New York Philharmonic http://iowapublicradio.org en Salonen leads Ravel, Sibelius - & Salonen http://iowapublicradio.org/post/salonen-leads-ravel-sibelius-salonen <p>Join us Thursday at 7PM as Esa-Pekka&nbsp;Salonen - the Finn who resigned as conductor of the LA Philharmonic so he could get back to composing - leads the New York Philharmonic in Ravel's Mother Goose, the Sibelius Fifth Symphony, and Salonen's own Violin Concerto. The soloist is MacArthur "genius" Leila Josefowicz, who premiered the work in LA. The Sibelius, said the New York Times, was "revelatory" and the Salonen? It was "inspired." Hear it for yourself!</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 03:03:33 +0000 Barney Sherman 34613 at http://iowapublicradio.org Salonen leads Ravel, Sibelius - & Salonen Britten Serenade, Spring Symphony from NY http://iowapublicradio.org/post/britten-serenade-spring-symphony-ny <p>Join us Thursday at 7PM as the New York Philharmonic performs two masterpieces of Benjamin Britten to honor his centennial. In both works, Britten took his texts from great English poets: Tennyson, Keats, Blake and others in the <em>Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings</em>, and Milton, Blake, Spenser, Auden among others in the <em>Spring Symphony.</em> Alan Gilbert conducts, and the soloists include soprano Kate Royal and tenor Paul Appleby (fresh from his success at the Met in Nico Muhly's <em>Two Boys</em>).</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 05:09:12 +0000 Barney Sherman 34032 at http://iowapublicradio.org Britten Serenade, Spring Symphony from NY "Excellent" Handel "Messiah" from NY http://iowapublicradio.org/post/excellent-handel-messiah-ny <p>Tune in Thursday at 7PM for the first of several "Messiahs" this month on IPR - this one a highly praised concert by the New York Philharmonic under Gary Thor Wedow. <em>The New York Times c</em>alled it "excellent, with "a fleet, lithe orchestral performance, aptly complemented by the buoyant singing of the chorus." The <em>Times</em> also raved about some of the soloists, and said that "the audience, standing for the Hallelujah Chorus, applauded and cheered at the end of that section."</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 04:26:53 +0000 Barney Sherman 33616 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Excellent" Handel "Messiah" from NY Persson's Bach, Labadie's Mozart from NY http://iowapublicradio.org/post/perssons-bach-labadies-mozart-ny <p>Join us tonight at 7 as soprano Miah&nbsp;Persson - a renowned interpreter of Bach and Mozart - sings Bach's dazzling Cantata 51 (with trumpet soloist Philip Smith) then joins a team of star soloists as the New York Philharmonic gives a "glowing" performance of Mozart's Requiem under Bernard Labadie (the adjective comes from <em>The New York Times).</em></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 03:43:38 +0000 Barney Sherman 33013 at http://iowapublicradio.org Persson's Bach, Labadie's Mozart from NY We Got Cellos! (Three. In One Concerto.) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/we-got-cellos-three-one-concerto-0 <p>If you like the rich, warm sound of the cello, tune in Thursday at 7 to hear a concerto for not one but three of them, by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The performance features three exceptional cellists - Alicia Weilerstein, Daniel Muller-Schott, and Carter Brey - and the New York Philharmonic led by Charles Dutoit. Also on the program is music of Ravel, and his orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:02:14 +0000 Barney Sherman 32378 at http://iowapublicradio.org We Got Cellos! (Three. In One Concerto.) We Got Cellos! (Three. In One Concerto.) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/we-got-cellos-three-one-concerto <p>If you like the rich, warm sound of the cello, tune in Thursday at 7 to hear a concerto for not one but three of them, by Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (you might remember him from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey). The performance features three exceptional cellists - Alicia Weilerstein, Daniel Muller-Schott, and Carter Brey - and the New York Philharmonic led by Charles Dutoit. Also on the program is music of Ravel, and his orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:02:01 +0000 Barney Sherman 32377 at http://iowapublicradio.org We Got Cellos! (Three. In One Concerto.) Golijov's tribute, Steinbacher's Mendelssohn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/golijovs-tribute-steinbachers-mendelssohn <p>Join us Thursday at 7PM for a New York Philharmonic concert with something for everyone. First, composer Osvaldo Golijov's "Last Round" pays tribute to his fellow Argentine, Astor Piazzola; then the acclaimed young German violinist Arabella Steinbacher plays the Mendelssohn concerto; and finally, the sensational young American conductor Joshua Weilerstein (brother of MacArthur Genius Alisa Weilerstein) conducts Dvorak's Eighth Symphony. Tune in to hear these young talents at work with a great ensemble.