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OMG...This was the performance by Jonas Kaufmann & Lang Lang at the BAMBI awards in Berlin yesterday. JK sings 'Dein ist mein ganzes Herz' with LL at the piano; first time they've worked together. The latter gives a very fast, but rather invigorating, Mozart Turkish Rondo first. Jonas is sportin.... More »
The young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov has returned to Avery Fisher Hall for a program of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky with the New York Philharmonic..... More »
By Kayleigh Miller: Talking about beta-blockers is a loaded subject- some people use them openly, others secretly, and some people abhor them. Everyone has an opinion it seems, yet no one seems to want to talk about them publicly. John Beder, a classically trained percussionist, is beginning a docu.... More »
LONDON (Reuters) - Jonas Kaufmann, regarded as the world's best tenor, says he is ready to reward fans waiting for him to sing Verdi's highly demanding "Otello" by making his debut in the role at London's Royal Opera House in 2017.
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25 June 1825: The performance of Master Liszt was received with a warmth of applause which must have been highly gratifying to his feelingsMessrs. Ward and Andrews’s second concert took place on Monday evening last, when the theatre was filled nearly in every part by one of the most respectable au.... More »
Darwyn AppleOn March 16, 2014 AfriClassical posted:HECTV.org: ‘Composer Fred Onovwerosuoke Joins Violinists Darwyn Apple and Regina Carter in TV Segment ‘An Intercultural Instrument, the Fiddle’Fred Onovwerosuoke of African Musical Arts writes:Dear friends!It turns out that the segment broadcast on HEC-TV, “An Intercultural Instrument: The Fiddle” got two nods already: i…
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Another beautiful day here in Wales in prospect – perfect for a Sunday exploring parts of this beautiful country.
Yesterday afternoon we were at the Mid Wales opera production of Carmen, in a chamber version with an immensely successful orchestration by Stephen McNeff, reducing the players to a mere ten, four strings, guitar, flute/piccolo, two clarinets one doubling alto sax, trumpet and percussion…
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La Cieca’s old, old, old friends at Opera Depot (not pictured) are offering 50% off on their entire collection of CDs and MP3s… but only for the next 48 hours!
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Camilla Tilling, Mark Padmore, Simon Rattle and soloists from Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra photo credit BBC / Chris Christodoulou Bach St Matthew Passion; Christian Gerhaher, Mark Padmore, Camilla Tilling, Magdalena Kozena, Topi Lehtipuu, Eric Owens, Berlin Radio Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, cond: Simon Rattle, dir: Peter Sellars; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sept 6 2014 Highly emotional and dramatic staging of Bach’s epic workSimon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra brought their staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 6 September 2014…
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Royal Albert Hall, LondonMotown beats and soul mannerisms mark Faith’s entertaining Proms debutPaloma Faith seems to have become an omnipresent showbiz star a kooky and charming presence on TV chat shows, Radio 2 and the tabloids without ever setting the singles chart alight. One suspects most of the audience for this sold-out, televised Prom could barely hum any of her songs…
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It was one of the hottest tickets in town yesterday: the semi-staged performance at the Proms of the Bach St Matthew Passion with the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle conducting, direction by Peter Sellars. Add to this the Berlin Radio Choir, singing from memory, an all-star cast and a packed Albert Hall that was ready for anything…
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San Francisco Opera opened its 92nd season with a new production of ‘Norma,’ the bel canto masterpiece by Bellini. In the starring role of Norma, the Druid high priestess, soprano Sondra Radvanovsky often dazzled but fell short at key moments in the opening performance at War Memorial Opera House. The most consistently marvelous singing came from mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, as Adalgisa, the young priestess, making her company debut…
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Which Elvis Costello would the singer and songwriter born Declan MacManus ferry to the Hollywood Bowl for the first of a two-night stint with the Los Angeles Philharmonic?
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Wigmore Hall, LondonFrom Kern to Hadyn, a diverse programme demonstrated the mezzo-soprano’s artistry, while Pappano was a lively accompanistThe opening night of the Wigmore season brought together two leading performers in a programme that suited them both perfectly. It was comprised of an almost entirely Italian first half, followed by a second consisting of a variety of American musical classics, with the odd addition from elsewhere…
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