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Archive for March 20, 2014

Friday: Bach to Basics

J.S.

A Bach birthday celebration: on Friday, March 21, WFMT presents an entire day of music by Johann Sebastian Bach, a composer beloved by audiences, and especially by musicians. J.S. Bach was born on March 21, 1685. WFMT offers a daylong celebration, including a concert at 8:00 PM recorded in the church where Bach served as organist and choirmaster, St. Thomas Church in Leipzig

New York Philharmonic and Britten

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic

Just about every imaginable assemblage of musicians has commemorated the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Britten this past season. It says something about the composer; though he’s not programmed with the frequency of Brahms or Dvorak, musicians feel strongly