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Oct. 24 2014

A Milestone for Opera’s Sultan of Swat

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When James Levine leads the Metropolitan Opera in “Le Nozze di Figaro” on Saturday, it will be his 2,500th performance with the company.

Oct. 24 2014

Shadowed, Clamoring, Blurry. And With Reason.

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An intentional dearth of light, cohesiveness and clarity makes “The Source,” an oratorio of leaked war logs, the perfect medium for the message.

Oct. 22 2014

A Master of the Dramatic Turns Lyrical

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The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, known for Mozart operas, offered a concert of German lieder at Zankel Hall.

Oct. 22 2014

Boldly, Bluntly, a Pianist Puts His Stamp on Mozart

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Lang Lang played two Mozart piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.

Oct. 22 2014

The verdict(s) on “Klinghoffer:” a review roundup

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I am still in the process of reading all of the critical responses that have appeared so far to the “Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera, and I know more will follow. I am compiling all the links here in part simply as a service to myself, but I’m sure I’m not the only person who is interested in the discussion. I’ll keep adding more as I get them.

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Oct. 21 2014

An Evolving Alignment of Medium and Message

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In a Carnegie Hall concert, Maurizio Pollini’s programming choices showed a change in emphasis and message.

Oct. 21 2014

Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65

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Mr. Paulus’s warmly received musical output was prodigious, including 13 operas and some 400 choral works.

Oct. 20 2014

For John Adams, a Day of Music, Not Protests

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The composer John Adams conducted players from Yale and the Brentano String Quartet in a program that included his “Pure Jest,” inspired by Beethoven.

Oct. 20 2014

At Relative Ease, While Taking Command

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Joined by the pianist Yefim Bronfman, the Emerson String Quartet performed a program last Tuesday featuring works by Beethoven, Purcell, Britten and Schumann.

Oct. 20 2014

For Strauss, Tough Love Was a Good Thing

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The American Symphony Orchestra performed “Marriage Actually,” a program of Strauss works inspired by conjugal life, on Wednesday at Carnegie Hall.

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