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1988 J/F, M/A, M/J, J/A, S/O
1989 all
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Jan/Feb 1995 – $3.00
State of the Orchestras: Atlanta
The Unknown Liszt
Calgary Organ Competition
Overview: Berlioz

May/June 1995 – $3.00
State of the Orchestras: Indianapolis
A talk with John Elliot Gardiner
Israel’s New Opera House
Overview: Beethoven Symphonies and Concertos

July/August 1995 – $3.00
Pierre Boulez at 70
Ralf Gothoni
Broadway Revivals
Overview: American Composers

September/October 1995(Sold out)
State of the Orchestras: Chicago
Leon Fleischer
John Adams Interview
Overview: Richard Strauss

March/April 1996 – $3.00
State of the Orchestras: New Jersey
Earl Wild at 80
Eve Queler and her Opera Orchestra
Overview: Ballet Music

May/June 1996 – $3.00
State of the Orchestras: Rochester
Talks with Cecilia Bartoli, Julian Bream
Robert Shaw at 80
Overview: French & German Opera

July/Aug 1996(Sold out)
State of the Orchestras: Albany
Early Opera in Brooklyn
Ives by the BBC
Overview: Russian Favorites

Sept/Oct 1996 – $3.00
Leslie Howard tackles Liszt
A&R: Who decides?
The Sibelius Violin Competition
Overview: Favorite Violin Concertos

November/December 1996 – $3.00
Round Top
Ojai’s 50th Year
Eliot Fisk
Overview: Bruckner

September/October 1997 – $3.00
Van Cliburn Competition #10
Peter Oundjian
A Word from Erich Leinsdorf
Overview: Favorite String Quartets

November/December 1997 – $3.00
Acoustics with Michael Jaffe
Sviatislav Richter, Jeffrey Tate
Music in Macau
CD Bronzing Disease
Overview: Bach

Jan/Feb 1998 – $3.00
Remembering Solti
What to do with old LPs
Overview: Respighi
Critics’ Choice 1997

March/April 1998 – $3.00
Colin Davis on Sibelius
Talks with Catherine Malfitano, Murray Perahia
Elgar’s Symphony 3 in London
Overview: Film Music

May/June 1998 – $3.00
State of the Orchestras: Montreal
Leif Ove Andsnes
Paul Robeson Remembered
Overview: Historic Conductors

July/August 1998 – $3.00
Chamber Music: Does it have a future?
Christopher Rouse
Celibidache Profile
CD Bronze Corrosion update
Overview: Benjamin Britten

September/October 1998 – $3.00
Talks with Renee Fleming, Andras Schiff
Bass Hall opens in Ft Worth
125th May Festival
Overview: Dvorak

November/December 1998 – $3.00
An Ives Premiere
Amy Beach Considered
Augusta Read Thomas
Overview: Cello Concertos

January/February 1999 – $3.00
Kyung Wha Chung, Kronos Quartet
Seattle’s New Hall
Stockhausen at 70
Critics’ Choice 1998
Overview: Sibelius

March/April 1999(Sold out)
Music & Medicine
Thomas Ades, Eiji Oue
Zarzuelas in Madrid
CD Corrosion: A Second Update
Overview: Rachmaninoff

May/June 1999 – $3.00
Trashing Jacqueline Du Pre
Orpheus Quartet in Viet Nam
Frederick Fennell
Overview: Liszt

July/August 1999 – $3.00
Isaac Stern and Germany
David Diamond at 84
Music in Cape Town
Overview: Chopin

September/October 1999 – $3.00
Library of Congress concerts on Bridge Records
A Delius World Premiere
Jose Cura
Overview: Program Music & Loose Ends

November/December 1999 – $3.00
Whither Classical Music?
Decent Recent Music
Graham Johnson records all the Schubert songs
Eugene Ormany Revisited
Overview: French Favorites

January/February 2000 – $3.00
Milwaukee Sympyhony under Delfs
Jaime Laredo
Operas by Carter, Bolcom
Overview: Ravel & Debusssy

March/April 2000 – $3.00
Dorothy Delay
Alagna & Gheorghiu
Hitchcock’s use of music
Noel Coward Centenary
Overview: Saint-Saens
more on CD Bronzing; Cataloguing Software

May/June 2000 – $3.00
Revueltas Revived
Frank Zappa
A Kurt Weill premiere
Overview: Verdi

July/August 2000 – $3.00
John Crosby, Leon Botstein, Gustav Meier
What’s Wrong with Today’s Operas?
Verdi’s Alzira in Florida
Overview: English Symphonies

