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As Hannah Lash, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s new composer-in-residence, writes her first symphony, she will be shining a light on the work in progress, inviting comment on social media and in live forums.
An 18-disc collection of his work, released on the centennial of his birth, offers a rich, exciting portrait of the Russian pianist.
We welcome this review by guest contributor Martin Fraenkel, from the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Bach, Violin Concertos, A. A. Meyers, English Chamber Orchestra, S. Mercurio (2012)With the Proms over, the London musical scene moves eastward, and the programs tend to the more conventional. The English Chamber Orchestra’s all-Mozart program featured three of his best-known works, while
Bruckner, Symphony No. 9, Philharmoniker Hamburg, S. Young
(released on July 10, 2015)
Oehms Classics OC693 | 59’01”
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Trifonov channels Rachmaninoff, Young’s Bruckner (Washington Post, September 27)
Conductor Simone Young has led the Hamburg State Opera and the Hamburg Philharmonic, to widespread praise, since 2005. This summer, coinciding with the end of her
A gala concert on Thursday night featured the pianist Lang Lang and conducting by Alan Gilbert, after the hall was renamed for David Geffen.
This time of year in France, when kids go back to school, is also the rentrée littéraire, when many books are published in hopes of getting notice in one of the literary competitions. The new novel by French writer Carole Martinez, La terre qui penche, got a positive reaction from François Busnel (Carole Martinez donne vie à une Antigone médiévale, September 24) in L’Express (my translation):
As the New York Philharmonic’s season began, the orchestra’s home was formally renamed David Geffen Hall and its chairman made a $25 million donation.
A leader of a new generation of opera stars, Ms. Barton caused a sensation two years ago at her last Metropolitan Opera appearance, and she returns in “Anna Bolena.”
A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.
À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.
When the song was ended Rodolphe could make his way to the Prince, who graciously led him to his wife. Rodolphe went through the ceremonial of a formal introduction to Princess and Prince Colonna, and to Francesca. When this was over, the Princess had to take part in the famous quartette,