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Aug. 27 2016

Playlist: Aug/27/16

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11:50 AM Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphonic Dances Opus: 45Conductor: Vasily PetrenkoEnsemble: Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicAvie, 2188 11:22 AM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Piano Concerto No. 23 Key: AEnsemble: Bavarian Radio SymphonyHelene Grimaud, pianoDG/Archiv, 16204 11:16 AM Leo Delibes — Lakme: Flower Duet Ensemble: Borealis Wind QuintetMHS, 512526 10:52 AM Joaquin Rodrigo — Concierto de Aranjuez for […]

Aug. 26 2016

CD Reviews: Rautavaara’s ‘Rubáiyát’ / Stenz’s Henze

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Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Late works by late composers Rautavaara, Henze
Washington Post, August 26

E. Rautavaara, Rubáiyát (inter alia), G. Finley, M. Pohjonen, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Music Centre Choir, J. Storgårds
(released on May 13, 2016)
Ondine ODE1274-2 | 59’29”
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finland’s leading composer, died in July. This new disc from the Ondine label,

Aug. 26 2016

Was Shostakovich a Martyr? Or Is That Just Fiction?

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Julian Barnes’s novel “The Noise of Time” enters the debate about whether the composer was a blameless martyr or a man who made pragmatic compromises.

Aug. 26 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…Summer Night, for strings and solo violin, is of almost disturbing beauty for having been written in 1945, but with tiny wistful fissures that hint at its time…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Schoecking Beauty From Switzerland

O.Schoeck, Sommernacht, Bass Clarinet Concertino, Penthesilea-Suite, Besuch in Urach,
Soloists, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago (conductor),
Musiques Suisses

Aug. 26 2016

The worst of Bach

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“And After the Fire,” by Lauren Belfer, shows the Achilles’ heel of a great composer

Aug. 26 2016

Playlist: Aug/26/16

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11:32 PM Modest Moussorgsky — Pictures at an Exhibition Conductor: Grzegorz NowakEnsemble: Royal Philharmonic OrchestraRPO, 39 11:11 PM Hildegard von Bingen — Ordo Virtutum (Play of the Virtues) Ensemble: SequentiaRCA/BMG, 77051 11:09 PM Pietro Paolo Borrono — Saltarello chiameto el Mazolo Paul O’Dette,luteHarm Mundi, 907043 11:07 PM Pietro Paolo Borrono — Saltarello Paul O’Dette,luteHarm Mundi, […]

Aug. 25 2016

Classical Music Listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

Aug. 25 2016

Playlist: Aug/25/16

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10:53 PM Felix Mendelssohn — Andante & Rondo Capriccioso Key: EOpus: 14Valerie Tryon,pianoAPR, 5595 10:15 PM Georges Onslow — Symphony No. 4 Key: GOpus: 71Conductor: Johannes GoritzkiEnsemble: N.German Radio Phil.(Hanover)CPO, 999738 10:00 PM Fernando Sor — Fantaisie Opus: 30Julian Bream, guitarRCA/BMG, 4549 9:56 PM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Marriage of Figaro: “Non piu andrai” Conductor: […]

Aug. 24 2016

Review: New Music Inspired by Christ’s Agony and Dating Apps

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Our critic on the home stretch of the International Contemporary Ensemble’s project to perform 50 premieres at the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Aug. 24 2016

What’s Lost When Pops Orchestras Tap Pop Culture

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Under pressure to connect with new audiences, orchestras are employing new tactics, such as forgoing Tchaikovsky for hits by Beyoncé. But at what price?

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