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Entries by Laurence Vittes from 09/2011

A Naked Soprano At The Maribor Festival: Classical Music Breaking Free

| Posted 09.15.2011 | Arts

2011-09-15-orchestrapull.jpg In the comfortable confines of Maribor's Union Hall, Tognetti let loose musical hounds of hell in Gyoergy Ligeti's Violin Concerto.

Visualizing Beethoven And Other European Music Festival Adventures

| Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts

During my madcap tour through European summer festivals from Moritzburg (Germany) to East Lothian (Scotland), more reminiscent at times of a classical...

A Music Critic On Stage, Topless Beaches And Tapas Bars: The Quincena Music Festival In San Sebastián

| Posted 09.30.2011 | Arts

The Quincena Musical Festival was torrid as advertised. So were the topless beaches, to which my wife and I can testify. And there was a music critic who performed at a concert by a countertenor in a convent.