Olivia Giovetti takes a look at a new release by Robert Hollingworth's ensemble I Fagiolini, which reconstructs a Gabrieli work and places Viadana in the context of Monteverdi.
This week's new-release show features recordings by Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, violist Garth Knox and Caleb Burhans. A special highlight is a new recording of Berio's piano music by Francesco Tristano.
"Complete works" albums, even those centering on music written for one instrument, are usually sprawling box sets that often double as doorstops. Odd, then, that Luciano Berio's complete works for piano fit onto one single disc. More contradictory still is finding that 80-minute album to be representative of the composer's decades-long career.
A cadre of soloists and vocal artists make this weekend's New York Philharmonic performances of Falla and Orff enticing. Read on for Olivia Giovetti's review.
Before singing Carmina Burana this weekend with the New York Philharmonic, tenor Nicholas Phan will indulge in yoga, Bach and writing. Read on for more in the newest installment of our Warm Up series.
Summer in classical music usually involves a lot of travel. But as blogger Olivia Giovetti reveals, choice vocal offerings can be found this summer at Lincoln Center, Caramoor and the Bard Festival.
This week on the New Canon, we help German label Wergo celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking music with a handpicked selection from their 5-disc, commemorative box set, Music of Our Time, featuring music by Nono, Stravinsky, Schnebel, Stockhausen and Cage. It's our album (or, rather, albums) of the week.
Fifty years ago, art historian Werner Goldschmidt and musicologist Helmut Kirchmayer joined forces to capture the musical zeitgeist in the early 1960s. Half a century later, Wergo Records assembles reissues by Rihm, Ligeti, Cage and Stockhausen into a four-CD set.
Nine Stemme and Eric Owens offered standout performances in Thursday's concert performance of Strauss's Salome by the Cleveland Orchestra. Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the rainy-night performance.
Misery loves company, which leaves it in good, well, company in the world of opera. Read on for Olivia Giovetti's ten most miserable characters in the canon, and leave your own nominations.
A founding member of NOW Ensemble, pianist Michael Mizrahi is one of those musicians who is endlessly fascinated by everything (his undergraduate studies were a three-pronged focus in music, religion and physics) and is, as a result, endlessly fascinating himself.
With Wes Anderson's newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, set to open this Friday, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the operatic overtones set by the film director.
This week, a visit with the NOW Ensemble's pianist Michael Mizrahi, whose solo recording "The Bright Motion" is our Album of the Week and available this month.
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, hailed as one of the great interpreters of lieder of the last century, died early Friday in the Bavarian Alps.
Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks at some new lieder album releases, contrasted against some plucky opera recordings now available.
To round out its first season away from Lincoln Center, New York City Opera has unveiled Telemann's Orpheus. Blogger Olivia Giovetti traveled to Spanish Harlem to hear the results.
Experiments in Opera, a composer-driven collective, presented its spring series last week. Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers the results, which featured laugh tracks, graphic novels and radio transmitters.
This week on the New Canon, we take an in-depth look at our Album of the Week, the first volume of Danish composer Rued Langgaard's string quartets courtesy of the Nightingale String Quartet for Dacapo Records.
A new recording puts the spotlight on the late-Romantic Danish composer Rued Langgaard. He died virtually unknown in 1952, but is increasingly respected for his anguished symbolism and Wagnerian gestures.