The Margrave of Brandenburg never heard the six Brandenburg Concertos sent to him by J.S. Bach. Â Many surmise it was because he didn’t have musicians up to the task. Â What a waste to have these marvelous works of art gathering dust on a library shelf! A friend of mine wrote recently about a trip he [...]
Some things require very few words. Franz Schubert’s Trout Quintet is one of them. In conversation with Jennifer Hambrick, she said it was as though the gods had descended from on high to grace us with a taste of perfection. Perlman, Zukerman, Barenboim, du Pre, Mehta…amazing! Happy birthday Schubert!
Maybe it’s time to rethink having musicians trying to perform in what is almost always going to be extreme conditions in D.C. in January, or at least quit trying to make it bigger and better every four years.
The Umoja men’s chorus consisting of inmates at an Ohio prison has just issued their third CD, called Extend a Hand
Composers and musicians are determined to make music, and music lovers are determined to hear it.
Hear the acclaimed British choral group in concert at the acoustically rich St. Paul’s Church in Cambridge, Mass tonight at 7 pm on Classical 101.
Handel’s Messiah, specifically his Hallelujah Chorus, is a perennial favorite this time of year. Â However, there are other great “alleluias” which would certainly serve to make your season bright if we set aside Handel for a moment.
What that headline actually means is no more new Christmas music, at least if one musician has his way.
Two magnificent archival broadcasts form the Metropolitan Opera on Classical 101, this Saturday at 1 pm.
Most â€œDesert Islandâ€ recording lists seem to rotate the same 20 or so artists and composers, which means I donâ€™t bother to look at them. However, this list is quite interesting by what it doesnâ€™t doâ€¦it doesnâ€™t limit the musical genre.