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Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 26 2015

Happy Birthday, Pierre Boulez!

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Pierre Boulez is 90 years old today. The roaring lion of modernism, who once advised the destruction of all opera houses, has reduced his conducting and composing work in recent years. Celebrate his work in both areas with some streaming audio:
Matthias Pintscher leads the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Orchestre du Conservatoire de Paris, with soprano Marisol Montalvo, in Boulez’s Pli selon

Mar. 25 2015

Review: Nikolai Lugansky Plays Schubert and Tchaikovsky

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Mr. Lugansky’s recital at the 92nd Street Y included the rare and the overwrought.

Mar. 25 2015

American Ballet Theater, 1940s Ballet Triple-Bill

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Xiomara Reyes (Cowgirl) and cast, Rodeo, American Ballet Theater
Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, heard as a concert work, did not really mean much to me until I saw Martha Graham’s choreography live. The same is now true of Copland’s Rodeo, thanks to a rare performance of Agnes de Mille’s original choreography, from 1942, by American Ballet Theater in the latest of the group’s periodic

Mar. 24 2015

Motets of the Bach Family

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Motets of the Bach Family, Tölzer Knabenchor, G. Schmidt-Gaden (Capriccio, 2010)Charles T. Downey, Marking Johann Sebastian’s birthday with a tribute to the Bach family (Washington Post, March 24)
Johann Sebastian Bach belonged to a large family of musicians spanning two centuries. With a concert of motets by five composers named Bach, the Washington Bach Consort honored its namesake’s

Mar. 23 2015

How David Geffen’s $100 Million Lincoln Center Gift Came Together

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Some in the world of cultural philanthropy question whether Mr. Geffen’s gift is large enough to warrant the renaming of such a prominent building.

Mar. 23 2015

Review: David Kaplan Riffs on Schumann’s Spirit

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The pianist David Kaplan played “New Dances of the League of David” at Le Poisson Rouge, in homage to Schumann.

Mar. 23 2015

Review: Schubert and Schnittke, a Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Concert

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The pianist Juho Pohjonen, the violinist Benjamin Beilman and the cellist Jan Vogler explored the relationship between two composers more than a century apart.

Mar. 23 2015

Review: National Council Auditions Winners Named at Grand Finals Concert

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Five up-and-coming singers received $15,000 prizes at the Metropolitan Opera’s annual competition.

Mar. 23 2015

Yuliya Gorenman and Russian Composers

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Beethoven, Piano Sonatas, Y. Gorenman (2010)Charles T. Downey, Pianist Yuliya Gorenman takes on Russian composers at Katzen Center (Washington Post, March 23)
Pianist Yuliya Gorenman won fourth prize at the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 1995. Since coming to the United States to continue her studies, she has settled in Washington, teaching and serving as musician-in-residence at

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