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Northwest Reverb

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Northwest Reverb - Reflections by James Bash and others about classical music in the Pacific Northwest and beyond

The sight of elegant ballet dancers moving to the music of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” made this year’s holiday concert with the Vancouver Symphony a memorable event. An ensemble of 15 comely ballerinas, all dressed in traditional white tutus, from the Columbia Dance company gave an outstanding performance. Their grac

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Maria Agata Szymanowska (1789-1831) Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) Georges Thill (1897-1984) Spike Jones (1911-1965) Rosalyn Tureck (1914-2003) Dame Ruth Railton (1915-2001) Ron Nelson (1929) Christopher Parkening (1947) Thomas Albert (1948) John Rawnsley (1949) and Shirley Jackson (1919-1965) Amy Hempel (1951)

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Alexis de Castillon (1838-1873) Josef Lhévinne (1874-1944) Eleanor Robson Belmont (1879-1979) Samuel Dushkin (1891-1976) Victor Babin (1908-1972) Alvin Curran (1938) and Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) James Wright (1927-1980) Lester Bangs (1948-1982) And from the Composers Datebook: On thi

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Andrey Schulz‑Evler (1852-1905) Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974) Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) Philip Ledger (1937-2012) Donald Maxwell (1948) Margaret Tan (1953) Jaap van Zweden (1960) David Horne (1970) Evren Genis (1978) and Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Edvard Munch (1863-1944) John Osborne (1929-1994)

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Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) Joseph Jongen (1873-1953) Mieczyslaw Karlowicz (1876-1909) Leo Ornstein (1893-2002) Elliott Carter (1908-2012) David Ashley White (1944) Neil Mackie (1946) and Grace Paley (1922-2007 Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006) Grace Paley (1922-2007) Jim Harrison (1937-2016) Thomas McGuane (1939) and from the

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James Ehnes gave a breathtaking performance of William Walton’s Violin Concerto with the Oregon Symphony under guest conductor Eivind Gulberg Jensen on Saturday (December 1) that was about as close to perfection as can be imagined. His playing encompassed a brilliant technical precision yet expressed the varied emotions o

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César Franck (1822-1890) Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) Morton Gould (1913-1996) Sesto Bruscantini (1919-2003) Nicholas Kynaston (1941) Julianne Baird (1952) Kathryn Stott (1958) Sarah Chang (1980) and Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) Adolf Loos (1870-1933)

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The Columbian newspaper published my preview of this weekend's Vancouver Symphony concert, which will feature the Columbian Dance company and excerpts from "Swan Lake." Here is the link to the article.

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Emile Waldteufel (1837-1915) Joaquin Turina (1882-1949) Conchita Supervia (1895-1936) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (1915-2006) Dennis Eberhard (1943-2005) Christopher Robson (1953) Donny Osmond (1957) Joshua Bell (1967) and John Milton (1608-1674) Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) Léonie Adams (1899-1988) Ödön von Horváth (19

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Claude Balbastre (1724-1799) Frantisek Xaver Dussek (1731-1799) Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) Gérard Souzay (1918-2004) Moisei Vainberg (1919-1996) James Galway (1939) and Horace (65-8 B.C.) Diego Rivera (1886-1957) James Thurber (1894-1961) James Tate (1948) Mary Gordon

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Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710) Hermann Goetz (1840-1876) Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945) Ernst Toch (1887-1964) Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) Richard Franko Goldman (1910-1980) Daniel Jones (1912-1993) Helen Watts (1927-2009) Harry Chapin (1942-1981) Daniel Chorzempa (1944) Tom Waits (1949) Kathleen Kuhlmann (1950) Krystian Zimerman

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Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605) Johann Christoph Bach (1642-1703) Ira Gershwin (1896-1983) Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929-2016) Henryk Górecki (1933-2010) Tomas Svoboda (1939) John Nelson (1941) Daniel Adni (1951) Bright Sheng (1955) Matthew Taylor (1964) and Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529) The Encycl

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Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) Vitezslav Novák (1870-1949) "Little" Richard Wayne Penniman (1935) José Carreras (1946) Krystian Zimerman (1956) Osvaldo Golijov (1960) and Christina (Georgina) Rossetti (1830-1894) Joan Didion (1934) Calvin Trillin (1935) John Berendt (1939) Lydia Millet (1968) And from the C

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André Campra (1660-1744) Michel Pignolet de Montéclair (1667-1737) Sir Hamilton Harty (1879-1949) Alex North (1910-1991) Yvonne Minton (1938) Lillian Watson (1947) Andrew Penny (1952) and Thomas Carlyle (1795-1891) Samuel Butler (1835-1902) Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968)

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Nicolo Amati (1596-1684) André Campra (1660-1744) Antonio Soler (1729-1783) Émile Waldteufel (1837-1915) Anton Webern (1883-1945) Halsey Stevens (1908-1989) Nino Rota (1911-1979) Irving Fine (1914-1962) Charles Craig (1919-1997) Paul Turok (1929-2012) José Serebrier (1938) Matt Haimovitz (1970) and Joseph Conrad (1857-

