Apr. 22 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Leopold Mozart, New Lambach Symphony

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…Marpurg also commented in his 1757 “Historical-Critical Contributions”, now on Leopold Mozart the composer: “As regards the number of finished musical works, [Leopold Mozart] may be placed side by side with the two composers Scarlatti and Telemann, diligent and renowned in equal measure.” The cynic might find it hard to tell if that’s a jab or a compliment…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: Mozart

Apr. 21 2017

Blind Listening: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments

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A “Marriage of Figaro” update, jewel-box Sondheim and vertiginous silences were among the highlights.

Apr. 21 2017

Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic

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Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza.

Apr. 21 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Stravinsky and Scandals for Two

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…an insightful lack of relentlessness in Stravinsky and two more original two-hand piano versions of ballet classics: Ravel’s La Valse and the Kalendar Prince from Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade compelling-propelling wit…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: Scandals Once Upon A Time


Igor Stravinsky et al., “Scandale”,
Francesco Tristano, Alice Sara Ott (pianos),
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Apr. 21 2017

Beethoven visits Japan: On Tour with the Vienna Academy Orchestra (Part 3)

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A last fantastic breakfast at the Osaka hotel and the orchestra is off to travel from to Tokyo on the Tōkaidō Shinkansen. If you like your trains, let’s specify: It’s the N 700 series that runs on this, the busiest railway line in the world, which the newest in the family of Shinkansen trains. It’s one of the ones that look vaguely like a platypus. (On the way there the rarest of all sights: A

Apr. 20 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Apr. 20 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Joseph Haydn & György Ligeti, Piano Concertos

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…The idea of combining the music of Joseph Haydn with that of György Ligeti is an inspired one. There is a reason why Haydn works very well with contemporary composers (so long as they have a playfulness, joy, and a wry smile in their writing): his is music that schools the ears in listening carefully, it readies us for acute perception, and it is timeless because it is so exceptionally well

Apr. 20 2017

Thursday 04/20/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 1 Mason Bates’ “The Rise of Exotic Computing;” Cesar Frank’s Symphony in D minor Paul Paray, conductor; Johannes Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 17 in F-Sharp Minor; Marek Janowski, conductor]; Andres Orozco-Estrada, conductor  

Apr. 20 2017

Toccata Listings 4/23/17

Organ music by a composer who had a profound influence on J.S. Bach, Piano music by an assistant and friend of Mendelssohn, and a concerto for Accordion and Orchestra.  Thanks for listening, and enjoy! 6:00 PM 47556 Johann Pachelbel Chorale w.Variations “Was Gott tut… WhPGM 104 SOLO Gavin Black, organ 8:50 C 1 5-5 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Apr. 19 2017

Ballet Across American opens at the Kennedy Center

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Now More Than Ever (short film directed by Ezra Hurwitz)
It’s time for Ballet Across America, the festival featuring American regional dance companies hosted by the Kennedy Center about every three years. The format is a little different this year, with two programs curated by leading American dancers, Misty Copeland and Justin Peck. The festivities kicked off on Monday evening, with a

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