Jan. 18 2015

Classical Music as ‘Jungle’ Rings True

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“Mozart in the Jungle” is a sexed-up, druggy, daffy and fictional look inside a major symphony, but most surprising is how true its depiction of the classical music industry rings.

Jan. 18 2015

WBJC Choral Hour 1-18-15

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Cantata No. 29: Wir danken Gott  BWV 29   Teldec     835034 COND Nikolaus Harnoncourt ORCH Concentus musicus Wien SOLO Vienna Choir Boys ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:25 AM Niels Wilhelm Gade            Three Sacred Choruses                   Chandos    9767 COND Jesper Grove Jorgensen ORCH Danish National Radio Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:40 AM Randall Thompson              The Peaceable Kingdom                   Sonora     […]

Jan. 17 2015

A Young Star And a Master

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This winter the dazzling young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has been almost in residence in New York.

Jan. 17 2015

Heralding New Music and Nurturing It

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Joel Sachs, a professor at Juilliard, has been readying a weeklong survey of the post-1945 Japanese repertory for the school’s annual Focus! festival.

Jan. 17 2015

1-17-15 Face The Music Listings!

It’s our first new show of the season and it’s a corker!  Our panel…Dave Donovan from Pratt Library, Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide and Bassonist Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio.  We liked everything…Don’t tell anyone!  Here are the listings…all worth buying! Play Report PLAY DATE: Sat, 01/17/2015 5:00 PM            39560 Joseph Haydn                  […]

Jan. 17 2015

1/17/15 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Gustav Mahler                 Songs of a Wayfarer                         DG/Archiv  415191 COND Rafael Kubelik ORCH Bavarian Radio Symphony SOLO Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, bar. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:16 PM Gerald Finzi                  Dies natalis cantata for voice & strings     Conifer    51285 COND Vernon Handley ORCH Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra SOLO Rebecca Evans,soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:42 PM            7628 Johannes Brahms               Nanie, Song of Lamentation  […]

Jan. 16 2015

1-17-15 Music in Maryland, Candlelight Concert Society, Dover String Quartet

This week Music in Maryland features a concert with the Dover String Quartet recorded as part of the Candlelight Concert Society in Columbia Maryland.  The concert was recorded in Smith Theatre, Howard Community College October 5, 2013.  On the program…Haydn’s op. 76 # 4, ‘Sunrise’.  The World Premiere of Eric Sessler’s String Quartet.  Shostakovich: String […]

Jan. 16 2015

Where Dvorak Puts Fleet Fingers to the Ultimate Test

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The Orchestra of St. Luke’s program at Carnegie Hall included Dvorak’s difficult Piano Concerto in G minor.

Jan. 16 2015

Shaking the Rafters With the Thundering Chords of a Monumental Requiem

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The New York Philharmonic, led by Alan Gilbert, performed Verdi’s powerful Requiem with the New York Choral Artists and a quartet of soloists.

Jan. 16 2015

In Paris, a Music Hall Built for Unity Offers a Stirring First Act

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A lot is riding on the success of the hotly debated Philharmonie, which opened with the Orchestre de Paris performing a challenging program.

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