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Ensemble. Meeting between Civilizations? + MORE

Wolfgang Rihm's 'Die Eroberung von Mexico', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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The Operatic Tenor Juan Diego Flórez Shifts His Tone, and His Persona + MORE

Mr. Flórez, 42, is entering a new vocal phase, singing the role of Edgardo in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” a more heroic character than the ones that made him famous..... More »
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BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London + MORE

Violinists Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo were a virtuoso violin duo in the lunchtime recital, but Strauss fell flat in the evening.... More »
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Wo ist Salome? + MORE

“Kirsten Chambers will make her Met debut in the title role of this evening’s performance of Strauss’s Salome, replacing Patricia Racette, who is ill,” says the Met’s press office. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXAQYixYovY.... More »
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Chicago Composers Orchestra: "Tangents for Chamber Orchestra" of George Walker and "The Party Starter" of Jonathan Bailey Holland Thu. March 9, Roosevelt U. + MORE

George Walker (b. 1922) has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/ and is featured atAfriClassical.comJonathan Bailey Hollandwww.jonathanbaileyholland.com(Sancho Maulion NEA)George Walker forwards this release:Chicago Composers OrchestraCritically acclaimed pianist Marta Aznavoorian join.... More »
Classical music is not good at handling paradigm shifts Back in 2006 I ran a post about the Vienna Symphonic Library, a computer program that uses technology to replicate the sound of an orchestra. My post’s headline quoted the creator of the program Herb Tucmandl, a former cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, as saying “I don’t think orchestras are threatened”…

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Akram Khan Pays Tribute to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

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 Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook, Ben Frost, iTMOi: Akram Khan Company, Sadler’s Wells, London, 10.6.2014 (J.O’D)  Dancers: Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Ching-Ying Chien, Denis ‘Kooné’ Kuhnert, Yen-Ching Lin, T.J. Lowe, Christine Joy Ritter, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Nicola Monaco, Blenard Azizaj, Cheng-An Wu Production: Artistic Director and Choreographer: Akram Khan Composers:Nitin Sawhney, Joceyln Pook, Ben Frost Producer: […]

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Celebrating the life and career of Felicity SmithLast year the young mezzo-soprano Felicity Smith sang the role of Katisha in Co-Opera Co’s production of The Mikado at the Hackney Empire, three days later she died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. Co-Opera Co are initiating a prize in her name, The Felicity Smith Memorial Prize, to support young mezzo-sopranos and to provide a fitting memorial for Felicity…

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Richard Strauss Remembered – BBC classic

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Richard Strauss Remembered - BBC classic“Our future lies in art, especially in music. In times when spiritual goods are rarer than material ones, and egotism, envy and hatred govern the world, music will do much to re-establish love among mankind” – Richard Strauss. born 150 years ago today.How the world has changed since Richard Strauss was born !  Through his music we might come to know the man he was and how he coped with the horrors of what happened around him, for better or worse…

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Great conductor who was also a great matchmaker It was with considerable sadness that I learnt of the death of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the age of 80. It is always very sad when a great musician passes on. However there was also sadness at a personal level. In 1977, while working for EMI, I was involved in the marketing of maestro Fruhbeck de Burgos recording of Mauel de Falla’s opera Atlántida in the posthumous completion by Ernesto Halfter…

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Bomb squad

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Bomb squadVienna never really forgave Erich Wolfgang Korngold for going to work in the movies. When the exiled composer returned from Hollywood after World War 2 to mount a comeback, he was dismissed as a has-been who all too eagerly cast off high art for the commercialism of the silver screen.
Korngold, it must be said, led with his chin by bringing for the occasion Die stumme Serenade (The Silent Serenade), an hybrid opera-Cabaret that mixes elements of golden age film music with high fructose arias, skittering orchestral accompaniments and other démodé effects as comforting as a serving of Mohr im Hemd…

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A Rare Offenbach Work Gets Its UK Premiere at Garsington

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 Offenbach, Vert Vert –  Opéra bouffe in 3 acts (1869): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus/David Parry (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 9.6.2014 Sung in a new English translation by David Parry of the critical edition by Jean-Christoph Keck. Sung items with titles in English…

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Kevin Puts, whose contract extends for three seasons, will begin planning for the next Composer Institute, which will be held in January 2015.

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Links are fixed

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Links are fixed
A thousand apologies. My last two posts, on ornamentation, had bungled links. Due to my misunderstanding of a feature in my FTP software. Very unfortunate, to offer you what I think are stunning examples of ornamentation, and then not let you hear them!
But now the links are fixed, including my favorites, which go to Eva Podles’s vocal fireworks, showing how an 18th century singer might have ornamented the da capo repeat in a Handel aria…

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Anger Over Plan for Electronic Music in Staging Wagner’s ‘Ring’ CycleThe thought of replacing orchestral musicians with digital sounds has prompted at least one strongly worded warning and forced some performers to make a difficult decision.

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The madness of Clive: Gestalt Opera at Peckham AsylumA Sign in Space with Felicity Turner – Photo Andreas Grieger Clive and other stories: Gestalt Arts: Peckham Asylum Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jun 09 2014 Star rating: 4.0Three short new operas by adventurous new opera companyGestalt Arts was founded two years ago as a brave new opera company by Artistic Director Ruth Mariner and Toby Young when they produced ‘The daisy chain’ for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub and Tête a Tête Opera Festival…

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Omaha.com: 'Omaha Symphony music director Wilkins named principal conductor for Hollywood Bowl Orchestra'Thomas WilkinsOmaha.comWednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am By Casey Logan, World-Herald staff writer Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles…

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On Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014, celebrated pianist-composer Marc-André Hamelin performed Morton Feldman’s expansive, penultimate work for solo piano, For Bunita Marcus (1985). The concert took place in the intimate Mazzoleni Concert Hall at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, as part of the inaugural 21C Music Festival…

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