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…Kodály’s two quartets are exactly contemporaries of Bartók’s first two attempts in the genre. Had he kept writing such inspired and especially idiomatic quartets, we would speak of him in one breath with Shostakovich and Bartók (and perhaps Villa-Lobos) as a seminal composer of string quartets.…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Bartók & Kodály, Toothsome Hungarian Twosome
Where to go, and what to see and hear, around the world during the autumn season.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja of Moldova is rarely at her home in Bern, Switzerland, as she captures audiences worldwide.
The Austrian composer puts her imprint on new works via an unusual mix of sounds.
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will visit each country in the European Union to play with the youth orchestra of each nation.
As orchestras and symphonies struggle to attract younger audiences, classical musicians are taking their music to clubs, pubs, galleries and garages.
Anne Tyler is back on top of our bestseller list! And thanks to an adult education class, Thomas Hardy takes a few slots himself.
Anne Tyler climbs to the top of our bestseller list again!
Tanti auguri di buon compleanno to Friends of Ionarts the Suspicious Cheese Lords. The group was founded twenty years ago this July, and on Saturday the Washington-based all-male vocal ensemble celebrated with an anniversary concert in the gorgeous acoustic of the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes downtown. As I learned when I broke bread with the Lords a few years ago, the group is a way of
The poised soprano Joélle Harvey, during an exquisite performance of Mozart’s Mass in C minor and other works, made everyone around her look good.
Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
The Vienna Philharmonic performs Strauss’s Die Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival, with Franz Welser Möst conducting a cast