Thursday, August 16, 2012
This weekend's highlights include a Beethoven Clarinet Trio, an ensemble from Juilliard doing Vivaldi, and another Mostly Mozart performance with Joshua Bell.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
For this Saturday’s cartoon we celebrate the end of the 2012 Olympics with "Chariots of Fur," a 1994 Looney Tunes cartoon that features Bedrich Smetana’s "Dance of the Comedians".
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Our picks for this weekend include Pablo Heras-Casado at Mostly Mozart, chamber music at the Norfolk Music Festival, the Avalon String Quartet at Bargemusic and The Music Man at Glimmerglass.
Saturday, August 04, 2012
The 1952 Tom and Jerry cartoon "Johann Mouse" begins, "This is the story of a waltzing mouse. His name was Johann and he lived in Vienna in the home of Johann Strauss."
Thursday, August 02, 2012
This weekend's highlights include a jazz arrangement of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, the JACK Quartet on Governor's Island, and three performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The Bad Plus's jazz cover of The Rite of Spring probably won't incite the rioting seen at the work's 1913 premiere, but it's still a risky undertaking.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Since the early days of her career, the 25-year-old pianist Natasha Paremski has had a knack for making friends in high places. Here's how she does it.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
In honor of the upcoming Olympic competitions, what better racing music is there than Rossini’s William Tell Overture? This piece has been used in many cartoons, here are a few to pump up your Olympics spirit.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Music has played an important part in the modern Olympic games since their founding in 1896. But as far as marriages go, it has been a rocky one at times.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Vocal ensemble New York Polyphony evokes an otherworldly place with a program of sacred Renaissance music as well as a modern lullaby. Watch the videos here.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The London Olympics aren't the only thing getting underway this weekend; both the Mostly Mozart Festival and the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival will open their seasons with free concerts.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
For this week's cartoon, we offer J.S. Bach's well-known Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565. Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of this organ work is featured in "Fantasia."
Thursday, July 19, 2012
This weekend is a busy one for classical music, with Brooklyn Rider at Caramoor, a Kaija Saariaho opera premiere and Armide at Glimmerglass.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
He performs with major orchestras, runs his own string quartet and is artistic director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society. But James Ehnes is also a regular guy.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
In honor of Bastille Day, this Saturday's morning cartoon is an animated musical analysis of Berlioz’s “March to the Scaffold,” the fourth movement of Symphonie Fantastique.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This weekend's picks include a performance of Mahler's Fifth at St. Bart's Church, the Linden Quartet at Caramoor, Giselle at the Lincoln Center Festival and John Cage at the River to River Festival.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James racy best-selling novel that has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, is turning readers on to an unlikely piece of music: Spem in Alium, by the English Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis.
Saturday, July 07, 2012
We know that number-one Ludwig van fan Schroeder can play just about any Beethoven piece beautifully. Here he is playing Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 3.
Friday, July 06, 2012
Using our map see where famous composers called home at various points in their lives. Among them: Stravinsky, Bartok, Britten, Bernstein and Herrmann.