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Adventures in Mexico

by B.A. Nilsson August 13, 2015

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  You can count on the Bard Music Festival for textural extremes. Last Saturday’s programs ran a gamut from a charming sonata for guitar and harpsichord by Manual Ponce to the outsized, relentless Piano Concerto by ...

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Bard Music Festival

by The Staff August 6, 2015

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  The heart of BardSummerscape begins this weekend as the Bard Music Festival directs our attention to Chávez and His World. Carlos Chávez (1899-1978, pictured) is the central figure in 20th-century Mexican music. Though venerated by ...

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A Romantic Weekend in Annandale

by B.A. Nilsson August 14, 2014

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  In the end, Malcom Bilson was right. The distinguished pianist and early-music specialist spoke and performed during a 10 AM panel titled “Invention and Reinvention: Who Was Schubert?” and, comparing a piano from Schubert’s time ...

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Bard Music Festival

by The Staff August 8, 2014

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  BardSummerscape continues this weekend with the centerpiece of the whole shebang, the Bard Music Festival. This year’s theme is Schubert and His World, so the next two weekends will feature an invigorating, entertaining series of ...

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Restored Reputation

by B.A. Nilsson August 16, 2012

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The panel discussion that opened the day’s events at this year’s Bard Music Festival was titled “Prodigy, Polymath, Globetrotter, and Reactionary.” When you consider that Saint-Saëns was the most famous French composer of the late ...

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