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 04:39:39 +0000 Barney Sherman 31691 at http://iowapublicradio.org Golijov's tribute, Steinbacher's Mendelssohn Beethoven 9th & Turnage Premiere http://iowapublicradio.org/post/beethoven-9th-turnage-premiere <p>Join us at 7PM as Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in Beethoven's 9th&nbsp;Symphony, preceded by a musical meditation on the 9th, "Frieze" by Mark-Anthony Turnage &nbsp;in its American premiere. Says Turnage, "I've been obsessed with Beethoven from the age of eight. What a joy, therefore, to be asked... to write a piece inspired by Beethoven's great symphony. Beethoven is a towering figure, but I find him more inspiring than intimidating."</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:09:37 +0000 Barney Sherman 31049 at http://iowapublicradio.org Beethoven 9th & Turnage Premiere Weilerstein, Masur, NY in Brahms http://iowapublicradio.org/post/weilerstein-masur-ny-brahms <p>Tune in Thursday at 7PM as MacArthur &quot;Genius&quot; Alicia Weilerstein brings her cello to the New York Philharmonic, joining its concertmaster Glenn Dicterow in the Double Concerto of Brahms. Conducting is Music Director Emeritus Kurt Masur , who also leads the Brahms Symphony no. 2. Alec Baldwin hosts the broadcast.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:43:50 +0000 Barney Sherman 29977 at http://iowapublicradio.org Weilerstein, Masur, NY in Brahms Shostakovich from NY Philharmonic http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shostakovich-ny-philharmonic <p>Tune in tonight at 7 to hear the New York Philharmonic play Dmitri&nbsp;Shostakovich. American cello master Lynn Harrell is the soloist in the First Cello Concerto, and Russian conductor Andrei Boreyko leads the Fourth Symphony.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 02:50:07 +0000 Barney Sherman 29654 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shostakovich from NY Philharmonic Hampson sings Whitman, NY plays Mahler http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hampson-sings-whitman-ny-plays-mahler <p>Join us tonight at 7 to hear Thomas Hampson sing "The Wound-Dresser" - John Adams' setting of poetry of Walt Whitman about the experience of nursing in the Civil War. The New York Philharmonic also performs Gustav Mahler's Symphony no. 2, "The Resurrection." <em>The New York Times </em>wrote that Adams' "music is driven by Whitman’s words, set with a deft blend of aching lyricism and conversational naturalness. Mr. Hampson brought myriad colorings to his singing." Alan Gilbert conducts.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:19:31 +0000 Barney Sherman 28884 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hampson sings Whitman, NY plays Mahler Kavakos' Korngold, Gilbert's Nielsen from NY http://iowapublicradio.org/post/kavakos-korngold-gilberts-nielsen-ny <p>Tune in tonight at 7 to hear the amazing Leonidas Kavakos play Korngold's Violin Concerto and Alan Gilbert conduct the New York Philharmonic in two symphonies of Carl Nielsen. Erich Wolfgang Korngold - the greatest Viennese prodigy since Mozart - fled the Third Reich and afterwards made his living in Hollywood; his Violin Concerto is an outright masterpiece. As for Nielsen, he's been called "the most underrated composer of the 2oth century." Gilbert conducts the Second Symphony ("The Four Temperaments") and his Third (the <em>Sinfonia Espansiva). Wed, 04 Sep 2013 04:27:35 +0000 Barney Sherman 28521 at http://iowapublicradio.org Kavakos' Korngold, Gilbert's Nielsen from NY Stravinsky & Two Sorts of "Russian-ness" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/stravinsky-two-sorts-russian-ness <p>Tune in tonight at 7 as Alan Gilbert leads the New York Philharmonic in a concert that contrasts two kinds of "Russian-ness" in Stravinsky. "The Fairy's Kiss" is his loving tribute to Tchaikovsky; "Petroushka" bursts with Russian color and Russian folk themes.</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:38:43 +0000 Barney Sherman 28249 at http://iowapublicradio.org Stravinsky & Two Sorts of "Russian-ness" NY Phil's "CONTACT!" Thursday at 7PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ny-phils-contact-thursday-7pm <p>"These are pieces we really wanted to play." That's the unifying theme for the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! new music series, given at the Metropolitan Museum, and you can hear the latest concert Thursday at 7 PM. The young American conductor Jayce Ogren leads the world premieres of two Philharmonic commissions, Andy Akiho’s <em>Oscillate </em>and Jude Vaclavik’s SHOCK WAVES, as well as the New York premiere of Andrew Norman’s <em>Try</em>. Then,music director Alan Gilbert leads the U.S. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:35:02 +0000 Barney Sherman 27086 at http://iowapublicradio.org NY Phil's "CONTACT!" Thursday at 7PM Hear Trifonov (seriously!). 7 PM Thursday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-trifonov-seriously-7-pm-thursday <p>Every four years the International Tchaikovsky Competition considers giving a pianist its First Prize. Some years it just doesn't. But in 2011 it gave Daniel Trifonov not only a First for piano, but also its overall Gold Medal. (He also took first at the Rubinstein Competition in Israel.) Hear him perform Prokofiev's marvelous Third Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic on Thurday night's concert broadcast. The orchestra also performs Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade under music director Alan Gilbert.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:30:12 +0000 Barney Sherman 24182 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Trifonov (seriously!). 