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31.3.18

#morninglistening to #OttoNicolai’s #Mass in D...



#morninglistening to #OttoNicolai’s #Mass in D w/@museum_folkwang chamber Orchestra & #CONSONO chamber chorus on #CarusVerlag

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#WorldPremiereRecording
#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #highclassical period #Nikolai #chamberorchestra #sacredmusic #choralmusic #WorldPremiereRecordings



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New York City Ballet celebrates Robbins and Bernstein


New York City Ballet in Jerome Robbins's Glass Pieces (photo by Paul Kolnik)

Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein were both born in 1918, the former on October 11 and the latter on August 25. After a program honoring three of its major choreographers earlier in the week, the New York City Ballet offered a tribute to Robbins, its other co-founder, and the composer with whom he often collaborated, seen on Friday night in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

Robbins is most remembered for his hybridization of classical ballet with popular dance, a trend he began in his very first choreography, Fancy Free. Premiered in 1944 by the company that would become American Ballet Theater, it is set to a jazz-heavy score by Bernstein, in a foretaste of what they would create a decade later in West Side Story. The scene is wartime Manhattan, evoked immediately by the "overture," a minute or so of a recording of Big Stuff, a Bernstein original that sounds like a classic blues. NYCB's new music director, Andrew Litton, has changed the recording used at this moment to one made by Billie Holiday, the voice envisioned by both Bernstein and Robbins, although she had obviously not recorded the song at the time of the ballet's creation.

Roman Mejia, Harrison Coll, and Sebastian Villarini-Velez, the Saturday matinee's trio of sailors in a last-minute substitution, burst onto the stage one by one with cartwheels. The opening music, bubbling with enthusiasm, contains the kernel of the melody of "New York, New York, it's a helluva town" (the Bronx is up and the Battery's down, the people ride in a hole in the ground), from the musical adaptation of this ballet, On the Town. This trio was enthusiastic and physical, if not always as unified as they might have been. The style of choreography must have been bracing to see in 1944, still some years before Gene Kelly would popularize the style in countless big-production film musicals. It now feels rather dated, however, especially the interactions of the sailors with the three Passers-by, women who are minding their own business and end up basically getting harassed.


Other Reviews:

Alastair Macaulay, Then, With a Touch of Now, and a Fully Charged Prodigal Son (New York Times, January 21, 2008)

Brian Seibert, A Jerome Robbins Tribute by New York City Ballet Brims With Brio (New York Times, February 9, 2015)
The Robbins legacy came off the strongest in the first work, Glass Pieces, from 1983. Lucinda Childs had already choreographed Glass's music at that point, in Einstein on the Beach and Dance, but Robbins captured something essential about Glass's style in these excerpts from Glassworks and Akhnaten. In the opening scene (see photo above) the corps walks about busily, like the bustling city streets slowed down in the film Koyaanisqatsi, which came out just before this ballet.

Pairings and small groups of dancers in solid colors enter the scene accompanied by new musical motifs, disrupting the workaday mood with lyricism. Eventually the corps is drawn into what they are doing, a sort of metaphor for artistic inspiration. The choreography is most ravishing, however, in the slow movement, set to the "Facades" movement of Glassworks, with a gorgeous pas de deux, spotlit in front of a sort of conga-line corps silhouetted in blue light. The exceptionally strong new principal dancer Russell Janzen elegantly lifted the long-limbed Maria Kowrowski around the stage to the held, hovering notes of the soprano sax solo. The final scene, with its percussion-heavy syncopated elements, did not reveal the men of the corps in the strongest light. Conductor Andrews Sill had some trouble at times keeping musicians on opposite sides of the pit perfectly aligned in this complex, repetitive music.

The eccentric side of Robbins came across in the last piece, The Four Seasons from 1979. It is principally a choreography for the ballet of that name in the third act of Verdi's Les vêpres siciliennes, augmented by some music from the same composer's I Lombardi and Il Trovatore. The staging and costumes, with caped dancers in front of a huge, soaring crest bearing Verdi's name, seemed extremely kitschy by comparison to the week's worth of bare stages. Robbins made many jokes that matched music to movement, like the shivering ballerinas in the Winter scene. Outstanding solo work came from the poised Sarah Mearns, with an elegant, upright vertical line in the Spring section, paired beautifully with Jared Angle. Ashley Laracey was again extraordinary in the lead role of Summer, even in this least striking of the four scenes, and Ashley Bouder and Joaquin de Luz excelled in the wine-dipped concluding dances of Fall, watched over by the athletic caprioles of Daniel Ulbricht.

