Music Review

Music Review
12:00 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Music Review: Windsongs by David Loeb

David Loeb, contemporary classical composer and teacher at the Mannes College of Music and the Curtis Institute.
newmusicworks.org

 

            This album contained music composed for clarinet and wind orchestra by David Loeb a contemporary composer of Japanese music.  The CD spans 16 years in three separate compositions, and not until I had started listening to the album did I expect to hear the growth and confidence that Loeb now has in composing for wind orchestra.

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Music Review
12:00 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Music Review: Living Breathing Earth, Warshauer Impresses

A native of Wilmington, Meira Warshauer is a composer whose works have been preformed internationally and was recently featured on American Public Media's Performance Today.
http://www.meirawarshauer.com

 

            This album contains Warshaur’s two symphonies that explore places that most contemporary classical composers dare not go. 

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Music Review
12:00 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Music Review: Mahler Symphony No. 4 Preformed by Boston Symphony Orchestra

Seiji Ozawa, conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

 

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Music Review
12:12 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Music Review: Songs of Rudyard Kipling with Leonard Warren

Leonard Warren (1911-1960), famous baritone for the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

 

          British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling spanned topics including imperialism, war and children, but instead of reading Rudyard Kipling, I had the chance to hear a selection of his poems superbly preformed by famous Metropolitan Opera Baritone Leonard Warren.  This classic record has been wonderfully remastered and includes 9 songs; some more famous titles such as Gunga Din and Mandalay are featured.

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