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The Classical Beat: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Dvorak, again? Alsop, BSO at Strathmore

A link to Robert Battey's review of Marin Alsop and the BSO in Saturday's Washington Post.

By Anne Midgette  | October 2, 2010; 12:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Eschenbach years begin

A link to my review of Christoph Eschenbach's first regular-season concert as music director of the NSO, plus some thoughts on American music and the "National" Symphony Orchestra.

By Anne Midgette  | October 1, 2010; 5:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Link: Jordi Savall

Joe Banno reviews the Jordi Savall Ensemble's tribute to the New World, or Old Mexico, at the Kennedy Center.

By Anne Midgette  | October 1, 2010; 2:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Season opening news from all over

A roundup of recent openings, from the Met's Rheingold to the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, CA.

By Anne Midgette  | September 28, 2010; 9:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Tuesday's reviews

A round-up of classical reviews in today's Washington Post.

By Anne Midgette  | September 28, 2010; 8:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Domingo: going, going, gone

Plácido Domingo announces that he will not renew his contract with the Washington National Opera.

By Anne Midgette  | September 27, 2010; 4:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In performance: Mahler 7 at the BSO

Joe Banno reviews Marin Alsop conducting the Mahler 7th with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

By Anne Midgette  | September 27, 2010; 2:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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In performance: Bel Cantanti does one-acters

Tom Huizenga reviews Bel Cantanti Opera's double bill of "Gianni Schicchi" and "Pagliacci."

By Anne Midgette  | September 27, 2010; 12:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Gershwin in Russian

A link to Stephen Brookes's review of the culminating concert of the Post-Classical Ensemble's Gershwin Project.

By Anne Midgette  | September 27, 2010; 12:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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NSO's new director offers varied opening night

My review of Christoph Eschenbach's opening-night gala as new music director of the National Symphony Orchestra.

By Anne Midgette  | September 26, 2010; 1:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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