Sharps & Flatirons
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The last article in Sharps & Flatirons, "HEARING BEETHOVEN, THE 19TH-CENTURY WAY", is dated 2020-11-22. By 2019, this source had published 65 articles (65 since the beginning of 2020). Over the past 12 months, Sharps & Flatirons has published an average of 6 articles per month.
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Jorgensen and Bryant discuss their CD of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, played on period instruments. By Izzy Fincher Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. Listening to Beethoven on early 19th-century instruments is the next best thing to time travel. On their CD recording of Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin (Albany Records TROY 1825–28), released in July […]
“Song and Dance in the French Baroque” available online Friday By Peter Alexander Nov. 18 at 10:45 p.m. Amanda Balestrieri wanted to bring French Baroque music and dance together to Boulder audiences. “I absolutely love this repertoire,” the artistic director of Boulder’s Seicento Baroque Ensemble says. She is speaking of music that came out of […]
Featuring guest conductor/pianist Simone Dinnerstein and soloists By Izzy Fincher Nov. 15 at 12:45 a.m. Bach’s expressive, animated melodies poured out of my Bluetooth speakers. Meanwhile, on Vimeo, musicians played for an empty airport hangar, the only audience a pair of Beechcraft airplanes and a few socially-distanced recording engineers. The Boulder Phil launched their second online […]
Guest conductor/pianist Simone Dinnerstein, flutist Christina Jennings, violinist Charles Wetherbee are featured By Peter Alexander Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Simone Dinnerstein has garnered a reputation as a Bach pianist, dating at least from the 2007 release of her recording of the Goldberg Variations. And in “Beauty of Bach,” a program performed with members of the Boulder […]
For diversity initiatives to last, classical music needs radical institutional change. By Izzy Fincher Nov. 11 at 1:10 p.m. Beethoven, Bach and Brahms, the white male trinity of classical music, have finally been joined by Black composers in 2020. Four in particular, both male and female—Florence Price (1881–1953), George Walker (1922–2018), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875–1912) and […]
Boulder Opera Company will perform La Bohème for a limited in-person audience. By Izzy Fincher Nov. 10 at 12:45 p.m. Are you tired of livestreams? Live, socially-distanced opera in Longmont might be the answer. The Boulder Opera Company will present Puccini’s La Bohème for a limited in-person audience on four dates, Nov. 13, 14, 19 and 22, at Longmont’s […]
CU-Boulder researchers investigate aerosols from wind instruments By Izzy Fincher Nov. 1 at 1:45 p.m. Is playing wind instruments safe during COVID-19? It can be. But it requires a layered safety approach. Researchers at CU-Boulder recommend masks with mouth slits, bell covers, efficient ventilation and social distancing protocols. These guidelines are intended to reduce wind […]
Nov. 1 concert will feature music by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn By Peter Alexander Oct. 30 at 10:50 a.m. The next live stream of a CU campus concert by the Takács Quartet will be available to the public worldwide. This is a change from their previous concerts this fall, which, due to contractual […]
Four operas, to be played for 30–80% capacity houses By Peter Alexander Oct. 26 at 9:15 p.m. The Santa Fe Opera (SFO) has an advantage these days over most other summer opera festivals: they perform outdoors. In the time of COVID, of course, outdoors is the safest place to be. That fact made it easier […]
Next Tuesday’s program offers works by Karol Szymanowski, György Kurtág and Fauré. By Izzy Fincher Oct. 22 at 5:20 p.m. CU-Boulder’s Grusin Hall is usually packed on Tuesday nights. Clusters of people gather, chatting and laughing, filling the hall with a pre-concert energy. They are here for Faculty Tuesdays, a free concert series featuring CU […]