8:55 PM George Gershwin — Porgy and Bess: Summertime Conductor: Skitch HendersonEnsemble: RCA Victor OrchestraLeontyne Price, sopranoRCA/BMG, 68152 8:38 PM Samuel Barber — Knoxville:Summer of 1915 Conductor: Thomas SchippersEnsemble: New Philharmonia OrchestraLeontyne Price, sopranoRCA/BMG, 68153 8:06 PM Hector Berlioz — Les Nuits d’Ete (Summer Nights) Opus: 7Conductor: Nicholas McGeganEnsemble: Philharmonia Baroque OrchestraLorraine Hunt, sopranoPBO, 1 […]
A choral festival honors Peace Corps, Kennedy’s legacy with ensembles from around the world
When Alan Gilbert was named the Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in July of 2007, the classical music world did its best impression of one of those cartoon-double takes and a Tim Allen grunt. The New York Phil had courted Riccardo Muti to continue to lead them out of their era gerontology (Kurt Masur 1991-2002 and Lorin Maazel 2002-2009), one of the biggest names in the industry (if
Mr. Gilbert, the departing music director of the New York Philharmonic, will be the next chief conductor of a German orchestra that has a sleek new hall.
11:41 PM Gabriel Faure — Requiem Opus: 48Conductor: John RutterEnsemble: City of London SinfoniaCambridge SingersCollegium, 109 11:22 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 8 Key: cOpus: 13Sviatoslav Richter,pianoParnassus, 96005 11:08 PM Pier Francesco Cavalli — Giasone: Final Scene Conductor: Rene JacobsEnsemble: Concerto VocaleMichael Chance, countertenorGloria Banditelli,contaltoCatherine Dubosc, sopranoMichael Schopper, bassHarm Mundi, 901284 10:42 […]
À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.
The Sunday morning service began when Brother Elisha sat down at the piano and raised a song. This moment and this music had been with John, so it seemed, since he first drawn breath. It seemed that there had never been a time when he had not known this moment of waiting while the packed
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
10:47 PM Pietro Antonio Locatelli — Concerto Grosso No.3 Key: B-Flat Opus: 1Ensemble: Concerto KolnTeldec, 94551 10:27 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Cello Suite No. 1 Key: GJacqueline du Pre, celloAngel/EMI, 86236 10:21 PM Gioacchino Rossini — Il Signor Bruschino Overture Conductor: Fritz ReinerEnsemble: Chicago Symphony OrchestraRCA/BMG, 60387 9:52 PM Edouard Lalo — Symphony Key: […]
10:43 PM Philipp Heinrich Erlebach — Overture No. 4 Ensemble: Akademie fur Alte Musik BerlinHarm Mundi, 901852 10:09 PM Felix Mendelssohn — Octet Key: E-Flat Opus: 20Ensemble: Royal String QuartetPsophos QuartetBBC, 271 10:04 PM Johannes Brahms — Hungarian Dance No. 2 Key: dConductor: Janos SandorEnsemble: Philharmonia HungaricaLaserLight, 15501 9:37 PM Camille Saint-Saens — Symphony Key: […]