Throughout his vastly prolific (104, to be precise) excursions into the symphonic genre, Franz Joseph Haydn articulated a new kind of four-movement symphony that both broke ranks with its precursor, a three-movement form, and created the benchmark for all other composers to challenge. Conducting the Heidelberg Symphony, Thomas Fey brings a brilliant litheness to these consummate examples of Haydn's genius, from the Symphony No. 82 (nicknamed "The Bear"), the joyous No. 88 and the richly colored No. 95.
By Justin Davidson on 04.22.11 in Reviews
The concerto is by tradition a showoff piece, and Mozart, who was terrifyingly agile on the keyboard and spent his childhood using it to dazzle kings and princes of the church, wrote himself plenty of vehicles. But by th...
By Daphne Carr on 04.22.11 in Reviews
This Grammy-winning world premiere recording of Polish Krzysztof Pendercki's "Credo" is a neo-Romantic choral setting of one part of the Catholic high-Latin mass. A renowned avant-garde composer known for d...
By Anastasia Tsioulcas on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Taking as his inspiration Bach's famous Passion settings, Massachusetts-based composer Osvaldo Golijov — born in a Jewish community in Argentina& #8212; creates a sprawling work that is part music, part the...
By Justin Davidson on 01.16.15 in Features
She is no longer the goofy but serious alien girl with the long flowing hair; instead she’s a sage.