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The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs? - San Diego Reader

Classical music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:02

San Diego Reader

The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs?
San Diego Reader
#This could be just what classical music needs. That might sound like a lot to place upon a young person, but I'm not talking about a young person. I'm talking about a composer who isn't afraid to write music which is beautiful first and foremost. For ...

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The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs? - San Diego Reader

Classical music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:02

San Diego Reader

The next Mozart? Just what classical music needs?
San Diego Reader
#This could be just what classical music needs. That might sound like a lot to place upon a young person, but I'm not talking about a young person. I'm talking about a composer who isn't afraid to write music which is beautiful first and foremost. For ...

Les Arts Florissants Keeps Dido and Aeneas Fresh - San Francisco Classical Voice

Baroque music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:33

San Francisco Classical Voice

Les Arts Florissants Keeps Dido and Aeneas Fresh
San Francisco Classical Voice
Presumably inspired by this connection, Les Arts Florissants are touring a combination of one-act Baroque operas: Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Actéon (1684) followed by Dido and Aeneas (ca. 1688) – a pairing founder and music director William Christie ...

Apollo's Fire, tenor Nicholas Phan win hearts with novel '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover' program (review) - cleveland.com (blog)

Baroque music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:09

cleveland.com (blog)

Apollo's Fire, tenor Nicholas Phan win hearts with novel '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover' program (review)
cleveland.com (blog)
In between these two poles, the era of late Renaissance-early Baroque music found a comfortable midpoint, with the loss of the beloved accepted as sad fate, with the scorned lover left to seek his solace in the bosom of Abraham. At least that's the ...

Impresaria Judy Drucker to celebrate a half-century of classical music - Miami Herald

Classical music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 14:32

Miami Herald

Impresaria Judy Drucker to celebrate a half-century of classical music
Miami Herald
For a half-century, impresaria Judy Drucker brought the greatest names in classical music to South Florida. Her Great Artists Series enriched the cultural scene with stars including Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Mikhail Baryshnikov ...

Eugene Vocal Arts and Eugene Concert Orchestra deliver beautifully conceived, executed Lord Nelson Mass program - The Register-Guard

JS Bach - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 13:04

Eugene Vocal Arts and Eugene Concert Orchestra deliver beautifully conceived, executed Lord Nelson Mass program
The Register-Guard
The concert began with two paired pieces: J.S. Bach's motet “Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden” and the interesting rearrangement of Bach's “Komm süsser Tod” by Edwin London called “Bach/Again.” The motet's lively and effusive personality proved an exciting ...

Missouri S&T choirs to present Eat, Drink and SING! - Missouri S&T News and Research

JS Bach - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:18

Missouri S&T choirs to present Eat, Drink and SING!
Missouri S&T News and Research
The last and least of the great JS Bach's 20-odd children was not only the oddest, but also the least understood, since there was so little to understand. He lived an exceptionally pointless life which is mirrored with amazing fidelity in his compositions.

These classical recordings put unforgettable music at your fingertips - Kansas City Star

Classical music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:13

Kansas City Star

These classical recordings put unforgettable music at your fingertips
Kansas City Star
As those who recently heard the Chicago Symphony Orchestra perform Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 in Helzberg Hall can attest, Riccardo Muti is a masterful conductor of Bruckner. The hall was rapt, not a cough or a ruffled piece of paper could be ...

Endicott College Chamber Ensemble to perform - Wicked Local Beverly

JS Bach - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:44

Wicked Local Beverly

Endicott College Chamber Ensemble to perform
Wicked Local Beverly
The Endicott College Chamber Ensemble presents highlights of their fall repertoire, including works by J.S. Bach, Mascagni, and a set of Roma folk music from Eastern Europe and Turkey. The group features strings and winds in classical music as well as ...

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Portland Baroque Orchestra gives bassoon spotlight in 'Music from Dublin Castle' - OregonLive.com

Baroque music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:38

OregonLive.com

Portland Baroque Orchestra gives bassoon spotlight in 'Music from Dublin Castle'
OregonLive.com
To acquaint Portland audiences with this idiosyncratic sound, Portland Baroque Orchestra brings the bassoon to the foreground in a three-concert series called "Music from Dublin Castle." Helming the concerts as guest director is one of the world's ...

