Posts Tagged ‘chamber music’

Sep. 06 2014

And so it begins …

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                The Shriver Hall 2014-2015 season opens this month! Their President, Stephen Jacobsohn, came to talk about what’s in store.   Related posts: Shriver Hall Concert Series gets bigger Keeping it in the family Emanuel Ax’s Brahms project

Mar. 17 2014

Sublime Septet

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The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, making their Shriver Hall Concert debut yesterday evening, showed us again why we are so lucky to have this chamber music series in Baltimore. They gave us an excellent reading of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet. Then came the Beethoven Septet — and it was one of those performances where you find […]

Sep. 24 2013

Shriver Hall Concert Series gets bigger

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This chamber music series is one of the wonderful success stories in the musical world — witness the fact that they have increased their season from eight to nine concerts for the 2013-2014 season. The SHCS Executive Director, Stephen Jacobsohn, came in to the studios to give us an overview of the new season.   […]

Dec. 03 2012

Musical chairs

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When we celebrated the birthday of Romanian-born pianist, Radu Lupu, last week, I made the observation on the air that a number of pianists have idiosyncrasies, and Lupu’s mild and harmless one is to sit on a regular office chair when he is playing.                       […]

Oct. 19 2012

Those viola jokes…

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What is the longest viola joke? Harold in Italy. Okay, this one is quite funny, but for the most part I just don’t get the plethora of viola jokes. I mean, I get them, but I don’t understand why violas are the butt of the dumb blonde jokes of the music world. The viola has […]

May. 08 2012

All about the music

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Sometimes, when you go to hear a concert it is the performer who is the star of the show.  Take someone like the phenomenal Lang Lang, for example, with his high tech performances that have him approaching the keyboard almost as if it is a computer console.  It is riveting and exciting and, almost no […]

Mar. 28 2012

Poulenc plays!

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I went along to the Candlelight Concert at Second Presbyterian Church on Sunday evening especially to hear Francis Poulenc’s Sextet for Piano and Winds with members of the Baltimore Symphony and Sylvie Beaudoin.  Poulenc was pretty much self taught, and he learned from the music that he liked.  He said his gods were Bach, Mozart, […]

Feb. 20 2012

Shawms and bagpipes

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From time to time you may have heard us play the recordings of the Philadelphia-based Renaissance Band, Piffaro (rhymes with Figaro).  The name comes from the double reed instruments of the oboe family, which were descended from the shawms of the Medieval era. Well, the Piffaro Renaissance Band has quite an active touring schedule, and […]

Dec. 05 2011

Overcoming groundedness

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It’s so wonderful to go to a concert and recognize a musician’s particular style of playing from their CD covers! Steven Isserlis looks just like this when he performs (although his hair is grayer now!) I remember the first time I heard him live was at at Severance Hall when he played the Schumann Cello […]

Nov. 02 2011

Music’s human side

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Leave it to Shriver Hall Concert Series to present not one but two top notch performers! The German violinist, Christian Tetzlaff was named “Instrumentalist of the Year” by Musical America in 2000, and Sir Simon Rattle has referred to the German pianist, Lars Vogt, as “one of the most extraordinary musicians of any age group […]

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