Marin Alsop on Music
Nov 21, 2013 — For conductor Marin Alsop, discovering Benjamin Britten through his monumental War Requiem has been both easy and complex — a perfect summation of the man himself.
Sep 21, 2013 — For conductor Marin Alsop, Bernstein's idiosyncratic Second Symphony — inspired by W.H. Auden's poem The Age of Anxiety — is a musical quest to answer life's big questions with time out to throw a hip-swinging party.
Apr 13, 2013 — Marking the 200th anniversary of the controversial composer's birth, conductor Marin Alsop and friends rethink Wagner in a series of multimedia concerts.
Feb 1, 2013 — The man who wrote "The Charleston" also had orchestral music played at Carnegie Hall. Baltimore Symphony conductor Marin Alsop retraces her detective work in uncovering lost symphonic works by jazz piano pioneer James P. Johnson.
Sep 29, 2012 — Conductor Marian Alsop muses on her mentor's most religious symphony, a work that raises more questions than it answers.
Jul 21, 2012 — An American conductor explains why Russian music suits her Sao Paolo orchestra.
May 2, 2012 — Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the enduring qualities of the English composer's first symphony.
Jan 13, 2012 — Conductor Marin Alsop investigates the alluring power behind the grand opening of Also Sprach Zarathustra.
Nov 4, 2011 — Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the timelessness of France's national hero and her musical story.
Jun 3, 2011 — As an opera composer, Verdi was always conscious of dramatic effect. With off-stage trumpets, a pounding bass drum and four vocal soloists, his Requiem Mass really packs a wallop. Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the human story and vivid drama behind one of the master's greatest works.