A symphony of 300 bells at the Chicago Philharmonic, and vocal rarities from Third Coast Baroque - Chicago Tribune

Baroque music - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:56

Chicago Tribune

A symphony of 300 bells at the Chicago Philharmonic, and vocal rarities from Third Coast Baroque
Chicago Tribune
In separate concerts over the weekend, two similarly named groups, Third Coast Percussion and Third Coast Baroque, reminded audiences of the increasingly vital roles new classical music and early music play in the performing arts life of Chicago.

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A symphony of 300 bells at the Chicago Philharmonic, and vocal rarities from Third Coast Baroque - Chicago Tribune

JS Bach - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:56

Chicago Tribune

A symphony of 300 bells at the Chicago Philharmonic, and vocal rarities from Third Coast Baroque
Chicago Tribune
Their program, heard Friday night at St. Chrysostom's Episcopal Church on Chicago's Near North Side, held vocal and solo keyboard works by three leading lights of the baroque era, all of whom were born in 1685: Domenico Scarlatti, J.S. Bach and George ...

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'Outlander's' main title music gets a makeover in episode 9; Bear McCreary explains why - Mashable

Baroque music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 21:59

Mashable

'Outlander's' main title music gets a makeover in episode 9; Bear McCreary explains why
Mashable
Season 1 was unabashedly Scottish, utilizing Celtic instrumentation like the robust sounds of bagpipes and drums, while Season 2 had a decidedly more Baroque influence as Jamie and Claire traveled to France, using a string instrument called the viola ...

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BSO showcases '3 Bs' of classical music - Pawhuska Journal Capital

Classical music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:16

Pawhuska Journal Capital

BSO showcases '3 Bs' of classical music
Pawhuska Journal Capital
The Bartlesville Symphony November performance showcases the “three B's” of classical music — Brahms, Bach and Beethoven. This is the first time the symphony has performed all three composters in one show. Works will include Brahms' “Symphony No.

Cello Solos with History - The Boston Musical Intelligencer

JS Bach - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 18:59

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Cello Solos with History
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
The outliers in his program of Soviet composers were J. S. Bach and Benjamin Britten. Feigelson began reverently with the Sarabande from Bach's Suite in D Minor, No. 2. The Gigue had one miniscule troublesome spot, but it hardly detracted from the ...

Canadian Baroque Star to Perform with NZSO in Wellington - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Baroque music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 15:26

Canadian Baroque Star to Perform with NZSO in Wellington
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
“To me, Baroque music really wears its emotional heart on its sleeve,” says Nosky. “All you have to do is look at the plot and text of any Baroque opera to see that the intensity of every human emotion was meant to be experienced front and centre in ...

What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach. - Washington Post

Classical music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:07

Washington Post

What music do psychopaths like? More Bieber, less Bach.
Washington Post
Despite the film industry's depiction of psychopaths, classical music is not their go-to soundtrack in the real world. “In the movies, if you want to establish in one shot that a monster has a human side,” said Pascal Wallisch, a psychology professor ...

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The week ahead in LA classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more - Los Angeles Times

Classical music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:02

Los Angeles Times

The week ahead in LA classical music, Nov. 12-19: 'Bernstein on Stage,' 'War of the Worlds' and more
Los Angeles Times
War of the Worlds Yuval Sharon directs the LA Phil New Music Group and guest vocalists in the world premiere of Annie Gosfield's reimagining of Orson Welles' 1938 radio play based on the classic H.G. Wells sci-fi novel; Sigourney Weaver narrates.

BSO showcases '3 Bs' of classical music - Examiner Enterprise

Classical music - Sun, 11/12/2017 - 08:00

Examiner Enterprise

BSO showcases '3 Bs' of classical music
Examiner Enterprise
The Bartlesville Symphony November performance showcases the “three B's” of classical music — Brahms, Bach and Beethoven. This is the first time the symphony has performed all three composters in one show. Works will include Brahms' “Symphony No.

Baroque Orchestra plays Beethoven, Brahms this Sunday - New Jersey Hills

Baroque music - Sat, 11/11/2017 - 16:03

Baroque Orchestra plays Beethoven, Brahms this Sunday
New Jersey Hills
In addition to conducting, Butts founded the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and led its development from a baroque ensemble to an orchestra that plays a variety of classical and operatic music. As a composer, Butts was a finalist at the Traynor ...

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