Apr. 21 2015

On Forbes: Free Speech, Rachmaninov And Twitter Posts: How The Ukrainian War Invaded Toronto’s Stage

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Free Speech, Rachmaninov And Twitter Posts: How The Ukrainian War Invaded Toronto’s Stage
…The answer (quoted via Musical Toronto) from the Toronto Symphony Orchestra came soon: “Due to ongoing accusations of deeply offensive language by Ukrainian media outlets, we have decided to replace Valentina Lisita… Valentina Lisitsa’s provocative comments have overshadowed past performances. As one of

Apr. 20 2015

Monday 4/20/15 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM Conductor: Alan Gilbert Soloist: Carter Brey, cello Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Carter Brey, cello) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 J.S. Bach: Cello Suite BWV 1007 (Carter Brey, cello)

Apr. 20 2015

Peter Oundjian in Technicolor

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Musorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, P. Oundjian (TSO, 2008)
Charles T. Downey, Guest conductor sets a fast tempo for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Washington Post, April 20)
It can be a fine line between energetic enthusiasm and manic excess, especially with the sonic resources of the modern orchestra brought to bear. In his guest appearance with the Baltimore

Apr. 19 2015

Review: Andris Nelsons Makes New York Debut as Boston Symphony Leader

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Mr. Nelsons and the orchestra performed three programs over three nights at Carnegie Hall, the last ending with Mahler’s 80-minute Sixth Symphony.

Apr. 19 2015

Reviews: Ian Bostridge, Tenet and Tallis Scholars in Performance

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A concert at the Park Avenue Armory acknowledged the centenary of World War I; the ambitious early-music group Tenet explored ‘concerto delle donne; and the Tallis Scholars were joined by a powerful chorus.

Apr. 19 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 4-19-15

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Cantata: Jesu, der du meine Seele  BWV 7Harm Mundi 2951270 COND Philippe Herreweghe ORCH Orch de la Chapelle Royale SOLO and Chorus SOLO Ingrid Schmithusen, soprano SOLO Charles Brett, counter-tenor SOLO Howard Crook, tenor SOLO Peter Kooy, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:24 AM Claude Debussy                Printemps                               Arabesque  6734 COND Emil DeCou ORCH […]

Apr. 19 2015

Perchance to Stream: Cherry Blossom 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.
Watch Juan Diego Flórez and friends (Anna Bonitatibus, Ildar Abdrazakov, Vittorio Grigolo, Luca Pisaroni, and others), at the

Apr. 18 2015

Anna Clyne, a Composer Who Creates With Images

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Ms. Clyne is the subject of the Miller Theater’s final Composers Portrait of the season on Thursday.

Apr. 18 2015

Gran Wilson Recital & Masterclass

Tenor Gran Wilson took the time to talk with me about his upcoming Recital on Saturday April 25th and Masterclass on Sunday, April 26th at Howard Community College. For tickets and more information the number is, 443-518-1500 and the web address is, howardcc.edu/concerts.   Related posts: Congratulations, Madame President! A musical hot spot in Roland […]

Apr. 18 2015

4/18/15 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Giving me the night off, it looks like JP has a great lineup of music on Vocalise! Ludwig van Beethoven          Adelaide  Op 46                         DG/Archiv  435145 SOLO Fritz Wunderlich, tenor SOLO Hubert Giesen, piano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:08 PM Dmitri Shostakovich           Spanish Songs  Op 100                   Delos      3304 SOLO Mikhail Lukonin, baritone SOLO Yuri Serov ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:26 […]

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