This program will be repeated today at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House with various casts.

#morninglistening for the #Easter Weekend: #Graupner...



#morninglistening for the #Easter Weekend: #Graupner #Passion-#Cantatas on #CarusVerlag

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w/#AntonWeberChor Freiburg & #EnsembleConcertoGrossoBerlin

#WorldPremiereRecording
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#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #ChristophGraupner #historicallyinformedperformance #historicalinstruments #WorldPremiereRecordings



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30.3.18

#morninglistening to #Berlioz’ #HaroldinItaly...



#morninglistening to #Berlioz’ #HaroldinItaly w/@JenniferStumm & @AtlChambPlayers’ Elizabeth Pridgen on @orchidClassics

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(Feel free to add your favorite viola joke, if you must! )

#classicalmusic
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29.3.18

#morninglistening to #IgnazPleyel on #cpo w/the #PleyelQuartet...



#morninglistening to #IgnazPleyel on #cpo w/the #PleyelQuartet

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in the #Prussian #StringQuartets

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#classicalmusic #baroquemusic #chambermusic #wienerklassik



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Dip Your Ears, No. 220 (Marc B.: A First Rate Second Rank American Composer!)


available at Amazon
Marc Blitzstein Piano Sonata. 1 Piano Percussion Music. 1 Scherzo, “Bourgeouis at Play”. 1 String Quartet “Italian”. 2 Serenade for String Quartet. 2
Sarah Cahill (pn); 1 Del Sol Str Qrt2, OTHER MINDS 1017 [59:28]

Marc Blitzstein only lived 58 years, but they were plenty eventful. Born in 1905 to well-to-do parents in Philadelphia, his musical talent was obvious early on. He studied piano with a pupil of Liszt and Tchaikovsky, and—briefly—composition with Nadia Boulanger and then Arnold Schoenberg. He snubbed political artists like Kurt Weill, but later became a communist party member himself and composed political songs. He was best buddies with Leonard Bernstein. He married ‘properly’ but was openly gay. For whatever it’s worth, he’s been played by Hank Azaria in Tim Robbins’ rather idealized film “Cradle Will Rock”.

In part thanks to the latter, he might now be best known for his musical-cum-opera “The Cradle Will Rock”, which made more of a political splash, than an artistic one, at the time. After that deliciously controversial success in 1936, he wrote largely for the stage and screen, which might have culminated in a commissioned opera for the MET in 1960 (Sacco and Vanzetti), had he not been meted out his early demise by three sailors he propositioned; bludgeoned after a tryst in Martinique.

“First Life”, the CD release by Other Minds (a “new music community” not-for-profit organization), showcases not this late output, but three important earlier piano works and his two forgotten string quartets. Blitzstein at his most (neo) classical, if you will. His Piano Percussion Music is more rout than romp; a vigorous, spiky piece that delights in slamming the piano lid shut a few times, courtesy pianist (and radio-host) Sarah Cahill. Stravinsky is never far away as a model, and with Antheil the work shares a kinship of spirit. The one-movement Piano Sonata that precedes it by two years, with fewer neoclassical influences, isn’t exactly the masterpiece that Berg’s op.1 represents. But what a striking work of the then twenty-two-year-old composer, all the same: A bit of a muddle and a happy mess, unashamedly uncomfortable and in-your-face.

The “Italian” String Quartet (1930) sounds like ill-digested early Schoenberg—and I mean that as a whole-hearted compliment. The early (tonal) Schoenberg quartets are marvels in their own late-romantic right, and even an ill-digested version would still bring askew gratification and enchantment to the inclined listener. The Del Sol String Quartet does excellent work in keeping the meandering lines a cohesive whole; getting the balance right between long, if broken, romantic lines and a chugging propulsive beat.

