John Malveaux: ‘Quincy Jones will present child prodidgy pianist Emily Bear at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on February 22, 2014’ + MORE Jan 13th

 

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Like no business I know + MORE

On this day in 1946 Annie Get Your Gun opened at the Imperial Theater, to run 1,147 performances.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRAKN59AnI Born on this day in 1894 tenor Armand Tokatyan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-0q5gpAV_U Born on this day in 1909 conductor Willi Boskovsky http://w.... More »
classical music

Free Download: Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor - Allegro + MORE

Free Download: Bach Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor - Allegro      .... More »
symphonies

La Scala, 6pm: Thousands stand in silence, remembering Claudio Abbado + MORE

The Mayor of Milan has promised to plant 90,000 trees in the Maestro’s memory. His friend, the architect Renzo Piano, will plan the groves..... More »
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Flu Season at the Met (or Something) + MORE

This time, it's not Carmen, it's Barbiere (but not Mattei), and the cast change announcement doesn't specify the reason for the change:Valeriano Lanchas will sing the role of Dr. Bartolo in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia on Wednesday, February 8, replacing the originally schedule.... More »
symphony news

Dip Your Ears, No. 215 (A Grand Steinway Romance) + MORE

A Grand Romance, Jeffrey Biegel (Steinway) From the most aggressively self-promoting, social-media-mongering pianist since the invention of the internet comes this cornucopia of musical miniatures and technical dazzlers from the likes of Moszkowski, Henselt, and Rubinstein. (It is a disc purport.... More »
John Malveaux: 'Quincy Jones will present child prodidgy pianist Emily Bear at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on February 22, 2014'Santa Fe (3:52) on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laMctBcvHoo&list=RDlaMctBcvHooEmily Bear, Composer and Pianist, http://www.emilybear.com/Published on Jan 15, 2013 World Premiere of “Santa Fe” music composed and orchestrated by Emily Bear, age 10 with the Santa Fe Concert Association – Joe Illick, conductor…

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Manon

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I think that the first time I saw Manon was relatively late in my opera going career – in November of 1963, just over 50 years ago.  And I remember it well, better than some performances I have heard of the piece more recently.  Renata Scotto was the Manon, and the other leading roles were taken by three of the Canadians who were members of the Covent Garden company at the time, André Turp (Des Grieux), Robert Savoie (Lescaut) and Joseph Rouleau (Count des Grieux)…

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Opera Review: Bronx Opera Company’s ‘The Rivals’ at the Kaye PlayhouseThe Bronx Opera Company opened its 47th season on Saturday with “The Rivals,” a 2002 comic opera by Kirke Mechem.    

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St Petersburg 1914

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St Petersburg 1914So now I can stick on my CV that I’ve written a monologue for a famous actor. I’ve had scripts for two Glyndebourne ‘Opera Bites’ – a sadly defunct CD series of introductions – read by Fiona Shaw (Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers) and Timothy West (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery), but this one ‘for’ Jonathan Pryce is slightly different…

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The Power of its Art

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

The Power of its ArtIn today’s Independent on Sunday, you can read my article about Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, featuring an interview with Semyon Bychkov. He’s conducting the work with the BBC Symphony Orchestra this Thursday at the Barbican. I wanted to ask Bychkov, who was born in Leningrad and whose mother endured the siege during the war, why he was repeatedly drawn to this piece…

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MILESTONE NEW SET Mahler recordings 1903-40

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MILESTONE NEW SET Mahler recordings 1903-40At last, probably the definitve set of recordings of the music of Gustav Mahler from issued 78’s between 1903 and 1940. Although some of these recordings have been known for some time, this new 8 CD set from Urlicht Audio-Visual is a collectors item because it’s so beautifully put together. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled, including every recording listed in Peter Fulop’s Mahler Discograhy…

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A conductor obsessed by obscurity

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A conductor obsessed by obscurityBryan Fairfax, whose death has just been announced, gave the UK premieres of the third symphonies of Gustav Mahler and Dmitri Shostakovich at a time when the works were considered box-office poison. Bryan performed the Mahler with a pro-am orchestra, the Polyphonia, in St Pancras Town Hall in February 1961 (the professional premiere was given […]

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Lully’s Phaéton, enjoyed by Robert Anderson. ‘… brimful of the most varied enchantments.’

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Muti shocked, Zakharova cancels: strikes and budget disaster at Rome OperaCarlo FuortesCarlo Fuortes, the new director of Rome Opera, has a difficult path ahead of him. During the first few months of his leadership he must guide the company out of its present disastrous economic situation. In a press conference this week, he announced that the situation was even worse than previously announced: in 2013 Rome Opera lost 10 million euros (more than $13m)…

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Barbican Hall Marlis Petersen (soprano)Sally Dodds (mezzo-soprano) Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey)London Symphony OrchestraRichard Egarr (conductor)  It is not an enviable task, to take over from the late Sir Colin Davis in almost any repertoire, let alone in Haydn…

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This composer might help you overcome performance anxietyThe Chicago psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein believes in mindfulness and meditation as routes to overcome the stresses and strains of life in the 21st century. Neither, however, is easy to approach or to practice effectively. So Dr Gerald recommends the music of a particular 20th century composer as an entry point…

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In Brief: End of Christmas Edition

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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.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Listen to one of the masterworks of music history, Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, performed by the Ensemble

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Opera Review: ‘Thumbprint,’ a Chamber Opera, at Baruch Arts CenterThe opera “Thumbprint” tells how a Pakistani rape victim defied convention by bringing her assailants to justice.    

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