Apr. 22 2019

St. Louis Concert Series

I had a chance to chat with Heather Adlesberger about the final concerts of the season for the St. Louis Concert Series.

Apr. 22 2019

Monday 04/22/19 New York Philharmonic

11:00 PM Gerald Finley sings Mendelssohn’s Elijah MENDELSSOHN:     Elijah Alan Gilbert, conductor Twyla Robinson, soprano Alice Coote, mezzo‐soprano Allan Clayton, tenor Gerald Finley, bass‐baritone Jennifer Johnson, mezzo‐soprano Benjamin P. Wenzelberg, boy soprano New York Choral Artists Joseph Flummerfelt, director

Apr. 21 2019

Music From Movies/Civilization IV 04-21-19

Classical music is part of the canon in movies, and classical music has also been featured in video games such as Civilization IV.  Here are just a few pieces that show up in my husband’s favorite video game. 🙂 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 16 in f Chandos 8885COND Neeme Jarvi […]

Apr. 21 2019

Choral Hour 04-21-19

8:00 AM Johann Sebastian Bach Easter Oratorio BWV 249 Harm Mundi 901513COND Philippe Herreweghe ORCH Collegium Vocale SOLO Barbara Schlick, soprano SOLO Kai Wessel, alto (countertenr)SOLO James Taylor, tenor SOLO Peter Kooy, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:43 AM Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana: Easter Hymn RCA/BMG 3091ORCH Metropolitan Opera Orchestra SOLO Ambrosian Singers SOLO Renata Scotto, soprano ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:50 AM […]

Apr. 20 2019

Vocalise 4/20/19

8:00 PM 8:00 PM  Ludwig van Beethoven Mount of Olives: Hallelujah Op 85 Telarc 80119COND Robert Shaw ORCH Atlanta Symphony Orchestra SOLO Atlanta Symphony Chorus ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________8:05 PM Ernest Bloch Sacred Service CBS/Sony 47533COND Leonard Bernstein ORCH New York Philharmonic SOLO Robert Merrill, baritone SOLO and Chorus  

Apr. 19 2019

Toccata listings 4/21/19

Happy Easter! On tonight’s program, music from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris by their famed organist, Louis Vierne, and a concerto by C.P.E. Bach played on a Tangent Piano.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 51402 Louis Vierne First Suite of Fantasy Pieces BNL 112742 SOLO Olivier Latry, organ 27:33 C […]

Apr. 18 2019

Thursday 04/18/19 Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts

11:00 PM Locations: Augustusburg Castle, Brühl (1-3,6-8) Performed by: Concerto Köln Conductor: Markus Hoffmann (1-3,6-8) Soloists: Anna Torge, mandolin (2,5,7) Host: Rick Fulker MUSICAL CONTENT: Part One: (1) HAYDN: Symphony No. 34 in D Minor (17:26) (2) KAUSCHLITZ: Concerto in D Major for mandolin and strings (10:30) (3) HAYDN: Symphony No. 26 in D Minor […]

Apr. 17 2019

Wednesday 04/17/19 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:           Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST:                   Gautier Capuçon, cello* Gnesin                         The Jewish Orchestra at the Ball of Nothingtown, Op. 41 Shostakovich              Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 Tchaikovsky               Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”

Apr. 16 2019

The world’s oldest paper

My publisher at Green Writers Press is floating the idea of printing Old New Worlds on hemp—and my instinctive response of “oo!” has quickly turned to Google. “Hemp hurds are favorable in comparison with those used with pulp wood.” – Jason L. Merrill, U.S. Department of Agriculture chief scientist in 1916 So what on earth is […]

Apr. 16 2019

Tuesday 04/16/19 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Beethoven:                  Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117 Lutosławski:               Symphony No. 3 Salonen:                      Foreign Bodies Shostakovich:             Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello) Janáček:                      Sinfonietta

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