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Apr. 18 2015

Anna Clyne, a Composer Who Creates With Images

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Ms. Clyne is the subject of the Miller Theater’s final Composers Portrait of the season on Thursday.

Apr. 17 2015

Review: Cantata Profana’s Indefinable ‘Dreams and Visions’

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The ensemble performed a diverse repertory that included Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia.

Apr. 17 2015

Review: Jordi Savall, Plunged in the Emotion of Performance and Life

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Mr. Savall, the Catalan viola da gamba virtuoso, participated in Carnegie Hall’s Before Bach festival.

Apr. 17 2015

‘The tintinnabulation that so musically wells’

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Sergei Rachmaninoff is a composer whose instrumental music often seems wandering and overlong to me. Not unlike his compatriot Tchaikovsky, whose ballets and operas suit me much more than his symphonies and concertos, Rachmaninoff seemed to benefit from the restraint of a text or story. This is likely why Kolokola, a choral symphony based on Edgar Allan Poe’s evocative poem The Bells, is so

Apr. 17 2015

Martin Kasík at Czech Embassy

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This review is an Ionarts exclusive.

Martin Kasík had his Washington debut in 2000, garnering a fine review for his Young Concert Artists-sponsored recital at the Kennedy Center, the same year he also played at 92nd Street Y in New York. The Czech pianist came back for a recital at the Strathmore Mansion in 2006, which I am sorry to have missed, based on the beauty of his playing on Wednesday

Apr. 17 2015

Ionarts-at-Large: The Takács Quartet in Vienna

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The heart of chamber music of Vienna beats in the Mozart-Saal. But the offerings at the Brahms-Saal of the venerable, more famous Musikverein can be tempting, too… and if and when the Takács Quartet calls whence, the resident-ionarts unit will drop whatever he is doing and head over to hear one of our longest standing favorites. Even in an utterly conservative program such as they presented at

Apr. 16 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for April 17-22

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

Apr. 16 2015

Review: Robert Ashley’s ‘Crash’ Opens at Roulette

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Mr. Ashley’s 90-minute autobiographical opera will have a four-day run in Brooklyn.

Apr. 16 2015

Ionarts-at-Large: Trio Wanderer in Romantic Redemption

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J.Haydn, Complete Piano Trios,
Beaux Arts Trio
Philips/Decca

The Trio Wanderer is one of the ARD International Music Competition Prize Winner alumni that make that competition’s name in the chamber music field quite so prestigious. Their recordings (Best of 2009 here, Best of 2012 here, Messiaen) are of library-building quality, rivaled only by the Beaux Arts Trio and the Florestan

Apr. 15 2015

Review: Ariel Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle at SubCulture, With Energy to Spare

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This young ensemble continued its tour of Beethoven string quartets with a performance featuring two quartets in F major.

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