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Jul. 01 2016

Briefly Noted: Hasse’s ‘Artaserse’

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J.A. Hasse, Artaserse, A. Giustiniani, F. Fagioli, Ensemble Barocco dell’Orchestra Internationale d’Italia, C. Rovaris
(released on February 26, 2016)
Dynamic CDS7715/1-3 | 178’17”

[DVD version]
Persian history figures in a number of early operas, including Metastasio’s Artaserse. This libretto about the son of Xerxes was set to music twice in 1730 by Leonardo Vinci (in Rome, where all the

Jul. 01 2016

Playlist: Jul/01/16

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11:45 PM Richard Wagner — Gotterdammerung: Brunhilde’s Immolation Conductor: Sir Georg SoltiEnsemble: Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraBirgit Nilsson, sopranoLondon, 414115 11:42 PM John Dowland — M. Nicho. Gryffith his Galiard Ensemble: The King’s NoysePaul O’Dette,luteHarm Mundi, 907275 11:41 PM John Dowland — M. Giles Hoby his Galiard Ensemble: The King’s NoysePaul O’Dette,luteHarm Mundi, 907275 11:35 PM John […]

Jun. 30 2016

Anahid Ajemian, Violinist and New-Music Champion, Dies at 92

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Ms. Ajemian was known for her extensive solo work but also for performing with her piano-playing sister, Maro Ajemian.

Jun. 30 2016

Classical Music Listings for July 1-7

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Read more here:: NY Times Classical Music News

Jun. 30 2016

Messiaen’s Alpine Retreat

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Olivier Messiaen, who died in 1992, was buried near his vacation house on the Lac de Laffrey in the Isère, where he composed most of his major works. In his will, Messiaen asked that this residence be made into a place in honor of his music, and now it will serve as a “little Villa Médicis in the Alps,” with space for five artists to stay there. An article in Le Figaro (La maison de Messiaen

Jun. 30 2016

Playlist: Jun/30/16

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10:40 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Sonata No. 11 Key: AAlfred Brendel, pianoPhilips, 454244 10:08 PM Felix Mendelssohn — Symphony No. 4 Key: AOpus: 90Conductor: Claudio AbbadoEnsemble: London Symphony OrchestraLondon, 4785365 10:04 PM Sir Edward Elgar — Chanson de Matin Catalog No.: 1 Opus: 15Conductor: Sir Adrian BoultEnsemble: London Philharmonic OrchestraLondon, 4780101 9:43 PM […]

Jun. 29 2016

Violinist’s Attempted Murder Charge Is Dropped

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Stefan Arzberger, a violinist with the Leipzig String Quartet in Germany, had been accused of trying to strangle a fellow guest in a Manhattan hotel last year.

Jun. 29 2016

Toward a More Perfect Lincoln Center Union

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Lincoln Center Festival. Mostly Mozart. Midsummer Night Swing. Lincoln Center Out of Doors. One critic argues that less could be more.

Jun. 29 2016

String Delicacies of Bach and Beethoven at Bargemusic

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It’s a week of masterworks for violin and cello at the floating recital hall in Brooklyn.

Jun. 29 2016

Briefly Noted: Grimaud’s ‘Water’

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Water, H. Grimaud
(released on January 29, 2016)
DG 0289 4793426-4 | 57’03”
Hélène Grimaud was last in Washington in 2008, to play Beethoven’s fourth piano concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra. This recent release is partially a live recital program on the theme of water in music, which she played in several places, captured here at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in 2014. In

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