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  1. Cristobal
    January 9, 2017 @ 3:10 pm

    This was not an easy program to hear, especially if you subscribe to Masterworks. While the program showcased the musicians’ abilities, it was near-assaultive on the audience. I can appreciate the degree of difficulty in the compositions and the performances – – my college roommate was a piano/conducting major at USC and chose two hours of Schoenberg for his senior recital – – however, they did not rise to the level of Masterworks. American music to the great classics is generally like MOCA to the Getty and Milli Vanilli to The Beatles. Martha Gilmer announced that the programs this season would include music not often heard played by symphony orchestras. I suspect that will be music less popular due to its difficulty on the listener.

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