Audio News for December 30 2016
The 2016 Year in Classical Music – Two of the most influential musicians of both centuries took their final curtain calls during 2016: Pierre Boulez (who blew minds in conservative classical music with his compositions) and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Austrian cellist, conductor, music researcher and founder of historic performance practice. Also deceased was Peter Maxwell […]
UNSUK CHIN: Alice in Wonderland (complete opera), Blu-ray (2013)
Clever, creative, and broadly esoteric, the whole thing is wrecked by the camera.
R. STRAUSS: 17 Lieder; Brentano Lieder, Op. 68 – Diana Damrau, soprano/Munich Philharmonic /Christian Thielemann – Virgin Classics
In the tradition of Schwarzkopf and Elisabeth Schumann, soprano Damrau renders a diaphanous visionary recital of the Strauss orchestral songs.