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Cello Love-in at the Piatigorsky International Festival

May 26, 2016 | Thomas May, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES—"Of all the titles applied to me, I like ‘teacher’ best of all,” the cellist Gregor Piatigorsky once said. And of the many angles that might be used to describe the festival devoted to his instrument and named … » Read
 

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Kaufmann’s First Meistersinger Staging Undermined by Direction

May 24, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
MUNICH—The problems with the Bayerische Staatsoper’s new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg began when the curtain went up. Rather than occurring immediately before the congregation in St. Katharine’s Church … » Read
 

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Kissin and Levine Revisit Rach 2 with the Met Orchestra

May 23, 2016 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK—With the Met having recently announced James Levine’s move from music director to music director emeritus, and with his health issues now openly discussed, interest in his concert with the MET Orchestra Thursday night (and in … » Read
 

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Ligeti at LPR, Taka Kigawa Presiding

May 19, 2016 | Daniel Stephen Johnson, MusicalAmerica.com
"Crowd-pleasing" is not a phrase commonly associated with the music of György Ligeti, who pioneered the densely clustered "micropolyphonic" style in his Atmospheres (1961) used, along with several other similarly styled works, by Stanley … » Read
 

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Bartoli (Only) Sings Maria in Salzburg

May 19, 2016 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—Cecilia Bartoli’s five years as artistic director of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival have been such a popular and critical success that she could probably propose an opera about Mickey Mouse and the Salzburg powers that be … » Read
 

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LACO Premieres Matthew Aucoin’s Latest

May 18, 2016 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
GLENDALE, CA--Hailed as opera's next great hope, Matthew Aucoin, in his multi-disciplinary approach to composing, recalls a young Leonard Bernstein. Aucoin, also a pianist and conductor, led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the premiere of … » Read
 
 

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