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Janis Martin obituary + MORE

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Who earns most in US opera? + MORE

Is Peter Gelb the best-paid man in American opera? The answer may surprise you. U-T San Diego has examined the 2012 tax returns of 22 US opera houses and worked out who earns most in each.  Here's a taster of the top-end:             1   San Francisco Opera        Top-paid .... More »
concerto

Bartók Shostakovich Bělohlávek Prom 7 + MORE

Jiří Bělohlávek made a welcome return to the BBC Proms. Sakari Oramo is a good Chief Conductor of the BBCSO but Bělohlávek was unique. He conducted the BBC SO from 1995, becoming the first non-British Chief Conductor in 2006, and serving in that capacity until 2012. He then decided to concentr.... More »
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Sergio A. Mims: Soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has a new album of opera arias including the works of Mozart, Ravel and Gluck to be released by Decca Classics in June + MORE

Pumeza Matshikiza: AriasDecca (2016)Sergio A. Mims:I know you and your readers would love to know that soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has a new album of opera arias including the works of Mozart, Ravel and Gluck to be released by Decca Classics in Junehttp://www.mdt.co.uk/pumeza-arias-decca.htmlSergio&nb.... More »
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Ensemble. In Two Parts + MORE

Puccini's 'Il Trittico' as seen by Michieletto and Rustioni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
 Suk, Smetana, Bruno-Videla, Dvorak: The London Trio { Robert Atchison (violin), Olga Dudink (piano), and David Jones (cello)}, Brunswick Methodist Church, St Helen’s Road, Swansea, 29.3.14 (LJ).   Suk, Piano Trio C Major Op. 2 Smetana, Piano Trio G Minor, Op. 15 Bruno-Videla, Preludio y Toccata, Op…

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CLASSIC FM – Charlotte Green’s Culture Club – Sunday 3-5pmIn my debut on CLASSIC FM I’ll be popping up regularly on Charlotte Green’s Culture Club – Sunday 3-5pm – with selective tips for all that’s best in live Classical Music, Opera, and Musical Theatre. Short and sweet but hopefully lively and informative, too. Expect the odd anecdote…

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An elegant and untricksy production of Tchaikovsky’s lyrical romance, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Sharleen Joynt is a 29-year-old coloratura soprano. Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Joynt has sung in operas by Mozart and Wolfgang Rihm and sung the role of Marie in Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment. She's currently covering a role in Strauss's Arabella at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City…

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Viswa Subbaraman Feels “Angry And Insulted” At Proposed San Diego Opera Shutdown

Just a quick pointer today to highlight a guest author post at Sticks And Drones from Viswa Subbaraman, conductor and Artistic Director of the Skylight Music Theatre in Milwaukee. Subbaraman turns a very keen eye toward recent events at the San Diego Opera SDO and why it is different from other organizations that have recently closed or are going through difficulties…

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Opera & Classical Music Listings for April 4-10A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area.    

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Tughan Sokhiev conducts Shostakovich tonight LIVE

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Tughan Sokhiev conducts Shostakovich tonight LIVETonight at 7pm European time LIVE on medici.tv, Tughan Sokhiev conducts the Orchestre National du Capitole, Toulouse in a special  programme in honour of Dimitri Shostakovich. This concert will be significant because Sokhiev has recemtly taken over as Music Director of the Bolshoi Opera. Sokhiev came up through the Russian system, though he’s spent most of his career abroad, so perhaps this Shostakovich concert i8s a statement of intent…

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CO of Europe/Nézet-Séguin(Deutsche Grammophon, 2 CDs)From historically informed accounts to the most unreconstructed modern symphony-orchestra performances, there’s no shortage of fine sets of Schumann’s four symphonies already on disc. Where Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s versions with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe slot in among them, or whether they are needed at all, is another matter…

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Muntendorf

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Simon Cummings, of the invaluable 5:4 blog, has a post on the German composer Brigitta Muntendorf, one of this year’s Siemens Composer Prize recipients. Tim Rutherford-Johnson, in response, highlights the video above. Mesmerizing.

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Essays around a sonata

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Kyle Gann, at work on a book about Ives's awesome Concord, has been blogging vigorously about the piece. Each post is worth reading and pondering. He's strongly in favor of the 1947 edition of the score, and very strongly opposed to the idea, first propagated by Elliott Carter, that Ives added dissonances in later years in order to cement his position as an innovator…

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Semi-detached suburban Aldeburgh Music

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Semi-detached suburban Aldeburgh MusicRoger Wright’s recently announced move from the BBC to Aldeburgh has been described elsewhere as a “bombshell” and “surprising”; but personally I would describe it as another predictable step in the remorseless suburbanization of classical music. Roger Wright has not left the BBC: he has been moved sideways by the music establishment to a “safe house” at Aldeburgh…

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Three Ballets Evoke Poignant Memories of the First World War

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 Liszt, Stravinsky, Cowton, Pook, Lest We Forget: Artists of English National Ballet, Orchestra of English National Ballet / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), Barbican Theatre, London, 2.4.2014. (JPr) No Man’s Land Choreographed by Liam Scarlett Music: Franz Liszt (excerpts from Harmonies poétiques et religieuses) Tamara Rojo, Esteban Berlanga Erina Takahashi, James Forbat Fernanda Oliveira, Max Westwell   […]

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Term over!

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It is time for the Easter holidays so family comes first for a bit!  And I will be at the Barbican tomorrow for Master Class by the principal oboe of the Concertgebouw Orchestra which is in residence this week with Mariss Jansons and Anton Bruckner.  I will bring my 10 year old oboist daughter to get a taste of the best…

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