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Nerdin' It Up at the Berlin Philharmonic

I am a geek.  One time a co-worker asked what TARDIS stood for and I answered so quickly that even I was startled by my tenacity.  380 more words


Roman Carnival Overture

There will be a lot of overtures on this site.  They can serve as bite-sized, illustrative, accessible introductions to a composer… perfect for what I want to do with this blog!   107 more words


Seen & Heard: Music and Art Around the Web, Kirill Petrenko

A relatively unknown conductor (in the U.S. at least) has been named the next music director of the Berlin Philharmonic (the Mount Everest of classical music jobs). 286 more words


Kirill Petrenko Goes to Berlin

The Berlin Philharmonic’s choice of the Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko, a native of Omsk, as the new chief conductor to replace Sir Simon Rattle is the biggest piece of orchestral news this week. 101 more words

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Berlin Philharmonic Selects Kirill Petrenko to Succeed Simon Rattle

“In choosing Mr. Petrenko, who is best known as an opera conductor, the Philharmonic’s players bypassed a number of more famous maestros and opted for a quiet, diligent musician who has won the admiration of orchestras, critics and audiences.” 17 more words


"Transition," and a lack thereof in Berlin

In anticipation of the Emerson String Quartet’s performance tomorrow night at the Harris Theater, here’s a very, very underrated video I came across while preparing for my interview with Eugene Drucker. 37 more words