Cher Public

My new philosophy

The classical music world loves to note beginnings and endings, so “Trove Thursday” does its part in commemorating the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann’s death this year with a rollicking performance of his delightful comic opera Der geduldige Sokrates featuring a fine cast and the magnificent Akademie für Alte Musik conducted by René JacobsRead more »

The good earth

As a (by chance long-scheduled) follow-up to recent postings about Janet Baker who turns 84 later this month, “Trove Thursday” presents the English mezzo in Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde from 1970 partnered by Jess Thomas and conducted by Josef KripsRead more »

Three sisters who are not sisters

Due to bandwidth limits “Trove Thursday” must post some more modest offerings in months with five Thursdays. As in the past here are three short works—this time all for soprano. The perverse (?) line-up includes Elly Ameling angelically exalting Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate; Marisa Galvany barnstorming through Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido; and Eva-Maria Westbroek navigating uncharted American waters with Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.  Read more »

Woman on the Vergy

“Trove Thursday” offers Gemma di Vergy with the lovely, largely now forgotten Adriana Maliponte in the title role.

Read more »

Drunk in both head and heart

This week’s “Trove Thursday” offers Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice featuring Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

Read more »

Czar search

The highlight of this year’s Bard Summerscape festival must be a rare staging of Dvorak’s Dimitrij.

Read more »

Iris, hence away

Endlessly extricating her from existing contracts then negotiating new ones must make being Sonya Yoncheva’s manager the hardest job in the music business.

Read more »

The zoo story

A week from Saturday Will Crutchfield’s “Bel Canto at Caramoor” ends a 20-year run with Il Pirata.

Read more »

Out of the depths

“Trove Thursday” provides a live broadcast of Mozart’s rarely performed cantata Davide Penitente by Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie.

Read more »

We just wanna be loved

A complete live performance of Stephen Sondheim’s wildly eccentric Anyone Can Whistle featuring the divine Audra McDonald as Fay.

Read more »