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Herbert Blomstedt returns to conduct the New York Philharmonic performing works by Nielsen and Beetoven Symphony 5 at Alice Tully Hall, 3/3/2022. Photo by Chris Lee

New York Philharmonic – Herbert Blomstedt conducts two Symphonies – Nielsen’s ‘Inextinguishable’ & Beethoven’s Fifth

For this New York Philharmonic concert, the ninety-four-year-old Herbert Blomstedt took on two heavyweight Symphonies, pairing Carl Nielsen’s Fourth, in which the composer expresses “the spirit of life”, with another life-affirming work, Beethoven’s Fifth. Before playing any music, Blomstedt addressed the audience: “The New York Philharmonic and I want to dedicate this concert to the […]

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Quartetto di Cremona with David Shifrin. Photo by Da Ping Luo

David Shifrin & Quartetto di Cremona at Alice Tully Hall – Prokofiev, Weber & Schoenberg

Under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society (CMS) of Lincoln Center, the Quartetto di Cremona made its Lincoln Center debut. Violinists and viola-player performed while standing, with the cellist seated on a box that brought him up to their eye level. The evening opened with a stunning performance of Prokofiev’s somber First String Quartet.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall – Baroque Concertos.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall – Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

A December tradition now in its twenty-eighth year is the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s presentation of the six Brandenburg Concertos in one sitting. The December 2020 CMS performance had to be live-streamed, but this year twenty of the Society’s musicians were back in Alice Tully Hall presenting the Brandenburg marathon before an audience. The performances

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall – Baroque Concertos.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall – Baroque Concertos.

This superbly curated and splendidly performed program was the first of three in this season’s Baroque Festival at Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Four of the six pieces – those by Albinoni, Locatelli, Tartini, and Vivaldi – serve as vehicles for virtuosic display, while the two others favor players working together in a more collaborative

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