Apr. 16 2014

Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’

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The coloratura mezzo-soprano’s strengths as a singing actress are especially vivid in the role of Desdemona.

Apr. 15 2014

Tuesday 04/15/14 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Riccardo Muti conducts Schubert Schubert:  Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 Sollima: Antidotum Tarantulae XXI, Concerto for Two Cellos and Orchestra (Yo-Yo Ma, Giovanni Sollima, cellos) [CSO Commission, World Premiere] Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417, Tragic Schubert: Entr’acte No. 3 from Rosamunde

Apr. 15 2014

Finding Fresh Poetry in the Familiar

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Some of the works Stephen Hough performed in his appearance at Alice Tully Hall might have been considered trivial, but he fleshed them out.

Apr. 14 2014

Monday 4/14/14 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOISTS:  Robert Langevin, flute; Nikolaj Znaider, violin Nielsen:  Flute Concerto Nielsen:  Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky:  Symphony No. 2, Little Russian

Apr. 14 2014

4-14-14 Word On Wine 2 From CA!!!!

This week Mary and I are in Sunny California…we wish…for two wines…one which was expected and another which was not! 1)Mary tried the…2012 Michael Sullberg Cabernet Reserve.  $13.  Mary said she was expecting something big and bold and received something more subtle! 2)2012 20 Rows Zinfandel, “The Grappler”.  $24.  This was big and bold and […]

Apr. 14 2014

Two Works That Challenge a Pianist to Go the Distance

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Mitsuko Uchida played a Schubert sonata and Beethoven’s “Diabelli” variations at Carnegie Hall.

Apr. 14 2014

Maestro Stands In, Despite Protests

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Valery Gergiev substituted for Lorin Maazel at Carnegie Hall on Friday, despite the presence of people outside opposed to his friendship with Vladimir V. Putin.

Apr. 14 2014

Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 Years

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Barring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego Opera was scheduled to close on Sunday after the final performance of Massenet’s “Don Quixote.”

Apr. 14 2014

Bringing Shostakovich Off the Bench

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A change in the Ensemble MidtVest lineup required a change in its program at Merkin Concert Hall, substituting a Shostakovich piece for one by Carl Nielsen.

Apr. 14 2014

Diving Into the Strange, Retrieving Its Beauty

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The pianist Jeremy Denk played an eclectic program of Mozart, Ligeti and Schumann at the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts series on Saturday.

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