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i’ve been saying that classical music needs to be a contemporary art. Gave an example here of how it can be. Here’s another one.
Imagine the Kennedy Center concert hall at 6 PM this Tuesday, packed with people attending a concert of works by a living composer. The concert, featuring.... More »
Is there evidence that Hitler ever said: “whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner”? The simple answer to this question is: no, there is currently no evidence that Hitler ever said this. The quotation is likely to be apocryphal. I will go into the authenticity of t.... 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 »
BERLIOZ Harold en Italie, Le carnaval romain, Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Berthaud • Lyon National Orchestra • Slatkin
Also available on Naxos Blu-ray Audio NBD0042
Drawing on the adventures of Byron’s Childe Harold and the composer’s o.... More »
The Welsh tenor, Dennis O’Neill will be making a recital appearance in London 5 May 2014 at the Wigmore Hall, as part of the Rosenblatt Recitals Series. Accompanied by the pianist Jane Samuel, O’Neill will be performing arias from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, Verdi’s Otello, Puccini’s Tosca and Cilea’s L’Arlesiana along with songs by Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Tosti…
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Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has launched a digital-only record label in collaboration with Universal Music.
Peral Music will, eventually, comprehensively showcase Barenboim’s career as a conductor, pianist and chamber musician…
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No one who heard Benjamin Grosvenor’s Washington debut recital in 2012, on the heels of a fine debut recording with Decca, was likely to think of missing his second Washington Performing Arts appearance. An impending deluge could not keep me away from hearing this talented and intelligent British pianist again, on Tuesday night in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater…
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(Reuters) – The Colorado Symphony is giving new meaning to hitting a high note, announcing on Tuesday a bring-your-own marijuana concert series, the first of which features its chamber ensemble and South-of-the-border food and booze.
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Brahms, Beethoven, Debussy, Prokofiev, Chopin, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Ginastera: Sergio Tiempo (piano), Queen Elizabeth Hall, 29.04.2014 (RB) Brahms – Intermezzo in B Minor Op 119, No. 1 Waltz in A Flat Op 39, No 15 Beethoven – Sonata No. 23 in F Minor Op 57 ‘Appassionata’ Debussy – Images: Reflets dans l’eau Prokofiev – Excerpts from Pieces […]
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For all its philosophical pretensions, a new work from Dutch composer Michel van der Aa was simply a virtuoso clarinet concerto, bristling with life
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Is there evidence that Hitler ever said: “whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner”? The simple answer to this question is: no, there is currently no evidence that Hitler ever said this. The quotation is likely to be apocryphal. I will go into the authenticity of this quotation in some detail, as we attempt to track down the elusive primary source for this oft-repeated quote…
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The experience of the Birmingham Opera Company's production of Khovanskygate in Cannon Hill Park yesterday evening can not easily be described – and any attempted description could hardly do it justice. Alas there is only one more performance, tomorrow evening, and although it is sold out I would urge anyone prepared to make the journey to give it a go – you will be forever grateful to me!
This unique company (and I do not use the word unique lightly) is the child of the remarkable Graham Vick…
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Volltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…
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When Peter Racine Fricker wrote his Violin Concerto for small orchestra he was regarded being something of an énfant terrible – writing music that owed more to Schoenberg and Weber rather than Vaughan Williams and Walton. Yet he was deemed to be one of the most important composers writing at the time (along with Humphrey Searle and Iain Hamilton)…
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Weeks after the Indianapolis Opera was forced to cancel its last production of the season for financial reasons, its artistic director has resigned by email. James Caraher, 63, had been with the company for 33 years, initially as music director. He is a regular guest conductor at Philadelphia, Kentucky Opera, Opera Memphis, Buffalo Opera and […]
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