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SF Opera's Don Pasquale Reviews + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviews of San Francisco Opera's Don Pasquale (Act III pictured left with Maurizio Muraro and Lucas Meachem, photograph by Cory Weaver) are positive. Performance Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle | San José Mercury News | San Francisco Examiner | San Francisco C.... More »
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Mahler with Hampson and Vogt in Vienna is cloaked in Schoenberg + MORE

Schoenberg, Mahler: Thomas Hampson, Klaus Florian Vogt, Wiener Virtuosen. Große Musikvereinssaal, Vienna, 1.11.2015. (SS) Schoenberg – Verklärte Nacht, op. 4 Mahler – Das Lied von der Erde (arr. Arnold Schoenberg & Rainer Riehn) Having arranged Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden G.... More »
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John Malveaux: Louis A Williams Jr. made his debut with the Los Angeles Opera in La Traviata as solo dancer on Sept 13, 17, 26 + MORE

Louis A. Williams, Jr.(L.A. Opera)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Louis A Williams Jr. made his debut with the Los Angeles Opera in La Traviata as solo dancer on Sept 13, 17, 26. See http://www.laopera.org/season/1415-Season-at-a-Glance/La-Traviata/ThanksJohn Mal.... More »
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A tale of two resignations: conductors Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang + MORE

Over the weekend, both Franz Welser-Möst and Han-Na Chang, both coincidentally performing at the Proms on Sunday, resigned their conducting posts. Whats surprising in Welser-Mösts case is how long he lastedA tale of two resignations: the irreconcilable artistic differences that led to Franz Welser.... More »
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Great soprano sings farewell on eve of golden wedding + MORE

The US soprano Helen Donath has let it be known that this week’s Wiesbaden appearance as Mrs Grose in Britten’s Turn of the Screw will be her last in that role. It is not the only milestone she is celebrating this week. On Friday, her 75th birthday, Helen will have been married for 50 ye.... More »
Unpredictable international music-making is Maestro Jindong Cai’s formula for success at the Pan-Asian Music Festival, now in its 10th year at Stanford University.

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Puzzling Lack of Evil in New Rigoletto

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Verdi, Rigoletto: Seattle Opera, soloists, Riccardo Frizza (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 22.1.2014 (BJ) Cast: Duke of Mantua: Francesco Demuro (tenor) Borsa: Doug Jones (tenor) Countess Ceprano: Carissa Castaldo (soprano) Rigoletto: Marco Vratogna (baritone) Count Ceprano: Glenn Guhr (baritone) Marullo: Barry Johnson (baritone) Monterone: Donovan Singletary (bass-baritone) Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli (bass) Gilda: Nadine Sierra (soprano) Giovanna: […]

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Don’t say it’s dead

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

Don’t say it’s dead
There’s been a lot of fuss online about a piece that showed up on Slate, about the death of classical music. Well, maybe it meant to be about the decline of classical music, and certainly included a strong array of facts and figures, more than I’ve usually seen in writing on this subject, no matter what point of view the writer take…

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VAIMusic.com: Marian Anderson, Contralto, Sings With Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra in Radio Broadcasts of 1944-1951, on VAI CD (72 Min., Mono)Marian Anderson: Rare Live Broadcast Performances; VAI 1275 (2013) (72 min., Mono)VAI MusicPreviously unpublished radio performances by one of the greatest vocal artists of the twentieth century. This collection presents Anderson in a wide range of repertoire, including songs and arias by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Brahms, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Sibelius, as well as spirituals…

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Met Opera Reports Falling AttendanceThe company sold just 79 percent of its seats in the 2012-13 season, a fall it attributes to higher prices and Hurricane Sandy.    

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The pianist and his remarkable quartet performed songbook classics and Jamal’s own groove-based originals with impressive detail and clarity

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Augusta Free Press: 'Waynesboro [VA] Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month'; Morris Phibbs of CBMR Speaks on Florence Price[Florence B. Price (1887-1953) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.]Dr. Lise Keiter, PianistTitled “Women of the American Symphonic Landscape,” this concert features music written by American Women, and especially Florence Price and her Piano Concerto in One Movement with  piano soloist Dr…

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Can't help loving that man…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

It’s Don Giovanni. Why on earth do we find him irresistible? Clue: clever librettist plus divine composer, but there are darker factors at work too. I had some interesting chats with Mariusz Kwiecien (who sings him in the ROH’s new production next week) and the great Gerald Finley about the Fifty Shades of Don Giovanni and my piece is in the Independent today…

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Lehninger and Bavouzet in Impressive Seattle Symphony Debuts

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Prokofiev, Haydn, and Mozart: Marcelo Lehninger (conductor), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 23.1.2014 (BJ) Prokofiev: Classical Symphony Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major, H. XVIII:11 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat major for the left hand, Op. 53 Mozart: Symphony No…

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Seattle Opera’s 2014-2015 Season

– operatattler.typepad.com

October 18- November 1 2014: Don GiovanniJanuary 10-24 2015: ToscaFebruary 21- March 7 2015: SemeleMay 2-16 2015: Ariadne auf Naxos
Seattle Opera announced the 2014-2015 season today.
Official 2014-2015 Site

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On the Air This Week

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Highlights from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: St. Paul researcher and author Joe Landsberger. Tuesday, 7:05 pm: Teacher Feature: Adrian Davis from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis. Tuesday, 8 pm: The Mozart Festival (part…

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Emerson Quartet – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, CardiffThe Emerson found fine form in Mozart and Beethoven, and delivered a powerful rendition of Shostakovich’s Quartet No 15The Emerson Quartet’s huge reputation is one of three decades standing, but, with their first UK concerts since the Welsh cellist Paul Watkins joined them nine months ago, comes the sense of a new burst of energy…

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Music Review: A Lively Jaunt With Medtner, Schubert and ChopinMarc-André Hamelin gave a rare performance on Monday of the Sonata in E Minor (Op. 25, No. 2) by Nicolas Medtner in a recital at Zankel Hall.    

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