Obviously, there’s a certain amount of sameness to the second quartet, the “Serenade for String Quartet”. Three movements, each five minutes and a few seconds long, each with the tempo indication and title: Largo. “Largo, largo, largo” wasn’t so much a joke as Blitzstein’s rebellion against ever-shortening attention spans. The initial audience wouldn’t have it and expressed disapproval. Either to appease or hose future audiences, Blitzstein changed the tempo markings to “Allegro Moderato”, “Larghetto”, and “Andante Maestoso” at some point. It’s a dense and unwieldy work, but with enough going on to hold—and reward—the listener’s attention. This isn’t background-music and it’s certainly not easy-listening. But for those with interest, patience, and some proclivity toward art-through-effort, Marc Blitzstein reveals himself in this tasteful compilation as one of the finest American composers of second rank.



Andrés Orozco-Estrada new Chief Conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

The Vienna Symphony Names Its New Chief Conductor



The Vienna Symphony Orchestra has just announced that the successor to Philippe Jordan will be the Columbian-born Andrés Orozco-Estrada (*1977). He will officially start his tenure with the 2021/22 season while working closely with the orchestra in the 2020/21 season as the 'Chief Conductor Designate'. Onward to the article on Forbes: The Vienna Symphony Names Its New Chief Conductor.

#morninglistening to #belCanto, @antoineTamestit’s concept...



#morninglistening to #belCanto, @antoineTamestit’s concept album of 19th Ct. #Parisian #violamusic on @piasclassicsusa

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w/@TiberghienC, who really has a knack for working with real musician-musicians, it seems.

#Vieuxtemps #Donizetti #Bellini

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #Frenchcomposers #ItalianComposers #viola #19thCenturyMusic



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28.3.18

New York City Ballet returns with Balanchine and Peck masterpieces


New York City Ballet in George Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements (photo by Paul Kolnik)

The New York City Ballet is back in town, bringing an Easter feast of modern choreography to the stage of the Kennedy Center Opera House. The first of their two programs, seen on Tuesday night, brings together works of choreographers representing three eras: George Balanchine, Peter Martins, and Justin Peck.


Chase Finlay in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15
(photo by Paul Kolnik)
Two Balanchine jewels bookend the evening, beginning with Divertimento No. 15, from 1956. It is a banquet for the eyes, with costumes by Karinska evoking vaguely military-style dress uniforms for the men and graceful gestures that recall the social and courtly dance of Mozart's gorgeous music. Chase Finlay was a tall, chiseled presence among the three male soloists, gracefully partnering especially with Ashley Laracey in the exquisite "Andante" movement, with its extended cadenza for two violins. The strings of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra struggled, especially the violins in high passages and runs, giving the impression that conductor Daniel Capps had spent the lion's share of rehearsal time on the more complex Stravinsky scores later in the program.

At the end of the evening came Balanchine's striking Symphony in Three Movements, made in 1945 after Stravinsky suggested the title piece to Balanchine as suitable for a ballet. The last company to present it at the Kennedy Center was the Boston Ballet in 2013, and direct from the source, as it were, it was an even more bracing thing to see. The curtain rises to reveal a striking scene, the corps of women in white, belted leotards arranged in a diagonal row, one arm raised. Jagged movements that go with Stravinsky's accented, zig-zagging music were crisply defined, the dancers' hair in long ponytails fanning out at times. The solo pairing of Sterling Hyltin and Adrian Danchig-Waring, featured beautifully in the central slow movement, was a highlight.


Other Reviews:

Sarah L. Kaufman, New York City Ballet: After the fall (Washington Post, March 28, 2018)

Alastair Macaulay, Kaleidoscopes of Patterns Against Backdrop of Mozart’s Chivalry (New York Times, February 16, 2011)

---, City Ballet’s Greatest-Hit Makers Get Help From Some Old Masters (New York Times, January 5, 2008)

---, The Unstuffy Gala: City Ballet Delivers Youth and Style (New York Times, September 29, 2017)

---, One Week’s Journey Through a Whole Century in Ballet (New York Times, May 6, 2012)

---, Taking Flight: A Season of Revival (New York Times, January 28, 2011)
At the heart of the program is a brand-new choreography by Justin Peck, Pulcinella Variations, premiered by the company just last fall. Peck, whose taste in music has sometimes seemed questionable, chose brilliantly here, with the suite from Stravinsky's Pulcinella, Stravinsky's delightful neoclassical reworking of music by Pergolesi, revived after a long absence by the National Symphony Orchestra a few years ago.

