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A Classical music quiz podcast: Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats.
 
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A classical music podcast. Join the National Arts Centre Orchestra's Marjolaine Fournier and one Canada's foremost music journalists, Jean-Jacques van Vlasselaer, as they explore the symphonic form from Haydn to Shostakovich.
 
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Mendelssohn: String Quintet No. 2 in B-flat Major, Op. 87Popper: Requiem in F-sharp minor for Three Cellos and Piano, Op. 66Rachmaninoff: Trio Elegiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9For more information, please visit:LaMusicaFestival.org
 
Composer Garth Baxter calls his commitment to form and aesthetic "modern traditionalism." And indeed, his new album RESISTANCE may just offer the best of both worlds in one captivating experience. Each piece has certain features in common: they are immediately, intuitively accessible to the listening ear, and all of them draw upon Baxter's abil ...…
 
Sergei ProkofievSymphony No. 4 in C Major, Op. 112Sylvia Wagner - conductor/producerCMD German Opera Company of Berlin OrchestraSergei ProkofievPiano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16Joana Filipe Martinez - Piano SoloistDominique Beaulieu - conductor/producerCMD Grand Opera Company of Barcelona Spain Orchestra…
 
Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60 (titled Leningrad), was written c. 1939–40. Initially dedicated to the life and deeds of Vladimir Lenin, Shostakovich decided instead to dedicate the symphony to the besieged city of Leningrad on its completion in December 1941. The Leningrad première of the piece was staged while the city ...…
 
Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the music and then the words) is an opera in one act by Antonio Salieri to a libretto by Giovanni Battista Casti. The work was first performed on 7 February 1786 in Vienna, following a commission by the Emperor Joseph II. The opera (more specifically, a divertimento teatrale) was first performed at one end ...…
 
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:230,audioHeight:30 }); }); The Works Torelli Concerto For Violin and Orchestra jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_2').mediae ...…
 
This week's contestant is Jackie Aivaliotis from Pittsburgh, PA
 
Les vêpres siciliennes (The Sicilian Vespers) is a grand opéra in five acts by the Italian romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi set to a French libretto by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier from their work Le duc d'Albe, which was written in 1838. Les vêpres followed immediately after Verdi's three great mid-career masterpieces, Rigoletto, Il tro ...…
 
Frederik Magle, Danish composer, organist and pianist.His music has been performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra, Zürcher Kammerorchester, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Chamber Orchestra, Riga Philharmonic Orchestra, South-Jutland Symphony Orchestra, violinist Nikolaj Znaider, and many other ensembles and solois ...…
 
I was a very quiet child and very an introverted person. My passion was music and it’s still. My mother was a classical guitarist, but I didn’t show any interest in learning or playing guitar. I have started learning to play guitar when I was almost twenty years old. My friend convinced me into that, he showed me four chords and that was it. Wi ...…
 
Composer Richard Thompson’s three-act opera presents the life behind the name of Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of the most prominent African American poets of the early 20th Century. This dramatic performance, inspired by the hundreds of letters exchanged between Dunbar and his wife, Alice Ruth Moore, removes the masks of fame and social identity t ...…
 
Villa-Lobos: Assobio a JatoWilliams: Piano Quintet in C minorBrahms: String Quintet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 111For more information, please visit:https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
 
Capriccio, Op. 85, is the final opera by German composer Richard Strauss, subtitled "A Conversation Piece for Music". The opera received its premiere performance at the Nationaltheater München on 28 October 1942. Clemens Krauss and Strauss wrote the German libretto. However, the genesis of the libretto came from Stefan Zweig in the 1930s, and J ...…
 
A BISSEL RHYTHM is composer and clarinetist Paul Green’s PARMA Recordings debut, although it marks his second recorded exploration into the fusion between jazz and Jewish music. A performance at Merkin Concert Hall resulted in the New York Times extolling his talents: "Like a cobra intent on doing some charming of its own, the clarinetist Paul ...…
 
MYTHICAL SPACESSTEVEN KEMPER Steven Kemper makes his debut on Ravello Records with his electroacoustic album MYTHICAL SPACES. Kemper combines acoustic instruments and electronics to create meditative compositions that explore the connections between real and imaginary worlds. Kemper writes that “myths represent traces of our collective imaginat ...…
 
Marjolaine Fournier and Jean Jacques van Vlasselaer compare Brahms’ and Schumann’s first symphonies. They explore the relationships between the two composers and Clara Wieck. Schumann was alive in an extraordinary and explosive decade, Clara was nine years younger and a remarkable pianist, and Brahms, a generation apart, grew up in an entirely ...…
 
