Archive for July 26th, 2019

Jul. 26 2019

7-27-19 Music In Maryland BSO Long Lost Recording!

By Jonathan Palevsky | Posted in Host Blogs, Music In Maryland | No Comments

Now that I’ve got your attention!  This recording of Helene Grimaud playing with the BSO was given to me by my good friend and Face The Music Panelist Dave Donovan!  I had no idea it existed.  I thought it would be nice to play four masters of the early 20th century…who might have all known […]

Jul. 26 2019

09/14/19 – Les Troyens – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Les Troyens (The Trojans)By Hector Berlioz Language – Performed in French Running Time – 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand […]

Jul. 26 2019

09/07/19 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Eugene OneginBy Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Language – Performed in Russian Running Time – 3 hours 10 minutes including 1 intermission Intensely passionate drama set to some of opera’s most sweeping, soulful, and heartstoppingly beautiful music — that is Eugene Onegin. Tatiana is a lovesick country girl, and Onegin is the sophisticated young man who callously spurns her love before […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/31/19 – Don Quichotte – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Don QuichotteBy Jules Massenet Language – Performed in French Running Time – 2 hours 30 minutes including 1 intermission More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet brought Cervantes’s universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage. Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/24/19 – Lucia de Lammermoor – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Lucia di LammermoorBy Gaetano Donizetti Language – Performed in Italian Running Time – 2 hours 55 minutes including 1 intermission If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/17/19 – The Magic Flute – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Language – Performed in German Running Time – 3 hours 20 minutes including 1 intermission Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/10/19 – Norma – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Norma By Vincenzo Bellini Language – Performed in Italian Running Time – 3 hours 5 minutes including 1 intermission Kicking off the six-opera series is Bellini’s Norma with a title-role performance by Sondra Radvanovsky described as no less than “spellbinding”, sending “jolts of vocal electricity through the Civic Opera House” (Chicago Tribune). The cast also includes Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, […]

Jul. 26 2019

Toccata listings 7/28/19

By Mark Malinowski | Posted in Host Blogs, Toccata | No Comments

On tonight’s program, Bach on the Free-Bass Accordion, A symphonic poem for 2 pianos by Liszt, and a piano concerto from Mexico.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy! 6:00 PM 44246 Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations Aria, V. 1-5 BWV 988 Thorophon 2047 SOLO Stefan Hussong,accordion 9:37 C 1 2-5 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:09 PM 44247 Johann Sebastian […]

Jul. 26 2019

Playlist: Jul/26/19

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11:32 PM Sergei Rachmaninoff — The Bells Opus: 35Conductor: Robert ShawEnsemble: Atlanta Symphony OrchestraRenee Fleming, sopranoKarl Dent, tenorVictor Ledbetter,baritoneTelarc, 80365 11:01 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 21 Key: CConductor: Jose Antonio Mendez PadronEnsemble: Havana Lyceum OrchestraSimone Dinnerstein, pianoCBS/Sony, 382442 10:44 PM Samuel Barber — Knoxville:Summer of 1915 Conductor: Thomas SchippersEnsemble: New Philharmonia […]

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