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Tour of India - Part Two + MORE

The second installment of our India tour blog by orchestra manager, Annabel:We had a slow start to our general rehearsal on the afternoon of our first performance, with sound and lighting crew working around us, many people passing through the performance space, and the ever-efficient housekeepers s.... More »
operas

Der fliegende Holländer Madrid Kwangchul Youn + MORE

Wagner Der fliegende Holländer from the Teatro Real in Madrid, with Kwangchul Youn as Daland, Samuel Youn as the Dutchman, Ingela Brimberg, Nikolai Schukoff, Kai Rüütel and Benjamin Bruns,  conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, recorded live 23/12 and now on Culturebox,The presence of Kwangchul Y.... More »
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Pape idol + MORE

Happy 52nd birthday bass René Pape.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUuNUaDxqPs Born on this day in 1824 composer Anton Bruckner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeYuPPP1-Qw Born on this day in 1858 librettist Adelheid Wette. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=X47iQaMJquo Born on this day in 1892 composer Darius Milh.... More »
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Tristan und Isolde, Bayreuth Festival, review: 'hugely moving' + MORE

Bayreuth Festival director Katharina Wagner's production is more than up to scratch, says Mark Ronan.... More »
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Why has ENO cancelled L'Orfeo? + MORE

Rupert Christiansen explains why an ambitious collaboration between English National Opera and the Bristol Old Vic has had to be shelved.... More »

Britten Sinfonia Academy Aldeburgh Residency

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Britten Sinfonia Academy Aldeburgh ResidencyBritten Sinfonia Academy have just returned from Snape Maltings where they joined Aldeburgh Young Musicians for an intensive week-long chamber orchestra course themed ‘Britten Inspired’.The young musicians explored existing repertoire and also developed new material created by young AYM composers for full ensembles and smaller chamber groups…

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The fine art of air guitar

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Bob Wagner, 71, who is competing for the national shredding championship, thinks a win is in the bag

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever I searchingly glance,Through chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to Constantin Frantz (1817–1891)…

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Rameau Motets Prom William Christie Les Arts Florissants

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Best of the season so far! William Christie and Les Arts Florissants  performed Rameau Grand Motets at late night Prom 17. Perfection, as one would expect from arguably the finest Rameau interpreters in the business, and that’s saying a lot, given the exceptionally high quality of French baroque performance in the last 40 years…

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With music-director Louis Langrée at the podium, the festival’s opening programme, an all-Mozart affair, was dominated by pianist Richard Goode

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Grimeborn 2014

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Grimeborn 2014The Grimeborn Festival returns on 4 August 2014 with the eighth festival at Arcola Theatre in Dalston celebrating small scale opera with large ambitions. Running until 7 September, this year’s festival includes 10 productions varying from Massenet, Handel and Monteverdi to new opera, plus 20th century classics from Menotti and Maxwell Davies…

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Prom 16: Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic/Goetzel  reviewRoyal Albert Hall, LondonThis was a classy, enthusiastic ensemble and Sascha Goetzel the consummate showman at this Middle East-inspired eveningFounded in 1999, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic is the second orchestra to make its Proms debut as part of this year’s "global visitors" series, and the impact it made with its flamboyant principal conductor, Sascha Goetzel, was tremendous…

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Two years ago, on a warm July evening in Caracas, Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra were joined by Panamanian salsa star Rubén Blades for a huge outdoor concert. Bringing together for the first time two Latin American musical icons, the event reportedly generated enough…

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Toddlers go wild at the first Cbeebies PromTHE stars of the BBC’s children’s channel held youngsters enthralled in this perfect introduction to classical music

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Watch the Google Glass opera company take its Turandot to the beachThis is the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari that has been making all the headlines about using Google Glass in a one-off Turandot in Sardinia. We’ve never seen them on stage, but they look pretty fit – and sound pretty good – on the beach.
 

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Theft alert: precious oboe stolen in Montreal

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Theft alert: precious oboe stolen in MontrealRon Cohen Mann left New York for Montreal to spend the summer with a local orchestra. He tells Slipped Disc:
‘I had just played a concert with L’Orchestre de la Francophonie at Place des Arts in Montreal and was having a snack at the Café when I noticed that my backpack with my oboe was no longer at my side…

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VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) – French-American conductor Marc Minkowski loves music and his second passion is horses, so he is combining the two at a concert that will open the annual Mozart Week festival in Salzburg next year.

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Music Review: Louis Langrée and Richard Goode Featured at Mostly MozartAt the opening night of Mostly Mozart, the festival’s orchestra performed the “Don Giovanni” Overture, a Mozart piano concerto and the “Jupiter” Symphony.

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