8:00 AM George Frederich Handel Zadok the Priest London 466075 COND Sir David Willcocks ORCH English Chamber Orchestra SOLO Choir Kings College, Cambridge ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:10 AM Giovanni Palestrina Five Motets Nimbus 5100 COND Stephen Darlington SOLO Christ Church Cathedral Choir ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:32 AM Ludwig van Beethoven Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus & Orch.CBS/Sony 5886 COND […]
Because he shares a prize of the new Cremona Mondo Musica Awards with past (2014) winner Norman Lebrecht (check his tweets here), Grigory Sokolov refused his prize, calling it “a shame to appear on the same list”.
Grigory Sokolov refuses Cremona Music Award because “it’s a shame to be on the same award-winners list w/@NLebrecht” pic.twitter.com/XG8x42D8yi— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic)
An 18-disc collection of his work, released on the centennial of his birth, offers a rich, exciting portrait of the Russian pianist.
As Hannah Lash, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s new composer-in-residence, writes her first symphony, she will be shining a light on the work in progress, inviting comment on social media and in live forums.
This week Music in Maryland (affectionately known as MiM) combines the two most different genres ever. We have the noisy but spectacular music by Gershwin on his birthday. We also have the fabulous delicate lute performances by Ronn McFarlane in honor of his upcoming concert with Mindy Rosenfeld at Strathmore Mansion. Here is a link […]
This week our panel was made up of Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts, Phil Greenfield from the American Record Guide and Ernie Green from the Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra. WE LOVED EVERYTHING! Here are the listings…all winners! PLAY DATE: Sat, 09/26/2015 5:00 PM 49726 Leo Brouwer Triptico (1958) Naxos 573336 ORCH Brasil […]
We welcome this review by guest contributor Martin Fraenkel, from the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Bach, Violin Concertos, A. A. Meyers, English Chamber Orchestra, S. Mercurio (2012)With the Proms over, the London musical scene moves eastward, and the programs tend to the more conventional. The English Chamber Orchestra’s all-Mozart program featured three of his best-known works, while
8:00 PM George Gershwin Porgy and Bess: Bess, You Is My Woman NoRCA/BMG 68153 COND Skitch Henderson ORCH RCA Victor Orchestra SOLO Leontyne Price, soprano SOLO William Warfield, baritone 8:05 PM George Gershwin Blue Monday: Opera in One Act (1922) Angel/EMI 54851 COND Marin Alsop ORCH Concordia SOLO Amy Burton,soprano SOLO Gregory Hopkins,tenor SOLO William […]
Bruckner, Symphony No. 9, Philharmoniker Hamburg, S. Young
(released on July 10, 2015)
Oehms Classics OC693 | 59’01”
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Trifonov channels Rachmaninoff, Young’s Bruckner (Washington Post, September 27)
Conductor Simone Young has led the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Philharmonic, to widespread praise, since 2005. This summer, coinciding with the end of her
A gala concert on Thursday night featured the pianist Lang Lang and conducting by Alan Gilbert, after the hall was renamed for David Geffen.