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West End star Louise Plowright needs life-saving help from you, now. + MORE

First, this is what you need to know: Louise Plowright, a fantastically talented singer and actress who has appeared in many West End musicals, has pancreatic cancer which isn’t treatable in the United Kingdom. She needs help if she is going to survive. Her equally fantastically talented sist.... More »
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VIDEO: When Japanese and Western concertos collide + MORE

Miyabi, a brand new violin concerto, combines Japanese and western musical tradition.... More »
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Mahler's First Symphony: Victory and Paradise + MORE

Gustav Mahler’s symphonies rank among the most challenging and rewarding pieces of orchestral music ever composed. If you listen to them often and gain the familiarity that comes with repeated hearings, you will gain a deep understanding of music that is inspirational and spiritually rewarding —.... More »
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Classical Music News - Renaud Capuçon + MORE

French violinist Renaud Capuçon renews his exclusive contract with Erato.... More »
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Hallé/Elder review – Elgar's first mesmerises from the very start + MORE

Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterPutting the composer’s majestic symphony at the top of the bill was an excellent decision in a revealing, if unorthodox, evening For the opening concert of the Hallé’s three-day Elgar mini festival, Mark Elder felt compelled to make an announcement to assure us there.... More »
By The Weekend Vote: Playing in a long-term chamber group, such as a quartet, can be one of the most rewarding kinds of musical experiences of a lifetime.

Yet, the whole endeavor is dependent on four people being musically compatible, being able to get along personally in a variety of situations, being in-sync with their goals as a musical group, and being able to handle the logistics of organizing themselves for rehearsals, coachings and gigs…

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What quantum entanglement can teach classical musicThe most profound scientific discovery of all time – anticipated by Einstein, formulated in Bell’s Theorem, and confirmed by the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment – is that the universe is nonlocal. What this comes down to in layman’s language is something like this: if you separate two particles that have been paired and give one of them a downward spin, its partner simultaneously spins upward…

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CD Spotlight. A Short Straw?

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Skrowaczewski conducts Brahms, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… Brahms’ sonic architecture is overlooked.’

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Your Chance to Applaud Osmo

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Email from San Francisco Symphony reminds me that I have a ticket to see Osmo Vänskä conduct this tasty program on February 1:Daniil Trifonov pianoSan Francisco SymphonySibelius Night Ride and SunriseRachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of PaganiniStravinsky Symphonies of Wind InstrumentsSibelius Symphony No…

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Chicago Modern Orchestra Project: 'The Momentous Decree: Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martln Luther King, Jr.' 7 PM, Jan. 18, 2014, Dominican Univ.Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine, www.washingtonlife.com sends this link:January 18, 2014 7 p.m.Dominican University Performing Arts Center7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IllinoisFeaturing Chicago Premieres:Greg Wramage  In Shadows…In SilenceRenee’ Baker Freedom MarchGuest Artists:Roderick Hawkins and Taylor Carter, Soprano

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Relativity

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RelativityBut surely it only feels that long?

Fledermaus ballet photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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John Rutter: Partita for orchestra

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Many people will be listening to, and singing the music of, John Rutter over the coming few weeks.  He is now traditionally regarded as ‘Mr Christmas’ in the musical world. Certainly sales of his delightful Christmas carols will have made a strong impression on his bank account.  Yet there is another side to this composer which has been largely ignored not only by the general public, but the by composer himself…

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Best Recordings of 2013 (#8)

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High time for a review of classical CDs that were outstanding in 2013. My lists for the previous years: 2012, 2011, (2011 – “Almost”), 2010, (2010 – “Almost”), 2009, (2009 – “Almost”), 2008, (2008 – "Almost") 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
# 8 – New Release
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantatas BWV 30, 69, 191 (Volume 55), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (director), BIS SACD 2031

J…

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The face of a soprano: Fornasetti’s obsession with Lina CavalieriPiero Fornasetti with some of his plates
“Variation is not only a noble endeavour or a musical exercise, but also an intellectual tradition and virtuosity of the imagination,”
said Giò Ponti, Italian architect and designer, and close friend of Piero Fornasetti, the man whose obsession with the face of soprano Lina Cavalieri, his theme, led to more than 350 variations on plates, glasses, paperweights and candlesticks…

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Opera Review: ‘La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers’ at St. Paul’s ChapelThe Gotham Chamber Opera performed the hourlong “La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers” at St. Paul’s Chapel.    

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Music Review: Yefim Bronfman Performs With the PhilharmonicThe New York Philharmonic is providing a chance to hear one of the 2011-12 season’s most prominent new works, Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 2.    

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