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Wo ist Salome? + MORE

“Kirsten Chambers will make her Met debut in the title role of this evening’s performance of Strauss’s Salome, replacing Patricia Racette, who is ill,” says the Met’s press office. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXAQYixYovY.... More »
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Review: Surprise guests attend Michael Tilson Thomas's 70th birthday gala + MORE

Elvis Costello, Boz Scaggs and Phil Lesh part of the celebration for San Francisco Symphony conductor who was feted with noted pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Marc-André Hamelin, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk and Yuja Wang..... More »
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Keeping my head in the clouds + MORE

Shall I share with the world the ten pieces of music I'd rather not hear again, or the ten pieces I'd like to hear more often? Should I widen my horizons by reading about the ten pieces a celebrity maestro won't conduct again? Perhaps I should boost On An Overgrown Path's readership by starting a ne.... More »
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Facing the music: Noah Stewart + MORE

Nat King Cole, Nina Simone and New York City – tenor Noah Stewart on his musical passions on and off the stage Continue reading....... More »
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FX Roth Luciano Berio Sinfonia + MORE

François-Xavier Roth conducted the LSO in Luciano Berio's Sinfonia at the Barbican Hall, London, the culmination of a two concert series that also featured Ligeti Atmosphères, Thomas Adès  Chamber Symphony, Schoenberg Chamber Symphony (for contrast) and two world premieres, Darren Bloom's Dr.... More »
Pianist Aaron Fagerstrom from Thief River Falls, Minn., was a Minnesota Varsity 2012 and 2013 Featured Artist. He recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what he's doing now.

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda…

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda...Letters in the night: Eugene Onegin Act III. Photo © Staatstheater MainzSome nineteenth-century critics commented acerbically that Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's masterpiece into "lyric scenes" ought not to be called Eugene Onegin at all, but rather Tatiana. Mainz's current run of the piece (trailer here), which I attended on Friday, reminded of the strengths of this position…

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It’s been a hectic week for Gabriel Cabezas, the 21-year-old cellist who will make his subscription concert debut Tuesday night with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Shostakovich First Cello Concerto.

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Notable music books of 2013

– www.therestisnoise.com

— Martin Geck, Richard Wagner: A Life in Music, trans. Stewart Spencer (Chicago)
— Nigel Simeone, ed., The Leonard Bernstein Letters (Yale)
— Annegret Fauser, Sounds of War: Music in the United States During World War II (Oxford)
— Alan Rusbridger, Play It Again: An Amateur Against the Impossible (FSG)
— John Eliot Gardiner, Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven (Knopf)
— Paul Kildea, Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century (Penguin)
— Philip Reed and Mervyn Cooke, Letters from a Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976, Volume 6 (Boydell and Brewer)
— Stephen Walsh, Musorgsky and His Circle: A Russian Musical Adventure (Knopf)
— David Trippett, Wagner's Melodies: Aesthetics and Materialism in German Musical Identity (Cambridge)
— Balínt András Varga, From Boulanger to Stockhausen: Interviews and a Memoir (University of Rochester Press)
— Beth E…

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Welcome to our monthly round up, a busy November which took in Gesualdo, Gallay, Gabrieli and Goss, and lots more.Verdi, Mozart and BrittenNovember started with a second visit to see the new production of Verdi’s Les Vepres Siciliennes at the Royal Opera House, and there was a second view of ENO’s new Magic Flute…

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Ladies Night In A Foggy FroSch

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Die Frau ohne Schatten (Live stream from Bayerische Staatsoper, Sunday 1 December 2013)
Die Kaiserin/Empress – Adrianne Pieczonka
Der Kaiser/Emperor – Johan Botha
Barak, the Dyer – Wolfgang Koch
The Dyer’s Wife – Elena Pankratova
Die Amme/ Nurse – Deborah Polaski
The Messenger – Sebastian Holecek
The Falcon – Eri Nakamura
The Dyer’s Brothers – Tim Kuypers, Christian Rieger & Matthew Peña
Watchmen – Andrea Borghini, Rafal Pawnuk & Leonard Bernad
Voices of the Unborn – Laura Tatulescu, Heike Grötzinger, Tara Erraught, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Eri Nakamura & Okka von der Damerau
Director – Krzysztof Warlikowski
Stage & Costume – Malgorzata Szczesniak
Lighting – Felice Ross
Choreography – Claude Bardouil
Video – Denis Guéguin
Animation – Kamil Polak
Dramaturgy – Miron Hakenbeck
Orchestra of the Bayerische Staatsoper
Kirill Petrenko (Conductor)
Hats off once again to the Bayerische Staatsoper for their commitment to live-streaming opera from their magnificent opera house…

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Oxford Lieder Schubert Project unveiled

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Oxford Lieder Schubert Project unveiledThe 2014 Oxford Lieder Festival will feature every song Schubert ever wrote alongside a host of his other works. Bringing Schubert’s Vienna to Oxford in a dazzling feast of music, art, theatre, food & drink, this three-week festival is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to immerse yourself in the master of song and his world…

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Parsifal: crystal bells, magic garden

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Parsifal: crystal bells, magic gardenThose great bells which sound four notes so solemn-jubilant in Act One and so doomy-despairing in Act Three of Wagner’s Parsifal are making a discreetly joyful sound in my head now that I’ve sent over the script for Radio 3’s Building a Library. It’s by no means the end of the quest, which will happen once I’ve declaimed the holy text in the studio on Tuesday morning…

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CBSO/Nelsons – review

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CBSO/Nelsons – reviewSymphony Hall, BirminghamBrahms’s Third began almost glutinously, but recovered irresistibly, while the violinist Isabelle Faust’s Britten was startlingly freshLast season, Andris Nelsons worked his way through all nine of the Beethoven symphonies, but he is taking his time exploring Brahms with his City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra…

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BBC Radio 3 - Wagner Weekend 7 - 8 DecThis weekend, BBC Radio 3 is having a “Wagner Weekend” consisting of a series of programs, unsurprisingly, with a Wagner theme. Details below.Through The Night – 1.00am Sat 7 DecVioleta Urmana joins the Radio France Philharmonic in Wagner from Paris – Tristan, Lohengrin, Tannhauser, the Flying Dutchman…

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 Schreker, Busoni, Ravel, and Schoenberg: Nora Gubisch (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Josep Pons (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 4.12.2013 (MB) Schreker – Vorspiel zu einen Drama Busoni – Berceuse élegiaque, op.42 Ravel – Shéhérazade Pavane pour une infante défunte Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony no…

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Tafelmusik review: lo-fi Mozart with hi-fi panacheGuest Kristian Bezuidenhout makes most of 18th-century fortepiano

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Renata Scotto on Maria Callas: greater than all of usRenata Scotto
“Listen to me, everyone speak about Callas. But I know Callas. I know Callas before she was Callas.
She was fat and she had this vociaccia — you know what a vociaccia is? You go kill a cat and record its scream. She had this bad skin. And she had this rich husband. We laugh at her, you know that?
And then, I sat in on a rehearsal with Maestro Serafin…

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