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Classical Beat: July, 2012

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 07/13/2012

WQXR: does the Web make criticism meaner?

With the violinist Lara St. John, I take part in a new podcast debating tough reviews, mean Web comments, and the changing face of music criticism — again.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:25 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012

Kapell Competition: Founder returns to jury

Dr. Stewart Gordon, who founded the Kapell Competition in 1971, returns as a last-minute substitute to his former stomping-ground.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:08 PM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Kapell Competition

Posted at 12:22 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Kapell Competition begins: Fleisher on Kapell

As the Kapell Competition got underway with an opening recital on Saturday, I cite Leon Fleisher, who will appear at the competition on July 12 and 13, and who talked in his memoir, which I coauthored, about the late great American pianist.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:22 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  UMD, Fleisher, Kapell

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 07/08/2012

Reviews: after the storms

Charles T. Downey looks in on some performances that had to be rescheduled due to loss of (electrical) power.

By Charles T. Downey  |  12:55 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charles T. Downey, Wolf Trap Opera

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 07/08/2012

Evelyn Lear: a last picture

An image of the late soprano Evelyn Lear, taken less than two months before her death.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:15 PM ET, 07/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evelyn Lear

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 07/02/2012

Baldwin gives Capital One bucks to New York Philharmonic

Alec Baldwin, the voice of the New York Philharmonic since 2009, expresses his gratitude to Zarin Mehta for bringing him into the world of classical music with a gift of $1 million.

By Anne Midgette  |  04:17 PM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alec Baldwin, New York Philharmonic

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 07/02/2012

Links: Storm edition (but the shows went on)

A survey of reviews from around the region after a storm-tossed weekend played havoc with some performances (but not others).

By Anne Midgette  |  10:23 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wolf Trap, Castleton, WEMF, Stephen Brookes, Charles T. Downey, Joan Reinthaler, Robert Battey

Posted at 01:24 AM ET, 07/02/2012

RIP Evelyn Lear

The versatile, marvelously able soprano, long a fixture on the DC scene as a mentor and teacher after her retirement from the stage, died Sunday at 86.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:24 AM ET, 07/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Evelyn Lear


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