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Jun. 27 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 197 (Crossing Bach and Kurtág)

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J.S.Bach / G.Kurtág, Piano Transcriptions for 4 Hands,
Duo Stephanie & Saar
New Focus Recordings

Aural Godliness

When György Kurtág sets out to transcribe Bach for himself and his wife to play on the piano, something special happens: The fragile wit of Kurtág is married to the eternal genius of Bach and, unbelievably, something even greater than the individual parts emerges. Piano Duo

Jun. 27 2015

Playlist: Jun/27/15

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8:05 PM Claudio Monteverdi — Madrigals of War: The Eighth book of Conductor: Anthony RooleyEnsemble: The Consort of MusickeVirgin, 91156 8:00 PM George Frederich Handel — Solomon: “From the censer” Conductor: John Eliot GardinerEnsemble: English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirPhilips, 4757561 7:54 PM Robert Schumann — Scenes from Childhood: No. 7 Traumerei Opus: 15Manuel Barrueco, guitarTonar, 1201 […]

Jun. 26 2015

Review: String Orchestra of Brooklyn Plays a Program of Spare Works at Roulette

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The concert, “Dimensions of Time and Silence,” featured works by Morton Feldman, Krzysztof Penderecki and Scott Wollschleger.

Jun. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘The Arabian Nights’

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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.

The following night Dinarzad said to her sister Shahrazad, “Sister, tell us the rest of the story and what happened to the fisherman.” Shahrazad replied, “With the greatest pleasure”:

I heard, O King, that when the fisherman presented the [four] fish to the king, and the king looked at

Jun. 26 2015

Playlist: Jun/26/15

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11:47 PM Orlando de Lassus — Requiem Conductor: Bruno TurnerEnsemble: Pro Cantione AntiquaHarm Mundi, 20356 11:19 PM Johannes Brahms — Cello Sonata No. 2 Key: FOpus: 99Jacqueline du Pre, celloStephen Bishop-Kovacevich,pianAngel/EMI, 86236 10:41 PM Franz Schubert — Symphony No. 2 Key: B-Flat Conductor: Helmut RillingEnsemble: Royal Phil. of GaliciaHanssler, 98312 10:30 PM Igor Stravinsky — […]

Jun. 25 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for June 26-July 2

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

Jun. 25 2015

James Horner (1953-2015)

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A Hollywood legend has passed: film composer James Horner died on Monday morning, when the small plane he was flying crashed in California. For most people Horner’s fame rests on the soundtracks he composed for the James Cameron blockbusters Titanic and Avatar, films that were both so awful that his music for them does not stick out in my mind. For me and all my friends who were also children of

Jun. 25 2015

Playlist: Jun/25/15

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10:47 PM Emile Waldteufel — Well-Loved Waltz Opus: 143Conductor: Alfred WalterEnsemble: Slovak State Phil.(Kosice)M Polo/HK, 8223433 10:18 PM Ludwig van Beethoven — String Quartet No. 2 Key: GOpus: 18Ensemble: Alexander String QuartetArte Nova, 49682 9:57 PM Carl Stamitz — Cello Concerto No.3 Key: CEnsemble: Prague Chamber OrchestraChristian Benda, celloNaxos, 8550865 9:40 PM Sigfrid Karg-Elert — […]

Jun. 24 2015

Avignon Festival Opens Next Week

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The Avignon Festival is set to open next week, and its director, Olivier Py, stirred the pot by drawing a parallel between the story of Shakespeare’s King Lear and the legacy of Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of the ultra-right party Le Front National, in an interview for France Inter. Jérôme Lachasse has a report (Olivier Py : «Le roi Lear est plus métaphysique que Le Pen», June 24) for Le Figaro (

Jun. 24 2015

Review: The Knights Are Spirited in Central Park, Despite Soggy Weather

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This orchestral collective’s performance opened the season of free Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park.

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