Anastasia Tsioulcas

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Carnegie Hall Live: András Schiff Plays Mozart, Haydn, Schubert And Beethoven

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

On March 10, 2015, hear the eminent pianist in a recital of sublime works spanning the Classical-era elegance of Haydn and Mozart and the introspective Romantic drama of Schubert and Beethoven.

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• Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 50

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Latitudes: 50 Years Of Nonesuch, 10 Essential Recordings

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Usually, the Latitudes feature is devoted to five new discoveries from the previous month. For September, I'm taking a different tack.

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) recently wrapped up a three-week festival devoted to celebrating the legacy of the Nonesuch record label, which is celebrating its 50th ...

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Remembering Mandolin Hero U. Srinivas

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mandolin maestro U. Srinivas, an astonishingly talented Indian artist who brought his Western instrument into the heart of traditional South Indian music, died Sept. 19 in Chennai at age 45. According to Indian press reports, he died of complications following a liver transplant.

Known alternately as "Mandolin" Srinivas or U. ...

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Remembering Christopher Hogwood, An Evangelist For Early Music

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The English conductor, keyboard player and musicologist died Wednesday at age 73. He used modern scholarship and keen musicianship to bring new life to works by Handel and Bach, Mozart and Haydn.

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First Listen: Brooklyn Rider, 'The Brooklyn Rider Almanac'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

It's become a trope that artists aren't interested in being limited by genre — at least the really fascinating ones, that is. One of the most enjoyable current examples of this reach beyond stylistic divides is Almanac, the newest project from the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

To celebrate its ...

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First Listen: John Luther Adams, 'Become Ocean'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

When John Luther Adams' sweeping orchestral piece Become Ocean was performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time in May, it was also the first time the composer had attended a concert there. As Adams told my colleague Tom Huizenga in April, when Become Ocean won ...

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Watch A Sweet Little Butterfly Nearly Crush A Woman's Hopes And Dreams

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

International music competitions are full of nail-biting moments for young musicians seeking top prizes. But Japanese-born, Chicago-based flutist Yukie Ota encountered a peculiar distraction Monday as she played in the first round of the hugely competitive Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition in Odense, Denmark, which draws flutists aged ...

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Philip Glass And Steve Reich At BAM: Together Again Yet Still Apart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Throughout this month, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's signature Next Wave Festival is celebrating a record label with which it shares history and purpose: Nonesuch, marking its 50th anniversary this year. This festival within a festival kicked off with two of America's most influential composers, Philip ...

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Philip Glass And Steve Reich At BAM: Together Again Yet Still Apart

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Throughout this month, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's signature Next Wave Festival is celebrating a record label with which it shares history and purpose: Nonesuch, marking its 50th anniversary this year. This festival within a festival kicked off with two of America's most influential composers, Philip ...

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Five New Classical Videos You Need To See To Believe

Friday, September 05, 2014

Call this an early autumn harvest: In the midst of the usual September deluge of new albums, we've been watching notable — sometimes terrific, sometimes not so terrific — videos that have come over the digital transom in recent weeks.

Our first pick was filmed as promotion for organist Cameron ...

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In August

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This month's offerings for what you have to hear from Asia, Africa and Europe are a mixed plate. There are some new summer songs to catch up on, including a fabulous party tune, a very pretty number used in one of this summer's most talked about films and ...

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Centenarian Soprano Licia Albanese Dies

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Italian-American lyric soprano Licia Albanese, known for her deeply felt character portrayals, died Friday at her home in New York, her son, Joseph Gimma, told NPR Music Saturday. She was 105 years old.

Born in the Italian city of Bari along the Adriatic Sea, she became an American citizen in ...

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Read These While They're Still Free

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Last month, The New Yorker announced that it was teasing a new "freemium" version of its website (which launches this fall) with an alluring proposition. All of its most recent pieces, plus the full archives back to 2007 and some even older selections, are free for the rest ...

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Ibeyi, 'River'

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The video for Ibeyi's song "River" is, frankly, more than a little unsettling. Twin sisters take turns staring flatly into the camera, singing expressionlessly, in between being repeatedly submerged underwater. Are we witnessing a baptism or a drowning? It's unclear. But the song is so darkly beautiful and beguiling that ...

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Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In July

Thursday, July 31, 2014

You might not think that sunny summer is the best time to go burrowing deep into dusty sonic arcana. But I feel an immense compulsion to do so right now, thanks a string of superb new compilations of vintage material — paired with the release this month of Amanda Petrusich's ...

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A Breath Of Inspiration: John Luther Adams' New 'Sila'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Composer John Luther Adams has been enjoying enormous success. He won this year's Pulitzer Prize for his expansive, unsettling and darkly beautiful orchestral piece Become Ocean, which will be released in the fall in a recording by the Seattle Symphony. His monumental 2009 percussion ...

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America's Youth Orchestra Hits The Road — This Time, Playing For U.S.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Last year, the Carnegie Hall-organized National Youth Orchestra of the USA launched amid a rush of media attention from across the country and around the world, with performances in Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. This week, a fresh crop of very talented young musicians, all between the ages ...

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How The 3 Tenors Sang The Hits And Changed The Game

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Twenty years ago, José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti gave a sold-out concert at LA's Dodger Stadium. It still echoes today in both the music business and public TV.

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Conductor Lorin Maazel, Who Brought America To The Podium, Dies

Sunday, July 13, 2014

One of the most prominent American conductors, Lorin Maazel, died today at his home at Castleton Farms, Va. He was 84. His death was announced by the Castleton Festival, the annual summer series he founded. The festival officially attributed his death to complications stemming from pneumonia; however, the ...

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After 36 Years, A Trumpeter Sounds His Last Note In New York

Thursday, July 03, 2014

This Saturday evening, the New York Philharmonic is bidding a fond goodbye to principal trumpeter Philip Smith, who is retiring after 36 years with the orchestra. The NY Phil brass and percussion ensemble is putting on a special concert in his honor.

Smith joined the New ...

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