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Victoria Woodhull
August 23, 2016

"It is unprecedented: A woman running for President of the United States. Her detractors call her 'Satan', and claim she belongs in jail."

It's 1872, and Victoria Woodhull is the first woman to make a bid for the White House. Her story is the inspiration for Victoria Bond's opera, Mrs. President.

Tod Dockstader
August 9, 2016

"The hardest part of this project was how to appropriately deal with music left behind by a talented, perfectionist composer who has passed on."

Marianna Prjevalskaya
August 9, 2016

"One suspects that an awful lot of fans of dark, troubled music will be adding this to their cd collection so as to experience its dips and swells and tormented flurries as an integral whole."

Kepler Quartet
August 1, 2016

Ben Johnston's string quartets, sonically weird yet beguilingly beautiful, are now recognized as major works in the genre, largely due to the Kepler Quartet's pioneering recordings.

Marianna Prjevalskaya
July 21, 2016

Prjevalskaya, who has performed internationally and with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra after winning the 2014 piano competition, will play pieces by Brahms, Chopin and Rachmaninoff during her recital on the festival’s opening day, July 24.

Marianna Prjevalskaya
July 20, 2016

"Inside The Arts", Prjevalskaya At MASNO Competition

Ben Johnston String Quartets
July 18, 2016

"This was, no doubt, a sorely demanding mission for the Kepler but they give every indication of having deeply imbibed this music. It is now part of their being and courtesy of these three discs it can be part of ours."

Kepler Quartet
July 15, 2016

"What the Kepler Quartet has accomplished on these three CDs is very unlikely to be repeated. They spared nothing in their shattering presentation of all the music"

Book of Hours
July 14, 2016

Small, a fine pianistic advocate of his own works, clearly has a deep-seated belief in and attraction to the line between sound and quiet; his music speaks most clearly to those who share that predilection.

Marianna Prjevalskaya plays Rachmaninoff
July 14, 2016

One of the great pianist/composers of the modern era was Rachmaninoff, and Marianna Prjevalskaya offers two of his virtuosic and elegant sets of variations.

Orli Shaham
July 14, 2016

The fifth in our series of interviews with the jurors for the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia.

Orli Shaham
July 14, 2016

Jurors set the bar daringly high for the 32 competitors with a masterclass in style and technique.

Kepler Quartet
July 12, 2016

"The Kepler Quartet...first joined forces to play some of the most amazing, extraordinary music you probably have never heard"

Kepler Quartet
July 7, 2016

"Johnston...is a contender for the title of great American composer, in the Maverick tradition of Ives, Harry Partch, and Henry Cowell."

Marianna Prjevalskaya
July 6, 2016

Marianna Prjevalskaya is interviewed on WBAA Classical's 'What's New' program.

The Choral Society of the Hamptons gave a “stirring 70th anniversary finale concert” on Saturday evening at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor.
July 6, 2016

Ms. Bond, a well-known conductor and music commentator, is also a composer of considerable ingenuity.

Marianna Prjevalskaya
June 29, 2016

A pronunciation guide for Marianna Prjevalskaya

Kepler Quartet
June 26, 2016

"Their (Kepler Quartet) intricately honed ensemble values, characterful solo turns, and wide palette of nuances extend far beyond merely playing the unplayable, setting performance standards that will keep young, enterprising quartets humble for decades."

June 23, 2016

"His [Ben Johnston's] quartets are created through an extremely complex methodology that – unlike the methods used by many other composers of recent times – is not necessary for listeners to know about or understand for them to find the music involving and highly effective."

Marianna Prjevalskaya
June 21, 2016

"Whenever I play or listen to Rachmaninoff, it’s like breathing to me, it’s just so natural and so close to my heart and my soul."

Kepler Quartet rehearsing
June 20, 2016

"This is the year's best album: Kepler Quartet new album with Ben Johnston's string quartets 6, 7 and 8."

Kepler Quartet
June 20, 2016

Music that is energetic, dramatically forceful and often startlingly beautiful.

Kepler Quartet
June 20, 2016

After 14 years and more than 1,999 takes in the recording studio, the Kepler Quartet has fulfilled its mission and honored the core driver of its existence: They’ve recorded all ten of revered American composer Ben Johnston’s string quartets.

Victoria Bond
June 20, 2016
Kepler Quartet
June 16, 2016

American composer Ben Johnston - one of the most interesting and distinctive contemporary academic music

Kepler Quartet
June 16, 2016

If you want to hear, quite literally, the music that exists inside music—between the notes—here is your man.

Bond and Mangini
June 16, 2016

The concert will be conducted by the society’s music director, Mark Mangini

Haskell Small - Book of Hours
June 15, 2016

Composer and pianist Haskell Small releases a new CD featuring his performances of two of his major works. Book of Hours on MSR Classics (MS-1601). The recording includes the world premiere recording of A Journey in Silence: Reflections on the Book of Hours (2015), and Lullaby of War, his multi-movement work for piano and two narrators, composed in 2007.

Kepler Quartet
June 15, 2016

A challenging new musical language for modern music lovers.

WRUV
June 15, 2016

BEN JOHNSTON– STRING QUARTETS NOS. 6, 7, & 8

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