Aug. 27 2015

Classical & Opera Listings for Aug. 28-Sept. 3

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

Aug. 27 2015

Thursday 08/27/15 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Lang Lang, piano PINTSCHER: idyl for orchestra CHOPIN: Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante STRAUSS, R.: Burleske STRAUSS. R.: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks  

Aug. 27 2015

Briefly Noted: E.T.A. Hoffmann, Composer

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E.T.A. Hoffmann / F. Witt, Symphonies / Overtures, Kölner Akademie, M. A. Willens
(released on February 10, 2015)
cpo 777208-2 | 61’39”
E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) is likely familiar to most readers as a writer, especially through the musical works his stories have inspired. He was also a talented music critic, artist, and composer. Although I was aware that Hoffmann had actually composed music

Aug. 26 2015

Wednesday 8/26/15 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

11:00 PM Conductor: Osmo Vanska Soloist: Daniil Trifonov, piano MUSICAL CONTENT: Sibelius: Night Ride and Sunrise, Op.55 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments Sibelius: Symphony No.6, Op.104 Haydn: Symphony No.60 in C major

Aug. 26 2015

Weekend Courses Encourage Female Conductors

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That conducting is cool, as well as a potential career for women, is the idea behind “Women Conductors @ Morley,” a program of weekend courses sponsored by Morley College in London.

Aug. 26 2015

Highlights of the Performance Season

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A preview of opera, dance and orchestra events taking place around the world this autumn.

Aug. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘Sindbad’

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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.

I embarked with a group of prominent merchants, and we became friends, as we sailed with a fair wind in peace and good health until we passed by a city called the City of China, and while we were in the utmost joy and happiness, talking among ourselves about travel and commerce, a violent

Aug. 26 2015

À mon chevet: ‘Sindbad’

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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.

I embarked with a group of prominent merchants, and we became friends, as we sailed with a fair wind in peace and good health until we passed by a city called the City of China, and while we were in the utmost joy and happiness, talking among ourselves about travel and commerce, a violent

Aug. 25 2015

Luc Besson May Film in Hungary

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French director Luc Besson may not shoot his next film in France. Because of tax laws that impose penalties on English-language films, he may shoot his upcoming feature, Valérian, in Hungary instead. So reports an article (Luc Besson pourrait ne pas tourner son prochain film en France, August 25) in Le Monde (my translation):
“I do not know if I will be able to shoot in France. It’s all about

Aug. 25 2015

Tuesday 8/25/15 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti SOLOIST: Yefim Bronfmann, piano Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1 (Winter Daydreams) Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

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