Cursed Production of ‘La forza del destino’ + MORE Oct 15th

 

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John Adams and Peter Sellars Again Joining Forces for New Opera + MORE

“Girls of the Golden West,” about the women of California’s Gold Rush, will receive its world premiere at San Francisco Opera in 2017..... More »
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Clarinetist Anthony McGill and Composer & Performer Daniel Bernard Roumain Join Board of Directors of League of American Orchestras + MORE

Anthony McGillwww.anthonymcgill.comDaniel Bernard Roumainwww.danielroumain.comToday the League of American Orchestras announces seven appointments to its Board of Directors, including two prominent musicians we have often featured, Anthony McGill and Daniel Bernard Roumain.... More »
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Touhill.org: Moipei Quartet, Kenyan Triplets and Sister, presented March 1, 2014 by International Studies and Programs, Univ. of Missouri St. Louis + MORE

Moipei Quartet (YouTube)Composer Fred Onovwerosuoke of African Musical Arts and Fredo Music, Inc. announces the first U.S. tour of the Moipei Quartet, beginning February 18, 2014 in New York.  Performance dates are available at the Moipei Quartet's website   http://www.moipeiquar.... More »
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Brigitte Poulin and Jean Marchand: Two Pianos at Music and Beyond + MORE

Ottawa’s Music and Beyond festival is one of two major chamber music festivals in Canada’s capital. Even in such a.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Schubert: Winterreise — ‘version that is thoughtful, warm and rich’ + MORE

The Copenhagen String Quartet plays skilfully, and Johan Reuter’s singing is admirably sure and true.... More »
Naxos launches a new Advent Calendar App in December 2013

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War Requiem, LPO/Jurowski, Festival Hall - music reviewComposed for the consecration in 1962 of the new Coventry Cathedral — replacing the building destroyed by the Luftwaffe air raids of 1940 — Britten’s War Requiem is a passionate expression of the composer’s Left-leaning pacifistic convictions. Of that there has never been any doubt. What has come into focus in this Britten centenary year is the extent to which those convictions underpin Britten’s entire oeuvre…

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Local Boy Makes Good

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Composer Aaron Holloway-Nahum is a graduate of Edina High School; he lives in England now and is working with the BBC Symphony and London Sinfonietta. The folks over at the Copland House know this and awarded Aaron with a coveted, all-expenses-paid residency at the House in New York.

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Minnesota clocks up another loss. This time it’s global.Roger Wright, director of the BBC Proms and BBC Radio 3, made the following statement in his RPS lecture at the weekend: Sadly, however, I can let you know that the first ever residency by an orchestra from the US will not now be happening at the Proms in 2015. We had planned for some […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Metropolitan Opera

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Perhaps it is a blessing that this year’s Britten anniversary has been muted in New York. Wall Street’s Trinity Church has an ongoing retrospective, and the composer’s 100th birthday will be celebrated in a programme of the Spring Symphony and the Serenade at the New York Philharmonic, as well as a Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall from the St Louis Symphony…

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Modest, Heartfelt Ruminations from Janowski

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Fauré, Britten, Franck: Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Richard King (horn), Cleveland Orchestra / Marek Janowski (conductor) Severance Hall, Cleveland, 13.10.2013 (MSJ)  Fauré: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings Franck: Symphony in D minor   This lovely program was full of composers often considered elusive, but Marek Janowski caught their essences […]The post Modest, Heartfelt Ruminations from Janowski appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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Learning to Listen: Verdi's Longevity

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Why, after 200 years, do we still talk about Verdi? In this week's Learning to Listen, Emily Reese and special guest, Dale Johnson of the Minnesota Opera, explore that question while illustrating Verdi's three distinct compositional periods.

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Monday post — Philadelphia fun

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Monday post — Philadelphia funMany of us know that the Philadelphia Orchestra couldn’t kick off Carnegie Hall’s season, as planned, because of a brief strike by Carnegie’s stagehands. Their concert was cancelled.
So what did they do? They gave a free concert — dressed in colorful, informal clothes — in their hall in Philadelphia…

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Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble: Playlist without Borders reviewAnother engaging yet uneven release from the famous cellist’s side project.

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Pianist Grace Francis performs on a four-star recording

Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Sonata was written in 1913 but the composer was never happy with it – he thought that at around 25 minutes it was too long…

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La forza del destino, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman)
Francesca Zambello’s record, in her first season as Artistic Director of the Washington National, just fell to 1-1. After a knockout production of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Zambello herself directed a new production of one of the lesser Verdi operas, the dramatically muddled and musically episodic La forza del destino,

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Music Review: James Levine Leads the Met Orchestra at Carnegie HallJames Levine conducted the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in a program including Verdi and Carter, at Carnegie Hall on Sunday.    

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The French pianist Lise de la Salle opened the Peoples’ Symphony Concerts series at Washington Irving High School on Saturday night.    

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