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Enthralling Andsnes and friends + MORE

Photo: Andrew Crowley Yesterday afternoon a full Chicago Orchestra Hall was treated to some thrilling music making from Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, Canadian violinist James Ehnes, German violist Tabea Zimmerman, and Austrian cellist Clemens Hagen.  They were immersed as one in the .... More »
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Miklós Perényi’s Wigmore Hall Recital: Music Making of the Highest Order + MORE

Bach, Kodály: Miklós Perényi (cello) Wigmore Hall, London. 19.12.2016. (LB) Bach – Cello Suite No.2 in D minor BWV 1008 (c.1720) Kodály – Sonata for solo cello Op.8 (1915) Miklós Perényi is one of the world’s great cellists, and for an hour at lunchtime today he and his cello dominated t.... More »
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Sasha Waltz’s Dance Triple Bill Enthuses Audience + MORE

  Debussy, Berlioz, Stravinsky , Sacre:  Sasha Waltz & Guests, Sadler’s Wells, London 11.11.2015 (J.O’D)   L’Après-midi d’un faune Dancers: Jirí Bartovanec, Davide Camplani, Juan Kruz Diaz de Garaio Esnaola, Luc Dunberry, Maya Gomez, Hwanhee Hwang, Virgis Puodziunas, Sasa Queliz, .... More »
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Slipped Disc editorial: Why Petrenko? + MORE

When the leaders of the Berlin Philharmonic staggered, weary and confused, from a May election that split the orchestra between supporters of Christian Thielemann and Andris Nelsons, they knew that there was not time to waste in choosing an compromise candidate. Either of the first choices would hav.... More »
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Lyric Opera Chicago's 2017-18 Season + MORE

September 23- October 15 2017: Orphee et EurydiceOctober 7- November 3 2017: RigolettoNovember 1-30 2017: Die WalküreNovember 19- December 10 2017: The Pearl Fishers December 5 2017- January 27 2018: TurandotFebruary 4-28 2018: I PuritaniFebruary 17- March 16 2018: Così fan tutteMarch 3-21 2018: .... More »

Figaro up close and personal

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Figaro up close and personalOpera Up Close returns with a new small scale production, what is promised to be a lively updating of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Directed by Sarah Tipple the new production has just started a run at the King’s Head in Islington which goes on into November. The production will be sung in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale and has been re-orchestrated for piano, viola and clarinet by Alex Beetschen, with designs by Richardo Pardo…

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Septura(Naxos)String players have a vast library of chamber music at their disposal, winds a smaller one, brass almost none at all. The aim of Septura is to expand by arrangements, transcriptions and commissions the repertoire for brass septet (the size of the orchestral brass section). Their founder-director, trumpeter Simon Cox, has skilfully arranged Mendelssohns C minor organ sonata Op 65 No 2, Schumanns Vier doppelchörige Gesänge Op 141, Five Choral Preludes by Brahms and Four Motets by Bruckner…

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When the wrong fach screws you up

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When the wrong fach screws you upTenor-turned-baritone Simon Wallfisch shares his voice-changing experiences at Zurich Opera Studio.

What the Fach? By Simon Wallfisch 
 

Being accepted in 2009 as a Tenor in the Opera Studio of the Zürich Opera House was in itself a great achievement, not to mention a huge surprise after having had only one year’s experience of experimenting with the new Fach…

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 Joyce DiDonato: Stella di Napoli: Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, Riccardo Minasi (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 25.9.2014. (JPr)   Pacini – ‘Ove t’aggiri o barbaro’ from Stella di Napoli Bellini – ‘Dopo l’oscuro nembo’ from Adelson e Salvini Rossini -Sinfonia from Elisabetta Regina d’Inghilterra Carafa – ‘L’amica ancor non torna’ and Romanza di Lucia ‘Oh di sorte crudel’ from Le Nozze di Lammermoor   […]

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The lady’s a star

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The lady’s a starI just arrived back from Stella di Napoli’s. No, not an Italian bistro in the suburbs, but rather the title given to celebrated mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato’s recital programme of rare bel canto gems.  
Performing at Paris’ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées as part of a whirlwind international tour, Ms…

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The short run of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera closes tomorrow. After our reviews of the first and second performances, the third performance on Wednesday night offered the chance to hear a different singer in the title role. Soprano Melody Moore made a commendable company debut as the opera singer returning to Brazil, dignified of presence and vocally lush

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Gifted humans

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Gifted humansBorn on this day in 1898 composer Vincent Youmans.

Born on this day in 1879 composer Cyril Scott

Happy 74th birthday soprano Josephine Barstow

Happy 73rd birthday musicologist Philip Gossett

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LPO/Jurowski; LSO/Gergiev; Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen; BBC Singers  reviewSaffron Hall, Saffron Walden; Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, St Giles Cripplegate, LondonThe LPO kicked off their new season in a school hall. And the BBC Singers dont sound a day over 90Eyes used to be nearly as important as ears for listening to music. Pre-gramophone, you had to be in the presence of the musicians…

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts Florissants

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts FlorissantsAhead of the all-Rameau Les Paladins concert at the Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 1st October, a link to a film on Les Paladins on medici tv based on the 2004 Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris production with Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie.”We’re talking about a composer who IS funny…..

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Ensemble. A Thin Connection

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Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ travels to Italy, and is experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi

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A fourth Italian music director walks out

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A fourth Italian music director walks outWe warned last week that there would be more after Gianandrea Noseda quit in Turin, Riccardo Muti left Rome Opera and Nicola Luisotti called time on San Carlo in Naples.
Next to go is Daniele Rustioni, 30, one of the bright young talents on the Italian scene. He has resigned as music director of the Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Italy’s fourth largest opera house…

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Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

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Hatfield House Chamber Music FestivalNavarra Quartet Stravinsky, Korngold, Schubert; Aronowitz Ensemble, Navarra Quartet; Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 26 2014 Star rating: 4.5Familiar and unfamiliar repertoire in vibrant performances from young playersThe Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival opened on Thursday 25 September with a concert from the Sixteen and cellist Guy Johnston (artistic director of the festival), but the concert of chamber music proper was on Friday 26 September 2014 when the Navarra Quartet, members of Johnston’s Aronowitz Ensemble, Hugo Ticciati, Goran Frost and Adi Tal gave us a programme of Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Sextet Op…

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Biography of Ángela Peralta

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Biography of Ángela PeraltaÁngela Peralta (6 July 1845, Mexico City – 30 August 1883, Mazatlán) (baptised María de los Ángeles Manuela Tranquilina Cirila Efrena Peralta Castera) was an operatic soprano of international fame and a leading figure in the operatic life of 19th century Mexico. Called the “Mexican Nightingale” in Europe, she had already sung to acclaim in major European opera houses by the age of 20…

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