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Philharmonic Society of Orange County announces 2016-17 season

First out of the gate …

Berlin Philharmonic tops O.C. presenter’s 2016-17 slate. The Orange County Register, Jan. 20, 2016.

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Classical Music

Learn from the past mistakes

I like to start my first Monday in 2016 with a quote I read today, and one of my favorite Violin concertos – Beethoven Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 49 more words

The Nutcracker - Or Why I Sometimes Do Like Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

In my previous post on Tchaikovsky’s symphony no. 5 I’ve stated that I don’t like Tchaikovsky very much. However, I must admit he really did some magical (and not in the Disney sense of the word) melodies in his ballets. 283 more words

Album Review

Young Russian Pianist Dazzles with New York Philharmonic

Twenty-four-year-old Daniil Trifonov has been generating buzz since 2011, when he took first prize in the Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv at age 20. 377 more words


Current Listening: Lutosławski from Krystian Zimerman and Simon Rattle

Krystian Zimerman is back with another recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto, this time with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The result? Fantastic! Coupled with the Piano Concerto is a rendition of Lutosławski’s Symphony No.2 by Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, which is also splendid. 137 more words


Unexpected Turns

For the past three weekends, I had been going to the mountains, enjoying the prolonged spells of good weather while it lasted. In early September, I ended up visiting a city I had already seen in 2011, but it wasn’t Zermatt as I would have expected: instead, I went to Berlin for the inaugural Lollapalooza in Europe. 822 more words