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Sep. 19 2017

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: C-P-Eppreciation! Or: The Rescue For Bach Junior

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…What unexpected Joy! But I am getting ahead of myself. Let me lower expectations, first: The Gallant style wedged between late Baroque and the Classical style, of which Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most prominent proponents, largely escapes our aesthetic. I remember well hearing a performance of his oratorio, Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu, at the Salzburg Mozart Week

Sep. 18 2017

High Tech Meets High Art in a 3-D Opera

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Michel van der Aa’s “Blank Out,” at the Park Avenue Armory, brings together a live singer onstage and another who appears only in a 3-D film.

Sep. 18 2017

A Survey of Beethoven String Quartet 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 | Mozart Keyboard Sonata Cycles

Continuing my discographies, this is a survey of – hopefully – every

Sep. 18 2017

A Firing and a Question of Race Roil the Oregon Bach Festival

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The distinguished festival fired its artistic director last month. The reason remains unclear.

Sep. 16 2017

Brenda Lewis, Versatile American Soprano, Is Dead at 96

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A singing actress known for performing work by contemporary composers, Ms. Lewis originated signal roles in the opera house and on the Broadway stage.

Sep. 15 2017

A gleeful resumption of routine: Standard program makes for diverting evening

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s season opener at Strathmore reminds audiences that concerts are fun, not a duty.

Sep. 15 2017

Review: A Japanese Writer’s Reveries Inspire ‘Four Nights of Dream’

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The opera has much to admire, but its music and plot weighs down the feather-light beauty of Natsume Soseki’s stories

Sep. 15 2017

With New Leadership, New York Philharmonic Warms to Philip Glass

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Jaap van Zweden, the next music director, opens the season with contemporary music and Mahler.

Sep. 14 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Sep. 14 2017

Hear the Music That Inspired ‘Star Wars’

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The “Star Wars” movies are rooted in the classics. So is John Williams’s music for the soundtracks.

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