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Ivy Leaguers Invade Zankel Hall: ACO’s “New England Echoes”

November 15, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
What do contemporary composers Matthew Aucoin, Hannah Lash, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Hilary Purrington have in common? The answer is New England, and in particular its universities, as American Composers Orchestra’s November 13 … » Read
 

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A Stunning, Spiritual Experience in Alice Tully Hall

November 14, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Once one of the bad boys of British music, James MacMillan—now Sir James MacMillan—still regularly manages to raise an eyebrow or two. His outspoken views on politics (he’s a committed socialist) and religion (he’s a … » Read
 

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Replacing Jansons at the 11th Hour, Vasily Petrenko Makes an Auspicious House Debut

November 12, 2019 | Clive Paget, Musical America
Given that health problems caused Mariss Jansons to cancel three European concerts only a week ago, it’s perhaps surprising that the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra put its ailing chief conductor on a plane for the States. As it was, his … » Read
 

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Akhnaten Is Not Wholly Stellar

November 11, 2019 |
Clive Paget, Musical America
It may have taken 35 years, but the Metropolitan Opera has finally gotten around to staging Akhnaten . Probably the most popular, certainly among the most readily comprehensible of Philip Glass’s 28 operas, it received its Met premiere on … » Read
 

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In Chicago: A Devastating, Yet Exhilarating, Night at the Opera

November 4, 2019 | Wynne Delacoma, Musical America
CHICAGO—Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly why a night at the opera is so riveting, especially when it’s a contemporary opera, like Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking , which had its Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere Saturday. … » Read
 

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At Massimo, a Strong Case for Schumann's Peri

November 1, 2019 | James Imam, Musical America
MILAN--How to approach a piece like Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri ? Written in 1843, Schumann described it as "well-nigh a new genre for the concert hall," but could not decide whether it was an opera or secular oratorio. Most critically, … » Read
 
 

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