9:17 AM Horatio Parker — Suite for Piano Trio Key: AOpus: 35Ensemble: The Rawlins Piano TrioAlbany, 107 9:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach — Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 Key: GConductor: Jeanne LamonEnsemble: TafelmusikTafelmusik, 1004 8:47 AM Jules Massenet — Suite No.5: Scenes Napolitaines Conductor: Jean-Yves OssonceEnsemble: New Zealand Symphony OrchestraNaxos, 8553125 8:41 AM Frederic Chopin — […]
Don’t miss Lidija Dimkovska when she visits The Ivy on Friday, October 7, at 7:00!
Sometimes it becomes crystal-clear just how much of the world’s literature we miss out on in the U.S. Case in point: Lidija Dimkovska’s masterly saga A Spare Life, which was published in 2012 and won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2013, but is just now appearing stateside. Suffice it to say, far better late than never!
Today’s Book of the Day is A Spare Life.
Charles T. Downey, NSO gala raises $1 million and fetes opening of African-American Museum
Washington Classical Review, September 26
10:34 PM Zoltan Kodaly — The Peacock Conductor: Neeme JarviEnsemble: Chicago Symphony OrchestraChandos, 8877 10:23 PM Franz Liszt — Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Key: c-Sharp Arcadi Volodos, pianoCBS/Sony, 62691 9:41 PM Sir Malcolm Arnold — Symphony No.4 Opus: 71Conductor: Richard HickoxEnsemble: London Symphony OrchestraChandos, 9290 9:29 PM Franz Schreker — Fantastic overture Opus: 15Conductor: Vasili […]
Gershwin, Concerto in F / Rhapsody in Blue, J.-Y. Thibaudet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, M. Alsop (Decca, 2010)
Charles T. Downey, With new members in BSO, striving for a cohesive sound in season opener at Strathmore (Washington Post, September 26)
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season at its second home, the Music Center at Strathmore, opened Saturday evening. Before the second half,
…The low strings hum like bumble-bee war-drones on a fuzzy mission of humanity. The timpani are bone-dry and caught in uncanny detail. It’s a joy how Decca recorded this extraordinarily well-sounding orchestra…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Classical CD Of The Week: Nelson Freire’s Bumble-Bee-Beethoven
L.Beethoven, Piano Concerto No.5, Piano Sonata op.111,
Joshua Hopkins and Lisette Oropesa in The Marriage of Figaro, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman)
Many thanks to Robert R. Reilly for this review from the Kennedy Center.
On Saturday night, September 24, 2016, the Washington National Opera’s performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro was simulcast to Nationals Park for the annual Opera in the Outfield. In addition to a full
10:53 PM Hector Berlioz — Reverie and Caprice for Violin & Orch. Opus: 8Conductor: Daniel BarenboimEnsemble: Orchestre de ParisItzhak Perlman, violinDG/Archiv, 437737 10:24 PM Etienne-Nicolas Mehul — Symphony No. 4 Key: EConductor: Michel SwierczewskiEnsemble: Gulbenkian Foundation Orch.Nimbus, 5185 10:04 PM Edward German — Welsh Rhapsody Conductor: Andrew PennyEnsemble: National S.O. of IrelandM Polo/HK, 8223726 9:54 […]
8:04 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Serenade No. 7 Key: DConductor: Sir Charles MackerrasEnsemble: Prague Chamber OrchestraTelarc, 80161 7:18 PM Dmitri Shostakovich — The New Babylon: Suite from the Film Conductor: Gennady RozhdestvenskyEnsemble: Moscow PhilharmonicRussian di, 11064 7:14 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I Key: cGlenn Gould, pianoCBS/Sony, 42266 7:10 PM Johann […]