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EMI Classics & Virgin Classics September 2010 releases

Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Natalie Dessay, Deborah Voigt, Susanne Mentzer, Nathan Gunn, Richard Margison, New York Metropolitan Opera Chorus
New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / James Levine
DVD available September 28 from Virgin Classics

Two of today’s reigning sopranos – Deborah Voigt and Natalie Dessay – embody the contrasting philosophies at the heart of Ariadne auf Naxos, which tells the story of the deserted princess Ariadne, a “one-man woman” who believes in loyalty unto death, and the flirtatious comedienne Zerbinetta, who takes a more pragmatic view of love and life.

This recording from the Metropolitan Opera dates from 2003.  Voigt’s performance of the noble, soaring vocal lines of Ariadne gave her a major breakthrough in 1991, when she sang the role in Boston, and Ariadne subsequently became one of her signature roles.  Natalie Dessay has similarly reigned as one of the great Zerbinettas of today, enlivening her comedic timing with the dazzling coloratura displays that define this and so many other roles that Dessay has made her own.

Natalie Dessay returns to the U.S. for encore performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in the title role of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in February 2011.


Special compilations, boxed sets, and reissues

The Very Best of Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar, sitarist and composer
Two-CD set and downloads available September 14 from EMI Classics

Ravi Shankar celebrated his 90th birthday on April 7, 2010.  Hailed as a sensationally gifted sitarist and composer throughout the world, he has done more to bring Indian music to a Western audience than any other musician.  The Very Best of Ravi Shankar brings together some of the highlights of Shankar’s long and distinguished career, including excerpts from his iconicWest Meets East collaborations with Yehudi Menuhin, and the historic live recording of his 2000 Carnegie Hall concert with his daughter, Anoushka.

Shankar was born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury in Varanasi into a wealthy and conservative Brahmin family of cultured Bengalis.  At the age of ten, he journeyed to Paris with a dance group and by the age of 13 had learned to play various Indian instruments, notably the sitar on which he became the virtuoso we know today.  During the 1950s and ’60s, his name became closely associated with George Harrison of the Beatles, as well as with Yehudi Menuhin, whom he had met during the violinist’s first visit to India in 1952.  He later made several notable recordings with Menuhin for EMI: a selection is contained on CD 1 of this set.  Shankar’s contact with the West brought about a growing interest in Indian music in both Europe and North America that, in turn, led to an increased interest and love of World music.  This has made Shankar one of the world’s most influential musicians.  Ravi Shankar now lives in Southern California with his wife, Sukanya.


Track list

CD 1

East Meets West

Shankar: Prabhati (based on Raga Gunkaliwith Yehudi Menuhin and Alla RakhaSwara-Kakali (based on Raga Tilangwith Yehudi Menuhin; Raga Piloo with Yehudi Menuhin, Alla Rakha, and Kamala Chakravarti;Dhun with Alla Rakha and Kamala Chakravarti;Twilight Mood with Yehudi Menuhin, Alla Rakha, Nodu Mullick, and Amiya Dasgupta

Full Circle

Shankar: Raga Kaushi Kanhara: Alap-Jor-Jhalawith Ajay Sharma, Barry Phillips, and Anoushka Shankar; Raga Kaushi Kanhara: Gat in Dhamar with Ajay Sharma, Barry Phillips, Bikram Ghosh, Tanmoy Bose, and Anoushka Shankar

CD 2

India’s Master Musician

Shankar: Kafi-Holi (Spring Festival of Colors);Mishra Piloo with Chatur Lal and Nodu C. Mullick

Portrait of a Genius

Shankar: Tala Rasa RangaTabla – DhwaniSong from the HillsTala – Tabla TarangGat Kirwaniwith Paul Horn, Alla Rakha, Harihar Rao, Sam Chianas, Phil Harland, and Dr. Penelope Estabrook

Sound of the Sitar

Shankar: Raga Malkauns (Alap)Raga Malkauns (Jor)Tala SawariPahadi Dhun (Instrumental)with Alla Rakha 

