On tonight’s program, a monumental organ work from the 19th century, and a concerto for not one, but TWO pianos, by a 20th century American composer. Thanks so much for listening, and Enjoy! 6:00 PM 47075 Josef Rheinberger Organ Sonata No. 10 in b Prezioso 800004 SOLO Robert Munns, Organ 31:24 C […]
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He taught students at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland.
…Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745) is a composer waiting to be fallen in love with. All he needs is for the half-way inclined listener (and that’s anyone who loves Bach, really) to get a good ear-full on one or two occasions. This disc of two masses, the Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 and the Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio ZWV 156, offers such a first ear-full that should suffice for Euterpe’s arrows (
11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano Seraphic Fire Vocal Ensemble BACH: Cantata No. 191 – “Gloria in excelsis Deo” BACH: Cantata No. 34 – “O ewiges Feuer” BACH: Cantata No. 29 – “Wir danken dir Gott” BRUCKNER: Symphony No.7
This fall semester, the Odyssey program at Johns Hopkins University is offering everything from a perspective on South Africa to the appropriate question, “What makes us curious?” with Mario Livio. Here is Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone.
Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School performed his “Lemminkainen Suite” and other selections emulating the composer.
San Francisco Opera DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER One of China’s greatest classical novels—as famous in China as Romeo and Julietis in the West—recounts the love triangle between a young nobleman and two very different women: one his spiritual soulmate, the other a beautiful heiress. Music by Bright Sheng | Libretto by David Henry Hwang and […]
San Francisco Opera ANDREA CHÉNIER An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful, melodic score in a lavish period production by acclaimed director David McVicar. Music by Umberto Giordano | Libretto by Luigi […]
San Francisco Opera MADAME BUTTERFLY Cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian with […]