Topics :: classical music

Harrison Birtwistle: Gawain

By Steven Bergman | Monday Sep 29, 2014
It is a welcome development that NMC and BBC Radio have been provided with the funding to archive this complex, 1991 opera by such the noted British composer.

Maria Callas Remastered

By JC Alvarez | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Like never before...the wait will be finally over! "Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings (1949 - 1969)" is an unprecedented look at one of music's most enduring talents in full rich high-definition!

Maxwell Davies: Resurrection

By Steven Bergman | Tuesday Sep 23, 2014
Davies' eclectic 1987 opera, exploring how society impacts the self, is re-released on Naxos Records.

Julian Wachner: Symphony No. 1, ""Incantations and Lamentations"" and Voices

By Steven Bergman | Friday Sep 12, 2014
An extensive three-disc set recognizes a quarter century of compositions from composer / conductor / organist, Julian Wachner.

Fuchs: Falling Man

By Steven Bergman | Monday Sep 8, 2014
Composer Kenneth Fuchs continues his fruitful relationship with conductor JoAnn Falletta and the London Symphony Orchestra on this new disc from Naxos Records.

Forever -- The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda

By Steven Bergman | Friday Aug 29, 2014
The latest release from the international entertainer sets her musical sights on the poetry of one of 20th century's most revered writers.

Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures (1949-2013)

By Steven Bergman | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
A compilation of songs featuring one of the most under-recognized lyricists of the musical form allows us to appreciate his contributions over the past six decades.

Maxwell Davies: The Lighthouse

By Steven Bergman | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Naxos rereleases Peter Maxwell Davies' ghostly chamber opera about the possible fate of three lighthouse-keepers in 1900.

'Othello' and 'The Stonecutters' :: Two From Goldenthal

By Michael McDonagh | Friday Jul 18, 2014
These two beautiful CDs show where Goldenthal has been and where he might next go.

Kaki King Plays River to River Festival with ETHEL

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jun 23, 2014
On Tuesday, June 24, guitar virtuoso Kaki King teams up with the acclaimed classic string quartet ETHEL for "...And Other Stories," a free show at the River to River Festival.