Jul. 05 2015

Music From Movies 7-5-15

7:00 PM Prime Time Radio has stopped producing radio programs, so WBJC has an additional hour of music Sunday night on a program called “Music From Movies.”  I’ll play music that was written specifically for movies and music simply used in movies.  On tonight’s first program you’ll hear works by American composers in honor of […]

Jul. 05 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 7-05-15

8:00 AM Thomas Tallis                 Gaude Glorioso Dei Mater                Gimell     6 COND Peter Philips ORCH The Tallis Scholars ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:19 AM Franz Schubert                Of Spring, Love, Youth, & Nature’s Gifts   Telarc     80340 COND Robert Shaw ORCH Robert Shaw Chamber Singers SOLO Members of… ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:44 AM            42390 Gabriel Faure                 Fishermen’s Mass                         Harm Mundi 901292 COND Philippe […]

Jul. 04 2015

National Youth Orchestra’s Big Day at Carnegie Hall

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The players, whose members are 16 to 19, appear on Saturday; young singers will perform two operas this week at the Kaye Playhouse under the auspices of the Martina Arroyo Foundation.

Jul. 04 2015

7-4-15 Music In Maryland American Music!

This week Music in Maryland features America’s most venerable ensemble The President’s Own…The United States Marine Band in music from both the USA and abroad.  To keep things interesting the Baltimore Symphony is also featured in the Gershwin Piano Concerto.  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show. PLAY DATE: Sat, 07/04/2015 6:00 PM            30 […]

Jul. 04 2015

7-4-15 Face The Music Listings!

This week our panelists were Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, musicologist and author John Gingerich, and pianist Eva Mengelkoch from Towson University.   Of everything played on the show we liked the Cage the most!    Enjoy the listings! PLAY DATE: Sat, 07/4/2015 5:00 PM            49422 John Cage                     Three Dances For Prepared Pianos (1945) […]

Jul. 04 2015

7/04/15 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Enjoy an All American Vocalise, almost! Antonin Dvorak                Symphony No. 9 in e Op 95 : Largo       DG/Archiv  1305 COND Barry Wordsworth ORCH London Symphony Orchestra SOLO Bryn Terfel, baritone ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:05 PM Aaron Copland                 Old American Songs                      CBS/Sony   60899 SOLO William Warfield, baritone SOLO Aaron Copland,piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:31 PM Samuel Barber                 Knoxville:Summer […]

Jul. 04 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 198 (Mahler Transcribed)

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G.Mahler/B.Walter, Sys. 1 & 2
arranged for piano four hands,
Trenkner & Speidel Piano Duo
MD|G

Mahler Doubling Down on Ivory

What do you give the Mahlerian who already has everything and of each Symphony five or twenty recordings? Why, piano transcriptions of those symphonies—in this case of Symphonies One and Two, arranged by Mahler-student Bruno Walter. The liner notes are onto

Jul. 03 2015

Ordinary Stories, Extraordinary Beauty

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Cohesion Theatre Company and The Strand Theatre Company have joined forces to present the Baltimore premiere of The Pillow Book by Anna Moench. The play runs through July 12 at The Church on the Square in Canton. Recently, I chatted with director Jonas David Grey about his production of this challenging, non-linear, haunting piece.   […]

Jul. 03 2015

Dismally Banal ‘Tell’ at Covent Garden

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Sometimes it is good to know that you can still hit a nerve. Italian director Damiano Michieletto certainly did with his new production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, which opened earlier this week at the Royal Opera in London. As reported by Rupert Christiansen for The Telegraph, the booing started long before the curtain call:
Unprecedentedly at Covent Garden, the abusive heckling threatened to

Jul. 02 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for July 3-9

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