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Berlin Philharmonic in Taipei

There are no words.

But I shall try.

Maybe it’s just me, but for some of these really special concerts from visiting ensembles (and/or just amazing performances all around), there’s a strange sense of connection, of appreciation and gratitude, that endear one to the performers, and in most cases, the face of the performers is the conductor. 1,699 more words

Concert Review

NSO's Berlioz Bash

Two things:

  1. Olesya Petrova is a phenomenal, breathtaking, delicate powerhouse.
  2. Simon Rattle sat (a few rows) behind me tonight (in the next section over).

I’m not ashamed of the fact that I’m familiar with (very) little of Berlioz’s music aside from Symphonie Fantastique, which is perhaps a bit shameful.   739 more words

Concert Review

Menuhin at 100

tomorrow evening (sunday 17th),  6.45-7.30pm, on bbc radio 3
menuhin at 100 (in the sunday feature series) 204 more words

4:43 of Mussorgsky - February 16th

Poor old castle painted by great Modest Mussorgsky’s Old Castle in his Pictures at an Exhibition. Frequently played, well known but still worth of listening again. Such a beautiful musical painting.

Something Different For Few Minutes

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.

photo: courtesy of philharmonic society of orange county

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