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Jul. 04 2015

National Youth Orchestra’s Big Day at Carnegie Hall

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The players, whose members are 16 to 19, appear on Saturday; young singers will perform two operas this week at the Kaye Playhouse under the auspices of the Martina Arroyo Foundation.

Jul. 04 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 198 (Mahler Transcribed)

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G.Mahler/B.Walter, Sys. 1 & 2
arranged for piano four hands,
Trenkner & Speidel Piano Duo
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Mahler Doubling Down on Ivory

What do you give the Mahlerian who already has everything and of each Symphony five or twenty recordings? Why, piano transcriptions of those symphonies—in this case of Symphonies One and Two, arranged by Mahler-student Bruno Walter. The liner notes are onto

Jul. 03 2015

Dismally Banal ‘Tell’ at Covent Garden

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Sometimes it is good to know that you can still hit a nerve. Italian director Damiano Michieletto certainly did with his new production of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, which opened earlier this week at the Royal Opera in London. As reported by Rupert Christiansen for The Telegraph, the booing started long before the curtain call:
Unprecedentedly at Covent Garden, the abusive heckling threatened to

Jul. 02 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for July 3-9

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

Jul. 02 2015

Beethoven Sonatas – A Survey of Complete Cycles The Great Incomplete Cycles

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Incl: Arrau “0” • Hungerford • Gieseking “Saarbrücken”• Gieseking “0” • Gilels • Gould • Kempff “0” • Richter “Philips” • Richter “Prague” • Richter-Haaser • Serkin “CBS” • Solomon

Having listed all the complete* recordings of the Beethoven Sonatas, it is high time to list the “great near-complete”** such cycles. One might argue that Wilhelm Backhaus II and Claudio Arrau II also belong in the

Jul. 01 2015

Review: Ensemble LPR Plays, With Central Park as an Inspiration

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This group’s Naumburg Orchestral Concerts program, including David Handler’s “Solstice,” was ideal for its setting.

Jun. 30 2015

Tchaikovsky Competition in Final Round

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You may already have been following the 15th Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and St. Petersburg, which concludes its third and final round today. Viewers worldwide have been able to stream the competition online, but if you want to catch up, you can also stream the competition on demand. The piano competition has come down to six finalists: the Russian-trained Lukas Geniušas (from Lithuania),

Jun. 29 2015

Luciana D’Intino Upstages Gheorghiu in Paris

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The “departing gift” of Nicolas Joel, who stepped down as director of the Opéra de Paris last summer, is a production of Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, on the stage now. Like so much of Joel’s work in Paris, as far as the critics were concerned, this was not exactly a novelty, in a production by David McVicar, created for soprano Angela Gheorghiu, which has already made the rounds in London,

Jun. 28 2015

Perchance to Stream: Back from the Lake Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Peter Dijkstra leads a performance of Bach’s St. John Passion in the church of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg, with the Bavarian Radio

Jun. 27 2015

Hearing Yoko Ono All Over Again

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Rediscovering Yoko Ono’s early recordings and innovations.

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