When seeking respite or reflection, music is the answer. Here’s a playlist that offers solace, inspiration, and consolation.
Leading Voices: Vocal Works Exploring the Nature of Time
Five contemporary vocal works that explore ideas of timeliness and timelessness. There’s Lizée’s pastiche of karaoke tapes and Crumb’s iconoclastic response to Apollo 11. La Barbara’s litany on American history and Prestini’s intimate portrait of the author of Silent Spring. Berio’s bravura cycle...
Kathleen Battle Sings Mozart
Kathleen Battle, one of the great sopranos of her time, sings a popular aria from Mozart’s Il ré pastore (The Shepherd King). Shlomo Mintz plays the solo violin part, representing the title character’s thoughts of his absent beloved.
Aria, L’amerò sarò costante, from Il ré pas...
Schubert’s Rosamunde Quartet
Schubert’s gifts as master of both song and instrumental music enriches this string quartet, with reinterpretations of some of his own songs — including Gretchen am Spinnrade and Schöne Welt, wo bist du — to form a new, beautiful whole.
SCHUBERT (1797 –1828)
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, ...