September/October 2000 – $3.00
MTT’s Mavericks
Bartok in Austin
Music in Bergen
Overview: Italian Opera

November/December 2000 – $3.00
Daniel Barenboim: A Career Survey
Lauren Flanigan
Current Orchestral Repertory
Mahler’s 10th: How it was written and completed
Overview: Choral Masterpieces

January/February 2001 – $3.00
Talks with Pamela Frank, Thomas Buckner
Raymond Leppard departs
Blanche Moyse at 91
Critics’ Choice 2000
Discs on the Internet
Overview: Tchaikovsky

March/April 2001 – $3.00
Ben Heppner, Bobby McFerrin
Lopez-Cobos Leaves
Perahia, Schiff and the Goldbergs
Overview: Bartok

May/June 2001 – $3.00
Kent Nagano, Steven Isserlis, Ying Quartet
Entremont in Santo Domingo
CD Corrosion: More News and Updated Lists
Overview: Stravinsky

July/August 2001 – $3.00
Jane Glover
Julius Rudel at 80
Rheinberger Revisited
Overview: Mahler

September/October 2001 – $3.00
Bach Bethlehem Festival
The 25th Schubertiad in Austria
Music in Australia
How will record stores survive?
Overview: Music since 19075

November/December 2001 – $3.00
Seattle’s “Green” Ring
The Banff Center
Travelling the Silk Road
Overview: Mozart Symphonies

January/February 2002 – $3.00
Piazzolla and the Tango
The K-L-R Trio at 25
Levine and the BSO
Critics’ Choice 2001
Overview: Mozart Operas

March/April 2002 – $3.00
Alan Gilbert, Thea Musgrave
Philadelphia’s new hall
Wexford Opera
Overview: Haydn
The Ring on DVD

May/June 2002 – $3.00
Masur moves on
Emerson Quartet at 25
Talk with Christoph Eschenbach
Overview: Beethoven Piano Sonatas

July/August 2002 – $3.00
A Chat with Suzanne Mentzer
Podium Upsets
John De Lancie on Orchestral Malaise
Overview: Wagner

September/October 2002 – $3.00
World Piano Competition
Chat with Wolfgang Holzmair
Can words describe music?
Overview: Spanish Music

November/December 2002 – $3.00
Osvaldo Golijov
Recent Americana
The Tchaikovsky Competition
Multichannel Music on Digital Discs
Overview: Handel’s Instrumental Music

January/February 2003 – $3.00
Messiaen Fever
Wolpe gets his due
Pappano at Covent Garden
Critics’ Choice 2002
Overview: Handel Operas and Oratorios

May/June 2003 – $3.00
American Roots
Music in Tucson
Paris’s Henze marathon
Overview: Russian Opera
Musical Equivalents (e.g. K458 = Qt 17)

July/August 2003 – $3.00
Marc-Andre Hamelin, David Alan Miller
Bard’s new hall
Stefan Sanderling
Overview: Beethoven Symphonies & Concertos

September/October 2003 – $3.00
Renee Fleming: the Search for a Purpose
Flummerfelt leaves Spoleto
Lukas Foss at 80
Overview: Guitar Music
A Survey of D’Oyly Carte releases

November/December 2003 – $3.00
The LSO’s Clive Gillinson on orchestral problems
Does Mozart make you smart?
Sergei Dorensky
Orchestral States of the Union
Overview: Schubert

January/February 2004 – $3.00
Other Minds
Talks with Karita Mattila, Lara St John
Disney Hall opens
The NY Phil under Maazel
Critics’ Choice 2003
Overview: Beyond Tchaikovsky: The Five

March/April 2004 – $3.00
A Chat with Deborah Polaski
Operas at the Met
Leontyne Price
Overview:Russian Music after the Five

May/June 2004 – $3.00
New Directions at Disney
Summer Festivals 2004
Overview: Carl Nielsen

July/August 2004 – $3.00
Midwest Operas
Overview: Sergei Prokofieff

September/October 2004 – $3.00
May Festival
Overview: Schumann
Spoleto Festival, Bach in Leipzig, Toronto Ring

November/December 2004 – $3.00
Summer Festivals Reviewed
No Overview

January/February 2005(Sold out)

March/April 2005 – $3.00
The Mahler Project
Barbra Frittolli
Bolcom Premiere, Madrid & Hamburg operas

May/June 2005 – $3.00
Overview: R Strauss
William Kapell, NJ Symphony, Dresden Strauss Festival

July/August 2005 – $3.00

James Conlon, Chicago Lyric Ring, Milwaukee Symphony, End of the Affair

Sept/October 2005 – $3.00

Overview: Brass
Buffalo Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, St Louis Opera, Oregon Bach Festival

