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Archive for January 29, 2014

Cello Perspectives: Lynn Harrell at 70

Lynn Harrell

For an incredible fifty years, the ever-youthful Lynn Harrell has been one of America’s shining stars in international concertdom. He’s done the major record label, the dream team chamber groups (Vladimir Ashkenazy, James Levine (at the piano), Itzhak Perlman, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pinchas Zukerman etc.). He’s

A Little Afternoon Schubert

Susanna Phillips

We’ve talked about the pleasures of a day with Mozart. Franz Schubert is another one of those composers—you can’t wear him out. In his thirty-one years he wrote symphonies, quartets, solo piano works, masses, song cycles. His output is not the size of Mozart’s, who had another three or four years on him, but the sound

Magnus Lindberg: “proof that the orchestra is not dead!”

Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg

[New York Philharmonic This Week, Thursday at 8:00 PM]
For many Americans, Magnus Lindberg might sound more like a cheese than an artist, but the 55-year-old Finnish composer has many champions in conducting circles. His former class-mate Esa-Pekka Solenen has done Lindberg’s music in Los Angeles and in London