Aug. 24 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…Kodály’s two quartets are exactly contemporaries of Bartók’s first two attempts in the genre. Had he kept writing such inspired and especially idiomatic quartets, we would speak of him in one breath with Shostakovich and Bartók (and perhaps Villa-Lobos) as a seminal composer of string quartets.…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Bartók & Kodály, Toothsome Hungarian Twosome

B.Bartók, Z.Kodály,

Aug. 24 2016

Wednesday 8-24-16 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson-Thomas Soloist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano Susanna Phillips, soprano Bernstein Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety Mahler Symphony No. 4 in G Major Copland Quiet City (Encore)

Aug. 23 2016

Tuesday 8/23/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Michael Tilson Thomas SOLOIST: Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano Stravinsky: Elegy for JFK (Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano) Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Mahler: Blumine Gabrieli: Canzonae (from CSO Brass Live)

Aug. 23 2016

Performance Guide for Autumn

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Where to go, and what to see and hear, around the world during the autumn season.

Aug. 23 2016

‘Wild Child’ of Violin on a Meteoric Rise

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja of Moldova is rarely at her home in Bern, Switzerland, as she captures audiences worldwide.

Aug. 23 2016

Olga Neuwirth Maintains Eclectic Path in Her Music

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The Austrian composer puts her imprint on new works via an unusual mix of sounds.

Aug. 23 2016

A Concert Tour to Celebrate Europe’s Future

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The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will visit each country in the European Union to play with the youth orchestra of each nation.

Aug. 23 2016

Bringing Classical Music to the Club Scene

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As orchestras and symphonies struggle to attract younger audiences, classical musicians are taking their music to clubs, pubs, galleries and garages.

Aug. 22 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – August 22, 2016

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Anne Tyler is back on top of our bestseller list! And thanks to an adult education class, Thomas Hardy takes a few slots himself.

Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

The Woodlanders, by Thomas Hardy

Anne Tyler climbs to the top of our bestseller list again!

Aug. 22 2016

Suspicious Cheese Lords

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Tanti auguri di buon compleanno to Friends of Ionarts the Suspicious Cheese Lords. The group was founded twenty years ago this July, and on Saturday the Washington-based all-male vocal ensemble celebrated with an anniversary concert in the gorgeous acoustic of the Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes downtown. As I learned when I broke bread with the Lords a few years ago, the group is a way of

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