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Cypress String Quartet Cypress String Quartet from San Francisco, California has released their newest album, Beethoven: The Middle String Quartets, which features five quartets from Opp. 59, 74, and 95. Beethoven began writing these in 1806, just after he finished premiering his Eroica Symphony. These works are challenging and hard to understand. During this time […]
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2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). There are many events planned to mark the occasion, including the first-ever Sibelius Composition Competition. While there will undoubtedly be new recordings of his famous symphonies and violin concerto released this year, this celebration would best be used to discover his lesser-known […]
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Internationally acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine has put together a double-disc set album including all of Mozart’s violin concertos and the Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364, and we’re offering it to you with your sustaining membership of $15 or more (or a lump sum gift of $180). For this album Ms. Barton Pine worked with the […]
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Classical 90.5 is giving away a copy of Joshua Bell’s latest release which is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Felix Mendelssohn is credited for putting Bach’s music back into popular culture. If the current list of new recordings are any indication, Bach is still grabbing listeners’ ears. Violinist Lisa Batiashvili put out her own […]
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The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is known for its prolific recordings, mostly under the baton of Sir Neville Mariner. Violinist Joshua Bell became the ensemble’s music director in 2011, the first since Marriner, and almost immediately launched into recording with the group, starting with Beethoven symphonies 4 & 7, and in 2014 […]
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Louisville’s period instrument ensemble Bourbon Baroque will be presenting Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at the Kentucky Center’s Bomhard Theater on Saturday, March 14 at 8:00pm. Co-artistic directors of Bourbon Baroque, Austin Clark and Nicolas Fortin sat down with Daniel Gilliam to discuss their upcoming production. How this production of Dido and Aeneas is different […]
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Teddy Abrams continues to show that orchestra concerts don’t have to be formulaic, and that discovery manifest in different ways. This past Friday and Saturday evening, we discovered, for example, that a conductor doesn’t have to wear a tuxedo or black socks. We discovered that hearing a 5-7 minute harpsichord improvisation could be interesting and […]
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Nico Muhly Steinway & Sons record label recently released a new album featuring the world premiere recording of American contemporary classical Composer Nico Muhly’s Cello Concerto. The album was recorded by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jun Märkl and features premiere cellist Zuill Bailey. It was commissioned by The Barbican, Europe’s largest […]
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Mandolinist Avi Avital embarks on a Venetian journey in his latest Deutsche Grammophon album, with the Venice Baroque Orchestra and guests artists Juan Diego Flórez, Mahan Esfahani, Ophira Zakai and Patrick Sepec. “Vivaldi” includes the landmark concertos for mandolin (RV 356, 93 & 425), the Trio Sonata, RV 82; and a new recording of the […]
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For those weary of the cold and ice, the Brown Theater was a respite for shovel-worn backs on Saturday evening. Jorge Mester, very aware of the light crowd, was grateful for the “intrepid” audience and musicians in attendance. Perhaps as intrepid was his choice, and command, of three contrasting works: William Schuman’s New England Triptych, […]
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