Sep. 21 2016

Wednesday 9-21-16 Los Angeles Philharmonic

11:00 PM Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel Stravinsky Suites Nos. 1 and 2 Andriessen Mysterien Stravinsky The Rite of Spring FILL: Leos Janacek Sinfonietta Andre Previn, conductor TELARC CD80174

Sep. 21 2016

The challenge of presenting ‘African American music’: First, define it.

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The challenge of the Oprah Winfrey Theater at the NMAAHC: Is music art first, or artifact?

Sep. 20 2016

Latest on Forbes: World Premiere of A. Schreier’s Hamlet at Theater-an-der-Wien

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The Shakespeare Quadricentennial is upon us, hard, and Shakespeare music content is sprouting up wherever we look. If it is just rehashing the regularly played Verdi operas, then that is not much. Better to have something unknown revived, like the Bregenz Festival did with Amleto by Franco Faccio and with a libretto by Arrigo Boito (REVIEW) or commission a new work altogether. That is what the

Sep. 20 2016

Tuesday 9/20/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Muti Rudolf Buchbinder, piano Wagner: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey and Funeral March from Götterdämmerung Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (Rudolf Buchbinder, piano) Bruckner: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor

Sep. 19 2016

At Washington Classical Review

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Charles T. Downey, Washington Concert Opera marks 30 years with a bel canto feast (Washington Classical Review, September 19)

—, Critic’s Choice for 2016-17 season (Washington Classical Review, September 13)

Sep. 19 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – September 19, 2016

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Ann Patchett’s new novel tops our bestseller list.

Sep. 19 2016

In the Post: Dancing to the Gran Partita

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Mozart, Serenade in B-flat Major (“Gran Partita”), Orchestre des Champs-Élysées, P. Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi, 1995)
Charles T. Downey, PostClassical Ensemble presents Mozart through a different lens (Washington Post, September 19)
PostClassical Ensemble likes to refract familiar music through a different lens. For its season opener, heard on Saturday evening at Sidney Harman Hall, the piece

Sep. 19 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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…What La Voce Strumentale and their do-it-all leader Dmitry Sinkovsky deliver is truly rock’n’roll-baroque. Just when you think that the race towards expressive extremes in baroque must surely have come to an end or enter the realm of the ridiculous, another band shows that the envelope can still be pushed and excite.…
-> Classical CD of the Week: Classical CD Of The Week: The Vivaldi Vanity

Sep. 19 2016

Monday 09/19/16 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19 SHEPHERD: Songs BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, op. 37 Fill: Beethoven: Symphony No. 1  

Sep. 18 2016

Music From Movies 9-18-16

The Andante from the String Sextet No. 1 by Brahms sounds as if it was written for the 1958 Film, “The Lovers.” 7:00 PM Vangelis   The Year of Living Dangerously: L’Enfant     Silva      1464 ORCH City of Prague Philharmonic SOLO Mark Ayres, synthesizer 7:05 PM Frederic Chopin               Etude No. 5 in e Op 25                  Chandos    8482 […]

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