperitif than a blender for martinis.  Third it’s only $20 a bottle.  Fourth it’s only 15% alcohol.  Fifth it’s unbelievably refreshing with some soda or just about […]

Dec. 19 2013

Engineer Bob’s Radio Gallery – Winter Edition!

By Bob Lenio | Posted in Staff Blogs | 1 Comment

  This beautiful radio is The Auditron Single Channel FM Radio, with the original box!   This radio does not have a tuning control. It is set to receive a single station. The knob below the phony dial is merely a fine-tuning control. This one came factory tuned to WFLN-FM, the now defunct Philadelphia classical […]

Dec. 19 2013

Allegro or al dente?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

If pressed to declare which I love more – carbs or classical music – I might have to go with the option that’s often served alla puttanesca, but it would be a close call. As such, I found the following Classic FM quiz absolutely delicious! My score was 18 out of 21; please post yours […]

Dec. 19 2013

Thursday 12/19/13 Cleveland Orchestra

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11:00 PM MIAMI CONCERT The Cleveland Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nicole Cabell, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Garrett Sorenson, tenor Raymond Aceto, bass Master Chorale of South Florida Master Chorale of Tampa Bay LIEBERSON: Neruda Songs BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 9 in d, Op. 125 “Choral”

Dec. 19 2013

Playlist: Dec/19/13

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9:34 PM Ernest Chausson — Poeme for Violin & Orchestra Opus: 25Conductor: Kirill KondrashinEnsemble: USSR Symphony OrchestraDavid Oistrakh, violinMelodiya, 1000219 9:12 PM Benjamin Britten — A Ceremony of Carols Opus: 28Conductor: Michael KornEnsemble: Concerto Soloists Instr. Ens.The Philadelphia SingersBenita Valente, sopranoMaureen Forrester, contraltoDavid Gordon, tenorHeidi Lehwalder, harpRCA/BMG, 7787 8:58 PM Richard Wagner — Parsifal: Prelude […]

Dec. 18 2013

Jonathan Palevsky in Johns Hopkins Magazine

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Alumni College teaches confidence in the kitchen Lisa Belman / December 11, 2013 “You don’t have to be a professional chef or a wine expert to prepare a succulent meal from scratch and select a nice bottle of vino to complement it. However, it doesn’t hurt to get some tips from the pros now and then—especially when […]

Dec. 18 2013

A Joyful Noise

By Jim Ward | Posted in Staff Blogs | No Comments

                    A Joyful Noise includes Free Music.  Free Food.  Free Fun. Every Wednesday, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Mt. Vernon’s Church of the Arts, presents a lunch-time concert, complete with food!  On Wednesday, December 18th, listeners enjoyed “Christmas Music From Colonial America”, featuring flautist Tyler St. Clare accompanied […]