Kooky costumes by Japanese fashion designer Tsumori Chisato, half commedia dell'arte by way of Watteau and half manga fantasy, highlighted the inventive movements of the dancers. Red stripes glinted on one costume with each pirouette, and a flesh-colored strip and tutu of only partial circumference made another costume seem to cover only two-thirds of a dancer's body. Breaking from the otherwise bare stage favored in the Balanchine pieces, billowy gray curtains hung above and in the wings, giving the impression of a department store window or fashion show runway.

Sarah Mearns and Jared Angle were a sensual pairing in the "Serenata" movement, but the most beautiful moments of the ballet came from the extended pas de deux of the "Gavotta" with its two variations, featuring the outstanding Tiler Peck and Joseph Gordon. Anthony Huxley proved a dynamo of energy in the "Tarantella," costumed in bright yellow stripes with streamers, reminding Miss Ionarts of an overactive cartoon bee darting among the flowers incorporated into the other costumes.

Two shorter duet pieces filled in the gaps less memorably. Tiler Peck again stood out in Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux, made in 1960 to music drawn from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Here partnered with Jared Angle, she showed remarkable poise and calm, frozen into extensions like a statuette, often accompanied by ardent violin solos from concertmaster Oleg Rylatko.

In this superior company, Zakouski, made by Peter Martins in 1992, felt a little like a drab cousin, not least for the uncomfortable overtones recently revealed about the Martins era at NYCB. (In January, Martins was forced to resign from his position leading the company, due to allegations of sexual harassment and physical abuse from former dancers; somewhat confusingly, the company announced in February that its two-month investigation did not corroborate any of the allegations.)

Indiana Woodward stepped in on short notice to replace Megan Fairchild and did so with warmth and energy, matched with the somewhat heavy-handed folk dance gestures of the excellent Joaquin de Luz. Violinist Arturo Delmoni and pianist Susan Walters performed the music, all short pieces by Rachmaninoff (including the famous Vocalise), Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, admirably from a corner of the pit.

This program will be repeated tonight and Thursday, with a second program, devoted to choreographer Jerome Robbins, performed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Various casts will dance in these performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

#morninglistening to #Kapustin #pianomusic on @naxosrecords...



#morninglistening to #Kapustin #pianomusic on @naxosrecords w/@catherinegordeladze

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27.3.18

#morninglistening to #Bach #organworks w/@MSuzukiBCJ Amazon:...



#morninglistening to #Bach #organworks w/@MSuzukiBCJ

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The second (arguably third) volume of #MasaakiSuzuki’s Bach organ works. ☆☆☆☆

#classicalmusic #EarlyMusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #baroquemusic #organMusic #historicalinstruments #JohannSebastianBach #Bach333



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26.3.18

#morninglistening to #FriedrichKuhlau #pianoquartets...



#morninglistening to #FriedrichKuhlau #pianoquartets w/#CopenhagenPianoQuartet on @dacaporecords

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Gorgeous forgotten composer on a bed of @Baerenreiter Bach.

#classicalmusic #ChamberMusic #pianoquartet #classicalmusiccollection #DanishMusic #classicalcdcollection #DanishClassicalMusic #surprisedbybeauty #SACD



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Latest on Forbes: Debussy vs. Debussy - Complete Works By Warner Classics And Deutsche Grammophon Compared

Debussy vs. Debussy




Is bigger, better? Warner goes wildly complete with its 33-disc collection of all of Debussy's works and plenty that are only partly by him. This makes it a musicologist's moist dream. DG [19 + 3 CDs + 1 DVD] banks on proven performers, though there are some high-profile surprises, especially since the new set differs very substantially from the 17-disc "150th Anniversary" Debussy Edition from a few years back. I compared the two sets in a reasonably substantial review over on Forbes and I'm happy for every reader and (less gratifying but still as effective) for every click! Right this way, please: Review: Debussy vs. Debussy - Complete Works By Warner Classics And Deutsche Grammophon Compared










25.3.18

#morninglistening to #Bach’s #cantata for #PalmSunday w/...



#morninglistening to #Bach’s #cantata for #PalmSunday w/ #TonKoopman & @AmstBaroque on @challengerec

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Happy belated birthday, #JSB! #Bach333
Tagging @WQXR

#BWV182

>Himmelskönig, sei Willkommen ♡♡♡♡

From the splendid cycle that @eratofrance dumped, back then.

