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J. Hétu, Complete Chamber Works for Strings, New Orford String Quartet et al. (Naxos, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Note perfect, but lacking life
Washington Post, April 21
The New Orford String Quartet, formed in Canada in 2009, had a mixed debut at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon. The quartet gave a nearly note-perfect performance in two monuments of the string quartet literature from
On Forbes: Free Speech, Rachmaninov And Twitter Posts: How The Ukrainian War Invaded Toronto’s Stage
Free Speech, Rachmaninov And Twitter Posts: How The Ukrainian War Invaded Toronto’s Stage
…The answer (quoted via Musical Toronto) from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra came soon: “Due to ongoing accusations of deeply offensive language by Ukrainian media outlets, we have decided to replace Valentina Lisita… Valentina Lisitsa’s provocative comments have overshadowed past performances. As one of
Musorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, P. Oundjian (TSO, 2008)
Charles T. Downey, Guest conductor sets a fast tempo for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Washington Post, April 20)
It can be a fine line between energetic enthusiasm and manic excess, especially with the sonic resources of the modern orchestra brought to bear. In his guest appearance with the Baltimore
Mr. Nelsons and the orchestra performed three programs over three nights at Carnegie Hall, the last ending with Mahler’s 80-minute Sixth Symphony.
A concert at the Park Avenue Armory acknowledged the centenary of World War I; the ambitious early-music group Tenet explored ‘concerto delle donne; and the Tallis Scholars were joined by a powerful chorus.
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.
Watch Juan Diego Flórez and friends (Anna Bonitatibus, Ildar Abdrazakov, Vittorio Grigolo, Luca Pisaroni, and others), at the
Ms. Clyne is the subject of the Miller Theater’s final Composers Portrait of the season on Thursday.
Mr. Savall, the Catalan viola da gamba virtuoso, participated in Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach festival.
The ensemble performed a diverse repertory that included Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia.
Sergei Rachmaninoff is a composer whose instrumental music often seems wandering and overlong to me. Not unlike his compatriot Tchaikovsky, whose ballets and operas suit me much more than his symphonies and concertos, Rachmaninoff seemed to benefit from the restraint of a text or story. This is likely why Kolokola, a choral symphony based on Edgar Allan Poe’s evocative poem The Bells, is so