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The Sixteen, Cadogan Hall, London + MORE

The early music specialists gave a positively ecstatic performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers.... More »
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Regna tristezza sul destino mio + MORE

Our dear and invaluable Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin offers us a new classic this week, a live recording of Anna Netrebko‘s collaboration with Riccardo Muti on Manon Lescaut. Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut Opera di Roma Riccardo Muti, conductor 02 March 2014 Manon Lescaut – Anna Netrebko .... More »
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The Three Choirs Festival Commemorates the Great War with War Requiem + MORE

 Three Choirs Festival (2)  Katherine Broderick (soprano), James Oxley (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Choristers of the Three Cathedral Choirs, Festival Chorus. Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Nardone (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 26.7.2014 (JQ)  Britten – War Requiem, Op. 66 Peter.... More »
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Just in: Divisive maestro withdraws + MORE

The Brazilian media are reporting that Roberto Minczuk’s contract as principal conduct0r of the Brazil Symphony Orchestra (OSB) has ended. He will be known as conductor emeritus and a successor will be announced next year. Minczuk aroused international attention four years ago when he dismisse.... More »
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VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide + MORE

Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition.... More »
Bartlett Sher’s production keeps South Pacific younger than springtime.

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Steps in time

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THE man called the most gifted classical choreographer working today is bringing his Cinderella to life with the Australian Ballet.

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Without a successful resolution of the ongoing Minnesota Orchestra labor dispute, internationally acclaimed music director Osmo Vanska could soon resign. That prospect worries patrons, some of whom say that without Vanska, the orchestra's lustrous reputation could be tarnished.

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'CutTime Wins Knight Arts Challenge Support!'; CutTime Simfonica Plays Works of Black American Composers Nov. 3 at National Gallery of Art

September 13, 2013 

Hello again!      

I’ve
been closing a lot of circles since I resigned from the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra (DSO) in January. I began with DSO as a substitute,
became a member thru bizarre circumstances and now I’m closing that
career as a sub again: full circle, matching bookends, whatever you
wanna call it…

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Music Review: A Britten Festival Program at Trinity ChurchCrowds filled Trinity Church on a stormy afternoon for Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.    

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Gallery: Opera Australia: <i>South Pacific</i> 2013

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An encore season of the lavish Rodgers & Hammerstein musical returns to the Sydney Opera House. Acclaimed opera star Teddy Tahu Rhodes and award-winning actress Lisa McCune headline this Tony-award winning production from director Bartlett Sher.

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Julian Bream: 'I'm a better musician now than when I was 70'Next week classical guitarist Julian Bream will receive the Gramophone lifetime achievement award. He talks to Stuart Jeffries about success and learning to let goTwo years ago Julian Bream was walking with his retriever, Django, in the fields around his Dorset home, when a neighbour’s dog knocked him to the ground, breaking both hips and injuring his left hand…

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Clara Schumann's 200th Birthday

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Clara Schumann's 200th BirthdayToday is Clara Schumann’s 200th birthday. She may not be getting the publicity birthday boys like Wagner and Verdi are getting, or even the coverage given to mere striplings like Benjamin Britten (aged 99 and 10/12ths). But with all the fuss about the “first woman conductor at the BBC Proms”, it is Clara whom we should honour…

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As a proud son of Italy—born in southern Italy, “Napoli,” as he invariably points out — Riccardo Muti makes no apologies for his emotional response to the world around him…

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Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)Violin Concerto (1931) Romantic Fantasy for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (1936) Elegy, Waltz and Toccata [Viola Concerto] for Viola and Orchestra (1943) Lorraine McAslan (violin) Sarah-Jane Bradley (viola)Royal Scottish National Orchestra/John GibbonsDutton Epoch CDLX 7279 I will not be the first reviewer to note that Arthur Benjamin’s most popular work is the ubiquitous Jamaican Rumba…

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