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Unknown The Diabelli Project – Buchbinder bringt Neues über Diabelli: Latest @ Wiener Zeitung

Buchbinder bringt Neues über DiabelliPianist Rudolf Buchbinder hob Variationen aus der Taufe.Im Musikverein hob Rudolf Buchbinder das “Diabelli Projekt” aus der Taufe, das auf seine Initiative mit zehn Konzerthäusern von Wien bis Peking entstanden ist: Elf neue Variationen zeitgenössischer Komponisten über den Walzer von Anton Diabelli. Faszinierend, was dabei herausgekommen ist: Lera Auerbach

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Unknown Martha Argerichs virtuose Nonchalance. Die Pianistin interpretierte im Wiener Konzerthaus Sergej Prokofiews drittes Klavierkonzert: Latest @ Wiener Zeitung

Martha Argerichs virtuose NonchalanceDie Pianistin interpretierte im Wiener Konzerthaus Sergej Prokofiews drittes Klavierkonzert.In gleichem Maße populär und von Kennern verehrt ist Martha Argerich seit über einem halben Jahrhundert einer der ganz wenigen Superstars der klassischen Musik. Ein musikalisches Phänomen, das auch mit 78 Jahren noch zu beindrucken weiß, wie sie im Wiener Konzerthaus

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Unknown Happy 55th Birthday, Rossini

Fifty-five is no age for a composer and so it is little wonder that Rossini – or at least his music – is alive and well. Born on February 29th, 1792, Gioachino Antonio Rossini soon discovered a penchant and talent in culinary appreciation as well as note-churning. The latter he put to use for the creation of almost 40 operas, the former to support his stately appearance.

So much has been

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Unknown NHK-Orchester: Lauschen über den Tellerrand hinaus: Latest @ Wiener Zeitung

NHK-Orchester: Lauschen über den Tellerrand hinausDas japanische Ensemble gastierte mit Chefdirigent Paavo Järvi im Konzerthaus.Spitze Zungen behaupten, Japan habe eine längere Brucknertradition als Wien. Fest steht, dass Japanische Orchester – über den legendären Takashi Asahina und seine Osaka Philharmoniker hinaus – zu Bruckner einen ganz besonderen Bezug haben. Alleine schon deswegen war die

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Charles T. Downey American Ballet Theater’s Gothic ‘Giselle’

Hee Seo and Cory Stearns in Giselle. Photo: Gene Schiavone
American Ballet Theater returned to the Kennedy Center Opera House this week with a Giselle heavy on the supernatural side of this classic work. The Wilis, the angry spirits of jilted maidens, should inspire fear, something that many productions miss in their fluffy, white softness. The ABT Giselle, the Coralli-Perrot-Petipa choreography

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Charles T. Downey American Ballet Theater’s Gothic ‘Giselle’

Hee Seo and Cory Stearns in Giselle. Photo: Gene Schiavone
American Ballet Theater returned to the Kennedy Center Opera House this week with a Giselle heavy on the supernatural side of this classic work. The Wilis, the angry spirits of jilted maidens, should inspire fear, something that many productions miss in their fluffy, white softness. The ABT Giselle, the Coralli-Perrot-Petipa choreography

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Charles T. Downey MIrella Freni (1935-2020)

The news of the death of beloved Italian soprano Mirella Freni reached my desk just now. In paradisum deducant te angeli…

In some ways La Freni is responsible for my obsession with opera. In 1990, as a young music major from Michigan, I drove with a friend on my first ever trip to New York City during spring break. We stayed with his father in Brooklyn and spent the week taking in as much of

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Unknown Dip Your Ears, No. 260 (Mendelssohn Delight)


F.Mendelssohn-B., Piano Concertos et al.
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
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In the course of listening to Roberto Prosseda’s recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (ClassicsToday review here) and re-listening to some key competition (Brautigam, Helmchen, Perahia (polite), Schiff (terrific), Serkin, Thibaudet (playful) et al.), I also came across Jan Lisiecki’s

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Unknown Dip Your Ears, No. 260 (Mendelssohn Delight)


F.Mendelssohn-B., Piano Concertos et al.
Jan Lisiecki (piano)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
(DG)

In the course of listening to Roberto Prosseda’s recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Concertos (ClassicsToday review here) and re-listening to some key competition (Brautigam, Helmchen, Perahia (polite), Schiff (terrific), Serkin, Thibaudet (playful) et al.), I also came across Jan Lisiecki’s

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