by Daniel Hathaway
As this diary continues to develop during the COVID-19 crisis, we invite our readers to suggest online articles and links to live streams they’ve discovered that would be of interest to classical music fans in Northeast Ohio. Please submit your recommendations by email.
TODAY’S LIVE STREAMS:
Cellist Joshua Roman, a Cleveland Institute of Music graduate, is offering a live performance of all six of J.S. Bach’s solo cello suites beginning at 4:00 pm EDT today. Click here to join the stream on his Facebook artist’s page.
OTHER ONLINE VIDEOS FOR TODAY:
New York’s Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the rest of its season, but is offering streams from its HD archives. Tonight at 7:30 pm, you can enjoy a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Renée Fleming, Ramón Vargas, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky, conducted by Valery Gergiev, from February 24, 2007. Click here to watch. The stream will be available for 20 hours. (For best quality, the company advises the use of one of its apps: Apple, Google.)
Christopher Macklin graduated in 2004 from Oberlin College with a triple major in neuroscience, psychology, and biology, and a minor in chemistry. After graduate studies in the sciences, he turned to vocal studies and earned a PhD in musicology at York University in the UK.
In a recent article in Early Music America, Macklin reported that “In the medieval and early modern period, just as now, the effect of the pandemic on artists and musicians has been severe, as moratoria on public gatherings and restrictions on travel sought to disrupt the transmission of disease by isolating the healthy as well as the sick.” Read A Historically Informed Approach To Music In Times Of Pandemic here.