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Oct. 04 2014

10-4-14 Face The Music Listings!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Face the Music, Host Blogs | No Comments

This week we have two violin concertos which we hated and two piano concertos which we loved.  Composer/Opera Director John Bowen, Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, and Charles Ellis of the Prince George’s Philharmonic were our panelists.  The show is a rerun from last year and is a hoot.  We were going to […]

Sep. 30 2014

Did he do it?

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Peter Shaffer has a lot to answer for. Thanks to him, we now link Antonio Salieri’s name to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s as someone who somehow had a hand in Amadeus’s downfall and death. It’s true that when Mozart first arrived in Vienna from Salzburg, Antonio Salieri was so well established as a court musician for […]

Sep. 28 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 9-28-14

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | No Comments

Many thanks to Dyana for filling in for me today! Cheers, Kati   8:00 AM Robert Fayrfax — Aeternae Laudis Lilium Conductor: Harry Christophers Ensemble: The Sixteen Hyperion, 66073 8:12 AM Joseph Haydn — Harmony Mass Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken Ensemble: La Petite Bande Chamber Choir of Namur Sandrine Piau, soprano Monika Groop, mezzo-soprano Christoph Pregardien, […]

Sep. 27 2014

9/27/14 – Vocalise Rundown

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

8:00 PM George Frederich Handel Semele: Endless Pleasure Endless Love London 3160 COND Harry Bicket ORCH Orch of Age of Enlightenment SOLO Renee Fleming, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM 4085 Gustav Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Youth’s Magic Horn Virgin 61507 COND Sir Charles Mackerras ORCH London Philharmonic Orchestra SOLO Ann Murray,alto SOLO Thomas Allen, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Sep. 21 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 9-21-14

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach — Motet: Jesu meine Freude Conductor: Konrad Junghanel Ensemble: Cantus Colln RCA/BMG, 77368 8:19 AM Giuseppe Verdi — Te Deum Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Ernst Senff Chor CBS/Sony, 46491 8:38 AM Maurice Durufle — Messe “Cum Jubilo” Conductor: Dennis Keene Ensemble: Voices of Ascension Patricia Spence,alto Francois […]

Sep. 20 2014

9/20/14 – Vocalise Rundown

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

8:00 PM Traditional The Bell Tolls (Russian folk song) Naxos 550781 COND Ariadna Rybakova ORCH Patriarchal Choir, Moscow ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:04 PM Leo Delibes Lakme: (Bell Song) AngelEMI 66628 COND Tullio Serafin ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra SOLO Maria Callas, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:12 PM Sergei Rachmaninoff The Bells Op 35 Choral Sym. on EA Poe Telarc 80365 COND […]

Sep. 14 2014

Downton Abbey: Who is Who and Who Wears What

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs | 2 Comments

There is the expression, “One must know who is who and what is what,” or that is to say know and mind your place in society. Clothing back in the day, certainly in the Downton Abbey days, expressed who you were and your station in society. Whether you were a Lord Grantham or a butler […]

Sep. 14 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 9-14-14

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, WBJC Choral Hour | No Comments

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach — Cantata 56: Ich will den Kreutzstab Conductor: Greg Funfgeld Ensemble: The Bach Festival Orchestra The Bach Choir of Bethlehem Daniel Lichti, bass Dorian, 90127   8:21 AM Johannes Brahms — Nanie, Song of Lamentation Opus: 82 Conductor: Robert Shaw Ensemble: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Atlanta Symphony Chorus Telarc, 80176   […]

Sep. 13 2014

9/13/14 – Vocalise Rundown

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

8:00 PM Stephen Foster                Beautiful Dreamer                       RCA/BMG    5853 COND Charles Gerhardt ORCH New Philharmonia Orchestra SOLO Robert White, tenor ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM Aaron Copland                 Old American Songs                      CBS/Sony   60899 SOLO William Warfield, baritone SOLO Aaron Copland,piano 25:54 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:29 PM Ludwig van Beethoven          Symphony No.9: 4th Mvt. “Ode to Joy”  London     417800 COND Sir Georg […]

Sep. 08 2014

Celebrating in Star-Spangled Style!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 1 Comment

Two hundred years ago, America was once again at war with Britain, and Baltimore was the scene of some of the most dramatic fighting in that conflict. The events of September, 1814 are being commemorated in some very creative ways, so I thought I’d share a few with you. First, a bit of shameless spousal […]