#classicalmusic #cantatas #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #AmsterdamBaroqueOrchestra #BWV182 #historicallyinformedperformance #CarusVerlag #Bachedition



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#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer #Martinů...



#morninglistening to @surprisedbeauty composer #Martinů w/@MaximRysanov & @BBCSO on #BISrecords

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Terrific performances of the #RhapsodyConcerto (#ViolaConcerto), the #ViolaSonata & other #ChamberMusic for #viola & #violin. #jiříbělohlávek (RIP) conducts. Music that often only reveals its gorgeousness on second, third and fourth listening. ♡♡♡

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #CzechMusic #classicalcdcollection #jiribelohlavek #maximrysanov #20stCenturyMusic #surprisedbybeauty #SACD



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24.3.18

#morninglistening to the @tonkuenstler orch. in #StringSerenades...



#morninglistening to the @tonkuenstler orch. in #StringSerenades under #YutakaSado

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#Tchaikovsky + #Respighi + #YasushiAkutagawa

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #RussianMusic #japaneseclassicalmusic #italianclassicalmusic #orchestralmusic #tonkünstlerorchester #tonkünstler #20thCenturyMusic



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#morninglistening to #Bach cantatas w/@bach_collegiumE on...



#morninglistening to #Bach cantatas w/@bach_collegiumE on #BISrecords

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Namely the sublime but less well known BWV8 - part of Vol.24 of the #MasaakiSuzuki cycle.

>LiebsterGott, wenn werd’ ich sterben

☆☆☆☆

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23.3.18

#morninglistening to #Prokofiev’s Second #Symphony...



#morninglistening to #Prokofiev’s Second #Symphony w/@GuerzenichOrch on @capricciorec

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in the complete #symphonies. One of the best sets, in fact (a.k.a. “opinion” 😉)

#classicalmusic #prokofjew
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#morninglistening to @phyllistoypiano & @NathanDavis_...



#morninglistening to @phyllistoypiano & @NathanDavis_ w/#InternationalContemporaryEnsemble

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5zKtuO6 “On the nature of Thingness”

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #womencomposers #americanmusic #contemporarymusic #21stcenturyclassical #americanclassicalmusic (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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22.3.18

#morninglistening to #Mozart #violinsonatas on @hyperionrecords...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #violinsonatas on @hyperionrecords w/Alina Ibragimova & @TiberghienC

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(And #PianoSonatas w/obbligato violin.)

Volume 2 of their compleye cycle of Mozart violin sonatas.
#classicalmusic #ChamberMusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #wienerklassik #violinsonata #alinaibragimova #cedrictiberghien / #cédrictiberghien



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#morninglistening to #Mozart #violinsonatas on @hyperionrecords...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #violinsonatas on @hyperionrecords w/Alina Ibragimova & @TiberghienC

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And #PianoSonatas w/ obbligato violin

Volume 3 of their compleye cycle of Mozart violin sonatas.

#classicalmusic #ChamberMusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #wienerklassik #violinsonata #alinaibragimova #cedrictiberghien / #cédrictiberghien



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21.3.18

#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/ the @VLuminis on...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/ the @VLuminis on @alpha_classics / @outheremusic

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Happy birthday, #JSB!

#BWV106 #BWV150 #BWV131 #BWV12

Favorites galore: One of the best Cantata releases in a while!

>Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit
>Nach Dir, Herr, verlanget mich
>Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu Dir
>Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

♡♡♡♡

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #VoxLuminis #ActusTragicus #historicallyinformedperformance #CarusVerlag #Bachedition



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#morninglistening to birthday-boy #Bach on @RondeauMusic in his...



#morninglistening to birthday-boy #Bach on @RondeauMusic in his #organmusic

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w/#UllrichBoehme to benefit @DHVSchweitzer

Happy 333rd birthday!
Performed on the organ of St.Thomas in #Strasbourg / #straßburg ☆☆☆☆ #classicalmusic #EarlyMusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #baroquemusic #organworks #historicalinstruments #AlbertSchweitzer



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#morninglistening to #violinsonatas by #womencomposers for...



#morninglistening to #violinsonatas by #womencomposers for cello & piano on #Gramola w/#ThomasAlbertusIrnberger & #BarbaraMoser

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Corny title, hideous cover photo, shamelessly pandering - but good music gorgeously played!

