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Classical Beat: November, 2011

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 11/18/2011

Christoph Eschenbach kicks off Beethoven year with National Symphony

Eschenbach was making his first appearance with the NSO since the season’s Opening Ball concert in September, and he kicked off the Beethoven year with the Sixth Symphony.

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Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Leonard Slatkin plays to his strengths with the National Symphony Orchestra

A good crowd turned out at the Kennedy Center for Thursday evening’s performance.

By Robert Battey  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 11/04/2011

Chinese, American ensembles harmonize in ‘Sounds of the Dragon’

By Evan Tucker  |  04:47 PM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Classical musicians gone wild?

Young classical musicians are embracing social media and sex appeal.

By Maura Judkis  |  02:48 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 11/02/2011

Peter Serkin at the Kennedy Center for a night of firsts

Serkin will appear with the National Symphony Orchestra in performances of Olivier Messiaen’s “Le Reveil des Oiseaux” and George Benjamin’s “Duet.” Composer Oliver Knussen, the pianist’s good friend, conducts the program, which also features Sean Shepherd’s recent “Wanderlust” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.”

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Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Gil Shaham’s quiet moments shine in strong collaboration

Violinist Gil Shaham’s solo performance of the Bach Partita No. 2, and particularly its concluding Chaconne, may have brought his audience to its feet roaring with pleasure at Strathmore Music Center on Sunday, but it was the subtlety of the rest of the program that spoke most eloquently.

By Joan Reinthaler  |  06:06 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Ingrid Fliter digs into Beethoven and Chopin at JCC

Her recital program Sunday evening at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville contained no premieres or Argentine works; rather, she planted her flag firmly in the central canon of Beethoven and Chopin, and, for the most part, she delivered.

By Robert Battey  |  06:01 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Classical weekend in review: Oct. 28 - 30

Lorin Maazel, Tamas Zetenyi, Genova and Dimitrov and more entertained Washington during the final weekend of October.

By The Classical Beat  |  05:55 PM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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