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Oct. 09 2014

Well Past the Rubble, Orchestra Rebuilds

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The Belgrade Philharmonic hopes its first American tour, which ends with a concert at Carnegie Hall, will help raise funds for a new performance center.

Oct. 08 2014

Ach, How Wondrous Strange, This Lovefest

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In Robert Wilson and Rufus Wainwright’s “Shakepeare’s Sonnets,” actors from the Berlin Ensemble caper about to musical accompaniment as the poetry is recited or sung in German.

Oct. 08 2014

An All-Consuming Passion

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The Berlin Philharmonic’s performance of “St. Matthew Passion” at the Park Avenue Armory, conducted by Simon Rattle, showed why Bach chose other ways besides opera to tell stories through music.

Oct. 08 2014

Meanings and Morals Amid Mozart’s Allegory

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Julie Taymor tries to capture the essence of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in her production at the Metropolitan Opera.

Oct. 07 2014

Searching Lyricism, Weighty Jubilance

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Simon Rattle conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in a program of Schumann symphonies on Sunday and Monday at Carnegie Hall.

Oct. 05 2014

A Rising Ingénue Shows Off Her Instrument

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A 24-year-old German soprano who has been making waves across Europe presented at all-Hugo Wolf evening at the Park Avenue Armory.

Oct. 05 2014

Embarrassment of Riches for Schumann Lovers

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Three new or almost-new recordings of Schumann’s symphonies each offers its own rewards.

Oct. 05 2014

Imbuing the Grand European Tradition

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Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, got to work on Friday with a matinee featuring works by Beethoven, Bartok and Tchaikovsky.

Oct. 05 2014

Protesters Delay St. Louis Symphony

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The St. Louis Symphony’s performance of Brahms’s “German Requiem” was briefly upstaged when audience members used their own music to protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

Oct. 04 2014

Something New for Amateur Night

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The Chamber Music Conference in Vermont is just one example of the growing attention paid to amateur musicians and their interest in contemporary music.

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