Apr. 21 2014

John Shirley-Quirk, a Bass-Baritone and Specialist in Britten, Is Dead at 82

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Mr. Shirley-Quirk was a British chemistry teacher who almost by accident became a world-renowned bass-baritone and made 30 appearances at the Met between 1974 and 1991.

Apr. 21 2014

From Liszt’s Soliloquies to Labor Blues

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Gilles Vonsattel played works by Beethoven, George Benjamin, Liszt, Messiaen, Heinz Holliger and Frederic Rzewski on Friday at Bargemusic.

Apr. 21 2014

Dryly Sharing a Stage and Musicians, but Little Else

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The Miller Theater’s Bach, Revisited series continued with a program of works by Bach and Joan Tower, although the latter composer saw little connection between their respective music.

Apr. 20 2014

WBJC Choral Hour 4-20-14

8:00 AM Happy Easter! Johann Sebastian Bach — Easter Oratorio Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Barbara Schlick, soprano Kai Wessel, alto (countertenr) James Taylor, tenor Peter Kooy, bass Harm Mundi, 901513 Sergei Rachmaninoff — Gloria (from All-Night Vigil) Opus: 37 Conductor: Valeri Polyansky Ensemble: USSR Ministry of Culture Choir HeartSpace, 111142 Peaceful Light (from […]

Apr. 20 2014

Bar and Bathroom Lines, Molto Adagio

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Concert-hall intermissions were not always what they are today, and some people would like to see them reconsidered.

Apr. 20 2014

Every Number Tells a Story

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In a series called Collected Stories, the composer David Lang curates an alluring set of programs that explore the idea of storytelling in music.

Apr. 19 2014

4-19-14 Music In Maryland…The Beethoven Sonatathon Continues

This week Music in Maryland continues  airing a series of programs based on the Beethoven Piano Sonata marathon performed in 2010 by the students of Leon Fleisher.  Join me and Peabody musicologist Ray Sprenkle as we explore Beethoven’s life and his middle piano sonatas. Related posts: 2-22-14 Music In Maryland Our First Show! 03/01/14 Music […]

Apr. 19 2014

4-19-14 Face The Music listings!

This week our panel was made up of John Bowen from Emanuele Episcopal, Peter Minkler from the Baltimore Symphony and Kati Harrison from WBJC.  Here are the listings hope you enjoyed the show! PLAY DATE: Sat, 04/19/2014 5:00 PM            5478 Frederic Chopin               Etude No. 10 in b Op 25                 DG/Archiv  721802 SOLO Maurizio Pollini, piano       […]

Apr. 19 2014

04/26/14 – Cosi fan tutte – 1:00pm

Metropolitan Opera Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Sung in Italian Approximate running time 3 hrs. 40 min. Music Director James Levine conducts Mozart’s beloved opera about testing the ties of love. The cast is filled with youthful Met stars: Susanna Phillips and Isabel Leonard are the sisters Fiordiligi and […]

Apr. 19 2014

4/19/14 – Vocalise Rundown

Many of us who have never been to Spain probably romanticize it or imagine certain things about it in our own personal way.  Spain, for me, conjures the aroma of oranges and orange blossoms.  There are a lot of orange trees in Spain and some fragrant tributes to the Citrus aurantium in the form of perfume.   […]

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