Classical Beat: Washington


Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 03/03/2011

Links: second "Butterfly" cast

A link to my review of the second cast of WNO's "Madama Butterfly," with Ana Maria Martinez.

By Anne Midgette  |  08:57 AM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, opera

Posted at 06:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Link: Eugene Fodor obituary

A link to the obituary of the violinist Eugene Fodor, silver medalist in the Tchaikovsky competition, whose career later nosedived to a drug bust.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  06:47 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Links: Flórez, Hahn, City Choir and Chinese orchestra

Links to reviews of Juan Diego Flórez, Hilary Hahn, the City Choir of Washington and the Anhui Traditional Chinese Orchestra.

By various critics  |  10:06 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Links: Weekend roundup -- Butterfly, Tahiti, Schubert, and more

Links to reviews of WNO's "Madama Butterfly," the Shanghai Quartet's dynamic Freer program, "Trouble in Tahiti" at CUA, masterful Schubert trios, a viola da gamba focus at the Library of Congress, a recital linking Bach and Chopin, and Maazel's Bruckner cycle on CD.

By various critics  |  09:05 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  CD reviews, Washington

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Post-holiday for Post-Classical

The Post-Classical Ensemble announces its next two seasons -- and a great big grant from the Mellon Foundation that makes it possible.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:38 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Weekend links

Links to noteworthy reviews from around Washington; plus the William Steinway diaries, fully searchable on line thanks to the National Museum of American History.

By various critics  |  08:55 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 11:59 PM ET, 12/08/2010

In performance: Parker Quartet

Charles T. Downey reviews the Parker Quartet's concert at the JCC in Rockville.

By Charles T. Downey  |  11:59 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 12:53 AM ET, 12/03/2010

Krivine leads NSO

My review of Thursday night's NSO concert: Emmanuel Krivine conducts Louis Lortie in Beethoven, as well as Liszt and Strauss.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:53 AM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/22/2010

In performance: Fairfax Symphony

Joan Reinthaler reviews Tim Fain in the John Adams violin concerto at the Fairfax Symphony.

By Joan Reinthaler  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2010

In performance: Washington Bach Consort

Cecelia Porter reviews the Washington Bach Consort's concert exploring the milieu in which Bach composed the first movements of his Mass in B minor.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Of new beginnings

The best way to create excitement for your orchestra: have a new music director come to town.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Fricke steps down at WNO

Heinz Fricke retires as music director of the Washington National Opera.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:00 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington, Washington

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 07/21/2010

NSO wraps up "American Playlist"

A link to my review of the "American Playlist" concert last night at the Kennedy Center.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:00 AM ET, 07/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/27/2010

In performance: NOI

The National Orchestral Institute offers its final concert under Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

By Anne Midgette  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 06/04/2010

In performance: Nico Muhly at the Washington Chorus

Charles T. Downey reviews the Washington Chorus's concert of works by Nico Muhly.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 PM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2010

Fischer's finale with the NSO

A review (finally) of Ivan Fischer's final program as principal conductor of the NSO.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:10 PM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/03/2010

Ivan Fischer at the NSO

Iván Fischer takes the stage tonight for his last concert as principal conductor of the NSO. An evaluation.

By Anne Midgette  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington, Washington

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 03/06/2010

Changes: Seasons

Changes: Seasons: a concert Sunday night at the National Gallery explores "the intersection of music, architecture, technology, and art."

By Anne Midgette  |  10:05 AM ET, 03/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/13/2010

Domingo at the WNO

A link to my article analyzing some of the problems with Domingo's tenure at the Washington National Opera.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Washington, Washington