Feb. 18 2017

Vocalise – 2/18/16

8:00 PM Antonio Caldara               Flavia’s aria, La Castita al Cimento    London     5151 COND Marc Minkowski ORCH Musicians of the Louvre SOLO Cecilia Bartoli, mezzo-soprano 2:58   C  1 5-5 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:02 PM Modest Moussorgsky            Songs and Dances of Death               WarnerClas 62050 COND Yuri Temirkanov ORCH Saint Petersburg Philharmonic SOLO Dmitri Hvorostovsky, baritone 20:13    C  1 1-4 […]

Feb. 18 2017

2-18-17 Music In Maryland Candlelight Concert Society Ebene Quartet.

This week we are featuring a broadcast of the Ebene Quartet as part of the Candlelight Concert Society recorded at Smith Theatre Howard Community College.  The concert was recorded on Saturday March 12, 2016.  On the program two of the greatest string quartets ever written op. 131 in c sharp minor and op. 130 in […]

Feb. 18 2017

2-18-17 Face The Music Listings

This week we are rerunning a show we aired on 12-3-16.  Our panelists were Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts and Ernie Green from the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra.  The Gilels was special and the Say was very fine…Finally what can one say about great vintage HVK. PLAY DATE: Sat, 2/18/2017 5:00 PM […]

Feb. 17 2017

CD Reviews: Carolyn Sampson

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Charles T. Downey, Recording reviews: A limpid soprano’s chance to soar
Washington Post, February 3

A Verlaine Songbook, C. Sampson, J. Middleton
(released on November 18, 2016)
BIS-2233 | 80′
Carolyn Sampson is known for her radiant performances of baroque music, having recorded widely with the world’s leading early-music ensembles. The British soprano’s voice combines limpid clarity with

Feb. 17 2017

A Chord Vanishing Into Eternity: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week

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Among them, Javier Camarena’s high D flat in “I Puritani” and Peter Gelb’s candid reflection on the “Tosca” he brought to the Met Opera in 2009.

Feb. 17 2017

Limited to Prewar Music, Bulgarian Station Thrives

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A copyright dispute limited Bulgarian National Radio to broadcasting music recorded before 1946. The audience doesn’t seem to mind.

Feb. 17 2017

Strong woman confronts unjust ruler — opera tells, and retells, the story

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Before there was ‘Fidelio,’ there was ‘Leonore,’ and two versions of it are coming to the District.

Feb. 17 2017

Toccata Listings 2/19/17

Music for Military Piano, an organ duet, and a concerto that is three pieces in one! Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 43787 Ludwig van Beethoven March in D, WoO 24 in D Monument 40503 SOLO Steven Beck, military piano 6:32 C 1 3-3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:11 PM 47694 Samuel Wesley Duet for Organ […]

Feb. 16 2017

An Early-Music Ensemble Gives a Handel Opera a Period Punch

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The period band Juilliard415 and students from Juilliard’s vocal arts program presented a lively “Agrippina” at Alice Tully Hall.

Feb. 16 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

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