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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

A couple of years ago, the Oregon Symphony reached way outside the box when it thought up the idea of asking a composer to write an orchestral work on homelessness. The orchestra then asked singer-songwriter-composer Gabriel Kahane to create such a work for its “Sounds of Home” series. Kahane took the commission very se

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Andrea Luchesi (1741-1801) Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870) Louis Glass (1864-1936) Edmund Rubbra (1901-1986) Artie Shaw (1910-2004) Jean Françaix (1912-1997) Alicia de Larrocha (1923) Robert Moog (1934-2005) Joel Feigin (1951) and Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952) Jane Kenyon (1947-1995)

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Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Johann Schrammel (1850-1893) Minna Keal (1909-1999) Sun Ra (1914-1993) George Tintner (1917-1999) Humphrey Lyttelton (1921-2008) Claude Ballif (1924-2004) John Browning (1933-2003) Peter Nero (1934) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Laurence Olivier (1907-1989) Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014)

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Joseph Parry (1841-1903) Thomas "Fats" Waller (1904-1943) Gina Bachauer (1913-1976) Heinz Holliger (1939) Rosalind Plowright (1949) Linda Bouchard (1957) and Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) Alexander Pope (1688-1744) Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) Andrei Sakharov (1921-1989) Robert Creeley (1926-2005)

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Hephzibah Menuhin (1920-1981) George Hurst (1926-2012) Karl Anton Rikenbacher (1940-2014) Tison Street (1943) Joe Cocker (1944-2014) Cher (1946) Sue Knussen (1949-2003) Jane Parker-Smith (1950) Emma Johnson (1966) and Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

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Johann Jacob Froberger (1616-1667) Nellie Melba (1859-1931) Kerstin Thorborg (1896-1970) Sandy Wilson (1924-2014) Pete Townshend (1945) Stephen Varcoe (1949) and Malcom X (1925-1965) Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) Nora Ephron (1941-2012) and from the Composers Datebook: On this day in 1886, the American premiere of J.

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Stephen Powell as Rigoletto | Photo by Cory Weaver. Exceptional performances by the principal singers highlighted Portland Opera’s production of Verdi’s Rigoletto on Thursday evening (May 8) at Keller Auditorium. Presented with traditional scenery and costumes, the story of the humpbacked jester, his lovely and naïve

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Johann Jakob Froberger (1616-1667) Francesco Maria Piave (1810-1876) Karl Goldmark (1830-1915) Ezio Pinza (1892-1947) Henri Sauguet (1901-1989) Meredith Willson (1902-1984) Sir Clifford Curzon (1907-1982) Perry Como (1912-2001) Boris Christoff (1914-1993) Mikko Heiniö (1948) and Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Bertrand Russell

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Erik Satie (1866-1925) Werner Egk (1901-1983) Sandor Vegh (1905-1997) Birgit Nilsson (1918-2005) Dennis Brain (1921-1957) Peter Mennin (1932-1983) Taj Mahal (1942) Paul Crossley (1944) Brian Rayner Cook (1945) Bill Bruford (1949) Ivor Bolton (1958) and Dorothy Richardson (1873-1957) Alfonso Reyes (1889-1959) Gary Paulsen

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Richard Tauber (1891-1948) Ivan Vishnegradsy (1893-1979) Jan Kiepura (1902-1966) Woody Herman (1913-1987) Liberace (1919-1987) Friedrich Gulda (1930-2000) Betty Carter (1930-1998) Donald Martino (1931-2005) Robert Fripp (1946) Monica Huggett (1953) Andrew Litton (1959) and Maria Gaetana Agnesi (1718-1799) Friedrich Rücke

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Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Michael William Balfe (1808-1870) Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-1986) Arthur Berger (1912-2003) John Lanchbery (1923-2003) Ted Perry (1931-2003) Richard Wilson (1941) Brian Eno (1948) and L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931) Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) Peter Shaffer (1926

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Otto Klemperer (1885-1973) Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) Lou Harrison (1917-2003) Aloys Kontarsky (1931) Peter Skellern (1947) Maria de La Pau (1950) Helen Field (1951) David Byrne (1952) and Hal Borland (1900-1978) Mary Morris (1947)

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Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) Constantin Silverstri (1913-1969) William Schwann (1913-1998) Gareth Morris (1920-2007) Ritchie Valens (1941-1959) Jane Glover (1949) Stevie Wonder (1950) David Hill (1957) Tasmin Little (1965) and Daphne du Maurier (1907-1989) Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) Kathleen Jamie (1962) and from the Com

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Johann Baptist Wanha (Vanhal) (1739-1813) Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812) Giovanni Viotti (1755-1824) Jules Massenet (1842-1912) Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Sir Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) Burt Bacharach (1928) Anthony Newman (1941) Dalmacio Gonzalez (1945) Doris Soffel (1948) and Edward Lear (1812-1888) Dante Gabriel

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Jan Václav (1791-1825) Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914) Alma Gluck (1884-1938) Irving Berlin (1888-1939) William Grant Still (1895-1978) Robert Johnson (1911-1938) Ross Pople (1945) Judith Weir (1954) Cecile Licad (1961) and Martha Graham (1894-1991) Mari Sandoz (1896-1966) Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Francisco "Paco"

