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A principal oboe plays Jingle Bells through her nose + MORE

This is Katherine Needleman,  principal oboe of the Baltimore Symphony. On recorders. So what’s your party trick? .... More »
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Opus Osm Minutka – Lost Objects + MORE

In the State Opera’s production of ‘Lost Objects,’ computer animation provides a relentless parade of fascinating symbols supporting the music. The Prague State Opera steps out of the traditional opera mold to present a rarely-performed, startling and thought-provoking 21st c.... More »
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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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Schubert: Winterreise — ‘version that is thoughtful, warm and rich’ + MORE

The Copenhagen String Quartet plays skilfully, and Johan Reuter’s singing is admirably sure and true.... More »
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LA Opera's 2017-2018 Season + MORE

September 9-23 2017: CarmenOctober 7-28 2017: The Pearl FishersOctober 14-November 19 2017: NabuccoOctober 28-31 2017: La Belle et la BeteNovember 9-12 2017: Keeril Makan's PersonaJanuary 27- February 18 2018 Bernstein's Candide March 10-25 2018: Orpheus and EurydiceMay 12- 31 2018: Rigole.... More »
Topical thoughts on listening to Britten's Noye's FluddeThe Golden Vanity ends with the ensemble singing ‘I’m sinking in the Lowland Sea!’, a description that today applies to parts of south-west England. Britten was, of course, influenced by Eastern cultures and that coupling of The Golden Vanity with Noye’s Fludde – which sets The Chester Miracle Play – takes us on an overgrown path to the mysticism of author and traveller Paul Brunton (1898-1981)…

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US orch is ‘almost saved’

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

US orch is ‘almost saved’It’s looking good for the Milwaukee Symphony, which needed to raise $5 million in a couple of months to avert closure. They’re at $4.8 million right now, boosted by a swell of sympathy and local pride after the recent theft of their concertmaster’s Stradivarius. The campaign has been distinguished by a total unanimity of purpose […]

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Live tonight from Munich

– intermezzo.typepad.com

 
The Bavarian State Opera's free streaming series continues this evening with a new production of La Clemenza di Tito.
 
Watch at 19:00 CET (6pm UK) on Staatsoper.TV.
 
Conductor Kirill PetrenkoDirector Jan BosseTito Vespasiano Toby SpenceVitellia Kristine OpolaisSesto Tara ErraughtServilia Hanna-Elisabeth MüllerAnnio Angela BrowerPublio Tareq Nazmi

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More transfer news: Munich signs principal cellist from RotterdamThe excellent principal cellist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Floris Mijnders, is upgrading to the Munich Phil. Presumably to work with Rotterdam old boy Valery Gergiev.

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Music Review: Gerald Finley and Julius Drake in the ‘Winterreise’ CycleThe baritone Gerald Finley and the pianist Julius Drake performed Schubert’s “Winterreise” at Zankel Hall on Thursday, the final stop in a tour devoted to the song cycle.    

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Wigmore Hall 2014-15 season

– www.planethugill.com

Wigmore Hall 2014-15 seasonThe Wigmore Hall’s 2014/15 season has been announced and there are some very tempting offerings. With the announcement of the hall reaching the first stage of its endowment appeal, it is clear that some impressive investment has gone into the programme Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano launch the season and other highlights include a series devoted to the music of Purcell and to Robert Fayrfax as well as Mozart’s chamber music…

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English Touring Opera Triumphs with Tippett’s King Priam

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Tippett, King Priam: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of English Touring Opera / Michael Rosewell (conductor), Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.2.2014 (MB) Cast: King Priam – Roderick Earle Hecuba – Laure Meloy Hector – Grant Doyle Andromache – Camilla Roberts Paris – Nicholas Sharratt Helen – Niamh Kelly Hermes – Adrian Dwyer Achilles […]

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Arvo Part - Pilgrim's Song from Voces Musicales Arvo Part – Pilgrim’s Song: Voces Musicales, Tallinn Sinfonietta, Risto Joost: ERP Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0Control & flexibility: This disc of Estonian forces performing music by one of Estonia’s greatest composers is certainly work seeking out.This 2009 disc from ERP features the chamber choir Voces Musicales and the Tallin Sinfonietta (now known as the Glasperlenspiel Sinfonietta), conducted by Risto Joost in a selection of Arvo Part’s settings of sacred texts for choir and orchestra starting with Ein Wallfahrtslied setting Psalm 12, Magnificat, Summa, Nunc Dimittis and Te Deum…

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Hoop dreams

– parterre.com

Hoop dreamsThis Clemenza di Tito today is something of a wild card: an offbeat cast, the relative newbie opera director Jan Bosse and the exciting conductor Kirill Petrenko. If you’re intrigued, here’s the webcast starting at 1:00 pm.

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Thea Musgrave's turbulent landscapes

– www.guardian.co.uk

Thea Musgrave's turbulent landscapesThe BBC Symphony Orchestra celebrates the mystery and mastery of the Scottish-born composer at London’s Barbican this weekend. Tom Service pays tributeWho is Britain’s most prolific and arguably most communicative opera composer? There are emerging candidates in Thomas Adès and George Benjamin, but there is another musician who has written a dozen major operatic and dramatic works, and whose output in general – from solo pieces with electronics to vividly poetic but immediately compelling orchestral music – is among the most diverse and direct out there…

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Wigmore Hall 2014-2015 season announced

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

John Gilhooly has just announced the Wigmore Hall 2014-2015 seasonHighlights :Maria João Pires seriesHenry Purcell: a celebrationPaul Lewis seriesMartin Frõst Artist in ResidenceFlorian Boesch Artist in ResidenceMozart OdysseyWolfgang Rihm Composer in Focus  and much more!  More detailed analysis to come…

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Finley and Drake in a Restrained, Mature Winterreise

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Schubert: Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 13.2.14 (DA)   Schubert: Winterreise, D911 It was quite the winter journey for all concerned to get to this Winterreise. There were gales howling down the avenues, rivers of slush at street corners, and pools of ice felling the unsuspecting…

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Kingdom of the blind item

– parterre.com

Kingdom of the blind itemIf there is truth in this rumor, which New York opera company will attempt a renaissance this summer with a revival of an operatic rarity, though likely without the magnificent cast the conductor assembled for his recent recording of the same work?

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