Marin Alsop Archive
Probably the best documentary on the great conductor and composer. Leonard Bernstein, Larger Than Life, Blu-ray 2016 Directed by: George Wobbly Studio: C Major/Unitel Classica 73004 [5/27/16] Video: For 16:9 screens colof 1080i HD Audio: English PCM stereo Subtitles: English, German, French, Korean, Japanese Extras: Bonus interviews with conductors Dudomel, Nagano, Alsop Length: 76 min. […]
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 3; Scythian Suite; Autumn – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
A fine performance in excellent surround on audio-only Blu-ray.
Ten Best Classical Music Comedies and Parodies; Complete Peabody Panel on the Uncertain Future of Classical Music; Sharp Introduces World’s First Wireless Hi-Res Audio Player; Possible Dangers of Wireless Radiation
PROKOFIEFF: Symphonies No. 1 “Classical” and No. 2; Dreams – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
Another fine audio-only Blu-ray of Prokofieff symphonies with Marin Alsop.
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 4; The Prodigal Son – Sao Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos Pure Audio Blu-ray
A fine performance in hi-res surround of two Prokofiev’s allied scores.
Cut the Cord, Cont.; Classical News
KEVIN PUTS: If I Were a Swan; To Touch the Sky; Symphony No.4, “From Mission San Juan” – Conspirare/Craig Hella Johnson, dir.,/Baltimore Sym. Orch./Marin Alsop – Harmonia mundi
Truly beautiful works from this break-through composer you should know.
“Dimensions – Works for String Orchestra” = GREGORY HUTTER: Deploration; LOUIS BABIN: Couleurs, La Suite du Promeneur; REYNARD BURNS: Revolutions; ANDREW MARCH: Sanguis Venenatus; CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Maid with the Flaxen Hair; RUDY KRONFUSS: River of Time; DANIEL BURNWASSER: Flux – Czech Philharmonic Orch./Robert Ian Winstin, cond./ Moravian Philharmonic Orch./Petr Vronsky, cond./ Gabriela Kummerova, Fr. horn/ Slovak Radio Sym./Kirk Trevor, cond./ Richard Stolzman, clarinet/ Concordia Orch./Marin Alsop – Navona
Very rewarding collections of new string works.
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5; The Year 1941 – São Paulo Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos (audio-only Blu-ray)
A fine hi-res surround version of Prokofiev’s best-known symphony.
A strong reading of the Mahler First Symphony from Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony should convince us of her sympathy for this ambitious composer.
DVORAK: Symphonies No. 6 & No. 9 “From the New World” – Baltimore Sym. Orch./ Marin Alsop – Naxos Audio-only Blu-ray
Alsop has raised the Baltimore Symphony to a very high standard, and the lossless Blu-ray ray audio captures it with much better fidelity than the lossy codecs of standard DVDs.
Ultimate Electronics Chains Closes; Detroit Symphony Orchestra Season Suspended; Things Looking Up for Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop New Music Director Position; Father of the 5 Browns Guilty of Abuse; Reference Recordings Grammy Win for Best Surround Album; Criterion Collection Joins Hulu Plus
* ANTONIN DVORAK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor Op. 70; Symphony No. 8 in G Major Op. 88 – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra/ Marin Alsop – Naxos audio-only Blu-ray
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The string section tone on both symphonies is especially rich and natural.
PHILIP GLASS: Violin Concerto No. 2 “The American Four Seasons” – Robert McDuffie, violin /London Philharmonic Orchestra/Marin Alsop – Orange Mountain Music
A new violin concerto by Philip Glass is a pleasant romp but the musical mind is left wanting more.