FROM ROME: Keep in touch with the Italian opera and classical music scene by reading Giuseppe Pennisi's regular reports.
VIDEO PODCAST: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY: Béla Hartmann uses his knowledge of Eastern Europe to argue against the banning of all Russian culture following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
American composer, conductor and pianist Lowell Liebermann was born in New York City on 22 February 1961. He played his own first piano sonata at Carnegie Hall when he was sixteen. He studied at Juilliard with David Diamond and Vincent Persichetti.
He lives in New York City, is director of the Mannes American Composers Ensemble and teaches at Mannes School of Music.
Further information: lowellliebermann.com
CD Spotlight. Dance Music - Lowell Liebermann's ballet 'Frankenstein', heard by Gerald Fenech. '... an electrifying aura ...'
CD Spotlight. An Adventurous Undertaking - Piano music by Lowell Liebermann, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... superbly performed and sumptuously annotated and recorded.'
Ensemble. Distinctly Gallic - Rosanna Ter-Berg and Leo Nicholson, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Brisk Ebullience - Lawrence Budmen sends a second report from this summer's Tanglewood Festival
CD Spotlight. Something for Everyone - A new CD from The 5 Browns, enjoyed by Kelly Ferjutz. '... charming, vivacious, passionate and gorgeously performed.'
CD Spotlight. Strongly neo-romantic - Chamber music by Lowell Liebermann, reviewed by Carson Cooman. 'The playing is uniformly committed.'
Record box. Consistently musical - Ron Bierman recommends Jeffrey Khaner's flute CD on Avie
CD Spotlight - Piano masterpieces. '... these performances are as compelling as they are touching.' A recital by the young Texan pianist Roger Wright, by John Bell Young