No man is safe from his schemes. No woman is safe from his advances. That's the proud, predatory nobleman at the heart of Mozart's Don Giovanni, considered by many to be one of the greatest operas ever written. Deftly balancing comedy and tragedy with unforgettable music, Don Giovanni has an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, and premiered at the Estates Theatre in Prague in 1787.
What's your favorite classical work? Jazz song? Vote for your favorites below between August 3rd and 24th. Then, listen for our 2012 Labor Day Weekend Classical and Jazz Countdowns between August 31st and September 3rd.
Celebrate the Count's birthday with "Basie by the Numbers" this Sunday, August 19, 7 to 8 pm. From the "One O'Clock Jump" to "Jive At Five" to the "9:20 Special," there'll be "Sixteen Men Swingin' " all hour long. Can we "count" on you to join the fun?
Catch this month's broadcast of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Music Director Dirk Brossé leads a program that includes The Rococo Variations for cello and orchestra by Tchaikovsky, the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto, and Barber's beloved Adagio for Strings. Hai-Ye Ni is cello soloist in the program, and Geoffrey Deemer is oboe soloist. Sunday, August 19th from 5 to 6 pm.
Join us as the New York Philharmonic takes us away to Vail, Colorado for a performance from the Philharmonic's summer home - the Vail Valley Music Festival. Andrey Boreyko is on the podium, with pianist Benjamin Grosvenor for a program that includes the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2, and the heroic Symphony No. 1 of Johannes Brahms. Sunday, August 19th, 3 to 5 pm.
It’s August, and boy is it summer on Now is the Time, Sunday, August 19th at 10 pm. From McFarlane’s lute combo on Augusta to Augusta Read Thomas’s Eclipse Musings, from Lewis’s summer musings to a work from Diemer’s Summer Day CD, and with Summer by Dan Coleman, it’s American contemporary music on WRTI-HD2 and the all-classical stream at wrti.org.
PROGRAM: Emma Lou Diemer: Aria & Scherzo Peter Scott Lewis: A Whistler’s Dream Augusta Read Thomas: Eclipse Musings