Oct. 23 2014

Opera & Classical Music Listings for Oct. 24-30

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A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.

Oct. 23 2014

10-23-14 Word On Wine Franciacorta

This week my guest is Giovanni Bresciani, Export Manager from L’Arcipelago Muratori.   Giovanni works at Villa Crespia where they are making Franciacorta…an Italian sparkling wine using the grapes found in Champagne…Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.   It was nice of him to pay us a visit and talk about his unique area of Italy and their philosophy […]

Oct. 23 2014

“unique, elegant, and refined…”

      The Belcea Quartet brings Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to the Shriver Hall Concert Series on Sunday evening. Series President, Stephen Jacobsohn, is very enthusiastic about the group.         Related posts: Those viola jokes… Affairs Of Notes – And Words, Too! Okay, It’s June, Not July

Oct. 23 2014

Thursday 10/23/14 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM BRAHMS FESTIVAL Franz Welser-Möst, conductor Julia Fischer, violin BRAHMS “Tragic” Overture BRAHMS Violin Concerto BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

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.

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