On his new album titled c.1300-c.2000, the pianist begins with a medieval song by Machaut and ends with an étude by Philip Glass.
The musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra are on strike. At issue are salary and pensions. The contract expired Sunday night.
To mark the sesquicentennial of the composer's death — and a new box set of recordings — Berlioz biographer David Cairns celebrates the one-time musical misfit from France.
André Previn died Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras.
Argento began his career in earnest in the '60s, before rising to international prominence in the '70s for works that often mined the written word for inspiration.
Elizabeth Rowe, the symphony's principal flutist, filed suit against the orchestra last July. It was among the first lawsuits regarding gender pay gaps filed under a new Massachusetts law.
The composer and multi-instrumentalist's newly reissued 14th album is an intimate collection of brief solo piano compositions, first released in Japan in 1998 and hard to find since.
The mayor of Cremona, Italy, blocked traffic during five weeks of recording and asked residents to please keep quiet so master musicians could play four instruments — note by note — for posterity.
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Symphony No. 3 in c Allegro Molto E Passianato Andante Un Poco Sostenuto Presto Feroce Largamente, Allegro, Largamente Symphony No. 4: Symphonietta Humoristica Vivace Giocoso Con Molto E Con Delicatezza Allegro Non Troppo E Marcato Allegro, Un Poco Sostenuto, Più Vivace E Scherzando, Tempo I, Più Vivace Symphony […]
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Marcello Concerto A Cinque For Violin and Orchestra in D Veracini Violin Concerto in A Allegro Grave Allegro Tartini Concerto For Violin, Strings, and Continuo in Bb Grave Allegro Largo Allegro Locatelli Concerto De Chiesa in c Grave Andante, Adagio Vivace, Adagio Largo Largo Andante, Adagio Leo Concerto […]
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Torelli Concerto For Violin and Orchestra Marcello Violin Concerto in G Allegro Lerghetto Vivace ALbinoni Concerto No. 4, in A Allegro Adagio Allegro ALbinoni Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, in F Allegro Adagio Allegro Bonporti Concerto For Violin and Orchestra, in Bb Montinari Violin Concerto In Eb Adagio […]
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Symphony No. 16 1st Movement 2nd, 3rd, 4th Movements Symphony No. 17 1st Movement 2nd, 3rd, 4th Movements Symphony No. 19 1st and 2nd Movements 3rd and 4th Movements Symphony No. 20 Moderato Tranquillo Adagio Menuetto Reminiscenza Allegro Con Brio
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Symphony No. 8 Andante, Allegro Allegro Andante Allegro Energico Symphony No. 10 Dialogo, Allegro Moderato Tocatto Basso Ostinato, Allegro Ma Non Troppo Intermezzo, Andante Con Dolore Finale: Allegro Moderato Symphony No. 12 Moderato, Allegro Energico Sostenuto Con Vigore Andante Non Troppo Allegro Symphony No. 15 Movements 1, 2, […]
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley The Works Symphony No. 2 Adagio, Allegro Molto Andante Andante (Maestoso), Allegro Moderato Symphony No. 4: Atlantis Ira Dei, Legenda Posseidonia, Papylon Aedes Sacra Finis Symphony No. 6 Movements 1 and 2 Movements 3 and 4 Symphony No. 7 Movements 1 and 2 Movements 3 and 4
Listening Guide With Lew Smoley Bantock Omar Khayyam Part 1: Prelude Wake! For The Sun, Who Scattered Into Flight Before The Phantom of False Morning Died And As The Cock Crew, Those Who Stood Before Now The New Year Reviving Old Desires Iram Indeed Is Gone With All His Rose Whether At Naishapur Or Babylon […]
With Lew Smoley, and Jeeyoon Kim
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Just in time for the first day of spring (which is supposed to be right around the corner), the Twin Ports Choral Project, led by Bret Amundson, sing Stephen Paulus' warm and inviting setting of "Arise, My Love."
Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title "King of the Surf Guitar," has died at age 81.
The Arkansas-born blues singer looks back on her career and discusses "Travelin' Woman," her first album in more than 20 years.
Born 100 years ago today, Nat King Cole topped the charts year after year, sold more than 50 million records, pushed jazz piano in a new direction and paved the way for later generations of performers.