Haydn in plain sight + MORE
Today’s News & Buzz
Happily still available as an inexpensive 20-CD set, Antal Dorati’s superb series of Haydn operas was widely acclaimed as each opera was released on Philips LPs, but they didn’t have had much of an effect in encouraging stagings of those works…
We’re about two months away from the latest installment in the annual orchestra compensation reports so I thought it would be fun to take a quick look back at the music director installment from last year’s series.
If you recall, this was one of the biggest bombshells in the entire series history in that it reported Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) music director Jaap van Zweden’s bank-busting $5,110,538 annual compensation…
The winners of the 12th annual BBC Music Magazine Awards have been announced, with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra topping a starry list…
The hall will cost 150 million rubles – around $2 million – and Gergiev is paying for it himself.
The house, formerly a trade union rest home, was given to him by the Governor of St Petersburg in 2005…
Born on this day in 1903 baritone Josef Herrmann.
Born on this day in 1906 tenor Giovanni Malipiero.
Happy 74th birthday conductor John Eliot Gardiner…
Violin Concerto, String Quartet, Time Alone
Baird Dodge, violin; Chicago Symphony, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen;
Color Field Quartet
Laura Strickling, soprano; Thomas Sauer, piano
On his latest CD for Yarlung, composer James Matheson presents strong essays in both the concerto and string quartet genres…
1 Barenboim conducts Birtwistle premiere (July 16)
2 A European Requiem by James MacMillan – couldn’t be more timely (July 30)
3 William Christie conducts Handel’s Israel in Egypt (Aug 1)
4 Bychkov conducts Khovanshchina (Aug 6)
5 Rattle conducts Gurrelieder (Aug 19)
6 La Scala Orch plays Respighi (Aug 25)
7 Cincinnati plays Copland’s Lincoln Portrait – also timely (Aug 27)
8 Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for A Mad King (Sept 2)
9 Mendelssohn Day with Freiburg (Sep 3)
10 Prom 19: Relaxed Prom
The BBC’s first ever Relaxed Prom is suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted…