that decisive moment
One of the worlds most lovably idiosyncratic festivals yielded some of our highlights.
The soprano Latonia Moore performing at Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the Metropolitan Operas summer recital series. (The concerts continue through June 29.)CreditIan Douglas for The New York Times
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Classical lovers! When the week began, I was still in hot-yet-ever-so-chill Ojai, Calif., for the tail end of the Ojai Music Festival, one of musics most lovably idiosyncratic, sunnily relaxed yet rigorous events.
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The revelation of this years festival, a single long weekend presided over by the fierce violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, was the music of Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006), who in virtual isolation built a style of grim extremity. Her six piano sonatas were played on a roasting afternoon by Markus Hinterhuser, the brilliant artist who runs the Salzburg Festival. Its an unbroken hour of focus and force, but Mr. Hinterhusers touch is warm, human. Watch. It. Now.
And while ...