The Russian Experiment (With Vladimir Feltsman and Joseph Horowitz)

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Vladimir Feltsman on Art and “Crap”

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Unanswered Question | The Lou Harrison Centenary

If you asked me who composed the best American violin concerto, and who composed the best American piano concerto, I would answer with the same name: Lou Harrison. And yet, except on the West Coast of the United States, Harrison is not a brand name. The present Harrison Centenary year can help to change that. […]

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Unanswered Question | New Musical Venues for a New National Moment

With classical music under siege, many are rethinking audiences and venues. Here in Manhattan, Geffen Hall – previously Fisher Hall, and before that Philharmonic Hall – has never been an inviting place in which to hear music. The acoustics are defective, the ambience is nothing special. One cannot blame the hall for the New York […]

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An experimental orchestra finds a home at the National Cathedral | WashingtonPost

The PostClassical Ensemble announced Friday that after 14 itinerant seasons, it has found a stable home — at Washington National Cathedral. Starting next season, it will become the cathedral’s newest ensemble-in-residence. This means that the ensemble, which calls itself “an experimental orchestral laboratory” and has performed in venues from the Indonesian Embassy to the Library […]

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Unanswered Question | Rethinking “Classical Radio”

When commercial radio was new, the airwaves were saturated with classical music – not just recordings and live concerts, but highly produced pedagogical programs. You could tune into Abram Chasins for tips on playing Chopin’s E-flat major Nocturne. What today passes for classical music radio is a different species of broadcasting. You can spend an […]

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American Classics: Lou Harrison

PostClassical Ensemble’s new release: American Classics – Lou Harrison Tim Fain and PostClassical Ensemble led by Angel Gil-Ordóñez:

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Cathedral Residency

PostClassical Ensemble is delighted to announce that we have been named ensemble-in-residence at the Washington National Cathedral. Our inaugural season at the Cathedral features three concerts incorporating film and theater, and celebrating music as an instrument for human betterment: • “Music in Wartime: A Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration” — Thursday, December 7, 2017 • “Deep River: The Art of […]

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Antonio Muñoz Molina on PCE’s Redes

“Revueltas is one of those composers who for various accidental reasons — his disorderly life and premature death, the fact of his being Mexican – does not occupy the place that he should in a present-day musical culture that clings so tenaciously to the sclerotic. . . . His music, so powerful in itself, highlights […]

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PCE’s New Lou Harrison Recording on Naxos

Hear what the critics have been praising: In honor of the Lou Harrison Centennial, Naxos has just released a CD of three of Harrison’s great pieces: the Violin Concerto, Grand Duo, and Double Music (with John Cage). Every piece on the recording, which is also available as a 24/48 download from multiple sites, is so […]

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