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BLOG: The Story of Mozart’s Thought-Lost Oboe Concerto

The Story of Mozart's Thought-Lost Oboe Concerto By Gonzalo X. Ruiz In the early 20th century scholars knew that in 1777, as he was getting ready to leave Salzburg for…

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BLOG: Music that’s Out of this World

Music that's Out of this World By Bruce Lamott Imagine, if you will, a space-faring extraterrestrial rocking out to Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" or grooving to Bach's Second Brandenburg…

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Charles Jennens: The Gilbert to Handel’s Sullivan

Charles Jennens: The Gilbert to Handel's Sullivan By Bruce Lamott When Handel turned from the shopworn librettos of Italian serious opera (opera seria) to the heightened drama of Saul, the…

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Bach for the Holidays by Patrick Dupré Quigley

Bach for the Holidays By Patrick Dupré Quigley As December closes in, Bach’s music sets the aural stage for my family’s holiday celebrations.  Shimmering strings, clarion winds, harpsichord and organ…

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Life in Vivaldi’s Music Program (with Video!)

Vivaldi's Pietà vs. Juilliard By Bruce Lamott If Antonio Vivaldi worked wonders with randomly deposited orphans at the Ospedaie di Pietà in Venice, where he taught sporadically from 1703 and…

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The Compleat Chorale Singer

The Compleat Chorale Singer By Bruce Lamott Philharmonia's recent addition of "and Chorale" to its moniker had more significance than a mere change of logo. It was rather a recognition…

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Mozart in Salzburg: A Tale of Two Prince-Archbishops

MOZART IN SALZBURG: A TALE OF TWO PRINCE-ARCHBISHOPS By Bruce Lamott Mozart's love-hate relationship with Salzburg, his picturesque birthplace, stemmed largely from a regime change that was pivotal in his…

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Q&A with PBO’s Telly Award-Winning Video Director

Q&A with PBO's Telly Award-Winning Video Director More than a year after PBO co-produced the fully-staged version of Rameau’s Le Temple de la Gloire with CMBV and Cal Performances, the…

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Read the latest Blog: Virtuosity on Ice by Bruce Lamott

Virtuosity on Ice By Bruce Lamott It may be a stretch to suggest that audiences watching the Winter Olympics or PBO's upcoming set, "Corelli the Godfather," are looking for the…

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