Apr. 19 2017

American opera star takes on “America’s answer to opera.”

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Renée Fleming will try her hand at a Broadway musical — on Broadway.

Apr. 19 2017

Beethoven visits Japan: On Tour with the Vienna Academy Orchestra (Part 2)

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Sunrise over Osaka Castle. First an elaborate breakfast at the hotel: “Continental” for the cowards, or fermented beans, beef curry, and “Yum” (I never figured out what it consisted of but it acted admirably as a rice lubricant) for the culturally inquisitive. Then rehearsals for the musicians. Not burdened by that duty, I joined two fellow orchestra-hags who fearlessly braved the Osaka public

Apr. 18 2017

Transylvania Twist

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The Grammy-winning classical pianist Emanuel Ax teams up with the veteran puzzle constructor Brad Wilber to offer us a puzzle that sings.

Apr. 18 2017

Los Angeles Has America’s Most Important Orchestra. Period.

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Our critic finds that an inspiring leader has left the Los Angeles Philharmonic in peerless artistic shape.

Apr. 18 2017

Forbes Classical CD of the Week: Fr. Antonio Soler, The Morgan Library Sonatas

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…¡Esa es la verdad! This time around – the first time, as it turns out – caused the ears’ equivalent of one of those lusty cartoon double-takes, because these only recently discovered sonatas by Soler are of Scarlatti-like invention and entertainment-value…
-> Classical CD Of The Week: Ersatz-Scarlatti? Diego Ares Plays Antonio Soler (NOV 23, 2016)


Fr. Antonio Soler, The Morgan

Apr. 18 2017

“A Woman’s Love and Life” at Shriver

  Mezzo soprano, Susan Graham, and pianist, Malcolm Martineau, explore Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und –leben through the lens of composers ranging from Grieg to Granados. Shriver Hall Concert Series Executive Director, Catherine Cochran, came to talk about this extraordinary recital.  

Apr. 18 2017

Tuesday 04/18/17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Nicholas McGegan conducts 18th- Century Works Handel:                       Concerto grosso in G Major, Op. 6, No. 1 Vivaldi:                       Alma oppressa (from La fida ninfa) (Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano) Porpora:                       Oh volesser gli Dei. . . Dolci, freschi aurette (from Polifemo) (Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano) Bach:                           Sinfonia in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6 […]

Apr. 18 2017

Concerts Celebrate Isang Yun, a Musical Bridge Between Asia and Europe

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Mr. Yun, a Korean composer who later lived in West Berlin, explored questions of identity. Events this season will mark the centenary of his birth.

Apr. 17 2017

Beethoven visits Japan: On Tour with the Vienna Academy Orchestra (Part 1)

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Fifty-four musicians (minus four stragglers but generously counting the violas), instruments in tow, gather at Vienna’s Schwechat airport. The historic, 300 year old timpani, safely packed in base drum cases, are checked. Counter-intuitively it’s the double basses who have the least to carry: The instruments are provided locally; all they bring are their bows and gut strings with which to string

Apr. 17 2017

‘It Demands Everything of You’: Alisa Weilerstein on Bach

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Ms. Weilerstein, set to perform all six of Bach’s solo cello suites in a single concert on Saturday, chooses her favorite page of the score.

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