Honest Networking

September 21st, 2016

Networking is the lifeblood of any artist. How do you network? In this segment with Noted Endeavors’ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, pianist Bruce Levingston talks about how to effectively network in a gracious way. Bruce Levingston is a concert pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in contemporary classical music. He is known […]

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How Do You Advocate for New Music?

September 15th, 2016

So many presenters are resistant towards the programming of new music. How does an artist that’s passionate about new music advocate for the presentation of that work? In this segment with Noted Endeavors’ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, pianist Bruce Levingston talks about how programming within context can make presenters enthusiastic about the proposition. Bruce […]

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The Opening Night “Train Wreck” This Weekend

September 13th, 2016

By: Frank Cadenhead Where is Stephen Colbert when you need him? He certainly could do a comedy routine about the train wreck that is the opening of the musical season in Paris this year. The goofiness of multiple openings of world-class events on the same day would get lots of laughs. In his absence I […]

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Muti Casts His New Aida

September 9th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: September 9, 2016 SALZBURG — Today’s iconic Verdian has completed the casting for his delayed return to the iconic Verdi opera, sources say. Due next summer here, Riccardo Muti’s opening-night roster for Aida reportedly will be: Aida — Anna Netrebko Amneris — Anita Rachvelishvili Radamès — Francesco Meli Amonasro — Luca […]

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Concert Price Check

September 3rd, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: September 3, 2016 MUNICH — This month three of this city’s orchestras are on the road, occasioning a look at how presenters price them in other places. The variances are instructive, sampling just the top prices. Offered: — Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO) with Daniel Harding, guest conductor— Bavarian State Orchestra […]

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Perfection vs Feeling – Making Music in Your Own Voice

September 1st, 2016

How does a musician balance a pursuit of perfection with the infusion of energy? In this segment with Noted Endeavors’ Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson, pianist Bruce Levingston talks about that balance in musicians past and present. Bruce Levingston is a concert pianist and one of the country’s leading figures in contemporary classical music. He […]

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Mohammed Fairouz Full Interview

August 25th, 2016

In this wide-ranging interview, Mohammed Fairouz talks with Eugenia Zukerman and Emily Ondracek-Peterson of Noted Endeavors about various issues facing musicians, the state of the world, and the aesthetics of being a successful composer. Thanks to Carnegie Hall for hosting! Mohammed Fairouz, born in 1985, is one of the most frequently performed, commissioned, and recorded […]

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Safety First at Bayreuth

August 19th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: August 19, 2016 BAYREUTH — Clouds over Europe’s festivals this summer are as figurative as they are literal. The trouble is not lower standards or Regietheater, or even money, but has to do with Europe itself and macabre shifts that are gradually but decisively threatening the way of life accepted since […]

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Bolton Saves Rameau’s Indes

August 7th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: August 7, 2016 MUNICH — Two evenings after an “Allahu Akbar” eruption here cost nine mostly teenage, mostly Muslim, lives, it felt perverse to indulge in 280-year-old French escapism stretching to Turkey, Peru, Iran and the future United States. But there we were July 24 in the Prince Regent Theater for […]

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MPhil Launches Own Label

July 18th, 2016

By ANDREW POWELL Published: July 18, 2016 MUNICH — Late to an unprofitable game, the Munich Philharmonic on Friday announced a new recording label of its own, “MPhil,” in partnership with Warner Classics. Its purpose? To broaden the audience. Content will be sourced live, mainly from concerts at the orchestra’s Gasteig home. But archive releases […]

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