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Jul. 25 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – July 25, 2016

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Anne Tyler keeps the top spot on our bestseller list.

Jul. 25 2016

Handspring’s Quirky, Failed ‘Firebird’ with NSO

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Firebird, Handspring Puppet Company (photo by Luke Younge, Lucid Pictures)
The so-called “heat dome” that has settled over most of the country made the prospect of an outdoor concert on Saturday night not so pleasant. Fans and programs fluttered furiously at the Filene Center, but few breezes came to cool the air at Wolf Trap for the latest concert by the National Symphony Orchestra. Featuring

Jul. 25 2016

New Life for ‘Phantom’ at Kennedy Center

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The Phantom of the Opera (photo by Alastair Muir)
As a heat wave pours through the area, Washingtonians want to go out and yet stay cool. Fortunately, the Kennedy Center has welcomed a “new production” of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The 1909 Gaston Leroux novel turned Broadway hit tells the story of a young talented soprano, Christine Daae, and a haunted opera house in Paris.

Jul. 24 2016

At Tanglewood, a Young Musician Leaps From the Stage Crew to the Stage

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In the hypercompetitive world of classical music, Miles Salerni, 25, a percussionist, is living the dream as a fellow in the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

Jul. 24 2016

Perchance to Stream: Tour de France 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.
Watch the production of Stravinsky’s Œdipus Rex, paired with the same composer’s Symphonie de Psaumes, unfortunately staged by

Jul. 23 2016

Book of the Day: The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, by Laura Shovan

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary.

Jul. 22 2016

A Vivacious Celebration of Steve Reich, a Maverick Turned Music Hero

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Three concerts at the Lincoln Center Festival drove home how a younger generation has embraced Mr. Reich’s music as its own.

Jul. 22 2016

George Benjamin on Countertenors and Capturing a Silvery Tone in Music

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Mr. Benjamin, who wrote the opera “Written on Skin,” talks about his latest work, “Dream of a Song,” which has its American premiere at Tanglewood.

Jul. 21 2016

Classical Music Listings for July 22-28

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

Jul. 21 2016

Jaap van Zweden: Before You See Him, Listen

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One of our music critics explored recordings to get a feel for this conductor’s work before he takes the role of music director of the New York Philharmonic.

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