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Album Review: ‘Auf Flügeln des Gesanges: Romantic Songs and Piano Transcriptions’
This beautifully imaginative album “Auf Flügeln des Gesanges: Romantic songs and piano transcriptions,” on Challenge Records, alternates between a song ...
December 6, 2018
Iconic but Flawed: ‘La Bayadère’ by The Royal Ballet
LONDON—Ballet is a curious art form. Where else would we accept as standard a work by a number ...
November 25, 2018
Album Review: ‘Spirito’
I caught the Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka as Marguerite in Gounod's “Faust” in Riga in 2017, and she was Vitellia in the ...
November 19, 2018
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s ‘Mass Via Victrix (1914–1918)’ Premieres After 99 Years
The composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852–1924) is so well-known as a cornerstone of Anglican and Episcopal ...
October 28, 2018
Album Review: ‘Vivaldi: Concerti da Camera’
The delightful new release "Vivaldi: Concerti da Camera" from the French label Calliope presents us with a disc of ...
September 28, 2018
Album Review: Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito’
This album is the fifth in Deutsche Grammophon's project to record the major Mozart operas with Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra ...
September 17, 2018
Album Review: ‘In Sorrow’s Footsteps’
This latest disc from The Marian Consort and director Rory McCleery (on Delphian), “In Sorrow's Footsteps,” compares and contrasts old and modern ...
September 4, 2018
A New, Yet Familiar Piece: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Benjamin Zander's new recording of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Benjamin Zander Conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 9 'Choral'" available on ...
July 27, 2018
Album Review: ‘Rheinberger and Scholz Piano Concertos’
The Austrian-German symphonic canon goes something like this: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner, and Mahler. ...
July 20, 2018
Album Review: ‘The Gasparini Album: Opera Arias’
Francesco Gasparini (1661–1727) is not a household name—yet—though we are already discovering what a big influence he had ...
July 5, 2018
An Interview With Composer Pawel Lukaszewski About His Inspirations
The Polish composer Pawel Lukaszewski is 50 this year, and, in celebration, the Tenebrae choir and its director Nigel Short released ...
July 1, 2018
Album Review: ‘Mozart in London’
An illuminating glimpse at the music Mozart heard in London during his visit in 1764–65, the two-disc set ...
June 28, 2018
Opera Review: ‘Capriccio’ at Garsington Opera
STOKENCHURCH, England—A strong cast and a radiant account of the title role show that music and art do ...
June 26, 2018
Album Review: ‘Passion and Polyphony: Sacred Choral Music by Frank Martin and James MacMillan’
It sometimes seems as if London might have a finite pool of professional singers, with familiar faces cropping ...
May 30, 2018
Album Review: Schubert: “Winter Journey” (Winterreise)
The new release “Winter Journey” from Signum Classics follows from the performances at the Ryedale Festival and Wigmore Hall of Jeremy Sams's translation ...
May 23, 2018
US Becomes Net Oil Exporter for the First Time in Decades
Paris Cleans up as Macron Prepares to Respond to ‘Yellow Vest’ Riots
North Carolina Republican Accused of Illegal ‘Ballot Harvesting’
Army-Navy Game Features Stunning National Anthem Rendition
Swath of South Faces Wintry Mess: Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain
The Associated Press
Italian Police Probing Deadly Stampede Find Pepper Spray Can
The Associated Press
Tribunal Investigates Allegations of Forced Organ Harvesting in China
Woman Who Died in Mexico Flown Home Without Eyes and Heart; Family Suspects Organ Trafficking
‘Horrific’ Spike in Mass Rape and Violence Against Women in South Sudan
The Associated Press
Body Found in Search for Murdered British Backpacker in New Zealand