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Just in: Classical artist cancels US debut tour over Trump ban + MORE

From the Chicago music critic and concert organizer Peter Margasak: I was incredibly excited to present and hear the Chicago debut of the London-based Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva next weekend as part of the series I program at Constellation, but this morning she advised me that she had decide.... More »
virtuoso

Sydney Opera House: The Opera – as new as you're going to get in 2016 + MORE

Opera Australia’s 60th anniversary season of Bell’s Bizet, Turandot on the harbour and more rabbits may not satisfy all Australian lovers of the art formJulie Andrews to direct My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House Kate Miller-Heidke, Lally Katz and Iain Grandage’s multiple Helpmann award-winning.... More »
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Masterly, Penetrating Schubert from the Takács Quartet + MORE

 Schubert: Takács Quartet [Edward Dusinberre & Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Féjer (cello)], Wigmore Hall London, 31. 1.2015 (CS) String Quartet Movement in C minor D.703 String Quartet in A Minor D.804 ‘Rosamunde’ String Quartet in D Minor D.810 ‘De.... More »
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The Operatic Tenor Juan Diego Flórez Shifts His Tone, and His Persona + MORE

Mr. Flórez, 42, is entering a new vocal phase, singing the role of Edgardo in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a more heroic character than the ones that made him famous..... More »
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Tara Erraught at Rosenblatt Recitals + MORE

Louis Spohr, Franz Lachner, Schubert, Mozart, Rossini; Tara Erraught, Ulrich Pluta, James Bailieu; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 6 2017 Star rating: 5.0An imaginative and engaging programme gave us the opportunity to hear the Irish mezzo-soprano in a .... More »

Briefly Noted: Chordae Freybergensis

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Te Deum laudamus: Freiberg Cathedral Angel Instruments, Ensemble Freiberger Dom-Music, Chordae Freybergensis, A. Koch
(released on August 12, 2014)
cpo 777928-2 | 55’45"
At the end of the 16th century, a set of thirty historical instruments, or very accurate copies of them, was installed in Freiberg Cathedral, placed in the hands of sculpted golden angels…

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PROM 44:Melbourne Symphony Debuts at Prom

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Prom 44. Strauss, Elgar, Berlioz, Truls Mørk (cello), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 19.8.2014 (RB) Strauss – Don Juan Op 20 Elgar – Cello Concerto Op 85 Berlioz – Symphonie fantastique   This was the Proms debut for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) under the baton of their […]

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Having gone through several music programs and with friends still attending music programs, I can tell you that these ranking systems absolutely fail to address what is important as a developing musician seeking to make a career as a performer.
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Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice Bejun Mehta

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

“This elegant, smartly-paced film turns Gluck’s Orfeo into a Dostoevskian study of a guilt-wracked misanthrope, portrayed by American countertenor Bejun Mehta. The film is sung, played, danced and staged in a style not inappropriate to the day of the opera’s premiere in 1762 on the stage of the Baroque Theatre of Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic—or in the theater’s wings, stairs and basement, doing service for Orfeo’s journey to the Underworld…

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Dress like Brünnhilde on a budget

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Dress like Brünnhilde on a budgetThe Lyric Opera is selling off costumes this Saturday. Price from $1 to $200.
Wanna be a Flower Maiden for Halloween?

 
 
Sat., Sept. 6, 9am-6pm, one day only at the
Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr. at Madison St.
CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago is  having a one-day-only costume sale that’s open to the public on Sat…

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Frans Brüggen, Pioneer in Early Music, Dies at 79Mr. Brüggen, who began his career as a recorder soloist, was a founder of the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

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CD Spotlight. Lions and Dragons

– www.mvdaily.com

Piano music by Schubert and Thomas Osborne, heard by Howard Smith. ‘Derek Kealii Polischuk … handles the Schubert D 935 Impromptus with considerable assurance.’

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Opera fires singer for anti-gay comments

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Opera fires singer for anti-gay commentsThe Russian bass Valerian Ruminski has been fired by Opera Lyra in Ottawa, Canada, two weeks before he was due to appear as the Sacristan in Tosca.

Ruminski had posted comments on his own Facebook page about a man he had seen on a bus sporting jewelled fingernails. His comments about ‘deficiencies’ and ‘parading his choices’ came during the city’s Capital Pride festivities and were circulated as a screenshot on Twitter…

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Symphony guide: Tchaikovsky's Sixth ('Pathetique')Forget, first of all, its mis-translated moniker. Tchaikovskys final symphony might be about death, but its the piece he termed the best thing I have composed and is a confident and supremely energetic workLets get this clear: Tchaikovskys Pathétique Symphony is not a musical suicide note, its not a piece written by a composer who was dying, its not the product of a musician who was terminally depressed about either his compositional powers or his personal life, and its not the work of a man who could go no further, musically speaking…

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Atlanta Again? Still.

– www.adaptistration.com

Atlanta Again? Still.

Well it looks like the news is now official although there have been rumblings about it throughout the usual channels for weeks now: the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is headed toward another ugly labor dispute. Anyone who kept a close eye on the 2012 dispute likely understood that the settlement was anything but a resolution…

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Birthplace of Another Sonata

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

In the earliest years of the 20th century, Charles Ives was working for Charles H. Raymond & Co. insurance company in Wall Street. On weekends he would escape the city to Pine Mountain, a beautiful nature reserve south of Danbury where the Ives family owned land, in order to compose there. Some of his early […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Temblor

– www.afoolintheforest.com

Timing is everything. On Saturday evening, Long Beach Opera staged the long-delayed Los Angeles premiere of John Adams’ I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky, and the concatenation of that piece’s concerns with contemporaneous events lent to it a weight and complexity that, frankly, it likely does not warrant on its own merits…

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Madame X review  thriller undone by excess of allusionsArcola theatre, LondonTim Benjamin has transported Don Giovanni’s Masetto and Zerlina to London for this postmodern take on artistic corruptionPerformed as part of this year’s Grimeborn festival, Tim Benjamin’s Madame X is an allusive, postmodern thriller about artistic corruption. Benjamin cites Handelian opera and Jacobean revenge tragedy as his principal influences, though the libretto the composer’s own glances at the works of Oscar Wilde, Lulu (Wedekind’s rather than Berg’s), and Peter Greenaway’s The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, among many other things…

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