Coronavirus and classical music in Orange County

Coronavirus Conditions Make Us Rethink the Classical Music Scene in the Decade Ahead. Voice of OC, May  6, 2020.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann: ‘Un petit Rien’

A beautiful, playful and uncharacteristic piece by Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

Rossini/Liszt: Overture to ‘William Tell’

Liszt’s spectacular transcription of the Overture to ‘William Tell.’ Great fun.

Columbo at the Hollywood Bowl

Review: Yuja Wang and a chorus of coughing

Review: Yuja Wang Displays Virtuosity and Temperament for a Puzzled Segerstrom Audience. Voice of OC, Feb. 22, 2019.

Review: Emanuel Ax plays early Beethoven

Review: Early Beethoven Gets the (Emanuel) Ax Treatment. Voice of OC, Jan. 22, 2020.

Yuja Wang unveils welcomely quirky program for her February recital in Segerstrom Concert Hall

Fashion is still TBD.

Baldassare Galuppi – C major Sonata, first movement

Bach – C minor Toccata

Brahms – Intermezzo in A minor Op. 116 No. 2

Chopin – Mazurka Op. 67 No. 4

Chopin – Mazurka Op. 67 No. 3

Brahms – Intermezzo in E minor, Op. 119 No. 2

Chopin – Mazurka Op. 30 No. 4

Brahms – Intermezzo in C-sharp minor Op. 117, No. 3

Chopin – Mazurka Op. 68 No. 3

Brahms – Romance in F major, Op. 118 No. 5

Scriabin – Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30

Ravel – Une Barque sur L’Ocean

Berg – Piano Sonata

Federico Mompou – Secreto

Scriabin – Sonata No. 5 Op. 53

Tickets here

 

Merry Christmas from Pergolesi

Merry Christmas to all. Here’s a bit of annual listening for me, not Christmas music per se, but certainly in the right mood. One of the best orchestral trombone sections in the history of the universe — Byron Peebles (my teacher), Ralph Sauer, Herbert Ausman and Jeff Reynolds — performs music by Pergolesi (or perhaps just attribute to him), recognizable from its use in Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella” Suite.

Review: Duke Ellington’s ‘Nutcracker’ at Segerstrom Concert Hall

Review: Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” gets the Ellington treatment. Voice of OC, Dec. 16, 2019.

Spotify playlist: Trombones

 

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