Classical Beat: random musings


Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 03/01/2011

DSO: Too little, too late?

The Detroit Symphony musicians now say they'll go back to work after all, without a contract. Does the orchestra have any hopes of rebuilding - and how can it demonstrate its vitality to a struggling American city?

By Anne Midgette  |  03:41 PM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 01/01/2011

And so it begins

Vignettes illustrating the ways the classical music world rings in the New Year.

By Anne Midgette  |  05:36 PM ET, 01/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 12/23/2010

From HIP to hip

Thoughts on a new stereotype: the contemporary ensemble that plays new music better than old.

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Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Founding fathers

Thoughts on the difficulties arts organizations can have in transitioning from a long-time director in a scary economy.

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Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 03/10/2010

Salute to Leon

Leon Fleisher plays Bach: commemorating the completion of our joint work on the manuscript of his forthcoming memoir.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:17 AM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 01/05/2010

States of music

Classical music, too, has its red and blue states. A look at tradition and its discontents.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:18 AM ET, 01/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 12/24/2009

Happy merry

Holiday cheer, tenor style.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:10 PM ET, 12/24/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009

Giving thanks

Irmgard Seefried expresses Thanksgiving wishes in Strauss's "Zueignung" ("Habe Dank").

By Anne Midgette  |  11:30 AM ET, 11/26/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/17/2009

From Readers: Radio

More readers weigh in on the question of whether classical radio can (should?) survive.

By Anne Midgette  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/17/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 06/05/2009

To Comment, or Not to Comment

Housekeeping notes: commenting on the blog (and an overactive spam filter).

By Anne Midgette  |  01:19 PM ET, 06/05/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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