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Latest on Forbes: NSO, Eschenbach & Lang Lang hit Vienna + MORE

Backstage w/@NSOtweets in Vienna. Trunk for music if royalty or octogenarians come?#over… https://t.co/vphYO3EqVM pic.twitter.com/aX0JNDALWR— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) February 10, 2016 Washington's National Symphony And Lang Lang In Vienna ...BA-Dam!! Christopher Rouse rips the score o.... More »
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Ask Alice + MORE

On the late Christine Jackson, with Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh.... More »

Classical Music News - Edward Greenfield + MORE

English music critic Edward Greenfield died in July 2015, aged eighty-six.... More »
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Carlo Bergonzi, Masterful Operatic Tenor, Dies at 90 + MORE

Mr. Bergonzi, small and admittedly without leading-man looks or acting skills, was considered to have a vocal elegance that more than compensated for perceived shortcomings..... More »
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Ensemble. Meeting between Civilizations? + MORE

Wolfgang Rihm's 'Die Eroberung von Mexico', reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »

A Hänsel und Gretel for Adults, not Children

– www.seenandheard-international.com

   Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Glyndebourne Touring Opera / Ilyich Rivas (conductor),     New Victoria Theatre, Woking, Surrey, 29.10.2013. (JPr)  Cast: Hänsel: Victoria Yarovaya Gretel: Andriana Chuchman Mother: Anne Mason Father: Stephen Gadd Witch: Colin Judson Sandman: Lauren Easton Dew Fairy: Angharad Morgan Production: Director: Laurent Pelly Revival Director: James Bonas Designer: Barbara de Limburg Lighting […]The post A Hänsel und Gretel for Adults, not Children appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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The demise of New York City Opera has left a gap that could be filled by this enterprising, ambitious and idealistic little company

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in the New York area.    

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Jackie Kennedy writes him a letter about ‘your Mahler’ at four in the morningThe vital new collection of Leonard Bernstein letters delivers revelations of the most intimate nature on virtually every page. Here’s my review in Standpoint magazine.

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Now 34, conductor Alexander Shelley will become music director of the Ottawa-based orchestra in 2015

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Hurrah for Wexford Festival, which has exhumed two rarely heard one-act operas by Massenet, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Almost a year after it started, András Schiff’s Bach project in New York is finally coming to its conclusion. He began on the Upper East Side, at 92Y, with both books of The Well-Tempered Clavier. His performance of Book I, I wrote, was “of the highest quality and depth of thought”. Hurricane Sandy split the two concerts, and after the waters subsided Schiff was on more monastic form for Book II, in a recital that “felt just plain wrong, almost voyeuristic” in its “purgative, deeply personal flavor”…

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Wozzeck, Royal Opera House, review

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Forget the stars – listen to the orchestra, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Francesco Meli in Britten and Liszt

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Francesco Meli in Britten and Liszt

This new recital from Italian tenor Francesco Meli and pianist Matteo Pais for Rosenblatt Recitals on Ops Arte has been some time in the making, the original recordings were made in 2009. The disc combines live recordings from Meli’s 2009 and 2007 Rosenblatt Recitals at St. Johns Smith Square, with studio recordings made in 2009…

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The Curious Case Of Carlos’ Compensation

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The Curious Case Of Carlos’ Compensation

There’s an intriguing discussion brewing in Portland, OR where Oregon Arts Watch executive editor, Barry Johnson, ran into a brick wall while attempting to verify the annual compensation for Oregon Symphony music director Carlos Kalmar. It started with an article by Johnson on 10/29/2013 that reported on the conductor’s contract being extended through June, 2018 which also referenced a corresponding compensation figure from Adaptistration’s 2013 Compensation Reports…

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No Proselytizing

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Email sent in response to a comment, which was not from a regular reader:Dear [redacted]:You have attempted to proselytize for Christianity in a comment on my classical music blog, Iron Tongue of Midnight.I must ask whether you read the blog posting to which you attempted to post. It is about the sexual abuse of minors at the Royal Northern College of Music and Chetham’s Music School in Great Britain…

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Ask Alice

– www.mvdaily.com

An acute sense of political foreboding, and thinking outside the box with regard to practice time, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Countdown: The Top 13 Creepy Classics

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Grab some candy and tune in as we count down your top 13 scariest pieces of classical music.

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