Archive for August, 2014

Aug. 31 2014

Amid Choruses of Despair, an Aria of Hope

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After a near collapse, the San Diego Opera is engaging in a rescue mission, hoping to prove that opera can still thrive not only in San Diego but across the country.

Aug. 31 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 8-31-14

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8:00 Am Johann Sebastian Bach — Cantata No. 74 Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt Ensemble: Leonhardt-Consort Teldec, 44279   8:22 AM Arvo Part — Berliner Messe Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste Ensemble: Tallinn Chamber Orchestra Estonian Phil.Chamber Choir ECM, 439162   8:48 AM Giuseppe Verdi — Hymn of the Nations Conductor: James Levine Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra Philharmonia Chorus Luciano […]

Aug. 31 2014

Playlist: Aug/31/14

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8:32 PM Darius Milhaud — Saudades do Brasil Opus: 67Conductor: Bernard HerrmannEnsemble: London Festival PlayersLondon, 443897 8:00 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 27 Key: B-Flat Conductor: Mitsuko UchidaEnsemble: Cleveland OrchestraMitsuko Uchida, pianoLondon, 15498 6:35 PM Walter Piston — Concerto for Two Pianos & Orchestra Conductor: David AmosEnsemble: Royal Philharmonic OrchestraPierce & Jonas, […]

Aug. 30 2014

Chamber Music Festival Fills a Void

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The New York Chamber Music Festival has stepped up during the early September lull in the classical music calendar with innovative programs at Symphony Space.

Aug. 30 2014

Zubin Mehta

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The conductor on political incorrectness in the Bible and spiking French food with chiles.

Aug. 30 2014

The Ringmaster Leaves Salzburg

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With Alexander Pereira leaving for La Scala after three summers as the Salzburg Festival’s artistic director, the festival has an opportunity to redefine its identity.

Aug. 30 2014

8-30-14 Face The Music Listings!

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This week we loved the Franck and the Mahler, the Bartok and the Dvorak not so much.  Our panel consisted of Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide and Charles Ellis from the Prince Georges Philharmonic.  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show!   PLAY DATE: Sat, […]

Aug. 30 2014

09/06/14 – Tosca – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera OPERA: Tosca (in Italian) COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini CAST: Cesare Angelotti Christian Van Horn Sacristan Dale Travis Mario Cavaradossi Brian Jagde Floria Tosca Patricia Racette Baron Scarpia Mark Delavan Spoletta Joel Sorensen Sciarrone Ao Li Shepherd boy Ryan Nelson-Flack Jailer Ryan Kuster CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti STAGE DIRECTOR: Jose Maria Condemi San Francisco Opera Orchestra […]

Aug. 30 2014

8/30/14 – Vocalise Rundown

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8:00 PM Georges Bizet   Pearl Fishers: “Je crois entendre encore           RCA/BMG    7811 ORCH Unknown orchestra/ensemble SOLO Beniamino Gigli, tenor         3:58   C  1 15-15 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM Robert Schumann               A woman’s love and life  Op 42          BBC        24 SOLO Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzo SOLO Julius Drake, piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:31 PM Mateo Flecha                  El Fuego                                CBS/Sony   46699 […]

Aug. 30 2014

Playlist: Aug/30/14

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8:50 PM Giuseppe Verdi — Il Trovatore: “Miserere” Conductor: Gianandrea NosedaEnsemble: Royal Theatre Orchestra,TorinoAnna Netrebko, sopranoRolando Villazon, tenorand ChorusDG/Archiv, 18735 8:31 PM Mateo Flecha — El Fuego Conductor: Paul van NevelEnsemble: Huelgas EnsembleCBS/Sony, 46699 8:03 PM Robert Schumann — A woman’s love and life Opus: 42Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, mezzoJulius Drake, pianoBBC, 24 8:00 PM Georges […]

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