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Venue: Carnegie Hall, New York City

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Address881 7th Ave, New York,
New York City
NY NY 10019
United States
Capacity2804
ContainsStern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
Weill Recital Hall
Zankel Hall
Resnick Education Wing
Google maps40° 45' 54.058" N 73° 58' 47.640" W
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At Carnegie Hall Ax, Kavakos and Ma celebrate Beethoven and Stern

For a group of instrumentalists that seldom play together, the level of rhythmic, timbral and, most important, conceptual coordination was amazing.
*****
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Brahms' German Requiem proves to be timeless as ever in new edition

The revisions were minor, but the Requiem remained a fitting work for a modern metropolis: reverent, mysterious, a little bit distant but a powerful prayer for peace.
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Gerstein emphasizes the importance of flexible minds, not only fingers

In his Zankel Hall recital, Gerstein underlined with purposeful clarity the fecundating power of just a few thematic ideas.
****1
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Jörg Widmann's somber humor at Carnegie Hall

In fragments and miniatures, the ensemble pieces were most satisfying, allowing Widmann not to build arguments but define subjects by contrast, showing a quick wit and a flair for suspense. 
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DiDonato sees Winterreise through Charlotte's eyes

DiDonato has always asked herself what happens to Charlotte after Werther’s suicide; now she pondered another young woman’s fate – her key to Winterreise was from the Mädchen’s viewpoint.
***11
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Jörg Widmann leads the Irish Chamber Orchestra in an eclectic program

Soprano Claron McFadden's pellucid voice tremendously contributed to the structural and sonic richness of Widmann's Versuch über die Fuge.
****1
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Muti and the CSO bring out the operatic in Prokofiev

A decade after Riccardo Muti was appointed CSO’s Music Director, the chemistry between conductor and ensemble couldn’t be more evident.
****1
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Chicago Symphony ranges from insipid to extraordinary at Carnegie Hall

A sublime performance of Berlioz' La Mort de Cléopâtre by Joyce DiDonato, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra overshadows the rest of a Rome-inspired concert at Carnegie Hall.
****1
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