Mar. 25 2017

Vocalise – 3/25/17

8:00 PM Giacomo Puccini               La Rondine: “Chi il Bel Sogno di Doretta  Angel/EMI  32355 COND Anton Coppola ORCH Orch. Sinfonico of Milan Verdi SOLO Angela Gheorghiu,soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:03 PM Reynaldo Hahn                 Chansons Grises “The Gray Songs”        Virgin     91089 SOLO Rachel Yakar, soprano SOLO Claude Lavoix, piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:18 PM Johannes Brahms               Song of Destiny (Schicksalslied)  […]

Mar. 24 2017

3-24-17 Word On Wine Chinon and Portugal!

Yumsters!  Both of them around $15!  A picture is worth a thousand words…Check out the show…

Mar. 24 2017

3-24-17 Word On Wine House Wines!

This week Mary and I share some of our house wines.  These are wines that we keep coming back to because they delight our spouses and guests…and ourselves!  Here are Mary’s choices!   My Choices! Here is our show!  What are your house wines!  We’d love to know!  

Mar. 24 2017

A Met Opera Star is Born: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

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Gritty electronics, a Baroque hoedown and a burly Texan roar were among the highlights.

Mar. 24 2017

3-24-17 Word On Wine ‘Tastes!’

  We all like what we like and tastes are tastes.  Mary and I ponder this for a few minutes after a listener disagreed with our review! Here’s the show…What do you think!    

Mar. 24 2017

The democracy of American music

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A new orchestral festival gives rise to old questions about our view of our own works

Mar. 23 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Mar. 23 2017

Review: A Soprano’s Sudden Solo Act

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Miah Persson, on her own after a baritone partner fell ill, explored life and love in a thoughtful recital at Zankel Hall.

Mar. 23 2017

Thursday 03/23/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Jeanette Sorrell, conductor/harpsichord;Noah Bendix-Balgley,violin; Jennifer Ross, violin;Lorna McGhee,flute; Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida oboe; Anne Martindale Williams, cello; David Premo,cello;Jeffrey Turner, bass;John Moore;bass BACH:Sinfonia from Cantata BWV 42 BACH: Orchestral Suite No. 2 VIVALDI: Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor TELEMANN: Grillen Symphony BACH:Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Violin, and String Orchestra VIVALDI/ARR. […]

Mar. 22 2017

Review: Mahan Esfahani, a Harpsichordist With a Chip on His Keyboard

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Mr. Esfahani, known for causing the occasional uproar by mixing early and contemporary music in his programs, performed at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday.

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