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Aug. 02 2015

Review: Jeremy Denk in a Full-Blooded Performance at Mostly Mozart

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As part of this event, Jeremy Denk played Brahms’s left-hand arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne in D minor.






Aug. 02 2015

Perchance to Stream: Santa Fe 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.
Listen to the performance of Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer, recorded at the Bayreuth Festival. [BR-Klassik]

Kirill Petrenko











Aug. 02 2015

Production Photos from the Bregenz Festival’s Turandot

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It might merit confessing that I’m not all that hot about Puccini and that I suffer from a general deficiency in appreciating Italian opera. That said, I consider Turandot the best compromise as far as quality and popularity is concerned. Granted, I think that if it weren’t for Nessun dorma and one or two other greatest-hits moments and the ensuing grand popularity, nothing near the throngs of











Aug. 01 2015

A Little Night Music Brings Dark Magic to the Kaplan Penthouse

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The series, part of the Mostly Mozart Festival, begins at 10 p.m.











Aug. 01 2015

Carlos Chávez, Mexican Modernist

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Mr. Chávez (1899-1978), the subject of this summer’s Bard Music Festival, made his mark as a composer, conductor and bureaucrat.











Aug. 01 2015

Dip Your Ears, No. 202 (Schulhoff on the Piano)

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E.Schulhoff, Piano Works: Sonata No.2; Five Pittoresques op.31; Two Pieces; Music for Piano op.35; Esquisses de Jazz,
Caroline Weichert
Grand Piano

E.Schulhoff, Sonatas Nos.1 & 3; Improvisations de Jazz; 5 Burlesques op.23; 5 Grotesques op.21; Five Pittoresques op.31; Ironies op.34 et al., M.Babinsky
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Sonatas and other Rarities

With deft tenacity, humor, and grit,











Jul. 31 2015

Review: Two BBC Proms More Modern than Pastoral

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This week included two thoughtful proms conducted by Susanna Mälkki with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and by Mark Elder with the Hallé Orchestra.











Jul. 31 2015

Briefly Noted: Cavalli’s Vespers

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F. Cavalli, Vespero delle domeniche, Coro C. Monteverdi di Crema, La Pifarescha, B. Gini
(released on May 26, 2015)
Dynamic CDS7714 | 87’04”
Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676) was one of the important composers of the first wave of Venetian opera. As such we have even had the occasional chance to review his work in live performance. He was also one of the successors of Claudio Monteverdi, his











Jul. 30 2015

Opera and Classical Music Listings for July 31-Aug. 6

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











Jul. 30 2015

New Preljocaj Work at Avignon

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Angelin Preljocaj has big successes with his ballet troupe, like a 2012 work for the Biennale de la Danse de Lyon about a poor young man beaten to death for drinking a can of beer in a store (based on a text by Laurent Mauvignier, Ce que j’appelle oubli), and big failures. Raphaël de Gubernatis has a report on his new ballet for the Avignon Festival (Avignon : “Retour à Berratham”, Angelin











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