One L.A. Times Arts and Culture writer says “for core classical music fans, playing popular pieces is nothing more than pandering to the lowest common denominator.” What?
As we continue our cycle of the symphonies of Alexander Glazunov this week, we’ll have a different “Pastoral Symphony,” one with a Russian accent, his Symphony No. 7.
Concert Focuses International Spotlight on Russia’s Political Prisoners, Magazine Panel Picks Opera’s Top Singers and Joseph Horowitz encourages people to rediscover Rachmaninoff.
This Saturday, Classical 101′s Serenata and Saturday on Stage remember opera star Shirley Verrett (1931-2010).
Today’s Classical Haiku is for Rachmaninoff, who could do anything with his hands. Then again, maybe that was no great accomplishment: he had two of them.
The Columbus Symphony outdid itself this past weekend with sensational performances under the direction of guest conductor Larry Rachleff.
Background on Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Dmitri Shostakovitch’s “Symphony No. 11″ performed before a performance by the Columbus Symphony.
Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise” is not often heard in it’s original form.
John Rittmeyer saw on a calendar that this is the birthday of Danish composer Carl Nielsen, born June 9th, 1865. So, not to neglect this important artist, he recalls the composer’s Third Symphony from 1911.