Posts Tagged ‘Haydn’
“The Takács Quartet are matchless, their supreme artistry manifest at every level.” – The Guardian, London The Takács Quartet plays Haydn, Dvořák, and the second commissioned work of the SHCS 50th anniversary season. Here is Executive Director, Catherine Cochran, with more.
The Cathedral Choral Society in Washington, D.C. is opening its 74th season with Haydn’s Creation, directed by J. Reilly Lewis. The bass soloist is D.C. native, Kenneth Kellogg, who came in to WBJC to talk about the performance.
I hope you’ve been following and enjoying the complete cycle of the Haydn String Quartets that we’re broadcasting on WBJC at 6.30pm each weekday evening. To add some behind-the-scenes perspective, the violist from the Angeles String Quartet, Brian Dembow, came in to talk to me about the recordings.
The Scalatti keyboard sonata cycle was such a success in some quarters that we had requests to start over again at the very beginning! Actually, we’re going to do something new and different. I was at the 40th anniversary gala concert for Gretna Music up in Pennsylvania a few weeks ago and, at the after party, […]
First and Franklin Presbyterian church has a very aptly named music series, the Spire Series. The steeple was completed in 1879 and, at 273 feet, is the tallest in Baltimore. Chad Bowles, who is the Chair of the Piano Department at Peabody Preparatory, is presenting a varied program […]
In his later years Franz Joseph Haydn personally enjoying great success and fame, but the world around him was in trouble. In 1798 Haydn wrote Missa in Angustiis (“Mass for troubled times”) which may have been premiered the day Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated Napoleon in the Battle of the Nile. This late mass would gradually be called […]
This coming Sunday, November 18th, Pro Musica Rara will present Love Letters from the Eighteenth Century at Towson University’s Center for the Arts. PMR’s Artistic Director Allen Whear did painstaking research into the correspondence and personal lives of some Enlightenment-era notables for this program; you can listen to our interview by clicking on the link […]
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 […]
11:00 PM Conductors: Trevor Pinnock and Harry Bicket Cellist: Paul Gomziakov Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques Haydn: Overture to L’Isola Disabitata Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major Mozart: Symphony No 40 in G Minor, K 550 Rameau: Suite from Les Boréades
11:00 PM Conductor: Riccardo Muti Violinist: Pinchas Zukerman Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op 77 Brahms: Symphony No 2 in D Major, Op 73 Haydn: Symphony No 89 in F Major