10:43 PM Johann Strauss II — Slavic Potpourri Opus: 39Conductor: Michael DittrichEnsemble: Slovak Radio SO, BratislavaM Polo/HK, 8223234 10:14 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — String Quartet No. 16 Key: FOpus: 135Ensemble: Alexander String QuartetArte Nova, 63675 10:05 PM Franz von Suppe — Pique Dame Overture Conductor: Sir John BarbirolliEnsemble: Halle OrchestraAngel/EMI, 64196 9:38 PM Joseph […]
The group performed a program of Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven as part of the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts series.
Corigliano, The Ghosts of Versailles, T. Stratas, H. Hagegård, R. Fleming, M. Horne, Metropolitan Opera (1992)
Charles T. Downey, Ghosts, Ginsburg Given Justice As Summer Delights
Classical Voice North America, July 22
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For opera to thrive, companies must be willing to commission new works and, just as important, to revive recent operas so they can be heard more than once. Two
10:44 PM Johann Christian Bach — Sinfonia Concertante Key: CConductor: Anthony HalsteadEnsemble: Hanover BandCPO, 999627 10:21 PM Jean-Philippe Rameau — Suite from Les Fetes d’Hebe Ensemble: Aulos EnsembleCentaur, 2970 10:13 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Magic Flute: Overture Key: E-Flat Conductor: Sir Colin DavisEnsemble: Royal Philharmonic OrchestraAngel/EMI, 69027 9:52 PM Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Sleeping […]
À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.
When everything was readied before the Caliph Harun al-Rashid, he turned to one of the damsels who had come with him and said, “Sweetheart, sing me a song.” The damsel played the lute and sang the following verses:
If water can turn cheeks into green fields,
My tears might have covered my
10:49 PM Emile Waldteufel — “Dedicated to the Ladies” Waltz Opus: 153Conductor: Alfred WalterEnsemble: Slovak State Phil.(Kosice)M Polo/HK, 8223433 10:24 PM Joseph Haydn — Symphony No. 94 Key: GConductor: Antal DoratiEnsemble: Philharmonia HungaricaLondon, 425930 9:55 PM Robert Schumann — String Quartet No. 3 Key: AOpus: 41Ensemble: Doric String QuartetChandos, 10692 9:51 PM Frederic Chopin — […]
N. Medtner, Piano Sonatas, A. Taverna (1201 Music, 2015)Charles T. Downey, Young players bolstered by pros in last classical performance at Castleton (Washington Post, July 21)
The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and
A music scholar plays classical piano pieces with techniques that 19th-century performers learned, producing a markedly different effect that researchers are studying.
On Sunday, four musicians who hail from the New Juilliard Ensemble presented premieres of pieces by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Suzanne Farrin and Mark Grey.
The Sunday program, part of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, featured Liszt, Chopin and Yehudi Wyner.