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CD Spotlight. Real Enchantment + MORE

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Christmas Eve (and Gigli) + MORE

While all of you are busily listening to J.S. Bach or G.F. Handel (and yes, that really is Jon Vickers not quite cleanly negotiating "Every Valley," but it certainly is impressive to hear a sound like that in Handel), I put on my own favorite, very, very secular, Christmas Eve music: .... More »

Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine

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Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine – Vespers of 1610; Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon; Ambronay Editions Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 27 2014 Star rating: 5.0Lithe and vibrant new recording, with some dazzling performances at terrific speed.This new recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 was recorded in the abbey of Ambronay and involved the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, instrumentalists from Cappella Mediterranea plus soloists Celine Scheen, Mariana Flores, Fabian Schofrin, Fernando Guimaraes, Zachary Wilder, Matteo Bellotto, Victor Torres and Sergio Foresti, all directed by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon…

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Charles Kaufmann: Frances Walker in 'fine YouTube performances' of 'The Cuckoo' by Howard Swanson & 'Variations sérieuses, Op. 54' of MendelssohnFrances Walker (b. 1924) (YouTube)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzrn39SE_Eg&feature=youtu.beCharles Kaufmann of The Longfellow Chorus of Portland, Maine writes:Bill –Here are two fine YouTube performances by Frances Walker:1) The Cuckoo, by Howard Swanson:http://youtu…

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The Chicago company announces it broke even in 2013-14, marking the 26th year out of the past 27 that the company managed to avoid red ink.

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What does it take to play Mozart’s rakish seducer?

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The Ballet am Rhein triumphs in Schlaepfer’s monumental German RequiemChoreographing to Brahms’ A German Requiem may seem audacious, or even an affront, but that is what Martin Schlaepfer has done for the Ballet am Rhein and it works… wonderfully.Schlaepfer has directed the company, which he formed under the auspices of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, since 2007. The company is built up from more than forty, very individual, artists who present Balanchine and Cunningham, Robbins and van Manen, and new creations from  Schlaepfer himself…

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This modern version of Britten’s opera was oddly resonant, says Rupert Christiansen

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 37: Lisa Batiashvili performs the SibeliusBy 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.

Photo courtesy the artist, © Anja Frers

Lisa Batiashvili performed the Sibelius with the Philharmonia OrchestraThe Guardian: “The Philharmonia were at their most refined and responsive throughout the evening (during Sibelius’ violin concerto and second symphony), and neither performance could be faulted technically, but for the most part both works remained rather detached and uninvolving…

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How to hear the Cleveland Orchestra for free

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How to hear the Cleveland Orchestra for freeA unique gift has enable the orch to offer 15,000 free tickets on Cleveland Foundation Day.
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On July 20, up to 15,000 Northeast Ohioans will be able to enjoy The Cleveland Orchestra concert featuring the music of Weber, Mozart and Shostakovich while sitting on the Blossom Music Center lawn — for free…

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Whether you’re a composer or a musician or an enthusiast, I know you’re probably pressed for time, but chances are your perspective is not being represented. If you don’t share it, who will?

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Holland ParkThe Governess – Ellie LaugharnePeter Quint – Brenden GunnellMrs Grove – Diana MontagueMiss Jessel – Elin PritchardThe Prologue – Robin TritschlerMiles – Dominic LynchFlora – Rosie LomasAnnilese Miskimmon (director)Leslie Travers (designs)Mark Jonathan (lighting)City of London SinfoniaSteuart Bedford (conductor)The absurdity of last year’s Britten over-saturation seemed to prove to the converted that their hero conquered all; to the rest of us, it confirmed us in our scepticism or, better, selectivity…

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Glyndebourne La finta giardiniera

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Glyndebourne La finta giardinieraI was a bit wary of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera because the recordings I’ve heard do little for it. At Glyndebourne, however – a Mozart house – they know how to bring out the best. Excellent staging and performances serve Glyndebourne’s La finta giardiniera well.  Claire Seymour’s review in Opera Today WITH VIDEO…

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Don Giovanni Pre-Dress

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It is always great to get to the orchestra and costume stage – and that is where Don Giovanni was today, taking shape and promising much but still with work to do – normal!

      Tyler Nelson (Don Ottavio) Chloé Moore (Donna Anna) Tyler Simpson (Leporello) Jennifer Black (Donna Elvira)     Nicholas Masters (Masetto) and Amanda Crider (Zerlina)
I got a few shots which give a nice impression of the look of Giandomenico Vaccari's production, with extremely effective set design by Collette Pollard…

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Iván Fischer’s The Red Heifer Sends a Powerful Message  

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Fischer: Die Rote Färse, Members of Budapest Festival Orchestra and Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, Iván Fischer (conductor), Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal, Berlin, 28.6.2014 (SH)   Cast: Gyula Krúdy: József Gyabronka Móric: Jonatán Kovács Eszter: Kyra Varga Kálmán: Zsombor Jéger Cow: György Kozma A Man: János Tóth The Red Heifer (Innkeeper):  Orsolya Sáfár Richter (Tenor): József Csapó József […]

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