Three hundred years ago, on September 1, 1715, Louis XIV died. For 72 years, he had been the absolute ruler of France, a reign that remains the longest of any major European monarch. Many people in France — all those born after 1643 — had known no other French government than his. Le Figaro has published a group of articles on the anniversary, including one by Eric Bietry-Rivierre (Il y a trois
12:58 AM John Field Nocturne No. 12 in G Telarc 80199 SOLO John O’Conor, piano 2:10 C 1 10-10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5:00 AM Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Cello Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat WQ 171 Teldec 77311 COND Hugh Wolff ORCH Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra SOLO Mstislav Rostropovich, cello 23:01 C 1 8-10 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 5:23 AM […]
November is just as chock full of good concerts as October, so Washingtonians have to make some difficult choices. While there are more than ten options in this month’s picks, many of them conflict on the calendar. I have listed them all, and readers will have to choose.
Several big names are coming to the venues of the Washington area this month, beginning with Maurizio Pollini, who
10:54 PM John Field — Nocturne No. 11 Key: E-Flat John O’Conor, pianoTelarc, 80199 10:17 PM Frederick Delius — Florida Suite Conductor: David Lloyd-JonesEnsemble: English Northern PhilharmoniaNaxos, 8553535 9:51 PM Robert Schumann — Forest Scenes Opus: 82Mitsuko Uchida, pianoLondon, 18951 9:39 PM Tomasso Albinoni — Concerto for 2 Oboes Key: COpus: 7Conductor: John GeorgiadisEnsemble: The […]
Ms. Zhang is part of Beijing’s use of the performing arts to promote good will overseas, and she’s the subject of a documentary planned by the director Wong Kar-wai.
A large and youthful crowd gathered for two song cycles performed by a company that has built a following with its roving, intimate productions.
Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Listen to Alan Curtis conduct Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, with Carmen Balthrop, Carolyn Watkinson, and Il
8:47 PM Maurice Ravel — Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Conductor: Louis LaneEnsemble: Cleveland OrchestraCBS/Sony, 63056 8:15 PM Robert Schumann — Piano Concerto Key: aOpus: 54Conductor: Riccardo ChaillyEnsemble: Berlin Radio Symphony Orch.Jorges Bolet, pianoLondon, 4780110 7:50 PM Astor Piazzolla — Punta Del Este Suite Ensemble: Studio OrchestraAstor Piazzolla, bandoneonTrova, 1 7:37 PM Howard Hanson — […]
Adam Michna’s 13-song work has long been revered, if incomplete. Only recently were its surprising ritornellos discovered in a monastic library.
This ambitious contemporary music program offers nine works in either world or New York premieres.