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Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) Rudolf Friml (1879-1972) Harriet Cohen (1895-1967) Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970) Robert Moevs (1920-2007) Maria Callas (1923-1977) Jörg Demus (1928) and Georges-Pierre Seurat (1859-1891) T. Coraghessan Boyle (1948) George Saunders (1958) Ann Patchertt (1963) And from the Composers Datebo

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François‑Xavier Richter (1709-1789) Ernest (Louis-Etienne-Ernest) Reyer (1832-1909) Agathe Grøndahl (1847-1907) Gordon Crosse (1932) Lou Rawls (1933-2006) Bette Midler (1945) Rudolf Buchbinder (1946) Leontina Vaduva (1960)

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The symphonic works of Anton Bruckner are played all too rarely in Portland. To the best of my knowledge only the Bruckner Seventh has been performed in the last 30 years. But based on what I heard on Saturday evening, November 17, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, the Oregon Symphony is an excellent Bruckner band. Unde

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Carl Loewe (1796-1869) Charles Valentin Alkan (1813-1888) Sergei Liapunov (1859-1924) Ludwig Thuille (1861-1907) Ture Rangström (1884-1947) Ray Henderson (1896-1970) Klaus Huber (1924-2017) Gunther Herbig (1931) Walter Weller (1939-2015) Radu Lupu (1945) Semyon Bychkov (1952) and Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Mark Twain (18

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Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) John Brecknock (1937-2017) Chuck Mangione (1940) Louise Winter (1959) and Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888) Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

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Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687) Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838) Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894) Pamela Harrison (1915-1990) Berry Gordy Jr. (1929) Randy Newman (1943) Diedre Murray (1951) and John Bunyan (1628-1688) William Blake (1757-1827) Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) Nancy Mitford (1904-1973) Rita Mae

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Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1678) Anton Stamitz (1750-1798 or 1809) Franz Krommer (1759-1831) Sir Julian Benedict (1804-1885) Viktor Ewald (1860-1935) Charles Koechlin (1867-1950) Leon Barzin (1900-1999) Walter Klien (1928-1991) Helmut Lachenmann (1935) Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) David Felder (1953) Victoria Mullova (195

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Earl Wild (1915-2010) Eugene Istomin (1925-2003) Alan Stout (1932-2018) John Sanders (1933-2003) Craig Sheppard (1947) Vivian Tierney (1957) Spencer Topel (1979) and Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) Charles Schulz (1922-2000) Marilynne Robinson (1943)

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Franz Gruber (1785-1863) Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) Paul Desmond (1924-1977) Sir John Drummond (1934-2006) Jean-Claude Malgoire (1940) Håkan Hagegård (1945) Yvonne Kenny (1950) Gilles Cachemaille (1951) and Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) Helen Hooven Santmyer (1895-1986) Lewis Thomas (1913-1993)

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Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Willie ("The Lion") Smith (1897-1973) Norman Walker (1907-1963) Erik Bergman (1911-2006) Emma Lou Diemer (1927) Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998) Maria Chiara (1939) Chinary Ung (1942) Tod Machover (1953) Jouni Kaipainen (1956) Edgar Meyer (1960) Angelika Kirchschlager (1965) and Benedict Spi

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Photo by Cory Weaver/Portland Opera By opening its 2018-2109 season with “La Traviata” on Friday, November 2, Portland Opera has decided to return to its base with a grand opera at the Keller Auditorium in the late fall. For the past three years, the company has experimented with a season that extended from late spring

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Pierre Du Mage (1674-1751) Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) André Caplet (1878-1925) Guy Reginald Bolton (1884-1979) Jerry Bock (1928-2010) Vigen Derderian (1929-2003) Krzysztof Penderecki (1933) Ludovico Einaudi (1955) Thomas Zehetmair (1961) Nicolas Bacri (1961) Ed Harsh (1962) and Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897-1999) Paul Celan

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St. Cecilia Frantisek Benda(1709-1786) Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784) Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849) Edgard Varèse (1883-1965) Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981) Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999) Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) Gunther Schuller (1925-2015) Jimmy Knepper (1927-2003) Hans Zender (1936) Kent Nagano (1951) Stephen Hough

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Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909) Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933) Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969) Bernard Lagacé (1930) Malcolm Williamson (1931-2003) James DePreist (1936-2013) Idil Biret (1941) Vinson Cole (1950) Kyle Gann (1955) Stewart Wallace (1960) Björk (1965) and Voltare (1694-1778) Arthur Quiller-Couch (1863-1944) Mary

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Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953) René Kolo (1937) Gary Karr (1941) Meredith Monk (1942) Phillip Kent Bimstein (1947) Barbara Hendricks (1948) and Nadine Gordimer (1923-2014) Maya Plisetskaya (1925-2015) R.W. Apple Jr. (1934-2006) Don DeLillo, (1936) and from the Composers Datebook: On this day in 1805, Beethoven's ope

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