5 questions to Jonathan Biss (pianist, educator) + MORE Jan 17th


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Mesmeric sounds of the hive: Heloise Tunstall-Behrens' The Swarm at the Vault Festival + MORE

Composer (and bee-keeper) Heloise Tunstall-Behrens piece The Swarm explores the euphoric and mesmeric sounds of the hive, combining choral music, sound and movement into a boundary-pushing piece. The piece was first performed at the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, and now is being perfo.... More »

Live and kicking? Orchestras join Google Play to launch live recordings + MORE

The LSO, New York Phil and Royal Concertgebouw are among the orchestras to offer live performances on Google Play, as the online music service ramps up its classical offeringThe London Symphony Orchestra made history on 25 June, 1913 when it became one of the first British orchestras to make a studi.... More »
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Learning to Listen: Paremski on Piano + MORE

This week on Learning to Listen, Alison Young welcomes special guest, pianist Natasha Paremski. Learn more about the piano and hear some stunning playing, including a work by Rachmaninoff from a concert performance..... More »

Ask Alice + MORE

'Death of a Salesman', with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh.... More »

The end of time in Clapham: Messiaen at Omnibus + MORE

Michael Foyle, Maksim Štšura - photo Alastair Merrill Messiaen Quatuor pour le fin du temps Maksim Štšura, Michael Foyle, Joseph Shiner, Yelian He Omnibus, Clapham Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 2 2016 Star rating: 4.0Young artists bring Messiaen's intense masterpiece to Clapham.... More »
5 questions to Jonathan Biss (pianist, educator)Tomorrow, Friday, January 17, Jonathan Biss “one of the most thoughtful and technically accomplished pianists of the younger generation” (BBC Music Magazine) will perform music by Brahms, Beethoven, Chopin and Kurtág at Carnegie Hall. Biss kindly took the time to answer 5 questions about his MOOC experience, Kurtág, and his Beethoven project…You have recently taught a five-week course on Beethoven’s piano sonatas to 35,000 participants in partnership with Coursera…

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ROH Presents Stylish Manon

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Massenet, Manon: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Royal Opera House Orchestra/ Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Royal Opera House, London, 14.1.2014 (JPr) Cast: Manon Lescaut: Ermonela Jaho Lescaut: Audun Iversen Chevalier des Grieux: Matthew Polenzani Le Comte des Grieux: Alastair Miles Guillot de Morfontaine: Christophe Mortagne De Brétigny: William Shimell Poussette: Simona Mihai Javotte: Rachel Kelly Rosette: […]

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The worst job in the orchestra world?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

The worst job in the orchestra world?The Malaysia Philharmonic are advertising in the Guardian for a head of artistic administration and a head of orchestral management. Since the orch is under an international boycott and known for firing foreigners without notice, the ads sound more like an invitation to career suicide. Apply – don’t apply – here: http://jobs…

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Bustling 24 hours to come……

– briandickie.typepad.com

I have a meeting this morning with my colleagues on the Garsington Opera Artistic Advisory Committee, then a hop down the road from the Royal Academy to St Pancras International to get the Eurostar to Paris. It is Brittgen's Rape of Lucretia with the Paris Opera Studio, followed I trust by a good dinner – this is Paris after all!  And back tomorrow morning…

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Kampe/Brubaker/Gantner/Johnson/Schöne/LA Opera/Conlon (Bridge, three CDs)With its potent mix of sex, violence and deformity, an orgy thrown in for good measure, and a typically overripe score, Die Gezeichneten (The Stigmatised) seems to be close to overtaking Die Ferne Klang as the most frequently seen and heard of Franz Schreker’s operas…

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After 15 long months, the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra musicians has ended. We asked some of our staff here at Classical Minnesota Public Radio to share their thoughts: What have we learned? What's the takeaway? Are there lessons for the future? What are the next steps?

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Why not play the premier league composers more often?Much has been written about classical music’s unhealthy obsession with composer anniversaries. So it is time to turn attention to the equally unhealthy obsession with music written in the twelve decades between 1854 (Wagner composed Das Reingold) and 1971 (Shostakovich composed his 15th Symphony). In fact the obsession with composer anniversaries and the obsession with music from those decades has created a perfect storm, with anniversaries for Mahler, Wagner, Verdi and Britten followed by Richard Strauss this year and, wait for it, Sibelius and Nielsen in 2015…

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Choreographer 'pulverises' opera

– www.theaustralian.com.au

SASHA Waltz and Guests turn Purcell’s delicate Dido & Aeneas into 100 dull minutes of unintelligible opera.

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The orchestra musicians and several of the principal singers of the New York City Opera will perform to commemorate the now-defunct company’s 70th anniversary.    

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in New York City.    

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Ask Alice

– www.mvdaily.com

On Wagner string parts and Fred Sherry’s Bach duets, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Canadian Opera Company’s 2014-2015 Season

– operatattler.typepad.com

October 3- November 1 2014: FalstaffOctober 10-31 2014: Madama ButterflyJanuary 24- February 21 2015: Don GiovanniJanuary 31- February 22 2015: Die WalküreApril 17- May 22 2015: The Barber of SevilleMay 6-23 2015: Bluebeard's Castle and Erwartung
Details on the Season | Official Site

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The other Lloyd Webber

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

That was Aurora by William Lloyd Webber – the most substantial piece of orchestral music, as far as we know, by the father of Andrew and Julian. His centenary falls this year, on 11 March, and there’s to be a big celebratory concert that day in St Martin-in-the-Fields, led by Julian. I’ve been exploring William’s music and, in short, am quite in love with it…

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