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Sep. 08 2017

The New Season of Classical Music: A ‘Fake News’ Opera and Sound Quilts

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Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, a new “Tosca,” a Philip Glass residency and an operatic “Brokeback Mountain” are among the highlights.

Sep. 08 2017

Cue the Castanets: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

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A “Pinocchio” opera, an Amy Beach concerto and Puccini are among the highlights.

Sep. 08 2017

À mon chevet: Illusions perdues

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

The name of [Chez] Flicoteaux [Restaurant] is engraved on many memories. Few indeed were the students who lived in the Latin Quarter during the last twelve years of the Restoration and did not frequent that temple sacred to hunger and impecuniosity. There a dinner of three courses, with a

Sep. 08 2017

From Bernstein to Bonds, fall season offers orchestral highlights

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Also, the National Symphony welcomes a new music director, Gianandrea Noseda.

Sep. 08 2017

Elizabeth Schnobrick, principal librarian, National Symphony Orchestra

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Before musicians can play, someone has to make sure they have sheet music to play from.

Sep. 07 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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

Sep. 07 2017

Loren Kitt, who spent 46 years as principal clarinetist for the NSO, dies at 76

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He taught students at the Peabody Conservatory and the University of Maryland.

Sep. 07 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Zelenka To Fall In Love With

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…Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679 – 1745) is a composer waiting to be fallen in love with. All he needs is for the half-way inclined listener (and that’s anyone who loves Bach, really) to get a good ear-full on one or two occasions. This disc of two masses, the Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12 and the Litaniae de Sancto Xaverio ZWV 156, offers such a first ear-full that should suffice for Euterpe’s arrows (

Sep. 06 2017

Review: Celebrating Sibelius and His Slowly Imparted Secrets

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Led by Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Sibelius Academy and the Juilliard School performed his “Lemminkainen Suite” and other selections emulating the composer.

Sep. 05 2017

Oliver Mears Takes a Big Leap to the Royal Opera

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The 38-year-old jumps from the Northern Ireland Opera to an institution that has more than two and a half centuries of tradition.

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