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Concertgebouw Jansons Vogt Barbican 5 April 2014

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Concertgebouw Jansons Vogt Barbican 5 April 2014 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9Lars Vogt (piano), Mariss Jansons (conductor), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Barbican, London, 5.4.14 The Concertgebouw Orchestra ended their three concert residency at the Barbican with some luxurious Beethoven followed by some propulsive Bruckner…

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Richard Strauss ‘blew with the wind’

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Richard Strauss ‘blew with the wind’A character assessment of the composer in Der Standard by the Klagenfurt musicologist Daniel Ender usefully cites most of the known sources about Strauss and the Nazis. Read here.       foto: richard-strauss-institut, garmisch-partenkirchen

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The Crackle review

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The Crackle  reviewLinbury Studio, LondonMatthew Herbert’s hi-tech take on the Faust legend offers a valuable vehicle for young performers, but his humdrum musical setting does little to help a flat-footed scriptNormally, switched-on smartphones are a big no-no during opera performances, but their use during this premiere of Matthew Herbert’s The Crackle is encouraged…

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Jonas Kaufmann Winterreise – Royal Opera House, 6 April 2014

While opera squeezes itself into pubs, clubs and underground bunkers, could piano recitals take over its abandoned theatres? Jonas Kaufmann's sold out the Royal Opera House instantly. Some may have come for the Schubert; I suspect most were after the man…

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Lying About Hitler: Why Historians Reject Nazi Opera Conspiracies—and Why We Must Follow their ExampleEvery book has its target audience. The question is as to what the target of Nazi opera conspiracy books might be. It is likely to be an audience interested in opera, music and art history. It is likely to be a popular audience interested in the history of the Holocaust, some of whom have heard that it was caused by an opera composer—one who either deserves to be justly hated as the Holocaust’s root cause, or amongst Neonazi’s, revered for it…

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Music of David Byrne, Philip Glass in Santa MonicaOn Saturday April 5, 2014 Jacaranda presented  the David Byrne narrated work The Knee Plays along with music by Philip Glass. This concert was one of the Minimalist Jukebox Festival concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and also part of the tenth anniversary season of the Jacaranda series. The venue was the First Presbyterian Church, whose ample and comfortable sanctuary was almost completely filled for the occasion…

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'Sundays Live' Streams 'Violin Concerto in D' of Saint-Georges by Violinist Chris Woods & Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra April 6 at 6 PM (PDT)James Lee IIIwww.jameslee3.comLe Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)Arion 68093Stephen James Taylorwww.stephenjamestaylor.comJosé Mauricio Nunes Garcia (1767-1830)Te Deum & RequiemJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:’Sundays Live’ streams “Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto in D” from the The Bing Theater of The Los Angeles County Museum of Art Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 6 pm (PDT) performed by Violinist, Chris Woods from American Idol and many other television shows…

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Violinist Annelle Gregory & Pianist Alexander Sinchuk in Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg & Szymanowski 3 PM May 11, Ramo Hall, University of Southern CaliforniaJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Violinist Annelle Gregory will perform a duo recital with pianist Alexander Sinchuk. Alexander is a Laureate of International Piano Competitions and Annelle is a Laureate of National Sphinx Competition. The exciting recital date is May 11, 3:00 pm at Ramo Recital Hall, University of Southern California…

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Verdi’s Requiem, heard by Mike Wheeler

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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Jansons  reviewBarbican Hall, LondonContinuing his Bruckner series, Mariss Jansons conducted a high-quality performance of the Seventh Symphony, but it was the Ninth Symphony that impressed the mostBruckner symphonies respectively the Fourth, Seventh and the Ninth have been the bedrock of the Amsterdam orchestra’s enterprising Barbican residency under Mariss Jansons…

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No business like snow businessPytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is his masterwork and its themes of social convention and unrequited longing surely struck a deep chord in a composer who, in late 19th century Russia, was gay and had to conduct himself carefully.
I’d like to say a brief requiem for the Metropolitan Opera’s last production, brilliantly designed by Michael Levine and directed by Robert Carsen…

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Morning Glories: Eric Whitacre

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Eric Whitacre is coming to Minnesota this week to conduct the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in some of his most famous works. In the run-up to Friday's live broadcast, we'll check out five compositions by Whitacre in this week's Morning Glories

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Prince Igor with blood and guts

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Prince Igor with blood and gutsAlthough Borodin’s Prince Igor is rarely seen live in the west, there are many recordings. The music is gorgeous, and everyone knows the hit song “Stranger in Paradise”.  Borodin’s Prince Igor at the Coliseum, London with Novaya Opera and the Met’s version have created a lot of publicity, but they are hardly the only points of reference…

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