#AmyBeach #AmandaRöntgenMaier #DoraPejačević (#DoraPejacevic) #paulineviardot #MariaTheresiaParadis

#classicalmusic #SACD
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #englishclassicalmusic #womencomposers #cellosonata #20thcenturyclassical music for #violin & piano. (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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20.3.18

#morninglistening to #CarmenBraden’s “Ravens”...



#morninglistening to #CarmenBraden’s “Ravens” on @CMCQuebec, ay?!

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Music that, frankly, I have no handle on. But then that’s perhaps the point. I’m certainly enchanted. Esp. by the #SmallTownSong.

Not just #classicalmusic: pop & #violin-#piano music interspersed.
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #21stcenturyclassical #21stCenturyMusic #contemporarymusic #femalecomposers #womencomposers #ChamberMusic (ever day is #internationalwomensday)



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#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoSonatas w/@WilliamYoun on...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoSonatas w/@WilliamYoun on @OehmsClassics

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Recorded @SchlossElmau1, this is Vol.1 of the fabulous cycle that is now being released as a box.

Wholly engrossing - and solidly among my favorites next to Haebler et al.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #WienerKlassik #WolfgangAmadeusMozart #pianosonata #WilliamYoun



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19.3.18

#morninglistening on @dgclassics ’ complete #ClaudeDebussy...



#morninglistening on @dgclassics ’ complete #ClaudeDebussy Edition

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♡☆♡

Review upcoming on Forbes on the 25th.

Reveling in #Abbado’s and Boulez’ versions of #PelleasEtMelisande

#classicalcdcollection #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #PianoMusic #CompleteDebussy #opera #20stCenturyMusic #DeutscheGrammophon #DebussyEdition



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#morninglistening to #DoraPejacevic’s complete...



#morninglistening to #DoraPejacevic’s complete #solokeyboard music on #cpo w/ #NatašaVeljković

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#classicalmusiccollection #classicalmusic #pianomusic #classicalcdcollection #pianomusic #DoraPejačević #croatiancomposers #croatianmusic #natasaveljkovic #romanticism #femalecomposers #womencomposers (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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#morninglistening to #CorneliusMeister & #RSOWien in...



#morninglistening to #CorneliusMeister & #RSOWien in #Zemlisky on #cpo

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a (surprisingly?) good recording of the terrific Die #Seejungfrau (the #Mermaid #tonepoem) + “Es war einmal” Prelude & Interlude

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #germanromanticism #SymphonicMusic #orchestralmusic #AlexanderZemlinsky



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#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/ the #PurcellQuartet on...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/ the #PurcellQuartet on @ChandosRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/32UZVc8

#BWV172 #BWV21 #BWV182 from Bach’s #Weimar days.

>Erschallet, ihr Lieder
>Ich hatter viel Bekümmernis
>Himmelskönig, sei willkommen

♡♡♡

w/#EmmaKirkby, #CharlesDaniels, #MichaelChance & #PeterHarvey

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #CarusVerlag #Bachedition



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18.3.18

#morninglistening to #RebeccaClarke #ChamberMusic for cello...



#morninglistening to #RebeccaClarke #ChamberMusic for cello & piano on #Lyrita w/@RWallfisch & #JohnYork

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/9hrfBQ2

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #englishclassicalmusic #womencomposers #cellosonata #contemporarymusic #organmusic #20thcenturyclassical

music for #cello & piano. (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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#morninglistening to #Haydn #StringQuartets w/@chiaroscuro4tet...



#morninglistening to #Haydn #StringQuartets w/@chiaroscuro4tet on #BISrecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5nIPC0m

V. fine performances of the opus 20 #quartets (1-3) by the #ChiaroscuroQuartet.

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #ChamberMusic #StringQuartet #SunQuartets #classicalcdcollection #wienerklassik #alinaibragimova #originalinstruments #JosephHaydn #historicalinstruments



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17.3.18

#morninglistening on #stpatricksday to GREAT...



#morninglistening on #stpatricksday to GREAT #JohnKinsella’s #symphonies Nos. 6 & 7 w/@RTE_NSO on @RTElyricFM

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3OGofvU

@surprisedbeauty music of the first order!
#irishclassicalmusic between Sibelius and James Bond.

#classicalmusic #AmericanClassics
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #20stCenturyMusic #contemporarymusic #americanclassicalmusic #21stcenturyclassical #Symphony



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#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoSonatas w/@WilliamYoun on...



