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Music Critic Gavin Borchert: The Independent Spirit Of Arvo Part

11/12/11
Music makes its greatest impact when it comes from authentic experience. It falls short when composers are simply following the latest ... tags: Arvo_Partauthenticclassical_music_criticcomposerearly_musicEstoniaFur_Alina

Critic And Composer Virgil Thomson: Declaring Musical Independence

09/17/11
Virgil Thomson was an American composer and music journalist with a strong independent streak. As a as a critic, he once described his ... tags: classical_music_criticcomposercriticDebussyFrench_MusicGavin_BorchertKansas_City

The Music Of Gustav Mahler: No Holds Barred

07/09/11
Gustav Mahler was born 150 years ago. He died 100 years ago, in 1911. This is a big Mahler year, with all sorts of commemorations of the ... tags: classical_music_criticDave_BeckGavin_BorchertGerard_Schwarzlarger-than-lifeLeonard_BernsteinMahler

Gavin Borchert: Finding New Possibilities In Unfamiliar Worlds

04/30/11
When you start poking around in worlds that you're not that familiar with, all sorts of interesting possibilities present themselves. ... tags: Chiara_String_Quartetclassical_music_criticDave_Beckelectronic_musicGavin_BorchertJefferson_FriedmanMatmos

Gavin Borchert: Lang Lang Reconsidered

03/05/11
The story goes that the pianist Lang Lang first encountered Franz Liszt's music when he was two years old and heard a Liszt Hungarian ... tags: BeethovenDave_BeckGavin_BorchertLang_LangLisztLive_in_ViennaNews_Politics

Finding The Personal Connection To Mozart

12/04/10
There's a long tradition in classical music recordings of liner notes that go into excruciating detail about the structure of the pieces, ... tags: classical_musicDave_BeckGavin_BorchertJohnKnightsLara_St.JohnMasons

Sharing Musical Ideas Across Centuries

08/28/10
Classical music is an art form deeply rooted in the past. So much so that in the early 20th century composers in the classical tradition ... tags: Arvo_PartBachbaroqueclassical_musicDave_Beckfilm_musicGavin_Borchert

Opera's Parallel Universe

07/08/10
The songs of Leonard Cohen are rarely performed on the same stage as the music of Richard Strauss. But on the new CD, quotDark Hope,quot ... tags: arcade_fireclassicaldark_hopedave_beckgavin_Borchertleonard_cohenmusic

Beethoven Nine For The Very First Time

05/29/10
Beethoven's 9th Symphony is familiar to many listeners through its famous quotOde To Joy.quot But the very opening notes of the iconic ... tags: BeethovenBeethoven_9th_SymphonyCleveland_OrchestracriticDave_BeckEmmanuel_KrevineGavin_Borchert

Sacrificium: Rediscovering The Music Of The Castrati

03/23/10
The late Michael Jackson was not the first music superstar whose physical alterations generated mixed feelings among fans. The ... tags: 18th_century_operaAlessandro_MoreschiCastratiCecelia_Bartoliclassical_music_reviewDave_BeckExultate_Jubilate

Celebrating Mozart's Birthday With Seattle Artists

01/27/10
Among classical music lovers, there are debates over the relative merits of period and modern instruments. Some say that Mozart must be ... tags: Byron_SchenkmanclarinetDave_BeckfortepianoGavin_BorchertGerard_Schwarzharpsichord