Wigmore Hall, London W1Even with Handel’s wretched lovers at their lowest ebb, this was a concert to be treasured The Early Opera Company‘s sparkling concert performance of Handel’s 1718 opera Acis and Galatea, based on Book XIII of Ovid’s Metamorphoses and directed from the harpsichord by Christian Curnyn, was a tonic. Even when the lovers […]
Hilliard Ensemble(ECM) Like a whole group of early music ensembles, the Hilliards were founded 40 years ago in 1973, and have flourished since with some changes in their four-man team: this typically ingenious celebration brings together two Renaissance composers – one little-known (Bernardo Pisano) and one better known (Jacques Arcadelt), both setting poems by Petrarch […]
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Even if you haven’t heard of Tony Joe White, you’ve probably heard his music. His songs have been performed by Elvis, Ray Charles and Tina Turner. He’s even been sampled by Kanye West. Host Scott Simon talks with White about his distinctive swamp rock sound, and his new album, Hoodoo. » E-Mail This » Add […]
One of the big winners in last week’s New Zealand Music Awards was the singer Aaradhna, who took three major awards including Album Of The Year for Treble and Reverb. Aaradhna recently visited OPB’s studios in Portland, Ore., where she performed “Keep My Cool.” » E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Radiohead never released this on an album, but 'The Daily Mail' is definitely one of the stronger tracks that they've put out in the past few years.
Lou Reed, a massively influential songwriter and guitarist who helped shape nearly fifty years of rock music, died today on Long Island. The cause of.