In France it has been customary to sweep the Vichy period under the rug, except when a major cultural figure’s connections to that part of the past can no longer be ignored. Last month there was such a connection alleged with composer Henri Dutilleux, which was ultimately shown to have been exaggerated. Another case in the news this week is modernist architect Le Corbusier. Marion Cocquet spoke
8:50 PM Traditional — You are my melody Conductor: Constantine OrbelianEnsemble: Moscow Chamber OrchestraDmitri Hvorostovsky, baritoneDelos, 3339 8:46 PM Traditional — Moscow windows Conductor: Constantine OrbelianEnsemble: Moscow Chamber OrchestraDmitri Hvorostovsky, baritoneDelos, 3339 8:42 PM Traditional — Moscow nights Conductor: Constantine OrbelianEnsemble: Moscow Chamber OrchestraDmitri Hvorostovsky, baritoneDelos, 3339 8:36 PM Traditional — How young we were […]
The Voices of Ascension performed in the West Village, Pablo Heras-Casado conducted at Carnegie Hall, and Anna Clyne was featured at Miller Theater.
Chopin, Sonatas (inter alia), E. Kissin (Sony re-releases, 2014)
One of the highlights of any Ionarts season is a concert by Evgeny Kissin. The latest opportunity to hear the Russian virtuoso came on Wednesday night, in an uncompromising program presented by Washington Performing Arts in the Music Center at Strathmore. An inner core of deeply felt emotional masterpieces — Prokofiev’s fourth
11:39 PM William Grant Still — Symphony No.2 Key: gConductor: Neeme JarviEnsemble: Detroit Symphony OrchestraChandos, 9226 11:14 PM Manuel de Falla — El Amor Brujo Conductor: Lorin MaazelEnsemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.Grace Bumbry, mezzo-sopranoDG/Archiv, 447414 10:51 PM Kurt Weill — The Threepenny Opera Suite Conductor: Andrew SchenckEnsemble: Atlantic SinfoniettaKoch Intl., 7091 10:23 PM Alan Hovhaness […]
A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.
C. Monteverdi, L’Orfeo, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, J. E. Gardiner (Archiv, 1990)
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Washington is a city overrun with choral singers and early music-heads, as well as the audiences that keep them afloat. Where were all of those people on Tuesday night for the rare performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo? Presented by Washington Performing Arts in the Kennedy
“[It’s] a stampede… of every animal in the American West, cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. Everything is charging across that goddamn surface.”
—Jackson PollockAfter eighteen months of conservation and cleaning at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, Jackson Pollock’s first large-scale work, Mural, approximately 8′ by 20′ in size, is now on display at the Guggenheim
10:49 PM Carl Michael Ziehrer — “Herreinspaziert!”-Waltz Opus: 518Conductor: Michael DittrichEnsemble: Razumovsky SinfoniaM Polo/HK, 8223815 10:43 PM Albert Zabel — La Source Opus: 23Lily Laskine, harpMarielle Nordmann, harpErato, 92862 10:06 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 2 Key: DOpus: 36Conductor: Leonard BernsteinEnsemble: Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraDG/Archiv, 474924 10:00 PM Giuseppe Verdi — La Traviata: Prelude […]
A major renovation and finding a replacement for Alan Gilbert are just two of the major issues confronting the orchestra.