I’m very nearly ready to begin releasing the series of ten podcasts on 1837, which are up next. It’s striking … Continue reading
So Much Opera in 1837!
John Philip Sousa in 1926
I only recently realized that I left John Philip Sousa out of my list of composers active in 1926. Sousa … Continue reading
The AYICM Awards for 1926, Part II
[...continued from The AYICM Awards for 1926, Part I.] Up next is the award for Best Concert Vocal Piece. These … Continue reading
Top of the Baroque on BBC
BBC Radio 3 is holding a Top of the Baroque contest for Comic Relief, where five of our presenters vie … Continue reading
If you’ve been following 1926: A Year in Classical Music, you might be interested in Alan Rudolph’s 1988 film The … Continue reading
The AYICM Awards for 1926, Part I
Welcome to the first-ever AYICM Awards program: the A Year in Classical Music Awards for 1926. In my series of … Continue reading
More Compositions from 1926
What follows is a list of compositions from 1926 that I didn’t have room to discuss on the podcasts. In … Continue reading
- Best Art Song of 1926 goes to soprano Jessye Norman's performance of Ravel's Chansons Madécasses (Songs of Madagascar), with Pierre Boulez leading the Ensemble InterContemporain.
Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Songs - Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé; Chansons madécasses; Don Quicho
Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Songs - Trois poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé; Chansons madécasses; Don Quichotte à Dulcinée; Cinq mélodies populaires grecques / Roussel: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 42