Oct. 22 2014

Boldly, Bluntly, a Pianist Puts His Stamp on Mozart

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Lang Lang played two Mozart piano concertos with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic.

Oct. 22 2014

A Master of the Dramatic Turns Lyrical

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The bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, known for Mozart operas, offered a concert of German lieder at Zankel Hall.

Oct. 22 2014

Wednesday 10/22/14 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Asher Fisch Soloist: David Fray, piano Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482 Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Opus 98 Haydn: Symphony No. 60 in C Major, II

Oct. 22 2014

The verdict(s) on “Klinghoffer:” a review roundup

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I am still in the process of reading all of the critical responses that have appeared so far to the “Death of Klinghoffer” at the Metropolitan Opera, and I know more will follow. I am compiling all the links here in part simply as a service to myself, but I’m sure I’m not the only person who is interested in the discussion. I’ll keep adding more as I get them.

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Oct. 21 2014

Stephen Paulus, Classical Composer Rich in Lyricism, Dies at 65

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Mr. Paulus’s warmly received musical output was prodigious, including 13 operas and some 400 choral works.

Oct. 21 2014

An Evolving Alignment of Medium and Message

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In a Carnegie Hall concert, Maurizio Pollini’s programming choices showed a change in emphasis and message.

Oct. 21 2014

Tuesday 10/21/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Sir Mark Elder and David Robertson, conductors Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Benjamin Hochman, Orli Shaham, and Orion Weiss, pianos Ives: Symphony No.2 Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos

Oct. 20 2014

For Strauss, Tough Love Was a Good Thing

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The American Symphony Orchestra performed “Marriage Actually,” a program of Strauss works inspired by conjugal life, on Wednesday at Carnegie Hall.

Oct. 20 2014

At Relative Ease, While Taking Command

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Joined by the pianist Yefim Bronfman, the Emerson String Quartet performed a program last Tuesday featuring works by Beethoven, Purcell, Britten and Schumann.

Oct. 20 2014

For John Adams, a Day of Music, Not Protests

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The composer John Adams conducted players from Yale and the Brentano String Quartet in a program that included his “Pure Jest,” inspired by Beethoven.

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