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Jan. 20 2017

The Focus! Festival’s Shamanic Sounds and Crazy Tone Clusters

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A word with the conductor Joel Sachs, who explains the Latin American theme of this year’s event.

Jan. 20 2017

Gidon Kremer: A Violinist on a Mission, or Several of Them

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The Latvian virtuoso continues to focus on honing his chamber orchestra, unearthing neglected composers and seeking personal inspiration.

Jan. 19 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Jan. 19 2017

For the Inauguration: Trump Portrait

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This evening Gianandrea Noseda conducts the National Symphony Orchestra in an all-American program. Naturally, one of the works on the program is Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait. In light of the event of the following day, we wonder if Noseda and his musicians could be convinced to switch the narration used in the performance. It might sound something like this:

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Jan. 19 2017

100 Years of New York Philharmonic Milestones, by the Earful

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The orchestra, which cut its first record on Jan. 20, 1917, has made more than 2,000 recordings. A boxed set of 65 CDs from Sony Classical celebrates the centennial.

Jan. 18 2017

New Works Reveal Reed Instruments’ Unexpected Dimensions

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These instruments will stretch beyond their vocal qualities when the Atlantic Reed Consort plays at Weill Recital Hall, and the Rushes Ensemble Comes to National Sawdust.

Jan. 14 2017

Latest on Forbes: Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie Opens. A Soundcheck of its Recital Hall and G.F.Haas’ “Release” reviewed.

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Hamburger Elbphilharmonie, view coming into the Harbor
Photo courtesy Elbphilharmonie, © Thies Rätzke (2016)

Review: Hamburg Elbphilharmonie Opening And G.F.Haas World Premiere
This review over on Forbes focuses on the easily neglected, smaller “Recital Hall” and the Haas premiere that took place therein. A review of the ‘main event’ and Great Hall will be forthcoming.

…At about the same

Jan. 13 2017

Review: Strangers and Familiar Friends of Classical Music

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Two concerts, two extremes: Stephanie Chase and Sara Davis Buechner offered pieces seldom heard; the New York Philharmonic trod beloved but well-worn paths.

Jan. 13 2017

Review: The First Concert at the New Elbphilharmonie in Germany

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After years of delays, the hall in Hamburg opens with a concert spanning 400 years of classical music history.

Jan. 13 2017

A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner

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The conductor Daniel Barenboim prepares a cycle of Bruckner’s symphonies for Carnegie Hall.

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