On our panel this week Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide, Charles Ellis from the Prince George’s Philharmonic and Ed Goldstein from the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and Annapolis Symphony. We loved the Ravel, liked the Beethoven, split on the Mahler and liked the performance of the Nielsen but not the sound! Here are the […]
Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:
Today’s Book of the Day is Katherine Applegate’s Crenshaw.
Swiss director Luc Bondy has died, age 67, after a protracted illness. Likely best known in the United States as the director of a disastrous Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, he was director of the Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe since 2012. Armelle Heliot has an appreciation (Luc Bondy, la mort du phénix, November 28) in Le Figaro (my translation):
There was something of an unending childhood about
John Rutter celebrates the living in a new work called “The Gift of Life.” You can enjoy it as well a savory little number by Bob Chilcott tonight on Vocalise! 8:00 PM Bob Chilcott Fragments from his dish Centaur 2752 COND Jonathan Miller ORCH Chicago a cappella 8:16 PM John Rutter The Gift of Life […]
Daniil Trifonov, newly on the New York Philharmonic board, played the Third Piano Concerto in a program with “Symphonic Dances,” led by Ludovic Morlot.
Mr. Silverstein, a conductor and violinist, joined the orchestra as its youngest player in 1955 before becoming its ninth concertmaster in 1962.
A. Honegger, Symphonies 2 and 3 (inter alia), Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, S. Denève
(released on October 9, 2015)
SWR Klassik CD93.343 | 70’19″Stéphane Denève took the position of music director at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra a decade ago, after troubles he experienced with French ensembles. A few years later he moved to the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, with whom he
The pop and jazz critics of The New York Times survey some of this year’s music releases as gift-giving suggestions.
À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.
There was in their lives a first phase, lasting six years, during which Dinah, alas! became utterly provincial. In Paris there are several kinds of women: the duchess and the financier’s wife, the ambassadress and the consul’s wife, the wife of the minister who is a minister, and of him who
11:00 PM Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Brett Mitchell, conductor ADAMS: The Chairman Dances HARRIS: Symphony No. 3 BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique Fill: Debussy: Jeux