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Golijov flunks on the Dude

A violin concerto by Osvaldo Golijov that was meant to be premiered by Leonidas Kavakos with Gustavo Dudamel won’t be ready in time for its

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The Dude drops a dud

The ascent of Gustavo Dudamel from the streets of Caracas to the heights of maestro fame has been both musical fairy-tale and a case of

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The Dude drops a dud

The ascent of Gustavo Dudamel from the streets of Caracas to the heights of maestro fame has been both musical fairy-tale and a case of

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Hot news of Mahler's third

Behind the scenes of Simon Rattle’s Berlin performance the Royal Festival Hall last night, I heard word of challenging developments. A colleague, just back from Caracas,

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Dude bones up on his Elgar

Watching a BBC4 rerun last night of John Bridcut’s thoughtful bio-doc of England’s iconic composer, I was puzzled by an early clip of a young

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Ten music scoops of 2010

Here are ten classical music stories broken by Slipped Disc in the past year, most of them hours and sometimes a full day ahead of

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