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New Signings at Askonas Holt

November 21, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Austrian clarinetist and conductor Andreas Ottensamer has signed with Askonas Holt. Ottensamer, principal clarinet of the Berlin Philharmonic since 2011, was previously with Merlin Artist Management for his instrument and Hilbert Artists … » Read

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NY Phil Rediscovers Julia Perry

November 21, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
The latest example of classical music’s commitment to performing extant works by underrepresented composers is illustrated in the New York Philharmonic’s Nov. 22-25 program, which includes Julia Perry’s 1951 Stabat Mater for … » Read

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David Del Tredici Dies at 86

November 20, 2023 | Taylor Grant, Musical America
David Del Tredici, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning “instinctual” approach to composing flew in the face of most post–World War II musical trends, died in New York City on Nov. 18 at 86. Born in California in 1937, Del Tredici was … » Read

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Bolshoi Balks, Gergiev Backs Off—for Now

November 20, 2023 | Maya Pritsker, Musical America
The Bolshoi Theater together with the entire Russian artistic community was thrown into turmoil last week, when several outlets, including Izvestia and Russian Forbes , reported that Valery Gergiev was to become artistic director of both the … » Read

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Barenboim Withdraws from Staatskapelle Tour of U.S. & Canada

November 17, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Inevitably, but nonetheless disappointing, Daniel Barenboim will not be conducting the Staatskapelle Berlin’s Brahms cycle on its tour of the U.S. and Canada, November 25-December 3. “My health simply does not allow me to undertake … » Read

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A Few Maestro Moves

November 16, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Croation conductor Ivan Repušic [pictured] is to be the next general music director of the Leipzig Opera as of 2025-26. He will succeed Christoph Gedschold, who is headed to the Copenhagen Philharmonic. Repušic, also chief conductor … » Read

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Meet Russia's New Culture Tsar

November 16, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
As predicted some 18 months ago , and suggested then by his good friend Vladimir Putin, Valery Gergiev, longtime commander-in-chief of the Mariinsky Theater, is to add the Bolshoi to his already stuffed portfolio. The appointment, being announced … » Read

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Deborah Borda Retire? Guess Again.

November 15, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Deborah Borda may have exited the executive suites of the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic,  Detroit Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, et al.—all of which she has run and transformed with marked success—but, … » Read

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Young Concert Artists Taps Six Winners for 2023

November 14, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
On Nov. 12, the six winners of the Young Concert Artists (YCA) 2023 Susan Wadsworth International Auditions were introduced to the public at a concert at the Morgan Library in New York. The six, who were selected from among more than 150 … » Read

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Cleveland O Principal Trumpet Joins Curtis Institute

November 14, 2023 | Susan Elliott, Musical America
Just five weeks after Cleveland Orchestra principal trumpet  Michael Sachs resigned as chair of the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)’s brass department, he has been snatched up by the Curtis Institute of Music. He joins the faculty … » Read

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