Dec. 18 2017

Monday 12/18/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM HANDEL:      Messiah Ton Koopman, conductor Sunhae Im, soprano Andreas Scholl, countertenor Jörg Dürmüller, tenor Detlef Roth, baritone Westminster Symphonic Choir

Dec. 18 2017

Hello, friends old and new!

Hi there! If you haven’t met or heard of me before, I’m John T.K. Scherch, the newest announcer at WBJC and your new evening host. In the past month or so, I’ve gotten to cover for Dyana Neal for the better part of a week and a couple of Reed Hessler’s shows (and only the […]

Dec. 17 2017

#morninglistening to #Messiaen on w/@SeattleSymphony &…

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#morninglistening to #Messiaen on w/@SeattleSymphony & @LudovicMorlot
http://a-fwd.to/3DURzty

☆☆☆☆
total @SurprisedBeauty 3 music!
#poèmespourmi, Trois Petites Liturgies de la Présence Divine
#classicalmusic #20thCenturyMusic #orchestralmusic #choralmusic #vocalmusic #seattlesymphony
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ondesmartenot #LudovicMorlot

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Dec. 17 2017

Best Recordings of 2017

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Time for a review of classical CDs that were outstanding in 2017 (published in whole on Forbes.com).

My lists for the previous years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, (2011 – “Almost”), 2010, (2010 – “Almost”), 2009, (2009 – “Almost”), 2008, (2008 – “Almost”) 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.

# 1 – New Release
Franz Schubert, Die Schöne Müllerin, Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Sony Classical

Dec. 17 2017

#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #Requiem w/@permopera on…

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#morninglistening to #Mozart’s #Requiem w/@permopera on @Alpha_Classics
Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1f6j7xB
w/#TeodorCurrentzis
#Adventskalender Day 17.
Woha! Mozart that stepped on some toes when it came out – and still will!
#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #pianoconcerto #alphaclassics #orchestralmusic #WienerKlassik #noFilter #reissue #choralmusic #vocalmusic #sacredmusic #

Dec. 17 2017

#morninglistening to #Respighi w/@BBCPhilharmonic on…

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#morninglistening to #Respighi w/@BBCPhilharmonic on @ChandosRecords
w/#EdwardDownes.
Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2RN9K9N
#Adventskalender Day 17.
@SurprisedBeauty Music! ♡☆♡
#symphony #italianromanticism #classicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic #italianmusic

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Dec. 17 2017

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: Child’s Play – The Complete Beethoven Sonatas

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A Joyous Third Advent Sunday to You!

…Records are made to be broken, even in classical music. When then-24-year-old Korean HJ Lim recorded the (just-about) complete Beethoven Sonatas for EMI (Warner), released for a tenner on iTunes, it made a splash more for its audacity than quality. Two years later, in 2014, she was bested in every way: Swiss-born Chinese pianist Mélodie Zhao had done it at

Dec. 16 2017

#morninglistening to #Schreker’s #Irrelohe w/ Wiener…

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#morninglistening to #Schreker’s #Irrelohe w/
Wiener @singverein + @viennasymphony on @sony_classical:
Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1xOq35H
Schreker is my cup of tea:
No one wrote quite so ambiguously –
In elusive harmony.
And if you listen you’ll agree.
#opera #germanromanticism #20thcenturyclassical #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #vocalmusic

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Dec. 16 2017

#morninglistening to #Mozart @METOpera w/#JamesLevine on…

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#morninglistening to #Mozart @METOpera w/#JamesLevine on @dgclassics:
Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/2bIxghe
There are rumors which are crippling
It seems he did some fiddling –
On the other hand he sounds sublime:
Tricky business – James Levine.
Not exactly my now-preferred style of Mozart-opera making, but boy: it’s gorgeously done and sung!
See also: http://bit.ly/JamesLevineForbes
#opera #

Dec. 16 2017

#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@YuryMartynov via #Liszt on…

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#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@YuryMartynov via #Liszt on @Alpha_Classics:
Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/38WrFCf
From Forbes.com’s #BestoftheYear2017 list:
#LvB #pianosonatas in the #FranzLiszt #transcriptions on #originalinstruments. A game changer set!
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #symphonyies #ludwigvanbeethoven #LvB #ludwigvan #WienerKlassik #

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