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The Mahler Symphonies Guided Tour - Symphony No 4: Movement I

Mahler sets the tone in this opening movement of the Mahler 4, which probably constitutes one of the cutesiest things he ever wrote. But, as we’ve already said, that’s an illusion ,because everything is designed to sound  655 more words

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The Mahler Symphonies Guided Tour - Up Next: Symphony No 4

The Mahler symphonies fall into natural groupings in some respects (though all of them are different), and so you’ll often find that after you’ve listened to a few, that they sound similar to others. 692 more words

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An Appreciation of 'Guilty Pleasure' Operas

Part of what makes opera seem, at least, a camp art form is that fans of the genre have such inconsistent taste. The works generally recognized by critics as masterpieces—Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Meistersinger, Otello—all certainly get respect from the opera buffs, but beyond “Oh, and Figaro, of course, genius, pure genius,” there’s not a lot of sheer love for these pieces, of the unconditional  “oh, I’ve had that on repeat for two weeks and I don’t think I would know what to do at the gym unless it was playing” variety. 955 more words

LOCAL NEWS: Cleveland Orchestra Holds Star-Spangled Spectacular

We are three days away from the Fourth of July, but Wednesday marks the Cleveland Orchestra’s 26th annual Star-Spangled Spectacular.

Some folks have been camped out all day. 91 more words

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LOCAL NEWS: Same Tradition, New Home For Downtown Cleveland Event

Even though the 4th of July is still a few days away, fireworks, patriotic music and people will fill downtown Cleveland Wednesday night for the 26th Annual Cleveland Orchestra’s Star-Spangled Spectacular. 128 more words

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The Cleveland Orchestra brings its 'Star-Spangled Spectacular' downtown July 1

CLEVELAND – A 26 year tradition continues Wednesday night when The Cleveland Orchestra performs their Star-Spangled Spectacular Fourth of July concert in downtown Cleveland.

The free concert is usually held at Public Square, but because of the renovation of the Square, this year the concert will be held at Mall B. 261 more words

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Starting today, Boston, Cleveland, New York, London, Amsterdam Orchestras offer music via Google Play Music

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Andris Nelsons have entered into a new partnership to create Classical Live, a unique initiative that offers a new paradigm for the distribution of live recordings of classical music available only on Google Play Music. 991 more words

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