Jun. 29 2015

Luciana D’Intino Upstages Gheorghiu in Paris

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The “departing gift” of Nicolas Joel, who stepped down as director of the Opéra de Paris last summer, is a production of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, on the stage now. Like so much of Joel’s work in Paris, as far as the critics were concerned, this was not exactly a novelty, in a production by David McVicar, created for soprano Angela Gheorghiu, which has already made the rounds in London,

Jun. 28 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 6-28-15

8:00 AM Giovanni Palestrina           Missa Sine Nomine                       Naxos      553314 COND Sergio Vartolo ORCH Soloists of Capella Musicale.. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:23 AM Francis Poulenc               Mass in G                               Nimbus     5197 COND Stephen Darlington SOLO Christ Church Cathedral Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:42 AM Giuseppe Verdi                Te Deum                                 CBS/Sony   46491 COND Carlo Maria Giulini ORCH Berlin Philharmonic SOLO Ernst Senff Chor […]

Jun. 28 2015

Perchance to Stream: Back from the Lake 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.
Peter Dijkstra leads a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion in the church of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg, with the Bavarian Radio

Jun. 27 2015

Hearing Yoko Ono All Over Again

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Rediscovering Yoko Ono’s early recordings and innovations.

Jun. 27 2015

6-27-15 Music in Maryland…Manuel Barrueco!

This week we are doing a bit of cheating on Music in Maryland.  The bad news is that we are not featuring live recordings…the good news is that we are featuring a fabulous retrospective on Baltimore guitarist Manuel Barrueco.  Last year Manuel Barrueco came out with a new CD entitled China West where he performs […]

Jun. 27 2015

6-27-15 Face The Music Listings!

This week our panel was made up of Pianist Eva Mengelkoch from Towson University.  Critic Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts and Conductor Jed Gaylan from The Hopkins Symphony and the Bay Atlantic Orchestra.  Here are the listings…hope you enjoyed the show! PLAY DATE: Sat, 06/27/2015 5:00 PM            7366 Sergei Rachmaninoff           Piano Sonata No. […]

Jun. 27 2015

6/27/15 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM George Frederich Handel       Solomon: “From the censer”              Philips    4757561 COND John Eliot Gardiner ORCH English Baroque Soloists SOLO Monteverdi Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Claudio Monteverdi            Madrigals of War: The Eighth book of madrigals            Virgin     91156 COND Anthony Rooley ORCH The Consort of Musicke Related posts: 8/09/14 – Vocalise Rundown WBJC Choral Hour 11-09-14 12/13/14 – […]

Jun. 27 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 197 (Crossing Bach and Kurtág)

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J.S.Bach / G.Kurtág, Piano Transcriptions for 4 Hands,
Duo Stephanie & Saar
New Focus Recordings

Aural Godliness

When György Kurtág sets out to transcribe Bach for himself and his wife to play on the piano, something special happens: The fragile wit of Kurtág is married to the eternal genius of Bach and, unbelievably, something even greater than the individual parts emerges. Piano Duo

Jun. 26 2015

Review: String Orchestra of Brooklyn Plays a Program of Spare Works at Roulette

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The concert, “Dimensions of Time and Silence,” featured works by Morton Feldman, Krzysztof Penderecki and Scott Wollschleger.

Jun. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘The Arabian Nights’

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

The following night Dinarzad said to her sister Shahrazad, “Sister, tell us the rest of the story and what happened to the fisherman.” Shahrazad replied, “With the greatest pleasure”:

I heard, O King, that when the fisherman presented the [four] fish to the king, and the king looked at

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