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Sony Nods to Cleveland O's Centenary with a Big Box of George Szell

August 16, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
To coincide with Cleveland Orchestra’s centennial, Sony Classical is issuing the complete recordings of its legendary maestro George Szell on Columbia Masterworks—all 92 of them—in a special boxed set.   Recorded from 1946 … » Read
 

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Minnesota O Brings Its Gifts to Cape Town, et al.

August 16, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
For much of the past 75 years, classical music in South Africa was considered the province of the country’s white elite. During its two-week, five-city tour of the nation, the Minnesota Orchestra is introducing the art form to audiences … » Read
 

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A Smashing 2018 Season for Carnegie's NYO-USA, Opuses I, II, and III

August 16, 2018 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
The now-they-are-three incarnations of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) are back on home turf as of August 10, when NYO Jazz, wrapped up its six-city European tour with a live-streamed … » Read
 

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Oregon Bach Suffers for Lack of a Single Artistic Vision

August 15, 2018 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
In summarizing the year’s Oregon Bach Festival’s performances, Tom Manoff concludes that overall quality was not up to past standards set by festival founder Helmuth Rilling and his “extraordinary” successor Matthew … » Read
 

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Iraq National Symphony Plays On, With No Pay and Half Its Musicians

August 15, 2018 | Agence France-Presse
In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq's National Symphony Orchestra, whose enthusiasm has been dampened by eight months without pay. An aging air conditioner fights to beat back the … » Read
 

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Bavarian State Opera Honors Refugees with Noah and Moses

August 15, 2018 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
No European nation has been more welcoming to the tens of thousands of refugees fleeing the war-torn Middle East than Germany. It only seems appropriate, then, that one of its most innovative cultural institutions—the Bavarian State Opera … » Read
 
 

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