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Aug. 22 2016

Suspicious Cheese Lords

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Tanti auguri di buon compleanno to Friends of Ionarts the Suspicious Cheese Lords. The group was founded twenty years ago this July, and on Saturday the Washington-based all-male vocal ensemble celebrated with an anniversary concert in the gorgeous acoustic of the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes downtown. As I learned when I broke bread with the Lords a few years ago, the group is a way of

Aug. 22 2016

Playlist: Aug/22/16

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10:45 PM Gustav Holst — Egdon Heath (Homage to Hardy) Opus: 47Conductor: Bramwell ToveyEnsemble: Winnipeg Symphony OrchestraCBC(RCI), 5176 10:27 PM Josef Suk — Spring (Jaro) Opus: 22Margaret Fingerhut, pianoChandos, 9026 10:08 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Concerto for 3 Violins, Strings & Cont. Key: DConductor: Sir Neville MarrinerEnsemble: Academy of St Martin in FieldsCarmel Kaine, […]

Aug. 21 2016

At Mostly Mozart, a Self-Effacing Magnetism

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The poised soprano Joélle Harvey, during an exquisite performance of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and other works, made everyone around her look good.

Aug. 21 2016

Perchance to Stream: Books, Dirty Looks Edition

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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.
The Vienna Philharmonic performs Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival, with Franz Welser Möst conducting a cast

Aug. 21 2016

Playlist: Aug/21/16

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8:30 PM Dmitri Shostakovich — Eight Waltes from film music Conductor: Thomas SanderlingEnsemble: Russian Philharmonic OrchestraDG/Archiv, 4776111 7:32 PM Elmer Bernstein — The Magnificent Seven: Conductor: James SedaresEnsemble: Phoenix SymphonyKoch Intl., 7222 7:16 PM Ennio Morricone — Sergio Leone Suite Conductor: Ennio MorriconeEnsemble: Roma Sinfonietta OrchestraYo-Yo Ma, celloCBS/Sony, 93456 7:05 PM Dmitri Tiomkin — Gunfight […]

Aug. 20 2016

Book of the Day: Booked, by Kwame Alexander

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Booked.

Aug. 20 2016

Playlist: Aug/20/16

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8:56 PM Gerald Finzi — Earth and Air and Rain Stephen Varcoe, baritoneClifford Benson, pianoHyperion, 66161 8:43 PM Johannes Brahms — 5 lieder Opus: 94Thomas Quasthoff, bass-baritonJames Levine, pianoDG/Archiv, 4796044 8:37 PM Francis Poulenc — Les chemins de l’amour-Valse chantee Felicity Lott, sopranoThe Songmakers AlmanacHyperion, 66147 8:27 PM Maurice Ravel — Piano Concerto Key: GEnsemble: […]

Aug. 19 2016

Who Needs Sets or Fancy Costumes for These Mozart Operas?

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Our chief classical music critic on the Mostly Mozart Festival’s concert performances of “Idomeneo” and “Così Fan Tutte.”

Aug. 19 2016

Got a Classic Piece? Here Comes the Sequel.

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Composers are now often asked to respond to an old master’s work with one of their own. Not everyone is happy with the growing practice.

Aug. 19 2016

Does Mozart Defy the Limits of Dance? Mark Morris Begs to Differ.

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Mr. Morris’s “Mozart Dances,” which tackles music many choreographers would rather avoid, returns to the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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