One of our music critics explored recordings to get a feel for this conductor’s work before he takes the role of music director of the New York Philharmonic.
Imagine A Midsummer Night’s Dream peopled by puppets that swoop around and amongst the actors as shadow characters! This was how I first came across the Handspring Puppet Company at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre. The company, established in Cape Town by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, draws its inspiration from the West African tradition of puppetry […]
Decades after this composer’s death, it is easier to recognize his indispensability and his place in the development of 20th-century music.
11:00 PM Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt Soloist: Peter Serkin, piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Opus 48
A lapsed violist and confirmed fan of Mozart visits Vienna, in search of the city where he came to prominence. Notable fact: The composer moved a lot.
Mr. Domingo is the latest classical star to shoot a cameo for the Amazon show at a time when TV opportunities for artists have dried up.
Over the past several months, spec fic internet juggernaut Tor.com has begun publishing novellas, some by established masters of the genre and some by up-and-coming authors. Diverse in tone and sub-genre, the series offers something for everyone. Here are three that particularly struck my fancy.
Today’s Books of the Day are three Tor.com novellas.
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Ludovic Morlot SOLOIST: Jennifer Koh, violin Berlioz: Les franc-juges Overture Clyne: The Seamstress (Jennifer Koh, violin) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) Haydn: Piano Concert in D (Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor)
Mr. Masur conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on Saturday, filling in for Christoph von Dohnanyi.