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  • Mozart's jubilant Symphony No. 38 in D Major was known as the “Prague Symphony” for the Bohemian city for which it was composed in 1786.

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  • The boards have to get smaller, they have to become more representative, we have to reach out to all the city and all of its diversity, we have to make sure that every cultural group and every individual and people of all backgrounds feel comfortable and at home and feel that the Symphony is theirs, the Conservatory belongs to them, and not just to a small coterie of people.

    Keep the Music Playing in Toronto

  • The Sixth Symphony is Bruckner's shortest and structurally the tautest, and it is the only symphony that the composer was satisfied with from inception.

    Eschenbach, Tetzlaff, Bruckner: The fresh and less familiar faces of the NSO

  • Throughout the book he characterizes dozens of recordings of Mahler's works, often with slash-and-burn criticism ( "every sound" in Pierre Boulez's performance of the Sixth Symphony is "strung out like entrails on a mortician's table") and sometimes with bouts of adulation that suggest the ideal of a definitive or "best" account.

    A Fierce Enthusiasm

  • The Pacific Symphony is a still-new orchestra (this is its 32nd season), and pays its players by the service rather than an annual salary, so I was thinking "regional," but Friday's concert happily outstripped expectations (the elegant, still-new Segerstrom Concert hall didn't hurt).

    Season opening news from all over

  • Leonard Bernstein – Symphony No 2 (aka "The Age of Anxiety") Why not an instrumental?

    Readers recommend: songs set at dawn

  • Perfect, even if the Symphony is nicknamed the "Reformation."

    Laurence Vittes: Classical Music Media Sighting: Felix Mendelssohn Introduces Interview With Sandy Koufax

  • The Fairbanks Symphony is once again throwing down their yearly challenge: Run a 5K in less time than it takes to play Beethoven's 5th Symphony.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • In the midst of some ravishingly meticulous sounds from the orchestra, the surprise was how much power they were able to unleash: from the second balcony, parts of Part I were possibly the loudest things I've ever heard in Symphony Hall.

    Troy to Remember

  • This year's orchestra crisis (there always seems to be one), the will-they-shut-down-or-won't-they Columbus Symphony, is in a grassroots community fundraising phase, as the board and the musicians wait for someone to blink or possible arbitration.

    Archive 2008-05-01

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