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Cheryl North: James Rutherford has his Hans Sachs role down pat + MORE

British baritone replaces an ailing Greer Grimsley in S.F. Opera's production of Wagner's 'Der Meistersinger von Nurnberg'.... More »

Jenůfa, Royal Festival Hall, London — ‘Tenderness and jubilation’ + MORE

Jiří Bělohlávek conducted with passion, while Finnish soprano Karita Mattila owned the title role.... More »

Prom 13: CBeebies Prom - review + MORE

The first prom pitched at the under-fives keeps its young audience entertained with its mix of CBeebies favourites and rousing tunes.Royal Albert Hall, LondonTowards the end of the CBeebies Prom, Bernard Cribbins famous to his young audience as the eponymous hero of Old Jacks Boat announces that h.... More »
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Discovering Pēteris Vasks + MORE

P. Vasks, Piano Trio / Piano Quartet, A. Levitan, Trio Parnassus (Mdg, 2008)Charles T. Downey, A composer lets his work do the talking Washington Post, February 14 In the Leading European Composers series at the Phillips Collection, a composer has the opportunity to give a guided tour of his work. O.... More »

Ezra Sims (1928-2015) + MORE

News comes that the composer Ezra Sims has died.  He was a fixture in Boston New Music and a well-know practitioner of microtonal music, but was always an independent and his music fit into no category other than his own.  Alabama-born, he studied at Harvard and then a Mills College under .... More »

Wide musical horizons

– www.ft.com

The French pianist has brought continental music to Aldeburgh, the most English of festivals. He talks to Laura Battle about not worshipping Benjamin Britten

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Times New Roman in Donizetti? No Way

– minnesota.publicradio.org

If an opera character is reading a book, does the font need to be historically accurate? If the audience can see the font–which they can, in a broadcast to movie theaters–then the answer might be yes. Which, according to a…

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky is from Siberia. He knows from prisoners. He doesn’t take any.

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This series of performances to mark Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday ventures into a place of dark shadows

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Whenever I read about the artistic scandals of the past — the near-riot provoked by Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” for example — I glumly conclude that we have grown so jaded that art has lost its power to appall.

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New video: How to sing Wagner the Gwyneth way

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

New video: How to sing Wagner the Gwyneth wayThe Dame’s back at the Garden, showing new singers how it’s done. So much wisdom to impart.
Keep the top lips over the teeth.

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Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

– www.adaptistration.com

Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

It has been nearly two seasons since the Oregon Symphony started looking for a new executive administrator and after the usual crop of candidates left them struggling to find a viable candidate, the search committee looked outside the box and ended up tapping LA Phil Vice President for Development Scott Showalter as their new President and Chief Executive Officer…

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My take on the coverage of Rosenkavaliergate

– operacreep.wordpress.com

Since last Sunday when the reviews for the production of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne came out a worrying pattern emerged, the major opera critics (FT, Guardian, The Times, Independent, Telegraph) chose to focus on the appearance of Tara Erraught, the bubbly fast rising Irish Mezzo who is cast as Octavian…

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NJ.com: Composer George Walker is Nominee for New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2014 - Vote Online Until June 20George Walker (b. 1922) has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/and is featured at AfriClassical.comNew Jersey Hall of FameThe vote is in your hands. Join thousands of New Jerseyans in choosing the 2014 Inductees to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The thirty-day voting period begins on midnight, May 15, 2014 through midnight, June 20, 2014…

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Music Review: New York Philharmonic With Guest Violinist and ConductorThe violinist Nicola Benedetti, filling in at the New York Philharmonic this week, returned to a showpiece by Szymanowski that won her a BBC award 10 years ago.

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2014 ASCAP Concert Music Awards

– www.newmusicbox.org

Maria Schneider, Paola Prestini, James M. Kendrick, John Nuechterlein and the American Composers Forum, plus the 27 recipients of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, were honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) during its 15th Annual Concert Music Awards.

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New Music Theatre in London this May

– cheyneyk.blogspot.com

New Music Theatre in London this MayOne is able to see new music drama performances in London at almost any time. Usually the summer sees a spike in this sort of activity with the Grimeborn and Tete a Tete opera festivals. However, this May seems to have served up more than our fair share of diverse and probing musical theatrics. Or maybe I’ve just had the opportunity to go to plenty of them…

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Meet…Jeremy Denk. Tomorrow.

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Tomorrow at LSO St Luke’s the one and only Jeremy Denk is giving a recital of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and some of Ligeti’s unbelievable piano Etudes. I am interviewing him on stage afterwards. Please come and join us. Above, a taster. Here’s the website (the talk is not on it, but it is definitely happening!).

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