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Epiphanies

José Antonio Abreu, who has organized hundreds of monumental concerts on every kind of stage around the world, could not contain his emotion when he related the most recent phenomenon he had witnessed in the stadiums of Mérida and Barquisimeto … Continue reading

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Dudamel vs. Lebrecht

One of the smartest studies of the classical record industry, though depressing in its conclusions, is The Life and Death of Classical Music (Anchor Books, 2007) by the British critic Norman Lebrecht. In this well-documented book that claims to be … Continue reading

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The Antidote

The Latin Grammy Awards, whose ceremony has the perfume of novelty, the shine of a platinum disc, is glorified in its own right this year (2009) for a simple reason: the grand prizewinner never worked in the register of prizes … Continue reading

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Zambrano Went Out to Sow

One of the most unusual stages in the history of Venezuela’s National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras [El Sistema] was the creation, ex nihilo and almost from the beginning, of orchestral nuclei in the most remote areas of the … Continue reading

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