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Mozart in Beethoven's hands + MORE

Modeled after one of Beethoven's favorite Mozart quartets (which Beethoven himself copied by hand), the Beethoven Op 18 No. 5 is a romp of a work. The Miro Quartet certainly thinks so. You'll hear its performance from a Chamber Music Society of St Cloud recital in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »

In Performance: Nico Muhly + MORE Oct 17th

Nico Muhly performs an excerpt from “I’m Only Sixteen” from his opera “Two Boys.” He is accompanied by the tenor Paul Appleby.    .... More »

Master, pupil & a birthday: Melvyn Tan at Rhinegold Live + MORE

Melvyn Tan Beethoven, Czerny, Jonathan Dove; Melvyn Tan; Rhinegold Live at Conway Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 28 2017 Star rating: 5.0From late Beethoven to a Jonathan Dove birthday present, in a programme notable for the dexterous virtuosity of the playingFor the first Rhinegold Live.... More »

Dora Schwarzberg’s Masterclass: Don’t Play Right, Play Good + MORE Oct 1st

By Jacqueline Vanasse: “Did you see the movie Finding Nemo?” Ms. Schwarzberg asks the Texan violinist who stopped playing after only one chaotic line of Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise. The face of the young girl suddenly relaxes, she smiles: “yes”. “Do you remember what Doris says? Keep swimmin.... More »
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Daily Download: Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1: IV. Allegro + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Johannes Brahms - Piano Trio No. 1: IV. Allegro..... More »

Turandot at ROH

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Turandot at ROH09/09/13After my previous Puccini experience I vowed not to go to any more Puccini. But curiosity got the better of me and amazingly I actually enjoyed this Turandot quite a lot! Andrei Serban’s production, revived here by Andrew Sinclair, is a totally silly and really fun romp, that scrapes the surface of the piece, to reveal more surface…

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Toronto Tafelmusik takes a tour of Salzburg: William LittlerMozart may have been born in Salzburg, but few music lovers know much more of its distinguished musical past.

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Homebake lines up at the Opera HouseHomebake will be a three-day festival at the Opera House on December 6 to 8    

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Do the rite thing

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IRELAND’S edgy dance version of the Stravinsky masterpiece The Rite of Spring has met with great acclaim.

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The Purpose of Violin Lessons

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The Purpose of Violin LessonsBy Daniel Broniatowski:

On September 16, 2013, Mark Oppenheimer wrote an interesting article for the New Republic called, Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument. His title is controversial and as a concert violinist, founder, and director of a new Boston area classical music school called the Maestro Musicians Academy, I feel that I am in a great position to respond directly to Mr…

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BBC SSO/Runnicles – review

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BBC SSO/Runnicles – reviewCity Halls Candleriggs, GlasgowDonald Runnicles conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to play Mahler with grand, operatic gesturesDonald Runnicles is a conductor who thinks in operatic terms: grand, sweeping, singing lines. Even when he’s tackling a behemoth of the symphonic repertoire – Gustav Mahler’s Fifth, in this case – he shapes phrases so that they always sing, never adding a breath where a vocalist wouldn’t, never propping up a long melody on life-support…

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LSO/Ticciati, Barbican - music reviewWhen Colin Davis died in April he was 85, yet he had conducting engagements months ahead. He would probably have been delighted to know that his replacement for this London Symphony Orchestra concert was a mere 55 years his junior.

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Mahler visits the Gibichung Inn of Catastrophes

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Mahler visits the Gibichung Inn of Catastrophes

Photo from Out West Arts

Last night I went to hear Mahler’s 9th Symphony for the third time in roughly two years. Bookended by performances from the San Francisco Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas was an extraordinary, had-to-be-heard-to-be-believed account led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the London Philharmonia Orchestra last November…

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A Teacher Fondly Remembered

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Today at a local hangout I met Hudson Valley composer Brian Dewan. I knew the name. We got to talking, and he mentioned a composition teacher of his who had enlarged his view of modern repertoire. Idly curious, I asked who it was. “Joe Wood,” he replied. I think my glass of wine hit the […]

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Reader Offer: discount tickets for English Chamber Orchestra

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Readers of this blog are able to to get 50% on the top three prices for the English Chamber Orchestra’s concert at the Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 9 October. The concert represents a triple debut for Alissa Firsova, she will be conducting the orchestra, will also be the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 23 and her Serenade for Strings will receive its premiere…

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Ask Alice

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On corruption and music competitions, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Elektra discount offer – updated

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Not the most generous of discounts, but an offer is an offer.
Stalls tickets for the first three performances of the Royal Opera House's Elektra are up to a third off.
Pick a date from this list, press BUY, then type the discount code STRAUSSELEKTRA into the box in the top right hand corner. Pick your stalls seats from the plan, then select the Last Minute offer price…

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in profile … Aoife

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in profile ... AoifeAoife Miskelly Soprano Oper Koeln

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