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A few weeks ago my brother Murray turned me on to a wine scanning App called Vivino. https://www.vivino.com/ I downloaded it onto my Iphone and it worked pretty well…It enabled you to take a picture of a bottle and then it would compare that to its data base. Sometimes it worked really well […]
Mary Zajac and I have had the hardest time getting together to taste wine! However my lovely wife Kati Harrison did an excellent job standing in for her these past few weeks. This week we reviewed 2 white Cotes Du Rhone wines. Both were 2015 vintage and both cost around $10. 1)Charles Thomas White Cotes […]
8:00 AM Anton Bruckner Mass in d Hyperion 66650 COND Matthew Best ORCH Corydon Singers SOLO Joan Rodgers, soprano SOLO Keith Lewis, tenor SOLO Alastair Miles, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:45 AM Johann Sebastian Bach Motet: Furchte dich nicht… BWV 228 FePhilips 456422 COND Georg Christof Biller ORCH Choir of St. Thomas’ Leipzig SOLO Capella Thomana 8:55 […]
This week I continue my discussions with Michael Lisicky 2nd Oboe of the Baltimore Symphony and author of Baltimore Symphony Orchestra A Century Of Sound. Here’s a link! https://bsomusic.org/online-store/bso-centennial/centennial-book.aspx This week we focus on the years with David Zinman. Both the music and the commentary are fabulous. Part 2 of the Zinman years next […]
JP has some special treats up his sleeve on tonight’s Vocalise! 8:00 PM Bernard Herrmann Wuthering Heights: “I Have Dreamt” London 460567 COND James Levine ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Aaron Copland Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson Angel/EMI 55358 COND Michael Tilson Thomas ORCH London Symphony Orchestra SOLO Barbara […]
This week our panel was Phil Greenfield of the American Record Guide, Tuba player and soon to be faculty member of Towson University Ed Goldstein and Jed Gaylin Music Director of the Hopkins and Bay Atlantic Orchestras. We liked pretty much everything…though the Bartok String Quartets still elude my grasp…my loss. Here are the listings […]
Animal welfare advocacy has come a long way in recent years, and spearheading an effort called Show Your Soft Side in Baltimore is Caroline Griffin. She came in to talk to us about it.
Godowsky does Bach, and a concerto from Switzerland! Play Report PLAY DATE: Sun, 08/21/2016 6:00 PM 36867 Leopold Godowsky Sonata No. 3 (after JS Bach) M Polo/HK 223794 SOLO Konstantin Sherbakov, piano 22:51 C 1 13-16 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:26 PM 43594 Hans Huber Piano Concerto No. 1 in c Op 36 Sterling 1056 COND Michail Jurowsky […]
That’s how we want our wine to be in the Summer…especially if it’s white! However, sometimes we forget to chill the wine and we have a problem. Mary and I discuss what on earth to do!
Nick Hornby (About a Boy) says of Baltimore writer, Jessica Anya Blau: Blau has a steady nerve, as well as a wicked imagination . . . It takes you a little while to realize that what you’re reading is top-notch comic writing because you’re getting all the stuff you normally get in literary fiction […]