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Mar. 12 2017

After Five Years of Bach, Trinity Church Takes On Handel

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Trinity’s Handel Project, a new multiyear survey of Handel’s oratorios, shapes up as a more improvisatory affair, to judge from its opening concert.

Mar. 12 2017

REsound Beethoven & Schubert/Liszt and Lisa Larsson’s “Ah Perfido” Revelation

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It’s the mantra of the Vienna Academy Orchestra’s REsound Project that for an approximation of an original sound and originalesque experience, not just instruments and bows and strings need to be authentic or historical, but that the rooms and their acoustic influence the performance as much, if not more. As such, each of the REsound concerts of the VAO are tests of that theory and are, in their

Mar. 11 2017

For Your Consideration: À bout de souffle

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Jean-Luc Godards’s first full-length feature, À bout de souffle, was released as Breathless in the U.S. in 1961. Hitting the theaters a year after François Truffaut’s Les 400 Coups and Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima, Mon Amour, it helped launch the French film movement known as La Nouvelle Vague. François Truffaut and Claude Chabrol created the screen treatment, loosely basing the story on a

Mar. 11 2017

CD Review: Beauty Farm

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Charles T. Downey, Classical recordings: early voices in new lights
Washington Post, March 10

N. Gombert, Motets, Vol. 2, Beauty Farm
(released on January 20, 2017)
Fra Bernardo FB1612457 | 113’13”

J. Ockeghem, Masses, Beauty Farm
(released on February 17, 2017)
Fra Bernardo FB1701743 | 62’10”
New early-music ensembles appear on the scene with alarming frequency. One of the newest and most

Mar. 10 2017

White-Hot Aria, Engulfing Bass: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Moments

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A scene-stealing episode at the Met Opera, unconventional seating at Carnegie Hall and the discovery of a long-lost Liszt opera were among the highlights.

Mar. 10 2017

Review: John Adams Wrestles the Ghosts of His Musical Fathers

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The New York Philharmonic celebrates the “dean of American new music” with a program nodding to one of his heroes, Beethoven.

Mar. 10 2017

Julia Bullock and Sarah Connolly Offer Enchantments New and Old

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Ms. Bullock, an exceptional new talent, presents a Ravel cycle and a New York premiere, while Ms. Connolly delivers a recital of Copland, Berlioz, Schumann and more.

Mar. 09 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Mar. 09 2017

Review: ‘Aging Magician,’ a Fable Complete With Complexities

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This hybrid theatrical work, about a children’s book author and the story he hopes to finish, combines elements of opera, drama, puppet show and chorus.

Mar. 08 2017

Review: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Offers a Glimpse of the Met Opera’s Future

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Mr. Nézet-Séguin will become the company’s music director in 2020; he brought his Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall on Tuesday.

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