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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London + MORE

Violinists Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo were a virtuoso violin duo in the lunchtime recital, but Strauss fell flat in the evening.... More »
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Bayerische Staatsoper Broadcast schedule + MORE

At the start of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2014-15 season,  dates for online broadcasts are announced. NB the schedule's been changed - see latest hereNEW  Strauss Die Schweigsame Frau (Barry Kosky) 5th OctoberLeoš Janáček ~ The Makropoulos Case - 19 October 1st NovemberGiacomo Pucc.... More »
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Running with Chopin in Paris's Parc Monceau + MORE

As she jogs past Chopin's statue in Parc Monceau, Hailey Colwell reflects on how the great composer first came to Paris when he was her age..... More »
maestro

A Babel of hope and possibility + MORE

The phrase is not mine but my bright young colleague Alexandra Coghlan's on The Arts Desk, penned about Berio's Sinfonia, which preceded a shattering but nuanced interpretation of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony at Tuesday night's Prom. I choose to apply it to the superlative team which gave one of t.... More »
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It's About Time. + MORE

I'm shocked, shocked, I tell you, by this Metropolitan Opera press release:Legendary Maestro James Levine to Retire as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera at the End of the Current Season;Will Become The Company’s First Music Director EmeritusNew York, NY  (April 14, 2016) – Maest.... More »

New Music Theatre in London this May

– cheyneyk.blogspot.com

New Music Theatre in London this MayOne is able to see new music drama performances in London at almost any time. Usually the summer sees a spike in this sort of activity with the Grimeborn and Tete a Tete opera festivals. However, this May seems to have served up more than our fair share of diverse and probing musical theatrics. Or maybe I’ve just had the opportunity to go to plenty of them…

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 Pianist Mateusz Borowiak in Conversation with Robert Beattie   Mateusz Borowiak is a brilliant young British-Polish pianist who recently gave a stunning debut at the Wigmore Hall playing a highly virtuosic and richly varied programme of music from Bach to Barber (review).  He was a prize winner at both the Queen Elizabeth and Maria Canals […]

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Why is Messiaen suddenly so popular?

– www.overgrownpath.com

Why is Messiaen suddenly so popular? There has been a large spike in traffic to my 2012 post Is Olivier Messiaen part of the Vichy myth? seen above. Traffic logs show the traffic as coming from Facebook, but do not identify the exact source. As this is a mildly controversial topic with topical resonances I would be grateful for any information from readers about links to this post…

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Potential Energies: 5 questions to Sugar Vendil & Trevor GureckisOn Thursday, May 29, 2014 (8pm), the Nouveau Classical Project is presenting the world premiere of Potential Energies, a ballet conceived and directed by NCP Artistic Director Sugar Vendil with choreographer Barbie Diewald and composer Trevor Gureckis. We asked 5 questions to Vendil and Gureckis about this new production…

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This week: concerts in New York (May 26 – June 1, 2014)Scarlatti:Cage:Sonatas
John Cage (Courtesy CalArts / Photo: Steven Gunther)
David Greilsammer, piano & prepared piano, performs music by Scarlatti and Cage.
Tuesday, May 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
..:: Website
Hauschka
Hauschka is the alias of German pianist composer Volker Bertelmann, who currently resides in Dusseldorf…

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Voice opera divas hit high notes

– www.couriermail.com.au

LAST night’s duel between Elly Oh and Jess Berney was a stadium moment, sending coach will.i.am out of his chair and into the cosmos.

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Der Rosenkavalier review  Andris Nelsons brings wit and sensualitySymphony Hall, BirminghamSuperb singing from Bevan, Coote, Isokoski and Hawlata rounds out a stellar Strauss interpretation by the CBSOThrilling interpretations of Richard Strauss’s work have, from the outset, been a major feature of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s relationship with their music director, Andris Nelsons…

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Spitalfields Summer Music

– www.planethugill.com

Spitalfields Summer MusicThe Spitalfields Summer Festival runs from 6 – 21 June at Christ Church, Spitalfields and other venues in the area. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are Associate Artists, so there is plenty from them and other groups such as Brecon Baroque, the Fieri Consort, the Sixteen, Gallicantus and a host more…

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An ‘opera’ without voices and a birdwatching trip were among the items on the programme for this Dutch festival of the unconventional

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Believe it: a composer makes a TV ad

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Believe it: a composer makes a TV adIt’s Esa-Pekka Salonen and he’s selling i-Pads. But the ad is so ultra-cool and so close to musical process that it does almost as much to promote serious music as it does to sell gizmos. Watch.

 
 
 

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Just because: Clifford Curzon plays the "Trout" Quintet

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

Clifford Curzon and the Amadeus Quartet play Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1977: (This is the latest…

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Magnum forza

– parterre.com

Magnum forzaOur Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin has unearthed a hunk of prime Verdiana: a live 1972 Forza del Destino starring Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli.
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino
Metropolitan Opera
Michelangelo Veltri, conductor
21 January 1972
Leonora – Leontyne Price
Don Alvaro – Franco Corelli
Don Carlo – Mario Sereni
Padre Guardiano – Ezio Flagello
Fra Melitone – Fernando Corena
Preziosilla – Judith Forst
Marquis de Calatrava – James Morris
Curra – Carlotta Ordassy
Trabuco – Robert Schmorr
In-house recording

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 Birtwistle: Katrien Baerts (soprano), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Oliver Knussen (conductor). Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 25.5.2014 (MB) Cantus Iambeus (2004) Cantata (1969) Tragœdia (1965) Monody for Corpus Christi (1959) Fantasia on all the Notes (2011) Four Poems by Jaan Kaplinski (1991) Silbury Air (1977)   What a joy it is to attend an intelligently-programmed […]

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