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January 28, 2010

January 28, 2010

Filed under: Michael Buble,Music — Administrator @ 4:22 pm

Michael Buble Canadian tour announced for August 2010

Ayla Brown–Pick it up

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 9:54 am

January 15, 2010

January 15, 2010

Filed under: Music,Nathan Gunn — Administrator @ 9:56 am

“If lethargic tempos and portentous pauses were a recipe for artistic depth, then Tuesday’s Herbst Theatre recital by baritone Nathan Gunn would have been a dazzler.”–Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic

January 13, 2010

January 13, 2010

Filed under: Music,Nathan Gunn — Administrator @ 5:10 pm

Review: Nathan and Julie Gunn team for masterful performance in S.F. recital–Sue Gilmore, Contra Costa Times

Examiner.com review and a blog entry about it

San Francisco Classical Voice

Raw Rach

San Francisco Sentinel

January 8, 2010

January 8, 2010

Filed under: Music,Opera — Administrator @ 11:10 am

Joseph Calleja interview at Opera Plus

December 16, 2009

The Met’s Tosca on television

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 9:47 pm

Act Two of the Met’s Tosca has just ended. The production doesn’t seem objectionable to me. The singers are all more than adequate. The Scarpia is relatively young and not bad-looking. That Karita Mattila looks like an older woman in a wig throws off the dynamic of their interaction. Sometimes she has a little bit of a Lucille Ball sort of appearance. If she had been my grandmother’s granddaughter, she would have been told that she walks like a longshoreman.

I was never a great fan of Zinka Milanov, but I’d have to say that Zinka Milanov was a much better Tosca.

November 16, 2009

Joshua Bell on PBS

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At Home with Friends


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Kristin Chenoweth, Nathan Gunn, Marvin Hamlisch, and Frankie Moreno will join acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell for Live From Lincoln Center‘s telecast of Joshua Bell with Friends @ the Penthouse, to air on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 8 p.m. on PBS.

Included on the program will be performances of “My Funny Valentine” featuring Chenoweith, “O, Cease Thy Singing, Maiden Fair” with Gunn, “I’ll Take Manhattan” with Hamlisch, and “Eleanor Rigby” with Moreno.

November 15, 2009

Paul Lews & Beethoven sonatas

Filed under: Music — Administrator @ 5:42 pm




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Harmonia Mundi has issued a ten-CD set of the Beethoven piano sonatas performed by Paul Lewis. Paul Lewis performed all the Beethoven piano sonatas on tour in the USA and Europe between the 2005 and 2007 seasons, in parallel with his complete recording of the cycle for Harmonia Mundi. His recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas received two Gramophone Awards in 2008 (Recording of the year and Best Instrumental Recording).

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