Jun. 23 2016

How Jaap van Zweden Became America’s Best-Paid Conductor in 2013

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Mr. van Zweden, the incoming music director of the New York Philharmonic, received more than $5.1 million that year, according to recent tax filings.

Jun. 23 2016

6-23-16 Word on Wine – Baltimore Whiskey Company

We take a small break from wine today to talk to Max Kennedy Lents, CEO of the Baltimore Whiskey Company about spirits!

Jun. 23 2016

A Soccer Game, With an Orchestral Soundtrack

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In a concert hall in Paris, an orchestra provided an eclectic musical backdrop to Croatia’s victory against Spain.

Jun. 23 2016

Briefly Noted: Weingartner’s ‘Die Dorfschule’

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Felix Weingartner, Die Dorfschule, C. Bieber, F. McCarthy, Deutsche Oper Berlin, J. Lacombe
(released on March 11, 2016)
cpo 777813-2 | 43’03”
Last week I wrote about Carl Orff’s early opera Gisei, an adaptation of the Japanese play Terakoya (The Temple School). That live recording from the Deutsche Oper Berlin was made at concert where the Orff one-act was featured on a double-bill with this

Jun. 23 2016

Thursday 06/23/16 The Pittsburgh Symphony

11:00 PM Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Denis Kozhuhkin, piano RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2

Jun. 22 2016

À mon chevet: ‘Min Kamp 5’

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À mon chevet is a series of posts featuring a quote from whatever book is on my nightstand at the moment.

Life at the institution was not only different from outside, time was too. Standing by the window and looking into the forest, I knew that if I had been there, sitting under a tree and looking over at these buildings, time would have been barely noticeable, I would have drifted as lightly

Jun. 22 2016

Wednesday 6-22-16 San Francisco Symphony

11:00 PM Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas Soloist: Cameron Carpenter, Organ Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G Major, BWV 1048 Brant Ice Field Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op. 6 Michael Tilson Thomas Street Song for Symphonic Brass

Jun. 21 2016

Fête de la Musique

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Today is la Fête de la Musique, an annual tradition founded by French culture minister Jack Lang and now celebrated around France and throughout the world. If you are lucky enough to live in a place where there is music all day today (and no strikes), go listen. If not and you are a musician, set up with your friends on the front porch and play. If you are stuck on the computer most of the day,

Jun. 21 2016

Tuesday 6/21/16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Muti conducts Scriabin and Beethoven Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 (Classical) Scriabin: Prometheus, the Poem of Fire (Kirill Gerstein, piano) Beethoven: Coriolan Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Mozart: Symphony No. 38 (Prague)

Jun. 20 2016

Ivy Bestsellers – June 20, 2016

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Alexander Hamilton (or Ron Chernow’s biography of him, anyway) takes the top spot from Alan Furst.

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

A Hero of France, by Alan Furst

Wilde Lake, by Laura Lippman

The Girls, by Emma Cline

Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton takes the top spot on our weekly bestseller list.

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