Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.
A gifted countertenor receives the Marian Anderson award.
11:00 PM Leopold Stokowski, conductor BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, S. 565 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 SIBELIUS: “Swan of Tuonela” GLIÈRE: Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42, “Iyla Murometz”
The Juilliard School’s annual free festival will showcase composers who hail from that region.
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Carlos Kalmar VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 6 in E minor (revised version) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55, “Eroica” Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto
Hamburg’s new concert hall, wrapped by a hotel and condominium complex, heightens the sense of a roiling interior prize.
Chiaro e scuro (Keyboard Sonatas)
I love this disc of Haydn and Scarlatti, partly because it spells out—literally (in Elaine Sisman’s perfect liner notes) and musically (through the pairing of the music)—what I have long, intuitively felt, namely that these two composers share a common genial, sunny disposition. Sisman sees a common rhythmic
No one imagined that, by the time of the premiere, the satire about authoritarian regimes might hit so close to home.
11:00 PM Charles Dutoit conducts Falla Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Javier Perianes, piano) Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (Daniella Mack, mezzo-soprano) Falla: El amor brujo from 1963 RCA (Leontyne Price, soprano; Fritz Reiner, conductor)
11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOIST: Thomas Hampson, baritone COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs, Books 1 & II: 1. The Dodger 2. Simple Gifts 3. The Little Horses 4. The Golden Willow Tree 5. The Boatmen’s Dance COLE PORTER: 1. Night and Day 2. Who Said Gay Paree? 3. […]