One of the premiere violinists in the world - Joshua Bell - will return to Tanglewood tomorrow night to perform the world premiere of Edgar Meyer’s Double Concerto for violin, double bass, and orchestra for their opening weekend. TThat performance will be conducted by Kansas City Symphony Music Director, Michael Stern, making his Tanglewood and BSO debut.
Bassist and composer, Edgar Meyer joins us. Joshua Bell will return to Tanglewood tomorrow night and join Meyer in performing the world premiere of Meyer’s Double Concerto for violin, double bass, and orchestra.
In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda,” Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of what makes a great performance, hearing a version of Bach’s Sarabande by Rostropovich before switching to the same piece by Yehuda Hanani himself.
In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani discuss what makes a great performance, hearing Chaliapin’s version of an aria from Don Giovanni alongside a contemporary version.
In this week’s “Classical Music According to Yehuda” segment, Dr. Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their discussion of the Gypsy influence on classical music, hearing Brahms’ piano quartet in D minor’s final movement.
For those public broadcasters who always ask the question: “Is classical music dead or doomed?” in interviews before every concert they air, this commentator has a simple coherent answer: “Only if you will it!” Most Public Broadcasting execs seem privately convinced but too chicken to say, what they already believe. So they ask the question, praying someone else will intone the answer they seek. Theirs’ is a suspicion fallaciously raised, ever since ‘Classical Music’ was born. In truth, as the inimitable ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong used to put it: “There’s only two kinds of music… Good and Bad