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Recorded in the Martin Theatre July 28

Thomas Hampson, baritone Kevin Murphy, piano Recorded in the Martin Theatre July 28 Schubert: Excerpts from Schwanengesang Mahler: Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Songs of A Wayfarer, Songs of Youth more…

Kent Nagano’s “Violent Shift from the Status Quo”

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Orchestras are often content to maintain the status quo by programming the same handful of works in order to appease subscribers who like hearing the “greatest hits” of classical music. Not Kent Nagano. I spoke with Nagano, music director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal (OSM), about how he is trying to shake up the status quo with a new annual summer festival, Virée classique.