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Posted at 5:03 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Links: Weekend roundup -- Fleming, National Phil, and more

By various critics

In Monday's Washington Post: the new year begins.

Renée Fleming: opera diva offers a satisfying night, by Anne Midgette.
Edited to add: Other views:
Charles T. Downey on
Patrick McCoy on

Following up on Sunday's small orchestra story: Chee-Yun and the National Philharmonic, by Cecelia Porter.

"Maria la O" and "Pagliacci" at the InSeries, by Joan Reinthaler.

The Folger Consort plays "seasonal" music, by Joe Banno.

By various critics  | January 10, 2011; 5:03 AM ET
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My thoughts on the recital by Hartmut Höll (and associate artist):

Posted by: Charles_D | January 11, 2011 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I did not attend any of these concerts, but I can't help thinking of Curb Your Enthusiasm whenever I hear about Chee-Yun (the violinist was a guest at an episode which showed Larry David at his most misanthropic.)

As I have said it in another forum, Larry David should be given a special prize as the most unlikely promoter of classical music. Once he left Seinfeld, the classical music references in the show disappeared as well. And who else would have invited a violinist in a sitcom? - like he did in Curb...

If only there were more classical music references in the pop culture! And this did happen in the past, one can only think at Warner Brothers cartoons.

Posted by: cicciofrancolando | January 13, 2011 4:04 PM | Report abuse

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