• Philadelphia’s Home Team Advantage by Curtis Rittenhouse

    The Philadelphia Eagles are concluding a terrible year in football. I expect Andy Reid to get a pink slip once it’s over. The once mighty Phillies did a swan dive into an empty pool this season, so...

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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...

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  • The Stokowski Festival in Philadelphia

    This past week-end a sharp promoter with the Philadelphia Orchestra put together a 3-day series of concerts honoring Leopold Stokowski and showcasing the incoming musical director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nézet-Séguin has been on display a dozen or more times...

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  • Making the Planets Shine in Indianapolis by Curtis Rittenhouse

    Last year the Gramophone published an issue looking at the most promising up-and-coming young conductors around the world. Afterwards a reader wrote protesting the omission of Kyzysztof Urbanski, indicating he was a person to watch. Polish-trained and...

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  • Finding the ’emotional logic’: Nezet-Seguin tackles Mahler’s Sixth by Curtis Rittenhouse

    At this week’s Philadelphia Orchestra Concert, foreshortened by the annual fund-raisers’ ball Saturday night, incoming music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin again showed his thoughtful approach to programming. The centerpiece was Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, the so-called Tragic, which the...

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