Congratulations to our 2019 Grammy Award Winners

02.11.19
JoAnn Falletta, Mason Bates
Grammy.com

BEST CLASSICAL COMPENDIUM:

JoAnn Falletta, conductor; Tim Handley, producer (Fuchs: Piano Concerto ‘Spiritualist'; Poems of Life; Glacier; Rush) 

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Vienna Boys Choir Winter Tour Starts February 17

02.07.19
Vienna Boys Choir
Kathryn King Media

35-City Tour Extends from Ft. Lauderdale to Ottawa

After a relaxing holiday break, the Vienna Boys Choir continues its extensive North American tour in 2019. The boys will visit primarily the midwest and southern regions of the U.S.,  performing in 32 cities in the U.S. and 3 in Ontario, Canada. Their program features a typically broad range of repertoire including sacred, secular, folk and popular titles with a focus on the great Viennese musical traditions, and a nod to North American audiences as well. Their Fall tour was received enthusiastically by audiences and critics alike, selling out Carnegie Hall and other venues, and capturing reviews like this one from the Colorado Springs Gazette: "Their lyricism, diction, and highly refined voices, trained and honed to dizzying standards, soared and sparkled throughout the evening...the world-famous Vienna Boys' Choir delivered their musical message of peace: music unites; it does not divide..." ... »

Five Days, Three Pianists, Three Generations

02.06.19
Jeremy Denk
The New York Times

The first half of Jeremy Denk’s fascinating recital at Carnegie Hall on Friday was devoted to themes and variations, beginning with Beethoven’s cheeky Variations on “Rule Britannia,” and ending with his astounding “Eroica” Variations,” a warm-up for the “Eroica” Symphony. The intricate manipulations Beethoven gives his themes in the symphony’s finale are nothing compared to the gnarly gyrations of the piano variations, which Mr. Denk, 48, dispatched with a winning combination of pluck and intensity. ... »