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Helmut Lachenmann (Festival Sacrum Profanum)


Helmut Lachenmann (Festival Sacrum Profanum)

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1505 - Jacob Obrecht's death, a Flemish composer of the Renaissance.

1941 - Jordi Savall's birth, a Spanish conductor.

1997 - Sviatoslav Richter's death, a Russian pianist.

10 centuries in classical music

10 centuries in classical music

2014 40th anniversary of the death of Darius Milhaud (June 22) •  90th anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini (November 29) •  110th anniversary of the death of Antonín Dvorák (May 1) •  150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss (June 11) •  170th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (March 18) •  250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau (September 12) •  300th anniversaries of the birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (March 8) and Christoph Willibald von Gluck (July 2)

''I love the angelic in his figure, which reminds me of Shelley: the peculiarly and very mysteriously veiled, unapproachable, withdrawing, unadventurous flavour of his being, that not wanting to know, that rejection of material experience, the sublime incest of his fantastically delicate and seductive art. (speaking of Frédéric Chopin)''

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Orchestra of St. Luke's

Orchestra of St. Luke's (preview by

(New York City) Orchestra and chamber ensemble. Includes history, performance schedule, information on special projects and educational activities.

Moscow City Opera

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The creation and immediate success of “Moscow City Opera”, now in its sixth successful year, is an indication not only of new independence of spirit prevailing in Russia but also reflects a revival and fascination with this traditionally...

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