Feb. 02 2016

Writers & Words

If you enjoy writers, writing, words, and maybe even and little wine, this is a Baltimore reading series for you. I spoke with two editors from the series.        

Feb. 02 2016

Book of the Day: Savage Lane, by Jason Starr

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The good people at Polis Books have given readers the gift of a spoiler-free jacket blurb for Jason Starr’s delectable new noir novel. I’m going to do likewise and keep my take on Savage Lane laudatory but vague. The story’s twists are wonderfully . . . well, twisty, so I’d recommend going into it without too much foreknowledge.

Today’s Book of the Day is Jason Starr’s Savage Lane.

Feb. 02 2016

Tuesday 2/02/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Ludovic Morlot SOLOIST: Denis Kozhukhin, piano Gershwin: An American in Paris Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand (Denis Kozhukhin, piano) Stravinsky: Jeu de cartes Ravel: La valse Debussy: Jeux (Cristian Macelaru, conductor) Ravel: Rapsodie espagnol(Jean Martinon, conductor, from RCA Victor recording)

Feb. 02 2016

Gil Shaham premiers a new work by Jonathan Leshnoff

                        The 3rd and last of the Shriver Hall Concert Hall 50th anniversary commissions, a Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Baltimore composer, Jonathan Leshnoff, gets its world premiere from Gil Shaham. Here are the composer, and the Series’ Executive Director, Catherine Cochran. […]

Feb. 02 2016

#morninglistening: The Tharaud Goldbergs

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#morninglistening to @atharaud’s #GoldbergVariations/#Bach on @warnerclassics#classicalm… https://t.co/mw0r6tFkh9 pic.twitter.com/AuTEl5uBMk— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) February 1, 2016

J.S.Bach, The Goldberg Variations
Alexandre Tharaud
Erato

Feb. 02 2016

David Daniels Broadens His Horizons

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Handel, Oratorio Arias, D. Daniels, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, J. Nelson (Virgin Classics, 2002)
Countertenors have a limited repertory, because the voice part was just not a solo option for composers in many historical periods. This does not prevent them from trying to claim music created for other voice types, as David Daniels showed in his recital debut at the Kennedy Center Terrace

Feb. 01 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – February 1, 2016

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Brooklyn returns to the top spot on our bestseller list.

Feb. 01 2016

Brahms 4 from the BSO

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Sibelius / Khachaturian, Violin Concertos, S. Khachatryan, Sinfonia Varsovia, E. Krivine (Naïve, 2004)
After the Brahms first symphony from the National Symphony Orchestra on Friday, it was time for more Brahms from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The fourth symphony was the centerpiece of the program led by Czech guest conductor Jakub Hrůša, heard on Saturday evening in the Music Center at

Feb. 01 2016

Monday 02/01/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:Jeffrey Kahane SOLOISTS:Jeffrey Kahane, piano Michelle Kim, violin Rebecca Young, viola MOZART: Piano Concerto in G major, K.453 MOZART: Piano Concerto in D minor, K.466 MOZART: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major, K.364

Feb. 01 2016

Simile and Metaphor as Critique: Jaap van Zweden Speaks to an Ensemble

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The future conductor of the New York Philharmonic has a knack for analogies when he rehearses with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

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