Aurora's Road Trip + MORE Jan 10th

 

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All our pomp of yesterday + MORE

On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeated Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLcCojUkMuE Born on this day in 1900 tenor Arthur Carron http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9u5x.... More »
symphonies news

The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms London + MORE

The Cleveland Orchestra, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, made a most welcome return to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.  Are the Clevelanders the best orchestra in the United States today? Their two Proms certainly made the case. Superlative finesse and poise, generated by genuin.... More »
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Hallé/Elder review – an exhilarating Russian programme + MORE

Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe orchestra opened its new season with energetic and beguiling performances of works by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-KorsakovCould it be a riposte to Vasily Petrenko’s rival band up the road that Sir Mark Elder chose to launch the Hallé’s new season wit.... More »
symphony news

Mozart in Beethoven's hands + MORE

Modeled after one of Beethoven's favorite Mozart quartets (which Beethoven himself copied by hand), the Beethoven Op 18 No. 5 is a romp of a work. The Miro Quartet certainly thinks so. You'll hear its performance from a Chamber Music Society of St Cloud recital in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »
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Anthony R. Green: Inaugural Season for New Black American Classical Music Concert Series in Boston, 'Castle of Our Skins'! + MORE

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 t.... More »
Scientists explain how classical music changes the world“You’ve finally reached a level of twaddle that prompts me to stop reading your blog” commented a reader on my recent post What quantum entanglement can teach classical music. In fairness, my oft repeated hypothesis that classical music is part of a complex interlinked molecular event has generally been treated with a more open-minded response…

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Opera reimagined for the 21st century

– www.theaustralian.com.au

GEORGE Benjamin was lost for words until Martin Crimp came along.

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Malmö Chamber Choir and Opera Chorus/Lund Student Singers/Malmö Opera and Symphony Orchestras/Engeset(Naxos)Volume 7 of Naxos’s Grieg edition focuses on the composer’s collaboration in the early 1870s with Bjørnstjerne Bjøornson, the nationalist writer and campaigner for Norwegian independence. The main work is Olav Trygvason, originally planned as an opera on the Norwegian conversion to Christianity in the 10th century…

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Aurora's Road Trip

– www.planethugill.com

Aurora's Road Trip Road Trip: The Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon at King’s Place Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jan 4 2014 Star rating: 3.5A Road Trip across America to investigate what makes America music uniqueFrom a modern take on traditional folk songs to Ives, Copland and Carter, the Aurora Orchestra went on a ‘Road Trip’ across America, at the Kings Place in London, to investigate what makes American music unique…

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In vibrant health under its new chief conductor, the orchestra brought finesse to Colin Matthews’ reference-heavy premiere, ‘Traces Remain’

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American’s future orchestra chiefs?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

American’s future orchestra chiefs?These six have been selected for accelerated training by the League of American Orchestras (formerly Asol): Caleb Bailey, Orchestra Manager, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra (Lincoln, NE) Jennifer Barton, Individual Giving Manager, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, FL) Nicholas Cohen, Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bradley Evans, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, San Francisco Symphony Yoo-Jin Hong, […]

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Isabelle Adjani at the funeral of soprano Eva Ganizate

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Isabelle Adjani at the funeral of soprano Eva GanizateThe French film star was among the artists and friends who turned out yesterday for the funeral of Eva Ganizate, killed on her bike at the weekend, aged 28. She said: ‘Eva was an exquisite being, radiant with life. She had the voice of an angel on earth. She has returned to where it came from, […]

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St Petersburg 1914

– davidnice.blogspot.com

St Petersburg 1914So now I can stick on my CV that I’ve written a monologue for a famous actor. I’ve had scripts for two Glyndebourne ‘Opera Bites’ – a sadly defunct CD series of introductions – read by Fiona Shaw (Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers) and Timothy West (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery), but this one ‘for’ Jonathan Pryce is slightly different…

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Prognosis negative

– parterre.com

Prognosis negativeWhich opera rag has just done away with its new publisher, less than three months after a much-publicized hire?

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Regional Spotlight: South Dakota Chorale

– minnesota.publicradio.org

As the South Dakota Chorale prepares for its first-ever performance in the Twin Cities, the ensemble's artistry is on display in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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Arnold Bax: Magician by Yorke Bannard,

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Arnold Bax: Magician by Yorke Bannard,This short article was published in The Musical Standard October 13, 1917. It was written at a time when Arnold Bax was beginning to establish a reputation for himself. However it was before the composer had declared himself as a symphonist. The article needs little commentary, however I have provided a handful of footnotes…

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An Important New Study of Sir Hamilton Harty by Jeremy DibbleHamilton Harty: Musical Polymath Jeremy DibbleBoydell Press, Boydell and Brewer ,390ppISBN: 9781843838586£45.00I still find it incredible that my late father met Sir Hamilton Harty. It was after we had been listening to the composer’s Piano Concerto on the radiogram that he casually mentioned the story…

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Herself you shall adore

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Herself you shall adoreFrom an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Conductor: John Nelson
Semele: Kathleen Battle
Juno/Ino: Marilyn Horne
Jupiter: Rockwell Blake
Iris: Sylvia McNair
Cadmus/Somnus: Samuel Ramey
Athamas: Jeffrey Gall
Apollo: Walter MacNeil
Chief Priest of Juno: James Patterson
Orchestra of St…

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