Monthly Archives: March 2011

Samuel Barber, Gustav Mahler’s Fourth, and Soprano Barbara Shirvis

If one were to take the combination of Samuel Barber’s (1910-1981) “Adagio for Strings” and “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” for Soprano and Orchestra, op. 24, and Gustav Mahler’s (1860-1911) Symphony no. 4 in G major for Soprano and Orchestra at … Continue reading

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Interview: Cellist Alisa Weilerstein

American Cellist Alisa Weilerstein has a way of melding with the cello when she performs. She conveys a passion and intensity in the music, and this unprecedented ability helps bring the pieces to life. This unique partnership of musician and … Continue reading

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Raymond Leppard, Orion Weiss in an Evening of Beethoven, Mozart and Elgar

If anyone asks me about attending a symphony concert for the first time, whether it’s what to do or what to expect, I simply say lose yourself in the music. Don’t analyze the program, but just enjoy it for what … Continue reading

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