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The Week in Reviews, Op. 168: Joshua Bell, Leonidas Kavakos + Yuja Wang, Nikolaj Znaider and more. + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Joshua Bell performed Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with the National Symphony Orchestra.DC Metro Theater Arts: "It’.... More »
symphony news

Gidon Kremer at McCarter + MORE

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica McCarter Theatre Center Friday, February 3, 2017 By Christian Carey   PRINCETON – I’ve wanted to hear violinist Gidon Kremer perform Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s iconic work Fratres live since I was a teenager. Back then, Kremer’s rendition of t.... More »
recitals

ArtsBeat: WikiLeaks-Inspired Recital Among Next Wave Festival Premieres + MORE

Among the notables on the program at the Next Wave Festival: Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Vijay Iyer and the Berliner Ensemble..... More »
operas

Pianist soldiers on with broken shoulder... + MORE

Last Friday I was up in Ulverston for the music festival. I did a pre-concert talk with Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the town and its countryside almost too pretty to be true and there's gluten-free food galore. And on the train on the way up you go through C.... More »
classical music news

Japan’s Diaghilev has died + MORE

The death has been reported of  Tadatsugu Sasaki, Executive Director of the Japan Performing Arts Foundation (NBS) and General Director of The Tokyo Ballet. He was 83. In terms of ballet development, he was known as the Japanese Diaghilev. With his NBS hat on, he was an important opera and concer.... More »

Auckland Youth Orchestra Brings Hungarian Folk to Whangarei

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 Brahms, Ligeti, Monti, Bartók, Kodály; Alex McFarlane (viola), Auckland Youth Orchestra, Antun Poljanich (conductor); Forum North, Whangarei, New Zealand, 13.4.2014 [Pse] Brahms – Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 and 5 Ligeti – Concert Românesc (Romanian Concerto) Bartók – Hungarian Sketches Viola Concerto Kodály – Dances of Galanta   Let’s get some relatively minor “bad news” out […]

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CD re-review: Lars Petter Hagen: Orchestral Music

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Lars Petter Hagen: Orchestral Music | Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rolf Gupta. Gjermund Larsen, Hardanger fiddle | Aurora I reviewed this disc not that long ago for Nutida Musik, but I feel like it deserves a second pass here. Mostly that is because of its first piece, Norwegian Archives, which I’ve listened to several times now … Continue reading →

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While the larger question of whether conductor Osmo Vanska will return as Minnesota Orchestra music director is still open, another question troubling Minnesota Orchestra fans has been resolved: Principal Cellist Tony Ross will remain with Minnesota.

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Ursula Oppens – Thinking of the next noteUpon entering Ursula Oppens’ modestly furnished, yet comfortable Upper West Side apartment with a view of the pedigreed patina of the historistic cupola belonging to Columbia University’s campus building, one is immediately taken by the vibrant aura that surrounds the eminent musician.
The personable pianist speaks softly, yet animatedly, in a welcoming way; her reputation is linked to an astonishingly vast array of distinguished contemporary composers, some of whose prominent works were dedicated to Oppens…

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Benjamin Grosvenor and the Escher String QuartetBenjamin Grosvenor – operaomnia.co.ukTemple Music Foundation’s concert season continued on 15 April with a concert in Middle Temple Hall from the young British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor and the Escher String Quartet from America. Grosvenor played piano solos by Mendelssohn, Schubert and Liszt, whilst the quartet played Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in E flat major Op…

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Das war in Ordnung, Mandryka

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Das war in Ordnung, MandrykaI am sorry not to blog; I have been facing major academic deadlines and decisions every day. When I finish working, I have found myself too spent to consider writing something else. But I saw Arabella at the Met last Friday, and I have thoughts. I enjoy this opera a lot, probably more than it strictly merits…

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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on composition

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“The road from the head to the hand is a long one while one is still conscious of it. The…

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Deals by the Incoming La Scala Chief Cause a StirAn agreement to purchase four opera productions from the Salzburg Festival, without approval from the opera house’s board or Italian authorities, has turned into a scandal in Milan.

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Snapshot: Glenn Gould plays Hindemith

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Glenn Gould plays the fugue from Paul Hindemith’s Third Piano Sonata: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related…

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Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet and String Trio five-star review  'Wonderfully authoritative'McFadden/Arditti Quartet(Aeon)Over the past four decades, the Arditti Quartet have collaborated with almost all the great composers of our time, many of whom, from Elliott Carter to Karlheinz Stockhausen, Giacinto Scelsi to Harrison Birtwistle, have written pieces specifically for the group. But none of the Ardittis’ associations have been as long-lasting and productive as that with Brian Ferneyhough…

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CD Spotlight. On Top Form

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Géza Anda plays Bartók and Tchaikovsky, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… splendid unanimity between pianist and conductor.’

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State of grace

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State of graceWard Marston recently released a four-CD deluxe package of John McCormack’s lesser known Odeon recordings. These are not to be confused with his later, more well-known, and vocally revered discs he made on the Victor label. Recorded more than a century later, Lawrence Brownlee’s new album Virtuoso Rossini Arias demonstrate just how far the tenore di grazia has  come in the operatic world…

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Composer Joel Corelitz just received a BAFTA nomination for his score to <em>The Unfinished Swan</em>. Baroque-inspired sounds accompany the artful tale. Hear our conversation on Top Score from Classical MPR.

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