• A Novelty and a Debut in New York by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Manfred Honeck, the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony made a belated debut with the New York Philharmonic over the week-end. Honeck who has been in Pittsburgh since 2008 has a contract running there through 2020. Someone...

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  • A Profile in Courage at the Philharmonic by Curtis Rittenhouse

    I had the pleasure of attending the first of two concerts conducted by Kurt Masur, the Conductor Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic, in all-Brahms programming. The first program included the Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • The New Season for American Symphony Orchestras by Curtis Rittenhouse

    The word across the Country this fall has been generally good for those who love good classical music well-played. I had a chance to see Alan Gilbert with the New York Philharmonic and the young Russian tyro...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Tchaikovsky Follow Up

    We at the Post have learned that Simon Trpceski, the commanding soloist from The New York Philharmonic’s summer All Tchaikovsky concerts, will be recording the Tchaikovsky Second this September and has just committed the First Concerto which...

    • Posted 8 years ago
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  • Summering with Tchaikovsky

    What is there about Tchaikovsky and summer concerts? I’m sure if we could talk to him now, he would not be happy to be king of the summer music fests. And yet he is. Last night at...

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