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“Sing Her Name,” a benefit concert set for Wednesday in New York, has become tragically timely.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt is dead and the future of his Concentus Musicus in question. Its power base, the cycle in Vienna’s Musikverein, has been moved to the small Brahms Hall for the time being; an unknown student and assistant of Harnoncourt’s (Stefan Gottfried) is slated to take over the next few concerts; Concentus violinists Erich Höbarth and Andrea Bischof (of Quatuor Mosaïques fame) help
Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:
Today’s Book of the Day is Marilyn Nelson’s American Ace.
…The Zurich Opera Orchestra recently re-branded itself as the Zurich Philharmonia. Along with its relaunch it launched its own CD label. With an energized, undistracted Fabio Luisi at the helm (who also made their recent Wozzeck – see ‘Wozzeck’ Opens Zurich Opera Season With Uncommon, Resounding Success – one of the best performances I’ve been at in years), this is paying big dividends in this
Jonathan Biss, the artist in residence at the center, feels the force of the legendary composer’s personality.
…If “no plot, no characters, no dialogue” doesn’t sound like a promising premise for an entertaining musical work, think again:…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Handel At His Most English
Giuseppe Verdi, Otello,
A.Antonenko, K.Stoyanova, C.Guelfi, E.Owens et al.,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Riccardo Muti,
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New York Times critics explore the impact and history of the provocative cultural movement, which reveled in anti-art, in dance, music and visual arts.
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The Bach Passion ceases to be a spectator sport, it becomes a passively participatory event…
…The St John Passion performed by the Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle (with a stellar cast) wouldn’t be an unusual thing, even in times where fewer and fewer big romantic orchestras perform early music that has become the provenance of Historically Informed Performance groups. But as the
The National Youth Orchestra, whose members are recruited for talent and diversity, has a new sister group of even younger musicians: NYO2.