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Catching Up on New York's Orchestral Performances

April 19, 2017 | Sedgwick Clark, MusicalAmerica.com
Even for a city that prides itself for its superior concert life, the first three months of orchestral concerts so far this year were almost too good to be true: In January alone, Carnegie Hall mounted the first-ever complete cycle of the nine … » Read
 

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Renée's Farewell to the Mainstream Is a Well Balanced Affair

April 17, 2017 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
Deciding when to quit can be a tricky business for anyone, especially a cherished prima donna. Renée Fleming has taken a first step in scaling back her career by making her farewell to mainstream opera this season with … » Read
 

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In Vienna: New Parsifal Set in a Psych Ward Stars Nina Stemme

April 12, 2017 | Paul du Quenoy, MusicalAmerica.com
VIENNA--The Easter Season occasions performances of Wagner's final and most mystical opera, Parsifal . Long a challenge even to diehard Wagnerians who object to its static drama, musical longueur, and deep symbolism, the opera's champions take it … » Read
 

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In Chicago: A Stravinsky Premiere, a Dvorák Revelation

April 11, 2017 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concerts last weekend with Charles Dutoit offered two happy discoveries. One was expected: the North American premiere of a long-lost Stravinsky piece, Chant funèbre (Funeral Song), Op. … » Read
 

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Why, “I Miss Pierre Boulez”

April 5, 2017 | Wynne Delacoma, MusicalAmerica.com
CHICAGO—During any given year, the classical music world is awash in anniversary concerts. This season the most ubiquitous honorees are two birthday boys—Steve Reich, 80, and John Adams, 70. Monday night in Chicago the focus … » Read
 

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A Tribute to Bob, Whose Exquisite Taste Has Helped Shape Today's Music

April 4, 2017 | Bruce Hodges, MusicalAmerica.com
A popular ad campaign once asked, “What becomes a legend most?” If the legend is Robert Hurwitz of Nonesuch Records, the answer is an all-star concert with many of the label's artists, in a sold-out house at the Brooklyn Academy of … » Read
 
 

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