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Krzysztof Penderecki, 1933-2020

Penderecki had an extensive career and in the end wrote far more music with the tonal and structural means of classicism and romanticism than he did works along the line of the Threnody.

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Quarantine Hall: Rush Tickets

Today, March 27, 1pm EST, you can watch a streaming orchestral concert, played live.

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So Much Music, So Much Time

There is so much streaming music, live and archived, now available that it’s getting close to the experience of being in New York City and trying to make impossible choices over what to see and what to sacrifice.

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Quarantine Hall: David Geffen Edition

Late Monday afternoon, the New York Philharmonic sent out notice that they are cancelling concerts through June 13—in other words, the entirety of their remaining 2019/20 season.

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Electronic Intimacy

“I believe very strongly that music is the groanings of the spirit. To me God is always listening. There’s always going to be an audience for the receiving.”

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Top Ten Classical Performances of 2019

in 2019, the consensus pick for best classical performance of the year is…

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2019 Best Classical Part 1

I see so many classical concerts that it takes a helluva lot to get me interested in new releases of standard repertoire, so everything on here is aces.