May. 24 2016

Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane & Sock Monkeys

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This post, originally published on WETA’s blog on September 15th, 2007, has been resuscitated to go along with upcoming Korngold-posts on ionarts and Forbes.com that honor the composer’s 119th birthday.

Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane,
Berlin RSO / J.Mauceri / Soloists
Decca 829402

“Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s three act opera Das Wunder der Heliane is arguably the composer’s greatest work

May. 24 2016

Amit Peled, Cellist, Walks in the Footsteps of Pablo Casals

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Amit Peled inherited the cello of the Catalan cellist Pablo Casals. This summer he plans to replicate a road trip across America that Casals made.

May. 24 2016

Classical Crossover for the Win

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A small but surging subset of classical and pop music is breaking boundaries and attracting fans, many of them young and hip.

May. 24 2016

When One Instrument Speaks in Three Voices

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The clarinet-playing Ottensamers, a father and two sons who perform as The Clarinotts, are expanding the repertoire and crafting an unusual legacy.

May. 24 2016

Tuesday 5/24/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Pinchas Zukerman Plays and Conducts Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute Telemann: Viola Concerto (Pinchas Zukerman, viola) Tartini: Pastorale (orch. Respighi) (Pinchas Zukerman, viola) Bach: Concerto for Two Violins (Pinchas Zukerman and Stephanie Jeong, violins) Mozart: Symphony No. 39 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 (David Fray, piano; Jaap van Zweden, conductor)

May. 23 2016

Review: Renée Fleming Teams With the Met Opera Orchestra in Tender Strauss Songs

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The soprano, who is gradually phasing out her opera career, brought a wistful warmth to her concert performance with the ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

May. 23 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – May 23, 2016

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A new week brings us a new bestseller!

May. 23 2016

Sea change at Baltimore Choral Arts

      The chorus is celebrating its 50th anniversary, 35 of those years under the leadership of Tom Hall. Now, there are changes afoot, and the BCAS Board President, Richard Dellheim, came in to talk about the way forward.  

May. 23 2016

BSO Ends Up All Wet

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We have been fans of John Storgårds, who recently concluded his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic, since his debut with the National Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The Finnish conductor’s debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, heard on Saturday night in the Music Center at Strathmore, was less auspicious. The fault was not with the conducting, which was incendiary in a

May. 23 2016

Monday 05/23/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:                    Bernard Haitink SOLOIST:                              Cynthia Phelps, viola; Carter Brey, cello R.  STRAUSS:                       Don Quixote BEETHOVEN:                      Symphony No. 6, Pastoral  

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