Anita Rachvelishvili is a grim and no-nonsense Carmen in the revival of Richard Eyre’s melancholy production of Bizet’s opera at the Met.
8:08 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Serenade No.9 Key: DConductor: Claudio AbbadoEnsemble: Berlin PhilharmonicCBS/Sony, 48385 7:59 PM Josef Strauss — Music of the Spheres Waltz Opus: 235Conductor: Willi BoskovskyEnsemble: Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraLondon, 4780224 7:16 PM Johannes Brahms — Symphony No. 1 Key: cOpus: 68Conductor: Sir Roger NorringtonEnsemble: London Classical PlayersAngel/EMI, 54286 6:48 PM Alexander Borodin […]
René Pape, a fixture with the Metropolitan Opera, conjured intimacy as he performed an austere recital on its stage on Sunday afternoon.
The composer Chou Wen-chung, 91, who will be honored with a Composer Portrait at the Miller Theater on Thursday, has devoted his career to bridging East and West.
10:26 PM George Templeton Strong — Ondine (Symphonic Poem) Conductor: AdrianoEnsemble: Moscow Symphony OrchestraNaxos, 8559078 10:08 PM Hector Berlioz — Romeo et Juliette: Love Scene Opus: 17Conductor: David ZinmanEnsemble: Baltimore Symphony OrchestraTelarc, 80551 9:45 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 18 Key: E-Flat Opus: 31Kun-Woo Paik, pianoLondon, 4756909 9:39 PM Domenico Cimarosa — […]
David Lang’s “The Difficulty of Crossing a Field,” a musical-theater piece about a man who suddenly vanishes, is given a concert performance in Brooklyn.
The Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, founded by William Christie in Paris, is adjusting its protocols to account for changes in public funding.
The Wolf Trap Opera deserves a lot of credit. This is not, to be clear, a review of a Wolf Trap production. The show I saw on Sunday, Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” (a.k.a. “Romeo and Juliet”), was presented by the Washington Concert Opera, and an engrossing, melodious presentation it was. But two of its brightest lights have sung leading roles in this region. David Portillo, a tenor, and Kate Lindsey, a luminous mezzo-soprano, each spent two summers at the Wolf Trap company, which identifies and supports young talent. (Lindsey, from Richmond, was back at Wolf Trap for an intriguing recital in 2011.) Audiences may not have been quite prepared for just how great they were going to sound a few years down the line.
10:46 PM Dag Wiren — Serenade for Strings Opus: 11Conductor: Johannes SomaryEnsemble: English Chamber OrchestraVanguard, 45 10:11 PM Franz Xaver Scharwenka — Piano Concerto No.1 Key: b-Flat Opus: 32Conductor: Erich LeinsdorfEnsemble: Boston Symphony OrchestraEarl Wild, pianoElan, 82266 10:03 PM Emmanuel Chabrier — Espana Conductor: Michel PlassonEnsemble: Orch du Capitole de ToulouseAngel/EMI, 253045 9:41 PM Erich […]
8:00 PM Johannes Brahms — Piano Quartet No. 2 Key: AOpus: 26Ensemble: Borodin TrioRivka Golani, violaChandos, 8810 6:37 PM George Gershwin — Gershwin Songbook Peter Donohoe, pianoAngel/EMI, 8995 6:00 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Partita No. 6 Key: eRafael Puyana, harpsichordSanCtuS, 27 5:39 PM Hikari Oe — A Favorite Waltz Akiko Ebi,pianoHiroshi Koizumi,fluteDenon, 78952 5:20 […]