Author Archives: EarRelevant

ASO principal guest conductor Doinald Runnicles. (credit: Simon Pauly)

Review: Runnicles leads Atlanta Symphony in a colorful French excursion

Mark Gresham | 24 MAY 2019 On Thursday evening at Symphony Hall, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performed a concert of early 20th-century French music by Milhaud, Canteloube and Debussy, led by principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles, and featuring soprano […]

Pianist Jonathan Biss played the final installment of his complete Beethoven Sonatas cycle on Wednesday at Atlanta Symphony Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Review: Jonathan Biss’ final recital of Beethoven’s Sonatas proves both playful and profound

Andrew Alexander | 23 MAY 2019 Beethoven once instructed a pupil never to compose in a room where there was a piano lest he be tempted to consult it. Even those who have never written a note of music […]

Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen, violinist David Coucheron, violist Catherine Lynn, cellist Brad Ritchie and bassist Joseph McFadden perform Schubert's "Trout" Quintet. (credit: Julia Dokter)

Review: Atlanta Chamber Players close season with Brahms, Schubert

Mark Gresham | 20 MAY 2019 First Presbyterian Church on Peachtree Street is a next door neighbor to The Woodruff Arts Center, located to its immediate north across 16th Street. The High Museum is the closest of the WAC […]

Conductor Arthur Fagen in rehearsal at Indiana University. (source: Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music)

CD review: Music of David Diamond, orchestras of Indiana University

Karl Henning | 20 MAY 2019 David Diamond: Symphony No. 6, Rounds for String Orchestra, Romeo and Juliet Indiana University Chamber Orchestra Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra Arthur Fagen, conductor NAXOS American Classics (8.559842) When as broadly popular a twentieth-century […]