Albemarle Ensemble Starts Slow, Finishes Strong

The Albemarle Ensemble performed a thoughtfully balanced program Sunday, March 18, 2018. It included wind quintet works by Franz Danzi, Nino Rota, and John Harbison. Also featured was an Eric Ewazen trio and an arrangement of a Gaudencio Thiago de Mello piece. The...

Carl Czerny Symphonies – Better than Expected

Pianists the world over are familiar with Carl Czerny — or at least his keyboard exercises. But Czerny, a student of Beethoven, also composed many other types of works, including symphonies. Unlike Beethoven, though, Czerny could produce, and produce quickly....

CPE Bach Grosse Festkantaten – Simply Grand

It seems appropriate that these festival cantatas would be revived (and recorded) for a festival. The 300th anniversary of Carl Philipp Emanual (CPE) Bach’s birth prompted a music festival in Leipzig. The two cantatas on this release had not been performed since...