For the Lincoln bicentennial, the Spokane Symphony commissioned American composer Michael Daugherty to write Letters from Lincoln for baritone and orchestra.
With the Super Bowl recently passed, and the Olympics gearing up, I started trying to put together a sort of classical music “dream team.”
Spreading a little love of classical music in the month of February.
Playwright and music critic George Bernard Shaw wrote of Pablo de Sarasate that he “left criticism miles behind him.
The versatility of the wind band has been widely recognized throughout Western music.The beginning of the 20th century was no exception.
It has never been easy for cellist to adapt the Bach sonatas for viola da gamba to their instrument; not that they haven’t tried.
As the trumpet was resurrected in the middle Baroque, so was the pairing of the trumpet and voice. Listen to recordings of Italian masterworks for the pairing.
Three of early music’s most celebrated musicians on one CD! Rebel: Violin Sonatas was released 10 years ago, but stands the test of time.
The acclaimed William Ferris Chorale adds to their discography with a look at new music being written in America and some works that have been overlooked.
This week, we’ll look back, however briefly, at the featured CDs for July.