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Archive for March 18, 2014

Real Spanish Opera

Manuel de Falla

Castanets, toreadors, ruffled skirts—there’s nothing abstract about the imagery in Bizet’s Carmen; this opera borrows all the best archetypes to thrust its audience into a Spanish locale that’s throbbing with passion, beauty and danger. 140 years after its premiere, Bizet’s Iberian portrait

Fiery Pianism: New Release of the Week

Jenny Lin

The Washington Post has described Jenny Lin as “one of the most interesting pianists in America.” Take a look at her wide range of recordings (over 20 to date), and you get a sense that she’s a musician who can play just about anything coupled with an adventurous flair for programming. She’s recorded Shostakovich’s Preludes & Fugues, music of the Catalan composer

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center LIVE

Nicholas Canellakis

From its home at Lincoln Center, the Chicago-built Lyon & Healy harp has been delivered. Audio engineer Eric Arunas is rolling out the cables. On Tuesday afternoon the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performs a live, in-studio recital