May. 13 2018

Review: Chiara Quartet Says Farewell on a High Note

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After 18 years of existence, the group went out at the top of its game with a concert on Saturday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

May. 13 2018

“Songs of Creation”

      The Maryland Choral Society’s closing concert of the season will include a premier of a new work by their Artistic Director, Douglas Buchanan.  

May. 13 2018

How one thing might lead to Another

I was going to write a piece about pianists in the first part of the 19th century, and while doing my research, realized that one can’t really discuss this era of pianists without looking at a famous violinist. To begin, keyboard players in the baroque and classical eras were generally taught to sit straight, not […]

May. 13 2018

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: The Evanescent Elegance Of Paul Lewis’ Pictures At An Exhibition

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…For one reason or another, I never quite intuitively responded to his recordings – or in the rare caught live performance his playing – as I thought I would and should: “However tenuous the idea is, one expects a sense of occasion, something ‘special’… something more than a performance that admittedly impresse[s] with unfussy, very fluent playing… but also threw in two parts out of three

May. 13 2018

Music From Movies 5-13-18

7:00 PM 7:00 PM Jim Parker Foyle’s War: Main Theme Harkit 1 ORCH Studio Orchestra ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7:03 PM Ennio Morricone Sergio Leone Suite CBS/Sony 93456 COND Ennio Morricone ORCH Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra SOLO Yo-Yo Ma, cello ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 7:19 PM Rachel Portman The Cider House Rules CBS/Sony 89031 COND David Snell ORCH Studio Orchestra

May. 13 2018

Choral Hour 5-13-18

8:00 AM 8:00 AM Hildegard von Bingen Two Alleluias (in honor of the Virgin) Opus 111 30220 ORCH Discantus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:06 AM Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat in D BWV 243 Chandos 518 COND Richard Hickox ORCH Collegium Musicum 90 SOLO Emma Kirkby, soprano SOLO Tessa Bonner, soprano SOLO Michael Chance, countertenor SOLO John Mark Ainsley, […]

May. 13 2018

#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantataoftheday for #Exaudi:…

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#morninglistening to the #Bach #cantataoftheday for #Exaudi: #BWV44
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♡♡♡ The concluding chorale is well known from it being parodied in the #MatthewPassion as “Ich bins, ich sollte büßen”
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May. 12 2018

5-12-18 Music in Maryland Mozart and Prokofiev

This week we combine something old and new.  The BSO just came out with their complete recording of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and earlier we played act one.  Tonight we play the remaining three acts.  To fill out the show we began with their recording of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony with David Zinman.  Both are lovely. […]

May. 12 2018

5-12-18 Face The Music Listings

This week our panel was bassoonist Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio, violist and pianist Annie Center who is in town from Seattle to play with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra this weekend and Dave Donovan from Pratt Library Fine Arts.  I decided it was time for a good old fashioned Viennese classical program and we […]

May. 12 2018

The Maryland Historical Society honors the Catonsville Nine

    The Maryland Historical Society is mounting an exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of a protest against the Vietnam War — one that launched a movement. Here is Joe Tropea, Curator of Films & Photographs.    

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