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Mar. 27 2015

Review: São Paulo State Youth Orchestra Saves Razzle-Dazzle for the End

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The ensemble performed works by Villa-Lobos, Beethoven and others at Alice Tully Hall, letting down its hair in some colorful encores.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: John Adams Unveils ‘Scheherazade.2,’ an Answer to Male Brutality

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The New York Philharmonic presented the world premiere of this symphony, a response to brutality against women in Arab folklore and around the world today.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: Argento Chamber Ensemble Brings Out Mahler’s Inventive Side

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The ensemble played his “Songs of a Wayfarer” and contemporary selections by composers he influenced, underlining his highly original quirks.

Mar. 27 2015

Review: Bach Passions in New York

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It’s spring, and that means several choirs are performing the popular works, though this year the activity is minimal.

Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 25 2015

Review: Nikolai Lugansky Plays Schubert and Tchaikovsky

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Mr. Lugansky’s recital at the 92nd Street Y included the rare and the overwrought.

Mar. 25 2015

American Ballet Theater, 1940s Ballet Triple-Bill

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Xiomara Reyes (Cowgirl) and cast, Rodeo, American Ballet Theater
Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, heard as a concert work, did not really mean much to me until I saw Martha Graham’s choreography live. The same is now true of Copland’s Rodeo, thanks to a rare performance of Agnes de Mille’s original choreography, from 1942, by American Ballet Theater in the latest of the group’s periodic

Mar. 24 2015

Motets of the Bach Family

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Motets of the Bach Family, Tölzer Knabenchor, G. Schmidt-Gaden (Capriccio, 2010)Charles T. Downey, Marking Johann Sebastian’s birthday with a tribute to the Bach family (Washington Post, March 24)
Johann Sebastian Bach belonged to a large family of musicians spanning two centuries. With a concert of motets by five composers named Bach, the Washington Bach Consort honored its namesake’s

Mar. 23 2015

Review: David Kaplan Riffs on Schumann’s Spirit

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The pianist David Kaplan played “New Dances of the League of David” at Le Poisson Rouge, in homage to Schumann.

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