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Asian music for string quartet impresses Howard Smith. '... an exemplary, highly recommendable release.'.... More »

Miniature orchestra printed in 3D + MORE

Rating:  0 The world’s first 3D-printed violin was created this year. So it could only be a matter of time bef.... More »

How the old ways faded + MORE

In my last post I said that I’m now not happy talking about the decline of classical music. That post was a striking anecdotal report about falling ticket sales at European music festivals, which in the past I would have offered as evidence of decline. But now, as I said, I’d rather say that cl.... More »

Brigitte Poulin and Jean Marchand: Two Pianos at Music and Beyond + MORE

Ottawa’s Music and Beyond festival is one of two major chamber music festivals in Canada’s capital. Even in such a.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Classical Music News - Neville Marriner (1924-2016) + MORE

English violinist and conductor Neville Marriner died in October 2016.... More »
Music Review: Simon Rattle Conducts Schumann With Berlin PhilharmonicSimon Rattle conducted the Berlin Philharmonic in a program of Schumann symphonies on Sunday and Monday at Carnegie Hall.

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Back in April we were quite excited to read about the Vienna State Opera’s ambitious plans for digital webcasting on the grand scale. Here it comes. The ad above shows you something of what they’re doing and a few questions from me about how/how much have elicited the following information: For payment you have several possibilities…

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Mediation, Yes. Press Blackout, No

– www.adaptistration.com

Mediation, Yes. Press Blackout, No

Although the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) is now playing an official role in helping both sides in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association (ASOPA) labor dispute, it doesn’t appear that it carries any sort of media blackout restrictions…

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Rameau Les Paladins Wigmore Hall

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Les Paladins brought Rameau Les Paladins and much more to the Wigmore Hall. ” ….a Baroque spirit of theatre and imagination. Contrasts of dynamic, register and timbre were exaggerated and celebrated, textures were by turns airy, then plangent, and such vivid shifts engendered a dramatic, playful – and at times, fantastical – mood…

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Go, Girl

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Go, GirlPuccini’s La fanciulla del West certainly went for gold on the first night of Richard Jones’s new production for English National Opera. There’s not much I can add to my Arts Desk review, or the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters chat with Tom Service and Alexandra Wilson, about Minnie’s return to the original Americanization of David Belasco’s The Girl of the Golden West…

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Max Richter and Daniel Hope at the Royal Albert HallMax Richter Max Richter, Daniel Hope, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Hilary Globeron Oct 04 2014 Star rating: 4.0Atmospheric and quirky re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four SeasonsThe main focus of Saturday’s (4 October) concert at the Royal Albert Hall was to promote the release of a recording of Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ starring violinist Daniel Hope…

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– auv.blogspot.com

Macbeth – Metropolitan Opera, 9/24/2014Lucic, Netrebko, Calleja, Pape / LuisiThis was, despite what seems to be generally positive press, a dispiriting night at the Met. It hasn’t been that long since Anna Netrebko was the wonder of the Mariinsky’s 1998 tour, a bel canto soprano of limitless beauty and promise (as one can hear from Gergiev’s Bethrothal in a Monastery and Ruslan & Lyudmila recordings), but that silver-voiced singer never really sang with this company — at least not past her official debut in 2002’s War and Peace…

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John Malveaux: Singer Morris Robinson ignited Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Hollywood BowlConductor Juanjo Mena with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, bass-baritone Morris Robinson and the Los Angeles Master Chorale at the Hollywood Bowl. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Singer Morris Robinson ignited Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Hollywood Bowl…

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What will Daniele Gatti bring to world's best symphony orchestra?The newly announced music director of Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw in 2016 will arrive at a time when it has never been so critically lauded or financially threatenedThe Gramophone Magazine-anointed worlds best symphony orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, has appointed a new music director astonishingly, only the seventh in their 126-year history…

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On the morning I was to leave the hospital, I developed a complication that delayed my discharge for two days. I was devastated. I asked my nurse for soothing music. What music have I used for healing my mind and heart?

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Unsung heros!

– briandickie.typepad.com

Little is it realised the extent to which the "Assistant conductor" contributes to the success of a production.  Major opera companies will have a number of them on the staff, beavering away in the background and so often, it has to be declared, making the difference between a guest conductor having a success or not…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 51: Jennifer Koh, Bella Hristova, Philippe Quint in ConcertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Jennifer Koh performed the Sibelius with the Berkeley SymphonySan Jose Mercury News: “Koh gave the kind of fiercely focused, technically brilliant performance that makes doubters into true believers…

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