Posts Tagged ‘Rachmaninoff’

Mar. 21 2013

Simon Trpceski’s Impressions of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Simon Trpceski, who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra this weekend, talked with me about the performance.  Heading out of the WBJC studios, Trpceski expressed regret over omitting in the interview that he thought Rachmaninoff’s underheard and underperformed concerto was, “sexy!”  Actually, his impressions of the concerto are quite […]

Jan. 21 2013

Looks can be deceiving

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

In high school, my geography mistress was the sweetest soul who managed to keep discipline just by her sheer good nature. She had a big heart, and physique to match. When she paced up and down the aisles between our desks, there was a tremor in the building. She was Wagnerian in her proportions. Imagine […]

Aug. 15 2012

Wednesday 08/15/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Juraj Valcuha/VladimirAshkenazy SOLOIST: Sol Gabetta, cello ORCHESTRA: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Chorus Von Weber: Overture Euryanthe Barber:  Cello Concerto, Op. 22 Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 3, Op. 44 Fill: Rachmaninov: Three Russian Songs Op. 41 Weber: Grand Duo concertant, Op. 48 Related posts: Tuesday 02/21/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Thursday 03/29/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra […]

Mar. 29 2012

Thursday 03/29/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Conductor: Leonard Slatkin Pianist: Olga Kern TOWER: For the Uncommon Woman TOWER: Made in America RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 1 DVORAK: Symphony No. 6   Related posts: Thursday 04/26/12 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Tuesday 02/21/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tuesday 08/21/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Feb. 26 2012

What Does Vocalise Look Like?

By Kati Harrison | Posted in Host Blogs, Vocalise | No Comments

The Oxford Companion to Music defines a vocalise as, “A melody sung without text but to one or more vowel sounds.”  A vocalise can be used as a mere exercise for the voice or as a song without words in the case of Rachmaninoff’s famous Vocalise. Rameau, Lully, Vaughn Williams, Debussy, Villa Lobos, Ravel, Faure […]

Feb. 21 2012

Tuesday 02/21/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Conductor: Charles Dutoit Pianist: Kirill Gerstein Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor, Op 18 Shostakovich: Symphony No 11 in G Minor, Op 103, The Year 1905 Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture Related posts: Wednesday 08/15/12 Live! At The Concertgebouw Tuesday 09/04/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Tuesday 09/18/12 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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