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.

Jan. 10 2017

Tuesday 01/10/17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

11:00 PM Charles Dutoit conducts Falla Ravel: Alborada del gracioso Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (Javier Perianes, piano) Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat (Daniella Mack, mezzo-soprano) Falla: El amor brujo from 1963 RCA (Leontyne Price, soprano; Fritz Reiner, conductor)

Jan. 09 2017

Monday 01/09/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

11:00 PM CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOIST: Thomas Hampson, baritone COPLAND: Suite from Appalachian Spring COPLAND: Selections from Old American Songs, Books 1 & II: 1. The Dodger 2. Simple Gifts 3. The Little Horses 4. The Golden Willow Tree 5. The Boatmen’s Dance COLE PORTER: 1. Night and Day 2. Who Said Gay Paree? 3. […]

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