Classical Music Daily — Saturday 22 June 2024


Featured today

Classical music news - Jason Phillips — American composer and combat veteran Jason Phillips has composed a symphony and completed his graduate studies at Arizona State University

Twenty-five years ago today

Site Seeing — Music website news (published 22 June 1999)

Twenty years ago today

Ensemble. Virtually perfect — Lyric Opera Cleveland's production of 'Little Women', reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz (published 22 June 2004)


Étienne Nicolas Méhul (1763); Theodor Leschetizky (1830); Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (1874); Randolph Hokanson (1915); Libor Pešek (1933); Mark Isaacs (1958); Darius Milhaud (1974); James Horner (2015); Joseph de Pasquale (2015); Harry Rabinowitz (2016)

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Derived from the late Maria Nockin's May 2012 photo 'Arizona cactus in bloom'

Recent Articles

Classical music news - Kontrapunktus — J S Bach and Telemann orchestral concerts in California

Spotlight. Often Forgotten — Geoff Pearce listens to orchestral music by Kauder, Apostel and Busch. 'There is so much beautiful music that is just waiting to be performed, recorded and listened to.'

Ensemble. A Very Satisfying Evening — Keith Bramich enjoys a charity concert in London

Ensemble. Impressively Sung — Ron Bierman listens to a song recital by Andrea Carroll and Joshua Guerrero, accompanied by Stephen Hopkins

Spotlight. Sensationally Powerful — Gerald Fenech is impressed by Sibelius symphonies recorded in Montreal. '... a quite spectacular addition to this cycle ...'

Spotlight. Outstanding Virtuosity and Style — Geoff Pearce is impressed with Telemann cantatas from Bergen Barokk. '... a very fine result ...'

Morawetz — A classical music word search puzzle by Allan Rae

Ensemble. Bringing Out the Paradoxes — Jeffrey Neil delves into the nuances of Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' in San Francisco Opera's current production

Spotlight. The Tragedy of Rage — John Dante Prevedini listens to Michael Hersch's opera 'Poppaea'. '... a sensitively crafted release ...'

Spotlight. Consistently Transparent — Gerald Fenech listens to organ concertos by Arne. '... a vibrant energy ...'

Spotlight. Beautiful Writing — Geoff Pearce listens to Janine Jansen playing Sibelius and Prokofiev violin concertos. '... there is much to be gained from this set ...'

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Coming soon, maybe ...

Ensemble. Thoroughly Attractive — Mike Wheeler listens to Glazunov orchestral music

Classical music news - Giulio Cilona — A young Belgian-American conductor has been appointed as principal guest conductor at the Opéra National de Lorraine

Classical music news - Nico Muhly — 'To the Body' forms part of the exhibition 'Yu Hong: Another One Bites the Dust' and the first performance of Muhly's work takes place today in Venice

Spotlight. A Great Discovery — Gerald Fenech listens to Mozart from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Tarmo Peltokoski. 'Inspirational performances ...'

Ensemble. Wholly Fresh Life — Roderic Dunnett attends two events in the UK to hear the work of Ian Venables

Spotlight. A Common Objective — Ron Bierman's 2011 DVD review of a concert given by Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, republished with an update about the orchestra. '... a tremendous, emotional, not-to-be-missed experience.'

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Peace comes dropping slow

Classical music news. June 2024 Newsletter — Our June 2024 PDF newsletter has just been published

Classical music news - May 2024 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month

Spotlight. Siena Vigils — Gerald Fenech listens to Italian madrigals by Vecchi. 'Inspirational performances ...'

Spotlight. In the Shadow of War — Geoff Pearce listens to piano concertos by British composer George Lloyd. '... there is much to be gained from this set ...'

Spotlight. Cinematic Imagery — Gerald Fenech warmly recommends film music by John Williams, played by the Saito Kinen Orchestra. 'Strongly recommended.'

Classical music news. Misha Kaploukhii — The UK's Newbury Spring Festival announces the winner of the 2024 Sheepdrove Piano Competition

Spotlight. Originality and Freshness — Geoff Pearce is impressed by Steve Elcock's Violin Concerto and Eighth Symphony. '... well-balanced and quite beautiful ...'

Spotlight. A Kind of Reconciliation — Keith Bramich enjoys his journey through Stacy Garrop's oratorio 'Terra Nostra'. '... powerful, quirky and beautiful by turns, given life by the soloists, chorus and the varied orchestral accompaniment ...'

Ensemble. Compellingly Realistic — Ron Bierman was in the audience for Giocomo Puccini's 'La bohème' in San Diego

Ensemble. An Almost Physical Impact — Mike Wheeler is impressed by Brahms, Chopin, Butterworth and Elgar from Stephen Hough, Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra

Ensemble. Intellectually and Spiritually Transformative — Jeffrey Neil delves beneath the surface of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'St John Passion'

Ensemble. Top of the Liszt — Robert McCarney marvels at the music making of young Kosovar pianist Melisa Ibrahimi