This week's contestant is Jessie J. Marshall from Tallahassee, FL
 
KID STUFF: SOLI FOR PIANO WITH PERCUSSION ORCHESTRAMcCormick Percussion Group Juxtaposing the loud and abrasive with the soft and subtle, the McCormick Percussion Group balances tumult and tender in KID STUFF. Led by director Robert McCormick, Professor of Music at the University of South Florida in Tampa, the percussion orchestra re-imagines o ...…
 
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 424Dohnanyi: Serenade in C Major for Violin, Viola and CelloBrahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25For more information, please visit:https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
 
Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23Ravel: Sonata for Violin and CelloShostakovich: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op. 147For more information, please visit:https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
 
THE MYTH OF TOMORROWEric KleinKlein’s work is smart and sophisticated, accessible even to the untrained ear, and a cool, clever blend of things both old and new.Purchase CD at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p835/The_Myth_of_Tomorrow_%28CD%29.htmlDownload at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/store/p836/The_Myth_of_Tomorrow_%28digital_downlo ...…
 
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 29Harbison: Piano Trio No. 3Dvorak: Piano Trio No. 3 in F minorFor more information about this year's festival, please visit:https://www.lamusicafestival.org/
 
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_47').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:230,audioHeight:30 }); }); The Works Symphony No. 16 1st Movement jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_48').mediaelementplaye ...…
 
THE CEILING FLOATS AWAYMATTHEW BURTNER & RITA DOVEEcoSono Ensemble Ravello Records proudly presents THE CEILING FLOATS AWAY, a groundbreaking new collaboration between sound artist Matthew Burtner, former US poet laureate Rita Dove, and ecoacoustic ensemble EcoSono. A National Endowment for the Arts commission, The Ceiling Floats Away was award ...…
 
Her husband is on a mission and has been completely loyal. Meanwhile, the wife has not as she has had a torrid love affair. Now he returns from his mission. The love affair is over and she knows that her love for her husband is all she wants from life. But now she must tell her husband what has happened in his absence. Will he forgive her or wi ...…
 
RIPPLINGRobert Morris Ravello Records is proud to present RIPPLING, a new album by composer Robert Morris. Morris recorded the album live at a “Summer at Eastman Concert” in Hatch Recital Hall, in Rochester, NY. Consisting of only two tracks, “Mountain Streams” and “Mysterious Landscape,” these dramatic compositions turn ordinary sounds of natu ...…
 
Fusion lovers will enjoy the PARMA recordings debut of oboist Margaret Herlehy in this fresh, new collection of Latin-inspired jazz. Uniquely, oboe is the central instrument in each composition. Herlehy not only meets the demands of such a challenge but exceeds them. “Choro Negro” is a prime example. To the ear it should register as Brazilian, ...…
 
As a 4th generation musician Erik-Peter Mortensen (AKA Erik or EP) started singing professionally since the age of 9, first at the Metropolitan & New York City Opera Children's Choruses, and then in many professional choirs through the present (most recently with the Schola of St. Agnes Church, in midtown Manhattan. Having naturally developed a ...…
 
SMALL STONESNancy Zipay DeSalvo, piano SMALL STONES showcases Dr. Nancy Zipay Desalvo’s exploration into both minute and immense concepts. Recorded on solo piano, DeSalvo performs the compositions translating the compressed beauty of Jason Tad Howard and the expansive universe of Daniel Perttu.Purchase CD at:http://www.classicalsavings.com/stor ...…
 
La battaglia di Legnano (The Battle of Legnano) is an opera in four acts, with music by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian-language libretto by Salvadore Cammarano. It was based on the play La Bataille de Toulouse by Joseph Méry, later the co-librettist of Don Carlos.Written as a commission from the Teatro Argentina in the "beleaguered republic" of R ...…
 
Mexican composer Felipe Pérez Santiago introduces the follow up to his 2013 album, Mantis with his first Navona release, FORMIKA, an album of chamber music. Pérez Santiago continues his series with a vast notational layering and timing propelled by traditional instrumentation. Masterful playing by choice ensembles like Tamayo and Onix, create a ...…
 
EXHALING SPACEAlejandro Rutty With EXHALING SPACE, Alejandro Rutty and his cast of remarkable performers create one hour of fresh, captivating music combining Latin and world music styles with the classical tradition. With tracks like the futuristic tango Martian Milonga and the meditative More Music for Examining and Buying Merchandise, Rutty ...…
 
MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANOMark John McEncroe Composer Mark John McEncroe's latest album MUSICAL IMAGES FOR PIANO presents a theater of the mind, performed with a delicacy that is both melancholic and nostalgic. Rather than attempting to shatter musical boundaries, McEncroe focuses on the introspective, letting the listener’s stories and memories ...…
 
Verdi's rarely performed masterpiece "I masnadieri" (The Bandit)A man becomes involved with a group of bandits. However, his innocent and highly moral fiance also becomes intrigued. How he deals with the situation is unique and heartbreaking.Performed by the CMD Grand Opera Company of Venice and recorded by Classical Music Discoveries.Download ...…
 
In light of all the musical beauty and palpable excellence of this new release, it is hard to tell whose merit it is: the Chamber Singers', or conductor David Holdhusen's? Most likely, the answer lies within the question: One cannot tell, because all elements of this recording – composers named and unnamed, the choir singers, the conductor – wo ...…
 
CROSSWINDTOWER DUOERIN HELGESON TORRES FLUTEMICHAEL RENE TORRES SAXOPHONE On CROSSWIND, flutist Erin Helgeson Torres and saxophonist Michael Rene Torres, who have performed as Tower Duo since 2007, deliver a stunning set of performances which utilize flute and saxophone. Each performance evokes a sensory or psychological experience as wide-rang ...…
 
WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKSCHORAL MUSIC BY JAN JIRÁSEKBONIFANTES BOYS CHOIR & CZECH SOLOIST CONSORTJAN MÍŠEK CONDUCTOR The Bonifantes Boys Choir showcases the best of the best of the Czech boy singers and composer Jan Jirásek over the past 20 years. WHEN THE SOUL SPEAKS demonstrates the abilities of both the ensemble and its leaders through the perfor ...…
 
Born in 1887, Florence Beatrice Price went on to become one of the first prominent African-American composers. Following a move to Chicago in 1927, her career as a composer took off, not least following the award of several prizes intended to support black composers. This success brought her to the attention of the director of Read More ...…
 
GREAT SOUTHERN LAND marks trumpeter Phillip Chase Hawkins’ recording debut. Hawkins’ decision to present the music of internationally renowned composer Brendan Collins in both duo and trio configurations clearly illustrates the exceptional synergy that exists between composer and artist. Each piece presents a unique scene, from Australian bushr ...…
 
PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER features five string duos in chronological order of their creation, though even the precise instrumental set-up of the individual parts betrays long, careful thought. With the mathematical precision and analytical construction in PIECES OF MIND AND MATTER, it would be hard to dispute that mathematics and music do indee ...…
 
The idea for THE JOHN PSATHAS PERCUSSION PROJECT: VOLUME ONE began in 2013 with John Psathas’ piano and gamelan piece Waiting: Still which Omar Carmenates arranged for percussion trio. While unknown at the time, this arrangement launched a five-year-long relationship that culminates in Carmenates’ debut for PARMA Recordings.Purchase CD at:http: ...…
 
TOKER MESSING AROUND...WITH THE CLASSICS ;)HAKAN A. TOKER “Music is a game we play… It is to be respected, but not to be taken too seriously. It belongs to all of us. It is ours to create and recreate, to mess around with, as long as we give credit.” In his own words, Toker expresses the freedom that can be found within the written page of ever ...…
 
Matthew Burtner presents the haunting beauty of GLACIER MUSIC, an electroacoustic collection featuring the Alaskan natural landscape as the central instrument. with the sounds of snow, trickling streams, and the cracks, pops, and thundering as glaciers break apart and fall. Burtner, who was born in Alaska and grew up among the glaciers, also sc ...…
 
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FROM THE VALLEY OF BACATHE CHAMBER MUSIC OF DAVID CARPENTER Charles Abramovic pianoKatelyn Bouska pianoRebecca Harris violinCassia Harvey celloMyanna Harvey violaLawrence Indik baritone Composer David Carpenter’s PARMA debut, FROM THE VALLEY OF BACA, features three works that illustrate the expansive scope of his compositional style. From the l ...…
 
YOUNG PROMETHEUSMark Volker Inspired by poetry and prose, composer Mark Volker’s latest release YOUNG PROMETHEUS is about reactions. From the philosophical reaction to the “Three Quotations" to the physical reactions in “Echoes of Yesterday," Volker creates an atmosphere that both conveys the optimistic and ominous.For more information, please ...…
 
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