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Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Aug 13th, 2018

Program 6 of Bard’s Summerscape was devoted to examples of Russian pianism. The Preconcert talk by Halina Goldberg urged listeners to think about the concert in terms of Absolute music...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Aug 12th, 2018

The concluding concert for the annual week-long Charles Ives Festival held every year in his native town, Danbury, CT, featured a performance of Ives’ The Unanswered Question, which is the...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sun Aug 12th, 2018

Above floats the title of Program Two of Bard College’s Summerscape Festival devoted this year to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). The pre-concert talk by Byron Adams from the University of California...

Music review
Sat Aug 11th, 2018

At Saint Andrew’s Church in Kent Saturday evening, The Sherman Ensemble offered a program both traditional and unusual. They opened with Beethoven’s Duo for Viola and Cello, in E-flat with...

Opera review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Sat Jul 28th, 2018

What’s both new and old in opera? Anton Rubinstein’s 1871 opera The Demon has been resuscitated with some success at Bard College’s Sosnoff Theater under the baton of Leon Botstein....

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Thu Jul 26th, 2018

Leo di Maria performed his American debut at Hotchkiss School in Elfer’s Hall this past Thursday evening. The program of this twenty-one-year-old was slightly unusual. The pairing of Robert Schumann’s...

Music review
by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Tue Jul 24th, 2018

Leonel Morales opened with two sonatas by the Catalan Antonio Soler (1729-83). Solar wrote over 500 works, yet his 150 keyboard sonatas remain as part of the Baroque repertoire. Soler’s...

by Kevin T. McEneaney in Arts & Music
Mon Jul 23rd, 2018

The Penderecki Quartet, which has 27 discs under its belt, opened with Franz Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet in D major, Op. 50 #6, nicknamed “The Frog,” due to its use...

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