Blog Profile / The Classical Beat


URL :http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/classical-beat
Filed Under:Music / Classical
Posts on Regator:491
Posts / Week:1.6
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Strong woman confronts unjust ruler — opera tells, and retells, the story

Before there was ‘Fidelio,’ there was ‘Leonore,’ and two versions of it are coming to the District.

How a young conductor and stunning violinist brought an NSO program to life

The prospect of stories in music may not sell tickets - but it can make for a great evening.

Met Opera announces safe 2017-2018 season

The mission of finding a new direction for opera has yielded to the more common aim of desperately hoping to sell tickets.

Kennedy Center hosts a brilliantly HIP performance of Vivaldi

The Venice Baroque Orchestra showcased its core repertory in a delightful evening.

Washington’s week with Joshua Bell revealed little that we didn’t already know

The talented violinist made beautiful music in four appearances that offered listeners variety but not much vision.

Sound worlds spinning from a single keyboard

Pianist Igor Levit offers detailed views of many landscapes in long-delayed D.C. recital.

How to survive the next four years on social media? Opera can help.

An art form about heightened emotion offers practical tips for making yourself heard.

How fine dining amplified one classical performance

Joshua Bell and Mike Isabella explore pairings of music and food, courtesy of the Gourmet Symphony, for the benefit of a small and happy audience of diners.

The music man: Josh Bell at mid-career

The violinist, conductor, and football fan prepares for a Kennedy Center residency.

Kennedy Center’s new experiment, its Shift orchestra festival, has promise

The week-long event has a flat price of $25 for all shows, which will feature a variety of American music.

NSO enjoys itself (cue glad trombone)

Rouse’s Trombone Concerto was the centerpiece of an uneven but amiable concert.

Beyoncé and the pinnacle of the pregnancy announcement

A superstar explores the fecundity of imagery at the intersection of the universal and the intensely personal.

A pleasant, if not ravishing, KC Jukebox

Mason Bates devoted his latest program to slender music “of heightened emotion.”

A bleak ‘Romeo,’ a bright conductor

Absent star wattage, Bartlett Sher’s new Met “Romeo” is bleak indeed, despite conductor Gianandrea Noseda’s best efforts to illuminate it.

NSO delivers a monumental and sobering salute to its former music director

NSO, Eschenbach commemorate Mstislav “Slava” Rostropovich with a massive program.

Philadelphia Orchestra offers new tellings of old stories

Nézet-Séguin shows authority in familiar “Petrushka,” shines in Lili Boulanger.

Isabelle Faust makes her Stradivarius sing with many voices in homage to Bach

Violinist’s performance at the Phillips is a simple act of homage and adoration.

Kennedy Center announces notable 2017-2018 classical season

Noseda promises to bring new wind to the NSO; WNO focuses on Italy and big voices.

The art of protest

Concerts and anti-inaugural events attempt to combat artists’ sense of powerlessness

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