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Exsultet

2007; hn-str; 18′ Premiered 2 Mar 2007, Jennifer Montone, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Karl Middleman. Commissioned by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. Review 1. In the darkness, fire is kindled 2. Procession 3. Exsultet The Exsultet is an ancient chant...

Julián Aguirre, Jenö Hubay

On the first Saturday of the month, Jack Moore and I host Discoveries from the Fleisher Collection on WRTI, where we take a look at some of the treasures housed in the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music in the Free Library of Philadelphia. It’s the largest lending...

Top Ten in 2008

David Patrick Stearns of the Philadelphia Inquirer includes the premiere of Vespers as one of the top ten musical events of 2008 hereabouts. I’m surprised by this, and delighted by this, as  I have been surprised and delighted by the reactions I’ve gotten over the...

Sounds like dancing

Here is where I keep the archives of all the Fleisher shows, but until now I haven’t posted any of the descriptions. May start doing that now, it’s just once a month. I was happy at how the Serly CD came out, and as I had written the liner notes for it, I edited them...

Stile antico

My latest CD mini-review for the WRTI E-newsletter. You can read all my CD reviews here. Stile Antico, Music for Compline Music by John Sheppard, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, others harmonia mundi 807419 There is music—an Ives song, a Gesualdo madrigal, a late...