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Pacific Symphony Makes Its Carnegie Hall Debut

April 25, 2018 | Leslie Kandell, Musical America
August 19, 1990, marked Leonard Bernstein’s final concert at Tanglewood. The legendary maestro managed to get through most of it, gasping from the emphysema that would become fatal pneumonia only a few weeks later. But after the “Four … » Read
 

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Dorian Wind Quintet Traverses the Jazz-Classical Connection

April 24, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
In New York City, opera gets tons of love. So do symphony orchestras. And we’re awash in piano recitals and string quartets. But wind ensembles? Not so much. Founded in 1961, the Dorian Wind Quintet has among its claims to fame the … » Read
 

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Juilliard Fills the French Baroque Vacuum with Hippolyte et Aricie

April 24, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
It was nearly 30 years ago that William Christie and Les Arts Florissants first brought their epochal production of Lully’s Atys to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. For many of those who saw it and the other operatic tragedies from the French … » Read
 

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At the Met: 'New' Production Feels Old; Old Production Feels New

April 23, 2018 | John Rockwell, Musical America
On April 17 and 18 the Metropolitan Opera offered Massenet’s Cendrillon and Verdi’s Luisa Miller , both serendipitously conducted by Bertrand de Billy. I went expecting to be charmed by the former and informed by the latter – … » Read
 

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The Strengths of Britten's Billy Budd As Viewed Through Gloriana

April 23, 2018 | Ken Smith, Musical America
MADRID – On paper, the idea made sense. Following Deborah Warner’s production of Billy Budd , co-produced last season with the Royal Opera House and the Rome Opera, the Teatro Real on April 12 launched David McVicar’s new … » Read
 

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David Hare's Newest Is a Charmer: The Story of Glyndebourne

April 19, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
LONDON--The tale of how Glyndebourne was created cries out for dramatization. Riddled with old-fashioned English eccentricity, never-say-die spirit, and with a love story at its heart, it could have made a good opera libretto. What it has become … » Read
 
 

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