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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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Sellars's Staging of Other Mary Premiered by ENO

November 25, 2014 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
LONDON -- Fresh from the Klinghoffer protests at the Metropolitan Opera, Musical America’s Artist of the Year Peter Sellars and composer John Adams were in London for the world stage premiere of their Gospel According to the Other Mary , … »Read
 

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Met's Lady Macbeth Is Ugly Perfection

November 13, 2014 | John Yohalem, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- In classic opera, historic figures may commit ghastly crimes but they sing so beautifully that they elicit our sympathy. In 1934, when Shostakovich wrote Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk -- which returned to the Met Opera on Monday -- he had … »Read
 

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Joyce DiDonato Crosses the Line

November 6, 2014 | Paul Thomason, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- There is no doubt that mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is America’s diva of the moment. In the eight days between her two appearances at Carnegie Hall – on Oct. 26 singing Alcina in concert with Harry Bicket and the English … »Read
 

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A Very Young, Very Ambitious Orchestra Makes Its U.S. Debut

November 4, 2014 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—China’s National Center for the Performing Arts Orchestra is a very young ensemble with very high ambitions. Judging from its concert Nov. 2 in Chicago’s Symphony Center, the awkwardly named group from Beijing just might … »Read
 

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Mahler’s Resurrection as a Tidy Call to Arms

November 3, 2014 | Paul Thomason, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK -- Even a moderately good account of Gustav Mahler’s monumental Second Symphony can be a stirring event. So it was no surprise that when the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin … »Read
 
 

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