James Bennett II

James Bennett II appears in the following:

We Found One of the Earliest-Ever Recordings of Mahler’s Music

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Grete Stückgold recorded Mahler’s lied “Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?” four years after the composer’s death.
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How "Nessun Dorma" Became a Pop Culture Hit

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The BBC’s usage of the Turandot aria during the 1990 World Cup took it from the opera house to musical mainstay.
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Mitsuko Uchida Conducting from the Piano is an Inspiration for Multitaskers Everywhere

Monday, June 25, 2018

For a performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20, Mitsuko Uchida assumed conducting and soloist duties — and flipped seamlessly between both.
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This Bass Does a Violin's Job

Friday, June 22, 2018

Amy Beach wrote this particular Romance for piano and violin, but evidently bass will do just fine.
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Kid at Work: Practice with a Parent

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Cellist Warren Oja has the perfect solution for when practice time meets dad time.
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Rearranged: Brooklyn Duo Covers ‘The Sound of Silence’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The piano / cello duo of Marnie and Patrick Laird put their own spin on the Simon and Garfunkel hit.
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Classical Foodies: David Finckel

Monday, June 18, 2018

The American cellist obsesses over Italian food and cooking, and reveals how a bowl of cold sesame noodles landed him a spot in the Emerson String Quartet.
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Aida Garifullina Sings Gounod At the World Cup Gala

Friday, June 15, 2018

Before she teamed up with Robbie Williams for the opening ceremony, Aida Garifullina joined an all-star classical roster for the World Cup Gala.
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Check Out These Arresting Artworks… On Pianos

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sing for Hope places public pianos in spaces throughout NYC — after they’ve been touched-up by talented artists.
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Watch John Williams Throw Out the First Pitch at an Orioles Game

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Baltimore’s MLB club honored the composer / conductor during a pregame ceremony before a Boston Red Sox matchup.
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Is This the Hardest Job in New York City? Meet a Pro Piano Mover

Monday, June 11, 2018

It’s easy to find out how to move a piano, but what makes you decide to do it for a living? Piano mover William Browne shares how he got into the game.
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Beethoven and Cage Autographs Go Up for Auction

Friday, June 08, 2018

The auction house is selling autographed leaves from both Beethoven and John Cage.
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Admire the Belcea Quartet’s Masterful Performance of an Urgent, Tense Shostakovich Piece

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The Quartet teamed up with Polish Pianist Piotr Anderszewski for a recording of Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet.
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A New View of a George Szell Rehearsal

Thursday, June 07, 2018

A 1966 documentary tracks conductor George Szell and The Cleveland Orchestra, and includes this moment rehearsing Beethoven’s Fifth.
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Ifetayo Ali-Landing Performs an Exquisite ‘Song of the Black Swan’

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 15-year old cellist has had quite a year, including appearances on ‘From the Top’ and ‘Chicago Tonight.’
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What’s Up With All Those Ricola Cough Drops At Carnegie Hall?

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Outside Isaac Stern Auditorium, Carnegie Hall has boxes filled with loads of Ricola cough drops. Why are they there?
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Eduardo Hubert Teams Up With Martha Argerich for Piazzolla’s "Oblivion"

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The two Argentine pianists join forces to perform Hubert’s two-piano arrangement of Piazzolla’s recognizable tango.
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Glide Through Your Week with Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott’s Performance of ‘The Swan’

Monday, June 04, 2018

The pianist and cellist partnered up for an album, and recorded one of Saint-Saëns’s best-known works.
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A Gorgeous Monteverdi in a Stunningly Beautiful Monastery

Friday, June 01, 2018

Watch Collegium Vocale Gent perform an excerpt from Monteverdi’s ‘Vespers’ in a scenic Tuscan monastery.
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Leonard Bernstein Introduces a Teenage André Watts

Thursday, May 31, 2018

During a New York Philharmonic Young People’s Concert in 1963, Leonard Bernstein showcased a number of young talents — including a 16-year-old André Watts.
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