Two interpretations of “Winterreise,” one for a chamber group, the other a piano-and-voice performance, took alternate routes to its emotional depths.
11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloists: Petra Lang, mezzo-soprano; Women of the Westminster Symphony Choir (Joe Miller, Director); The American Boychoir (Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Director) MAHLER: Symphony No. 4
In the program “Immortal Bach,” part of the White Light Festival, the ensemble sang works by Heinrich Schütz, Bach, Brahms, Schoenberg and Knut Nystedt.
7:00 PM Kenneth J. Alford Bridge on the River Kwai: Colonel Bogey CBS/Sony 63052 COND Sir Adrian Boult ORCH London Philharmonic Orchestra 7:04 PM Ryuichi Sakamoto The Last Emperor: Music from the Film Virgin 2485 COND Gavyn Wright ORCH Studio Orchestra 7:29 PM Nino Rota The Godfather: Music from the Film CBS/Sony 63359 COND Riccardo […]
Elisabeth Holowchuk and Kirk Henning in Danses Concertantes, Suzanne Farrell Ballet (photo by Rosalie O’Connor)
The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, we learned last month, will disband next year. The Kennedy Center’s resident ballet company has never come under review before at Ionarts. As critic Sarah Kaufman put it, it is a company composed of different members for each performance, who do not work
This morning I’ll offer early music and music from today! 8:00 AM Giovanni Palestrina Missa Papae Marcelli DG/Archiv 4796131 COND Massimo Palombella ORCH Sistine Chapel Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:30 AM Eric Whitacre When David Heard Naxos 559677 COND Noel Edison ORCH Elora Festival Singers ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:45 AM Henry Purcell Hyperion 66609 COND Robert King ORCH King’s […]
This week it was a pleasure to welcome John Bowen back to Face The Music. John is currently living in Chicago and we are delighted he came to visit. Also on the panel Phil Greenfield from The American Record Guide and violinist and conductor Ronald Muchnik. Trifonov is amazing, O’Conor pretty good and who couldn’t […]
Hope you enjoy some beautiful & fantastical music on Vocalise! 8:00 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Magic Flute: Queen of the Night Aria Virgin 95250 COND Jeremie Rhorer ORCH Le Cercle de l’Harmonie SOLO Diana Damrau, soprano 8:02 PM Sir Edward Elgar The Dream of Gerontius: Softly & Gently DG/Archiv 449113 COND Benjamin Britten ORCH […]
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Two rediscoveries of Brahms and Couperin
Washington Post, October 21
F. Couperin, Ariane consolée par Bacchus (inter alia), S. Degout, Les Talens Lyriques, C. Rousset
(released on November 11, 2016)
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The musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset has published a new book on the composer François Couperin (Actes Sud/