A little celebration of insomnia? + MORE Sep 5th

Hi there. Every day I post a round up of the latest news, articles and opinions from the world’s classical music and opera scene that I’ve found to be the most important, interesting or inspiring.

I don’t have anything to add today, the news speaks for itself.



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Memorable Rachmaninov from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Mariss Jansons + MORE

Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Mariss Jansons (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 11.4.2017 (CS) Prokofiev – Symphony No.1 in D major Op.25 (Classical) Shostakovich – Symphony No.1 in F minor Op.10 Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances Op.45 “I like his styl.... More »

Satyagraha, English National Opera, review + MORE Nov 22nd

ENO's production of Philip Glass's opera about Gandhi is an unmissable masterpiece says John Allison    .... More »

Haitink and the LSO in Mozart and Shostakovich + MORE Oct 23rd

What a fine Mozart orchestra the LSO became under the benevolent gaze of Sir Colin Davis, and with Bernard Haitink on hand as a regular guest conductor, what a fine Mozart orchestra they shall continue to be. Their annual concerts at Lincoln Center this year paired Mozart with Shostakovich, the lat.... More »

Refracting the past: Leonard Elschenbroich in Schnittke's music for cello + MORE

Schnittke First Cello Sonata, Music in the Old Style, Madrigal: In memoriam Oleg Kagan, Musica Nostalgica, Elschenbroich Shards of Alfred Schnittke; Leonard Elschenbroich, Petr Limonov; ONYX CLASSICS Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 26 2017 Star rating: 5.0Powerful performances of Schnittke's .... More »
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VIDEO: From the Proms to over the rainbow + MORE Sep 9th

Kansas native and star of the Last Night of the Proms, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings the Wizard of Oz standard..... More »
Another review of the Minnesota Orchestra's finances shows the ensemble in a precarious position.

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ArtsBeat: Renée Fleming to Sing ‘Streetcar’ at Los Angeles OperaMs. Fleming created the role of Blanche DuBois in the inaugural production of André Previn’s opera based on the Tennessee Williams play.    

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Daniel Asia: A London Sojourn

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I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.
Read more: Bbc-Symphony-Orchestra, Ibsen, London, Classical Music, Drama, Architecture, Noel Coward, Travel, Tennessee Williams, Lutoslawski, Holst, Arts News

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My Heart is Like a Singing Bird: Song settings of poetry by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) Elisabetta Paglia (mezzo-soprano) Elena Lunghi (horn) Christopher Howell (piano)SHEVA CD SH076 Tracklisting at the end of the post This is a concept album. Before the reader thinks that I have confused The Beatles Sergeant Pepper or Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Pictures at an Exhibitionwith something a little more classical, humour me for a moment…

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Production of Arrigo Boito’s opera opens the 2013-14 season in War Memorial Opera House

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Peckham: The Soap Opera, Royal Court Upstairs - theatre review“Something’s always going down — it’s Peckham,” says a character early on in this highly collaborative piece. It is the work of a group of 10 writers, led by Bola Agbaje and Rachel De-lahay. And what’s mainly going down, amid the pains and passions of local residents, is the steady march of gentrification.

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The Saito Kinen Festival, which happens every year since 1992 in Matsumoto, has been made famous by recordings of not-entirely-mainstream repertoire with world-class soloists and (in opera) ambitious productions under the baton of Seiji Ozawa and, more recently, other promising names. Also, the Festival orchestra has gained a reputation for its “sound culture”…

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A little celebration of insomnia?

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Er, no, it’s Nessun dorma (“None shall sleep”). Known affectionately among some aficionados as Nissan Dormer. Here is my little celebration of Puccini’s last stand, to kick off Turandot at the Royal Opera House (opens Monday).http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/a-spellbinding-soundtrack-to-love-life-and-loss-8797000…

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A spellbinding soundtrack to love, life and loss
It is one of the biggest showstoppers in all opera. It has everything: a big, memorable melody, surging phrases that rise to an emotional peak, and a terrific high note at the conclusion. It is, of course, “Nessun Dorma” (“None shall sleep”), the most famous aria of Puccini’s Turandot, which is about to open at the Royal Opera House.

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 Prom 68: Tchaikovsky, Szymanowski, and Rachmaninov: Baiba Skride (violin), Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.9.2013 (MB)   Tchaikovsky – Symphony No.1 in G minor, Op.13, ‘Winter Daydreams’ (revised version, 1874) Szymanowski – Violin Concerto No…

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