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Late Sonatas: András Schiff at the Berliner Philharmonie + MORE

 Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert: András Schiff (piano), Kammermusiksaal, Berliner Philharmonie, 22.03.15 (HR) Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI:52 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, KV 576 Franz Schubert: Piano Sona.... More »
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'NCIS' recap: The die is cast when a deep sea diver is killed + MORE

Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Diego De La Rosa, now a deep sea diver, is in the decompression chamber aboard the DSV Brandywine when he gets violent and almost kills his dive mates..... More »
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Zzzzzz....LA Opera Season Announcement + MORE

Wow. LA Opera announces its season and it is unbelievably weak. Main stage:Gianni Schicchi (with Domingo as Schicchi, Chacon-Cruz, Churchman, Arwady, Fedderly, Tappan) and Paglicci (with Domingo conducting/Berti, Martinez, Gagnidze).Moby-Dick (Conlon/Morris, Guerrero, Smith, Ngqungwana, Echols,.... More »
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Just in: Chicago locks down Atlanta’s kid bassoon + MORE

Keith Buncke (r.) is the new Principal Bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, starting July 6, 2015. Buncke, 22, was appointed principal bassoon of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra last year while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music. He has been trialling with Chicago since January. .... More »
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ArtsBeat: Armory to Offer Works by Laurie Anderson and Marina Abramovic + MORE

The Park Avenue Armory’s 2015 season will include the latest installment of Laurie Anderson’s “Language of the Future” series and a collaboration between Marina Abramovic and the pianist Igor Levit..... More »
Seldom heard since 1986, Harrison Birtwistle’s rural opera still stands up well at the Barbican, says John Allison

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David Bedford: The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula

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David Bedford: The Tentacles of the Dark NebulaDuring the 1960s David Bedford (1937-2011) produced a considerable array of important compositions including Music for Albion Moonlight (1965), Piece for Mo (1963) and A Dream of the Seven Lost Stars(1964-65). In 1969 he wrote The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula as a commission from Peter Pears. The work was conceived for tenor and string group…

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Rupert Christiansen admires a passionate production of Poulenc’s powerful opera

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Sam Scranton’s Detritivore is an evening-length ensemble work that is both theatrical and restrained, simultaneously epic and intimate, and was so absorbing that I could not write about it without participating in the reverberations of the piece itself.

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Interview: Paul Schoenfield

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The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota concludes its season this coming weekend with a performance of Paul Schoenfield's "Sparks of Glory." Steve Staruch spoke with Shoenfield about the piece as it is about to receive its regional premiere.

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Wave of sound: The revelation of live music

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Since she was a child, classical music has opened writer Cinda Yager's imagination for play. The music also opens her heart to all kinds of emotion. A live concert, Yager writes, brings all of this out with an immediacy, a humanity, not found anywhere else.

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newEar’s Distant Travels in Kansas City

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Kansas City’s  newEar Contemporary Music Ensemble concluded its 21st season Saturday, May 3 at All Souls Unitarian Church with “Distant Travels”, a concert celebrating the influences of nature and different cultures in music. Dan Coleman described the opening work, his Sad and Ancient Phrases (1999) for violin and piano as a melancholy, nostalgic journey through musical […

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Opera HD – myths and facts

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Opera HD - myths and factsAudiences for opera broadcasts in the cinema are old. That’s news? The survey has gone viral. But here’s where genuine local knowledge comes in. The survey  was done by the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Excellent music and drama students but not necessarily sophisticated pollsters. It was commissioned by English Touring Opera…

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The LSO appoints its youngest ever member: 18-year-old  Peter MooreThe trombonist – who won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2008 aged only 12 – has more recently been part of the LSO’s visionary Academy projectProof that its not just in the Premiership that youth academies work in developing the next generation of talent: the London Symphony Orchestra have just appointed their youngest-ever member, 18-year-old Peter Moore, as co-principal trombone…

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Opera Review: ‘Gloria — A Pig Tale’ Brings Opera to the Met MuseumH K Gruber’s opera “Gloria — A Pig Tale” opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday as part of the 11-day NY Phil Biennial.

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Another concert for today

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Another concert for today
i’ve been saying that classical music  needs to be a contemporary art. Gave an example here of how it can be. Here’s another one.
Imagine the Kennedy Center concert hall at 6 PM this Tuesday, packed with people attending a concert of works by a living composer. The concert, featuring an orchestra and chorus, was scheduled as one of the Center’s daily Millennium Stage productions, which take place in one part of the lobby, with removable chairs, for what’s looked, to me, like a couple of hundred people…

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Festivals guide 2014 listings: classicalThe best classical festivals of 2014When 13-29 JuneWhere Various venues, AldeburghWhat One of Europe’s leading classical music festivalsWho Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ian Bostridge, Tristan Murail, Arcanto Quartet, Pierre-Laurent AimardHow much Varies per event Continue reading…

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See how headphone mixes attract young audiencesRead the backstory in New audiences want classical music up close and personal.Image is Wikimedia Commons via Classicalite. Any copyrighted material is included as “fair use”, for the purpose of critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of copyright owner(s). Also on Facebook and Twitter.

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