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Jean‑Marie Leclair (1697-1764) Max Steiner (1888-1971) Dmitri Tiomkin (1894-1979) Maybelle Carter (1909-1978) Artie Shaw (1910-2004) Richard Lewis (1914-1990) Milton Babbit (1916-2011) Maxim Shostakovich (1938) Lori Dobbins (1958) and Karl Barth (1886-1968) Fred Astaire (1899-1987) Barbara Taylor Bradford (1933) and fr

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Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816) Adolph von Henselt (1814-1889) Jacques Singer (1910-1980) Carlo Maria Giulini (1914-2005) Nigel Douglas (1929) Billy Joel (1949) Michel Beroff (1950) Joy Harjo (1951) Linda Finnie (1952) Anne Sofie von Otter (1955) Alison Hagley (1961) and James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Alan Bennett (1934

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My article-interview with singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane has been posted in Oregonlive here. The topic is his piece on homelessness, which will receive its premiere at the Oregon Symphony concerts May 12-14. The print version will be out on Friday.

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Carl Philipp Stamitz (1745-1801) Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981) Heather Harper (1930) Carlo Cossutta (1932-2000) Keith Jarrett (1945) Felicity Lott (1947) and Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) Edmund Wilson (1895-1972) Gary Snyder (1930) Thomas Pynchon (1937) Roddy Doyle (1958)

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Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) Anton Seidl (1850-1898) Edmond Appia (1894-1961) Elisabeth Soderstrom (1927-2009) Cornelius Cardew (1936-1981) Philip Lane (1950) Robert Spano (1961) and Olympe de Gouge (1748-1793) Robert Browning (1812-1889) Archibald MacLeis

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Portland State University Opera presented another professional-quality run with Benjamin Britten's only comic opera, Albert Herring. On April 29 at the Lincoln Center the presentation was spectacular, and yet another feather in the cap of this marvelous program. Opening with a nice Victorian hubbub, Grace Skinner as the ho

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Jascha Horenstein (1898-1973) George Perle (1915-2009) Godfrey Ridout (1918-1984) Murry Sidlin (1940) Ghena Dimitrova (1941-2005) Nathalie Stutzmann (1965) and Robert Peary (1856-1920) Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Gaston Leroux (1868-1927) Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) Orson Wells (1915-1985)

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Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872) Hans Pfizner (1869-1947) Maria Caniglia (1905-1979) Kurt Böhme (1908-1989) Charles Rosen (1927-2012) Mark Ermler (1932-2002) Tammy Wynette (1942-1998) Bunita Marcus (1952) Cédric Tiberghien (1975) and Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Karl Marx (1818-1883) Nellie Bly (1864-1922) Christopher

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Marianne (Anna Katharina) von Martínez (1744-1812) Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731) Emil Nikolaus Von Reznicek (1860-1945) Mátyás Seiber (1905-1960) Tatiana Nikolayeva (1924-1993) Roberta Peters (1930) Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (1931) Marisa Robles (1937) Enrique Batiz (1942) Peter Ware (1951) and Horace Mann (1796-1859)

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Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682) Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901) Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Bing Crosby (1903-1977) Sir William Glock (1908-2000) Léopold Simoneau (1916-2006) Pete Seeger (1919-2014) John Lewis (1920-2001_ James Brown (1933-2006) Jonathan Harvey (1939-2012) and Niccol Machiavelli (1469-1527) Jacob Riis (

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Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) Jean‑Baptiste Barrière (1707-1747) Ludwig August Lebrun (1752-1790) Hans Christian Lumbye (1810-1874) Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922) Lorenz Hart (1894-1943) Alan Rawstorne (1905-1971) Jean‑Marie Auberson (1920-2004) Arnold Black (1923-2000) Philippe Herreweghe (1947) Valery Gergiev (1

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Marco da Gagliano (1582-1643) William Lawes (1602-1645) Sophia Dussek (1775-1831) Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) Jón Leifs (1899-1968) Walter Susskind (1913-1980) Gary Bertini (1927-2005) Judy Collins (1939) and Joseph Addison (1672-1719) Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Joseph Heller (1923-1999)

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One of the biggest deficiencies of the Arlene Schnizter Concert Hall becomes fully evident whenever the Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 (the “Organ Symphony”) is on the program. The piece is famous for the organ’s entry in the second movement, when it should have a rich, full ring that just thunders, and makes you realize

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Franz Lehár (1870-1948) Louise Homer (1871-1947) Frank Merrick (1886-1981) Robert Shaw (1916-1999) Günter Raphael (1903-1960) Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (1939) Garcia Navarro (1940-2002) Vladimir Tarnopolsky (1955) and Alice B. Toklas (1877-1967) John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) Winfield Townley Scott (1910-1968) Annie Dillard (

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Thomas Beecham (1879-1961) Wallingford Riegger (1885-1961) Sir Malcom Sargent (1895-1967) Edward "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974) Harold Shapero (1920-2013) Peter Sculthorpe (1929-2014) Willie Nelson (1933) Klaus Voormann (1938) Leslie Howard (1948) Eero Hämeenniemi (1951) Gino Quilico (1955) and Constantine P. Ca

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