Feb. 26 2017

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Conductor Who Fled Poland, Dies at 93

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After Mr. Skrowaczewski defected in 1960 (Communist rule “was impossible for musicians and composers”), he led the Minnesota Orchestra for 19 years.

Feb. 26 2017

Music From Movies 2-26-17

7:00 PM Jerome Moross                 The Big Country: Music from the Film    Silva      5006 COND Tony Bremner ORCH Philharmonia Orchestra 7:04 PM Maurice Jarre                 Red Sun: Suite                          Silva      1061 COND Paul Bateman ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic 7:16 PM Ennio Morricone             Once Upon a Time in the West: Selections   RCA/BMG    60706 COND Henry Mancini                                      ORCH […]

Feb. 26 2017

Mozart, Marianna Martines, and MCS

      A Masterwork Concert featuring Mozart and the DC-area premiere of a Dixit Dominus by little known Marianna von Martines is being presented by the Maryland Choral Society. Here’s MCS Artistic Director, Douglas Buchanan.    

Feb. 26 2017

Choral Hour 2-26-17

8:00 AM Charles Gounod                St. Cecilia Mass                        Angel/EMI  47094 COND Georges Pretre ORCH Radio France Philharmonic Orch SOLO and Chorus SOLO Barbara Hendricks, soprano SOLO Laurence Dale, tenor SOLO Jean-Philippe LaFont, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:48 AM George Frederich Handel       Let Thy Hand be Strengthened  HWV 259   London     4758363 COND David Hill ORCH Brandenburg Consort SOLO Winchester […]

Feb. 25 2017

2-25-17 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concerts and Peabody!

This week Music in Maryland has some great performances both live and recorded.  We begin with cellist Edgar Moreau who is performing tonight at Candlelight Concerts in Columbia.  After that we have the pleasure of hearing the amazing pianist Behzod Abduraimov play the Prokofiev 6th piano sonata and a beautiful Tchaikovsky encore.  That concert was […]

Feb. 25 2017

2-25-17 Face The Music Listings

This week we have the pleasure of having two fine panelists from the Occasional Symphony, their Artistic Director Joshua Hong and their Executive Director James Young.  They were joined by stalwart veteran panelist Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide.  While the Strauss was pretty good, the rest of the pieces were fabulous.  Nice to […]

Feb. 25 2017

Vocalise – 2/25/16

8:00 PM Eric Whitacre                 Hope, faith, life, love                 Arsis      150 COND J. Reilly Lewis ORCH Cathedral Choral Society of DC ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM Joseph Canteloube             Songs of the Auvergne: Selections        Virgin     90714 COND Yan Pascal Tortelier ORCH English Chamber Orchestra SOLO Arleen Auger, soprano

Feb. 25 2017

Mark Morris brings light and warmth to GMU

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Dancing Honeymoon, Mark Morris Dance Company (photo by Christopher Duggan)
The annual visits of Mark Morris Dance Group to the area are always welcome. The group’s latest appearance at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, however, was a much-needed shot in the arm after what has been a long, long winter. The selection of four choreographies, two a decade or more in age and two

Feb. 24 2017

Battle of the Bands: At 175, New York and Vienna Face Off

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The two venerable orchestras, both celebrating their 175th anniversaries this season, display treasures from the archives in a rare joint exhibition.

Feb. 24 2017

Review: A Look at ‘Léonore’ Before Beethoven, and Others, Got to It

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The opera tells the story of the wife of a political prisoner, who disguises herself in an attempt to set her husband free.

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