Cherubini:  Masses, Motets, and Overtures
Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Cherubini’s birth
Riccardo Muti, conductor (masses); Sir Neville Marriner, conductor (overtures)
Specially priced seven-CD set and downloads available September 14 from EMI Classics
“No conductor is quite so persuasive an interpreter of Cherubini as Muti.” – Gramophone

Luigi Cherubini (1760 – 1842) was born in Florence, Italy, in September 1760.  He received his first musical instruction at the age of six from his father, Bartolomeo, who was maestro al cembalo at the Teatro della Pergola.  At age nine, he began studying counterpoint with the Felici family.  Following the elder Felici’s death in 1776, Cherubini took lessons from two other musicians in Florence. 

In 1773, Cherubini composed his first work, a Mass and Credo in D minor.  By the age of 18, he had composed 36 works, including the cantata La pubblica felicità,which was performed in honor of the Grand Duke Leopold of Tuscany (later Emperor Leopold II).  Following this performance, the Duke awarded Cherubini a grant to study with Sarti, a leading opera composer.  All of the operas that Cherubini wrote before 1784 are either lost entirely or partially, thereby making assessment of his early career impossible.

Internationally renowned conductor Riccardo Muti, who this season begins his tenure as the new music director of the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has recorded seven of Cherubini’s sacred works, and fervently believes in their importance to the history of music.  EMI’s new seven-CD set also includes eight overtures conducted by Sir Neville Marriner.

Track list

CD 1 – Mass in F (“Di Chimay”) (1809)
CD 2 – Solemn Mass in D minor (for Prince Esterházy) (1811)
CD 3 – Solemn Mass in E (1814)
CD 4 – Requiem in C minor (1816)
CD 5 – Solemn Mass in G for the Coronation of Louis XVIII (1819)
CD 6 – Mass for the Coronation of Charles X (1825)
CD 7 – Requiem in D minor for male chorus and orchestra (1836)

The Very Best of Arvo Pärt
Various artists
Two-CD set and downloads available September 14 from EMI Classics

Arvo Pärt celebrates his 75th birthday on September 11, 2010, and EMI marks the occasion with the release of this two-CD set showcasing many of his most famous instrumental, orchestral, and choral works.  Among the many highlights are FratresCantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten, Tabula rasaMagnificat, and De profundis (complete track and artist list below).

Pärt was born in Estonia during a short period of independence from its more powerful neighbors.  In 1944, Estonia was occupied by the Soviet Union; as a result, Pärt spent the greater part of his life struggling against the oppressive Soviet régime.  In 1980 he and his family immigrated to Austria, where they took up Austrian citizenship; they returned to Estonia at the beginning of the new century and now live in the capital, Tallinn.

While the music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich influenced Pärt’s early works, the introduction of serialism into his later ones brought him into conflict with Soviet authorities, which banned many of his early works as a result.  This affected him deeply and resulted in a period of silent introspection during which he developed a great interest in early music.

During the 1970s, Pärt developed the “Tintinnabuli” style for which he is most renowned.  This style of composition has been likened to minimalism due to its common use of slow tempi and repeated notation.

Track list
CD 1
Arvo Pärt: Summa (1977) for choir
Seven Magnificat Antiphons (1988, rev. 1991)
Vasari Singers / Jeremy Backhouse
Fratres (1980 version) for violin and piano
Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
Festina lente for string orchestra and harp
Bournemouth Sinfonietta / Richard Studt
Spiegel im Spiegel for violin and piano
Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
Magnificat (1989)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
The Beatitudes (1990, rev. 1991)
David Goode
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury
Summa for string orchestra
Fratres for string orchestra and percussion
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra / Paavo Järvi
CD 2
Arvo Pärt: Tabula rasa for two violins, string orchestra, and prepared piano
Tasmin Little; Richard Studt; Robert Aldwinckle
Bournemouth Sinfonietta / Richard Studt
Summa for string quartet
Fratres for string quartet
Chilingirian Quartet
De profundis
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tönu Kaluste
Cantate Domino
Beatus Petronius
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent; Ene Salumae
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tönu Kaluste
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tönu Kaluste
Missa syllabica
Kaia Urb; Vilve Hepner; Evelin Saul; Mati Turi; Tiit Kogerman; Aarne Talvik
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir / Tönu Kaluste

