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Slatkin Writes “Road to Recovery” SeriesRead more
July 27, 2020
While working on his third book, Leonard Slatkin has written a number of essays about the road to recovery for the orchestra industry. In this ongoing series, he has put forth such suggestions as programming concerts for smaller forces, opening up recording archives to keep audiences engaged, and taking advantage of local talent, among other ideas.
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Kastalsky Recording Available for Pre-OrderRead more
July 23, 2020
The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers, a First World War remembrance, is now available for pre-sale. On August 28, Naxos will release the album in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. In its first week of sales, the recording was the No. 1 bestselling classical pre-order on iTunes.
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It is now the middle of August. If ever there was a confluence of important decisions to be made, this is the time. Schools are supposed to reopen, but conflicting directives and information are making that choice difficult. The political conventions are approaching, and we don’t have any idea of how they will look or sound. Protests continue to grow, and the enmity between sectors of the public and law enforcement seems greater than ever. Sports are experiencing the consequences, in some cases, of seemingly reckless behavior, thereby jeopardizing all participants.
And then there is our small world of classical music. Most orchestras were expecting to start their seasons either in September or very early October. Some have cancelled all concerts until the new year, and a few have taken the entire 2020-21 season off the books. Others are holding out until the last possible moment, with the hope that some miracle will allow them to proceed in some form.