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May. 30 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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#CDoftheWeek on @ForbesOpinion: https://t.co/Pn93epMbZ0 on #BISRecords w/#JohannGottfried… https://t.co/zTrtgXWLba pic.twitter.com/VL9TOXwyKp— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) May 26, 2016
…After a master-class tour of the Who’s-Who of late-baroque/post-baroque composers – Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Adolph Hasse, C.P.E. Bach, and Georg Philipp

May. 30 2016

Gordon’s ‘Van Gogh’

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M. Gordon, Van Gogh, Alarm Will Sound (Canteloupe, 2008)
Charles T. Downey, A ‘Van Gogh’ opera without the video
Washington Post, May 30
When Michael Gordon premiered his opera “Van Gogh” in 1991, performances were accompanied by an Elliot Caplan video. When presented without the video, as in a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble on Saturday night at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, the work

May. 29 2016

Perchance to Stream: Memorial Day 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.
For the opening of the Festival de Saint-Denis, Mikko Franck leads the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France in a performance

May. 29 2016

Philharmonic’s Geffen Hall Plans Continue in Fits and Starts

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Lincoln Center is trying to move forward on a $500 million renovation after its president, a key player, stepped down last month in a scandal.

May. 29 2016

The Sounds of Korngold

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Today is Korngold’s 119th Birthday, so to go along with the birthday tribute over on Forbes.com as well as the chapter in Surprised by Beauty 2, I’ve put together a list of what I think are essential (and non-essential, but beautiful) Korngold works – and my favorite recordings thereof:

Let’s start with the perennial favorite (and favorite to sneer at):

Much Ado About Nothing Suite,

May. 28 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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#CDoftheWeek on @ForbesOpinion: https://t.co/mQcXCxtdlp on @LaDolceVolta w/#Schumann stri… https://t.co/2DrOy0gxbp pic.twitter.com/LL4UGaq281— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) May 19, 2016
…The three Schumann String Quartets (op.41/1-3) are not as present on the recital- or recording scene as one might assume, given the fame of the composer and the

May. 28 2016

Book of the Day: Weekends with Max and His Dad, by Linda Urban

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Linda Urban’s Weekends with Max and His Dad.

May. 28 2016

McGegan’s B Minor Mass

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G. B. Stauffer, Bach: The Mass in B Minor (Yale University Press, 2003)
British early music conductor Nicholas McGegan has been guest conducting the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra every year since 2012. He has made his name mostly in the United States, as music director of Philharmonia Baroque in California, although he is a frequent guest with other ensembles, including having led the NSO

May. 28 2016

CD Review: Mayr’s ‘Saffo’

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J.S. Mayr, Saffo, A.L. Brown, J. Yun, Bavarian State Opera Chorus, Simon Mayr Chorus, Concerto de Bassus, F. Hauk
(released on January 8, 2016)
Naxos 8.660367-68 | 121’24”
Charles T. Downey, CD Reviews: Johann Simon Mayr
Washington Post, May 27
Johann Simon Mayr (1763-1845) composed more than 70 operas, which early music specialists are now rediscovering and recording. Born in Bavaria, Mayr

May. 27 2016

Review: Planets, Tubas and Febrile Strings With the New York Philharmonic

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The Philharmonic has pulled together Holst’s most famous suite, a tuba concerto by John Williams and a passionate Elgar piece.

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