Links: BSO’s fine Kaddish, and more


Leonard Bernstein in 1959, a few years before he wrote the “Kaddish” symphony. (AP Photo/File) (AP Photo/File/AP)


Bernstein’s influence is clearly dis­cern­ible in the conducting of his student Marin Alsop. (Photo by Dean Alexaner) (Courtesy of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra) (Dean Alexaner/Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)

Charles T. Downey reviewed the opening concert of the Folger Consort’s season, which focuses on five major European cities; this concert set its sights on London.

And an obituary appeared of Fred Begun, who was the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal timpanist for nearly 50 years.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.

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