Entries by April Angilletta

Best of classical music 2018: Amid the turbulence, moments to savor

The Washington Post | December 7, 2018 “This passionate, uneven, desert-island raging against death deserves to be at the top of a list in any case. But this year, not one, but two D.C. performances made it onto my lifelong best-ever list. Gianandrea Noseda’s reading with the National Symphony Orchestra and the combined forces of […]

Noseda leads NSO forces in an intense and moving “War Requiem”

Washington Classical Review| November 30, 2018 “The Choral Arts Society of Washington, meticulously prepared by Scott Tucker, captured the many contrasting qualities of this music. Whispered phrases opened the piece over the brooding lines of the orchestra, with the predominant interval that runs through the score, an unsettled tritone, resolving at the two main climaxes […]