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The late conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, captured in rehearsals for a recording of Wagner's Die Meistersinger.
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February 25, 2013 A conductor formed in the opera houses of postwar Germany had a surprising late-life renaissance in the U.S. The former Philadelphia Orchestra music director died Friday at 89.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, in concert at Carnegie Hall.
January 17, 2013 Led by new music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the the Philadelphia Orchestra shows off in virtuoso works by Ravel and Shostakovich, as well as a rarely heard concerto with an exceptional violinist.
Turkish-born pianist Fazil Say, who has been indicted for "insulting religious values."
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June 1, 2012 An indictment in Istanbul, Wagner in Israel and a possible Putin protest in St. Petersburg: all the news that's fit to link.
The natty, 'Vogue'-ready Charlie Siem.
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September 2, 2011 A violinist strikes a pose and protesters disrupt a London concert: all the classical news that's fit to link.
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May 13, 2011 Early recordings streaming for free, Springing for Music and the latest from Philadelphia: your weekly fix of all the classical music news that's fit to link.
Chief conductor Charles Dutoit presides over a financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra.
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April 18, 2011 The Philadelphia Orchestra, once acclaimed worldwide for its lush "Philadelphia sound," has taken a financial hit. Saturday, the orchestra board voted for Chapter 11 reorganization in bankruptcy court.
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The 111-year-old Philadelphia Orchestra is facing crippling deficits.
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April 15, 2011 Musicians of the venerable Philadelphia Orchestra fear a bankruptcy reorganization is imminent. The orchestra's board meets Saturday to decide how best to deal with mounting deficits.
February 26, 2008 In an act of symphonic diplomacy, conductor Lorin Maazel takes the New York Philharmonic on a historic visit to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, armed with music by Gershwin and Dvorak. But the unprecedented event is not without criticism.
February 25, 2008 The New York Philharmonic will perform Tuesday at the East Pyongyang Grand Theatre in Pyongyang, North Korea. The concert represents an historic occasion, as a prominent U.S. cultural institution visits an isolated nation.
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September 15, 2006 Carol Jantsch, 21, soon will be the Philadelphia Orchestra's youngest member, and the first woman to be a principal tuba player in a top U.S. orchestra.
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