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How much has the LSO given up for Simon Rattle? + MORE

The implications have started to sink in. In their eagerness to land Simon Rattle before he responded to an American vacancy, the London Symphony Orchestra have awarded him the title of Music Director. He is the first to hold it. All past chiefs of the LSO have been Principal Conductor, with essenti.... More »
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Alec Frank-Gemmill’s Recital Combines Superb Programming and Superb Delivery + MORE

MacMillan, Beethoven, Casken, Schumann: Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Alasdair Beatson (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 1.2.2016. (CC) MacMillan, Since it was the day of Preparation: Motet V (2010/11) Beethoven, Horn Sonata in F, Op. 17 Casken, Serpents of Wisdom (2015) World Premiere Schumann, Adagi.... More »
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The Cincinnatians on Tour: So Happy They Left Ohio! + MORE

Ravel, Gershwin: Alexander Gavrylyuk (piano), Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Louis Langrée (conductor), Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shanghai, 22.3.2017. (RP) Ravel – Ma Mère L’Oye: Suite; Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2 Gerschwin – An American in Paris; Rhapsody in Blue The Cincinnat.... More »
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Miklós Perényi’s Wigmore Hall Recital: Music Making of the Highest Order + MORE

Bach, Kodály: Miklós Perényi (cello) Wigmore Hall, London. 19.12.2016. (LB) Bach – Cello Suite No.2 in D minor BWV 1008 (c.1720) Kodály – Sonata for solo cello Op.8 (1915) Miklós Perényi is one of the world’s great cellists, and for an hour at lunchtime today he and his cello dominated t.... More »
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Briefly Noted: Suzuki Plays the Bach Organ Works + MORE

J.S. Bach, Organ Works, Vol. 1, M.Suzuki (released on October 9, 2015) BIS-2111 | 79'26" C. Wolff and M. Zepf, The Organs of J.S. Bach: A Handbook, trans. Lynn Edwards Butler (University of Illinois Press, 2012) Most of the Baroque-heads of my acquaintance are already champing at the bit for .... More »
By Ben Chan: I wanted to share a YouTube project with everyone here to showcase the power of the Internet in bringing violinists from all over the world together.

I found a violinist named Marc-André Gautier on YouTube and asked if he would like to perform the Bach Double with me. We’ve never met and I wasn’t familiar with his playing style or Bach Double interpretation, but I felt I was up for the challenge…

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Moveable Feast: Nicollet Avenue Eats

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Now that Orchestra Hall is open and the Minnesota Orchestra is back, John Birge and Minnesota Monthly's Rachel Hutton talk about where to dine on Nicollet Avenue, aka 'Eat Street'.

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Brawl at the Opéra as Paris gets perplexed by a westernIt was the first showing of La Fanciulla del West at the Opéra, and le tout Paris turned out to wonder why they had never seen Puccini’s Wild West epic before. It appears not everyone got the plot. After final curtain, the lobby turned into a bar-room brawl. ‘C’est une honte ! (shameful)’ cried some patrons…

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Regional Spotlight: MYS String Orchestra

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The Minnesota Youth Symphonies' String Orchestra perform two South American Tangos.

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John Malveaux: William Grant Still is the subject of African Americans for Los Angeles Opera Black History Month Seminar on Sunday February 9, 2014[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com]John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:2014 is the 65th anniversary of William Grant Still’s opera Troubled Island. William Grant Still is the subject of African Americans for Los Angeles Opera Black History Month Seminar on Sunday February 9, 2014…

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Food of the gods

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Food of the gods“Treat yourself to the beauty and pageantry that is grand opera at the Metropolitan Opera. Enjoy a luxury experience with a performance of The Enchanted Island…. Includes: 1 glass of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage, and voucher for 1 gourmet brownie dessert and 1 hot beverage” [Amazon Local]

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Five Choirs Perform Separately, Then Unite for Mozart

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 Winter Choral Showcase. College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir and Chorale, Men’s and Women’s Choruses of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Choir. College-Conservatory of Music. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. Corbett Auditorium. 1.2.2014 (RDA) Miguel Roig-Francoli: Missa Pro Pace Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Selections by Gwyneth Walker, Vida, Dolores Keane, Joseph M…

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Opera review: ‘Don Giovanni’ as PsychodramaThe new Kasper Holten production at Covent Garden takes a modernist approach to Mozart’s opera.    

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A Dog's Heart – Lyons

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“If satire is your thing you will not want to miss this opera about human testicles grafted onto a dog.”writes  Michael Milenski in Opera Today about Coeur d’un Chien, or A Dog’s Heart in Lyon.”Raskatov made vulgar music (snorts and farts) and he made music vulgar incorporating liturgical hymns and famous old folk songs into the musical flow of his sensational text (the last line of the first act, shouted by the dog transformed into Communism’s “new man” is “get fucked!” in the libretto, and “lick my dick” in the supertitles)…

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Everything’s coming up Londonderry“’The People’s Diva’ returns to Symphony Hall for an encore performance of ‘Renee Fleming: Private Recital.’ …. Songs and arias by Wagner, Delibes, Cantaloube and a show stopping rendition of Danny Boy.” [Sirius XM]

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Anthony R. Green: Inaugural Season for New Black American Classical Music Concert Series in Boston, 'Castle of Our Skins'!Anthony R. GreenAnthony R. Green writes:Inaugural Season for new concert series: Castle of our Skins!http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/castle-of-our-skins-concert-seriesBased in Boston, this series is devoted to Black American culture, specifically through classical music. This year will include two projects: a curated concert and an educational outreach project…

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Ask Alice

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On the advantages of free bowing, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Opera ends in audience brawl

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A French opera audience has proved football fans don't have a monopoly on rowdy behaviour. Saturday night's first-ever Paris Opera performance of Puccini's La fanciulla del West ended in an atmosphere reminiscent of a saloon bar brawl.
Nikolaus Lehnhoff's 2009 production, borrowed from Amsterdam, boldly updates the Wild West tale to modern Wall Street/Hollywood…

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