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by Leslie Kandell

Tanglewood notes

A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires
Monday, July 6, 2015

A departure from tradition

A curious Tanglewood opening for the Boston Symphony. Instead of giving three concerts, the orchestra performed only on Friday evening, and with a guest conductor instead of its music director.
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Diva does it all

The first time I ever paid attention to Stephanie Blythe (reigning mezzo-soprano diva at the Metropolitan Opera) was when she stopped the show at a Tanglewood students’ cabaret night about 20 years ago.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

Good morning, geniuses!

Which of these stars doesn’t belong here: J.S. Bach, Max Bruch, Charles Ives, Robin Williams?
Monday, July 28, 2014

The weekend that wasn’t vs. the one that was

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has vamped for several years awaiting a successor to James Levine.
Monday, July 7, 2014

Tanglewood countdown to Andris Nelsons

Tanglewood has been bustling for a week, with “this ‘n’ that” activities that lead up to official opening concerts.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013

Tanglewood soldiers on without James Taylor

Looking back at 5 concerts which drew crowds of over 10,000 at Tanglewood this summer.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

160 years later, a fifth owner for Steinway

Steinway, the venerable piano company, has been sold to a private investor for (depending on where you read it) upwards of a half-billion dollars.
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013

Reflections on gender: Mark Morris stages one-act operas

Last week there were two warmly received stagings of a Mark Morris double bill: his new “Curlew River,” choreographed to Benjamin Britten’s score, and the quarter-century-old “Dido.”
Monday, July 22, 2013

Burning ring of fire

Saturday night at Tanglewood, the final act of Part Two,“The Valkyrie,” made up the entire huge and gripping performance.
Monday, July 8, 2013

The price of ill-gotten gains

Who would advertise in the local newspaper, selling lawn passes for Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood, on July 5th? When the broadcast was made on June 29th?

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