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When the going gets weird

A couple of years ago I produced a series of “best of” lists for video recordings, which I’ve updated from time to time.  One can find them on the… 634 more words

DVD Review

György Ligeti, Le Grand Macabre, dir. by Peter Sellars, Berlin Philharmonic, cond. by Simon Rattle, 18 February 2017 [review]

Finally, Peter Sellars’ Le Grand Macabre has become available to watch online! As such, I am able to supply some critical engagement, all of which I’ve been mulling over for a week or so and have half forgotten. 424 more words

The Rest is Noise: Behind the Iron Curtain

Music underwent some drastic shifts in the last century, with its cultural earthquakes, wars and revolutions. Social systems broke down, and with them cultural institutions splintered: 20th century music is a history of shards, and this is what Alex Ross traced in his best selling narrative, … 408 more words


Le Grand Macabre directed by Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars’s production of Ligeti’s <i>Le Grand Macabre</i> is being live-streamed on the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall today.

Berlin Philharmonic

Barbara Hannigan och GSO

Det här är så fantastiskt att jag blir tårögd. På riktigt. Hur lyckas Barbara Hannigan, med sådan vacker klang träffa tonerna i detta ohyggligt svåra stycke, samtidigt som hon dirigerar den skickliga GSO-ensemblen? 7 more words


Forever Bach

HEAD OF PIANO at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Joanna MacGregor (b. 1959) knew from her early childhood that piano was her first love. 711 more words

Robyn Sassen

Feb. 1-3: Performances To Catch

Don’t forget about these notable performances on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week.

Wednesday, February 1

Ensemble Knox featuring soprano Jessica Aszodi
UT’s graduate chamber percussion group, … 120 more words

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