Julia Bullock’s Strolling at night. the Dudok Quartet’s Representations. Classic residence paying attention
Classical home listening: Julia Bullock’s Walking in the Dark; the Dudok Quartet’s Reflections
In her first solo album, Walking in the Dark (Nonesuch), Julia Bullock – a memorable Theodora in Handel’s opera, staged at the Royal Opera House earlier this year – is described not by voice type but as a “classical singer”, influenced early on by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. If this hints at range and versatility, as well as emotional power, a Bullock hallmark, her choice of repertoire confirms that impression. An American, now based in Germany, Bullock is joined by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Christian Reif, in Samuel Barber’s wistful James Agee setting, Knoxville: Summer of 1915, and an aria from John Adams’s El Ni?o.
Reif (also Bullock’s husband) is her pianist in a traditional spiritual as well as songs by Oscar Brown Jr and Billy Taylor. The album’s title comes from the haunting opening line of One By One by Connie Converse, a singer-songwriter who disappeared in 1974, her fate never known. Sandy Denny’s Who Knows Where the Time Goes? ends this stirring and lyrical debut.
One a famous Soviet Russian, the other – until recently; her star is in the ascent – a less celebrated Pole: Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-75) and Gra?yna Bacewicz (1909-69), close contemporaries, both included string quartets in their output. On Reflections (Rubicon),the award-winning Dudok Quartet Amsterdam have paired Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 5, Op 92 and Bacewicz’s String Quartet No 4, both written in the early 1950s, with quartet arrangements of seven of Shostakovich’s 24 Preludes, Op 34, written at the same period, to complete the disc.
His fifth quartet is brimful of personal allusions (he was in love with his student, the composer Galina Ustvolskaya, at the time) too numerous to list here but key to the work’s inner story. Fevered and energetic, its qualities are incisively brought out by the Dudoks. Bacewicz’s three-movement Quartet No 4, written for the Polish Composers’ Union, reflects her own string-playing fluency – she was a violinist – as well as her fascination with folk songs and rhythms. Contrasts and echoes between the two are winningly explored by this fine quartet.
Jan 03 – Tampa Bay Music Sarasota Van Wezel “Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert
Waltz into 2022 with SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT, a 25-year customized in Sarasota! That comes with singers, dancers and the Strauss Symphony of The united states, this are living efficiency is a dinner party for the eyes and ears. A ravishing new model of the cherished Neujahrskonzert, this dazzling potency conjures up a golden age of Viennese observe, brimming with energy, merriment and romance
Laura Sherman harpist from broadway’s manufacturing of Wicked to Miami – congrats!
Laura Sherman was the harpist for Broadway’s manufacturing of Wicked for 15 years. Her modification was motivated, “Earlier in my occupation, I needed to deposit scholastic training because my efficiency occupation in New York City was removing. I am extremely thankful that the Frost SOM has actually made it feasible for me to return to showing my 3 likes: harp, songs concept, as well as Bach researches.” She is likewise the creator of Gotham Harp Publishing, a harp songs posting business that focuses on traditionally– enlightened transcriptions of very early songs as well as brand-new jobs by modern authors, as well as was most lately the acting editor for 2 concerns of the American Harp Journal
Laura Sherman has actually been designated to the professors of Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. As a complete– time speaker in harp as well as songs concept starting this autumn, Sherman will certainly likewise instruct a course on Bach for college students. ” I am thrilled to instruct at the Frost School of Music since it is among the widest as well as most musically varied colleges in the nation,” states Sherman. They offer the highest degree of training in timeless, jazz, as well as pop, along with songs design, songs education and learning, songs treatment, as well as songs service. Pupils are motivated to examine throughout categories as well as have possibilities to play as well as tape-record with reducing– side authors as well as arrangers with the Henry Mancini Institute. Frost likewise provides charitable scholarships to certified pupils. I am significantly eagerly anticipating developing an interesting harp workshop at the Frost School of Music as well as am thankful for the possibility.”
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