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Feb. 08 2016

#morninglistening: Hartmann by Committee

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#morninglistening #Hartmann @challengerec @JamesGaffigan… http://t.co/aKHkikTHNx pic.twitter.com/tBFYrsizCr— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) January 22, 2015

K.A.Hartmann, The Symphonies
J.Gaffigan, I.Metzmacher, M.Stenz, O.Väskäa, C.Poppen / Netherlands RPO, RChPhil
Challenge SACDs

Feb. 07 2016

Perchance to Stream: Folle Journée de Nantes 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.
Leonard Slatkin conducts Mahler’s sixth symphony with the Orchestre National de Lyon, plus Mozart’s fifth violin concerto with

Feb. 07 2016

Fabio Luisi’s Future Looks Bright, Wherever It Is

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The Met’s principal conductor, once seen as the next music director, will soon leave the company.

Feb. 06 2016

Venzago, Watts with the BSO

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O. Schoeck, Sommernacht (inter alia), Berner Symphonieorchester, M. Venzago (Musiques Suisses, 2015)
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is approaching the celebration of its 100th anniversary this Thursday. For the last program before that event, conductor Mario Venzago returned to the podium, with a pleasing selection of music that was full of surprises, heard on Thursday night in the Music

Feb. 06 2016

Book of the Day: The Seventh Most Important Thing, by Shelley Pearsall

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Shelley Pearsall’s The Seventh Most Important Thing.

Feb. 06 2016

CD Review: Eschenbach’s Hindemith

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Hindemith, Symphonie ‘Mathis der Maler’ / Symphonie in Es, NDR Sinfonieorchester, C. Eschenbach
(released on October 9, 2015)
ODE 1275-2 | 67’32”
Charles T. Downey, Hindemith, Symphonies, NDR Symphony Orchestra
Washington Post, February 5
When Christoph Eschenbach began his tenure with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2010, he arrived with a recording contract with the Finnish recording

Feb. 06 2016

#morninglistening: Hashtag Jean Muton

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#morninglistening to #JeanMouton, who is rarely used as a hash tag.With the ensembles Dia… http://t.co/grNFdP4Zlg pic.twitter.com/xPwameN9H5— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) October 12, 2015

J.Mouton, Sacred Works
Diabolus in Musica, Ens.Clément Janequin
Bayard Musique

Feb. 06 2016

Review: A Schubert Song Cycle and Moods It Inspired

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The baritone Roderick Williams, the pianist Susie Allan and the actress Jenny Agutter combined for a performance of “Schwanengesang” and poetry at the Park Avenue Armory.

Feb. 05 2016

CD Review: Divine Redeemer

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Divine Redeemer (music by Bach, Franck, Gounod, Reger, et al.), C. Brewer, P. Jacobs
(released on September 11, 2015)
Naxos 8.573524 | 61’22”
Charles T. Downey, Divine Redeemer: Christine Brewer, Paul Jacobs
Washington Post, February 3
A new album of Christian devotional pieces by a major opera singer, while part of a long tradition, might turn off some listeners. On her new disc, “Divine

Feb. 05 2016

Classical Music Listings for Feb. 5-11

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