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No black tie, no tea-towels on heads – meet the populisers
The men behind the rise and rise of Opera Holland Park are proud of their diverse repertoire – and their diverse audience. Anna Picard reports.
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Japanese Musicians Still Turn to the West
MATSUMOTO, Japan — The big news from Asia about Western classical music has been coming for a decade from China, where the surge in education and performance has been explosive. The brash and hugely gifted pianist Lang Lang has been
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The future of classical music and the New World Symphony
There is a lot of expectation about the new theater being built in Miami for the New World Symphony, it is planned to be inaugurated by October 2010.
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The fierce music of Estonia, Latvia
NAISSAAR, Estonia – In the Baltic Sea, about 45 minutes from Tallinn, the boat full of music devotees arrives at this near-desert island, then rides in army-style trucks past rusty Soviet war machinery and defused mines to a concert hall
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Arts Thrive in Leipzig, Bach’s Backyard
ON a recent Saturday night in Connewitz, an emerging neighborhood of artists and students in Leipzig, Germany, the streets were buzzing. At Werk II, a former factory complex, a group of hoodie-clad 20-somethings drank beer in a cobblestone courtyard, waiting
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Classical fests draw inspiration from rock events
LONDON (Billboard) – A new outdoor music event is braving the British weather to bring the rock festival model to the classical genre. While one-off outdoor classical events in the United Kingdom are commonplace throughout the summer, the three-day Serenata
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Berlin puts a spin on Bach
Break-dancing combines with Bach in Berlin this month as an award-winning dance group and an avant-garde musical director put an ultra-modern spin on the composer’s almost 300-year-old music. For 12 nights from Tuesday, Berlin-based Flying Steps, four times world champions
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A City Dedicated to Music and Musicians
Vienna, the jewel of the Hapsburg Empire, calls forth vibrant sights, sounds and tastes – Wienerschnitzel, Sachertorte, Café mit Schlag, Karl Luger-era architecture, the Prater. Of course, Vienna means music: it was the home of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms,
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