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Magnificent Bruckner Seven from Fischer and Konzerhausorchester Berlin + MORE

Musikfest Berlin 2016 – Henze, Bruckner: Julia Fischer (violin), Konzerthausorchester Berlin/Iván Fischer (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin. 8.9.2016. (MC) Hans Werner Henze: Il Vitalino raddoppiato, Ciacona per violino concertante ed orchestra da camera            Bruckner: Symphony .... More »
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Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works + MORE

Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film..... More »
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May Night, Royal Academy Opera, 7 March 2016 + MORE

Ambika P3, University of WestminsterLevko – Oliver JohnstonGanna – Laura Zigmantaite Kalenik – Alex Otterburn The Headman – Božidar Smiljanić Headman’s Sister-in-law – Katie Stevenson Distiller – William Blake Pannochka – Alys Roberts Clerk – Dominic Bowe Stepmother/Rusalk.... More »
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Some Important British Works that are Celebrating Half-Centenaries (Composed, First Performed or Published) Part 1 + MORE

A selection of works that were composed, published or premiered in 1965. I acknowledge Eric Gilder’s The Dictionary of Composers and their Musicas being an invaluable source for musical history. I present these listings in two parts. Part 1:Malcolm Arnold: Five Fantasies, for bassoon, clarinet, fl.... More »

A new release this month from JoAnn Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents a lesser known side to the Hungarian nationalist composer Béla Bartók. Serving as his passport to the vast new world of orchestral music prevailing at the beginning of the 20th century, all the works on the disc reveal a young composer on the threshold of greatness…

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Brodsky Quartet/Shostakovich Quartet cycle review  visceral immediacyRoyal West of England Academy, BristolThe Royal West of England Academy’s war-themed exhibition provided an unusually potent setting for the Brodsky’s Shostakovich recital, the first in a promising seriesShostakovich’s string quartets have long been a cornerstone of the Brodksy Quartet’s repertoire, but the Royal West of England Academy’s exhibition Shock and Awe, a reflection on conflict, provided an unusually potent setting…

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Nearly nine months after Deborah F. Rutter announced that she would be leaving her post as president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association after a hugely successful 11-year run, the CSO parent organization announced her successor Wednesday.

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South London Concert Series

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South London Concert SeriesCraxton StudiosThe South London Concert Series moves North (temporarily) for the 2014/15 season launch Notes&Notes at the Craxton Studios in Hampstead, London NW3 on 14 September when pianist Graham Fitch gives a recital and talk. Fitch will be performing JS Bach’s Partita No. 1 and French Suite No…

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Sasha Waltz’s production blends music and dance in a seamless flow of sound and motion – though the singers sound lost in the large space

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Beethovenfest Bonn livestream Andris Nelson

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Beethovenfest Bonn livestream Andris NelsonBEETHOVENFEST BONN LIVESTREAM7.9.2014 um 19 Uhr live aus der Beethovenhalle Bonn mit dem City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra und Andris Nelsons Mit den Beethoven-Symphonien 1, 2 und 3 (»Sinfonia Eroica«) beginnt am 7. September der Beethoven-Symphonien-Zyklus mit dem City of Birmingham Orchestra und dem Dirigenten Andris Nelsons beim Beethovenfest Bonn…

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   Rachmaninov, Stravinsky  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 2.9.2014 (JR) Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Stravinsky: “Firebird” Suite   Sir Simon performed this very same programme at the Philharmonie in Berlin a few days ago and is now, after this stopover at the Lucerne Festival, en route with it for the […]

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Nearly 75 years after the film debuted, Disney is bringing 'Fantasia' back in a new game called 'Fantasia: Music Evolved'. Composer Inon Zur wrote original music for the game, and oversaw the re-recordings of many classical favorites.

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Summer in the Co-opera forest: Cunning little vixenZoe Perman Baldwin, Kathleen Cronie and Robyn Allegra PartonIn April Planet Hugill helped spread the word about the Co-opera Company’s development programme which aims bring together experienced professionals and young singers just starting out in their careers, providing a kind of apprenticeship. The culmination of the summer course is a full opera – this year a delightful production of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ by Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) at the John McIntosh Theatre directed by Natascha Metherell…

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Damian Lewis participates in Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera HouseActors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will feature in the opening weekend of the Royal Opera House’s annual contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite which starts tomorrow, appearing in a pair of short films. Damian has read the story of Prometheus from Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid, and Helen has read Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and The Mother of God for films to be screened to festival goers in the Paul Hamlyn Hall…

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The Chiara String Quartet: Playing by HeartBy Laurie Niles: Members of the Chiara String Quartet weren’t just being romantic (or Romantic) when they named their latest album “Brahms by Heart.” They actually played all three of Brahms’ String Quartets, plus one Quintet — by memory when they recorded it.

Not only that, but this fall they will perform a full cycle of Béla Bartók’s six string quartets from memory, at Bargemusic in Brooklyn, on Sept…

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An artist speaks back to bullying directors

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An artist speaks back to bullying directorsThis is from an open letter by Phelim McDermott, a director at Improbable, which has staged productions at the Met, ENO and Sydney Opera House:
Let’s try and break this cycle where performers want revenge for what was done to them. I say this because it’s making theatre bad and it’s making our rehearsal rooms uncreative…

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Are We Witnessing The Birth Of Music Director Activism?

In an interesting twist to the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, it appears that the orchestra’s primary conductors (Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles) have decided to become involved via a joint letter to ASO’s stakeholders (board, management, and musicians) outlining the pair’s views on the intersection of artistic standards and sustainability…

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