ICON Series
Various artists
Six specially-priced multiple-CD sets and downloads available September 14 from EMI Classics

EMI Classics is proud to add six new titles to its ICONseries, which celebrates the greatest artists of the 20thcentury in comprehensive, specially priced boxed sets featuring some of their greatest performances.  The new installment showcases the artistry of legendary pianists Edwin Fischer, Emil Gilels, and Alicia de Larrocha, as well as conductor Rudolf Kempe, cellist Pierre Fournier, and singer Fritz Wunderlich (brief descriptions below).

Thirty ICON titles are already available in the series, including Dinu Lipatti, Dennis Brain, Michelangeli, Solomon, Giuseppe di Stefano, Mirella Freni, Janet Baker, Andreas Segovia, Jussi Björling, Jascha Heifetz, Victoria de los Angeles, Sviatoslav Richter, Alfred Cortot, Artur Schnabel, Franco Corelli, Fritz Kreisler, Walter Gieseking, Montserrat Caballé, Hans Hotter, Arthur Rubinstein, Beniamino Gigli, Kirsten Flagstad, Nicolai Gedda, Samson François, and Tito Gobbi.

For full track lists and further information


Fritz Wunderlich: A Poet among Tenors

Friedrich “Fritz” Karl Otto Wunderlich was born into a musical family – his father was a choir director, his mother a violinist.  As a young man, Wunderlich was granted a scholarship by the town fathers that allowed him to study voice and classical horn for five years at the Music Academy of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany.  After playing Tamino in a 1955 student production ofDie Zauberflöte, Wunderlich was hired by the Württemberg State Opera in Stuttgart, and quickly became an international success.  However, his career was cut short in September 1966, when he fell down a flight of stairs and lapsed into a coma from which he never regained consciousness.


Edwin Fischer: Piano Playing from the Heart

This twelve-CD set devoted to Edwin Fischer highlights the Swiss pianist’s interest in presenting music of the Baroque era in a historically accurate way.  The first five CDs are devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, beginning with several concertos for which Fisher is both the soloist and the conductor.  Following these concertos is Fischer’s complete Well-Tempered Clavier, recorded between 1933 and 1936, which is one of the landmarks of the Bach discography.  This recording remains the yardstick against which all pianists measure themselves in this repertoire.  CDs 6, 7, and 8 are devoted to music by Mozart and include a number of solo works as well as five major concertos.  CDs 9 and 10 showcase works by Beethoven, including magnificent performances of the Emperor Concerto, Concertos Nos. 3 & 4, and the Pathétique and Appassionata sonatas.  CD 11 includes eight solo Impromptus and six Moments Musicaux by Schubert, while CD 12 features a live performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, coupled with a 1939 studio recording of the Adagio from Furtwängler’s Symphonic Concerto in B minor.


Alicia de Larrocha: Complete EMI Recordings

Alicia de Larrocha was the leading Spanish pianist of her time, and is widely considered the finest interpreter of two Spanish composers of the late 19th and early 20thcentury: Isaac Albéniz and Enrique Granados.  This eight-CD set includes all the recordings of solo Spanish piano music she made for the Spanish company Hispavox in the 1950s and 60s, as well as a 1971 live recording with the Spanish soprano Victoria de los Angeles and a concerto by Montsalvatge made in 1992.


Rudolf Kempe: Shy Genius of the Podium

German conductor Rudolf Kempe began his musical career playing the oboe in various symphony orchestras.  He eventually graduated to the role of conductor after working for several years as an operatic repetiteur.  His modest manner on the podium belied his great authority with the orchestra, and his warm but meticulously detailed interpretations of classical repertoire established him as one of the leading conductors of his time.  This ten-CD set of recordings by Kempe provides a wide-reaching repertoire from the German conductor, including pieces by composers ranging from Beethoven to Lehár.


