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Classical Beat: October, 2012

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2012

Review: Ades’s “Tempest” comes to Met stage.

The Metropolitan Opera brings Thomas Ades’s “The Tempest” to the stage in Robert Lepage’s cliched, circusy production.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:02 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Met opera

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Art: Two Lichtenstein retrospectives

In which I review the current Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the National Gallery — and contrast it with my review of the last big Lichtenstein show in 1994.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:21 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Gallery

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Music in Washington: this was the week that was

A round-up of recent reviews of performances in Washington, from John Cage to Astor Piazzolla

By Anne Midgette and others  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Robert Battey, Stephen Brookes, Charles T. Downey, Joan Reinthaler

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 10/12/2012

Link: NSO disappoints in promising program

Weak soloist Nathalie Stutzmann dims luster of beautiful Henze arrangement of Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder.

By Anne Midgette  |  07:49 AM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSO

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 10/11/2012

The return of the native: Levine back at Met?

The Metropolitan Opera claims James Levine will conduct a May concert and three productions in the 2012-13 season.

By Anne Midgette  |  11:13 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metropolitan Opera

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 10/10/2012

Wolf Trap snares Hollywood Bowl head as next CEO

Arvind Manocha, COO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, will take over in January, 2013

By Anne Midgette  |  03:50 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wolf Trap

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 10/05/2012

NSO starts its season with two contrasting performances

On Sunday, Christoph Eschenbach conducted the NSO in a standard-issue gala; on Thursday, it was all about love, all the time.

By Anne Midgette  |  03:24 PM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSO

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012

Links: BSO’s fine Kaddish, and more

Alsop shines in Bernstein; the Folger Consort goes to London; and the Post eulogizes the timpanist Fred Begun.

By Anne Midgette  |  12:55 PM ET, 10/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BSO

Posted at 01:51 AM ET, 09/30/2012

Links: on fandom and undying love

In this Sunday’s Washington Post: how opera fans are really made, plus a look at a song cycle about a real-life story of love and tragic death.

By Anne Midgette  |  01:51 AM ET, 09/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NSO

 

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