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Top tenor Kaufmann says ready for Otello, no Siegfried yet + 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. .... More »
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Bows and arias + MORE

Whenever opera-lovers are canvassed about what neglected operas they hunger to see revived, the resulting lists inevitably feature a goodly number of grand operas, those once wildly popular monstrosities–particularly by Meyerbeer–written primarily for Paris in the mid-19th century. Yet d.... More »
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Announcing Steve Jobs: the opera (who gets to play Glenn Gould?) + MORE

Santa Fe Opera has just announced an opera on the life of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. The composer is Mason Bates, the librettist Mark Campbell. The opera will premiere some time in 2017. Jobs was a Glenn Gould groupie. Who should we nominate for the piano role? .... More »
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Lithuanian Orchestra Performs With A Piano-Playing Cat, Calls It A 'Catcerto' + MORE

Symphony leaders and philharmonic enthusiasts have long pondered how classical music havens can attract a young, contemporary audience. It seems as th... Read more: Classical Music, Catcerto, Mindaugas Piecaitis, Nora-the-Piano-Playing-Cat, Nora-the-Cat, Nora the Piano Cat, Piano Playin.... More »
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Harlem Chamber Players 2015-2016 Season: Celebrating Our 8th Year! Season Opening Concert Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 4 PM + MORE

  Today's News & Buzz   How Franz Schmidt became the composer that history forgot - www.guardian.co.ukThe radiant music of Austrian composer Franz Schmidt, once feted by the Nazis, is haunted by its past. Ahead of the Proms premiere of his Symphony No 2, Gavin Plumley explai.... More »
NYTimes.com: Review of 'Brokeback Mountain': 'The tenor Tom Randle brings a youthful voice and eager manner to Jack'.Thomas Randle (Sabine Marco)Sergio A. Mims writes:I thought you would be interested in this New York Times review of the new production of the premiere of the Brokeback Mountain opera at the Teatro Real Opera in Madrid with Tom Randle.http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/arts/music/lyrical-cowboys-in-love-on-stage…

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‘Deaf’ composer admits fraud

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‘Deaf’ composer admits fraudA Japanese composer who continued writing symphonies after going deaf has confessed to paying someone else to write them. Beethoven, so far as is known, didn’t. Story here. From the sound of it, the composers Mamoru Samuragochi paid were Brahms, Mahler and Strauss.

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Royal Festival HallBach-Busoni – Chorale Prelude: ‘Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland,’ BWV 659Beethoven – Piano Sonata no.13 in E-flat major, op.27 no.1Bach-Busoni – Chorale Prelude: ‘Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,’ BWV 639Beethoven – Piano Sonata no.14 in C-sharp minor, op.27 no.2Liszt – Schaflos, Frage, und Antwort, S 203; Unstern! sinistre, disaster, S 208; RW – Venezia, S 201Mussorgsky – Pictures at an Exhibition This was the first time I had heard Paul Lewis as a recitalist, as opposed to concerto soloist or ‘accompanist’…

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New York Phil’s under-baton gets snapped by agent

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New York Phil’s under-baton gets snapped by agentThe new Associate Condutor of the NY Philharmonic, Case Scaglione, has got a second foot on the ladder.  He’s beein signed by the shrewd Linda Marks at H-P. See here.   photo: Christian Steiner

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The concluding concert of this year’s Focus! festival featured the American premiere of a Schnittke symphony, as well as works by Sofia Gubaidulina and Arvo Pärt.    

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Wagner Die Feen Wiener Staatsoper

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Wagner Die Feen Wiener StaatsoperWagner Die Feen at the Vienna Sate Opera? One could dream. Last year Wagner’s early opera received several performances, including one in London with the Chelsea Opera Group (read my review here) but none could be quite so original as the special Oper für Kinder production that was done in Vienna, not in the main house but in  the tiny auditorium …

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Snapshots: Miroslav Srnka

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Snapshots: Miroslav SrnkaDan Albertson[February 2014.]Miroslav SRNKA: Piano Concerto (2012). Nicolas Hodges (pf), ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Cornelius Meister (cond.). Première: Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, November 23, 2012.Piano concertos are experiencing a surge – and not merely from populist corners of the musical spectrum…

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Melos Sinfonia plays Panufnik and MyaskovskyAndrzej PanufnikPhoto Camilla Jessel Melos Sinfonia, Oliver Zeffman, Bartholemew LaFollette: LSO St Luke’s Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jan 31 2014 Star rating: 5.0A force to be reckoned with: Melos Sinfonia plays Tchaikovsky, Panufnik and Myaskovsky2014 is the centenary of Andrzej Panufnik’s birth and the Melos Sinfonia joined a year of celebration at LSO St Luke’s in London…

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A deaf composer, dubbed “Japan’s Beethoven”, admits hiring someone else to write his music for nearly two decades.

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From 2004: All of which leads me to ask: is the performance of classical music an intellectual activity? Did the…

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Riccardo Muti is steadfast in his search to connect the musical past and present in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s mission

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Rarely Played Tchaikovsky Caps a Puzzling Evening

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 Tcherepnin, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky: Gautier Capuçon (cello), New York Philharmonic, Andrey Boreyko (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, New York City. 25.1.2014 (DS) N. Tcherepnin: The Enchanted Kingdom, Op. 39 Shostakovich: Concerto No. 1 for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 107 Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G major, Op…

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Innovative Don Giovanni Royal Opera House

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Innovative Don Giovanni Royal Opera HouseThe new Mozart Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House London is so innovative that it will take time to sink in fully. What is Don Giovanni but an opera that operates on many different levels?  Many will panic at the very idea of anything new. But Don Giovanni is so  rich that anyone, including the audience, who doesn’t keep learning from it, will not do it justice…

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