Gustav Mahler described his work “Das Lied von der Erde” as a symphony for tenor, alto (or baritone) and orchestra. While two soloists are normally featured, tenor Jonas Kaufmann is the first to be heard singing both parts on this new recording.
Breakfast Classics with Mike Goldberg—Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Classics presents two hours of your favorite classical masterpieces, interspersed with works you may not be as familiar with. The show also features interviews with local and international artists, along with selections from new classical releases. It’s a great way to start your weekend mornings!
Pianists Susan Grace and Steven Beck have both earned recognition as soloists and chamber musicians. They formed the duo piano team Quattro Mani in 1989. Their dedication to the modern repertoire has led to collaborations with composers such as George Crumb, Joan Tower and Paul Lansky. This latest recording encompasses a wide range of repertoire, from Charles Ives to works by five of today’s leading composers.
For decades Sony Classical has been accompanying superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma on his journey with Bach. This single CD brings together important and highly praised landmarks from that journey, beginning in 1982, the year of Ma’s first recording of the Six Solo Suites, which went on to win the Grammy for “Best Classical Instrumental Performance.”
Acclaimed violinist Rachel Barton Pine has released a new album celebrating the solo violin works of Nicolo Paganini. “Bel Canto Paganini” features the 24 Caprices, as well as the Introduction and Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento’ from Paisiello's “La molinara,” the Duet for One, and Caprice d'adieu.
Pine concludes the album with her own Introduction, Theme and Variations on “God Defend New Zealand,” inspired by Paganini’s legacy of creating virtuosic themes and variations.