Articles by Mike Goldberg
American composer Jack Gallagher’s music has been performed and recorded by major symphony orchestras and many leading solo and chamber musicians. The Cleveland Plain Dealer said his music “evokes glowing images” and exhibits “glistening personality.” He’s been the recipient of many awards, grants and fellowships. Jack is currently a Professor of Music at The College of Wooster, Ohio.
It’s time once again for the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy! The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts over a four-week period from July 8th to August 6th. It also attracts first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy.
Next week (June 25-28), Richmond will be the host city for the American Guild of Organists Regional Mid-Atlantic Convention. This will feature various workshops, recitals and concerts taking place each day across the city. It’s a great opportunity to hear the wonderful instruments we have in Richmond's churches. All recitals and concerts are open to the general public.
Organizers Grant Hellmers and Bob Gallagher stopped by our 88.9 WCVE studios to chat about the performances you’ll be able to attend.
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.
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.
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.”