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Summer Festivals 2016; Minnesota Composer Institute; Fleming in Stockholm; Int'l Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico

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Jewish Music with Kissin; Music in Taiwan; Toronto Opera in Paris; Premieres at Dalles Opera

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Critics Choice 2015; Festivals in Berlin, Canada, Italy; Opera from New York, Toronto, Salzburg; Houston, Buffalo and Cleveland Orchestras

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Opera from Santa Fe, Saratoga, Salzburg, & Bard; Oregon’s Britt Festival; Christmas Music

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

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

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

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

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Operas, Festivals, and Music Competitions from around the world

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Festivals and Christmas Music

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Operas, Festivals, and Music Competitions from around the world

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Overview: Sibelius

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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

March/April 2014 – $3.00 | 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

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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

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

Sept/Oct 2013 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
Festivals: Boston Early Music, Spring for Music, Spoleto, Ft Worth Opera, Ojai; Competitions: Cliburn, Montreal

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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

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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

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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

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November/December 2012 – $6.00 (PDF ONLY) Print is SOLD OUT
Overview: Ballet, Glimmerglass Festival, World Choir Games, Top 25 Critics' Choice, Tanglewood @ 75

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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

July/August 2012 – $300 | PDF $6.00
Overview: Mahler, American Maverick's at Carnegie Hall

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Summer Festivals

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Overview: Britten

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No Overview

Nov/Dec 2011 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
No Overview, Christmas Music

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July/Aug 2011 – $3.00 | PDF – $6.00
Overview: Chopin

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Overview: Overtures Part III

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Overview: Overtures Part II

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Overview: Overtures Part I

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Lieberson & Harbison Premieres, Rarities at the Met

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Gateway to Summer Music

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Overview: English Orchestral

Nov/Dec 2009 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
Overview: Shostakovich Symphonies

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Early Summer Festivals

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

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

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

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San Francisco Opera, Critics' Choice, EMPAC Inaugural Concert

Nov/Dec 2008 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
Overview: Mendelssohn, Gershwin at Bard, Seattle's Wagner Competition, Edinburgh Festival

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November/December 2006 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
Overview: Beethoven Quartets; New Hall in Nashville, Indianapolis Violin Competition, new Beethoven piece, Great Wall of China Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

July/August 2005 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
James Conlon, Chicago Lyric Ring, Milwaukee Symphony, End of the Affair

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Overview: R Strauss; William Kapell, NJ Symphony, Dresden Strauss Festival

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The Mahler Project; Barbra Frittolli; Bolcom Premiere, Madrid & Hamburg operas

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November/December 2004 – $3.00 | PDF $6.00
Summer Festivals Reviewed

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Overview: Schumann; May Festival; Spoleto Festival, Bach in Leipzig, Toronto Ring

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Overview: Sergei Prokofieff; Midwest Operas

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Overview: Carl Nielsen; New Directions at Disney; Summer Festivals 2004

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Overview: Wagner; A Chat with Suzanne Mentzer; Podium Upsets; John De Lancie on Orchestral Malaise

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

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

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

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

September/October 2001 – $3.00
Overview: Music since 1975; Bach Bethlehem Festival; The 25th Schubertiad in Austria; Music in Australia; How will record stores survive?

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Overview: Mahler; Jane Glover; Julius Rudel at 80; Rheinberger Revisited

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

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

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

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

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

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Overview: English Symphonies; John Crosby, Leon Botstein, Gustav Meier; What’s Wrong with Today’s Operas?; Verdi’s Alzira in Florida

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

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

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Overview: Ravel & DebusssyMilwaukee Symphony under Delfs; Jaime Laredo; Operas by Carter, Bolcom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Overview: Historic Conductors; State of the Orchestras: Montreal; Leif Ove Andsnes; Paul Robeson Remembered

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Overview: Film Music; Colin Davis on Sibelius; Talks with Catherine Malfitano, Murray Perahia; Elgar’s Symphony 3 in London

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Overview: Respighi; Remembering Solti; What to do with old LPs; Critics’ Choice 1997

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

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Overview: Favorite String Quartets; Van Cliburn Competition #10; Peter Oundjian; A Word from Erich Leinsdorf

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

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Overview: Favorite Violin Concertos; Leslie Howard tackles Liszt; A&R: Who decides?; The Sibelius Violin Competition

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Overview: French & German Opera; State of the Orchestras: Rochester; Talks with Cecilia Bartoli, Julian Bream; Robert Shaw at 80;

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Overview: Ballet Music; State of the Orchestras: New Jersey; Earl Wild at 80; Eve Queler and her Opera Orchestra;

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; Overview: American Composers Pierre Boulez at 70; Ralf Gothoni; Broadway Revivals

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Overview: Beethoven Symphonies and Concertos; State of the Orchestras: Indianapolis; A talk with John Elliot Gardiner; Israel’s New Opera House

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Overview: Berlioz; State of the Orchestras: Atlanta; The Unknown Liszt; Calgary Organ Competition

 

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