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Tune in for two fascinating documentaries. Polish-American conductor Artur Rodziński is remembered for his fiery temperament on and off the podium. Stories abound of his having kept a loaded pistol in his pocket. Some rumors, likely apocryphal, go so far as to claim that he once more...
The formidable pianist Marc-André Hamelin joins the Takács Quartet for a concert at Symphony Center on Thursday, October 16. Mr. Hamelin and two of the quartet players stopped by the WFMT studios for a live Impromptu. Mr. Hamelin more...
"The playing was superb. The audience was large and acutely enthusiastic. A sense of well-being seemed to pervade the hall. Anyone wanting to understand why Disney has been such a success and the L.A. Phil appears an unusually happy orchestra...could find out why with this program." more...
Richard Ollarsaba, who was the "cover" for Don Giovanni star Mariusz Kwiecien, got the call at 10:00 am: "Mr. Kwiecien will not be able to sing today. You're on." He had four hours until curtain. "The instant I got the call, adrenaline shot through my system, but after the initial shock I immediately went into work mode and the only thing I could tell myself was 'Just do your job' more...
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- Protesters accuse The Death of Klinghoffer of antisemitism
- Opera dramatises Jewish mans killing by Palestinian guerrillas
Daniel Slaters eastern-bloc revival of Smetanas hymn to the Czech soul benefits from one of Opera Norths strongest casts to date Continue reading...
Royal Festival Hall, London
The shorter of the two UK premieres on offer in this programme of Americana proved the more profound by far Continue reading...
The outgoing European Commission president is to call on pro-European politicians in the UK to make a more positive case for staying in the EU.
US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
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Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos
Harmonia Mundi HMC-902190
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2784 (2 CDs)
Lang Lang: The Mozart Album
Sony Classical 88843082532
Mahler: Symphony No 7
Deutsche Grammophon B0021550-02
Dudamel: The Liberator
Deutsche Grammophon B0021054-02