The founder of the orchestra returns to conduct Donizetti in a week studded with Italian and French operas.
What is the ‘Ring,’ anyway? Here, a rundown of the operas and main characters.
Twelve years and $10 million to stage a “total work of art” in D.C. lasting 14 hours.
#morninglistening to #Shostakovich w/@andris_nelsons + @bostonsymphony on @dgclassics#cl… https://t.co/ka7bXLGvvW pic.twitter.com/ttqSU0H8CZ— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 16, 2015
A.Nelsons / BSO
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces a season with Nate DiMeo of “The Memory Palace” and PubliQuartet as quartet in residence for 2016-17.
Franck Krawczyk’s “Après” pays homage to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven in a textured 18-minute work.
The pianist performed two popular sonatas — the “Pathétique” and the “Appassionata” — as well as three lesser-known works at Carnegie Hall.
You may recall our periodic reports on the strikes and demonstrations of the intermittents du spectacle, arts specialists who may not work year-round, in France. This week, members of the various unions representing this group staged “a coordinated wave of theater occupations.” The latest activities were in conjunction with the negotiations with the French government over changes proposed to the
#morninglistening to #Bach Organ Works w/Stockmeier on Arts & Music; my first complete suc… https://t.co/BW7rQHGGfE pic.twitter.com/DQ5yEQqVzb— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 8, 2015
Organ Works w/Stockmeier on Arts & Music; my first complete such set, picked up at Tower Records in DC back in the old days.
RIP Tower Records: The Tower