Saturday, January 26, 2013

BSO — 2013/01/24-26; Requiem Rebroadcast Change

Sorry, I got distracted. This week's concerts were
Conductor Charles Dutoit returns for his third week of concerts during the 2012-13 season, this time for a program featuring virtuoso English pianist Stephen Hough in Liszt's scintillatingly virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 1. The program begins with Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber-which translates material from works by Carl Maria von Weber into a virtuoso showpiece for orchestra-and concludes with music from Prokofiev's sweeping and colorful ballet score Romeo and Juliet.
There should be a rebroadcast/stream on February 3 at 1:00 p.m. Boston time, so the BSO detail page and the Classical New England page are still worth looking at for their links.

I was there on Thursday and found it all worth hearing, especially the Hindemith. The Globe's reviewer was unimpressed.

Change of Time for Verdi Requiem Rebroadcast.  Listening to the live concert this evening I learned that Classical New England will give their rebroadcast and webstream of last week's Verdi Requiem, not at the usual time of 1:00 p.m., but at 6:00 p.m. Boston time. I don't know why. But if you want to listen — and I recommend it — note the time.

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