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Review: The JACK Quartet, With Instruments of Destruction + MORE

The group plays more than strings in this evening of music with the Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen at the Miller Theater..... More »
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Leoncavallo- Zazà Opera Rara, Ermonela Jaho + MORE

Opera Rara brought  Ruggero Leoncaallo's Zazà to the Barbican, London .With Ermonela Jaho in the star role, and the forces of the BBC SO and BBC Singers, plus good cast, this was a high profile occasion: Opera Rara does things in style. Hopefully, there'll be a reecording. Zazà deserves .... More »
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Angela Hewitt review – Lizst of ferocious power + MORE

St George’s, BristolA programme of Beethoven and Liszt showed that Hewitt, best known for her Bach, can bring force and conviction to the Romantic repertoireIn this St George’s recital, Angela Hewitt chose to balance Liszt’s single massive sonata with two by Beethoven. Over the course of the e.... More »
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Classical Music News - January 2016 Newsletter + MORE

Music and Vision's January 2016 newsletter has been published.... More »
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Plot synopsis: “The Dove and the Nightingale” — “La Paloma y el Ruiseñor” + MORE

Act I On a warm August evening Angela Peralta de Castera, celebrated Mexican soprano, and her 80-person opera company board the S.S. Newbern, an American steamer just arrived in La Paz from Panama; they have booked passage across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlán, where the company will conclude its s.... More »

Fresh life in Beethoven symphonies

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE Beethoven Festival — all nine symphonies — is the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s most adventurous act of programming in many years.

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The ice-bucket comes to opera…

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My latest interviewee tried to sing his way out of the ALS ice-bucket challenge – did his pals agree? The Times of Malta (clue to identity there) has the story and video here. Our tenorial hero’s three next nominees include Bryn Terfel…With all of this going on, don’t be too surprised if there’s a sudden spurt of opera singers succumbing to chills.

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By Mendy Smith: Camp this year was wonderful. It was the perfect time of year to leave Houston for a week. While temperatures down here were soaring, weather at Interlochen was mild if not a bit chilly.

I had a potential issue with getting my viola onboard on the last leg of the flight. As I told the flight attendant, the viola will fit…

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The visiting orchestra performed blazing Strauss, emotionally rapt Schumann and an earth-moving rendition of Percy Grainger’s ‘The Warriors’

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Prom 50: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra/Blohlávek/Weilerstein review  fluid and elegantRoyal Albert Hall, LondonDvoák’s cello concerto showed Alisa Weilerstein and the orchestra in complete sympathyNobody does Proms encores like the Czech Phil. The Czech repertoire is shot through with dances whichever way you cut it, and Jií Blohlávek’s orchestra rounded off this programme with a generous three of them: a Dvoák Slavonic Dance, a scurrying Skocna by Smetana, and Nedbal’s Valse Triste, all delivered with effortless poise and style…

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Ticket pricing is more complicated than you think, says Rupert Christiansen

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Pianophiles, do not miss this one…

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The legendary Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov has been filmed in recital for the first time in ten years, at the Berlin Philharmonie. The concert, including impromptus and Klavierstücke by Schubert and the Beethoven ‘Hammerklavier’ Sonata, is available to watch exclusively on Medici.tv starting from today…

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Russia’s budget for 2015 Tchaikovsky competition

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Russia’s budget for 2015 Tchaikovsky competitionThe Russian prime minister Dmitri Medvedev has published an authorisation for the next Tchaikovsky international competition, taking place in June-July 2015. The sum of 40 million rubles has been allocated for budget year 2014 and 300 million for 2015 – equivalent to $85 million.
Bigger than Van Cliburn?

 

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 Puccini: La Bohème, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Andra Mari Chorus, José Ramón Encinar (conductor), Kursaal Centre, San Sebastián, Spain, 17.8.2014 (JMI) Cast: Mimí: Gal James Rodolfo: Giordano Lucà Marcello: Juan Jesús Rodríguez Musetta: Elena de la Merced Schaunard: David Menéndez Colline: Francis Tójar Benoît/Alcindoro: Fernando Latorre   Co-production: Opera Philadelphia and Palau de Les Arts Reina […]

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Ambitious New Opera Commission Fails To Impress

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 Salzburg Festival (3) – Dalbavie, Charlotte Salomon: Soloists, Choral ‘Stürmer’, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Marc-André Dalbavie (conductor). Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 14.8.2014 (MB) Cast Charlotte Salomon – Johanna Wokalek Charlotte Kahn – Marianne Crebassa Paulinka Bimbam – Anaïk Morel Amadeus Daberlohn – Frédéric Antoun Herr Knarre, Fourth Nazi – Vincent Le Texier Frau Knarre – Cornelia Kallisch Franziska […]

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Music Review: Mostly Mozart’s Final Notes Include ‘Passion’Mostly Mozart ends on notes of a Requiem and a Frank Martin violin concerto.

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Music Review: Patricia Kopatchinskaja in A Little Night MusicThe violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja performed selections by Bach and Bartok in closing the A Little Night Music series on Thursday.

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the PromsSingapore Symphony OrchestraThis year’s BBC Proms is including quite a number of orchestra’s from around the world which have not appeared at the Proms before. Amongst these is the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Lan Shui since 1997, the orchestra earned plaudits when they made their debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 2010…

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