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.
Every so often on the World Music Show I like to tackle a certain geographical area, musically speaking of course. And on this week’s show (6/24), we’re going to do just that.
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If you’re of a certain age or if you’re of a certain type—one who digested all sorts of TV shows from the late 60s, 70s, etc. then that opening line should ring a bell. It’s the opening line from the TV show “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” (Yes, I’m aware it was also a movie—ok, I actually didn’t know it was a movie until I IMDB’d it and saw that).
Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has released a new album “Mozart in Havana” on the Sony Classical label. This new album may be her most ambitious project and is a testament to music’s ability to cross all cultural and language barriers.
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.