Aug. 26 2016

CD Reviews: Rautavaara’s ‘Rubáiyát’ / Stenz’s Henze

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Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Late works by late composers Rautavaara, Henze
Washington Post, August 26

E. Rautavaara, Rubáiyát (inter alia), G. Finley, M. Pohjonen, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Helsinki Music Centre Choir, J. Storgårds
(released on May 13, 2016)
Ondine ODE1274-2 | 59’29”
Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finland’s leading composer, died in July. This new disc from the Ondine label,

Aug. 26 2016

Was Shostakovich a Martyr? Or Is That Just Fiction?

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Julian Barnes’s novel “The Noise of Time” enters the debate about whether the composer was a blameless martyr or a man who made pragmatic compromises.

Aug. 26 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…Summer Night, for strings and solo violin, is of almost disturbing beauty for having been written in 1945, but with tiny wistful fissures that hint at its time…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Schoecking Beauty From Switzerland

O.Schoeck, Sommernacht, Bass Clarinet Concertino, Penthesilea-Suite, Besuch in Urach,
Soloists, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago (conductor),
Musiques Suisses

Aug. 26 2016

The worst of Bach

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“And After the Fire,” by Lauren Belfer, shows the Achilles’ heel of a great composer

Aug. 25 2016

Classical Music Listings for Aug. 26-Sept. 1

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A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

Aug. 25 2016

8-25-16 Word On Wine…Wine Apps!

  A few weeks ago my brother Murray turned me on to a wine scanning App called Vivino.  https://www.vivino.com/   I downloaded it onto my Iphone and it worked pretty well…It enabled you to take a picture of a bottle and then it would compare that to its data base.  Sometimes it worked really well […]

Aug. 25 2016

Thursday 08/25/16 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Concert in honor of Lorin Maazel Lorin Maazel, conductor PROKOFIEV: “Romeo and Juliet” Ballet Music

Aug. 24 2016

Review: New Music Inspired by Christ’s Agony and Dating Apps

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Our critic on the home stretch of the International Contemporary Ensemble’s project to perform 50 premieres at the Mostly Mozart Festival.

Aug. 24 2016

What’s Lost When Pops Orchestras Tap Pop Culture

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Under pressure to connect with new audiences, orchestras are employing new tactics, such as forgoing Tchaikovsky for hits by Beyoncé. But at what price?

Aug. 24 2016

Bartok, by Heart, From the Chiara String Quartet

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Chiara will present the composer’s complete string quartets at National Sawdust, from memory.

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