Emil Gilels: Complete EMI Recordings

Emil Gilels was a greatly celebrated pianist from Odessa, Ukraine.  He is well known for a virtuosity, lucidity, and purity of his pianism that captured the very essence of what he was performing.  This collection covers many aspects of his art, encompassing works in which the poetry of the music is tangible and others where his incredible dexterity is matched by fluency to yield performances of breathtaking brilliance.  His remarkable career was cut short by a heart attack in Moscow just before his 69th birthday.


Pierre Fournier: The Aristocrat of Cellists

Pierre Fournier, born in Paris on June 24, 1906, was known for his lyrical style and impeccable artistic sensitivity, which earned him the title “the aristocrat of cellists.”  Fournier was first taught piano by his mother, but due to a mild case of polio in 1913 was unable to master the use of the piano pedals, causing him to turn to the cello.  Fournier’s catalogue of EMI recordings is not extensive but, as illustrated by this seven-CD set, covers a wide range of music from Bach to Poulenc, all recorded over a period of 34 years – from 1937 to 1971.


Barbara Hendricks Edition 

Four single and two-CD sets and downloads available September 14

Barbara Hendricks’s voice – particularly suited to Mozart, Debussy, Fauré, and the lighter roles of Puccini and Richard Strauss – has a warm, crystalline quality that has kept her in demand on stage and in recording studios.  Performances by the American-born soprano have embraced everything from contemporary music to popular standards, including songs of Duke Ellington and several world premieres. She has been careful with her choices of repertoire, avoiding roles that would overextend her essentially lyric instrument. Aside from music, she is deeply committed to humanitarian work, with a particular concern for refugees and those in war or poverty zones.  She sang a concert in Sarajevo in 1993 while the city was being shelled, in which she had to wear a bulletproof vest and helmet.

Hendricks has appeared on nearly 80 recordings spread over a variety of major labels.  Her first of many recordings for EMI was in the small part of the Celestial Voice in Don Carlo in 1978.  For nearly 20 years her solo recordings have been made exclusively for EMI Classics.  These first four titles in the Barbara Hendricks Edition offer a wide cross-section of repertoire and are a showcase for her transcendent artistry.


Au Coeur de l’Opéra

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France / Paavo Järvi

Single CD featuring arias from operas by Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, and Richard Strauss


Bach Cantatas; Barber; Copland

Kammerorchester “C.P.E. Bach” Berlin / Peter Schreier

London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas

Two-CD set featuring Bach’s Cantatas BMV 51, 82, and 202 and works by Aaron Copland (including Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson) and Samuel Barber (including Sure on This Shining Night and Knoxville: Summer of 1915)


Christmas Songs and Disney Songs

Stockholm Chamber Orchestra; The Abbey Road Ensemble; Eric Ericson; Jonathan Tunick

Two-CD set featuring sacred and popular holiday favorites and songs from Disney Films


Debussy Melodies and Jennie Tourel Tribute

Michel Béroff; Staffan Scheja

Two-CD set featuring songs by Debussy with pianist Michel Béroff and Hendricks’s Homage to Jennie Tourel, featuring songs by Rossini, Liszt, Dvorák, and Rachmaninov with pianist Staffan Scheja


In the Park: Autumn
Various artists
CD and downloads available September 28 from EMI Classics

The sights and sounds of the new season are the inspiration for In the Park: Autumn, the first release in a new compilation series from EMI Classics.  Harvesting music from EMI’s incomparable classical and jazz catalogues, the new release evokes the glowing colors of the changing leaves – and a host of seasonal memories and images – as lovers and friends and children enjoy time together – and alone – strolling through the park.

Composers throughout the centuries – and across every genre of music – have been inspired to some of their greatest flights of creativity by the drama of seasonal changes, and this new compilation adds a special and evocative twist by juxtaposing jazz and classical tracks into an atmospheric mix.

