Inon Barnatan has an envious career already, and can now add Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic to his resume. The multi-year collaboration will give Barnatan his New York Philharmonic debut and multiple concerts with the Philharmonic and also in chamber settings.
He’s in town to play Ravel with the Louisville Orchestra on February 27th and March 1st, and stopped by to talk with Daniel Gilliam about the Ravel Piano Concerto he’s playing this week (and with the NY Phil), his new position in New York and his Harlem apartment that used to be a warehouse.
John Bull was one of the most successful keyboardists of his day, and a prolific composer whose compositions appeared in the seminal Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. He also wrote sacred music and was organist at Hereford Cathedral. John Bull may have also been a spy (!) for Queen Elizabeth, though this may never be proven (maybe he was a really good spy).
In our Featured Album, Basically Bull, Alan Feinberg presents the less-covert music of John Bull and his Elizabethan peers: William Byrd, Thomas Tomkins, Orlando Gibbons, John Blitheman and John Redford.
Violinist Chris Robinson is a Louisvillian and student at the College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to being a full-time student, he’s starting a chamber music series called Giovani Vecchi.”Chris was in town promoting his series, and will perform with David Taustine on July 26th at the St. Francis in the Fields Church, in Prospect. Chris and David stopped by to give us a preview of the concert series, with movements of Brahms and Mozart sonatas, and an arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne by Nathan Milstein.
Pianist Jeffrey Biegel has assembled a full album of romantic piano music, written by composers who knew the piano intimately. We’re featuring Grand Romance all week, and you’ll get a chance to win a copy. The contest is closed. We’ll announce the winners on air Thursday, June 13th at 2pm.