Posts Tagged ‘classical’

Patriotism and Fervor: The Philharmonic’s New Yorky Fourth

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

tovey The Philharmonic’s New Yorky Fourth The New York Philharmonic gives an annual Fourth of July concert, and this year the orchestra gave it three times. I attended on July 3. As usual, the concert was conducted by a Brit, Bramwell Tovey. He is one suave and talented Brit, too. I have always called him “your [&hellip
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A Wonderful Mozart Piano Concerto at the Philharmonic

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

classical3 I once heard Emanuel Ax, the pianist, give a great performance. Google has recalled the specifics: It was in August 2005 at the Mostly Mozart Festival. Ax played Mozart’s Concerto No. 22 in E flat, K. 482. I have now heard Ax give another great performance. It was of the same concerto. This second performance [&hellip
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The Musical Language of the Balkans

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Fazil Say Zongoraestje The musical language of the Balkans by JUDY GELMAN MYERS Since the ’90s, horrendous images of war have dominated our perception of the Balkan Peninsula. To lay these images to rest, two European foundations engaged the universal healing power of music in “The Balkans—Crossroads of Civilizations,” an extravaganza of suites, sonatas and songs curated to underscore [&hellip
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Pianists Play Concertos in Pairs

Written by Jay Nordlinger on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Music, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

CA-Maria Joao Pires Pianists pires and zacharias play concertos in pairs Two orchestras came to town, each bringing a pianist. The first orchestra to appear was from just down the road, Philadelphia. They played in Carnegie Hall with their chief conductor, Charles Dutoit. And their pianist was Maria João Pires, from Portugal. She is very well-known from recordings, [&hellip
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