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Archive for October 1, 2013

Carnegie Hall and the Stolen Violin-UPDATE

violin soloist, Joshua Bell

(Carnegie Hall Opening Night-Cancelled) When Joshua Bell comes to Carnegie Hall to open the 2013-2014 season, he wont be leaving his violin in the dressing room. The tale of that instrument, in this hall, is just one notorious chapter in a history that could fill volumes. Perhaps it’s a byproduct of convening diverse

Afternoon Jam with Zofo Piano Duet

ZOFO

Impromptu, Tuesday at 3:00 PM ZOFO, which is shorthand for 20-finger orchestra (ZO=20 and FO=finger orchestra), performs heart-pumping duet arrangements of famous orchestral pieces such as Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring,” exploring the realms in which many composers first experienced their symphonic visions. Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi started playing together in 2009, and have a more…

The Battle Rages On: Verdi vs Wagner

Clash of the Titans: Wagner vs. Verdi

Riccardo Muti likes to borrow from Toscanini. The legendary Italian maestro apparently once explained that in Wagner, it takes twenty minutes to get introductions out of the way. In Verdi, the man and the woman would have already made two children