Monthly Archives: February 2011

Glazunov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky and Frautschi a Dynamic Combination of Music

Put Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936), Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) into the same room, and you end up with serenity, intensity and excitement rolled into a neatly packaged gift of incredible music. Often I will allow the “smaller” … Continue reading

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Interview: Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

*(Find out below how to win one of her CDs) Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an energetic, powerful presence on the concert stage. Her performances are captivating and memorable. The award-winning solo violinist, concertmaster and music director with the New Century Chamber … Continue reading

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Why “The Elixir of Love” Makes Opera Appealing

There are many who scoff at the idea of listening to, let alone attending, an opera. They picture one of Wagner’s heavy pieces (his are all heavy, actually), and cover their ears at the thought of enduring such torture of … Continue reading

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