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Kirill Petrenko Chief Conductor Berlin Philharmonic + MORE

Kirill Petrenko has been named Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. A surprise, to those who know who is he (as opposed to those who mix him up with Vasily and Mikhail, who is a buddy of Kirill but not of Vasily).  It's also a surprise because Petrenko has only conducted Berlin.... More »
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Flicks in Five: Hamlet + MORE

On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear composer Patrick Doyle's musical depiction of the ghost of Hamlet's father in Kenneth Branagh's 1996 production of 'Hamlet'..... More »
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Gothenburg Opera’s seamlessly executed Elektra + MORE

The Swedish company’s production features first-rate performances.... More »
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End-of-summer miscellany + MORE

Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of music and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda.... Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful.... More »
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Emily Dickinson poems the basis for Kiri Te Kanawa celebratory work + MORE

Sopranos celebrates milestone birthday at Ravinia with composer Jake Heggie’s new work in her honor..... More »
…this was the result. ESPN roped in the LPO to help with its Wimbledon promotion, along with Kate Winslet, who does the narration. I am reliably informed that the music is by 30 Seconds to Mars and is called Kings and Queens. Er, enjoy.

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Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth review  not the disaster some have claimedBevan/Bevan/Mead/Lyon/Berger/Ludus Baroque/Neville-Towle(Delphian, two CDs)First performed in 1757, Handel’s last oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth, is a drastic revision of Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, written some 50 years earlier during Handel’s Italian period. The latter is one of his greatest works, and it has become common for critics to say that the 1757 version is vastly inferior…

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Hakka! Orchestra tunes up rugby style (exclusive new video)This is the Halle Orchestra in Manchester yesterday. They used to love cricket and soccer but, after recent international setbacks, are in the process of changing their sporting allegiance.
Watch. Whatever you do, do not try this at home.

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Yesterday morning, Ellen McSweeney wrote an excellent piece detailing payment trouble she and others are having with Chicago’s Beethoven Festival from 2013. (I would strongly suggest reading the article and glancing through the ever-growing comments before reading further.) There is no need to rehash those points here, but I do think it is important to address further some of […

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French teacher Denise Shepherd died in May 2014, aged eighty-six

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La Gazzetta, Royal College of Music, 24 June 2014ChorusImages: Chris ChristodoulouBritten TheatreLisetta – Filipa van EckDoralice – Hannah SandisonMadama la Rose – Angela SimkinFilippo – Luke D WilliamsAlberto – Gyula RabDon Pomponio – Timothy NelsonAnselmo – Matus TomkoMonsù Traversen – Julien van MellaertsDonald Maxwell, Linda Ormiston (directors)Nigel Hook (designs)John Bishop (lighting)Louisa McAlpine (choreography) ChorusRoyal College of Music Opera OrchestraMichael Rosewell (conductor)Don Pomponio (Timothy Nelson)With but one exception, I am delighted to report with great enthusiasm on the Royal College of Music International Opera School’s summer show, Rossini’s La Gazzetta, performances and staging alike at least the equal of last year’s sparkling Offenbach production, La Vie parisienne…

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After a Lyric debut she remembers as “incredible,” the soprano will perform Leos Janacek’s powerful “Glagolitic Mass.”

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Excellent Performances in an Underwhelming Rossini Opera

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 Rossini, La Gazzetta: Soloists, Chorus, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, 24.6.2014 (MB) Cast Lisetta – Filipa van Eck Doralice – Hannah Sandison Madama la Rose – Angela Simkin Filippo – Luke D Williams Alberto – Gyula Rab Don Pomponio – Timothy Nelson Anselmo – Matus […]

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Roland Dyens and ten other tutors will give masterclasses at the 2014 Livorno Festival in August and September 2014

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Massenet's Don Quichotte

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Massenet's Don QuichotteDon Quichotte – Act one – photo credit Robert Workman Massenet Don Quichotte; Clive Bayley, David Stout, Renato Balsadonna, Charles Edwards; Grange Park Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 22 2014 Star rating: 4.0Stylish and imaginative production of Massenet’s rarely performed opera.Massenet’s Don Quichotte is the best known of his group of late operas written for Montecarlo…

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The Knights chamber orchestra and the pianist Timo Andres presented Mr. Andres’s revision of Mozart’s unfinished “Coronation” Concerto in Central Park.

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