Track list

Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18, I: Moderato
Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
Berliner Philharmoniker / Antonio Pappano
Ralph Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Hugh Bean, violin
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult
Joseph Canteloube
Chants d’Auvergne, No. 2: Bailero
Lesley Garrett, soprano
London Session Orchestra / Paul Daniel
Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
Concerto No. 3 in F, Op. 8 No. 3, RV293, Autumn – III. Allegro
Sarah Chang, violin
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer
One for my Baby
Bill Charlap Trio
Felix Mendelssohn
Songs without Words, No. 1 in E, Op.19, No.1
Daniel Adni, piano
Franz Schubert
Impromptu, D.899, No.3 in G-flat
Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Gabriel Fauré
Pavane, Op. 50
Gareth Morris, flute
New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks
J. Young / B. Petkere
Lullaby of the Leaves
Chet Baker
Claude Debussy
Children’s Corner: “Doctor Gradus Ad Parnassum”
Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano
Sergei Rachmaninov
Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14 (adapted by Chris Hazell)
Han-Na Chang, cello
Philharmonia Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin
Mercer / Kosma / Prevert
Autumn Leaves
Stan Getz



Best of British: The Nation’s Favorite Classical Music
Various Artists
Specially priced three-CD set and downloads available September 28 from EMI Classics

EMI Classics – the quintessential British recording company – celebrates the music of its native country with the ultimate compilation: Best of British – The Nation’s Favorite Classical Music.  Here on this specially priced three-CD set are the most beloved British works and melodies of all time – by turns majestic, pastoral, and transcendent – performed by some of the country’s most celebrated artists, including Richard Hickox, Sir Neville Marriner, Guy Johnston, Virtuosi of England, Adiemus, Sir Adrian Boult, and Vernon Handley.  For established Anglophiles, this collection is self-recommending.  For those whose connection to British culture is more focused on Wimbledon, or a shopping excursion to Piccadilly Circus, the light-hearted cover art and “greatest hits” programming offers the perfect starting point for exploration.  Featured repertoire includes Vaughan Williams’s gently soaring The Lark Ascending, Handel’s festive Music for the Royal Fireworks, Elgar’s profoundly beautiful “Nimrod” from his Enigma Variations, and the soul-stirring hymn,Jerusalem.


Coming this fall from EMI Classics and Virgin Classics


Special Releases from Sir Simon Rattle:  Celebrating Sir Simon Rattle’s 30th anniversary of recording exclusively with the label, EMI Classics releases his high-spirited take on Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker with the Berlin Philharmonic, and also completes its Simon Rattle Edition with the release of two new generously-packaged boxed sets focusing on Second Viennese School composers (Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern) and Beethoven’s complete symphonies; the series – 81 CDs in all – was first introduced in 2007 and offers a fresh hearing of many previously deleted treasures.

Two new opera DVDs: The first is Puccini’s La rondinefrom the Met production by Nicholas Joël filmed in January 2009, conducted by Marco Armiliato, and starring Angela Gheorghiu, Lisette Oropesa, Roberto Alagna, Marius Brenciu, and Samuel Ramey.  Gounod’sFaust from London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, is conducted by Maurizio Benini and features an all-star cast led by Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, and Bryn Terfel. 

Alison Balsom Goes Italian: Praised by the New York Times for her “clear, soaring tone, virtuosic technique, and elegant phrasing,” trumpeter Alison Balsom performs Italian concertos on a new recording from EMI Classics.  On November 9 she plays repertoire from her new album in a recital at the Schubert Club in Minneapolis, and then a few weeks later in concert at New York’s Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (Nov 20).

Leif Ove Andsnes Finishes Survey of Rachmaninov Piano Concertos: Leif Ove Andsnes joins forces again with conductor Antonio Pappano for two more of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concertos (Nos. 3 & 4).  The new album, with the London Symphony Orchestra, completes the cycle; their previous Rachmaninov release, with the Berlin Philharmonic, was both critically acclaimed and aBillboard best seller.



