Mozart, Made New: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments
The “St. John” has been accused of fanning bigotry, but judging from recent performances and recordings, it has much to teach us today.
Several themed program clusters in the Elbphilharmonie’s sold-out opening season have focused attention on music from across the Atlantic.
For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence
Robert Carsen updates “Der Rosenkavalier,” Strauss’s embrace of Viennese nostalgia, to just before the start of World War I.
Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Max Bruch, Suite on Russian Folk Melodies, Serenade on Swedish Melodies, Swedish Dances
…The folk dances that Bruch works off become buoyant pieces (only very occasionally a bit heavy-footed in the First Orchestral Suite of Swedish Dances) and throughout Bruch applies a light and dainty touch which – if you have given Bruch’s more grandiose efforts like “Odysseus” a try and reeled – is his saving grace. Not aiming quite so high apparently freed him and the music from overwrought
The lure that is Andreas Scholl
The imposing, beautiful Klosterneuburg Monastery sits above the Danube and watches over it as it flows around the last vineyard-covered hill to reach Vienna. On Thursday, April 6th, it hosted the third of a newly inaugurated annual Easter concerts, “Hommage à Antonio Vivaldi No.2; From Ospedale to Concordia”.
Stabat Mater et al,
Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
11:00 PM Alfred Newman’s 20th Century Fox Fanfare Jeff Tyzik’s The Big Movie Suite Nino Rota’s Waltz from The Godfather John Barry’s Theme from Out of Africa Vangelis’ Theme from Chariots of Fire Elton John’s “Circle of Life” from The Lion King Ernest Gold’s Exodus: An Orchestral Tone Poem John Williams’ “Flying Theme” from E.T. […]
A familiar work by Dvorak like you’ve never heard it, Mozart on a pedal piano, and a “Chinese” concerto by a Russian/American composer. Thanks for listening, and enjoy! 6:00 PM 1126 Antonin Dvorak Carnival: Overture in A Op 92 Pro Organo 7227 SOLO Eric Plutz, organ 11:59 C 1 3-3 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:16 PM 19855 […]
J.S. Bach ,
St. John Passion (1724),
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music
Stephen Cleobury (conductor),
Adequacy Amid Excellence
There’s some wonderful singing here from James Gilchrist, Neal Davies, Iestyn Davies and above all Roderick Williams (whom I’d rather have heard in a bigger role i.e. – Jesus – than Bass & Pilate, but who’s to