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Jul. 30 2015

Playlist: Jul/30/15

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5:30 PM Bedrich Smetana — Ma Vlast: Blanik Conductor: Rafael KubelikEnsemble: Chicago Symphony OrchestraMercury, 434379 5:09 PM Johann Sebastian Bach — Violin Concerto No. 2 Key: EEnsemble: Academy of St Martin in FieldsJoshua Bell, violinCBS/Sony, 8779 5:00 PM Giacomo Meyerbeer — L’Africaine: Act 4, Indian March Conductor: Michal NesterowiczEnsemble: Symph. Orch. of BarcelonaNaxos, 8573076 4:41 […]

Jul. 30 2015

Review: Mostly Mozart’s Opening Concert, With a Chopin Encore

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The pianist Emanuel Ax, the conductor Louis Langrée and the soprano Erin Morley stood out in the first concert of this festival.






Jul. 29 2015

Prom Math: One Night, Five Prokofiev Concertos

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The pianists Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan and Alexei Volodin joined the London Symphony to play all five Prokofiev piano concertos at the BBC Proms concert Tuesday.






Jul. 29 2015

À mon chevet: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

Every town the size of Maycomb had families like the Ewells. No economic fluctuation changed their status — people like the Ewells lived as guests of the county in prosperity as well as in the depths of a depression. No truant officers could keep their numerous offspring in school; no






Jul. 29 2015

Playlist: Jul/29/15

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10:55 PM Modest Moussorgsky — Khovanshchina: Galitsin’s Journey Conductor: Geoffrey SimonEnsemble: Philharmonia OrchestraCala, 1012 10:19 PM Jean Sibelius — String Quartet Key: dOpus: 56Ensemble: Melos Quartet of StuttgartHarm Mundi, 901671 9:45 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — Symphony No. 4 Key: B-Flat Opus: 60Conductor: Joshua BellEnsemble: Academy of St Martin in FieldsCBS/Sony, 88725 9:40 PM Antonin […]

Jul. 29 2015

Vic Firth, Who Gave Drummers Their Sticks, Dies at 85

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Mr. Firth spent more than 40 years as the principal tympanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and a company with his name now turns out some 12 million drumsticks and mallets annually.






Jul. 28 2015

A Student Startup and Its Outsize Wagnerian Dream

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Refusing to settle for anything less than a full-length opera, the new company Apotheosis Opera will present “Tannhäuser” at El Museo del Barrio.






Jul. 28 2015

Samuel Pisar Dies at 86; Lawyer and Adviser Survived Nazi Camps

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Mr. Pisar survived the Holocaust to create a life of accomplishment, including becoming an adviser to John F. Kennedy, whom he met at Harvard, and as a lawyer to corporate executives and movie stars.






Jul. 28 2015

Briefly Noted: Giovanni Battista Somis

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G. B. Somis, Violin Sonatas, op. 1, K.-M. Kentala, L. Pulakka, M. Meyerson
(released on June 24, 2014)
Glossa GCD921807 | 73’46”
Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson specializes in surprises, the sort of musician who delights in the unexpected turn of phrase or sonority. The same team featured on this recent disc — violinist Kreeta-Maria Kentala, cellist Lauri Pulakka, and Meyerson on harpsichord —






Jul. 28 2015

Playlist: Jul/28/15

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10:52 PM Franz Schubert — Sonata Movement Key: B-Flat Ensemble: Beaux Arts TrioPhilips, 412620 10:41 PM Emile Waldteufel — Les Patineurs Opus: 183Conductor: Herbert von KarajanEnsemble: Philharmonia OrchestraAngel/EMI, 76900 10:24 PM Jazeps Vitols — Latvian Folk Song Fantasy Opus: 42Conductor: Dmitri YablonskyEnsemble: Latvian National Symphony OrchValdis Zarins,violinM Polo/HK, 8223756 9:51 PM Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky — […]

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