Be on the listen for Houston Music Highlights, Tuesday through Friday on Houston Public Media Classical! These 6-minute highlights feature local musicians and ensembles such as the Houston Symphony, the Apollo Chamber Players, and numerous others each week. Houston Music Highlights air at 7 AM, and then repeat at 1 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM.
This week, we celebrate the voice! Highlights include an English madrigal, plus Brazilian love songs, performed by acclaimed local singers. In addition, we hear pieces by Vivaldi and Brahms, recorded by two of the city's finest orchestras.
Autumn – 1st mvt.: Antonio Vivaldi
Mercury: 8 Seasons
Clear or Cloudy Sweet as April Showering: John Dowland
Ars Lyrica Houston; Cecilia Duarte, mezzo-soprano; Zachery Averyt, tenor
Performed at Zilka Hall in the Hobby Center on February 12, 2016
Symphony No. 1 in c minor – 3rd mvt.: Johannes Brahms
Houston Symphony; Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
The Houston Symphony: Brahms – Symphonies 1 & 3 (Virgin 61226)
"Acalanto da rosa" (Lullaby of the rose) and "Luar do meu bem" (Moonlight of my love): Cláudio Santoro
Aperio: Yuri Maria Saenz, soprano; Michael Zuraw, piano
Performed in HPM's Geary Performance Studio on November 5, 2012