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July 2016 Bagatelles

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Date 07/07/2016 John Adams “What’s in a name?” If it happens to be that of an American president, a lot. Alongside SEO difficulty, you might have to deal with hefty cases of mistaken identity. Benjamin Zander Haters gonna hate. Conductors gonna conduct. That feeling […]

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June Bagatelles

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Date 06/09/2016 Lola Astanova Of Lola Astanova, the Palm Beach Daily News writes, “the stunningly beautiful pianist is an artist of the highest caliber.” Palm Beach is also the site of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago compound. Does he own the newspaper? In any case, it’s […]

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May 2016 Bagatelles

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Date 05/11/2016 Gergiev Here is Valery Gergiev conducting a concert in a baseball cap. This seems to have become an unfortunate trend lately. Steinway I Here is a special edition Steinway Mother’s Day piano. Some advice: if you’re going to buy a Steinway, you […]

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April 2016 Bagatelles

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Date 04/14/2016 Gustavo 2004 For conductors, it’s the hair, not the clothes, that make the man. Yet Dudamel overcame an early lack of swoosh to win the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in 2004… Gustavo 2016 …and now he hobnobs with comedy greats Stephen Colbert […]

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March 2016 Bagatelles

What classical music gets up to on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Date 03/16/2016 Nemanja Radulović It’s that high school band feeling: the audience is super enthusiastic, but outnumbered by the musicians onstage. Lang Lang Method How much of this method is unrelenting parental pressure, and how much is learning to do the signature Lang Lang […]