Sep. 17 2016

Book of the Day: The Knowing Book, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is The Knowing Book.

Sep. 17 2016

Choral Hour 9-18-16

There’s going to be 2 versions of “Spem in alium” (“Hope in all things”) by Thomas Tallis. 8:00 AM Thomas Tallis                 Spem in Alium Hope in all things        CBS/Sony   66261 COND Paul van Nevel ORCH Huelgas Ensemble ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:12 AM Johann Sebastian Bach         Cantata No. 147:  BWV 147     Angel/EMI  86052 COND Sir David Willcocks ORCH […]

Sep. 17 2016

Vocalise – 09/17/16

Listen for the colorful, whimsical Michael Torke, whose music reminds me of these flowers made of glass.       8:00 PM E. de Curtis                  Torna a Surriento                       London     425 COND Giancarlo Chiaramello ORCH National Philharmonic Orch. SOLO Luciano Pavarotti, tenor 8:03 PM Johannes Brahms               Alto Rhapsody  Op 53                    DG/Archiv  431261 COND Giuseppe Sinopoli ORCH […]

Sep. 17 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…The kicker of this release is clearly the rarely performed and rarely recorded Liebesmahl der Apostel (“The Holy Supper of the Apostles”). Written for the male choral society of Dresden, which Wagner led for just shy of three years (his immediate successors were Ferdinand Hiller and Robert Schumann), it is as a 1914 review suggested, namely that “the work surely does not rank among his

Sep. 16 2016

9-19-16 Word On Wine Buzet & Riesling!

This week we reviewed two white wines…I wanted to like the first which I brought but ended up loving the Riesling Mary brought! 1)2015 Chateau Loustalet.  Buzet $15.  This was a blend of Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.  A bit flowery for my taste and not much acid…Mary liked it more than I did.  Buzet […]

Sep. 16 2016

Toccata Listings 9/18/16

Thanks to Jonathan for filling in for me!   PLAY DATE: Sun, 09/18/2016 6:00 PM 34402 Joseph Bonnet Caprice Heroique Op 7/12 Finlandia 98033 SOLO Kalevi Kiviniemi,organ 7:05 C 1 8-8 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:11 PM 25212 Franz Schubert Deux Marches caracteristiques D 886 Naxos 550555 SOLO Jeno Jando, piano YAY nuh YAHN doh SOLO Ilona Prunyi, […]

Sep. 15 2016

Thursday 09/15/16 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor Robert Vernon, viola SMETANA: “The Bartered Bride” Overture SORTOMME: Rhapsody for Viola and Orchestra SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C major, “The Great”

Sep. 14 2016

Wednesday 9-14-16 Los Angeles Philharmonic

11:00 PM Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Beethoven Symphony No. 5 Beethoven Symphony No. 6 FILL: Bartok Piano Concerto No. 2. Yefim Bronfman, piano Esa Pekka Salonen, conductor CBS 66718

Sep. 13 2016

9-13-16 BSO Gala With Itzak Perlman!

This coming Saturday (9/17) the Baltimore Symphony will begin their season with a gala performance featuring Itzhak Perlman playing the Mendelssohn Violin concerto.  Maestro Perlman was kind enough to give me some time to ask him about the Mendelssohn Concerto and his instrument.  If you would like more information you can go to or […]

Sep. 13 2016

Book of the Day: Dark Money, by Jane Mayer

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Larry Miller reviews his pick for Book of the Day:

Jane Mayer describes how wealthy individuals have used their fortunes, often out of public view and accounting, to influence public policy in the last forty years.

Some weaknesses:

Today’s Book of the Day is Dark Money.

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