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20.7.15

Fabio Luisi Steps In at Castleton


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N. Medtner, Piano Sonatas, A. Taverna
(1201 Music, 2015)
Charles T. Downey, Young players bolstered by pros in last classical performance at Castleton (Washington Post, July 21)
The Castleton Festival struggles on in Rappahannock County, a year after the death of its founder, Lorin Maazel. The programming is sharply reduced, with jazz taking over from classical music for the final two weeks, and all performances open with pleas for donations. A smaller, less-assured orchestra, made up of young apprentice players bolstered by professional ringers in some first chairs, gave the last of just three concerts of symphonic music on Sunday afternoon in the Castleton Festival Theater.

Maazel’s absence at the podium is the festival’s biggest problem... [Continue reading]
Castleton Festival Orchestra
Alessandro Taverna, piano
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Castleton Festival

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