Tag Archives: Oratorio

Handel

Handel’s Jeptha at Disney Hall the 30th April

By Richard P. Townsend George Frideric Handel’s operas, instrumental music, and oratorios together form one of the pinnacles of Western culture. They are among—along with that of J.S. Bach, Franz Josef Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—the highest musical expressions of the 18th century. But Handel’s music lives on especially because it marries elegance and virtuosic […]

Viola

Adams’ Gospel at LA Philharmonic and on tour March 2013

By Richard P. Townsend John Adams’ most recent music continues to underscore his place as one of today’s most important composers, as work after new work demonstrates not only his musical significance and sophistication but his ability to capture and hold the attention of the listening public. He combines musical relevance and incisive narrative with […]