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  • Mr. Muti never stinted on visceral excitement — a hallmark of the five-part symphony's last two movements — but it was his supreme control of dynamics, pacing and overall architecture that most thrilled, true even when his innate dramatic impulses caused him to lunge or drop nearly to his knees on the podium.

    Muti and Chicago Rekindle the Flame

  • Why is it that we hear the E-flat major of Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony as heroic (and not just because of the symphony's name)?

    Hear It, Feel It

  • In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Mr. Gilbert said the ring tone yanked him out of a trance-like state during the symphony's "most intense, most sublime, most emotional place."

    Rogue Ringtone Halts a Maestro

  • A symphony's slowly shifting harmonies shape its dramatic structure, yet audiences will more likely notice the fancy figurations that skitter above them.

    A Bigger Band, the Same Steady Hand

  • In fact, my wife and I took our two-year-old daughter there to see a jazz quartet, and then all of us enjoyed the symphony's main performance geared toward families.

    Colin Darke: Detroit: A Cultural Garden

  • It was only under the impact of Beethoven's Eroica and Fifth and Pastoral at the Conservatoire concerts that the symphony's possibilities were revealed to him: the symphony as a dramatic medium every bit as vivid and lofty as opera, and the symphony orchestra as a vehicle of infinite expressive power and subtlety.

    Forgotten Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette

  • An eco-system is stronger amidst biodiversity; a garden is more beautiful with flowers of different colors, sizes, fragrances; a symphony's complex tune is made by distinct instruments working together.

    Homa Sabet Tavangar: How to Save Multiculturalism

  • And while the Londoners cannot match the sheen and unearthly accuracy of Vienna, Jurowski managed his resources, and the symphony's pacing, masterfully and to tremendous effect.

    Brad Hill: Review: London Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

  • There may be emotions that remain outside the symphony's spectrum, but not many.

    Prom 29: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra - review

  • The symphony's latest effort is "Community of Music Makers," conceived by Mr. Assink.

    A Centenarian Fit as a Fiddle


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