Tangible Assets. No one should interpret the closing of the F.Y.E. at Broad and Chestnut Streets as the twilight of classical music. It's just that recorded music is moving to nonphysical formats, so who needs a physical store? There is a silver lining: a
Curtis encores. The main classical season may be over, but you can revisit some high points from recent performances at the Curtis Institute of Music via videos on the school's website. Captured is a nicely developing interpretation by Bolai Cao of the Br
Alternative July Fourth listening. No Sousa is heard in The National Anthems, a choral work by David Lang on the Cantaloupe label. Its text contains lines from the national anthems of every United Nations country, along with Lang's own poetic commentary,
Flourishing Firebird. The Firebird myth didn't begin and end with Stravinsky - rather, it was plucked by him after weaving its way through various cultures. The myth is traced through illustrated books, costume sketches, advertisements, and other material
Requiem for Orlando. Musicians will gather at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 21st and Walnut Streets, in a musical memorial to victims of last week's mass murder in Orlando. Church music director Andrew Senn will lead musician
Haydn the progressive. If you don't know the piano works of Haydn, you don't know Haydn. You are also missing out on a keyboard progenitor whose idiomatic writing for the instrument, though sometimes glancing back to the baroque, can be heard developing all the way through the best works of Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven.