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Where the Music Takes You (or Don’t Let the Music Talk Politics) + MORE

Beethoven, Dvorak, Khachaturian. Filarmonica della Scala, conductor, Daniel Harding, Alessandro Taverna (piano). A Santa Cecilia concert at Sala Sinopoli, Parco della Musica Rome as part of the With You Armenia Centennial  05-09-2015 (JB) Beethoven began by seeing where the music would take him –.... More »
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Daily Download: Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture, performed by Malmo Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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SF Opera's Norma Media Round-Up + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviewers are impressed by Sondra Radvanovsky (pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) in the title role of San Francisco Opera's Norma. Reviews: Bachtrack | Opera Warhorses | San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Classical Voice | San Francisco Ex.... More »
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Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO + MORE

It has been nearly two seasons since the Oregon Symphony started looking for a new executive administrator and after the usual crop of candidates left them struggling to find a viable candidate, the search committee looked outside the box and ended up tapping LA Phil Vice President for Develop.... More »
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Review: ‘Die Fledermaus’ in Full, a First Under the Baton of James Levine + MORE

Mr. Levine had never led a complete three-act performance of Johann Strauss Jr.’s breezy operetta until Friday at the Metropolitan Opera..... More »
ArtsBeat: Winners Named in the Metropolitan Opera National Council AuditionsFive winners were selected in the finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in New York.    

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Frederick Delius: In a Summer Garden

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Frederick Delius: In a Summer GardenThis was one of my earliest discoveries of Delius in particular, and English music in general. I remember buying the old Decca Eclipse (ECS 634) version of this piece played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Anthony Collins. This record was released in 1972 was a ‘re-mastering’ of original recordings made in 1953…

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Free Tickets and CD Giveaway: Jonathan Estabrooks CD Launch at Toronto's Drake Hotel on April 4Last July I mentioned University of Toronto and Juilliard graduate Jonathan Estabrooks’ Kickstarter campaign to create a crossover first album with Oran Elder, Jonathan Antoine, and Jennifer Thomas. Well, the campaign was successful, and Jonathan’s album These Miles was expanded to include 5-time Grammy Award winning producer Dave Reitzas, the Macedonian Radio Orchestra, and production at LA’s Westlake Studios…

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Reinier van Houdt, by Michelle V. Agins for The New York Times

Jacob Greenberg and Reinier van Houdt at Spectrum, March 25, 2014The New York Times, March 27, 2014
Two separate recitals by brilliant pianists heard most frequently in group settings: Jacob Greenberg with the International Contemporary Ensemble, and Reinier van Houdt in the Ives Ensemble and Ensemble MAE (which, I learned at length, was once bassist Maarten Altena's band)…

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Books on Wagner that Needs Translating into EnglishToday, I decided I compile a wishlist of books that desperately need to be translated into English. So for those of you involved in Wagner societies etc who might want to try to organise for something like this to happen please consider these titles.1. Richard Wagner im Dritten Reich (Richard Wagner in the Dritte Reich/Third Empire):Paperback: 373 pagesPublisher: C…

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Kwamé Ryan Conducts Westchester Philharmonic Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 3 PM in New York Area DebutKwamé RyanOn Oct. 11, 2007 AfriClassical posted: Kwamé Ryan, Black Canadian Conductor in BordeauxJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com alerted us some time ago to Kwamé Ryan’s conducting engagement with the Westchester Philharmonic.  In The New York Times yesterday, Joshua Worby, Artistic Director of the ensemble, announced that Kwamé Ryan will conduct the Sunday, April 6, 2014 concert:The New York TimesA Team of Maestros Takes HoldBy PHILLIP LUTZMARCH 29, 2014Mr…

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Performances of postwar arias stand out in the annual concert of young talents in training at Lyric Opera.

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Walking, Piping

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Composer/improviser/poet/ photographer Kirill Shirokov shared this short video a few days ago. It first appeared casual, on the edge of artless, but very soon engaged me, no charmed me, with its radically minimal coherency (to steal a phrase from Antin) marked by visual rhythm and detail, acoustic development, and just the hint of a narrative to which we’re just not party…

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Tribune242.com: ‘C-Force Wows Grand Bahama’

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Tribune242.com: 'C-Force Wows Grand Bahama'C-Force (Tribune242.com)Christine Gangelhoff sends this link:Tribune 242March 19, 2014The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) last weekend hosted “C-Force, An Evening of Musical Fusion” at the Regency Theatre in Freeport. …Headlining was C-Force, a chamber ensemble that offers a unique and intriguing approach to the traditional…

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Only violin maestro James Ehnes was a double Juno winner

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Anxiety, Doubt and Terror in Honeck’s Bruckner

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 Vivier, Bruckner: New York Philharmonic, Manfred Honeck (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 29.3.2014 (DA) Vivier: Orion Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (ed. Nowak) Just a few months after his one-night-only turn upstaging Anne-Sophie Mutter in Dvořák, this last-minute substitute job on behalf of a flu-stricken Gustavo Dudamel again showed Manfred […]

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Lurking in the shadows: Die Frau ohne SchattenEmily Magee (the Empress). Picture credit Monika Rittershaus © Teatro alla Scala Richard Strauss Die Frau Ohne Schatten: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Mar 26 2014 Star rating: 4.0Claus Guth’s stylish new production of Strauss and Hofmannsthal’s operaDie Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss (1864-1949) at the Royal Opera House was a deliciously dark fairy tale…

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Emerson String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall, March 23, 2014The New York Times, March 26, 2014
My first time to see and hear the Emersons with their new cellist, Paul Watkins. Nice to know that it all still works, and that youngblood has lit a new fire in his crew.

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