Jan. 13 2017

A Long Party of Concerts to Celebrate Anton Bruckner

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The conductor Daniel Barenboim prepares a cycle of Bruckner’s symphonies for Carnegie Hall.

Jan. 13 2017

Toccata listings for 1/15/17

A harpsichord suite inspired by birds and the “Farewell” concerto by Hummel. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!   6:00 PM 8084 Francois Couperin Harpsichord Suite No.14 Harm Mundi 190357 SOLO Kenneth Gilbert, harpsichord 22:58 C 1 6-13 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6:27 PM 33505 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Concerto in E Op 110 “Les Adieux” Vox/MMG 5064 COND […]

Jan. 12 2017

Classical Music in NYC This Week

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Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera.

Jan. 12 2017

African American countertenor John Holiday wins prestigious Anderson opera award

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A gifted countertenor receives the Marian Anderson award.

Jan. 12 2017

Thursday 01/12/17 The Cleveland Orchestra

11:00 PM Leopold Stokowski, conductor BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI): Toccata and Fugue in D minor, S. 565 BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 SIBELIUS: “Swan of Tuonela” GLIÈRE: Symphony No. 3 in B minor, Op. 42, “Iyla Murometz”

Jan. 11 2017

Focus! Festival to Highlight Diverse Music of Latin America

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The Juilliard School’s annual free festival will showcase composers who hail from that region.

Jan. 11 2017

Wednesday 01-11-17 Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Carlos Kalmar VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Symphony No. 6 in E minor (revised version) BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55, “Eroica” Carl Nielsen: Flute Concerto  

Jan. 10 2017

The Elbphilharmonie, Like a Fabergé Egg With a Wondrous Secret Inside

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Hamburg’s new concert hall, wrapped by a hotel and condominium complex, heightens the sense of a roiling interior prize.

Jan. 10 2017

Dip Your Ears, No. 216 (A Scarlatti-Haydn Romance)

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J.Haydn, D.Scarlatti
Chiaro e scuro (Keyboard Sonatas)
Olivier Cavé
(æon)

I love this disc of Haydn and Scarlatti, partly because it spells out—literally (in Elaine Sisman’s perfect liner notes) and musically (through the pairing of the music)—what I have long, intuitively felt, namely that these two composers share a common genial, sunny disposition. Sisman sees a common rhythmic

Jan. 10 2017

A new opera about a dictator may or may not be about Trump. It depends whom you ask.

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No one imagined that, by the time of the premiere, the satire about authoritarian regimes might hit so close to home.

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