Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


This Week's Free Classical Music Download

Bottesini: Messa da Requiem

Purchase: Bottesini: Messa da Requiem

Purchase this CD at Amazon.com Purchase this CD on iTunes

More Free MP3s

Revered today as a composer for the double bass, Bottesini excelled in other forms, including opera and sacred music. Composed in response to the death of his brother Luigi, Bottesini’s large scale Requiem combines ecclesiastical counterpoint with formal innovation and the expressive lyricism and dramatic orchestration or operatic models.

Naxos RecordsNaxos Classics is offering the track "Quaerens me" from Bottesini: Messa da Requiem for SFCV readers to download and enjoy.

You must be a member of the San Francisco Classical Voice community to download free MP3s. Please log in or register today.

Registered Users

Array

Not Yet Registered?

Not registered yet? Join SFCV today. It's free and easy. When you register, you can participate in SFCV contests and giveaways, add events to our calendar, sign up for our free weekly newsletter, and much more!

Free MP3: 
Article Type: 
Thumbnail: 
Bottesini: Messa da Requiem
Kids & Families Feature
February 7, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
Video Essay
February 7, 2013

Teen filmmaker and cellist Hana Dahl uploaded the video "Where Did All The Cellos Go" on YouTube. We think you'll want to see it and share it, so here it is, all seven minutes of awesome.

More »
Playlist
February 6, 2013

With Lunar New Year coming up this weekend, take a few minutes to listen to these ear-opening Chinese classics.

More »
Editorial
February 5, 2013

“High art” is a vital subject for critical discourse as presenters of classical music face a multitude of challenges for their very survival.

More »

Free Classical Music Download

Chanticleer: The Siren’s Call

Purchase: Chanticleer: The Siren’s Call

Purchase this CD at Amazon.com Purchase this CD on iTunes

More Free MP3s

This CD is a live concert recording of Chanticleer's 2012-2013 Season opening concert. The Siren's Call was recorded in front of a live audience in Sept. of 2012 at the S.F. Conservatory of Music in celebration of the 35th anniversary. This release features renowned Chinese composer Chen Yi and Irish composer Michael McGlynn. Additional highlights include Vince Peterson's arrangement of Temptation, written by Tom Waits as well as other works by Bates, Gabrieli, Palestrina, and Gesualdo

Chanticleer Records
Chanticleer Records is offering the track "I Lay Down So Late" from Chanticleer: The Siren’s Call for SFCV readers to download and enjoy.

You must be a member of the San Francisco Classical Voice community to download free MP3s. Please log in or register today.

Registered Users

Array

Not Yet Registered?

Not registered yet? Join SFCV today. It's free and easy. When you register, you can participate in SFCV contests and giveaways, add events to our calendar, sign up for our free weekly newsletter, and much more!

Free MP3: 
Article Type: 
Thumbnail: 
Chanticleer The Siren’s Call
Playlist
January 31, 2013

In honor of Mozart’s birthday (Jan. 28), this week’s playlist is all-Mozart all-the-time.

More »
Kids & Families Feature
January 31, 2013
More "Kids Around the Bay"
Video Essay
January 29, 2013

The New Century Chamber Orchestra has been on tour for two weeks and SFCV asked them for some stories and reflections from the tour. Here, including an interview with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, is what they came up with.

More »
Feature Article
January 29, 2013

A well-known physician who treats addiction faces his own: buying music in classical record stores.

More »

Pages