Thursday, February 25, 2021

A tribute to Beethoven by concert pianist Hao Huang

Pianist Hao Huang celebrates Beethoven in this performance of the piano sonata Op. 109 (slightly edited for time constraints). Thank you, Hao Huang, for this moving interpretation.
Beethoven Op. 109. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivoPerformed By:Hao Huang Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in MusicS...


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Linda Holt provides insights into contemporary Chinese music in new Beijing documentary

There is no doubt about it: the future of Western classical music is closely linked to the growth and great success of "art music" in China and other Asian countries.

This topic is discussed in an exciting new video produced by the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. I was privileged to discuss my own views on this revolutionary culture shift from counter 16:40 to 22:00 on this video, which appears on YouTube, Facebook, and the Violin Channel. Please share with your friends and colleagues interested in all forms of music as well as Chinese culture and practices.


Monday, November 9, 2020

My review in this week: Tabita Berglund conducted works by Sibelius and Beethoven in a concert of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, November 6, 2020. Boris Giltburg performed the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto and, as an encore, dazzled with the final movement of Beethoven's Sonata No. 30. Review link follows:

Masterful direction: Tabita Berglund conducts the RSNO in Beethoven and Sibelius

Saturday, October 31, 2020

I Sing Silicon Valley Medley; Picasso Celebration Favorites

Here are two separate recordings I reviewed recently for : "Here I Stand" with I Sing Silicon Valley (choir) and Les Musiques de Picasso:

I Sing Silicon Valley:

Les Musiques de Picasso:

Bruckner's E Minor Mass, Aliya Turetayeva's Debut

Here are links to my recent reviews for of two separate CDs :Bruckner's E Minor Mass and Motets, and Aliya Turetayeva's debut album of Schumann favorites: