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This Maestro Is Turning 90. He’s Also Conducting Over 90 Concerts This Year. + MORE

Herbert Blomstedt, who shows little signs of slowing down, discusses the secrets of pulling off a demanding schedule..... More »
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Click on Classical: Da Vinci’s dream, a mysterious symphony, and Mickey’s comeback + MORE

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our websites. Here’s what we’ll be discussing today. Leonardo da Vinci invented a strange and wonderful instrument called the “viola organista.” He wasn’t abl.... More »
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Daily Meditation: Let Joy Sneak Up On You + MORE

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa... Read more: Meditation, Daily Meditation, Peace, Relaxation, Mindfulness, Joy, Classical Music, Flash Mob, Religion News.... More »
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Webcast: Semiramide + MORE

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide,  which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the.... More »
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Georgia Spiropoulos + MORE

The Athens-born composer was featured at this year's ManiFeste festival at IRCAM: her 2010 theatre piece The Bacchae, the opening of which can be seen above, appeared alongside two new pieces, Membranes, for timpani, and Roll... n'Roll... n'Roll, for harp and live electronics, both o.... More »

Muti Brings Verdi Requiem Alive

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Orchestras Teatro Real and Giovanile Luigi Cherubini, Chorus Teatro Real and Comunidad de Madrid, Riccardo Muti (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 14.4.2014 (JMI) Cast: Tatjana Serjan, soprano Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo soprano Francesco Meli, tenor Ildar Abdrazakov, bass   This musical event must be considered as particularly extraordinary: it was conducted by Riccardo […]

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Almanac: Paul Hindemith on creation and irrationality

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

“The ultimate reason for his humility will be the musician’s conviction that beyond all the rational knowledge he has amassed…

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The sun is shining (we do hope it stays) and we’ve a long weekend ahead. So grab those headphones or turn on your speakers and relax with our pick of the best classical music for Easter…

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St Thomas’s Church, LeipzigUte Selbig (soprano, Weib des Pilatus)Damien Guillon (counter-tenor)Martin Petzold (Evangelist)Martin Lattke (tenor)Panajotis Iconomou (Christus)Thomas Laske (bass, Pilatus)Max Gläser (Ancilla I)Johannes Hildebrnadt (Ancilla II)Ansgar Führer (Testis I)Paul Stammkötter (Testis II)Julius Sattler (Pontifex I)Friedrich Hammel (Pontifex II)Kien Dô Trung (Judas)Georg Schütze (Petrus)Thomanerchor LeipzigLeipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraMichael Gläser (conductor)To hear the St Matthew Passion in the Thomaskirche on Maundy Thursday – Good Friday will be Parsifalday – could hardly fail to be a moving experience…

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Semperoper’s Ariadne auf Naxos:an Estimable Pleasure

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Staatskapelle Dresden, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 15.4.2014 (MB) Cast Music-Master – Markus Butter Major-Domo – Friedrich-Wilhelm Junge Lackey – Peter Lobert Officer – Michael Auenmüller Composer – Barbara Senator Tenor/Bacchus – Burkhard Fritz Wigmaker – Matthias Henneberg Zerbinetta – Romy Petrick Prima Donna, Ariadne – Marjorie Owens Dancing […]

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"Mache dich…"

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

"Mache dich..."Pick an occasion – any occasion – in the history of music at which you’d have liked to be present… Today I’ll choose the Bach St Matthew Passion as conducted in 1829 by the 20-year-old Felix Mendelssohn. The performance was organised by the young composer and his actor friend Eduard Devrient and the work enjoyed probably its first outing since the death of Bach himself, some 80 years earlier…

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The release of the entire (85,000+) British Pathé archive on YouTube a few days ago contains countless buried media treasures, much of it still undiscovered. Here’s an 8-piano arrangement of Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody captured on film in 1933:

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For her most recent commissioning project, composer and pianist Joann Cho invited a large group of composers to write a solo piano piece for her and asked them to write their piece “for children.”

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Miami-based chamber chorus Seraphic Fire and Chicago’s Spektral Quartet joined forces Wednesday night for an even rarer pairing — two quite different versions of the same work, Haydn’s “Seven Last Words of Christ on The Cross” — essentially performed at the same time.

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One year ago, practically to the day, I posted this picture of what it looks like to search the complete Haydn symphonies on Spotify and lamented “Please: we’ve had digital music for nearly two decades now. Can we start to get our act together on this?” I mean, that list of results is basically useless…

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In CNN segment on YouTube, pianist Roy F. Eaton compares his experiences as an advertising executive of color to the TV series 'Mad Men'A CNN segment on YouTube allows pianist Roy F. Eaton to compare his personal experiences as a pioneering advertising copywriter and music director of color to those depicted in the television series Mad Men on http://www.amctv.com/:My “15 minutes” extendshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb03Cx1l4JM&list=UUupvZG-5ko_eiXAupbDfxWw Love,Roytinyurl…

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Ask Alice

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On wolf-tone eliminators and tennis balls, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Anton Webern: Langsamer Satz

– ionarts.blogspot.com

The Belcea Quartett plays Anton Webern’s «Langsamer Satz» in the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

For those interested, you can read more about «Langsamer Satz» in the interview with the Belcea Quartet’s Violist Krzysztof Chorzelski on the online Magazine of the Wiener Konzerthaus here: http://bit…

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