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Apr. 28 2017

Beethoven visits Japan: On Tour with the Vienna Academy Orchestra (Part 5)

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Day five of the Japan excursion with the Vienna Academy Orchestra starts early: Four-something in the morning, to be ready to leave at five for the famous Tsukiji fish market. We negotiate among our little group of six (a violin, a horn, a manager, the unofficial tour doctor, myself, and a fellow tourist) how to get there via JR lines and the Tokyo Metro system. Not without some difficulty,

Apr. 28 2017

5 Sublime Minutes by a Maverick: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

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Music by the pioneer Lou Harrison, Anna Netrebko at the Met Opera and a class with the organist Paul Jacobs were among the highlights.

Apr. 28 2017

Review: An Old Stravinsky ‘Funeral Song’ Rumbles Anew

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The New York Philharmonic gave the New York “premiere” of the piece, written in 1908 and long believed lost.

Apr. 28 2017

Heard of Giacomo Meyerbeer? He’s on the Cusp of a Musical Renaissance

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A new album is one of the signs of renewed interest in the once-popular works of this 19th-century opera composer.

Apr. 28 2017

Opera wants more realistic portrayals. But in casting, it’s all about the voice.

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Is a Caucasian Madame Butterfly evidence of cultural appropriation?

Apr. 27 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Apr. 27 2017

Review: Natalie Dessay, After Opera Left Her

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The French soprano, recently retired from staged opera, gave a recital at Carnegie Hall that showed off the intensity of her acting.

Apr. 26 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Johann Pachelbel, Un orage d’avril

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…Misreading this present disc’s title as “An Orange in April”, I thought it a basket of sweet delights, juicy Suites for two violins and basso continuo. Now that I know better – “Un orage d’avril”, not “Une orange en avril” – I amend that impression, still accurate though it is…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: A Very Brief Excursion Into The World And Music Of Johann Pachelbel


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Apr. 25 2017

Getting Inside the Mind of Bach

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An installation piece with overlapping performances of works for solo violin at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine followed a symposium in Amherst, Mass.

Apr. 25 2017

Washington Performing Arts announces a nicely balanced 2017-18 season

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From Riccardo Muti and Steve Reich to Caroline Shaw and Daniil Trifonov, the 51st season offers a nice balance of the established and the innovative — sometimes both at once.

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