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From http://www.pentatonemusic.com/jennifer-higdon-cold-mountain-santa-fe-opera-orchestra

In what is the second of three opera releases for Pentatone in 2016, Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain is a true gem. 

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The Ghosts of Versailles is an American masterpiece, written by John Corigliano, to honor the Metropolitan Opera's 100th season.

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It's easy to become a WBAA member. Just call 765-496-1999, give at WBAA.org, or through the WBAA mobile app. Ask for Lullabies for Mila, a new CD featuring Alessio Bax playing Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Rachmaninoff! This is a great gift for someone in your life who is just discovering classical music… or just to complete your personal collection. The selections were hand picked by Alessio Bax for his daughter. 

WBAA's John Clare spoke to Bax about the release.

Audite.de

The fifth volume of the Complete Beethoven String Quartets from Quartetto di Cremona features the String Quartet No. 15, Opus 132 and the only original String Quintet, Opus 29 by the Bonn master. Lawrence Dutton, the violist of the Emerson String Quartet, joins the group for this new release.

WBAA Music Director John Clare had a chance to talk with the quartet’s violist Simone Gramaglia about the new cd, adding a guest to the mix, and how things have changed over a few years.

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Johann Sebastian Bach is very highly regarded by musicians and music lovers alike.

From http://www.ndr.de/orchester_chor/sinfonieorchester/konzerte/

In the All Music Guide to Classical Music, there is a great quote about Anton Bruckner: ‘the Vienese critic [Max] Graf once wrote that Bruckner "pondered over chords and chord associations as a medieval architect contemplated the original forms of a Gothic cathedral." ‘ I’m not sure I could sum up Bruckner Symphonies better than Max’s words.

Marco Borggreve

There are many stories about Brahms Violin Concerto, or I should specify, there are lots of stories about violinists and performing the masterpiece. Once a violinist thought they were hired to play Brahms, where there was no rehearsal with the orchestra, just the concerts – as the soloist had a good relationship with the music director and musical group performing together. Since the composition has a lengthy orchestral introduction, he was relaxed with his violin at his side as the conductor raised his baton.

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