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Dallas Opera, 2017-18 + MORE

Well, well, one of the more unusual operatic seasons in the US, and it's in Dallas. Good for you - I will finally make my first visit, maybe two, to Texas. Once again, I steal liberally from OT. The Dallas Opera web page about the season is here.October 20- November 5 2017: Samson and DalilaOct.... More »
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Masterly, Penetrating Schubert from the Takács Quartet + MORE

 Schubert: Takács Quartet [Edward Dusinberre & Károly Schranz (violins), Geraldine Walther (viola), András Féjer (cello)], Wigmore Hall London, 31. 1.2015 (CS) String Quartet Movement in C minor D.703 String Quartet in A Minor D.804 ‘Rosamunde’ String Quartet in D Minor D.810 ‘De.... More »
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VSO/Harding - Schumann, Scenes from Goethe's Faust, 22 November 2015 + MORE

Konzerthaus, ViennaSzenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3Faust, Pater Seraphicus, Dr Marianus – Christian Gerhaher Gretchen, Una poenitentum – Christiane Karg Mephistopheles, Böser Geist – Alastair Miles Marthe, Sorge, Magna Peccatrix – Christina Landshamer Mangel, Maria Aegyptica, Mater Glorio.... More »
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American Composers Orchestra President Michael Geller Departing in December + MORE

After 20 years as executive leader of American Composers Orchestra (ACO), President and CEO Michael Geller will depart the organization at the end of 2016. He is leaving to attend to personal and family obligations while considering new professional opportunities. ACO’s Board of Directors is seeki.... More »
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Classical Music News - Neville Marriner (1924-2016) + MORE

English violinist and conductor Neville Marriner died in October 2016.... More »

In defence of Isaac Stern

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In defence of Isaac SternIn the interests of balance, and in the belief that we all good made up of good and bad in unequal parts, we are publishing the following response to recent revelations on www.slippedisc.com about the great American violinist.
 
Dear Norman,
 
Below is what I said at the June 1987 Conference of the American Symphony Orchestra League (now the League of American Orchestras) when I had the honor of presenting the League’s Gold Baton Award to Isaac Stern…

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Graham Vick emphasises the human drama in Prokofiev’s daunting opera, with chorus and orchestra giving a sterling performance under Valery Gergiev

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Symphony leaders and philharmonic enthusiasts have long pondered how classical music havens can attract a young, contemporary audience. It seems as th…
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Christiane Karg/Wolfram Rieger review  a breathtaking emotional journeyWigmore Hall, LondonSinging lieder from Wolf, Ravel, Poulenc and Duparc, the soprano traversed a complex stylistic range in ways that often approached perfectionTalking to the audience at encore time, the soprano Christiane Karg described her recital as a "journey", and she had indeed taken us on an extraordinary one, both musically and emotionally…

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Lorin Maazel was one of great conductors of our timeMaestro Maazel was guest conductor at Toronto’s BlackCreek Summer Music festival. He died Sunday, at age 84, at his home in Virginia on Sunday

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America’s top classical CD is a soprano with two new lungsThe Nielsens are in. Top-selling album is Amazing Grace by Charity Tillemann-Dick, a soprano who had a double-lung transplant in January 2012.
Story sells these days, not music.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 39: Anne-Sophie Mutter in concert with the Boston Symphony OrchestraBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Anne-Sophie Mutter. Photo © Harald Hoffmann / DG

Anne-Sophie Mutter performed the Dvorak with the Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston Globe: “Having taken on this formidable piece at Symphony Hall in February, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returned to it on Friday night, electrifying the crowd with her committed and exacting display of the work’s substantial pyrotechnics…

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from July 15 to 22 Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert, from a Chopin Society recital. Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Mozart and Rachmaninoff. Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From the Mailbag. Sunday, noon: From the…

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 Opening Gala Concert.: Susan Bullock (Soprano),  Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor), Kinder Children’s Choir of the High Peak (Choir mistress, Joyce Ellis MBE), Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow.(conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 11.7.2014 (RJF) Weber: Overture, Oberon. Wagner: Die Walkure…

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Soprano Nicole Cabell releases 'Chanson d’avril' ['Song of April']: 'French chansons and mélodies,' Delos 3450Nicole Cabell has been featured often on AfriClassical.  Her first Delos disc was issued July 8, 2014:Delos  [Audio Sample (2:56)]Chanson d’avrilNicole Cabell, SopranoCraig Terry, PianoFrench chansons and mélodies“It’s a voice that wraps itself around you … long, sinuous phrasing, warm tone and a sophistication that touches everything she sings…

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Happy Birthday to Sir Harrison Birtwistle

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The great British composer turns 80 today! Celebrate by listening to the May performance of Gawain that I attended, which will be broadcast at 18:30 London time. I think that is….right now, more or less.Here’s Earth Dances if you don’t have 3 hours for Gawain:

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Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy

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Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy Zemlinsky A Florentine Tragedy, Six Maeterlinck Songs; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 9 2014 Star rating: 4.0Thrilling performances of two of Zemlinsky’s major operatic and vocal worksListening to Alexander Zemlinsky’s A Florentine Tragedy it is difficult to get Richard Strauss’s Salome out of one’s head, both the overheated plot and soundworld, and the common origins in Oscar Wild…

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31 Days of Classical, Day 16: Take this waltz

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31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we're cleaning the house with a Josef Strauss waltz.

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