By Daniel Hathaway
. Is Bach for everyone? (Nicholas Phan asks)
. Rarities from CWRU courtesy of Eric Charnofsky, New Morse Code in Rocky River
. Two titans of the art song share an Almanac date
HAPPENING TODAY ONLINE & IN PERSON:
Released today: Les Délices — SalonEra 3.6: BACH 52. SalonEra partners with GRAMMY-nominated tenor Nicholas Phan to probe the question “Is Bach’s music for everyone?.” Drawing on tenor arias and interviews captured for Phan’s BACH 52 project, Nicholas, Debra Nagy, and a range of community members reckon with the complex social history of Bach’s music as well as its enduring resonance in their lives. Available online and as a podcast through June 30, 2023. Click here.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Not Your Grandmother’s Classical Music, hosted by Eric Charnofsky. Featured music — Percy Grainger’s In a Nutshell (piano), Clara Kathleen Rodgers’ Sonata for Violin, Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto, Jane Antonia Cornish’s Lux (strings/piano/electronics) & Hugo Wolf’s Prelude and Intermezzo from Der Corregidor. Click here to listen to the internet feed: or tune in to 91.1 FM in the greater Cleveland area.
7:30 pm – Rocky River Chamber Music Society: New Morse Code (Hannah Collins, cello & Michael Compitello, percussion) an unusual and alluring combination of cello and percussion. Works by Caroline Shaw, Sam Suggs, Andy Akiho, Osvaldo Golijov, Robert Honstein, Florent Ghys, and Viet Cuong.. West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. Freewill offering.
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Austrian composer Hugo Wolf, most celebrated for his many Lieder, was born on this date in 1860 in Windisch. 127 years later, British pianist Gerald Moore died on March 13, 1987. Though composer and pianist obviously never met, we can conjoin their landmark dates today through German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, with whom Moore recorded Wolf’s Mörike Lieder — nearly two hours worth of music. (See photo above).
Gerald Moore spent his career advancing the usually sublimated role of the collaborative pianist, and filled several books with his witty commentary. Listen to an audio version of The Unashamed Accompanist dubbed from an Angel LP.