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Whispering or Yelling, Young Composers Tell It + MORE

  MATA Festival, Concerts I and V: “Curiouser and Curiouser” and “Incomparable Contrivances”: Curious Chamber Players (April 14), Talea Ensemble (April 18), The Kitchen, New York City. 14/18.4.2015 (BH) April 14 Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga: Jintili (2012) Tomi Räisänen: Sthe.... More »
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BBC Philharmonic/Mena, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London + MORE

Mena relished every moment of the Turangalîla Symphony, Messiaen’s life-affirming hymn to humanity.... More »
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Tenor George I. Shirley: The New Met Opera CDs of Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute" are included in a box set of operas, at over $100 + MORE

George ShirleyMadama ButterflyMet OperaDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)Met Opera On December 8, 2016 AfriClassical posted:Metropolitan Opera issues Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" and Mozart's "The Magic Flute," featuring Tenor George I. Shirley, on CDGeorge Shirley writes:Oooops! I just found out .... More »
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Superb Beethoven Relayed through the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker + MORE

  Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin); Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink (conductor), Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Live Broadcast to European Cinemas – New Park Cinema, Chichester, 6.3.2015 (MMB) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61 Symphony No. 6 i.... More »
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Russian composer wins 400k award + MORE

Sofia Gubaidulina, 85, has been given the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Madrid. It carries a rize of 400,000 Euros. Past winners include Steve Reich, Boulez and Sciarrino. It may not be strictly accurate to call her Russian, though that is her nationality. Her father was Tatar,.... More »

Glass’s trilogy set for premiere

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE State Opera of South Australia is staging a world premiere of American composer Philip Glass’s Portrait Trilogy.

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BBC New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel peforms Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'; Schubert's Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845 and Haydn's Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:50…

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* Notes * The second cast of La Traviata (Ailyn Pérez as Violetta and Stephen Costello as Alfredo in Act I pictured left, photograph by Kristen Loken) at San Francisco Opera this season performed last night.
This performance was presented as a live simulcast. Production Director Greg Weber narrated the set changeover during the first intermission, and took questions via social media with the help of Joey Castaneda…

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Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to discuss stories we’re publishing on our website. Here are the stories we’ll be discussing today.

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Music Review: New York Philharmonic’s Fourth of July CelebrationThe New York Philharmonic performed an Independence Day concert, including arrangements of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and Americana chestnuts like “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

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Has Yannick quit Rotterdam?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Has Yannick quit Rotterdam?The Canadian conductor Yannick Nézét-Séguin is no longer listed as music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic on his Facebook page.
The orch has sent its managing director Hans Waege on indefinite medical leave (as we reported exclusively) after disagreements with Yannick.
It could be that the matter is about to come to a head…

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2014 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

Much like the 2013 reports, this year’s compensation reports are all about context. For instance, the data covers compensation for the 2011/12 season, which managed to increase the amount of already record breaking austerity driven conflict between stakeholders.
Brush fires turned into firestorms but in a turn that might be best characterized as puzzling, average compensation for each stakeholder group increased, with increases among the executive class outpacing other stakeholders by more than 50 percent…

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The Power of Stories

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Britten, The Prodigal Son.  Members of the Chorus and Instrumentalists of the Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera, Rome.  Chorus Master, Roberto Gabbiani.  Conductor, James Conlon. Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome.  04.07.2014 (JB)   Cast: The Father                       James Creswell The Abbot / Tempter  Matthew O’Neill The Younger Son                Ladislav Elgr The Elder Son                      Liam Bonner […]

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RLPO/Nyman/Hillsborough Memorial  some pastiche, but beyond parodyLiverpool CathedralMichael Nyman’s 11th symphony, marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, reused parts of earlier works to create an occasion for reflectionParody was the term 18th-century composers used for the recycling of earlier material, and as a composer heavily influenced by the baroque it’s no surprise that Michael Nyman should be an accomplished parodist…

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Competition winner picks start-up agency over major suitorsThe Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, winner of the Montreal Piano Competition, has signed an agency deal with Emblem Artists, a one-woman firm that has just one other artist on its books – the violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Emblem is owned by Elaine Armstrong, a refugee from the crumbling edifice of IMG Artists…

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Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo has two new CD releases out this summer

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Julius Eastman Tidbit

– soundproofedblog.blogspot.com

Julius Eastman TidbitI’m at Tanglewood on a fellowship this summer, so I’m afraid my blogging time is going to be rather limited for the next few weeks. In the meantime, I wanted to alert readers to an informative new article on the composer Julius Eastman by Mary Jane Leach, focusing on the Prelude to Joan d’Arc. I’ve been doing research on Eastman for a couple of years now, and I’ve written a chapter on his piece Stay On It that should be published sometime in near future…

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Sergio A. Mims: TheaterMania.com: 'Show Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic'Vanessa Williams © David GordonSergio A. Mims writes:I know you will be interested in thisShow Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic – Theater News – Jul 2, 2014Lauren Worsham and Julian Ovenden will also be featured in the Kern and Hammerstein musical…

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