Apr. 29 2016

The long journey of the “American Ring”

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Twelve years and $10 million to stage a “total work of art” in D.C. lasting 14 hours.

Apr. 29 2016

#morninglistening: DSCH from Boston

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#morninglistening to #Shostakovich w/@andris_nelsons + @bostonsymphony on @dgclassics#cl… https://t.co/ka7bXLGvvW pic.twitter.com/ttqSU0H8CZ— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 16, 2015

D.Shostakovich, Sy.#10
A.Nelsons / BSO
DG

Apr. 28 2016

MetLiveArts Series Features Podcaster as Artist in Residence

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art announces a season with Nate DiMeo of “The Memory Palace” and PubliQuartet as quartet in residence for 2016-17.

Apr. 28 2016

Review: New York Philharmonic Presents a World Premiere

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Franck Krawczyk’s “Après” pays homage to Bach, Mozart and Beethoven in a textured 18-minute work.

Apr. 28 2016

Review: Emanuel Ax Weathers Beethoven’s Emotional Storms at Carnegie Hall

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The pianist performed two popular sonatas — the “Pathétique” and the “Appassionata” — as well as three lesser-known works at Carnegie Hall.

Apr. 28 2016

Intermittents Back in Action

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You may recall our periodic reports on the strikes and demonstrations of the intermittents du spectacle, arts specialists who may not work year-round, in France. This week, members of the various unions representing this group staged “a coordinated wave of theater occupations.” The latest activities were in conjunction with the negotiations with the French government over changes proposed to the

Apr. 28 2016

#morninglistening: My First Bach

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#morninglistening to #Bach Organ Works w/Stockmeier on Arts & Music; my first complete suc… https://t.co/BW7rQHGGfE pic.twitter.com/DQ5yEQqVzb— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 8, 2015
Organ Works w/Stockmeier on Arts & Music; my first complete such set, picked up at Tower Records in DC back in the old days.
RIP Tower Records: The Tower

Apr. 28 2016

Thursday 04/28/16 The Pittsburgh Symphony

11:00 PM Omer Meir Wellber, conductor; Pablo Villegas, guitar DEBUSSY: Petite Suite RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez TCHAIKOVSKY: Manfred Symphony  

Apr. 27 2016

Saluting Robert Shaw, a Conductor of Humanist Spirituality

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On what would have been Shaw’s 100th birthday, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will honor him at Carnegie Hall with “A German Requiem.”

Apr. 27 2016

Pennies From Utah Revive a Symphony

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As the orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall for the first time in decades, it has plenty of support back home from residents and government.

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