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June 8, 2010

June 8, 2010

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 1:38 pm

Tête à tête avec Yannick Nézet-Séguin

June 6, 2010

June 6, 2010

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 5:17 pm

CD



amazon.com

June 6, 2010

Today Zuill Bailey’s CD Bach Cello Suites is number ten on the music bestsellers list at amazon.com.

April 13, 2010

April 13, 2010

Filed under: Books,Music,Travel — Administrator @ 10:10 am

Oprah’s ‘hidden’ life

Obama’s finger in face of Canadian prime minister

Drug violence scares off tourists to Mexico

April 11, 2010

April 11, 2010

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 12:00 pm

March 27, 2010

March 27, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Jayce Ogren,Music — Administrator @ 9:02 am

“Lieberson Songs of Love and Sorrow with Gerald Finley Premiered at BSO,”
by Mark DeVoto, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

March 26, 2010

March 25, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Jayce Ogren,Music,Uncategorized — Administrator @ 5:38 pm

LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra

Performance Dates:

Wednesday March 24, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. (Open Rehearsal)

Thursday March 25, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Friday March 26, 2010, at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday March 27, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 30, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

Program:

SIBELIUS Finlandia

SIBELIUS Valse triste

LIEBERSON Songs of Love and Sorrow, for baritone and orchestra (world premiere; BSO commission)

SCHUBERT Symphony in C, The Great

Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jayce Ogren

Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

“Finley was superb in this first performance, and Ogren did an honorable job filling in on short notice. Schubert and Sibelius rounded out the program. But the night belonged to Lieberson.”–from article “Lieberson returns to Neruda’s well,” by Jeremy Eichler, boston.com

“Lieberson’s new song cycle given a moving premiere by Finley, Boston Symphony,” review by Keith Powers, The Classical Review

Jayce Ogren

March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Music — Administrator @ 3:42 pm

Purcell: The Indian Queen


Purcell: The Indian Queen / Hogwood, Bott, Kirkby, et al.
arkivmusic.com

Release Date: 10/17/1995
Label: L’oiseau-lyre London/Decca
Catalog #: 444339
Spars Code: DDD

Composer: Henry Purcell

Performers: Emma Kirkby, Gerald Finley, Thomas Williams, Catherine Bott, Libby Crabtree,
Julian Podger, David Thomas, Helen Parker, John Mark Ainsley,
Simon Berridge

Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

Orchestra/Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble

Number of Discs: 1

Recorded in: Stereo

Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins.

This CD requires additional production time of 3-5 business days.

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic and includes liner notes.

February 17, 2010

February 17, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music,Nikolaj Znaider — Administrator @ 12:17 pm

Wednesday November 10, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday November 11, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday November 13, 2010, at 8:00 p.m.

New York Philharmonic

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Alan Gilbert, Conductor
Carolyn Sampson, Soprano
Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano
Allan Clayton, Tenor
Gerald Finley, Bass-Baritone
New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, director

New York: Thursday December 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday December 4, 2010, at 8 p.m.

Tuesday December 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn

New York Philharmonic

Sir Colin Davis, Conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, Soprano
Ian Bostridge, Tenor

New York: Thursday December 9, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.


Friday December 10, 2010, at 8 p.m.


Saturday December 11, 2010, at 8 p.m.

ELGAR Introduction and Allegro

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Symphony No. 36 in C Major, K. 425, “Linz” (1783)

ELGAR Violin Concerto

New York Philharmonic
Sir Colin Davis, conductor
Nikolaj Znaider, violin


Los Angeles: Thursday April 14, 2011, 8 p.m.

Friday April 15, 2011, 8 p.m.

Saturday April 16, 2011, 2 p.m.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Vassily Sinaisky, conductor

Nikolaj Znaider, violin

Elgar: Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Capucon brothers play Brahms at Wigmore Hall, review–telegraph.co.uk

February 14, 2010

Nikolaj Znaider

Filed under: Music,Nikolaj Znaider — Administrator @ 10:33 pm

Elgar: Violin Concerto





CD,

amazon.co.uk

“Nikolaj Znaider’s concert schedule in 2010 reaches its climax at the Barbican on November 10, when he plays Elgar’s Violin Concerto on the 100th anniversary of the first performance, with the orchestra of the premiere, the LSO, using the 1741 Guarnerius del Gèsu played on that occasion by the commissioner and dedicatee of the work, Fritz Kreisler. The conductor will be Colin Davis, with whom Znaider gave the concerts in Dresden last June from which live recordings were taken. The results are magisterial.”–from review by Hugh Canning, The Times, 5 stars

“Occasionally, a recording comes along which radically changes a great piece: Nikolaj Znaider’s amazing account of Elgar’s Violin Concerto is revolutionary. Its marketing pitch is that Znaider plays the same violin that Kreisler used for the premiere a century ago, but his approach abandons tradition for total freshness and rethinking. His playing is phenomenally precise, electric in its impact (listen to those triple-stopped chords and piercing top notes in the finale), perhaps lacking some warmth. The Dresden Staatskapelle and Colin Davis give gloriously idiomatic support; the open question is how truly Elgarian is Znaider’s very 21st-century virtuosity?”–Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, guardian.co.uk

January 30, 2010

January 30, 2010

Filed under: Gerald Finley,Ian Bostridge,Music — Administrator @ 11:30 am

29 October 2010 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London

Scarlatti: Se non qual vento
Vivaldi: La tiranna
Caldara: Lo so con periglia
Handel: Scorta siate
Handel: From celestial seats
Boyce: Softly rise

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, conductor
Ian Bostridge, tenor

9 March 2011 / 19:30

Barbican Hall
, London
An evening of chamber music

Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Gerald Finley, baritone

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