Jan. 15 2017

02/11/17 – Carmen – 1pm

Metropolitan Opera Carmen Composed by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy sung in French ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 17 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Two French mezzo-sopranos, Sophie Koch and Clémentine Margaine, alternate as Bizet’s immortal heroine. Tenor Marcelo Álvarez is her hapless soldier Don José, and newcomer […]

Jan. 15 2017

02/04/17 – Rigoletto – 1pm

Metropolitan Opera Rigoletto Composed by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian ESTIMATED RUN TIME 3 HRS 2 MINS front page photo credit: Ken Howard/ Met Opera Michael Mayer’s hit production of Rigoletto places the action in a neon-bedecked Las Vegas in 1960. Stephen Costello and Joseph Calleja alternate as the womanizing Duke, Olga Peretyatko […]

Jan. 15 2017

Choral Hour 1-15-17

Today at 4:30 PM the Choir of St. David’s with music director, Douglas Buchanan will offer their annual Evensong celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year for the MLK celebration they performed excerpts from Judah Adashi’s “Rise,” a civil rights cantata with poetry by Tameka Cage Conley.  […]

Jan. 14 2017

1-14-17 Face The Music Listings

This week was a really fun show.  With the exception of the Dvorak everything was vintage and donated by Dave Donovan!  I figured why not use them since Dave isn’t on the panel this week and he has excellent taste!  Our panel was Phil Greenfield of The American Record Guide, Tuba Player Ed Goldstein and […]

Jan. 14 2017

Latest on Forbes: Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Opens. A Soundcheck of its Recital Hall and G.F.Haas’ “Release” reviewed.

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Hamburger Elbphilharmonie, view coming into the Harbor
Photo courtesy Elbphilharmonie, © Thies Rätzke (2016)

Review: Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Opening And G.F.Haas World Premiere
This review over on Forbes focuses on the easily neglected, smaller “Recital Hall” and the Haas premiere that took place therein. A review of the ‘main event’ and Great Hall will be forthcoming.

…At about the same

Jan. 14 2017

Vocalise – 1/14/16

8:00 PM Traditional                   He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand    RCA/BMG    63306 SOLO Marian Anderson, contralto SOLO Franz Rupp, piano 8:02 PM Aaron Copland                 Old American Songs                      CBS/Sony   60899 SOLO William Warfield, baritone SOLO Aaron Copland,piano 8:27 PM Richard Strauss               Four Last Songs                         Philips    4758507 COND Kurt Masur ORCH Gewandhausorchester Leipzig SOLO Jessye Norman, […]

Jan. 13 2017

1-16-17 Word on Wine 2 Fabulous Winter Whites!

Here are two fabulous whites for Winter both are around $17.  The Leitz Dragon Stone and the Clos Le Vigneau Vouvray.  Check out our show and listen to us gush about them!

Jan. 13 2017

1-14-17 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concerts/Modigliani Quartet.

This week Music in Maryland is broadcasting a concert featuring the excellent Modigliani String Quartet.  The concert featured the Mozart K. 575, the Brahms first quartet and the Ravel quartet.  Here is a copy of the original program and some information about the quartet. http://www.candlelightconcerts.org/modigliani/ To fill we used a recording of Jonathan Leshnoff’s first […]

Jan. 13 2017

Review: Strangers and Familiar Friends of Classical Music

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Two concerts, two extremes: Stephanie Chase and Sara Davis Buechner offered pieces seldom heard; the New York Philharmonic trod beloved but well-worn paths.

Jan. 13 2017

Review: The First Concert at the New Elbphilharmonie in Germany

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After years of delays, the hall in Hamburg opens with a concert spanning 400 years of classical music history.

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