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July 6, 2007 Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto stars in Mussorgsky's vivid psycho-drama, Boris Godunov.

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Pictures Reframed with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes

August 21, 2009 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, armed with visuals, reframes Pictures at an Exhibition.

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July 28, 2009 The great pianist's private recordings from Carnegie Hall are being released for the first time.

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August 6, 2009 Spend the latter part of the season reveling in classical composers who embraced summer nights.

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July 8, 2011 A tempest at Opera North, protests in New York and in Strasbourg, and Hannibal Lecter's waltz.

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July 28, 2009 The great pianist's private recordings from Carnegie Hall are being released for the first time.

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September 27, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Know your rallentando from your accelerando? Opera singers must follow the composer's musical road signs.

February 1, 2012 Opera singers must obey the musical traffic signals, knowing an accelerando from a rallentando.

Seismic singing from the bottommost voices: Know your basso buffo from your basso profondo.

January 18, 2012 With opera's subterranean serenaders, it's important to know a basso buffo from a basso profondo.

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February 13, 2009 Mussorgsky's dark epic probes the psyche of its powerful but tormented title character.

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