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Matthias Pintscher Impresses in LA Phil Debut

December 17, 2014 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES -- Some orchestra leaders are expert time-beaters who get good results, while others are visionaries who raise the artistic stakes for musicians and listeners alike. In his remarkable debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, German … »Read
 

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Nothing like a Requiem to Raise Holiday Spirits

December 15, 2014 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- Leon Botstein, best and busiest conductor among all college presidents, brought the American Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall on Dec. 10 with a symphony, a requiem, and an oratorio. He titled the ambitious, envelope-pushing program … »Read
 

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La Scala’s Opening Night: Tyranny Inside and Out

December 10, 2014 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
St. Ambrose's Day, Dec. 7, always brings a flurry of festivity to Milan. Pre-Christmas celebrations of the city's patron saint culminate in what is arguably Europe's most prestigious annual cultural event: opening night at La Scala. In these … »Read
 

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Rossini's William Tell as Blockbuster

December 9, 2014 | Paul Thomason, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- The concert performance of Rossini’s William Tell Sunday afternoon in Carnegie Hall by the Teatro Regio Torino was -- by and large -- an enormous treat for New York’s opera lovers. Sung in Italian, rather than the original … »Read
 

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An American in Paris Arrives in...Paris

December 1, 2014 | Frank Cadenhead, MusicalAmerica.com
An American in Paris , a new musical theater piece “inspired” by the famous 1951 film of the same name, had its premiere Nov. 22 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. A co-production with the Pittsburg Civic Light … »Read
 

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LA Phil Honors Hurricane Mama's Birthday

November 26, 2014 | Rick Schultz, MusicalAmerica.com
LOS ANGELES -- Audiences have come to expect extravagance from charismatic organist Cameron Carpenter. His attire is splashy and unpredictable, but his playing is consistently musical. For last weekend’s subscription concerts, he joined the … »Read
 
 

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