Apr. 14 2017

Mozart, Made New: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

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Mozart, Made New: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

Apr. 14 2017

Bach’s ‘St. John Passion’ Has More Humanity Than Anti-Semitism

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The “St. John” has been accused of fanning bigotry, but judging from recent performances and recordings, it has much to teach us today.

Apr. 14 2017

With Politics as Backdrop, Hamburg’s New Hall Looks to America

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Several themed program clusters in the Elbphilharmonie’s sold-out opening season have focused attention on music from across the Atlantic.

Apr. 14 2017

For Renée Fleming’s last Met stand — or is it? — a new production focuses on the past’s lost innocence

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Robert Carsen updates “Der Rosenkavalier,” Strauss’s embrace of Viennese nostalgia, to just before the start of World War I.

Apr. 14 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Max Bruch, Suite on Russian Folk Melodies, Serenade on Swedish Melodies, Swedish Dances

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…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

Apr. 14 2017

Ionarts-at-Large: Easter Concert at the Klosterneuburg Monastery

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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”.


A.Vivaldi,
Stabat Mater et al,

Apr. 13 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Apr. 13 2017

Thursday 04/13/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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. […]

Apr. 13 2017

Toccata listings 4/16/17

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 […]

Apr. 12 2017

Reviewed, Not Necessarily Recommended: St. John Passion from King’s College

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J.S. Bach ,
St. John Passion (1724),
The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, Academy of Ancient Music
Soloists
Stephen Cleobury (conductor),
KGS

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

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