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This week: concerts in New York (May 25 – May 31, 2015) + MORE

American Immersion | Clemens Gadenstätter The ACFNY teams up with Talea Ensemble to present the third installment of their annual.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Dutoit and the Suisse Romande + MORE

V. d'Indy, Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français (inter alia), M. Helmchen, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, M. Janowski (PentaTone, 2011) [Review]Charles T. Downey, Geneva orchestra at Kennedy Center shines with Debussy, Stravinsky (Washington Post, February 23) When Charles Dutoit filled the.... More »
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Bryn Plus + MORE

I had a wonderful interview with Bryn Terfel last week and it is in today's Independent, here. Bryn sings the lead in Der fliegende Holländer at Covent Garden, opening tonight.Here are a few bonus bits of the interview.Bryn on...Andris Nelsons (who conducts the Wagner tonight):"The first time I met.... More »
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The 1945 Victory Symphony Contest in the Daily Express: The Premieres + MORE

The Daily Mail (10 June 1946) reported on the success of their rival newspaper’s Victory Symphony competition. Ralph Hill insisted that the paper has to be congratulated on its success in bringing to ‘the notice of the musical public two gifted young composers, Cedric Thorpe Davie and Bernard St.... More »

Handel Xerxes ENO

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

“Alice Coote’s Xerxes was superbly sung, covering the full range from the short lyric arias through the virtuoso bluff and bluster to the intense pain of the extended da capo arias. Coote has a very personal way with Handel and her performance was a very individual one. Musically she took her time over some things, but showed herself equally capable of bravura passagework…

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John Malveaux: EURWeb.com: 'Joe Sample Wake and Viewing Information'Joe SampleJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com sends this link:Electronic Urban Report *As we previously reported, legendary musician/pianist Joe Sample died last Friday in Houston at age 75. The cause of death was revealed as lung cancer.Now we have news of his wake and viewing. See the info belowJoe Sample Wake and Viewing:Friday, September 19thThere will be a wake and viewing open to the general public…

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Not much clickbait in this post

– www.overgrownpath.com

Not much clickbait in this postA footnote in the newly published Resonances of the Raj: India in the English Musical Imagination,1897-1947 refers to my anecdote about Alex Ross broadcasting Kaikhosru Sorabji’s monumental Opus Clavicembalisticum on Harvard’s student radio station WHRB shortly after the composer’s death in 1988. The anecdote appeared in a post titled Talk about immortal masterpieces is rather ridiculous, and the book’s author Nalini Ghuman deserve praise for shunning immortal masterpieces and, instead, devoting a scholarly but readable volume to dispelling the myth that Indian music was ‘discovered’ in the post-colonial era…

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This gala programme of Italian film music from movies such as ‘La dolce vita’ and ‘Il Postino’ was pleasing but largely insubstantial

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Handel's Xerxes

– www.planethugill.com

Handel's XerxesAlice Coote as Xerxes Handel Xerxes; Alice Coote, Sarah Tynan, Andrew Watts, cond: Michael Hofstetter; English National Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 15 2014 Star rating: 4.5Fine revival of Nicholas Hytner’s classic productionNicholas Hytner’s production of Handel’s Xerxes (Serse) at English National Opera (ENO) is nearly 30 years old, and is the oldest production in ENO’s stable…

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Composer, vocalist, and curator-producer Nick Hallett presents a concert of his songs later this month at Joe’s Pub, curiously titled Hallettiade, in the vein of Schubert’s legendary salons. We talked with him about the community he is creating for this evening, along with other highlights of his fall season…

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Souffler les bougies : L'année Rameau

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Souffler les bougies : L'année RameauBlow out the candles It’s Rameau’s 250th birthday on 25th September. To celebrate Arte TV is screening four classic productionsAll of these are very well known, so anyone with theslightest interest in Rameau will have seen them already. But my goodness, they are so good that you want to enjoy them ovrr and over…

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Czech-born composer, conductor and teacher Antonín Tucapský died in September 2014, aged eighty-six

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 14 CD review  Robin Ticciati delivers an irresistible performanceScottish CO/Ticciati(Linn, 2 CDs)Robin Ticciatis Schumann cycle is the third complete set to appear in the last six months, following Yannick Nézet-Séguins version with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe for Deutsche Grammophon and Simon Rattles with the Berlin Philharmoniker on the orchestras own label…

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A Perfect Match: Puccini and Kelly Kaduce

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Kelly Kaduce and Dale Johnson of the Minnesota Opera perform music from <em>Manon Lescaut</em>, which airs Wednesday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m., on Classical MPR.

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Music Review: New York Philharmonic Begins Season at the MoviesThe New York Philharmonic began its season on Tuesday with music from Italian movies and help from Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell and Josh Groban.

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Chailly wins Record of the Year

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Chailly wins Record of the YearThe Gramophone magazine awards have been announced:
 
 

 
 
 
 
·         Sir James Galway awarded Lifetime Achievement
 
·         Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the world’s oldest orchestra, win Recording of the Year for Brahms symphony cycle – 150 years after relationship with composer began
·         Sir Neville Marriner awarded Outstanding Achievement in his 90th year
 
·         Leonidas Kavakos crowned Artist of the Year in international public vote
Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig’s monumental cycle of Brahms’s four symphonies has been crowned Recording of the Year and was presented to the conductor at the event…

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Can we divine the future of classical music? Amidst the falling popularity of orchestras and the financial instability of historic institutions, the d…
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