All posts for the month October, 2014

Shadow Bands – Music By Scott Wheeler

Two decades ago, the marvelous, jazzy rhythms of the Violin Sonata and its fiery finale served as my introduction to Scott Wheeler’s music. Each subsequent piece has offered new delights. When I hear the “Camera Dance” movement of the piano trio, it seems as if I am looking out through a window at a medieval […]

Casanova’s Homecoming Composed By Dominick Argento

After years of exile, the legendary but aging lover Casanova returns to Venice during the height of Carnival. Hoping to procure a dowry for his goddaughter, he attempts to swindle a rich old woman obsessed with the occult. A gender-bending subplot that puts Victor/Victoria to shame, a diabolical midnight ceremony in the lagoon during a […]

Pianist Seymour Lipkin Plays Ludwig Van Beethoven

Over the past two generations, Seymour Lipkin has been hailed by connoisseurs and revered by his colleagues as a pianist of rare cogency, authority and musical wisdom. Studying at the prestigious Curtis Institute, Mr. Lipkin developed his immaculate virtuosity as a prize pupil of Rudolf Serkin and Mieczslaw Howszowski. At age 19 he gave his […]

Music Play By Play

Newport Classic has created an encyclopedic collection of the worlds most important music on CD-ROM The complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas 32 works, over ten hours of high quality MP3 Files, performed by Seymour Lipkin The complete sheet music of the sonatas Over 600 pages of Adobe Acrobat .pdf files Here, for the first time, a […]