Jherek Bischoff and the Rise of the New Composer

Dec 18, 12 Jherek Bischoff and the Rise of the New Composer

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Our species seems wired for alarmism, especially among conservative individuals. An ignorance of history and a lack of perspective for the present combines to make people think all change is a sign of their downfall, even if what is being changed was not long ago suppressed and feared. One defining characteristic of true artists is...

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Jordi Savall’s “Musical Europe” at Town Hall

Nov 11, 12 Jordi Savall’s “Musical Europe” at Town Hall

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Seattle’s Early Music Guild has brought enormous talent to Seattle for years, and the devoted donors have ensured that even in austere times the quality and quantity of works presented have not dwindled. Attendance certainly hasn’t dwindled either, as a full house attended last night to see Jordi Savall direct Hesperion...

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Berlioz’s Faust at Seattle Symphony: Some Tragical History

Jun 19, 12 Berlioz’s Faust at Seattle Symphony: Some Tragical History

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Ludovic Morlot will conduct Seattle Symphony’s performance of selections from Berlioz’s Faust on June 21st. There have been many versions of the Faust myth throughout history, but Berlioz drew from Goethe’s version of the tale. If you love the music or the literature behind it, it’s worth pondering some of...

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