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Heart of darkness + MORE

Barenboim in concert at the RFH. Photo: Chris ChristodoulouYes, it's him again. Them. Barenboim and that piano. I reviewed the final recital of the Schubert series last night for The Arts Desk - and a very extraordinary evening it was.I'm normally loathe to use imagery quite as colourful as suggesti.... More »
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OA dominates Helpmann nominations + MORE

OPERA Australia is in the race for 26 awards, mostly thanks to two big-budget and very different shows..... More »
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Roderick Cox Among Five Conductors in the League of American Orchestras' 2016 National Conductor Preview with the Nashville Symphony May 11 + MORE

Roderick CoxLeague of American Orchestras Showcase to be Available for Streaming Online New York, NY (March 10, 2016) – Five conductors have been selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras' 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor.... More »
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Opera & Classical Music Listings for May 9-15 + MORE

A critical guide to exhibitions and installations in the New York area..... More »
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PBO and SF Opera Adlers + MORE

* Notes * A number of San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows (pictured left) performed with conductor Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra last night at the SFJazz Center. The evening was a delight from beginning to end. The first half of the program featured four instrument.... More »

Yes, Osmo is back. But is he happy?

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Osmo Vanska fought, and fought hard, to return to leading the orchestra he holds so dear, but now he has an enormous triage list. Classical MPR's Brian Newhouse interviews Vanska about the uncertain road ahead.

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Paul Lewis might be seen as a young lion in sheep’s clothing. The Liverpool-born pianist, who turns 42 this month, is slight of build with a head of curls, and large, soulful eyes…

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Speaking of Christopher Rouse…

– www.sequenza21.com

Sign up for the New York Philharmonic’s eNews for a chance to win   a pair of tickets to hear the New York Philharmonic in a concert featuring the World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4 and Violinist Midori on your choice of Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 7:30 PM or Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 8pm at the first-ever NYPHIL BIENNIAL!   2 winners will be selected on May 31, 2014…

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A non-political practical question……

– briandickie.typepad.com

I was listening yesterday evening, on a welcome evening off after my stressful last 36 hours, to a concert by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra concert from the City Halls Glasgow broadcast live by the BBC. A special programme of music by Janacek, Dvorak and Bartok. 
My UK readers will be aware that there is to be a referendum later this year which could make Scotland a separate country, not part of the United Kingdom…

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

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By Banff International String Quartet Competition: Watch and Listen to ten extraordinary performances from the Romantic Round of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition on YouTube.

Performances from BISQC 2013 – Romantic Round

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ArtsBeat: New-Music Concerts for Mother’s Day, Kids WelcomeFamilies with young children are the target audience for a pair of concerts on May 11 organized by the violist and composer Lev Zhurbin.

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London Sinfonietta/Brönnimann review  capers through every conceivable virtuoso loopA genuine concerto, where the soloist dominated proceedings from first to lastHysteresis, the title of Michel van der Aa’s new clarinet concerto which here received its world premiere performance given by Mark van de Wiel with the London Sinfonietta under Baldur Brönnimann – is a term that refers to an apparent sense of memory demonstrated by physical objects, such as metals subjected to magnetisation…

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Swiss Orchestra Brings Adams, Glass, Pärt to Cardiff

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Adams, Glass, Pärt:  Matt Haimovitz (cello), Basel Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 19.4.2014 (PCG) Pärt – These words… (2008) Glass – Cello Concerto No 2 Naqoyqatsi (2012) Adams – Harmonielehre (1985)   Many of the foreign orchestras who play in the international seasons at St David’s Hall seem to […]
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Khovanskygate: A National Enquiry clips

– operacreep.wordpress.com

A nine minute edited selection of clips to convey the electric atmosphere during the latest production by Birmingham Opera Company. Community opera at a grand scale. Blog will follow on the experience.Filed under: Music, Opera Tagged: Birmingham, Birmingham Opera Company, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Graham Vick, Khovanskygate

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Reading List: Warum Oper?

– operaobsession.blogspot.com

The last few weeks of my reading-on-public-transit time have been spent with "Warum Oper?" (Why Opera?) a collection of interviews with opera directors which was published in 2005. Barbara Beyer, herself an opera director, leads 14 conversations circling around this question. "Why opera?" quickly splits into "Why do you dedicate yourself to engaging with opera?" or "Why does (or should) society engage with opera?" The answers provided by those interviewed are remarkable for being both rigorously thought out and intensely personal…

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The burden of the past

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

The burden of the past
Exhibit A:
A question asked at a panel discussion on the future of classical music. I’m paraphrasing, but the questioner said we hadn’t been talking about our subject. We’d been talking about ways that classical music could change. But then we’re not talking about classical music. We’re talking about the future of something else…

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Opera Lafayette Celebrates Rameau

– ionarts.blogspot.com

This review is an Ionarts exclusive.

Harpsichordist Olivier BaumontJean-Philippe Rameau died in 1764, 250 years ago this year. Opera Lafayette is marking the year with two performances, one on either side of the anniversary (September 12). If you missed Wednesday night’s "Salon"-style selection of chamber and vocal music, the better part of this double celebration remains for this fall, a

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