Jul. 21 2016

Jaap van Zweden: Before You See Him, Listen

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One of our music critics explored recordings to get a feel for this conductor’s work before he takes the role of music director of the New York Philharmonic.

Jul. 20 2016

Reimagining Stravinsky’s Firebird

Imagine A Midsummer Night’s Dream peopled by puppets that swoop around and amongst the actors as shadow characters! This was how I first came across the Handspring Puppet Company at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre. The company, established in Cape Town by Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones, draws its inspiration from the West African tradition of puppetry […]

Jul. 20 2016

Review: John Cage’s Historical Niche, a Legacy in Letters

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Decades after this composer’s death, it is easier to recognize his indispensability and his place in the development of 20th-century music.

Jul. 20 2016

Wednesday 7-20-16 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt Soloist: Peter Serkin, piano Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings, Opus 48

Jul. 20 2016

Stalking the Memory of Mozart in Vienna

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A lapsed violist and confirmed fan of Mozart visits Vienna, in search of the city where he came to prominence. Notable fact: The composer moved a lot.

Jul. 19 2016

Not Even Plácido Domingo Can Say No to ‘Mozart in the Jungle’

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Mr. Domingo is the latest classical star to shoot a cameo for the Amazon show at a time when TV opportunities for artists have dried up.

Jul. 19 2016

Book(s) of the Day: Three Tor.com Novellas

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Over the past several months, spec fic internet juggernaut Tor.com has begun publishing novellas, some by established masters of the genre and some by up-and-coming authors. Diverse in tone and sub-genre, the series offers something for everyone. Here are three that particularly struck my fancy.

Today’s Books of the Day are three Tor.com novellas.

Jul. 19 2016

Tuesday 7/19/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Ludovic Morlot SOLOIST: Jennifer Koh, violin Berlioz: Les franc-juges Overture Clyne: The Seamstress (Jennifer Koh, violin) Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) Haydn: Piano Concert in D (Marc-André Hamelin, piano; Bernard Labadie, conductor)

Jul. 18 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – July 18, 2016

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Anne Tyler remains at #1 on our bestseller list, and once again has two titles on the list.

Vinegar Girl, by Anne Tyler

Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley

A Little Life, by Hanya Yanigahara

The Black Widow, by Daniel Silva

Anne Tyler tops our bestseller list once again!

Jul. 18 2016

Ken-David Masur, Back at Tanglewood, Feels His Father’s Spirit

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Mr. Masur conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on Saturday, filling in for Christoph von Dohnanyi.

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