Classissima | My classical music

 

NEWS

The Well-Tempered Ear

23 hours, 19 minutes ago   -  

Classical music: A new early music vocal group — “Voces aestatis” (Summer Voices) — makes its debut this Friday night with early music by Byrd, Palestrina, Lasso and others. Also, the Madison Area Youth Orchestra (MAYCO) performs Barber, Shostakovich and Mozart on Friday night. Plus, the Wisconsin State Music Honors air on Wisconsin Public Television on Thursday night at 7.

ALERT: If you want to hear some wonderful young musicians performing, be sure to tune into the Wisconsin State Music Honors concert, which spotlights young musicians in middle and high school. The orchestral and vocal performances took place in ...

August 19   -  

Classical music: The shows will go on. Or so it seems as the Metropolitan Opera and two major labor unions reach agreement.

By Jacob Stockinger Today’s post was supposed to be the second installment of my preview of the 25th annual Token Creek Chamber Music Festival, which starts this Saturday night and will focus on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Carl Philipp ...

August 18   -  

Classical music: The Token Creek Chamber Music Festival starts Saturday. It celebrates 25 years with observing the 300th anniversary of C.P.E. Bach and by offering a wide range of works and composers that includes a world premiere by Jeffrey Stanek and a Midwest premiere by John Harbison.

By Jacob Stockinger Every year, it marks the end of the summer classical musical season in Madison. But this year brings something special. This year, the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The festival opens this ...

August 17   -  

Classical music: Early music and period-instrument pioneer Frans Bruggen dies at 79. And American media don’t care.

By Jacob Stockinger He wasn’t a maestro in the usual sense. But he surely was a master. He was a master, even though he never seemed temperamental and never received the kind of acclaim and press that typical orchestral conductors of maestros ...

August 16   -  

Classical music: The New Yorker magazine opens up its on-line archives. You can read for FREE fascinating profiles of pianists Lang-Lang, Helene Grimaud and Jeremy Denk; of mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato; and of violinist Christian Tetzlaff. Follow these links on NPR.

By Jacob Stockinger Two of the best sources for reading about classical music are NPR (National Public Radio ) with its Deceptive Cadence blog; and The New Yorker magazine , which features Pulitzer Prize -winning critic Alex Ross (below) on its staff. ...

August 15   -  

Classical music: Here is an update with more details about the memorial celebration for the late UW-Madison pianist Howard Karp on Sunday, Aug. 31, at 3 p.m.

By Jacob Stockinger Members of the Karp family have asked The Ear to fill you in about some more details concerning the memorial celebration for the late Howard Karp (below, in a photo by Katrin Talbot). As you may recall, Howard Karp, who taught ...

August 11   -  

Classical music: More University of Wisconsin-Madison concerts will again charge admissions. Plus, the School of Music launches its new website and unveils its new season.

By Jacob Stockinger Where has the summer gone? And so fast! It is hard to believe that Labor Day is now only three weeks away. And that means the opening of a new concert season is not far off. As a result, many groups are finally announcing their new ...

August 10   -  

Classical music: Is Beethoven still relevant and our political contemporary with his opera “Fidelio”?

By Jacob Stockinger You might recall that Ludwig van Beethoven (below) composed only one opera. It is “Fidelio ,” and it reflected his Enlightenment-era political ideas about equality and democracy –- despite the composer’s own ...

August 9   -  

Classical music: Is there more to say about Beethoven and his music? Acclaimed musicologist Jan Swafford thinks so, and says so in his new biography of The Ludwig.

By Jacob Stockinger By most polls and surveys, the most popular composer of classical music remains Ludwig van Beethoven (below). The surly, willful and influential musician bridged the Classical and Romantic eras, and his music retains much of its ...

August 8   -  

Classical music education: WYSO’s Youth Orchestra will perform a FREE concert of music by Antonin Dvorak, Peter Tchaikovsky, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Manuel DeFalla and more from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday night at Old Sauk Trails Park, thanks to the Gialamas Company.

By Jacob Stockinger All reports say that the 10-day tour to Argentina, completed just last weekend, was a rousing success for both members of the Youth Orchestra (below) of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras (WYSO) and for their many South ...
No previous pages | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 53 | 54 | 55 | 56 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 67 | 68 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 |

Medias | Blogs | Forums |

See also...

Classissima NEWS