Review: ‘Aida’ in a sandbox

Amneris (Milena Kitic) and Aida (Kelebogile Besong) sing in th

Review: Aida. Beyond the Curtain, February, 2017.

photo: Nick Koon


Video: Bruckner Symphony No. 4

Exceptional. Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 90, conducts the Sinfonica de Galicia.

For Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 1923-2017

Library buy


Picked this up at the local library today for a buck. Looks in good condition. Liner notes say 1960. Anyone heard it?

Happy 90th birthday, Leontyne Price

“Dove sono” from “The Marriage of Figaro.”

Video: John Williams: ‘Soundings’

Happy 85th birthday to John Williams. Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Video: Yuja Wang plays Bizet/Horowitz ‘Carmen Variations’

Audio: Berlioz: Overture to ‘Benvenuto Cellini’

Colin Davis conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Happy birthday, Philip Glass

Mr. Glass is 80 today. I had the privilege of interviewing him once, and he was just great, friendly, humorous and engaging. Here’s one of my favorite pieces by him.

Review: San Diego Symphony, James Gaffigan, American music festival


Review: At San Diego SO, An American Fest and Maestro Hunt. Classical Voice North America, Jan. 30, 2017.