Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Itzkoff/Nemith Schubert Recording Now Available

My newest CD recording of Schubert's violin and piano music is now available for purchase at CD Baby.com. Cincinnati Symphony violinist Gerald Itzkoff and myself recorded three of Schubert's violin and piano works: the Fantasia in C major, the Sonata (or Sonatina) in D major and the Sonata in A major. Both of us are very pleased to have been able to present the extremely challenging Fantasia on this recording. It is one of Schubert's lengthy late masterpieces and imposes many daunting technical and musical difficulties on the performers.

The CD can be ordered for $15.00 or for digital download for $9.99. Use the button below to connect to the CD Baby web page:

GERALD ITZKOFF AND JOSHUA NEMITH: Schubert: Works for Violin and Piano, Vol. 1

All of the tracks can be previewed through downloadable short excerpts of about 30 seconds. I am also adding a permanent linked button to my sidebar on the right, under the heading "My Recordings." I hope that people will find it to be an enjoyable interpretation of these classic works!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Duo Recital with Violinist Jessica Hung

DPO concertmaster Jessica Hung and myself are offering a free community recital in Kettering on Sunday, March 15. The location is Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church and the time of the performance is 4:30 PM.

We will be playing an exciting and eclectic program of works by Beach, Handel, Prokofiev, Debussy, and Beethoven. See the full program at the DPO website.

Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church
3939 Stonebridge Road
Kettering, Ohio 45419

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009


BIG EARS 09 is a very promising new music festival coming up this winter. I may even plan to go myself. I'm a big fan of Michael Gira, Pauline Oliveros, and Philip Glass (sometimes...) See details below:

Big Ears will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee February 6,7,8, 2009. The mission of Big Ears is to offer an exciting and dynamic platform of musical and artistic discovery, presenting a variety of adventurous, exploratory concerts and performances, installations, discussions, and interactive experiences by artists possessed of singular and unique visions that stand apart from the mainstream. Confirmed artists performing over the course of the weekend are Phillip Glass, Antony and The Johnsons, Fennesz, Matmos, Michael Gira (Angels of Light/Swans), The Necks, Jon Hassell + Maarifa Street, Pauline Oliveros, Negativland and many more to be announced.

The event will occur in multiple venues located within walking distance of one another throughout downtown Knoxville. In addition there will be lectures, art installations, films and much more.

Info about Knoxville: http://tiny.cc/cepIB
Big Ears site: http://bigearsfestival.com/

-Thanks to Bob Deck of Ace Entertainment/ConcertWire.com for the heads-up and description.

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