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Music Critic Gavin Borchert: The Independent Spirit Of Arvo Part

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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