Artemis Quartet’s Beethoven Cycle Nears Completion: The Berlin-based Artemis Quartet has been playing Beethoven’s string quartets extensively on tour at home and abroad as Virgin Classics has released the group’s recordings of this timeless repertoire.  Volume 6 in their projected cycle of Beethoven’s String Quartets for the label is out on November 9 and features String Quartets Op. 18, No. 1 and Op. 127.  The New York Times called the group’s performances of the latter this past spring in New York City as “remarkably cogent and organic.”  Spring 2011 brings the completion of this Beethoven marathon, when Op. 18, No. 6 and Op. 130, No. 133 (“Grosse Fuge”) join the recorded quartets and Virgin Classics releases the complete cycle in a boxed set.



Diana Damrau Soars with Strauss: The superb German soprano Diana Damrau sings orchestral songs by Richard Strauss, backed up by Strauss conductor Christian Thielemann and Strauss’s “home town” orchestra, the Munich Philharmonic.  Damrau returns to New York’s Metropolitan Opera in spring 2011 to star in a new production of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory beginning March 24.

All-Star Stabat Mater: EMI Classics’ new recording of Rossini’s Stabat Mater features conductor Antonio Pappano leading a stellar cast that includes Anna Netrebko, Joyce DiDonato, Lawrence Brownlee, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, and Italy’s best-known orchestra, Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and its chorus.  Pappano is the music director of the orchestra, one of Europe’s oldest, and has partnered with it on a number of releases for the label, including a recent successful recording of Verdi’s Requiem.

David Fray Plays Mozart: Rising star pianist David Fray’s new offering from Virgin Classics is Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 20, 22, and 25 with the Philharmonia Orchestra and conductor Jaap van Sweden.  Fray won raves for his Mozart performances at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival this summer.

Xuefei Yang Plays Rodrigo: Chinese guitarist Xuefei Yang releases a new recording of the most famous concerto for guitar, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, performed with the Orquestra Sinfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, the same orchestra that premiered the work more than 70 years ago, in 1939.  This concerto is programmed with the world premiere recording of Stephen Goss’s new guitar concerto and rarely recorded transcriptions of Albeniz’s Espana suite.


EMI Classics and Virgin Classics artists on tour – fall 2010
October 23
Xuefei Yang: recital at Westmoreland Congregational United Church (Bethesda, MD)
October 29
Christina Pluhar and L’Arpeggiata perform the music of Monteverdi and his contemporaries – repertoire heard on their debut release for Virgin Classics, Teatro d’Amore – with Philippe Jaroussky at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall (New York, NY)
October 29 and 30
Ingrid Fliter: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 with Utah Symphony / Thierry Fischer (Salt Lake City, UT)
October 29-31
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Symphonies by Haydn and Mahler with Philadelphia Orchestra at Verizon Hall (Philadelphia, PA)
October 29 and 31
Sarah Chang: Bruch Concerto with Pittsburgh Symphony / Ludovic Morlot (Pittsburgh, PA)
November 5-7
Xuefei Yang: Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez with Detroit Symphony / Joana Carneiro (Detroit, MI)
November 9
Alison Balsom: recital at the Schubert Club (Minneapolis, MN)
November 11-14
Ingrid Fliter: Ravel Piano Concerto with Dallas Symphony Orchestra / Jun Märkl (Dallas, TX)
November 16
David Fray: New York recital debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall features music by Bach and Schubert, repertoire heard on his first two Virgin Classics releases (New York, NY)
November 18, 19, & 21
Ingrid Fliter: De Falla’s Nights in the Garden of Spainwith Atlanta Symphony / Jun Märkl (Atlanta, GA)
November 20
Alison Balsom in concert at Peoples’ Symphony Concerts (New York, NY)
November 22 – December 18
Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Verdi’s Don Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera (New York, NY)
December 1-4
Leif Ove Andsnes: Risor Chamber Music Festival on tour at Carnegie Hall (New York, NY)
December 17 – January 1
Sir Simon Rattle makes Metropolitan Opera debut conducting Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (New York, NY)

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