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by Leslie Kandell

Tanglewood notes

A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires

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.”

Burning ring of fire

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

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?

'Night Train' on right track

Michael Gandolfi's "Night Train to Perugia" a smart, winning piece performed at anniversary celebration.

Did John Cage Bang on a Can?

The annual Bang on a Can new music festival at MASSMoCA -- daily talks, composer workshops and recitals with premieres -- comes to a close Saturday, with a six-hour marathon finale from 4 to 10 p.m.

Tanglewood back stories, front and center

Recalling the 1986 concert of the broken strings that elevated violinist Midori to star status.

Outsize instruments

These large instruments are prized for their looks, not their sound.

The word, from the Top

Joseph Silverstein says this reviewer was off key in a complaint about the Emerson String Quartet.

Pissarro's People: Probably the show's last words of opinion

A lovely hour spent viewing the Pissarro exhibit at the Clark Art Institute.

Mark Morris, some kind of great

Revisiting the Mark Morris Dance Group, which is back at Jacob's Pillow through Sunday.

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