Richard Strauss’ “An Alpine Symphony” is one of his biggest, most majestic works; it’s also a “tone poem” (not really a symphony) and the he ever wrote.
Hans von Bulow was a giant in 19th century music, and his career and legacy deserve to be better known. Alan Walker’s new book, Hans von Bulow, A Life and Times, goes a long way toward restoring its subject to prominence.
WOSU’s Jennifer Hambrick reviews Eric Siblin’s new book, The Cello Suites: J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the Search for a Baroque Masterpiece.
Late in his life, Strauss kept on writing music of great beauty in a romantic idiom at a time when modernism was at its height.
Established as an annual event in 1938, the Lucerne Festival is a haven for music lovers in a beautiful setting on the shore of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.
This is the music that has meant the most to me over the years, in no particular order.
Christine Brewer and waited until her daughter was grown to take her opera singing career international. Today, she is the soprano of choice for the operas of Richard Wagner worldwide. Brewer talks of motherhood and music in this interview.