Naomi Lewin appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The Naomi Lewin Theory of Obscure Music says that obscure music is usually obscure for a good reason. But every once in a while, a piece comes along that disproves the theory. What piece do you think is neglected?
Thursday, March 03, 2011
When I heard that James Levine was resigning as music director of the Boston Symphony, I felt what many people probably did: relief that he might now be able to recuperate fully from the hard few years he’s had, medically.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Naomi Lewin observes: "Through a combination of good genes and career choices, some singers, like Placido Domingo, are the Energizer Bunnies of their profession; others crash and burn far too young."
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Yale Glee Club is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend. Alumna Naomi Lewin returned to her alma mater to speak to fellow glee club members and trace the history of the group, its camaraderie and choral arrangements over a diverse repertoire.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Naomi Lewin writes: "With all the hoo-ha over Christina Aguilera's reinvented lyrics to the Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl, I have to say that I have some sympathy for her. I can relate."
Monday, January 17, 2011
Naomi Lewin observes, "At a performance the other day, the guy across the aisle from me had his cell phone on and open, sending e-mail. During the performance." How the matter was resolved is another story.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Naomi Lewin considers which music she'd listen to on a snow day -- Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, maybe, or Brahms’s First. What about you? What’s your idea of perfect music for snow?
Friday, December 17, 2010
Naomi Lewin observes: How cool is this? Instead of being bombarded by Muzak, passengers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) now tote that baggage and lift that laptop to the strains of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Trinity Church has presented Handel's Messiah every holiday season since 1770. Tonight at 7:30 pm, WQXR presents a live broadcast of the oratorio featuring the Trinity Baroque Orchestra.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
I have a very vivid memory from thirty years ago tonight.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Gustav Mahler's bittersweet songs are getting renewed attention this year. To get some insight on this, Naomi Lewin talks with Norman Lebrecht, author of the new book, Why Mahler?
Thursday, December 02, 2010
When it comes to classical piano concertos, nearly everyone agrees which is the hardest to play: Rachmaninoff's Third. Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes talks with Naomi Lewin about tackling this work.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Naomi Lewin asks: What does a nice Jewish girl know about Christmas music? After decades as a choral singer, church soloist, and radio host, the answer is, "Plenty!"
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Everyone has had the experience of singing or humming a tune that’s been driving you crazy, trying to identify it. A music discovery Web site offers some help.
Monday, November 01, 2010
"No one seems exactly sure who turned that phrase about the oboe, but it does seem to have happened long before my assault on the instrument," says our Naomi Lewin.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
For WQXR's Naomi Lewin, the biggest stars of the Met's opening-night gala were James Levine and the Met Orchestra. If you attended, give us your review.
Monday, September 27, 2010
The Metropolitan Opera season opens tonight with Das Rheingold, the first opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle. My guest today is James Jorden, who is most famous - or should I say infamous - for his alter ego La Cieca on the e-zine Parterre.com. He also writes about opera for the New York Post.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Erich Kunzel, long-time conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, died a year ago, at the age of 74. Kunzel wasn’t just Cincinnati’s conductor -- for nearly two decades, he led the National Symphony Orchestra in A Capitol Fourth and Memorial Day concerts on the lawn of the Capitol Building that were broadcast around the country on PBS.