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Mr. Brüggen, who began his career as a recorder soloist, was a founder of the Orchestra of the 18th Century.
Lectures, free late-night club dates and pillows for families were part of the Lucerne Festival’s strategy to court a broader spectrum of listeners.
A summer of trying classical music streaming services meant wonderful music despite some technological complexity.
Gianandrea Noseda, Teatro Regio’s music director, says he will not renew his contract unless the general manager, Walter Vergnano, is replaced.
At 43, the Swedish clarinetist Martin Frost has developed an urge to move beyond the traditional concert format.
The Mostly Mozart Festival featured the violinist Joshua Bell on Wednesday evening.
The International Contemporary Ensemble presented an hourlong concert of haunting music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, beautifully tailored to the Park Avenue Armory.
At Lucerne, Daniel Barenboim’s West-Eastern Divan Orchestra delivers on its promise of bringing together two cultures and making superb music.
The soprano Barbara Hannigan, now performing at the Lucerne Festival, has developed a specialty of singing as she conducts, often enrapturing audiences.
The tentative deal between the Metropolitan Opera and two of its unions includes significant concessions from management and workers.