#morninglistening to #Mozart #PianoSonatas w/@WilliamYoun on @OehmsClassics

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4G94FUX

Recorded @SchlossElmau1, this is Vol.3 of the fabulous cycle that is now being released as a box.

K279, K331 & K533

Wholly engrossing.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #solokeyboard #WienerKlassik #WolfgangAmadeusMozart



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#morninglistening to fantastic #JohannSimonMayr in #sacredmusic...



#morninglistening to fantastic #JohannSimonMayr in #sacredmusic on @naxosrecords w/@FranzHauk

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/V0LB42d

#WorldPremiereRecording

A wonderful #Beethoven/#Spohr contemporary composer of operas and sacred music.

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #choralmusic #IVirtuosiItaliani #SimonMayr #BavarianComposer #Bergamo



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16.3.18

#morninglistening to #JoanTower’s #ViolinConcerto...



#morninglistening to #JoanTower’s #ViolinConcerto w/@ChoLiangLin & @nashvillesymph on @naxosrecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3VWnCXU

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #womencomposers #americanmusic #contemporarymusic #21stcenturyclassical #americanclassicalmusic (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/#RudolfLutz & the...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/#RudolfLutz & the @BachStiftung chor & orchester

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5IMyVk7

A prime example of what this increasingly impressive, supremely touching #Cantata-cycle is all about!

#BWV56 #BWV95 #BWV161

Out in early April

>Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen
>Christus, der ist mein Leben
>Komm, du süße Todesstunde ♡♡♡♡

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #BachStiftung #StGallen #CarusVerlag #Bachedition



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15.3.18

#morninglistening to #ChristaLudwig’s 90th birthday...



#morninglistening to #ChristaLudwig’s 90th birthday collection on @dgclassics while reading my interview with her in @CrescendoDE

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/7x3B6RU

Said interview, in German, also on @YouTube

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #Wagner #vocalmusic #liedmelodieartsong #Arias etc.



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#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/#AndreasScholl,...



#morninglistening to #Bach #cantatas w/#AndreasScholl, #PhilippeHerreweghe & #CollegiumVocaleGent on @piasclassicsusa / @harmoniamundi:

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/1XMrzmV

Scholl at his best!

#BWV170 #BWV54 #BWV34


>Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust
>Widerstehe doch der Sünde
>Geist und Seele wird verwirret ♡♡♡

#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #EarlyMusic #baroquemusic #choralmusic #JohannSebastianBach #historicalinstruments #historicallyinformedperformance #PhilippeHerreweghe #CarusVerlag #Bachedition



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14.3.18

#morninglistening to #Gubaidulina’s #stringquartets...



#morninglistening to #Gubaidulina’s #stringquartets @QuatuorMolinari on @ATMAClassique

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/30qfmlF

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #womencomposers #20stCenturyMusic #contemporarymusic #ATMAClassique #QuatuorMolinari #21stcenturyclassical #StringQuartet #BACH #sofiagubaidulina
(Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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#morninglistening to #Schubert w/#AndrasSchiff on...



#morninglistening to #Schubert w/#AndrasSchiff on @ECMRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/WPmQixG

Schiff on @ecm_records is exploring #originalinstruments now on this double album w/ #D894 #D960 inter alia.

#classicalmusic #AndrásSchiff #classicalmusiccollection #pianosonatas #solokeyboard #ludwigvanbeethoven #FranzSchubert #WienerKlassik #fortepiano



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#morninglistening to #MargaretBrouwer #ChamberMusic...



#morninglistening to #MargaretBrouwer #ChamberMusic w/#BlueStreakEnsemble on @naxosrecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/4RNr59X

#classicalmusic
#classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #womencomposers #americanmusic #contemporarymusic #21stcenturyclassical #americanclassicalmusic (Every day is #internationalwomensday)



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13.3.18

#morninglistening to #GrazynaBacewicz #stringquartets...



#morninglistening to #GrazynaBacewicz #stringquartets w/@LutosQuartet on @NaxosRecords

Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/3rq2UOE

A total @SurprisedBeauty composer!
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection
#classicalcdcollection #20thCenturyMusic #PolishClassicalMusic

#ChamberMusic #surprisedbybeauty #repertoireexplorer #polishmusic #stringquartet #naxosrecords
Every day is #internationalwomensday #LutoslawskiQuartet



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