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Jul. 10 2016

For Black Lives Matter, Classical Music Steps In

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“Sing Her Name,” a benefit concert set for Wednesday in New York, has become tragically timely.

Jul. 10 2016

Ionarts-at-Large: Troubled Matthew Passion, Saved By Excitement

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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

Jul. 09 2016

Book of the Day: American Ace, by Marilyn Nelson

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is Marilyn Nelson’s American Ace.

Jul. 09 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…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

Jul. 08 2016

Familiar Pianist at Caramoor, and Beethoven’s Gravitational Pull

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Jonathan Biss, the artist in residence at the center, feels the force of the legendary composer’s personality.

Jul. 08 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…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,
CSO Resound


#CDoftheWeek on Forbes: https://t.co/

Jul. 08 2016

Dada Was Born 100 Years Ago. So What?

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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.

Jul. 07 2016

Classical Music Listings for July 8-14

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Read more here:: NY Times Classical Music News

Jul. 07 2016

Latest on Forbes: Making Music Visible: Peter Sellars’ St John Passion From Berlin

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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

Jul. 06 2016

These Teenagers Might Never Have Made It to Music School

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The National Youth Orchestra, whose members are recruited for talent and diversity, has a new sister group of even younger musicians: NYO2.

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