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Aug. 29 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 206 (Bach-Busoni and Heiden’s Heiland)

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J.S.Bach,
“Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland”,
Excerpts from the WTC: Bk.I & Chorales,
Edna Stern
ZZT 090104 (65:40)

Bach, the Keyboard Vocalist

Great music intelligently put together and terrifically played; the latest Bach recording on the ZigZag Territories label was all but assured a spot among my favorite recordings of that year*. If Edna Stern, a Krystian Zimerman and Leon Fleisher

Aug. 28 2015

Iran and Israel United in Opposition to Daniel Barenboim Concert

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Iran, citing the conductor’s Israeli citizenship, will block a performance of the Berlin Staatskapelle, a concert that an Israeli official denounced.

Aug. 28 2015

Quirinale Boxer Coming to Washington

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We are looking forward to an exhibition, Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World, currently at the Getty in Los Angeles, which will come to the National Gallery of Art in December. Ingrid D. Rowland has a beautiful consideration of this show and others (The Grandest Art of the Ancients, August 13) for The New York Review of Books:
The other statue, from the third century BC, a

Aug. 27 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

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

Aug. 27 2015

Briefly Noted: E.T.A. Hoffmann, Composer

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E.T.A. Hoffmann / F. Witt, Symphonies / Overtures, Kölner Akademie, M. A. Willens
(released on February 10, 2015)
cpo 777208-2 | 61’39”
E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is likely familiar to most readers as a writer, especially through the musical works his stories have inspired. He was also a talented music critic, artist, and composer. Although I was aware that Hoffmann had actually composed music

Aug. 26 2015

Highlights of the Performance Season

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A preview of opera, dance and orchestra events taking place around the world this autumn.

Aug. 26 2015

Weekend Courses Encourage Female Conductors

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That conducting is cool, as well as a potential career for women, is the idea behind “Women Conductors @ Morley,” a program of weekend courses sponsored by Morley College in London.

Aug. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘Sindbad’

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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.

I embarked with a group of prominent merchants, and we became friends, as we sailed with a fair wind in peace and good health until we passed by a city called the City of China, and while we were in the utmost joy and happiness, talking among ourselves about travel and commerce, a violent

Aug. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘Sindbad’

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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.

I embarked with a group of prominent merchants, and we became friends, as we sailed with a fair wind in peace and good health until we passed by a city called the City of China, and while we were in the utmost joy and happiness, talking among ourselves about travel and commerce, a violent

Aug. 25 2015

Luc Besson May Film in Hungary

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French director Luc Besson may not shoot his next film in France. Because of tax laws that impose penalties on English-language films, he may shoot his upcoming feature, Valérian, in Hungary instead. So reports an article (Luc Besson pourrait ne pas tourner son prochain film en France, August 25) in Le Monde (my translation):
“I do not know if I will be able to shoot in France. It’s all about

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