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October: sounds from another world + MORE

This is the Russian pianist Lev Oborin playing 'October - Autumn Song' from Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, filmed in 1971. It's mesmerisingly wonderful. Sounds - and images - from another world altogether...This remarkable piano cycle - still desperately underrated - was commissioned by the editor of a .... More »
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Prom 58: Richard Strauss's Salome + MORE

Nina Stemme Richard Strauss Salome; Nina Stemme, Doris Soffel, Burkhard Ulrich, Samuel Youn, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 30 2014 Star rating: 5.0Lithe, youthful and intensely dramatic performance of the title role, .... More »
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Have baton, will travel + MORE

Russian-born pianist and conductor Natalia Raspopova will join the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as its assistant conductor..... More »
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Just-in: Trudeau says Hi to classical music magazine + MORE

The Canadian PM salutes a local magazine with which we have longstanding ties: It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to the readers of the ­magazine La Scena Musicale on its 20th ­anniversary. La Scena Musicale is a Canadian classical music and arts reference that promotes .... More »
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Susanne Mentzer: Breaking the Sound Barrier + MORE

I go around and around about classical music and opera not being popular, especially with younger audiences. It really bugs me. How do you get them to enjoy it and not make it feel so foreign? Read more: From the Top, Television, Radio, Classical Music, Arts Education, Opera, Arts News.... More »
It's the only good bit in the whole thingIs it my imagination or is the composer anniversary bandwagon finally running out of steam? Today is the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’ birth. But where is the wall to wall Strauss on BBC Radio 3, and where are the Richard and Pauline cufflinks and Rosenkavalier iPhone covers? But the purpose of this post is not to wallow in schadenfreude…

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Critic’s Notebook: Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano ConcertosYefim Bronfman, who will play all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, explains how he approaches the work, starting with the Fourth Concerto.

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News from down under

– parterre.com

News from down under“Kiwi opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes is reportedly involved in a sex tape scandal involving an unknown woman. The partner of Australian TV actress Lisa McCune was apparently filmed engaging in sexual acts with a brunette woman.” [International Business Times]

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‘Anya17’ explores sex trade evils seen in Eastern Europe

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Strauss’s Feuersnot: A Strong Performance All Around

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Strauss: Feuersnot, Dresdner Festspielorchester, Staatsopernchor Dresden, Kinderchor der Singakademie Dresden, Stefan Klingele (conductor), Residenzschloss, Dresden, 7.6.2014 (JMI)   Cast: Diemut: Rachel Willis-Sørensen Kunrad: Tómas Tómasson Schweiker: Jürgen Müller Ortolf: Michael Eder Elsbeth: Angela Liebold Wigelis: Simone Schröder Margret: Carolina Ullrich Pöschel: Tilman Rönnebeck Hämmerlein: Matthias Henneberg Kofel: Gunyong Na Kunz: Tomislav Lucic Ortlieb: Rainer Maria […]

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#lso110

– blog.lso.co.uk

#lso110Yesterday on 9 June 2014 the LSO celebrated 110 years since its first concert on 9 June 1904, and we marked the occasion with a series of tweets of interesting facts about the LSO dug out of the less explored corners of our archive.
We have been thinking a lot about our archives recently, because we increasingly feel that it’s important for our present and future to know where the Orchestra has come from and why the company is like it is…

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CD Spotlight. Deeply Moving

– www.mvdaily.com

Brahms’ German Requiem, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… searching depth and abiding consolation …’

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There’s no questioning the Russian pianist’s virtuosity – but subtlety was in short supply in this performance of works by Schubert and Scriabin

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Richard Strauss: 150th birthday playlist

– www.classical-music.com

Today marks Richard Strauss's 150th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, we have created a playlist of essential Strauss listening, featuring ten highlights from the great composer's musical works…

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Evgeny Kissin review  a monochrome sound and no bigger pictureTeenage Kissin’s brittle brilliance has not grown profound now that he’s in his 40s: there’s no real musical insight to his technically immaculate playingIt is 12 years since I last heard Evgeny Kissin give a recital, and going to hear him again in a programme of Schubert and Scriabin was a triumph for hope over experience: the hope that the apparently boundless potential that Kissin displayed when he first played in Britain as a teenager in the late 1980s might have matured into something genuinely profound, and that the brittle brilliance of his technique might be underpinned by real musical insights…

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Shadwell Opera take the Arts Theatre to the Penal ColonyEnterprising young opera company Shadwell Opera is back with a pair of performances of Philip Glass’s In The Penal Colony. Shadwell Opera will be performing at the Arts Theatre on 16 and 30 June, interrupting the current run of Ghost Stories at the theatre and presenting In The Penal Colony as an installation-style operatic retelling of Franz Kafka’s famously visceral short story…

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Even in his 80th decade, he was still conducting regularly even if he sometimes had to be seated on the podium

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Sad news: Spain’s greatest maestro has died

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Sad news: Spain’s greatest maestro has diedRafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the most successful Spanish conductor of the past century – perhaps of all time – died last night in Pamplona. He was 80 years old and had been suffering from cancer. Last week, he announced his retirement.
 

 
 
Of Austro-German parentage, Frühbeeck was a favourite of General Franco’s (as was the present King) and was known early on as the Caudillo’s Maestro…

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