May. 26 2015

Review: New York Philharmonic’s Memorial Day Concert

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Works by Beethoven and Shostakovich dominated this symphony’s performance on Monday at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.

May. 26 2015

Tuesday 5/26/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Semyon Bychkov Conducts Mahler 3 Carter: Soundings (Daniel Barenboim, pianist and conductor) Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D Minor

May. 26 2015

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra’s Little New Year’s Concert

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F.Schubert, Orchestrated Songs,
C.Abbado / COE / A.S.von Otter, T.Quasthoff
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F.Schubert, Orchestrated Songs,
W.A.Albert / NDR RP Hannover/ C.Nylund, K.Mertens
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So long as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert takes place in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, it should be possible (if not easy) to sell the place well (if not out). There’s some amount of glitz,

May. 25 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 194 (Spohr Nonet & Sextet)

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L.Spohr, String Sextet, Nonet,
camerata freden
Tacet

L.Spohr, String Sextet, Nonet,
camerata freden
Tacet DVD-Audio

SPOHR String Sextet in C, op.140. Nonet in F, op.31 ● Camerata Freden ● TACET 172 (58:22)
Louis Spohr has always had a place in “The Art of the Clarinet” type of compilations and as a pleasant chamber music filler coupled with Brahms, Beethoven, or Schubert. Marco Polo

May. 25 2015

Heidi Melton Returns with Strauss

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Schoenberg, Gurrelieder, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, M. Stenz (Hyperion, 2015)Markus Stenz, the former Kapellmeister of the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, whom we have reviewed in Europe up to this point, will be Principal Guest Conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra beginning next season. His tenure got a jump start with this week’s concerts, on a German Romantic theme, heard on Saturday night

May. 25 2015

Monday 5/25/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOIST: Inon Barnatan, piano SALONEN: Nyx RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G DEBUSSY: Jeux STRAUSS: Rosenkavalier Suite

May. 25 2015

5-23-15 Word On Wine Monte & Duke

This week Mary and I review two reds we are both fond of.   Mary reviewed the 2012 DaMa Montepulciano D’abruzzo.  $12.  Nice Cherries and rustic in all the right places.  I reviewed the 2012 Molly Duker Shiraz.  $19.  I had heard about this wine from Kati and decided to pick up a bottle.  16% […]

May. 24 2015

Perchance to Stream: Memorial Day 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 the world premiere of the first symphony of Bruno Mantovani, plus music by Stravinsky and Berio, performed by the

May. 24 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 5-24-15

8:00 AM Sir Hubert Parry Songs of Farewell, complete             Cedille    9000036 COND Anne Heider ORCH His Majestie’s Clerkes ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:27 AM Alessandro Scarlatti Dixit Dominus                           DG/Archiv  4776737 COND Trevor Pinnock ORCH The English Concert SOLO English Concert Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:49 AM Samuel Barber Agnus Dei (choral – based on Adagio for strings)   Telarc     80503 COND […]

May. 23 2015

Manfred Honeck to Conduct New York Philharmonic

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The violinist Augustin Hadelich will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish” in the concert.

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