5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen To Right Now

[ad_1] Beethoven: ‘Diabelli’ Variations Mitsuko Uchida, piano (Decca) Slowly, slowly, Mitsuko Uchida is adding to her Beethoven discography – these “Diabelli” Variations are now joining her five sonatas and two reviews of piano concertos, Kurt Sanderling and Simon Rattle. His last one is worth the wait. There are pianists who will tell you that “Diabellis” …

5 Classical Music Albums You Can Listen To Right Now

[ad_1] Gardener: ‘St. John Passion’ Nick Pritchard, tenor; William Thomas, bass; Monteverdi Choir; British Baroque Soloists; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon) John Eliot Gardiner, “St. John Passion” remained so long that the countertenor from the first recording of the piece, Michael Chancein this new version – the third version of Gardiner – he was …

13 Albums That Revisit (and Redefine!) the Holiday Classics

[ad_1] Steve Perry, ‘The Season’ Steve Perry, formerly of Journey, must be proud of his high grades. Open “Season,” a familiar repertoire – “Winter Wonderland”, “Auld Lang Syne” – pushes into the slow tempo and range where his tenor is on the verge of falsetto. The arrangements take a vintage approach from the 1950s, with …

5 Classical Music Albums You Should Listen to Now

[ad_1] ‘Amata dalle Tenebre’ Anna Netrebko, soprano; Teatro alla Scala Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor (Deutsche Grammophon) Soprano Anna Netrebko has always been more satisfying in person—her voice blooms in the expanse of an opera house—on recordings where her super-wide vibrato feels less impressive than unsteady in close-up. On her new solo album, she struggles to …

5 Classic Albums You Should Listen To Right Now

[ad_1] Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck, conductor (Reference Records) Last month, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced that music director Manfred Honeck will extend his contract until the 2027-28 season. good for them. As I wrote two years ago, these forces new standards in standards, their recordings bring together amazing playing ideas that …

Fall New Albums Bring An Award. Pay Attention to These 3.

[ad_1] Finally, the music industry — sort of? Type? maybe? – Starting its re-awakening after 2020. Bands that were waiting to release new albums until they realistically envisioned touring are now temporarily re-emerging from extended hiatus. Rising stars, whose rise has been postponed due to the pandemic, are finally on the rise. After a long …

5 Classic Albums You Should Listen To Right Now

[ad_1] ‘Générations’: Senailé and Leclair Sonatas Theotime Langlois de Swarte, violin; William Christie, harpsichord (Harmonia Mundi) This flamboyant album was my acquaintance with the composer Jean-Baptiste Senaillé and the young violinist Théotime Langlois de Swarte, much loved by the French aristocracy in the early 18th century but now obscure. This is Langlois de Swarte’s third …

After 54 Albums, Connie Smith’s Defiant Heart Has A Lot To Say

[ad_1] What is the meaning of country music? 80-year-old singer-songwriter, “I always believed it was the crying of the heart” Connie Smith In a recent video call from his Nashville office, he said he was decorated with the distinctive palette he wore on stage. Framed by black walls and purple tufted furniture, she said, “I …