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Entries by Ayano Hodouchi from 03/2013

A Hearty Evening of Brahms and Tchaikovsky

| Posted 03.04.2013 | Arts

I've been hearing this music since the cradle, yet, when played right, it never fails to surprise me with its gems of tenderness. This evening, there were no such surprises. Pretty and attractive music, to be sure, but it's not the same thing as opening up the treasures of your heart.

Standing for Older Traditions

| Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts

Last weekend, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, arguably the most prestigious ensemble in the world, performed three concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. I attended two of them, on March 2 and March 3, and was surprised by how many Japanese people there were in the most expensive seats.

Vladimir Jurowski Brings the London Philharmonic to New York

| Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

The London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Vladimir Jurowski, visited Lincoln Center this week with solid success.

A Streetcar Named Desire, in Opera

| Posted 03.21.2013 | Arts

A Streetcar Named Desire is a dark play -- I thought only the Russians wrote such bleak, depressing things -- but the dreamy beauty of Fleming makes it shine.