Sea Pictures offers, frankly, everything one might want in a song cycle: sweeping melodies, evocative scoring, stirring drama and pathos.
Spectrum is a stylish, intelligent, and enjoyable disc played by a couple of musicians from whom we can expect big things.
Elgar’s brilliant scoring in his Symphony no. 1 was front and center, in this performance not an end in itself but serving clearly expressive goals.
There is something undeniably affecting about Elgar’s composition and cellist Jacqueline du Pré realizes it all with an unbridled depth of feeling.
By Caldwell Titcomb The world’s largest festival of classical music is the BBC Proms in London. Founded in 1895 by Sir Henry Wood (who in 1918 was offered the conductorship of the Boston Symphony Orchestra but declined), the Proms this season run for two months from mid-July to mid-September. The core of the enterprise is […]