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Regna tristezza sul destino mio + MORE

Our dear and invaluable Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin offers us a new classic this week, a live recording of Anna Netrebko‘s collaboration with Riccardo Muti on Manon Lescaut. Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut Opera di Roma Riccardo Muti, conductor 02 March 2014 Manon Lescaut – Anna Netrebko .... More »
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ArtsBeat: Armory to Offer Works by Laurie Anderson and Marina Abramovic + MORE

The Park Avenue Armory’s 2015 season will include the latest installment of Laurie Anderson’s “Language of the Future” series and a collaboration between Marina Abramovic and the pianist Igor Levit..... More »
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Celebrating 25 year's of Sound Investment at BCMG + MORE

BCMG's oboist Melinda Maxwell with Sound Investors - photo BCMGToday (Saturday 10 December 2016), Thomas Adès will be conducting the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) in a very special concert. At the CBSO Centre, Birmingham they will be celebrating 25 years of BCMG's pioneering Sound Inve.... More »
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Ensemble. Luxuriant Orchestration + MORE

Mozart's 'Idomeneo', heard by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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Daniel Asia: Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Lerdahl String Quartets, 1-3 + MORE

There is a pedagogic nature to the writing, as the pieces teach you what they are about as they go along, and they are written in spiral form, whereby each successive phrase, and quartet, is an elaboration or development on the previous. Read more: New Music, Best New Music, Classical M.... More »
Robert W. Wilson, 1927–2013Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide. Bloomberg reports that the philanthropist died December 23 after leaping from his 16th-floor residence at the San Remo apartment building on Manhattan’s Central Park West. He was 87.

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New Bolshoi crisis: They can’t find a conductor for Tsar’s BrideVasily Sinaisky’s walkout as chief conductor three weeks ago has left a huge hole in the schedule. There’s a signature new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s royalist opera coming up in February and no-one’s available to conduct it. Ria-Novosty reports that the embattled chief exec Vladimir Urin has asked the veteran Vladimir Fedoseyev, but he’s too busy…

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from Dec. 24 to 31 Tuesday, 9 am: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from Cambridge, England. Tuesday, 11 am: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Tuesday, 5 pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (repeat). Thursday, 3 pm hour:…

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Christmas is upon us and holiday cheer is hopefully in full swing for everyone. But if you’d like to up your merriment ante even more, we have this be…
Read more: Classical Music, Mashup, Ericthaynemusic, Video, Cello, Eric Thayne, Christmas, Christmas Music, Maddie Merchant, Christmas Medley 2013, Mashups, Piano, Entertainment News

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A Very Wagnerian Christmas Present: Siegfried IdyllNever let it be said  that we would forget about the many, many thousands of you that find things of interest here each month. For putting up with our verbose ramblings alone, we must wish you a good and peaceful holiday and even better, Wagnerian,  new year. Indeed, while 2013 may have been Wagner’s bicentennial year we can assure you that 2014 has even more interesting things in store…

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Merry Christmas from Entartete Musik

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Merry Christmas from Entartete MusikThis is to wish all readers of Entartete Musik a very happy Christmas and a fruitful 2014. It has been great to share a number of stories over the past year. Among your favourites were reports of new operas at the Royal Opera House, the announcement of the LPO’s premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony in 2014, Tammam Azzam’s sadly imaginary Klimt in Syria, thoughts on the German TV programme Unserer Mütter, unsere Väter (coming to the BBC this Winter), the 100th anniversary of the Skandalkonzert, sad news of Sir Colin Davis’s death, a review of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby adaptation, my response to Thielemann’s Ring, astonishment at the Russian cultural minister’s pronouncement that Tchaikovsky was not gay and news that Britten was to adorn the 50p piece…

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Others who made the top 10: Jeremy Denk, San Francisco Symphony and even Keith Jarrett.

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Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas Eve

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Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas EveRobert Wilson, a hedge-fund mogul who used to be chairman of New York City Opera, jumped to his death from his 16th floor apartment in Central Park West. Wilson, 87, had suffered a stroke six months ago. Detroit born and divorced for the past 35 years, he had given much of his fortune to charities, […]

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Gotham Chamber Opera Has Rare Works and Many VenuesGotham Chamber Opera, with its roving productions and unusual repertoire, resembles City Opera in its final years, except for the money woes.    

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Power to Burn

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Power to BurnIs there any finer musical evocation of the entire cast of the Christmas story than Messiaen’s ‘Dieu parmi nous’, the toccata with which he ends La Nativité du Seigneur? I must admit that it’s something of a touchstone for me, having been my audition piece for the organ scholarship to Oxford. Yet each time I hear it, as I just did (almost complete) from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, I am wowed…

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Music Review: The Met Orchestra Performs Mahler at Carnegie HallPeter Mattei, backed by the Met Orchestra, brought his baritone to Mahler’s work at Carnegie Hall.    

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Placido Domingo and Frederica von Stade are among the special guests at a San Francisco Symphony concert

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