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Giveaway: My First Classical Albums + MORE

Nurture the budding classical-music fan in your life with this nine-CD box set of much-loved classical pieces, from the age-old masters like Mozart to the modern practitioners like John Williams. Enter for a chance to own the 'My First Classical Albums' box set..... More »
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Merola's Don Giovanni + MORE

  * Notes * Merola Opera Program's latest production of Don Giovanni (pictured left, photograph by Kristen Loken) opened with the first of two performances on Thursday night. Director James Darrah's production goes against the text and the drama, with most of the action taking place in an artis.... More »
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La farsa del destino + MORE

There might be nothing in the world as joyous as a Rossini overture. Il Signor Bruschino is considered one of Rossini’s minor works but about 30 seconds into the overture you are officially in “Rossiniland” (the theme of this new video staged by the Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival in.... More »
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Curtis Students in a Thrilling Pendant to Mentors’ Viennese Fest + MORE

Webern, Schumann, and Brahms: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 30.1.2016. (BJ) Webern: Im Sommerwind Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73            .... More »
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Daily Download: Gustav Holst - The Planets: Jupiter + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Gustav Holst - The Planets: Jupiter, performed by Royal Scottish National Orchestra..... More »

R.I.P. John Shirley-Quirk, 1931-2014

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This is, quite simply, one of the greatest recordings of a Bach cantata I have ever heard – and doubtless ever will.

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Elliott Carter's Symphonia: bubbles, colours, and life-enhancing energyNot only is Carter’s Symphonia the largest orchestral work he ever composed shortly before he turned 90 but it’s also one of the most significant symphonies of the late 20th century A guide to Elliott Carter’s music"A symphony beyond symphonies" is how Paul Griffiths describes Elliott Carter’s Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei ("I am the prize of flowing hope")…

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Saturday, April 12 begins Minnesota Opera's two-week run of The Magic Flute at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. But what is 'The Magic Flute' all about? A new video from Classical MPR provides a plot summary of the iconic opera.

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Andrej Uspenski with Steven McRae in the Fast Lane
Steven McRae Dancer in the Fast Lane by Andrej Uspenski

Andrej Uspenski has photographed Steven McRae over the past year, and the results can be seen in his new book, Dancer in the Fast Lane.
The book contains more than 70 colour images taken from the wings, in rehearsal and during performances at the Royal Opera House…

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Of Light through the Clouds

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Of Light through the CloudsDan Albertson[April 2014.][Thank you, David McCadden, and good luck to you, Clive Liu!][image from http://www.bso.org/media/48321/OusideSymphonyHall_345x290.jpg]Claude DEBUSSY: Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes (1894-99). Bernard RANDS: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (2013, première)*. Sergei RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances, Op…

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Florence B. Price, First African American Woman To Compose A Symphony Performed By A Major Orchestra, Was Born April 9, 1887Florence B. Price: Concerto in One Movement and Symphony in E MinorRecorded Music of the African Diaspora, Vol. 3 CBMR/Albany Records TROY1295 (2011) Florence B. Price (1887-1953)Florence B. Price was born on April 9, 1887. Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com, has generously made his research on her available to AfriClassical…

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Not all news about Russia relates to Crimea nowadays. Carnegie Hall will be home this evening to a group of young European musicians that came to New York, invited to participate in the annual Musical Olympus Festival.
Read more: Classical Music, Nathalie Mittelbach, Marc Bouchkov, Remi Geniet, Igor Eliseev, Music, Irina Nikitina, Russia, Arts, Musical Olympus Foundation, Carnegie Hall, Vassilena Serafimova, New York City, Arts News

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The Convent Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir & The Harlem Chamber Players Present The 'Mozart Requiem' Free on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4 PMThe Harlem Chamber PlayersMozart RequiemPalm Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 4:00 PM Convent Avenue Baptist Church 420 W. 145th Street  (Corner of Convent Avenue)Harlem, NY 10031Click here for directions. Mozart Requiem Mass in D Minor  Featuring The Convent Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir &The Harlem Chamber Players – Chamber Orchestrawith Conductor Tali MakellThis performance is FREE and open to the public…

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Music Review: Marlboro Chamber Ensemble in Peoples’ Concert SeriesEight players from the Marlboro Music festival roster brought a varied program to the Peoples’ Symphony Concert Series.

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ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Jeffrey Mumford, Mozart, Brahms and MoreTimes critics share what they’ve been listening to lately.

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Michael Nyman to unveil new symphony inspired by the Hillsborough disaster
Composer Michael Nyman hopes his new symphony commemorating the Hillsborough disaster, to be first performed this summer, will make a “small but significant contribution” to the healing process for the families.

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A Slew of Strauss

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A Slew of StraussRichard Strauss’s 150th birthday has spurred a great slew of recordings, some new, some re-released. The trend reaches a particularly profligate level this month, with discs featuring old established interpreters such as Wilhelm Furtwängler and Karl Böhm sitting proudly side by side with a new guard of Daniel Harding and Andris Nelsons…

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A cherished cellist in an old master quartet

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A cherished cellist in an old master quartetWe regret to report the death of Marc Johnson, cellist of the Vermeer Quartet. A student of Janos Starker and Josef Gingold, Marc played 35 years in the quartet until its disbandment in 2007. They toured five continents and recorded major repertoire, including the complete Beethoven set on Teldec. They also premiered works by Ezra Laderman, […]

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