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West End star Louise Plowright needs life-saving help from you, now. + MORE

First, this is what you need to know: Louise Plowright, a fantastically talented singer and actress who has appeared in many West End musicals, has pancreatic cancer which isn’t treatable in the United Kingdom. She needs help if she is going to survive. Her equally fantastically talented sist.... More »
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Anniversary joy: Korngold plays Korngold + MORE

It's Korngold's birthday (118) and how better to celebrate than listening to him play his own music? This is the 'Pierrot Tanzlied' from his most popular opera, Die tote Stadt, recorded in 1951 during the composer's optimistic yet short-lived attempt to return to Vienna after more than a decade.... More »
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Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra/Petrenko review – natural charm, deeply engaging + MORE

Colston Hall, BristolVasily Petrenko brought authority and integrity to a programme that included Sibelius, Mahler, Schubert – and a nod to Norwegian prideThe Colston Hall audience clapped the Norwegians long and hard by way of welcome – the legacy of affection dating from the days of Mariss Jan.... More »
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Tenor Steven Wallace is Featured Performer in 'Purely Puccini' Presented by Chelsea Opera and Project 142 Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8 PM, 120 West 69th St. + MORE

Steven WallaceLynne Hayden-Findley sends this news:Chelsea Opera in collaboration with Project 142 present Purely Puccini on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm at Christ & St. Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street, between Broadway and Columbus).The program will feature favorite and less famili.... More »
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A Rare Chance to Hear Zemlinsky’s Opulent Die Seejungfrau + MORE

Rachmaninov, Zemlinsky: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 9.3.2016. (RB) Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Op 30 Zemlinsky:  Die Seejungfrau (‘The Mermaid’) Both of the late Romantic works .... More »

The Importance of the New

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The Importance of the NewMarc Day and Patrick Fennig in “Brother Brother”
In June I sat on a panel organized by Opera Cabal, in their visit to the Kitchen to produce Georg Haas’ Atthis, with two other critics, John Rockwell and Zachary Woolfe. While the audience was sparse, they were generally attentive and the talk, which began with the question of whether or not we missed City Opera, was varied and interesting…

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Gower Festival’s First Accordionist Gets Standing Ovation

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   Schnittke, Bach, Lobos, Piazzolla, Bartok, Monti: Ksenja Sidorova (accordion) and Thomas Gould (violin), Swansea, 2,7.2014 (LJ). Alfred Schnittke, Suite in the Old Style J. S. Bach, Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G BMV 1019 Heitor Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Astor Piazzolla, Café 1930, Oblivion Bela Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances Vittorio […]

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Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite / The Wood Nymph, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, O. Vänskä
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-1745 | 69’37"
Osmo Vänskä recorded the rarely heard Lemminkäinen Suite with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1999, a version that featured both the original and revised versions of its four movements…

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This production of Puccini’s Tosca was intimate but lacked crackling electricity, says Rupert Christiansen

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Taylor Swift steps into summer in her own stylish wayTaylor Swift has a leg up on the summer style competition. The country star has been strutting around Manhattan looking better than ever — perhaps because many recent images catch her coming out of her gym.We’re not sure who dresses this well after a workout. Most celebs are happy to let a yoga mat be the best part of their ensemble if they’re photographed after an exercise routine.

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Constant Lambert by Stephen Lloyd  reviewComposer, conductor, great personality of the musical world: Hilary Spurling on the wit and drive of the ‘English Diaghilev’The only good thing about life as a conductor, according to Constant Lambert, "was that you went on, and ended up at the age of 80 with a fur coat and a fourth wife"…

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Paris Étoile Abbagnato welcomes Millepied and is glad to see Lefèvre goHe impressed us with his simple yet incisive approach during the rehearsals. He is a man who has a life outside dance; this is his true strength.Paris Opera Ballet Étoile Eleonora Abbagnato was talking about the new company director Benjamin Millepied. She was interviewed by the Italian Vanity Fair after Millepied’s new ballet for the POB, Daphnis et Chloé, had opened to rapturous reviews last May…

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The Importance of the New

– www.sequenza21.com

The Importance of the NewMarc Day and Patrick Fennig in “Brother Brother”
In June I sat on a panel organized by Opera Cabal, in their visit to the Kitchen to produce Georg Haas’ Atthis, with two other critics, John Rockwell and Zachary Woolfe. While the audience was sparse, they were generally attentive and the talk, which began with the question of whether or not we missed City Opera, was varied and interesting…

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Entrancing - Lucy Crowe in recital at the Wigmore HallLucy Crowe © Marco Borggreve Schubert, Sibelius, Berg, Head, Britten, Tate, Walton; Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook; Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 3 2014 Star rating: 5.0Fine silvery tones and intense communicativeness in an imaginative programmeLucy Crowe’s recital, with pianist Anna Tilbrook, at the Wigmore Hall on 3 July 2014 had a highly imaginative programme which started with a group of Schubert songs on the subject of water and night, and these themes ran through the subsequent works by Sibelius and Berg…

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 Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford (conductor), Holland Park, London, 1.7.2014 (MB) Cast: The Governess – Ellie Laugharne Peter Quint – Brenden Gunnell Mrs Grove – Diana Montague Miss Jessel – Elin Pritchard The Prologue – Robin Tritschler Miles – Dominic Lynch Flora – Rosie Lomas Production: Annilese […]

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Name ten Hamburg composers

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Name ten Hamburg composersThe city of Hamburg is so excited by the tercentenary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that it is building a museum courtyard for all the composers that ever lived within its hospitable society.
1 Johannes Brahms has a museum all to himself.
2 CPE Bach we’ve mentioned.
So who else?
3 Telemann
4 Hasse
5 Mahler (1891-97)
er……

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A critical guide to classical music performances in the New York City area.

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Edgar: O gloria, o voluttà

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Edgar: O gloria, o voluttàOper Frankfurt assembled a luxurious cast for two concert performances of Puccini's second opera this week. Not knowing when I'd get the chance to hear Edgar live again, I jumped at the chance to do so, especially since it also offered the opportunity to hear Angela Meade again, and Bryan Hymel for the first time…

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