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Nov. 28 2014

His Nightmares Starred Communists, Not Nazis

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The centenary of the Polish-born composer Andrzej Panufnik will be celebrated at Kings Place in London on Sunday by Panufnik’s family and other artists and performers.

Nov. 27 2014

Beethoven, ‘Cyrano’ and Samplings From Film Scores

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Jaap van Zweden conducted the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday night in a program of Beethoven, Erich Korngold and Johan Wagenaar.

Nov. 24 2014

Hopeless Romantics, Drink This Mystery Concoction if You Dare

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A maid’s mistake is crucial in “The Love Potion,” the Boston Lyric Opera’s staging of Frank Martin’s “Le Vin Herbé.”

Nov. 23 2014

Celebrating Half a Century of Creativity

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The American Composers Orchestra opened its 38th season with a program at Zankel Hall celebrating the composer Meredith Monk.

Nov. 23 2014

Seeking an Intimate Sound Across a Cavernous Expanse

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Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang presented a program of Brahms, Ravel and the rarely heard Respighi at Carnegie Hall.

Nov. 22 2014

Rob Moose: Breathing New Life Into Classical Music

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Meet Mr. Moose, a co-founder and the violinist of yMusic, an experimental chamber music sextet, as well as a member of the Grammy-winning folk rockers Bon Iver.

Nov. 22 2014

Roll Over, Mahler: U.S. Orchestras Are Shrinking

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The current cost-cutting trend in American orchestras often means management seeks to fill slots with freelancers rather than full-timers.

Nov. 22 2014

Toward a Truth That Defies Precision

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Creating works based on a raw real-life event, like “The Death of Klinghoffer,” holds dangers as well as opportunities.

Nov. 22 2014

A Beethoven Teaser and a Rare ‘Cyrano’

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The Dutch conductor and violinist Jaap van Zweden was not well known in America when he took over as music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2008.

Nov. 21 2014

Mozart Melts Into Dark Shostakovich

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Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for Violin, Viola and Orchestra was paired with Shostakovich on Thursday night at Avery Fisher Hall.

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