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• 02.02.2017

A profile of the artist and interviewer Helga Davis.

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How repetiteurs run the opera while remaining out of sight.

, • 01.06.2017

Behind the hype of Teodor Currentzis.

• 28.09.2017

How Shostakovich changed the improviser Liz Durette.

• 24.05.2016

Reflecting on musical white privilege in Kenya and Benin.

, , • 10.05.2018

Jessica Cottis is always leading.

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Video of the Week

Close Quarters: "Appalachian Spring" — Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s streaming series, “Close Quarters”, continues December 4 with Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” conducted by Music Director Jaime Martín with LACO Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane on piano in their first joint appearance. Join us for this premiere event in real-time!

Editor’s picks

, • 17.08.2017

Concert Hall Hopping with Kate Wagner of McMansion Hell.

• 10.05.2018

Is a popular perfect pitch course a revelation or a scam?

• 10.08.2018

Opera and politics.

, • 27.11.2020

Oh, what fun.

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Audio of the Week

Enter the world of Krzysztof Penderecki

Although we are still in mourning for Krzysztof Penderecki, the output of Poland’s greatest composer other than Chopin has not for a moment ceased to resonate with music makers, and theater and film artists alike. On the anniversary of the maestro’s birthday, which falls on November 23, we will unveil three new pieces by Polish composers, written as tributes to Krzysztof Penderecki.

 Parker Ramsay – Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 1 (Arr. for Harp)

An interview with Brian Ferneyhough.

Kampela on Ferneyhough’s “La terre est un homme” and other strange, beautiful music.

“When you follow Ferneyhough, well, you are going to be alone with your music.”

British musicians, including the composer Charlotte Bray, reckon with the triggering of Article 50.

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International Telekom Beethoven Competition
Orchestra final

The 8th International Telekom Beethoven Competition will conclude with the orchestra finale at the Telekom Forum Bonn. Together with the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the three finalists will interpret one of Beethoven’s piano concertos under the direction of General Music Director Dirk Kaftan. Which piano concertos will be heard, however, will be decided shortly before the finale: all participating pianists will prepare two piano concertos. But which work is interpreted by which finalist is decided by lot…

The Telekom Beethoven Competition Bonn, for young pianists, pursues two central objectives: It is primarily dedicated to promoting young talent and contributes to keeping Ludwig van Beethoven’s great legacy alive and active in his hometown of Bonn.