Janowski Wagner Ring livestreamed from Bucharest + MORE Sep 16th


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Blogging from Estonia–A Search for Fresh Sounds + MORE

I recently saw a huge banner on the side of one of Tallinn’s major shopping centers promoting an upcoming concert by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir featuring works by Carlo Gesualdo, Salvatore Sciarrino, György Ligeti, J.S. Bach, and a premiere by Helena Tulve. I have a hard time imagini.... More »

More Oistrakh, More Shostakovich + MORE

Fortunately, David Oistrakh’s valuable collaborations with Shostakovich came at a moment able to capture their development in the studio and in the concert hall. In one case, it was even able to capture composer and performer on the phone – more on that later.The First Concerto is, perhaps unsur.... More »

BBCSO/Davis: The Dream of Gerontius review 'Splendour and clarity' + MORE

Barbican, LondonSir Andrew Davis, the BBC Symphony and its chorus take Elgar's masterwork to soulful heights of emotionAndrew Davis is celebrating his 70th birthday this year conducting and recording choral works by Elgar. In addition to the well-known pieces, he's also reviving at least one rarity .... More »
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On The Air This Week + MORE

Highlights from Oct. 4 to 11 Tuesday, 1 p.m. Performance Today. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. & 5:15 p.m. New Classical Tracks with Julie Amacher. 1 p.m. Performance Today. 7:30 p.m. Renée Fleming Schubert Club recital, live broadcast; Elena See hosts. 12 midnight South America Classics: São Pa.... More »
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Music Review: American Symphony Orchestra Presents ‘Marriage Actually’ + MORE

The American Symphony Orchestra performed “Marriage Actually,” a program of Strauss works inspired by conjugal life, on Wednesday at Carnegie Hall..... More »

Peter Grimes – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Peter Grimes – reviewGrand Theatre, LeedsOpera North’s masterful version of Britten’s opera gets a mandatory revival for the composer’s centenary, and it’s even better than everOpera North’s return to its peerless production of Peter Grimes is coloured with tragedy. Richard Angas – a towering character actor possessed of one of the deepest, gravelliest bass voices imaginable – collapsed and died in rehearsals…

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Janowski Wagner Ring livestreamed from Bucharest

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Marek Janowski conducts the complete Wagner Ring from today, live streamed form the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. He’s a very interesting conductor, and he’s conducting RSO Berlin.  The casts include good names, like Torsten Kerl, Martin Winkler, Petra Lang, and others. I’m enjoying Das Rheingold right now – vivacious performance…

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Sunday Evening Music

– oboeinsight.com

Bach:BWV 161 “Komm, du süsse Todesstunde” (Come, O death, thou sweetest hour) Third Movement J. S. Bach Foundation of St Gallen under Rudolf Lutz. Soloist: Johannes Kaleschke

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Schoenberg conducts Mahler? Listen here.

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Schoenberg conducts Mahler? Listen here.Who knew? Very interesting tempi.

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Wagner and Schelling in "The Last of the Titans"

– thinkclassical.blogspot.com

Wagner and Schelling in "The Last of the Titans"I have been promising readers a review of Joachim Köhler’s Richard Wagner: The Last of the Titans (TLT)—or, in German Der letzte der Titanen (LDT)—for a while. I doubt that I have the time and inclination to review the whole book at once. Nor would it be practical to write such an in depth review here…

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Flutronix at the Beat Hotel in Cambridge, MA Tuesday, September 17, 9:00pm


Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull are Flutronix, a critically
acclaimed pair of fresh and eclectic flutists who are paving the way
from their classical roots to the future of music.”

Boston and Cambridge friends – join us for an evening of live music, food and drinks at the Beat Hotel,
a brand new American brasserie in Harvard Square! We’ll perform a
variety of original tunes and covers that will keep you grooving through
the night…

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Bavarian Arts Minister Says Festival Should Stay With Wagner Family

Wolfgang Heubisch

In an interview yesterday, Bavarian Arts Minister, Wolfgang Heubisch, has said that a Wagner should continue to manage the festival. 

There has been much speculation that the present Wagner duo would be ousted from their roles as directors of the festival following a series of public relation disasters and what might be politely described as “problematic” productions – not least this years Castorf Ring cycle…

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In Brief: Tantris Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.)

From the Messiaen Festival, George Benjamin conducts the London Sinfonietta, in his own music (At First Light and Into the Little Hill), as well as pieces by Purcell and

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American Lulu, The Opera Group, 14 September 2013

Young Vic Theatre

Lulu – Angel Blue
Clarence – Robert Winslade
Dr Bloom – Donald Maxwell
Jimmy – Jonathan Stoughton
Eleanor – Jacqui Dankworth
Photographer, Young Man –
Paul Curievici
Athlete – Simon Wilding
Professor, Banker, Police
Commissioner – Paul Reeves

John Fulljames (director)
Magda Willi (designs)
Guy Hoare (lighting)
Finn Ross (video)
Carolyn Downing (sound)

London Sinfonietta
Gerry Cornelius (conductor)

Images: Bregenzer Festspiele/Anja Köhler and Bregenzer Festspiele/Karl Forster
In the foreground: Jacqui Dankworth (Eleanor) and Angel Blue (Lulu); Simon Wilding (athlete) in background


I was a little taken aback by
the reaction I received upon mentioning that I was looking forward to seeing American Lulu…

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We’ve always been baffled at Stephen King’s notorious, public hatred of Stanley Kubric’s 1980 cinematic adaption of his 1977 thriller,…

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This concert from the Italian violinist and his ensemble suffered from an excess of Vivaldi, allowing the music to fall into a repetitive rut

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 Brahms: “Classical Inclinations in a Romantic Age” Works for Piano and Chamber Music with Piano (Recitals 1 and 2), Ian Hobson (piano), Claude Hobson (piano),  Edward A. Rath, Jr. (piano), Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 10.9.2013 and 12.9.2013.  (SSM) 10.9.2013 Scherzo in E flat minor, Op…

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Thomas Hampson/Wolfram Rieger – reviewWigmore Hall, LondonThomas Hampson’s treatments of leider by Mahler and others sometimes lacked intimacy, but nevertheless built to a rapturous climaxSettings of texts from the two sources that dominated Mahler’s songwriting career began and ended Thomas Hampson’s recital with pianist Wolfram Rieger…

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