Dec. 18 2014

Classical Critics Pick the Top Music Recordings of 2014

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The classical music critics of The Times pick the best recordings of 2014, from orchestral explosions to intimate songs.

Dec. 18 2014

Thursday 12/18/14 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Bramwell Tovey, conductor Baba Skride, violin MENDELSSOHN “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Suite BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 STRAUSS, R.  “Don Juan” ENESCU “Romanian Rhapsody” No. 1

Dec. 17 2014

Another installment of Bob’s Radio Gallery

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The Vogue Radio-Mike was the forerunner to the Mister Microphone and other devices that enabled the user to become a home broadcaster. You could amaze and mystify your friends by broadcasting your own voice over your own radio. It was sold by mail-order through ads that appeared in magazines, such as Popular Mechanics. This unit […]

Dec. 17 2014

Through Survivors’ Dark-Hued Chords, Conveying the Trauma of a Century

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A program called “Requiem for the 20th Century” at Carnegie Hall offers an antidote to festive cheer.

Dec. 17 2014

Wednesday 12/17/14 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloists: Nadine Sierra, soprano Mozart: excerpts from Zaide K.344 Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in e minor Schumann: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major

Dec. 16 2014

Never Too Young to Take On Beethoven and Bartok

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At 18, Stephen Waarts takes on a daunting program of Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 8 at Merkin Concert Hall.

Dec. 16 2014

She’s a Lumberjack, She’s O.K., and She’s in ‘The Messiah’

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A Monty Python sensibility permeates “The Messiah” in a comic oratorio based on the film “Life of Brian,” at Carnegie Hall.

Dec. 16 2014

Tuesday 12/16/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Charles Dutoit, conductor Dukas: La Peri, Fanfare and poemedanse Connesson: pour sortir au jour (Mathieu Dufour,flute) Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 (Paul Jacobs,organ) Williams: Violin Concerto (Gil Shaham, violin; John Williams, conductor) Poulenc: Gloria (Bernard Haitink, conductor)

Dec. 15 2014

Monday 12/15/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloists: Julianna De Giacomo, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Russell Thomas, tenor; Shenyang, bass; Manhattan School of  Music Symphonic Chorus; Kent Tritle,director Turnage: Frieze Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Dec. 14 2014

A Steady Hand at the Helm as Heat Turns Into Sparks

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Christoph von Dohnanyi conducted the New York Philharmonic in works by Dvorak at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.

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