The group opened the Momenta Festival at the Tenri Cultural Institute with a program, “Americana,” assembled by its second violinist, Adda Kridler.
Gergiev Starts Munich Tenure With Mahler
On September 19th, Valery Gergiev began his tenure as Music Director with the Munich Philharmonic – more than two and a half years after he signed his contract. If the occasion – a performance of Mahler’s grand Second Symphony – didn’t quite feel like the event it was, it was perhaps because his extensive presence (to the extent that the elusive,
#morninglistening to everything* @PerlmanOfficial! Welcome to my home, Itzhak! #classical… http://t.co/WhBmSuBzXA pic.twitter.com/ONaRf2PiDa— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) October 1, 2015
Ben Brantley and Anthony Tommasini weigh in on the debate set off by the Metropolitan Opera’s decision to forgo darkening makeup in its latest production.
Descendants of Louis-Philippe, the last king of France, are selling a trove of over two hundred objects that belonged to their family, raising fears that relics of France’s history will leave France. An article by Baudouin Eschapasse (Patrimoine : le trésor de la couronne de France dispersé, September 29) for Le Point has the details (my translation):
The eleven heirs of the Count and Countess of
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Spoiled by a masterful, cinematic production by Andreas Kriegenburg for the Munich State Opera, I was trying not to expect all that much – and certainly not something to supplant my experiences with Kriegenburg’s Wozzeck. And yet, the deceivingly simple production of the director (and Intendant of the Zurich Opera) Andreas Homoki did just that. Anchored by the set and costumes of Michael Levine