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  • Songs of Ascension

    Songs of Ascension

    Composer and performer Meredith Monk is among the recipients of this year's Medal of Arts, to be presented next week by President Barack Obama
  • Divine Dancers

    Divine Dancers

    The Prague Ballet Gala, with some of the leading stars of our time, including Polina Semionova and Igor Zelensky-- from the beautiful Prague State Opera
  • Florestan On... Intrusive Advertising

    Florestan On... Intrusive Advertising

    Again, our intrepid commentator Florestan takes up the topic of advertising against classical music "content," and finds the lack of manners appalling...
  • Caetano Veloso In Concert

    Caetano Veloso In Concert

    The unique style of singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso is undeniably Brazilian but he has been described as a combination of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Dylan Thomas and Stevie Wonder...
  • Mahler's "Greatest Symphony"

    Mahler's "Greatest Symphony"

    Mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is soloist in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, with Torsten Kerl, tenor, and Semyon Bychkov conducting the Cologne Philharmonic
  • Picks for the Week of August 31

    Picks for the Week of August 31

    Haydn's Paris Symphonies, a ballet gala from Prague, Brazilian singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso, and Waltraud Meier in Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde
  • Mozart, Henze, Brahms

    Mozart, Henze, Brahms

    The Fontenay Trio perform Mozart's Piano Trio in B-flat major, Henze's Kammersonate, and Brahms' s Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in C major
  • Music for the Queen

    Music for the Queen

    From Wigmore Hall, Emma Kirkby, a leading exponent of Renaissance and Baroque vocal music performs works by Guerdron, Mesageau, Lawes, and more