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.
10:46 PM Johann Stamitz — Flute Concerto Key: DConductor: Vladimir ValekEnsemble: Dvorak Chamber OrchestraJiri Valek, fluteSupraphon, 111871 10:35 PM Gioacchino Rossini — La Cenerentola: Overture Conductor: Tullio SerafinEnsemble: Philharmonia OrchestraMedici, 8 10:18 PM Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov — Capriccio Espagnol Opus: 34Conductor: Kirill KondrashinEnsemble: RCA Symphony OrchestraRCA/BMG, 63302 9:46 PM Witold Lutoslawski — Polish Christmas Carols Conductor: […]
The pianist Hélène Grimaud performed a program of water-theme works as part of Douglas Gordon’s installation “Tears Become … Streams Become…” at the Park Avenue Armory.