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Jan. 10 2017

A new opera about a dictator may or may not be about Trump. It depends whom you ask.

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No one imagined that, by the time of the premiere, the satire about authoritarian regimes might hit so close to home.

Jan. 07 2017

At TCR: Favorite Recordings of 2016

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Charles T. Downey, Top Ten Recordings of 2016
The Classical Review, December 31, 2016

Jan. 06 2017

Review: Concert Hall, Meet Cabaret

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HK Gruber’s new single-movement piano concerto, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, offers gnashing harmonies, splintered phrases and hints of cabaret.

Jan. 06 2017

Review: ‘Mata Hari,’ a Different Kind of Queen of the Night

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An opera by Matt Marks and Paul Peers that examines the life of this femme fatale has its premiere at the Prototype festival.

Jan. 06 2017

An Austrian Maestro’s Career, Seen Through His Recordings

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The cellist, conductor and scholar Nikolaus Harnoncourt died last March. Sony Classical gives a nod to his passing his complete Sony recordings.

Jan. 05 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Jan. 04 2017

Georges Prêtre, French Conductor Known for Interpretation, Dies at 92

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Mr. Prêtre, who led many of the world’s leading orchestras in a 70-year career, developed a strong rapport with Maria Callas and was a favorite in Vienna.

Jan. 04 2017

New Works for a New Year at Trinity Wall Street’s Festival

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“Time’s Arrow” features musical commissions through the Mass Reimaginings project.

Jan. 04 2017

Places to Put Your Hands Together

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Musical events and celebrations in 2017.

Dec. 31 2016

For Your Consideration: ‘Rogue One’

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Disney’s profiteering from the Star Wars franchise continues apace. The company moved the story’s timeline forward last year, with a visually beautiful yet dramatically stultifying Episode VII, directed by J.J. Abrams. The next phase is a spin-off film series, filling in other parts of the saga, beginning with this year’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If the first installment is any indication,

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