The Arts Archive: May, 2012

New York Phil concertmaster to retire

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Glenn Dicterow, New York Philharmonic concertmaster since 1980, is stepping down at the end of the 2013–14 season, the Philharmonic announced... Read more

Philadelphia Orchestra files reorganization plan

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Thirteen months after entering Chapter 11, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association Wednesday night filed its plan for exiting bankruptcy. With... Read more

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 1925-2012

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, 86, the high priest of art song, has died in Bavaria. BBC obituary here. New York Times here. Read more

Music changes the Morning Mood

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Musical flash mobs have produced their own video genre, and this example, in which Grieg sneaks up on train commuters in Copenhagen, might... Read more

Curtis Dresden concert streamed

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This week, 105 students from the Curtis Institute of Music play three concerts in Dresden - including one by the orchestra Tuesday (night in... Read more

Elektra grows Philadelphia Orchestra to 117 - plus singers

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Orchestra groupies might have noticed a few interesting changes in the composition of the Philadelphia Orchestra for Thursday night's Elektra... Read more

At Curtis, a tea marks 75 years in one job

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At the Curtis Institute of Music Wednesday, students, faculty, board members and other friends celebrated Eleanor Sokoloff's 75 years. Seventy-five... Read more

Maurice Sendak, 1928-2012

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Maurice Sendak, 83, who became one of the 20th century's great children's book authors by recognizing in his young reader an often under-estimated... Read more