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The Best Program in the World + MORE

Not opera, but I would pay - and pay a lot - to see this program:Boulez, sur IncisesBirtwistle, Moth RequiemStravinsky, Les NocesConducted by Le Maitre himself, of course. I was lucky enough to see him conduct sur Incises just about three years ago. I hope I never forget the beauty of.... More »
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Now Jonas Kaufmann cancels Japan tour + MORE

The unhappy tenor has called off a forthcoming Japan tour, according to his website. The earliest he will return to singing is at the Nobel Prize concert in Stockholm on December 8. .... More »
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Menahem Pressler: ‘I’m here tonight thanks to a brave surgeon’ + MORE

Last New Year’s Eve, the former Beaux Arts pianist Menahem Pressler made his Berlin Philharmonic debut in a Mozart concerto at the age of 91. It was a tremendous occasion, but Menahem wasn’t feeling that great. When he got back to the States, doctors told him he had an inoperable hear.... More »
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London + MORE

Violinists Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo were a virtuoso violin duo in the lunchtime recital, but Strauss fell flat in the evening.... More »
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Review: A Newly Relevant ‘L’Amour de Loin’ at the Met + MORE

Kaija Saariaho’s work, making its New York debut, is the second opera composed by a woman to be presented by the company. (The first was in 1903.).... More »
Opéra BastilleTamino – Pavol BreslikFirst Lady – Eleonore Marguerre Second Lady – Louise Callinan Third Lady – Wiebke Lehmkuhl Papageno – Daniel Schmutzhard Papagena – Regula Mühlemann Sarastro – Franz-Josef Selig Monostatos – François Piolino Pamina – Julia Kleiter Queen of the Night – Sabine Devieilhe Speaker – Terje Stensvold First Priest – Michael Havlicek Second Priest – Dietmar Kerschbaum First Armoured Man – Eric Huchet Second Armoured Man – Wenwei Zhang Three Boys – Soloists from the Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw Robert Carsen (director)Michael Devine (set designs) Petra Reinhardt (costumes) Martin Eidenberger (video) Peter van Praet and Robert Carsen (lighting) Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: Patrick Marie Aubert)Orchestra of the Opéra national de ParisPhilippe Jordan (conductor)This, the 408thperformance of The Magic Flute (or La Flûte enchantée) at the Opéra national de Paris, had a good number of virtues, the greatest of which was the quality of the soloists…

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Where the boys are

– parterre.com

Where the boys areWhen Norman Lebrecht is declaring on an almost daily basis that classical music is dead, it’s perhaps heartening that four of today’s prominent tenors have recently recorded what might be called fluff/vanity albums.
Joseph Calleja released an album of eclectic love songs, named (what else?) Amore…

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ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Anna Netrebko, Handel, Schoenberg and MoreTimes critics share what they’ve been listening to lately.    

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"We started negotiations last Saturday, and I think that the purpose of those negotiations is to try to find out if there is a way for me to come back," former Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska said on Wednesday

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Cavalli’s early baroque opera was given a lively and amusing staging at the candlelit Wanamaker Playhouse, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Wiener Wagner Walkout

– intermezzo.typepad.com

Conductor Bertrand de Billy has walked out of the new Vienna State Opera Lohengrin just days before the premiere.  After objecting to a third act cut requested by director Andreas Homoki during rehearsals,  he asked Intendant Dominique Meyer to broker a compromise. But when Klaus Florian Vogt pitched in on Homoki's side, de Billy said he felt "let down"…

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I’ve been saying “he,” and after learning and performing this sonata, I can quite truthfully say that I am in love with Shostakovich. But in reality, this love story is about loving difference.
Read more: Russian Composers, Classical Music, Shostakovich, Relationships, Difference, Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin, Music, Sonata, Love, Performance, Arts News

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Monteverdi madness

– intermezzo.typepad.com

It's not staged at the Royal Opera House, and it doesn't use the ROH orchestra, singers or directors,  but it's still a 'Royal Opera House production'.
I'm talking about Monteverdi's L’Orfeo, which the ROH announced today is to be staged in January 2015 at the Roundhouse…

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Harlem Chamber Players & Members of Housing Symphony Celebrate Janet Wolfe's 100th Birthday at Carnegie Hall Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PMAwadagin Pratt, Pianist & Janet Wolfe, HonoreeKay George Roberts, ConductorTerrance McKnight, HostJanet Wolfe’s 100th Birthday Celebration Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8 PM   Members of the Housing Symphony Orchestra celebrate Janet Wolfe’s 100th Birthday and all she has done for minority musicians since 1971…

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ROH and the Roundhouse – new Monteverdi L'Orfeo

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

ROH and the Roundhouse - new Monteverdi L'OrfeoThe Royal Opera House and the Roundhouse have announced a new partnership. They’re doing a joint production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in January 2015. This follows on the ROH Cavalli’s L’Ormindo,  a joint venture with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. It’s the first time that ROH has done L’Orfeo, which is hardly surprisng: the opera is very early baroque, better suited to small, eclectic houses and period  performance…

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And then I clicked, “Close tab, for the love of God”“Rufus Wainwright: Why I love composer Olivier Messiaen” [The Guardian]

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Parkin and Jones Stand Out at Welsh Composers’ Workshop

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Moorcraft, Parkin, Lewis, Howell, Jones, Welsh Composers’ Workshop: BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 25.3.2014 (PCG) Gareth Moorcraft – Dreamscape Michael Parkin – Srebenica Luke Lewis – over us the shining rafters Julia Howell –  Artefacts: 1st movement James Jones – Irrational exuberance   This concert formed the culmination […]

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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Returns ... For NowUncertainties remain over the return of the Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska, who resigned as the Minnesota Orchestra’s music director in October.    

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