L'Orfeo at the Barbican + MORE Sep 29th

 

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Composer Advocacy Notebook: A Tale of Three Cities + MORE

Over the course of the last eight weeks I attended three significant national music events which were extremely different from each other in terms of scope and scale—the Minnesota Orchestra Composer’s Institute (January 25-29, 2016 in Minneapolis), the Midwest Clinic (an annual Chicago-based edu.... More »
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Savannah Music Festival seduces with classical tunes: Littler + MORE

The 17-day celebration offered all kinds of sounds, including a 10-hour long production of Beethoven's piano sonatas..... More »
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Waley-Cohen Rounds Off Trio of Concertos with Brahms + MORE

 Humperdinck, Jessica Davies, Schubert, Brahms: Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra / David Curtis (conductor), Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 17.5.2014. Humperdinck: Prelude to Hansel and Gretel Jessica Davies: Morning Views of Spoleto (world premiere) Schubert: Symphony N.... More »
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The Flying Tenor + MORE

Says a cast change announcement from the Met:AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor repl.... More »
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Collaborative Pianists and Professionalism: A Passionate Rant + MORE

alonefortherideily / ccEarlier today, Vancouver-based pianist Karen Lee-Morlang posted this wonderful, perceptive rant on Facebook:Dear fellow collaborative pianist:You are a very good piano player. I hear it, and often enjoy listening to you play so well. You also seem to like it that everyone arou.... More »

Wigmore Hall

Wolf – Neue Liebe
Peregrina
I & II

Liszt – Blume und Duft

Wolf – An die Geliebte

Liebesbotschaft

Nachtgruß

Michelangelo-Lieder

Liszt – Ein Fichtenbaum steht einsam

Vergiftet
sind meine Lieder

Laßt
much ruhen

Ich
möchte hingehn

Des
Tages laute Stimmen schweigen

Über
allen Gipfeln ist Ruh’

Wolf – Harfenspieler I, II, & III

Liszt – Der du von Himmel bist

Wolf – Byron-Lieder

Morgenstimmung

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Andreas Haefliger (piano)

 

 
A wonderful recital, both in
terms of programming and performance! No dubious attempts at ‘light relief’,
but an exploration of German song that ranged beyond familiar ‘favourites’
without compromising upon quality…

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I have always loved Claude Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune’ from the Suite bergamasque. In fact, the orchestral version of this work was one of the earliest pieces of French music that I can consciously recall. A few months ago, I reviewed the excellent 3-disc set of Harriet Cohen’s ‘Complete Solo Studio Recordings’ released on APR Recordings APR7304…

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Ensemble. Joy for the Soul

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Giuseppe Pennisi visits Sagra Musicale Umbra

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Music director quits after less than two months

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Music director quits after less than two monthsTrouble at Scottish Opera, again. The French conductor Emmanuel Joel-Hornak has resigned as music director for what are described as ‘personal reasons’. He was appointed in April and started work on August 1. The company has cancelled a concert he was due to have given next week. The rumour mill is running wild, but the cause […]

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Minnesota: more pain, no gain

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Minnesota: more pain, no gainMusicians of the Minnesota Orchestra today voted down an offer to return to work on an 18 percent salary cut, softened by a $20,000 signing-on bonus. Under the deal, avaerage wages would have dropped from $136,000 a year to $104,500. The offer marked a softening of the company’s hardline position, but there is no good faith […]

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Fidelio; Elektra – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Fidelio; Elektra – reviewColiseum; Royal Opera House, LondonHigh musical standards salvage ENO’s radical new Fidelio, while Royal Opera’s Elektra is unremittingly brilliantKafka’s The Trial, glass and steel tower blocks, a walk-on part for Casanova and a hang-on part for an aerial string quartet: these are the ingredients that Calixto Bieito has conjured for his new Fidelio for English National Opera…

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L'Orfeo at the Barbican

– capricciomusic.blogspot.com

28/09/13Academy of Ancient MusicThis “concert hall staging” of L’Orfeo was the first in a projected Monteverdi cycle that the Academy of Ancient Music plans to undertake over the next three seasons. Director Orpha Phelan updates the piece to the present day, the wedding guests marching down the isles of the stalls in preparation for what looks like a typical British wedding…

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English Touring Opera's autumn season begins tonight at the Royal College of Music with Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea (also on 9 Oct). This is the James Conway production as performed by RCM students a few months ago, but this time round the singers are professionals. There's also a rare chance to see Cavalli's Giasone (4, 5 and 10 Oct)…

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Goerne Wigmore Hall Wolf Liszt Haefliger

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Goerne Wigmore Hall Wolf Liszt HaefligerMatthias Goerne and Andreas Haefliger’s recital at the Wigmore Hall was eagerly anticipated.  Goerne and Haefliger are a Dream Team, who have worked together for about 15 years. In the audience were many who had heard Goerne before he became famous, and some who knew Andreas Haefliger’s father, the tenor Ernst Haeflinger…

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Schubert with harp : Goerne Christ Wigmore Hall

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Schubert with harp : Goerne Christ Wigmore HallIn the first of his two recitals at the Wigmore Hall this week, Matthias Goerne sang Schubert, but Schubert with a difference. Instead of the familiar songs for voice and piano, Goerne sang versions transcribed for harp, accompanied by Sarah Christ. Goerne knows the Wigmore Hall audience. True Lieder devotees were intrigued…

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Wagner and Schelling in "The Last of the Titans"

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Wagner and Schelling in "The Last of the Titans"I have been promising readers a review of Joachim Köhler’s Richard Wagner: The Last of the Titans (TLT)—or, in German Der letzte der Titanen (LDT)—for a while. I doubt that I have the time and inclination to review the whole book at once. Nor would it be practical to write such an in depth review here…

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Thomas Dausgaard Makes an Outstanding LSO Debut

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Strauss, Mahler Barry Douglas (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) Barbican Hall, London 25.9.2013 (RB) Strauss – Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D Minor (1885-86) Mahler – Symphony No. 6 in A Minor (1903-06) Thomas Dausgaard, the Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, was making his debut with the LSO at this […]

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 Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette: Christianne Stotijn (mezzo-soprano), Paul Groves (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 26.9.2013 (GDn) This evening’s concert opened with the announcement of some very welcome news: that Esa-Pekka Salonen has renewed his contract with the Philharmonia up to 2017…

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