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24 May 2017
He may be best known as having written scores for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, and those for almost all of David Cronenberg’s films, but Howard Shore (b1946) also has a sizeable output of works for the stage (notably his opera The F...
24 May 2017
Marketing materials bill this Sony release as containing "two concerti in celebration of Chopin's music" by Howard Shore, best known for the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings films. Actually, only the opening Ruin & Memory concerto for piano and...
27 Jan 2017
LEGENDARY COMPOSER HOWARD SHORE CELEBRATES THE MUSIC OF CHOPIN WITH THE RELEASE OF ‘TWO CONCERTI’ RUIN & MEMORY WITH PIANIST LANG LANG MYTHIC GARDENS WITH CELLIST SOPHIE SHAO RELEASED FEBRUARY 17, 2017 Pre-Order now from: https://www.amazon.com/...
9 Dec 2016
Cellist Sophie Shao returns for her ninth consecutive appearance on the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series at 3 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Mahaney Center for the Arts. Shao is always an audience favorite, and she must have an endless s...
9 Dec 2016
3 p.m. Sunday, cellist Sophie Shao returns for her ninth-consecutive Middlebury College Performing Arts Series appearance, joined by violinist Jennifer Frautschi, violist Dimitri Murrath and pianist Gloria Chien, Robison Hall, Mahaney Center for t...
23 Apr 2012
Interchanging Idioms
Described by the New York Times as “part boot camp for the brain, part spa for the spirit,” the world-renowned Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, returns for its 23rd annual season, filling the last two weekends of Bard Summer...
1 Oct 2010
David Finckel and Wu Han Blog
In resonance with one of CMS’s currently ubiquitous street posters describing chamber music as “Small is the New Big”, the Society opened its 41st season with a program of works for intimate ensembles. An enthusiastic, full house thoroughly enjoye...
19 Jan 2009
HughSung.com - Music Meets Tech
As i'm sure my colleague Chris Foley over at The Collaborative Piano Blog will attest, the Collaborative Piano field seems to be growing at an astonishing rate.  What's interesting is the fact that many new collaborative piano programs actually ...
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GRAMOPHONE: The World's Best Classical Music Reviews SHORE Mythic Gardens. Ruin & Memory by Richard Whitehouse ...With its inspiration in three classic Italian gardens, Mythic Gardens (2014) was written for Sophie Shao – her warm and alluring cello tone well suited to music in which soloist and orchestra are even more closely integrated. The first two movements might have benefited from greater expressive contrast but the final Presto banishes any lingering wistfulness with its purposeful sense of resolution. Sound is that of a spacious and well-defined acoustic, and it is no surprise that the booklet-notes on either work are less extensive than those on the musicians. A pity about the short duration, too, as there are numerous shorter pieces by Shore that would have been apposite as a filler.

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