From Angelique Kidjo to the Metropolitan Opera Chorus, the voices that soared above the rest in 2014.
The year’s memorable productions in classical music took place in major concert halls as well as in small spaces.
Celebrate the holiday season with something different: chamber music and a solo recital with a modern twist.
If the post-downturn classical music world sometimes seemed to have more slamming doors than a Feydeau farce this year, there was also glorious music and breakout performances.
Classical music is serious business, yet some of this year’s performances were playful and wickedly funny.
8:41 PM Gerald Finzi — In Terra Pax-Christmas Scene Conductor: Hilary Davan WettonEnsemble: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestraand ChorusJulia Doyle, sopranoRoderick Williams, baritoneNaxos, 572102 8:26 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Exsultate, Jubilate (Motet) Conductor: Gyorgy FischerEnsemble: Vienna Chamber OrchestraCecilia Bartoli, mezzo-sopranoLondon, 443452 8:03 PM Benjamin Britten — A Ceremony of Carols Opus: 28Conductor: Richard MarlowEnsemble: The Choir […]
Oscar S. Schafer, who will take over from Gary W. Parr, will become the New York Philharmonic’s board chief at a critical juncture.
The superstar pianists Daniil Trifonov and Yuja Wang gave annual concerts at Carnegie Hall within days of each other.
11:42 PM Alexander Borodin — Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances Conductor: Sir Georg SoltiEnsemble: London Symphony Orchestraand ChorusLondon, 460977 11:16 PM Antonin Dvorak — Serenade for Winds Key: dOpus: 44Conductor: Hugh WolffEnsemble: Saint Paul Chamber OrchestraTeldec, 46315 11:06 PM Scott Joplin — Treemonisha Conductor: Gunther SchullerEnsemble: Houston Grand Opera Orchestraand ChorusAnd various soloistsDG/Archiv, 435709 10:50 PM […]
A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.