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Wunderkind to Take La Fenice Helm
Another success story for El Sistema has emerged, with the announcement that 27-year-old conductor and violinist Diego Matheuz is to be the new resident principal conductor of La Fenice, starting next year. He succeeds Eliahu Inbal and has signed a
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Glyndebourne Prodigy to Take the Helm
British conductor Robin Ticciati is to be music director of the Glyndebourne Festival, Britain’s annual summer opera event on the Sussex estate of the its late founder, John Christie. Glyndebourne is known as much for its artistic program as for
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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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Former VSO musical director Rudolf Barshai improved upon Prokofiev, played Stalin’s funeral
When Rudolf Barshai first took the podium to conduct the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a 1985 performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8, it was clear immediately that he was something special.
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Burning bright
Orchestras don’t come any hotter than the Berlin Philharmonic but maestro Simon Rattle knows how to tend the fire.
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Esa-Pekka Salonen: ‘Start again. That was disgusting’
Esa-Pekka Salonen has extended his tenure with the Philharmonia – but is his Bartók season ill advised?
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Are conductors really necessary?
Having someone on the podium in front of 100 musicians does matter. Just ask Leonard Slatkin, Colin Davis, Lionel Bringuier and Vladimir Ashkenazy.
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‘Dudamania’ hits Chicago. But is all the hype over Los Angeles’ new maestro justified?
The Los Angeles Philharmonic sounds like an orchestra that’s out to impress. A high-octane publicity machine is flaunting the orchestra’s new music director, Gustavo Dudamel, as if he were the Second Coming.
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