• Greg Brown on Lambeth Live, Apr 22

    Guitarist Greg Brown will put on the April 22 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast! 350 Emmet St N, Charlottesville on ye olde GPS will get you to the large lot (do NOT […]

  • Harpeth Rising stop by Folk & Beyond, Apr 7

    Progressive chamber folk trio Harpeth Rising, in town for a concert at C’Ville Coffee presented by The Prism Coffeehouse in partnership with WTJU (details), will stop by WTJU‘s Lambeth Lounge on Thursday, April 7, around 4 pm (edt) to kick off Folk & Beyond.  You are invited to come down and be part of the […]

  • John Rutter – The Gift of Life

    If you like John Rutter, then you’ll enjoy his latest album, “The Gift of Life.” Rutter’s style has remained stable and consistent for decades, and these new works run true to form. That consistency can be a plus or a minus, depending on how much you like Rutter’s basic style, that can be either a […]

  • Danish Romantic Piano Trios

    If you’re familiar with Denmark’s rich musical heritage, then you might already be pre-disposed to give this release a listen. If not, then let me encourage you to do so. These works compare favorably (I think) to those by the famous composers that inspired them — Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Wagner. Peter Lange-Muller was a […]

  • Kaija Saariaho: Let the Wind Speak

    The cover for this release perfectly represents its contents. It’s a photograph of Camilla Hoitenga playing her flute. The image has been manipulated, though, with added layers and textures. And it’s been slightly distorted, giving the flute a very gently S-curve. Saariaho’s music for the flute seems to do the same — it ever so […]

  • WTJU & The Prism Present Harpeth Rising at C’Ville Coffee, Jan 22 – POSTPONED

    WTJU is pleased to join The Prism Coffeehouse in presenting chamberfolk trio Harpeth Rising at C’Ville Coffee on Friday, January 22 (details). Harpeth Rising will in fact stop by WTJU that afternoon around 4 (est) for a live performance. Harpeth Rising chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. […]

  • Schmitt – Antoine et Cléopâtre

    Up until about 1940, Florent Schmitt was one of most frequently-performed living French composers. Although his music virtually disappeared from the repertoire after the Second World War, recent recordings (like this one) have helped a new generation rediscover this remarkable composer. The two orchestral suites Florent Schmitt extracted from his 1920 musique de scène “Antoine […]

  • Larsson series continues with strong entry

    I was favorably impressed by the first volume of Lars-Erik Larsson on all counts (see Andrew Manze leads Larsson revival). The music was well-constructed, the conductor and orchestra played with authority, and the SACD recording was superb. Volume 2 reinforces my initial impressions, while further fleshing out my understanding of this still relatively-uniknown composer. Lars-Erik […]

  • New Orford – New Brahms

    I found this to be a deceptively simple recording. Last count Arkivmusic.com had 58 recordings of Brahms’ Op. 51 quartets, so competition’s stiff. The first few times I listened to the New Orford recording, I thought it sat somewhere in the middle of the pack — well-played, but not especially noteworthy. But then I started […]