Dip Your Ears, No. 166 (Nelsons’ Instant Classic Dvořák) + MORE Dec 15th


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BBCNOW/Rundell review – Great Brits go for the feelgood factor + MORE

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff The BBC National Orchestra of Wales put the emphasis on happiness and groove – rounded off by a lullaby – in the first of its series celebrating rebellious composers, including Sawer, Nyman and BryarsJeremy Bentham’s axiom, “It is the greatest happiness of the greates.... More »
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Late Sonatas: András Schiff at the Berliner Philharmonie + MORE

 Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert: András Schiff (piano), Kammermusiksaal, Berliner Philharmonie, 22.03.15 (HR) Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI:52 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata in D, KV 576 Franz Schubert: Piano Sona.... More »
symphony news

A principal oboe plays Jingle Bells through her nose + MORE

This is Katherine Needleman,  principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony. On recorders. So what’s your party trick? .... More »
classical music recital

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in Concert a wonderful nostalgia trip: review + MORE

Motion Picture Orchestra performed with near flawless stamina one of the most memorable music themes in film history..... More »

Chairman’s Choice: Klaus Heymann spotlights some of September’s new releases (Sep 01, 2015) + MORE

BERNSTEIN Symphony No 3 ‘Kaddish’, Missa Brevis, The Lark Washington Chorus, São Paulo Symphony Chorus, Baltimore Symphony, Alsop Naxos 8.559742 Marin Alsop is a leading Naxos artist with an extensive and widely respected discography. She will again.... More »
How the Whale Became; Remember Me: A Desk Opera – reviewLinbury Studio, Royal Opera House; Rivington Place, LondonA coloratura frog and a falsetto peacock hold court in an engaging new opera based on Ted Hughes’s creation storiesChildren may be more open-minded as audiences than the adults who accompany them but they expect certain routines: rude noises, wiggly bottoms, a man with a knotted handkerchief on his head, clumsy walks, visual transformations and at least one explosion which makes them jump though they feign nonchalance…

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Antonín Dvořák,
Symphony No.9, Heldenlied
Andris Nelsons / BRSO
BR Klassik

Old World New World

Late 2010, Andris Nelsons, incoming Music Director of the Boston Symphony but also loved, courted, and groomed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performed a program of Charles Ives, John Adams, and Igor Stravinsky in Munich—capped, almost incongruously, with Dvořák’s Ninth (review here)

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Day 14 — Freundliche Vision

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Day 14 — Freundliche VisionStrauss begins this 1900 setting of Otto Julius Bierbaum’s ‘Freundliche Vision’ in a distant key, setting up the illusion of a dreamscape, while the events actually occur ‘in broad daylight’. The gentle thrumming ostinato in the piano, however, belies the reality of the situation, sounding distinctly dream like…

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By Emanuel Salvador: Emanuel Salvador, violin
Adam Klocek, conductor
Polish Youth Orchestra

Recorded live at the Cracow Philharmonic Hall on the 13th October 2013: Manuel M. Ponce Violin Concerto – 1st movement (Chamber orchestra version)

For more info please visit www.emanuelsalvador.com

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Every performance of the Baroque oratorio, a staple of the holiday season, is different; performances are slated throughout the Bay Area in the coming days.

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Lawrence Zazzo and La Nuova Musica in arias by Handel, Bononcini and AriostiLa Nuova MusicaHandel’s period writing operas for the Royal Academy in London in the 1720’s did not see him as the solo star composer of opera, he was joined by other composers deliberately recruited by the directors to provide London with a range of operas. So that alongside operas by Handel, Londoners heard operas by Giovanni Bononcini (1670 – 1747) and Attilio Ariosti (1666 – 1729)…

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Guilty pleasure

– www.therestisnoise.com

Wolf Harden is the soloist, with Heribert Beissel conducting the Slovak Radio Symphony; from a Marco Polo recording. In my library are Walter Gieseking’s 1943 account and a cpo release with Volker Banfield at the keyboard and Werner Andreas Albert leading the Munich Philharmonic. The latter disc includes a fascinating liner note by Hans-Christian Schmidt, with liberal quotations from Wolfgang Rihm’s essay “Zur Aktualität Pfitzners,” which states, among other things, that Pfitzner resides in a “secure position of uncontested complete contestability…

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Heroic Playing from RSNO in Lutoslawski Concerto

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Ravel, Brahms, Lutoslawski: Nicola Benedetti (violin), Leonard Elschenbroich (cello), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 13.12.2013 (SRT) Ravel:                Valses nobles etsentimentales Brahms:            Double Concerto Lutoslawski:     Concerto for Orchestra   The RSNO were famously brilliant at French repertoire under their previous music director, Stéphane Denève, but I’ve mentioned a few times […]

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Falstaff, Live from the Met

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Tune in at noon for a live broadcast of Giuseppe Verdi's <i>Falstaff</i> from the Metropolitan Opera. Classical MPR's Rex Levang shares eight facts about the opera to enhance your enjoyment of it.

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Cappella Nova, Madeleine Mitchell (violin) / MacMillan, Tavener(Linn)This third disc on Linn of choral music by James MacMillan by the excellent Scottish-based ensemble Cappella Nova once again displays their well-honed vocal talents. The group specialise in commissioning new works as well as performing early music…

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John Malveaux: George Walker interview playlist on KUSC Classical Radio 91.5 on Thursday, December 5, 2013George Walker has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/ and is featured at AfriClassical.comJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Jim Svejda, The Evening Program, interview of Composer George Walker on KUSC Classical Radio 91.5 on Thursday, December 5, 1013 included the following playlist:       8:51 pmGeorge Walker: Lyric for StringsSon Sonora String QuartetAlbany 1082 8:58 pmGeorge Walker: Sinfonia No…

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Only one woman gets through to ‘leading’ conducting contest (and she’s Irish)The finalists have been announced for the 11th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition and the bad news is that only one female contestant got past the prejudice barrier in the preliminary round. She’s Sinéad Hayes of Ireland and she’s up against 12 males. We’re rooting for Sinéad…

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CD Spotlight. Dramatic Effect

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Harpsichord music by Handel, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… exciting and eloquent throughout …’

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