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  • 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
  • The Schumann Encounter

    The Schumann Encounter

    Simon Callow stars as two of Schumann's alter egos, Florestan and Eusebius; Roger Norrington conducts Schumann's Symphony No. 2
  • The Soul of Shostakovich

    The Soul of Shostakovich

    The Russian composer bared his soul most plainly in his chamber music; he dedicated his powerful Eighth Quartet "to the victims of fascism and war"...