The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical Music: Tchaikovsky Competition winners announced. Seiji Ozawa wins Japan’s “Nobel” Prize. Josef Suk dies. Daniel Barenboim to stay on in Berlin.

July 16, 2011
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REMINDERS: The Madison Early Music Festival’ wraps up with its All-Festival concert is tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Mills Hall, with a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m. The theme is early music in the New World. At 8 p.m., in Garner Park, the Madison Opera‘s 10th annual Opera in the Park takes place and could draw more than last year’s 14,000 people. You can look at posts about both events that were on this blog earlier this week and last week.  

By Jacob Stockinger

Maybe you missed some happening in classical music this week.

Hope these news clips bring you up to date a bit:

ITEM: Josef Suk, great violinist and great-grandson of Dvorak, has died:

ITEM: An ailing Seiji Ozawa, the American-trained conductor and and former longtime music director of the Boston Symphony, has won a prestigious prize form Japan:

ITEM: How reliable is storing music “in the cloud”?

ITEM: Ex-Chicago maestro Daniel Barenboim to stay on with Berlin Opera:

ITEM: Tchaikovsky Competition winners, including pianist Danill Trifonov (below)  are announced:

Here are two samples of Trifonov’s playing, both a famously dramatic and virtuosic concerto and a beautifully quiet and lyrical  Scarlatti sonata:

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