Poll: How do you want to hear contemporary music?
On the Web: Il Convito Celebrates the Baroque Without Fetishizing It, by Joan Reinthaler. Baroque and Bach are synonymous, right? Well, not really. J.S. did make an appearance as an encore at the exquisite tour of baroque styles and...
Link to review of Jun Märkl at the NSO.
The pianist Joaquín Achúcarro talks before his DC recital this weekend.
Classical Archives, a new site selling classical music downloads, reinvents the wheel but rolls pretty well; and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's classical music podcast The Concert has its millionth download.
A link to my review of Teddy Tahu Rhodes at the Vocal Arts Society; in other publications, Charles Downey on Till Fellner, and Zurich's new "Agrippina."
How should classical music institutions go about presenting contemporary works?
Links to reviews of the end of the Crosscurrents festival and the Cathedral Choral Society; Robert Battey reviews the Italian pianist Maurizio Moretti.
Tonight sees the second North American premiere of the same Mendelssohn piano concerto - the Third, which has been reconstructed in two different versions by two different people. And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to world premieres by the great composers these days.