Aug. 31 2015

Classical Month in Washington (November 2015)

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November is just as chock full of good concerts as October, so Washingtonians have to make some difficult choices. While there are more than ten options in this month’s picks, many of them conflict on the calendar. I have listed them all, and readers will have to choose.

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Several big names are coming to the venues of the Washington area this month, beginning with Maurizio Pollini, who

Aug. 31 2015

Zhang Huoding of Peking Opera Takes a Turn in the United States

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Ms. Zhang is part of Beijing’s use of the performing arts to promote good will overseas, and she’s the subject of a documentary planned by the director Wong Kar-wai.

Aug. 30 2015

Review: LoftOpera Brings Mischief, and a Crowd, to Berlioz and Mahler

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A large and youthful crowd gathered for two song cycles performed by a company that has built a following with its roving, intimate productions.

Aug. 30 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 8-30-15

8:00 AM Thank You, JP for filling in for me and playing great choral music this morning!   Giovanni Palestrina           Missa Papae Marcelli                    Naxos      8550573 COND Jeremy Summerly ORCH Oxford Camerata ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:35 AM Ludwig van Beethoven          Mount of Olives: Hallelujah  Op 85      Telarc     80119 COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony […]

Aug. 30 2015

Perchance to Stream: End of August Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Listen to Alan Curtis conduct Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, with Carmen Balthrop, Carolyn Watkinson, and Il

Aug. 29 2015

George Cleve, Conductor Who Interpreted Mozart, Dies at 79

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Mr. Cleve, who was born in Vienna, fled with his family to the United States and spent most of his American career on the West Coast.

Aug. 29 2015

Bargemusic’s ‘Here and Now Labor Day Festival’

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This ambitious contemporary music program offers nine works in either world or New York premieres.

Aug. 29 2015

‘The Czech Lute,’ a Baroque Masterpiece, Gets Filled In

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Adam Michna’s 13-song work has long been revered, if incomplete. Only recently were its surprising ritornellos discovered in a monastic library.

Aug. 29 2015

8-29-15 Music In Maryland BSO Centennial Tribute…Off The Beaten Path

I guess is you live under a classical music rock you aren’t aware that the Baltimore Symphony is celebrating their centennial.  We have some really nice and unusual recordings from the Zinman era which show what an amazing orchestra this is.  We start out with a very bouncy Michael Torke and then move to contemplative […]

Aug. 29 2015

8-29-15 Face The Music Listings

This week our panelists were Ed Goldstein tuba player from the Annapolis Symphony, Ernie Green from the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and Dave Donovan From Pratt Library Fine Arts. We all loved the Marimba Concerto…big disagreement on the Bandoneon!  Haydn was a success.  The Mozart…not so much.  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the […]

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