Friday, 11 December 2015 16:39

Making A List - Bob Berkman

makingalist 2014 clip image010Italian Opera Music from Operas by Rossini, Mascagni, Puccini and Verdi transcribed for Wind Ensemble by Michele Mangani (European Wind Soloists, Patrick De Ritis; Naxos CD 8.573259).

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image012Perlman & Ax Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1 in A. R. Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat (Itzhak Perlman, violin; Emanuel Ax, piano; Deutsche Grammophon CD B0023611).

 

 

 

 

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Modern Times Charlie Chaplan: The complete film score to Modern Times (NDR Radio Philharmonic, Timothy Brock; cpo CD 777 286).

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Friday, 11 December 2015 15:53

Making A List - Bob Krum

makingalist 2014 clip image002Decca’s Most Wanted Recitals this series showcases Decca's rich heritage of singers' recitals, featuring performances from some of the biggest names of the 20th Century - José Carreras, Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, Lisa Della Casa and many more! Of the fifty titles in the series, the majority have never been recorded on CD before. (Decca 50 CDs).

 

 

 

 

 

makingalist 2014 clip image006From The History of the Tchaikovsky Competition Phonodocuments (1958-1986)”.
The first ever Soviet music tournament instantly became one of the world’s most prestigious competitions. For the fifty years of its existence, the Tchaikovsky Competition discovered numerous distinguished performers such as Van Cliburn, Vladimir Ashkenasi, Grigory Sokolov, Eliso Virsaladze, John Lill, Michail Pletnev, Viktor Tretiakov, Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov, Oleg Kagan, Natalia Gutman, Elena Obraztsova, Maria Gulegina, Vladimir Atlantov, Yevgeny Nesterenko and Paata Burchuladze to name but a few. This set captures the brightest moments of eight Tchaikovsky Competitions in all categories. The recordings, including a number of never-before-released ones, were made immediately during the competition auditions. (Melodiya 10 CDs 1002349).


makingalist 2014 clip image008A Festival of Fučík Fučík: Marinarella; OnkelTeddy; Danube Legends; 14 Compositions in all (Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi; Chandos Super Audio CD 5158).

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Growing up on the Great Lakes, the BPO Pop's new Music Director John Morris Russell is looking forward to Christmas in Buffalo and especially the four-concert "Holiday Pops" series at Kleinhans, Friday morning and evening December 18, Saturday evening December 19, and Sunday afternoon, December 20. He spoke with WNED about his early musical career, how much he loves Buffalo, and why arrangers are so important.

The great Wagnerian soprano, Jane Eaglen, will be one of the three judges Saturday, December 12, from 10am to 5pm when the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions come to the Nichols School in Buffalo. The public is strongly encouraged to come (it's free!) and hear the future stars of tomorrow.  Ms. Eaglen spoke with WNED from her studio in Boston.

In concerts jam packed with seasonal favorites, JoAnn Falletta conducts a Classical Christmas with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, first at the always packed "Coffee Concert" on Friday morning, Decmber 11 at 10:30am (get there early for complimentary coffee and donuts) and then Saturday night, December 12 at 8:00pm. Both concerts are at Kleinhans.  Maestro Falletta spoke with WNED about some surprises this year.