Meet the new New Generations + MORE Sep 4th

Hello. This is a collection of the news, articles and opinions from the world scene that have caught my attention for one reason or another.

There’s so much to read today so I’ll keep this short and sweet. 

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Today’s News & Buzz

 

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conductors

V.com weekend vote: How modern is your modern music? + MORE

By Laurie Niles: This week I had the great pleasure of witnessing a world-premiere performance of a new solo violin partita, and it made me want to see the music for and check out more like it. It hasn't always been my reaction to new music, though I'd like to think of myself as open-minded. When i.... More »
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Biz news: Masur’s aide signs Masur’s pupil + MORE

Stefana Atlas, whom many knew at the right hand of the late Kurt Masur, has set up her own New York agency inside faltering CAMI. Her first signing, announced today, is the Singaporean conductor Kachun Wong, winner of this year’s Mahler Competition in Bamberg. Wong started out as a Kurt Masur .... More »
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Some More New on the Proms + MORE

On August 27, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, in its first appearance at the Proms, included, along with Debussy’s La Mer and the Tschaikovsky Sixth Symphony, Šu, a concerto for Sheng and orchestra by their compatriot Unsuk Chin, with soloist Wu Wei. The sound o.... More »
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Enterprising and Excellent Concert from Hazlewood And Welsh Sinfonia + MORE

 Mozart, Nyman, Ives, Prokofiev: Sara Trickey (violin),  Sarah Jane Bradley (viola), Welsh Sinfonia, Charles Hazlewood (conductor), Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff. 17.1.2015 (PCG) Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K.364 Nyman – Trysting Fields (1988.... More »
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Anna behind bars + MORE

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutMoFCn3CY (From a concert August 27 at the Beiteddine Festival. Orchestra: Filarmonica Gioachino Rossin.... More »

Face the Modern

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Face the ModernFrom 9 October to 12 January, the Viennese fin de siècle will be much in evidence in Trafalgar Square. Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, the National Gallery’s major exhibition about portraiture’s role within the arts in Vienna and the upheaval that marked the years around 1900, brings together works by Klimt, Schiele, Schoenberg, Kokoschka and Richard Gerstl, alongside the paintings of their Biedermeier and Gründerzeit predecessors, as well as the death masks of Beethoven, Mahler, Klimt and Schiele…

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North Korean Orchestra Members Killed by Firing SquadStill from a March Unhasu Orchestra concertI’m very troubled that we’ve heard so little of any real substance, either from the traditional Western news outlets or from most of the various learnèd music bloggers, about the recent alleged execution-by-firing squad of a dozen members of North Korea’s elite Unhasu Orchestra – including the concertmaster, the Moscow-trained Mun Kyong-jin…

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Alfred Brendel's Secret Twin

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Alfred Brendel's Secret TwinLatest in my series of Secret Twins, who include :Bryn Terfel and Meat Loaf, Benjamin Britten and Roderick Williams, Claude Debussy and Oliver Knussen and many more!

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Tristan Und Isolde Must Wait Even Longer

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Tristan Und Isolde Must Wait Even Longer

T & I take a break

According to some critics its bad enough that Wagner makes the audience wait till the final act for the drama’s “climax” but it now seems that residents in Florida may have to wait an additional year as FGO announce they will be postponing their previously announced production of Wagner’s first fully fledged Schopenhauerian work…

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MSO's Requiem answers a prayer

– www.theaustralian.com.au

DESPITE there being many superb recordings, nothing compares with hearing Verdi’s mass live.

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Wigmore Hall International Song Competition

– briandickie.typepad.com

This competition has been taking place over the last few days and the final was this evening, with four finalists, a baritone, a tenor, and two mezzos.  I wa there and left at the end of the concert part and did not wait for the results.  The are supposed to be posted on the Wigmore Hall website following the jury deliberations…

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Royal Albert Hall

Tchaikovsky – Symphony no.1
in G minor, op.13, ‘Winter Daydreams’ (revised version, 1874)
Szymanowski – Violin Concerto
no.1, op.35

Rachmaninov – Symphonic Dances, op.45

Baiba Skride (violin)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Vasily Petrenko (conductor)

 

Some rather odd programming
here…

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BBC Prom Premieres Provocative Piano Concerto by Rzewski in LondonThe 50th BBC Prom of the 2013 season on August 19, 2013, promised to be something rather exceptional, with a world premiere of music by Frederic Rzewski and a UK premiere by Gerald Barry. The late-night contemporary music event attracted a relatively small audience of dedicated enthusiasts who were able to luxuriate in the spacious and sonorous surrounds of the atmospheric Royal Albert Hall, stretching out and, in some cases, fully reclining in readiness for what nocturnal musical delights might be lavished upon them…

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Meet the new New Generations

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Meet the new New GenerationsVery fine line-up for the BBC New Generation Artists’ latest intake, announced yesterday evening. For 15 years BBC Radio 3 has been busy nurturing selected stars of the future on this scheme and they’ve often proved astute choices. Among those who’ve graced its portals are Benjamin Grosvenor, Alison Balsom, the Belcea String Quartet, Simon Trpceski, Khatia Buniatishvili and many more…

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American Lulu – Edinburgh Festival

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

By Juliet WilliamsLast Night’s premiere in the closing days of the Edinburgh Festival of their new production American Lulu had much in common with last year’s very enjoyable chamber series from Scottish Opera.Austrian composer Olga Neuwirth  has adapted Alban Berg’s opera to a period spanning the 1950s to the 1970s in the American South…

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