Jun. 21 2015

Perchance to Stream: Golden Anniversary Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Australian conductor Simone Young bids farewell to Hamburg, where for ten years she has served as music director of the opera and

Jun. 20 2015

The Boston Early Music Festival Celebrates Charpentier

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The festival’s rich opera program recorded two works by the composer, and the CD won a Grammy Award.

Jun. 20 2015

In an Age of Less, the Critic Demands More

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Should a critic have his feet on the ground, or his head in the clouds, when it comes to strapped budgets in the classical music world? Anthony Tommasini makes his case.

Jun. 20 2015

6-20-15 Music In Maryland Potpourri

This week Music in Maryland presents an interesting potpourri of musical events.  We begin with a piece called Mutability by composer Dinos Constantinides  for clarinet and string quartet.  Our performers were clarinetist Robert DiLutis and Borislava Iltcheva, violin, Aaron Farrell, violin Stefka Ilieva, viola, Sussannah Montandon, cello.  The rest of our program came from various […]

Jun. 20 2015

6-20-15 Face The Music Listings

This week our panel was made up of Phil Greenfield of the American Record Guide, Bassoonist Bryan Young of the Poulenc Trio and Charles Ellis , Music Director of the Prince George’s Philharmonic.  We really liked the Shostakovich and had more or less positive feelings about everything else.  It was a fun show…I hope you […]

Jun. 20 2015

6/20/15 – Vocalise Rundown

8:00 PM Jacques Offenbach             Tales of Hoffmann: Doll Song      DG/Archiv  471766 COND Julius Rudel ORCH London Symphony Orchestra SOLO Beverly Sills, soprano SOLO John Alldis Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:05 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart       Requiem Mass in d K   626               Telarc     80128 COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony Chorus SOLO Arleen Auger, soprano […]

Jun. 20 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 196 (Music from Eighteenth Century Prague)

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A.Reichenauer, Concertos,
V.Luks / Collegium 1704 / S.Azzolini, X.Löffler, L.Torgersen
Supraphon

Spectacularly Baroque

We don’t know Antonín Reichenauer’s exact birth date—around 1694—or much anything about him from before 1722, eight years before his untimely death. Count Wenzel Morzin employed him, which meant the standards were set by his predecessor Johann Friedrich Fasch and Vivaldi.

Jun. 19 2015

Review: New York Philharmonic Goes Timeless in Central Park

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The weather plays a crucial role at the first two days of the Philharmonic’s parks concerts.

Jun. 19 2015

Got Signal/reception issues?

We’ve gotten some calls about reduced signal around the area, and Engineer Bob said it’s due to Tropospheric Ducting.  “Huh??” I replied. from uk.sci.weather: “The speed of a radio wave in the atmosphere is determined by the dielectric property of the air. This property depends on the pressure, tempertaure and humidity of the air. In general […]

Jun. 19 2015

‘Book of Mormon’ Loud and Vulgar

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Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, lampoon all hypocrisies, religious and otherwise, equally. South Park’s jabs at Scientology, Catholicism, and Islam — only the last one has actually led to censorship of the show — are not for the faint of heart, sensitively minded, or easily offended, but they are all funny. Their musical The Book of Mormon, produced with Robert Lopez,

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