Tag: Classical Music

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Your Week in Culture: Chloë Sevigny, Sharon Jones, Michelangelo’s Drawings at the Met

Starting Nov. 13, the Met Fifth Avenue will be hosting a rare gathering of 133 of the Renaissance...

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L.A. Phil’s Youth Orchestra to Get a New, Frank Gehry-Designed Home

Photo Gustavo Dudamel, center, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in June. The orchestra has big plans for its...

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Review: Celebrating 40 Years of Championing American Composers

Photo Derek Bermel on clarinet with George Manahan, the music director of the American Composers Orchestra, conducting Leonard...

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Henze’s ‘The Bassarids’ Will Return to the Salzburg Festival

Photo The festival will be the second under Markus Hinterhäuser, who became its artistic director this year. Credit...

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At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

As he planned the new opera, he approached Ms. Luna, who had already ventured to a high G...

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Chopin’s Heart, Pickled in a Jar, Offers Clues to his Death

During the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, the occupying German forces, anxious about Chopin’s status as Polish national icon,...

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After 25 Years, Michael Tilson Thomas Will Leave San Francisco Symphony

Why did you decide it was time? It will be my 75th year when this happens, and will...

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Hear 9 New Psalm Settings for Challenging Times

“This text is so timeless, even urgent,” he said. “We seem to live in a time when the...

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Critic’s Notebook: A Canadian Composer’s Obsession With Death and Search for Connection

It says much about Vivier and his music’s preoccupations that such a tragic coincidence has been assumed to...

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My Favorite Page: Contemplating a Mystically Charged Two-Hour Piano Epic

As you said, there’s great calmness in this opening. But by the end of this first page, we’re...