The superb violinist Maria Bachmann, of the Lark Quartet, Trio Solisti, and an exceptionally wide-ranging solo career, will be our guest spinner two weeks hence on February 26th, coming off Trio Solisti’s performance the previous evening in San José (Feb. 25, 7pm, San José Chamber Music Society at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, 72 N Fifth St, San José, with a program of Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Brahms) and with her newest solo CD, The red violin, in hand – it will be released this coming Tuesday, 02-13, on Allegro’s Endeavour Classics label. (I’ve been listening for the last week, and it’s dang good, a very substantial recital of Moravec, Copland, Corigliano, Ravel, and Gershwin, accompanied by pianist Jon Klibonoff.)
As always when we have guests in the studio, classics without walls has taken a solemn vow upon an original-pressing Hans Hotter LP and Eric Voegelin’s straw hat that we’ll waste no time on “artist interview” questions. Not only will Maria share a set of her choice with us, but given her experience producing many a broadcast on WQXR (New York), classics without walls listeners will get an exceedingly rare chance to hear radio professionalism at work . . . .
[photo by Robin Holland, used with permission]