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May. 02 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – May 2, 2016

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Elena Ferrante is always popular at The Ivy, but it’s been a while since she’s been in the #1 spot on our bestseller list . . .

My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante

Rainbow Comes and Goes, by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

Mission Failure, by Michael Mandelbaum

Elena Ferrante takes the top spot on our bestseller list this week.

May. 02 2016

WNO Ring Cycle I: ‘Das Rheingold’

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(L to R) Alan Held (Wotan), Elizabeth Bishop (Fricka), Richard Cox (Froh), Melody Moore (Freia), and Ryan McKinny (Donner)
in Das Rheingold, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman for WNO)
Washington National Opera’s first complete Ring Cycle has finally arrived. Francesca Zambello began mounting her “American” production of Wagner’s tetralogy in 2006, with a not fully thought out

May. 02 2016

Opera in the French Revolution

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V. Johnson, Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opéra Survived the End of the Old Regime (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
Charles T. Downey, Opera Lafayette delves into the French Revolution
Washington Post, May 1
The French Revolution changed many things beyond political systems, from a short-lived reorganization of the calendar to the invention of the metric system. The Paris

May. 02 2016

Breaking: a new Brünnhilde for “The Valkyrie”

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May. 02 2016

#morninglistening: Stubbornly Sublime Beethoven

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#morninglistening to LvB w/the stubbornly sublime @PghSymohony & @ManfredHoneck on @RefRec… https://t.co/SvJBeaY3GB pic.twitter.com/tNiNb7IFmb— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 22, 2015
LvB w/the stubbornly sublime @PghSymohony & @ManfredHoneck on @RefRecordings

<!–#classical #classicalmusic #symphonies #Romanticism #orchestral #

May. 01 2016

Review: For This Spin on ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ Someday Her Princess Will Come

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In “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast” — from the troupe Ballez at the La MaMa Moves! Festival — Tchaikovsky’s ballet meets gender politics in two eras.

May. 01 2016

Perchance to Stream: Georg Solti Edition

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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.
Watch the concert by the World Orchestra for Peace, honoring the 100th birthday of conductor Georg Solti, recorded at the Chicago

May. 01 2016

Review: Premieres, a Tribute and an Anniversary at Carnegie Hall

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honored the conductor Robert Shaw with a concert on his centennial, and the Utah Symphony celebrated its 75th season.

May. 01 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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#CDoftheWeek on @ForbesOpinion: https://t.co/6v3vxm2vch Historic Mozart with my second-fa… https://t.co/5VrJZVQb66 pic.twitter.com/xUYP002vGB— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) April 20, 2016
…the wealth of maturity shows and the detailed, close recording at the Mozart-Haus in Vienna brings the instrument out nicely… -> Classical CD of the Week:

May. 01 2016

#morninglistening: Olde Times Bach Cantatas

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#morninglistening to old glory #Bach Cantatas w/@dsoberlin & @rias_kammerchor & Dieskau & … https://t.co/nOe8wMJiiQ pic.twitter.com/WfmTzOSQFU— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 20, 2015
Bach Cantatas w/the DSO Belrin, RIAS Kammerchor, Dieskau, Ristenpart et al. on Audite.

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