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      Bar and Bathroom Lines, Molto Adagio

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/arts/music/bar-and-bathroom-lines-molto-adagio.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/20/arts/20INTERMISSIONS7/20INTERMISSIONS7-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>Concert-hall intermissions were not always what they are today, and some people would like to see them reconsidered.

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      Every Number Tells a Story

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/arts/music/every-number-tells-a-story.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/20/arts/20GUIDE3_SPAN/20GUIDE3-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>In a series called Collected Stories, the composer David Lang curates an alluring set of programs that explore the idea of storytelling in music.

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      Allowing a Puritan to Marry for Love

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/arts/music/i-puritani-revisits-the-english-civil-war.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/20/arts/19puritani1/19puritani1-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>The Metropolitan Opera&#8217;s revival of Bellini&#8217;s &#8220;I Puritani&#8221; includes the Met debut of the Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko.

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      In the City, a Fresh, Crisp Breath of Summer From the Mountains

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/arts/music/aspen-music-festival-takes-its-act-on-the-road.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/18/arts/18FESTIVAL1_SPAN/FESTIVAL1-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>Graduates, faculty and performers from the Aspen Music Festival brought a taste of the summer program there to SubCulture on Wednesday.

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      Opera and Classical Music Listings for April 18-24

      A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.

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      A Cozy Foursome, United in Rough-Hewed Harmony

      The Manhattan String Quartet performed in “100 Years of the String Quartet” at the Tenri Cultural Institute on Wednesday.

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      Deals by the Incoming La Scala Chief Cause a Stir

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/17/arts/music/deals-by-the-incoming-la-scala-chief-cause-a-stir.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/17/arts/lascala/lascala-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>An agreement to purchase four opera productions from the Salzburg Festival, without approval from the opera house&#8217;s board or Italian authorities, has turned into a scandal in Milan.

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      Cecilia Bartoli Returns to Paris in Rossini’s ‘Otello’

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/arts/international/cecilia-bartoli-returns-to-paris-in-rossinis-otello.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/16/arts/music/16iht-loomis16a/16iht-loomis16a-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>The mezzo-soprano’s strengths as an actress are especially vivid in the role of Desdemona.

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      Finding Fresh Poetry in the Familiar

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/arts/music/stephen-hough-putting-piano-music-in-perspective.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/14/arts/14hough/14hough-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>Some of the works Stephen Hough performed in his appearance at Alice Tully Hall might have been considered trivial, but he fleshed them out.

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      Maestro Stands In, Despite Protests

      <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/arts/music/valery-gergiev-conducts-the-munich-philharmonic-orchestra.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss"><img src="http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2014/04/14/arts/jpgergiev2/jpgergiev2-thumbStandard.jpg" border="0" height="75" width="75" hspace="4" align="left"></a>Valery Gergiev substituted for Lorin Maazel at Carnegie Hall on Friday, despite the presence of people outside opposed to his friendship with Vladimir V. Putin.

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      Source: Arts Journal