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Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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October 2, 2012

Cecilia Bartoli released her 19th solo album, Mission, last week. Of course, it is expected to do very well for Decca: the Italian mezzo-soprano is at the height of her artistry and has a wide fan base willing to follow her journeys into fantastic repertoire.

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News Report
October 2, 2012

The recording company acknowledges the decline in popularity of CDs, signaling its future strategy with a classical, download-only recording.

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Joseph Martin Kraus: <em>Der Tod Jesu Musica Sacra</em>

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As part of its 40th anniversary, Carus has initiated a new series called Carus Classics, featuring 10 CD productions from its past library of recordings. Joseph Martin Kraus' oratorio Der Tod Jesu reflects the visions represented by the ‘Sturm und Drang’ era in the second half of the 18th century. The remaining three works on this album are late works which Kraus composed in the service of King Gustav III at the Swedish Court.

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October 1, 2012

The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall, the dazzling 1,400-seat heart of Sonoma State University's $130 million Donald & Maureen Green Music Center opened this weekend with two festive and sold-out performances.

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Alisa Won (Chairman), Partner, Sideman & Bancroft LLP.  Formerly partner in corporate department of Winston & Strawn LLP. Advisory Trustee of May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation.  Alisa received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA in History from UC Berkeley and studies classical piano.

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Kids & Families Feature
September 27, 2012
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September 25, 2012

Musopen, the Palo Alto–based website, is pioneering the new frontier in classical music starting by creating a free resource of recordings.

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Alexandre Danilevski: <em>The Uncertainty Principle</em>

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The Uncertainty Principle is the brain child of Russian composer Alexandre Danilevski, who blends music and instruments from the middle-ages to the modern day. On this recording, Danilvski’s own ensemble Syntagma interprets two of his works for mixed ensemble and voice, while the Flanders Recorder Quartet plays his Antiphones and cellist Larissa Groeneveld presents Revelation, a concerto for cello solo.

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Kids & Families Feature
September 20, 2012
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