GAETANO DONIZETTI L’Elisir d’Amore Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts. SUNG IN ITALIAN ESTIMATED RUN […]
GIUSEPPE VERDI Il Trovatore Sir David McVicar’s exhilarating production of Verdi’s thrilling depiction of life on the edge features Maria Agresta as the noble heroine, Leonora, Yonghoon Lee as the troubadour who loves her, Quinn Kelsey as his rival, and Anita Rachvelishvili as the Gypsy Azucena, whose bloodthirsty curse propels the story. Marco Armiliato conducts. […]
Last July, I posted a piece with the subject heading, “The Impressionist Painter with a Flair for Music,” about the friendship between the French painter, Frédéric Bazille, and the musician and art patron, Edmond Maître, and how they bonded over their shared love of music. Since then, I’ve been thinking quite a bit […]
11:00 PM Performers: Accademia Bizantina Guest Host: John Schaefer Conductor: Ottavio Dantone, Conductor and Harpsichord Soloist: Viktoria Mullova, Violin ALL-BACH PROGRAM Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, BWV 1041 Concerto for Oboe, Violin, and Continuo in C Minor, BWV 1060 (transcr. for violin and harpsichord by […]
#morninglistening to #Beethoven w/@Singverein in arguably @Vienna_Phil’s best cycle of the 9 #symphonies under Hans #SchmidtIsserstedt
on @deccaclassics Korea; a re-issue in the rest of the world would be great!
#classicalcdcollection #Symphony #Ludwigvan #ludwigvanbeethoven #wienerphilharmoniker #viennaphilharmonic
#morninglistening to #Britten’s #PaulBunyan w/@vocalessencemn (1) on @warnerClassics (2):
1: formerly #PlymouthMusicSeries
2: formerly #VirginClassics
@surprisedbeauty composer #BenjaminBritten
#classicalmusic #opera #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty
11:00 PM A German Requiem Mozart: Masonic Funeral Music, K. 477 (Jaap van Zweden, conductor) Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde (Jaap van Zweden, conductor) Brahms: A German Requiem (Christiane Karg, soprano; Michael Nagy, baritone; (Jaap van Zweden, conductor) Lutoslawski: Musique Funébre (Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor)
#morninglistening to #Brahms #cellisonatas on @warnerclassicsus @warnerclassics w/@atharaud & @QueyrasJG
On paper certainly the most tantalizing proposition in these works since Serkin/Rostropovich who managed one of their best senority-efforts in these works.
#classicalmusic #AlexandreTharaud #classicalmusiccollection #chambermusic #cellosonata
As part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival in the nation’s capital region — chaired by Allison Janney — Theresa Rebeck has written and directed an adaptation of the Restoration comedy The Way of the World by William Congreve. She transports the action to the Hamptons, and takes a satirical swipe at the wealthy 1%. […]
A preview of “Callas in Concert,” touring this spring, made our critic wonder about the art form’s obsession with the past.