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Did German History Unfold According to an Operatic Blueprint for Genocide? + MORE

I am preparing another post discussing Richard Wagner. Before I publish that post I first wanted to discuss a particular quote that I discovered when reading Richard J. Evans's latest volume in his excellent Third Reich series, The Third Reich in History and Memory.There is a chapter of this bo.... More »
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Classical Music News - Elodie Lauten + MORE

American composer, performer and media artist Elodie Lauten died in June 2014, aged sixty-three.... More »
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Maestro move: Sanderling quits over budget cut + MORE

Michael Sanderling told the mayor of Dresden today that he will leave when his contract expires in 2019. Sanderling, 49, is upset that the first he heard about cut to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra’s budget was in the local press. He has been music director since 2011. press statement: Ve.... More »
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Review: LoftOpera’s ‘Lucrezia Borgia,’ With Flying Bottles of Beer and Poison + MORE

Donizetti’s opera, with its famously difficult final aria, gets an updated setting in Brooklyn..... More »
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Wayne Jackson, Memphis Horns Trumpeter, Dies at 74 + MORE

With the tenor saxophonist Andrew Love, Mr. Jackson helped define the soul sound of Stax Records..... More »
New York Philharmonic Names Sphinx Artist Anthony McGill Principal ClarinetistAnthony McGill Anthony McGill: That Lightness of Spirit Anthony McGill Music, © Copyright-Anthony McGill (884502357493) (2010), CDBaby.com AfriClassical has featured Anthony McGill throughout his career, and his debut CD remains a staple of our classical music playlist.  We congratulate him on his outstanding achievement!Sphinx OrganizationAnthony McGill, one of the recipients of the inaugural Sphinx Medals of Excellence and a Sphinx Symphony alumnus, has been named the Principal Clarinetist for the New York Philharmonic…

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If you haven’t yet come across Clément Doucet, meet him now. The pianist-creator of such pieces as ‘Chopinata’ and ‘Isoldina’ has been taken up and championed gorgeously by the likes of Marc-André Hamelin and Alexandre Tharaud, but his own recordings are stunners in no uncertain terms. I’ve just come across a few of Doucet’s pieces that are new to me…

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festival d'opera de quebec

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Website: 

http://www.festivaloperaquebec.com/

Located in one of the most beautiful cities of North America and in a district listed as a Unesco World Heritage, the Festival d'opera de Québec is the greatest international opera festival across Canada…

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Romanian adventure

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Romanian adventureAlexandra Dariescu – credit London StudiosLondon-based Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu joined forces with the Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu for a recital exploring music by Romanian composers for violin and piano. The two played together for the first time at a recital on 14 May 2014 at the Romanian Cultural Insitute, and we heard them at a private recital on 15 May 2014…

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David T. Little has been selected from over 100 applicants as the fourth composer in residence in a collaborative initiative between Opera Philadelphia and two NYC-based organizations—Gotham Chamber Opera and Music-Theatre Group.

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Opera star, Sir John Tomlinson, talks to John Allison about ageing, Wagner and Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday celebrations

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Outstanding Berlioz from Susan Graham and Charles Dutoit

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 Ravel, Berlioz, and Saint-Saëns: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano), Stephen Disley (organ), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Dutoit (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 14.5.2014 (MB) Ravel – Valses nobles et sentimentales Berlioz – Les Nuits d’été, op.7 Saint-Saëns – Symphony no…

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Going to the mattresses

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Going to the mattressesLa Cieca reminds the cher public (pictured) of today’s live webcast of Der Rosenkavalier from Malmö Opera starting at 1:00 PM, accompanied by a chat session in La Casa della Cieca.

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(post)folk: David Lang’s collected stories at Carnegie HallAs holder of the 2013-2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, David Lang has seen quite a productive season. The preeminent Pulitzer Prize winner credits Carnegie Hall for his having become a composer at all, citing an experience during grade school watching a film of Leonard Bernstein conduct one of his famous Young People’s Concerts during a rainy day recess…

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Arditti Quartet review: a rich birthday gift from Julian AndersonWigmore Hall, LondonThe Ardittis took on Anderson’s demanding new Germanic piece, and triumphed, in their latest 40th-anniversary concertThe 40th-anniversary celebrations for the group that has done more than any other to enrich and expand the string quartet repertoire of our time just go on and on. As a follow up to their all-day marathon at Milton Court in April, the Arditti Quartet brought three more of their apparently endless supply of late 20th-century classics to the Wigmore Hall, for a programme they had devised with composer Julian Anderson around the premiere of a quartet he has composed for them…

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Jeanine de Bique @ NMWA

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A. Previn, Honey and Rue, K. Battle, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, A. Previn (DG, 1996)Charles T. Downey, Soprano Jeanine De Bique shows range, refinement in song program (Washington Post, May 16, 2014)
Jeanine De Bique’s voice has grown in refinement and range since her local debut in 2009, judging by the mixed review she received then in these pages…

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The Bolshoi Theater announced plans for the 2014-15 season this week, including productions to mark the 175th anniversary of Tchaikovsky’s birth.

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Wagnerfest! In Buenos Aires

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 Wagnerfest!: Buenos AiresLírica. Carla Filipcic-Holm (soprano), Hernán Iturralde (bass-baritone) and Orchestra of Buenos AiresLírica,Conductor:Pedro-Pablo Prudencio. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 8.5.2014. (JSJ) With its Wagnerfest! Buenos AiresLírica has neatly solved two problems – that of presenting Wagner outside the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires in the Teatro Avenida with its limiting orchestra pit, and in these […]

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