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Feb. 20 2017

Looking Back on Haydn’s Legacy at the Chamber Music Society

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“The Classical Style,” its champions and inheritors, is the society’s 2017-18 theme, with works by Mozart and Beethoven, and a premiere by John Luther Adams.

Feb. 19 2017

In the Land of Opera, a Choir for the Tone Deaf

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Italy’s next gift to the music world may be a Milan group that helps adults overcome their vocal shortcomings and gain confidence in their singing.

Feb. 17 2017

CD Reviews: Carolyn Sampson

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Charles T. Downey, Recording reviews: A limpid soprano’s chance to soar
Washington Post, February 3

A Verlaine Songbook, C. Sampson, J. Middleton
(released on November 18, 2016)
BIS-2233 | 80′
Carolyn Sampson is known for her radiant performances of baroque music, having recorded widely with the world’s leading early-music ensembles. The British soprano’s voice combines limpid clarity with

Feb. 17 2017

A Chord Vanishing Into Eternity: The 8 Best Classical Music Moments This Week

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Among them, Javier Camarena’s high D flat in “I Puritani” and Peter Gelb’s candid reflection on the “Tosca” he brought to the Met Opera in 2009.

Feb. 17 2017

Limited to Prewar Music, Bulgarian Station Thrives

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A copyright dispute limited Bulgarian National Radio to broadcasting music recorded before 1946. The audience doesn’t seem to mind.

Feb. 17 2017

Strong woman confronts unjust ruler — opera tells, and retells, the story

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Before there was ‘Fidelio,’ there was ‘Leonore,’ and two versions of it are coming to the District.

Feb. 16 2017

An Early-Music Ensemble Gives a Handel Opera a Period Punch

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The period band Juilliard415 and students from Juilliard’s vocal arts program presented a lively “Agrippina” at Alice Tully Hall.

Feb. 16 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Feb. 15 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert

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The orchestra, led by Franz Welser-Möst, opens a three-part series at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 24

Feb. 14 2017

A Survey of Sibelius Symphony Cycles

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Discographies on ionarts: Bach Organ Cycles | Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycles I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX | Bruckner Symphony Cycles | Dvořák Symphony Cycles | Shostakovich Symphony Cycles | Sibelius Symphony Cycles

Update 02/14/2017: I’ve learned of the existence, thanks to spotting the spine in an

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