Nov/Dec 2005 – $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

Overview: Woodwinds
Erich Kunzel, Bard Festival, Seattle Ring, Santa Fe, Glimmerglass

January/February 2006(Sold out)

March/April 2006 – $3.00

Overview: Shostakovich other music
Dresden's Frauenkirche, Patricia Racette, Meredith Monk Marathon

May/June 2006 – $3.00

Overview: Bruckner
Rouse ballet, Mozart Birthday, Rattle in Berlin, N Carolina Symphony

July/August 2006 – $3.00

Gilmore Festival, Marcel Tyberg, Ian Bostridghe, Tucson Chamber Music, John Williams, David Russell

September/October 2006 – $3.00

Overview: Brahms
Summer Festivals, St Lawrence Qt, Emerson Qt Shostakovich

November/December 2006 – $3.00

Overview: Beethoven Quartets
New Hall in Nashville, Indianapolis Violin Competition, new Beethoven piece, Great Wall of China Academy

January/February 2007 – $3.00

5 New Halls, Toronto's new opera house, Singapore, Steve Reich
Critics' Choice 2006

March/April 2007 – $3.00

Where to Buy Records and Videos, Composer Institute, Gubaidulina, Opera in Bangkok, Dudamel & Nezet-Seguin

May/June 2007 –$3.00

Overview: Berlioz
James Gaffigan, Lady Macbeth in Toronto, Round Top, Grapes of Wrath

July/August 2007 –$3.00

Overview: American Symphonies
13 American Orchestras, Anna Karenina, Bolcom in Minnesota

Sept/Oct 2007 –$3.00

Music under Stalin, Bethlehem Bach Festival, Berkeley Edge Fest, Royal Festival Hall makeover

Nov/Dec 2007 –$3.00

Overview: American Music
Opera in Cleveland, Des Moines, Santa Fe, Bavaria; Marlboro, Banff Quartet Competition

Jan/Feb 2008 – $3.00

Critics’ Choice:Top picks of 2007, Philip Glass Extravaganza, Philip Glass at 70, Marin Alsop, Internation al Youth Orchestra Festival, Grieg Centennial

March/April 2008 – $3.00

Overview: French & German Operas
Canadian Bach Festivals, The Boston Scene, Zarathustra in Asia, Portland Baroque

May/June 2008 – $3.00

Overview: Mozart Concertos
Elliott Carter at 100, American Voices, David Robertson, Lowell Liebermann

July/Aug 2008 – $3.00

Joan Tower at 70, Sarasota Opera, Sao Paulo, William Kraft
What to Do With Your Old LPs

Sept/Oct 2008 – $3.00

Berkeley Early Music festival, Gilmore Festival, Fez Festival. Ft Worth Opera
The Future of the CD

Nov/Dec 2008 – $3.00

Mendelssohn Overview, Gershwin at Bard, Seattle's Wagner Competition, Edinburgh Festival

Jan/Feb 2009 – $3.00

San Francisco Opera, Critics' Choice, EMPAC Inaugural Concert

March/April 2009 – $3.00

Cello Overview, The Met vs The Movies, From Harrison to Kurtag, Celebrating Messiaen's 100th

May/June 2009 – $3.00

Piano Trios Overview, Edging Toward Salonen's L.A. Farewell, Juilliard's Focus! on Adams, Five Orchestras in Four Weeks

July/August 2009 – $3.00

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Last Stand, West Side Story Indeed, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Los Angeles Opera

Sept/Oct 2009 – $3.00

Early Summer Festivals

Nov/Dec 2009 – $3.00

Shostakovich Symphonies Overview

Jan/Feb 2010 – $3.00

English Orchestral Overview

– $6.00 March/April 2010 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

May/June 2010 – $3.00

Gateway to Summer Music

July/Aug 2010 – $3.00

Lieberson & Harbison Premieres, Rarities at the Met

Sept/Oct 2010 – $3.00

Nov/Dec 2010 $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

Jan/Feb 2011 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Overview: Overtures Part I

March/April 2011 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Overview: Overtures Part II

May/June 2011 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Overview: Overtures Part II

July/Aug 2011 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Overview: Chopin

Sept/Oct 2011 $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

No Overview

Nov/Dec 2011 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

No Overview, Christmas Music

Jan/Feb 2012 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

No Overview

March/April 2012 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Overview: Britten

