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Sergio A. Mims: Soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has a new album of opera arias including the works of Mozart, Ravel and Gluck to be released by Decca Classics in June + MORE

Pumeza Matshikiza: AriasDecca (2016)Sergio A. Mims:I know you and your readers would love to know that soprano Pumeza Matshikiza has a new album of opera arias including the works of Mozart, Ravel and Gluck to be released by Decca Classics in Junehttp://www.mdt.co.uk/pumeza-arias-decca.htmlSergio&nb.... More »
conductor

This Maestro Is Turning 90. He’s Also Conducting Over 90 Concerts This Year. + MORE

Herbert Blomstedt, who shows little signs of slowing down, discusses the secrets of pulling off a demanding schedule..... More »
symphonies news

Daily Download: Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka - Ruslan and Lyudmila: Overture, performed by Malmo Symphony Orchestra..... More »
opera news

Walter Hautzig, Pianist Whose Talent Helped Him Flee Nazis, Dies at 95 + MORE

Mr. Hautzig, who settled in the United States, went on to perform around the world as a good-will ambassador..... More »
orchestra

Christian Blackshaw, Wigmore Hall, London – review + MORE

From impossible delicacy to raw passion: the pianist’s Schubert recital was hypnotic.... More »
Ravel’s operas, reviewed by Howard Smith. ‘… these concise aesthetic works stand out on DVD …’

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A Happy New Year…

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

A Happy and Prosperous New Year To All Readers of The Land of Lost ContentSignificant Composer Anniversaries for 2014Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856) Bi-Centenary of BirthEugene d’Albert (1864-1932) 150 year Anniversary of BirthWilfred Mellors (1914-2008) Centenary of BirthFrank Chacksfield (1914-1995) Centenary of BirthWilliam Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) Centenary of BirthAndrej Panufnik (1914-1991) Centenary of BirthArnold Richardson (1914-1973) Centenary of BirthSome Important British Works that are Celebrating Significant Anniversaries (Composed, First Performed or Published) include:-100 years ago:-Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No 4 Edward Elgar: Sospiri; Carillon: Recitation with orchestraFred…

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New Classical Tracks: 'though love be a day'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Antioch Chamber Ensemble, a 12-voice mixed choir from the New York area, have a new CD that puts clear, warm sound in the spotlight with 15 song settings by composer Matthew Brown.

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Critic’s Notebook: Maestro at Work: Hold That CoughConductors and concert performers deal with a bronchial audience in various ways.    

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Platinum Consort OAE Christmas Oratorio Kings Place 19 December 2013 Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Parts I, III, V, VIPlatinum Consort, Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentScott Inglis-Kidger, condKings Place, London 19 December 2013In a season dominated by Messiahs, spare a thought for the Christmas Oratorio. Were it not for Handel’s perennial singalong, Bach’s masterpiece would have far higher visibility on our Christmas programmes – and it certainly does on the continent…

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Planet Hugill list for 2013

– www.planethugill.com

Planet Hugill list for 2013It is the time of year when people produce lists of the best and worst of the preceding year, so that we though we at Planet Hugill would do something similar, here are our selections from 2013.Robert’s list:Recording artist of the year: treble Inigo Jones who appeared as soloist on New College Oxford’s recordings of sacred music Mozart, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Britten…

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Prina Donna

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Arias For Senesino – Sonia Prina & Ensemble Claudiana
Sonia Prina’s recital at Wigmore Hall was one of vocal verve, staggering technique and interpretive eloquence.
Rarely – if ever – have I heard these arias written by Handel for Senesino performed with such gusto, Ms Prina and Ensemble Claudiana imparting a deep love of Handel’s music from start to finish…

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Afro-Cuban Violinist and Composer José Silvestre White Was Born in Cuba December 31, 1835[José Silvestre White (1835-1918), Afro-Cuban violinist and composer. Shown here after he received the 1st prize for violin at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1856. Bibliothèque Nationale de France]José Silvestre White is featured at AfriClassical.com, with a Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www…

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The first music baby of 2014 is a tenor’s

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

A post from Juan Diego Florez: We are blessed and forever grateful to have witnessed yet again the miracle of birth of our second little angel, Lucia Stella. She was born today, 1st of January, in the loving and calm atmosphere of our home in Pesaro, Italy. With love and thanks to all for your […]

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Opera Review: Die Fledermaus at the Met, via Douglas Carter BeaneThe Met’s traditional New Year’s Eve “Die Fledermaus” is heavy on shtick and good humor.    

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A. Vivaldi, Orlando furioso (1714), R. Novaro, R. Basso, Modo Antiquo, F. M. Sardelli
(released on November 13, 2012)
Naïve OP30540 | 160’40"Orlando furioso is Vivaldi’s most famous opera, having been known in modern revival since the 1970s, and it was already recorded for Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition in 2005, by Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus…

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Lisa Bielawa: Fire Starter

– www.newmusicbox.org

It’s difficult to stand anywhere near composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa and not feel energized by proximity. An extrovert to the core, she acknowledges that her highly social nature has taken her in some specific directions both as a composer and as a musical citizen.

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Perhaps being slapped around by Alex Ross last year is what did it: this year’s compendium includes John Tavener and Rise Stevens.If you missed it, here are the disingenuous excuses published last year about why the feature had not previously included classical music.

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