Sep. 28 2016

9-29-16 Word On Wine “Questions”

Questions indeed!   When we go to the wine store what should we ask our trusty representative.  Here are a few ideas that we borrowed from Food and Wine!  If you have good ideas for questions let us know!

Sep. 28 2016

10-3-16 Word On Wine Cotes Du Roussillon and Cahors!

This week we have some unusual French varieties to talk about…Actually they aren’t particularly unusual if you are a fan of wines from La Belle France!   1)2014 Domaine Piquemal.  Cotes Du Roussillion Tradition.  $15.  Grenache/Syrah.  This was nice and full bodied.  Great table wine for the first days of Autumn.   2)Petit Jammes.  Cahors. […]

Sep. 28 2016

The cult of El Sistema keeps playing on

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A new book cheers the spread of an orchestra movement that can’t quite be pinned down

Sep. 28 2016

Latest on Forbes: Itzhak Perlman on Warner, Tim Page on Itzhak

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At the root of the lengthy missive over on Forbes is a review of Warner’s box set of Itzahk Perlman’s recordings for the EMI/Warner and Erato/Telarc labels, released to honor this great violinist of our times on his 70th birthday (in 2015). After waffling on the merit of many of these recordings and soliciting the help of the very dear Tim Page (who had not even properly convalesced then, and

Sep. 28 2016

Wednesday 9-28-16 Los Angeles Philharmonic

11:00 PM Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Soloist: Renaud Capucon, Violin Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor Strauss An Alpine Symphony FILL: Robert Schumann Violin Sonata No. 2 Renaud Capucon, violin EMI 67051

Sep. 28 2016

BCO and Rossini’s breakthrough opera

                Baltimore Concert Opera is opening their 2016-2017 season with Rossini’s early opera seria, Tancredi. BCO’s Managing Director Courtney Kaltenbach came in to talk about it.        

Sep. 27 2016

Book of the Day: A Spare Life, by Lidija Dimkovska

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Don’t miss Lidija Dimkovska when she visits The Ivy on Friday, October 7, at 7:00!

Sometimes it becomes crystal-clear just how much of the world’s literature we miss out on in the U.S. Case in point: Lidija Dimkovska’s masterly saga A Spare Life, which was published in 2012 and won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2013, but is just now appearing stateside. Suffice it to say, far better late than never!

Today’s Book of the Day is A Spare Life.

Sep. 27 2016

Tuesday 9/27/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti Corigliano: Campane di Ravello Elgar: In the South (Alassio) Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture Mozart: Symphony No. 40  

Sep. 27 2016

On Washington Classical Review: NSO Gala

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Charles T. Downey, NSO gala raises $1 million and fetes opening of African-American Museum
Washington Classical Review, September 26

Sep. 26 2016

In the Post: BSO, Thibaudet play Gershwin

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Gershwin, Concerto in F / Rhapsody in Blue, J.-Y. Thibaudet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, M. Alsop (Decca, 2010)
Charles T. Downey, With new members in BSO, striving for a cohesive sound in season opener at Strathmore (Washington Post, September 26)
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season at its second home, the Music Center at Strathmore, opened Saturday evening. Before the second half,

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