Dec. 09 2018

Choral Hour 12-09-18

8:00 AM 8:00 AM Eduard Ebel Leise rieselt der Schnee DG/Archiv 23692 COND Gerald Wirth SOLO Vienna Boys’ Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:01 AM Carl Borromaus Neuner Frohliche Weihnacht uberall DG/Archiv 23690 COND Gerald Wirth SOLO Vienna Boys’ Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:06 AM 24575 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 29: Wir danken Gott BWV 29 Teldec 835034 COND […]

Dec. 08 2018

12-8-18 Music In Maryland Messiah and Klezmer Show!

In one of the strangest and best juxtapositions ever two of my favorite things!  In the first hour we have part 1 of Handel’s Messiah with Concert Artists, The Baltimore Symphony and Edward Polochick conducting.  We tacked on the Hallelujah chorus from part 2 on for good measure.  Messiah is being performed live at the […]

Dec. 08 2018

Booknotes is curious

    Atrophysicist and best-selling author, Mario Livio, is endlessly curious, and he has written a book about it. Why? What Makes Us Curious? has recently been released in paperback.            

Dec. 07 2018

Toccata listings 12/9/18

On tonight’s program, a “seasonal” organ work by Bach, waltzes by “The Cuban Gershwin,” and a piano concerto by a favorite student of Liszt.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy! 6:00 PM 515 Johann Sebastian Bach Praeludium it Fuga in C BWV 547 Erato 10703 SOLO Marie-Claire Alain, organ 10:28 C 1 7-8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:13 PM […]

Dec. 06 2018

Thursday 12/06/18 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

11:00 PM Performed by: Arabella Steinbacher, violin West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor   Ludwig van Beethoven Violin concerto in D Major, op. 61   Sergei Prokofiev Sonata, op. 115, 1st movement   Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major, op. 43   Recorded by West German Radio, Cologne (WDR) in the […]

Dec. 05 2018

01/26/19 – Marnie – 1pm

The Metropolitan Opera Marnie NICO MUHLY ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 52 MINS, 1 intermission SUNG IN ENGLISH photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Composer Nico Muhly unveils his second new opera for the Met with this gripping reimagining of Winston Graham’s novel, set in the 1950s, about a beautiful, mysterious young woman who assumes multiple […]

Dec. 05 2018

01/19/19 – Pelléas et Mélisande – 1pm

The Metropolitan Opera Claude Debussy Pelléas et Mélisande ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3HRS,  55 MINS, 2 intermissions SUNG IN FRENCH photo credit: Karen Almond / Met Opera Debussy’s only opera, a mesmerizing meditation on love and betrayal, returns to the Met stage for the first time in almost a decade, with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the landmark score. […]

Dec. 05 2018

01/12/19 – Adriana Lecouvreur – 1pm

The Metropolitan Opera Adriana Lecouvreur FRANCESCO CILEA ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 3 HRS 33 MINS, 2 intermission SUNG IN ITALIAN photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century […]

Dec. 05 2018

Christmas Revels Elizabethan Style!

Washington Revels presents an Elizabethan Christmas Revels Saturday, December 8th through Sunday, December 16th.  Their Executive Director, Greg Lewis spoke with me about this year’s theme and what makes Christmas Revels a unique holiday tradition. Tickets and information are available at revelsdc.org.  

Dec. 05 2018

01/05/19 – OTELLO – 1PM

The Metropolitan Opera Otello GIUSEPPE VERDI ESTIMATED RUN TIME: 2 HRS 55 MINS, 1 intermission SUNG IN ITALIAN photo credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera Conducting sensation Gustavo Dudamel makes his Met debut leading Verdi’s towering Shakespearean masterpiece, in the first revival of Bartlett Sher’s gripping 2015 production. The cast includes dynamic tenor Stuart Skelton in the title […]

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