What’s On Preview! | December 12, 2021


W.A. Mozart: Rondo in D for Piano and Orchestra, K. 382
Madrid Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Tigran Shiganyan
Sergei Kvitko, piano

In addition to being a concert pianist, Mr. Kvitko is an acclaimed audio engineer and founder of Blue Griffin Records.

CD: Blue Griffin Recording 2021 Mozart/Post Scriptum/Kvitko

Herbert Howells: Long, long ago
The Sixteen, Harry Christophers

English choral conductor Harry Christophers founded The Sixteen in 1979. This latest release is one of the hundreds that the ensemble has released over the years.

CD: Coro 2021 Carol of the Bells/The Sixteen/Harry Christophers

Florence Price: Fantasie No. 2 in F sharp minor for violin and piano
Randall Goosby, violin; Zhu Wang, piano

Randall Goosby is a student and protegé of Itzhak Perlman. On his debut CD, Roots, he explores music written by black composers or inspired by black culture. This is the first recording of a recently discovered work by American composer Florence Price (1887-1953).

CD: Decca 2021 Randall Goosby/Roots

Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat, Op. 44
Trio Wanderer, with Christophe Gaugué, viola; Catherine Montier, violin

Trio Wanderer capture Schumann’s playfulness in a group of works demanding contrast and balance…The Guardian

CD: Harmonia Mundi 2021 Robert Schumann – Complete Piano Trios, Quartet & Quintet

Interview: Rob Kennedy speaks with tenor Julian Gregory of The King’s Singers about their upcoming performance in the Triangle.

Gustav Nordqvist: Jul, jul stralande jul (Christmas, Christmas, brilliant Christmas)
Traditional, arr. by Matthias Bucher: Fröliche Weihnacht überall (Merry Christmas All Around)
The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers have been an institution as one of the world’s finest male a capella choral ensembles for over fifty years. Read about their American tour this December here.

CD: Signum Classics 2021 Christmas Carols with The King’s Singers

Stephen Sondheim, arr. Eric Stern: A Little Night Music, Suite for Violin and Piano
Opus Two

The ensemble Opus Two is comprised of William Terwilliger, violin, and Andrew Cooperstock, piano. Based on Stephen Sondheim’s 1973 Tony-award-winning musical, A Little Night Music. Includes Night Waltz, You Must Meet My Wife, A Weekend In The Country and Send In The Clowns.

CD: Bridge 2021 Stephen Sondheim: A Little Night Music, Suite for Violin and Piano

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417 “Tragic”
B’Rock Orchestra, René Jacobs

The B’Rock Orchestra, founded in 2005 in Ghent, Belgium, brings new vibrancy to the music of Baroque and Classical composers. The name is a play on the words “baroque” and “rock” René Jacobs who is well-known for his early music performances conducts Schubert’s Symphonies 4 & 5 on a Pentatone release.

CD: Pentatone 2021 Schubert Symphonies 4 & 5

Samuel Barber: Overture to The School For Scandal, Op. 5
Zurich Symphony Orchestra, James Gaffigan

Vivid testimony to the multifaceted partnership of James Gaffigan and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, their latest release invites us to explore the conductor’s American roots.

CD: Harmonia Mundi 2021 Americans: Bernstein/Barber/Crawford/Ives

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat, Op. 83
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, András Schiff
András Schiff, piano

András Schiff performs on a historic piano built about 1859 by the Julius Blüthner Company in Leipzig.

CD: ECM New Series 2021 András Schiff/Johannes Brahms: Piano Concertos

Rob Kennedy
December 12, 2021