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.”
Articles by Mike Goldberg
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.
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.
Pianist Jorge Federico Osorio is “an imaginative interpreter with a powerful technique” (The New York Times). Here he pairs the final solo piano works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Included on the two-disc set are the Schubert Sonatas D. 959 and D. 960, as well as Brahms Op. 116 through Op. 119.
The Virginia Arts Festival based in Hampton Roads is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. As this season winds down, the festival presents the Requiem by Hector Berlioz, featuring the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, joined by The Choral Arts Society of Washington. This performance will be held at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk Saturday evening (May 20th) at 8:00 p.m.
This new album may be pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s most ambitious project and is a testament to music's ability to cross all cultural and language barriers. Recorded in Cuba, Dinnerstein collaborated with the Havana Lyceum Orchestra to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 and Piano Concerto No. 23.