Aug. 07 2017

Santa Monica Symphony Roiled by Conservative Guest Conductor

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An orchestra fund-raiser turns political for some with the choice of a guest conductor: the radio host and columnist Dennis Prager.

Aug. 07 2017

Monday 08/07/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Vladimir Jurowski SOLOIST: Nicola Benedetti, violin SZYMANOWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 1 PROKOFIEV: Selections from Cinderella

Aug. 06 2017

Music From Movies 8-06-17

7:00 PM Danny Elfman Beetlejuice: Main Titles Telarc 80342 COND Erich Kunzel ORCH Cincinnati Pops Orchestra R.I.P. Jeanne Moreau  7:03 PM Johannes Brahms String Sextet No. 1: Variations Op 18 Chandos 9151 ORCH Academy Chamber Ensemble 7:14 PM Leonard Bernstein On the Waterfront – Sym. Suite CBS/Sony 63085 COND Leonard Bernstein ORCH New York Philharmonic […]

Aug. 06 2017

Choral Hour 8-06-17

8:00 AM Randall Thompson Frostiana: Seven Country Songs Koch Intl. 7283 COND Richard Auldon Clark ORCH Manhattan Chamber Orchestra SOLO New York Choral Society ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:31 AM Thomas Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah II for five voiGimell 454996 COND Peter Philips ORCH The Tallis Scholars ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:45 AM Arvo Part Seven Antiphons for the Magnificat Jade […]

Aug. 05 2017

8-5-17 Face The Music Listings!

This week our panel was made up of Clarinetist Robert Di Lutis from the University of Maryland College Park, clarinetist Dave Drosinos from Concert Artists of Baltimore and Tuba player Ed Goldstein from The Annapolis Symphony.  We liked the Bach and the Vivaldi was one hell of an experience.  Here are the listings hope you enjoyed […]

Aug. 05 2017

Booknotes sings the blues

              Don Lee is the author of a story collection and four novels. His latest novel, published by Norton this summer, is called Lonesome Lies Before Us, its title inspired by brooding lyrics of the alt-country movement.          

Aug. 05 2017

Vocalise – 8/05/17

On Vocalise you’ll get to hear a beautifully balanced performance between two legendary pianists and 4 singers in the Liebeslieder Walzer/Love Song Waltzes by Brahms.  It comes from CD 11 contained in a brilliant boxed set on Sony Classical of performances by legendary pianist Leon Fleisher.  Enjoy!   8:00 PM Georges Bizet Pearl Fishers: “Au […]

Aug. 04 2017

The Pianist Jeremy Denk on the Joys of Chopin, Our Most Catlike Composer

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Mr. Denk shares insights into the delicate subtleties and intricate refinements of the Romantic genius.

Aug. 04 2017

Wine Bottles, Twigs and Trash Cans Join the Mostly Mozart Orchestra

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The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra partnered with So Percussion, the brilliant percussion quartet, for an exhilarating David Lang concerto that used found objects.

Aug. 04 2017

8-4-17 Word On Wine 2 Orange Wines!

  This week we reviewed a rose from Bergerac and some Georgian Wine from…Georgia!  Both were around $15.  Mary didn’t care for the Bergerac  but we both loved the Vinnoterra.  Give Georgian wine a shot…you will not be disappointed.  

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