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Feb. 17 2017

CD Reviews: Carolyn Sampson

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Charles T. Downey, Recording reviews: A limpid soprano’s chance to soar
Washington Post, February 3

A Verlaine Songbook, C. Sampson, J. Middleton
(released on November 18, 2016)
BIS-2233 | 80′
Carolyn Sampson is known for her radiant performances of baroque music, having recorded widely with the world’s leading early-music ensembles. The British soprano’s voice combines limpid clarity with

Feb. 17 2017

A Chord Vanishing Into Eternity: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week

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Among them, Javier Camarena’s high D flat in “I Puritani” and Peter Gelb’s candid reflection on the “Tosca” he brought to the Met Opera in 2009.

Feb. 17 2017

Limited to Prewar Music, Bulgarian Station Thrives

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A copyright dispute limited Bulgarian National Radio to broadcasting music recorded before 1946. The audience doesn’t seem to mind.

Feb. 17 2017

Strong woman confronts unjust ruler — opera tells, and retells, the story

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Before there was ‘Fidelio,’ there was ‘Leonore,’ and two versions of it are coming to the District.

Feb. 16 2017

An Early-Music Ensemble Gives a Handel Opera a Period Punch

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The period band Juilliard415 and students from Juilliard’s vocal arts program presented a lively “Agrippina” at Alice Tully Hall.

Feb. 16 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Feb. 15 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

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The orchestra, led by Franz Welser-Möst, opens a three-part series at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 24

Feb. 14 2017

A Survey of Sibelius Symphony Cycles

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Discographies on ionarts: Bach Organ Cycles | Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX | Bruckner Symphony Cycles | Dvořák Symphony Cycles | Shostakovich Symphony Cycles | Sibelius Symphony Cycles

Update 02/14/2017: I’ve learned of the existence, thanks to spotting the spine in an

Feb. 10 2017

How to survive the next four years on social media? Opera can help.

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An art form about heightened emotion offers practical tips for making yourself heard.

Feb. 09 2017

Elbphilharmonie: Opening Concert as a Spotify Playlist

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Here’s a @Spotify playlist replicating the @elbphilharmonie’s opening concert “Time Becomes Space”, excluding Rihm. https://t.co/TFjYXsEN75 pic.twitter.com/7qY6JZ5lgt— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) January 16, 2017

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