11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:Osmo Vänskä SOLOIST: Renaud Capuçon, violin; Gautier Capuçon, cello Haydn: Symphony No. 101 in DMajor (The Clock) (Bernard Haitink, conductor) Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
N. Medtner, Piano Sonatas, A. Taverna (1201 Music, 2015)Charles T. Downey, Young players bolstered by pros in last classical performance at Castleton (Washington Post, July 21)
The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and
Esa-Pekka Salonen was a last-minute substitute as conductor, but the opening-night program of the festival’s 22nd season was only slightly altered.
The Sunday program, part of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, featured Liszt, Chopin and Yehudi Wyner.
On Sunday, four musicians who hail from the New Juilliard Ensemble presented premieres of pieces by Ahmed Adnan Saygun, Suzanne Farrin and Mark Grey.
A music scholar plays classical piano pieces with techniques that 19th-century performers learned, producing a markedly different effect that researchers are studying.
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Bramwell Tovey SOLOIST: Marc Nuccio, clarinet COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man GERSHWIN/Arr. Rose “Strike Up the Band” from Strike Up the Band COPLAND: Clarinet Concerto GROFÉ: Grand Canyon Suite
The ensemble, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, also performed Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony in the last of three programs for the Lincoln Center Festival.
LA Opera on air Thais by Jules Massenet Libretto by Louis Gallet Sung in French. Three hours, including two intermissions. The most beautiful courtesan in Alexandria, Thaïs holds an entire city in her thrall as she embraces life’s most sensual delights. One man alone, the monk Athanaël, weeps for her sins, but his pilgrimage to save […]
LA Opera on air The Ghosts of Versailles by John Corigliano Libretto by William M. Hoffman Sung in English. Three hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission. Trapped in the spirit world, the ghost of Marie Antoinette bitterly reflects on her final suffering. Her favorite playwright tries to entertain the melancholy queen with the continuing adventures […]