May/June 2012 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00

Summer Festivals

July/August 2012 – $300 | PDF $6.00

Overview: Mahler | American Maverick's at Carnegie Hall

September/October 2012 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

Festivals: Aston, Magna, Dresden Music, Montreal Chamber Music, Spring for Music. Operas: Chin's Alice in Wonderland, Spoleto's Kepler and Peony Pavillion, Luminato's Einstein on the Beach

November/December 2012 – $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

Overview: Ballet, Glimmerglass Festival, World Choir Games, Top 25 Critics' Choice, Tanglewood @ 75

January/Februay 2013 – $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

March/April 2013 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

Carnegie's Voices from Venezuela, Otello & Tempest: Live vs. HD, Gardiner's Beethoven's 9th & Missa Solemnis, Christmas with Bach & Berlioz, Nancarrow's 100th, Lutoslawski's 100th, Japan's Orchestras Part 2, Teatro Colon's Mini-Ring

May/June 2013 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

Summer Festival Guide, East-Western Divan Orchestra at Carnegie, Stanford's New Bing Concert Hall, Los Angeles Celebrates, Peter Eötvös, Ades's Powder Her Face

July/August 2013 – $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

Dudamel & LAPO in NYC, Dresden State Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York Phil's "Bach Variations", Schiff in Bach's, French & English Suites, Toronto Symphony's "New Creations", Jerusalem Quartet's Shostakovich Cycle, William Christie a la, Francaise at BAM, Verdi & Floyd at Sarasota Opera, New Opera House in Linz, Toyko Orchestras, Part 2

Sept/Oct 2013 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

Festivals: Boston Early Music, Spring for Music, Spoleto, Ft Worth Opera, Ojai
Competitions: Cliburn, Montreal

Nov/Dec 2013 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00

A Festival of Festivals: Seattle's Ring Cycle, Bayreuth's Ring Cycle, Salzburg Festival, Cabrillo Festival,Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Chamber Music Northwest Festival, Madison Early Music Festival, Tanglewood's Contemporary Festival

Jan/Feb 2014 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Levine & Gergiev Return to Met, 4 Premieres for Disney’s 10th Year, New Music Directors in Boston & Houston, Ft Worth Symphony Embraces the World, Mariinksy Orchestra: 3 at Carnegie Hall, St Lawrence, Tetzlaff, Attacca Quartets, Banff String Quartet Competition, Toronto Opera Update, Organ Since 1940
New Works & Premieres: Picker: Dolores Claiborne, Muhly: Two Boys, Bryer: Marilyn Forever, Turnage: Anna Nicole, John Adams: Saxophone Concerto

March/April 2014 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Conlon Celebrates Britten in L.A., Schiff's Goldberg, Diabelli, & Partitas, Kronos Quartet's 40th Anniversary, Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, Philadelphia Orchestra's Commissions, Langrée's Opening Cincinnati Concerts, Taiwan Philharmonia's Tour
World Premieres: Daughterty: Violin Concerto, Auerbach: String Quartet No. 8
Operas: Miami: Mourning Becomes Electra, Paris: Written on Skin, Zurich: Faust

May/June 2014 $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Ax's "Brahms & Beyond" with Von Otter & Ma, L.A. Phil-Bolivar's Tchaikovsky Festival, Rattle, Zorn, & Carnegie Commission, Weinberg x 2: Chamber and Song, Hilliard Ensemble's NY Farewell, Matsuev & Trifonov at Carnegie Hall
Operas: Wuorinen: Brokeback Mountain, Weinberg: The Passenger, Ellington: Queenie Pie, Piazzolla: Maria of Buenos Aires, Billy Budd at L.A. and BAM, Machover: Death & the Powers, Borodin: Prince Igor at Met, Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart & Salieri, Handel: Armida--2 Productions

July/August 2014 $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Overview: Sibelius

Sept/Oct 2014 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Operas, Festivals, and Music Competitions from around the world

Nov/Dec 2014 $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT

Festivals and Christmas Music

Jan/Feb 2015 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Operas, Festivals, and Music Competitions from around the world

March/April 2015 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Opera in Boston, Boston’s New Music Director, Montreal’s Bach Festival, Andre Previn Premieres, Hurricane Mama’s Birthday, The Art of Music Criticism

May/June 2015 – $500 | PDF $6.00

2015 Summer Festivals Guide, Overview: The Great American Symphony, Conductor Editions: Boulez, Dorati, Maazel

July/August 2015 – $5.00 | PDF $6.00

Ordway and other halls, Manchurian Candidate, Sibelius Sesquicentennial, Music Down Under, Bogota Festival

Sept/October 2015 – $7.00 | PDF $6.00

Operas in St Louis, Boston, San Francisco, Spoleto USA
Chamber Music in Osaka, Montreal

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