Tag Archive | "Rachmaninov"

Rach Symphony No. 2? Quick, Bring me the Antidote!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Rach Symphony No. 2?  Quick, Bring me the Antidote!

As my best friend and business partner, Albert Imperato, lectured passionately and convincingly on how to love Rachmaninov’s Sympony No. 2 (“don’t think about it, just do it!” he said equating the work to sunsets and chocolate cake, “do you question them?” he added), I remained unconvinced.   We had just listened to a great performance [...]

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Natalie Dessay

As she prepared to make a much-anticipated role debut as Violetta in La Traviata in Santa Fe, the affable opera superstar donated her time to answer a few questions for this informal Q&A session.

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

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20 (Plus) Questions with… Guitarist Xuefei Yang

A fan of Mamma Mia! and Charlie Parker, Yang is the first Chinese guitarist to attain professional status on the international classical circuit. She has performed concertos with the world’s leading orchestras and will record her latest CD for EMI this summer.

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