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So, Wagner, meet the new ring in town: 2 new operas at the Kennedy Center + MORE

“Dead Man Walking” and Terence Blanchard’s “Champion” are focus of WNO’s spring season..... More »
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The Gospel According to the Other Mary review – a mesmerising aural world + MORE

Coliseum, LondonThe Other Mary has its longueurs, but John Adams’s remarkable score is brilliantly performed by English National Opera Continue reading....... More »
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VIDEO: Young Afghanis bring music to UK + MORE

The youth orchestra bringing the sounds of Afghanistan to the UK..... More »
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Tenor George I. Shirley: The New Met Opera CDs of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" are included in a box set of operas, at over $100 + MORE

George ShirleyMadama ButterflyMet OperaDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)Met Opera On December 8, 2016 AfriClassical posted:Metropolitan Opera issues Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute," featuring Tenor George I. Shirley, on CDGeorge Shirley writes:Oooops! I just found out .... More »
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Ensemble. Fast Forward + MORE

Giuseppe Pennisi assesses three works at a contemporary music festival in Rome.... More »

Another Year, Another ‘Carmen’

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Charles T. Downey, Virginia Opera stages ‘Carmen’
Washington Post, April 14, 2014
An opera company is unlikely to have a triumph, in the critical sense, by staging “Carmen,” but Georges Bizet’s story of passion and murder will fill a house. It worked for Virginia Opera, which staged the opera on Friday night at George Mason University Center for the Arts…

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ArtsBeat: Maazel Withdraws From Boston Symphony ConcertsLorin Maazel will be replaced by Charles Dutoit in conducting concerts in Boston this month and on an Asian tour in May.

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Ensemble. Closely Argued

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Mike Wheeler listens to Andrew Dunlop and the Eblana String Trio

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Critic’s Notebook: Robert Ashley’s Work Lives On at the Whitney BiennialThe avant-garde opera composer Robert Ashley died in March, but his presence is strongly felt in presentations at the Whitney Biennial and other recent re-envisionings of his work.

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Richard Strauss’s opera is a thin offering at the Festspielhaus, with Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson disappointing as the young lovers

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Royal Festival Hall, LondonHra’s direction of the colossal 1904 symphonic poem Praga placed Suk’s works firmly alongside the works of Dvoák and JanáekThe ostensible purpose of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s three Bohemian Legends concerts in London this spring under Jakub Hra is to celebrate the music of Dvoák and his influence on his Czech compatriots…

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I am the one who rocks: Bryan Cranston helps teen land a prom dateIf terrifying chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-maker Walter White of "Breaking Bad" asks you to do something, you’d better give him the answer he wants. High-school student Stefan Montana of Los Gatos, Calif.

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Ensemble. Repetitive Chugging

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Mike Wheeler comes face to face with Orff’s Carmina Burana

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Andriessen Overload 1: "La Commedia"

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Andriessen Overload 1: "La Commedia"Gerrit van Honthorst, Het concert (1623)National Gallery of ArtApril 6, 2014Louis Andriessen: La Commedia (2004-08)Cristina Zavalloni (voice)Lindsay Kesselman (soprano)Andrew Sauvageau (voice)Jacob Perry, Jr. (tenor)Children’s Chorus of Washington (chorus master: Joan Gregoryk)Third Practice (chorus master: Brian Bartoldus)Great Noise EnsembleArmando Bayolo (conductor)Performance spaces don’t get much more “official” than the National Gallery’s palatial West Garden Court…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 12 April 2014
 



1

Schubert: Winterreise
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Sony Classical 88883795652
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2

I Saw Eternity
Tenebrae; Aurora Orchestra/Paul Mealor
Decca 481 0494
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3

Shostakovich: Symphony No…

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Beds and Beethoven

– www.theaustralian.com.au

CONCERT tourism is on the rise as we look to add a cultural element to our holidays.

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Day of the Trifonov

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

I spent a fascinating hour yesterday afternoon interviewing Daniil Trifonov – it’s a cover feature for PIANIST magazine and will be out in a few months’ time. Backstage at the Barbican before his concert with the LSO, I had, in close up, the same impression that occurred when listening to him at the Southbank a little over a year ago: there’s something in this 23-year-old Russian that seems lit from within…

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Pulitzer to Adams

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To John Luther Adams, that is, for Become Ocean. You can hear Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony perform it in the upcoming Spring for Music Festival, should you happen to be in NYC next month, on an environmentally-themed program with Deserts and La Mer.(Did I get you there? Well, take comfort in knowing that JCA’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary was a finalist…

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