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Maderna and Berio on ECM (CD Review

4 months agoMusic / Classical : Sequenza21

Now, and Then Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor Pablo Márquez, guitar ECM 2485 November 17 sees the release of Now, and Then, an ECM recording of transcriptions by composers Bruno Maderna and Luciano Berio. In addition to his creative pursuits and new music advocacy, Maderna (1920-1973) was in demand as a conductor […]

Davies to Brno, Bychkov to Czech Phil

I didn't particularly cover Dennis Russell Davies' upcoming move to the Brno Philharmonic, so here is a mention of it, along with the even bigger news that Semyon! Bychkov! has accepted the opening at the Czech Philharmonic created by the death of Ji?í B?lohlávek. Show More Summary

How Dennis Russell Davies dropped a brick in a glass house

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The American conductor was rolled out yesterday as music director of the Brno Philharmonic, in a city famed for its Mies Van der Rohe glass room. Bored by the flat Czech formalities, Dennis sat himself down at the piano and started playing music by Pavel Haas, a Jewish composer who was ripped out of Brno and […]

Maestro move: An American in Brno

6 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Recently retired from the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz, Dennis Russell Davies was announced today as chief conductor of the Brno Philharmonic in the Czech Republic. Brno is renowned for Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat, inspiration of Simon Mawer’s novel, The Glass Room. They can now expect to hear a lot of Glass.

Maestro undergoes surgery after falling off his bike

9 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Tonight’s farewell to Linz by long-serving music director Dennis Russell Davies has been cancelled after the maestro suffered an accident while out on his bicycle. Dennis, 73, is undergoing surgery this afternoon in Linz and is expected to make a full recovery. He will be replaced tomorrow in the scheduled repeat performance of Mahler 3 […]

How Can Someone As Famous And Prolific As Philip Glass Be So Misunderstood?, Asks Anne Midgette

"It's not just a question of whether you like the music, or think you like it; it's a question of knowing that it exists. Although Glass has written 11 symphonies, [conductor Dennis Russell] Davies says that when a major American orchestra was recently approached about performing Glass, the response was, 'But he doesn't write symphonies.'" […]

Two pianists show the difference between playing and performing

Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa offer powerful Glass, Stravinsky in duo recital at Phillips.

Happy 80th Birthday Philip Glass

Photo: Steve Pyke Philip Glass turned eighty years old today. A celebration was held at Carnegie Hall tonight, a concert by the Bruckner Symphony Linz, led longtime Glass collaborator conductor Dennis Russell Davies in the premiere of the composer’s Eleventh Symphony and Three Yoruba Songs (with vocalist Angélique Kidjo). In Nashville tonight, I’m not hearing […]

Russell Westbrook & Kyrie Irving To Serve As GMs Of The Dew NBA 3X All-Star Game In New Orleans

Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott will coach, while Jason Williams and Baron Davis are team captains. The post Russell Westbrook & Kyrie Irving To Serve As GMs Of The Dew NBA 3X All-Star Game In New Orleans appeared first on SLAMonl...

Philip Glass rewrites symphony ending for Carnegie Hall

Two weeks before the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz departs on its third US tour with conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the composer Philip Glass has been writing against the clock to change the ending of his new 11th symphony. It is scheduled for premiere at Carnegie Hall on January 31, the composer’s 80th birthday. ‘In rehearsal,’ […]

Surprising combination: Bruckner Orchestra Linz in Beethoven and Philip Glass

Buckner Orchestra Linz Beethoven, Philip Glass; Melvyn Tan, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Dennis Russell Davies; Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 22 2016 Star rating: 4.0 Spanning 200 years, symphonic music by Beethoven and Philip...Show More Summary

US maestro bounces back from knee injury

We’re delighted to hear that Dennis Russell Davies, felled two months ago by a horrendous knee injury, is back on the rostrum, conducting Salome in Vienna this week. Streaming tonight.

Exclusive: Washington rejigs Glass premiere

Washington National Opera has been scouring the world for a conductor after Dennis Russell Davies underwent knee surgery and pulled out of next month’s production of Philip Glass’s opera, Appomattox. The score is now in the hands of the Italian conductor and composer, Dante Santiago Anzolini, who recently led a production of Akhnaten in Turin. This […]

Dennis Russell Davies Injured On Podium Half An Hour Before Concert

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“According to a statement by the [Bruckner Orchestra Linz in Austria], the 71-year-old conductor was rushed to the hospital after making an awkward turn on the podium, tearing his patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. He underwent successful surgery.”

Maestro in agony dash to hospital 90 minutes before concert

It was a big Bruckner night in Linz on Sunday, but an hour and a half before the concert Dennis Russell Davies collapsed in pain and was rushed to hospital, where he underwent surgery that night. Davies, 70, had made an awkward turn in the podium and torn the patellar tendon behind his knee. He’s […]

Marin Alsop To Step Down From Cabrillo Festival

3 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Alsop first came to the Cabrillo Festival in the summer of 1992, following in the job famed composer John Adams who served on an interim basis for one year after the 17-year stint of Dennis Russell Davies. In her time at Cabrillo, the festival has become one of the most high-profile summer new music festivals […]

Basel Symphony Orchestra brings a whiff of Paris to UK and Ireland.

Basel Symphony Orchestra and Dennis Russell Daviesphoto Benno_Hunziker The Basel Symphony Orchestra under its Principal Conductor, Dennis Russell Davies, is giving a five-concert series this September in the UK and Ireland. Opening at...Show More Summary

Glass, Cello Concerto No. 2

I've got a review up at SFCV of Philip Glass's Cello Concerto No. 2, Naqoyqatsi, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, played by Matt Haimovits, whom, oddly, I mention for the first rather far down in the review.Long story short, the concerto is an interesting mix of same-old, same-old and new & novel. Show More Summary

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