Another passing, this one of an enterprising violinist and festival impressario. Allan Kozinn at the NY Times has the details.
The NY Times’ Vivien Schweitzer likes the new recording of Michael Hersch’s solo cello music played by Daniel Gaisford. I agree completely. Hats off to Vanguard Classics (and my friends at Musical Concepts) for issuing the set and getting this excellent music the exposure it deserves. And there’s more on the way: Vanguard will be issuing more of Hersch’s chamber music, including works for violin played by Miranda Cuckson.
I do most of my classical music radio listening via the Internet: BBC Radio 3, WCPE, BR-Klassik, WWFM and WFMT are all regular destinations. So imagine my surprise…
Daniel Wakin has the details at nytimes.com, including details of a broadcast deal that was made behind Luisi’s back involving his successor, Christian Thielemenn.
Go read Phillip Lutz’s Sunday New York Times article on the goings on in New London, Connecticut.
Half a century ago, classical musicians – including then-fireband of the avant garde Pierre Boulez – would have immediately associated that nickname with one of the greatest maestros of all time, Pierre Monteux. The Sunday New York Times profiles Boulez, now one of classical music’s most respected mentors and esenior statesmen.
The New York Times‘s Steve Smith profiles the groundbreaking German record label and its iconoclastic founder Manfred Eicher.