7 PM Thursday Hear Ax in Schumann and Haydn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hear-ax-schumann-and-haydn <p>Why is Yo-Yo Ma pointing to his recital buddy, Emmanuel Ax? Find out why Ax is IT this afternoon when Barney Sherman plays his new recording of Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, and again at 7PM, when Ax performs a Haydn concerto with the New York Philharmonic. As you'll hear, no pianist plays Schumann and Haydn better. Also on the New York Philharmonic program: Christopher Rouse's Symphony no. 3 (his take on Prokofiev), and music director Alan Gilbert's symphonic synthesis of music from Wagner's Ring Cycle.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:59:20 +0000 Barney Sherman 23780 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hear Ax in Schumann and Haydn Marsalis and NY Phil Thursday at 7 PM http://iowapublicradio.org/post/marsalis-and-ny-phil-thursday-7-pm <p>Tune in Thursday to hear the New York Philharmonic perform Copland, Stravinsky, Shostakovich - and Marsalis. Jazz-influenced works by Aaron (the &nbsp;Clarinet Concerto), Igor (<em>Ragtime</em>) and Dmitri&nbsp;(<em>Tahiti Trot</em>) precede the Symphony no. 3<em> (Swing Symphony) </em>by Wynton, who brings his Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra along to join Alan Gilbert and the orchestra.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 02:24:28 +0000 Barney Sherman 22277 at http://iowapublicradio.org Marsalis and NY Phil Thursday at 7 PM Andras Schiff Leads NY Phil Bachfest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/andras-schiff-leads-ny-phil-bachfest <p>Tune in tonight at 7 as Andras Schiff - one of the world's supreme Bach interpreters - leads the final concert in the&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Bach Variations" Festival of the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;New York Philharmonic. The Hungarian pianist/ conductor (a winner of the prestigious Bach Prize) leads&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">two of the Bach keyboard concertos from the piano, and also conducts&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mendelssohn's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;String Symphony no. Thu, 06 Jun 2013 00:05:28 +0000 Barney Sherman 21972 at http://iowapublicradio.org Andras Schiff Leads NY Phil Bachfest Isabelle Faust's Brahms & Bach, Thursday http://iowapublicradio.org/post/isabelle-fausts-brahms-bach-thursday <p>She was once called "the greatest violinist you've never heard of" - but since then she' s won many major awards. Hear Isabelle Faust play the Brahms Concerto on Barney Sherman's show in the afternoon, and then the two Bach violin concertos on the New York Philharmonic broadcast at 7 pm. Discover why the New York Times says, "her sound has passion, grit and electricity but also a disarming warmth and sweetness that can unveil the music's hidden strains of lyricism."</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 01:11:58 +0000 Barney Sherman 21597 at http://iowapublicradio.org Isabelle Faust's Brahms & Bach, Thursday Suzuki Kicks off NY Phil Bach Festival http://iowapublicradio.org/post/suzuki-kicks-ny-phil-bach-festival <p>Tune in Thursday at 7 PM as Masaaki Suzuki - one of the world's most renowned Bach interpreters - kicks off the New York Philharmonic's month-long Bach Festival.&nbsp; The Japanese keyboardist/conductor, one of the few recipients of the Royal College of Music's "Bach Prize," has been recording the complete sacred vocal works, keyboard works, and orchestral works for the prestigious BIS label, to great acclaim. Hear him conduct Bach's Magnificat and motet "Sing to the Lord a New Song" (as well as Felix Mendelssohn's <em>Magnificat </em>and <em>Christus</em>). Tue, 14 May 2013 20:29:50 +0000 Barney Sherman 20772 at http://iowapublicradio.org Suzuki Kicks off NY Phil Bach Festival NY Phil Premieres "Prospero's Rooms" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/ny-phil-premieres-prosperos-rooms <p>Tune in Thursday at 7 pm to hear "Prospero's Rooms"&nbsp; - a piece by Christopher Rouse based on Edgar Allen Poe's&nbsp; "Masque of the Red Death" - premiered by the New York Philharmonic&nbsp; with music director Alan Gilbert. Also on the program is&nbsp; Charles Ives's Fourth Symphony, inspired in part by Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Celestial Railroad," and Leonard Bernstein's "Serenade," inspired by Plato's "Symposium," performed by Joshua Bell. The broadcast is hosted by Alec Baldwin.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 16:00:51 +0000 Barney Sherman 20071 at http://iowapublicradio.org NY Phil Premieres "Prospero's Rooms" NYPhil's Mozart, Beethoven, & French Mystics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nyphils-mozart-beethoven-french-mystics <p>Tune in at 7 tonight to hear pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard play Mozart's 23rd Concerto, plus a new concerto written for him by fellow Frenchman Tristan Murail. Also, American David Robertson conducts Beethoven's irresistible Symphony no. 2, and a work by the mystical Frenchman Olivier Messiaen. As usual, Alec Baldwin hosts this weekly broadcast of the New York Philharmonic.</p><p></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:58:52 +0000 Barney Sherman 19761 at http://iowapublicradio.org NYPhil's Mozart, Beethoven, & French Mystics