July, 2011

51 Posts
Reaching for the ideal
Reflections on the Advanced Cultural Leadership Program I have always been called ‘an idealist’ – pursuing beauty in the world and striving for the brightest side of the human soul. Some of my friends said that it is almost impossible
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The One-Armed Swordsman
“The One-Armed Swordsman” (Dubei dao “獨臂刀”) is an old Chinese film depicting the life of a swordsman of the Golden Sword School. During a ferocious fight, the swordsman’s right arm tragically gets cut off, ending his career as a swordsman.
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“The Death of Klinghoffer” Comes to ENO
The English National Opera can hardly be accused of artistic stasis, having announced operas by four living composers as part of its 2011-12 season. Among them is John Adams and Alice Goodman’s 1991 work, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” about the
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Valse-Scherzo of Lust
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Yosif Kotek
Yosif Kotek with Tchaikovsky The interaction between teacher and student, at its most fundamental level, might be described as the attempt to forge a meaningful relationship to the past. This relationship depends on the extent to which it takes traditions
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Tchaikovsky – Bruch
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 1. Violin Concerto in D major Op. 35 Max Bruch 2. Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 3. Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 Performed by Michèle Auclair, violin 1. Kurt Wöss, conductor Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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Solti Archive to Harvard University
Harvard University’s Loeb Music Library is the recipient of a large part of Sir Georg Solti’s archive, including hundreds of marked scores, the University announced yesterday. The Library is already home to Solti’s recordings archive for British Decca from 1947-1997,
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Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Official Website Date: May 23 to June 28, 2020 Country: United States
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When Mahler Took Manhattan
HERE’S an often overlooked bit of music history: Gustav Mahler, who died in Vienna a century ago today, was a New Yorker for the last three years of his life and, for that brief time, arguably the most famous musician
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