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Podcast: A dodgy deal. Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. (Mar 18, 2016) + MORE

Quirky, catchy and disturbing, Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale is also one of his most immediately engaging works. Conceived as a rich procession of narration, acting, dancing and instrumental interludes, the work leaves the listener ruminating on its message long after t.... More »
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Announcing Steve Jobs: the opera (who gets to play Glenn Gould?) + MORE

Santa Fe Opera has just announced an opera on the life of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. The composer is Mason Bates, the librettist Mark Campbell. The opera will premiere some time in 2017. Jobs was a Glenn Gould groupie. Who should we nominate for the piano role? .... More »
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Handel - Siroe + MORE

Handel Siroe; Yosemeh Adjei, Anna Dennis, Aleksandra Zamojska, Gottingen Festival Orchestra, Laurence Cummings; Accent Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 14 2014 Star rating: 4.0Lovely dramatic feel to Handel's rarely done 1728 operaHandel's 1728 opera Siroe has not, so far, done well on disc so th.... More »
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Gustavo Dudamel is the force that awakens Star Wars + MORE

Just up on the maestro’s webpage: When John [Williams] called and asked if I would conduct the opening music and closing credits for this historic film, I remember thinking “he’s joking”. John has such a wonderful sense of humor and I somehow thought that there must be a catch. It turns.... More »
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Young Scottish Musicians Reach the Peak of Excellence + MORE

 Three Choirs Festival (10)- Walton, Beamish, Strauss: Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet),  National Youth Orchestra of Scotland / Michael Francis (conductor), The Cathedral, Worcester, 1.8.2014. (RJ) William Walton: Johannesburg Festival Overture Sally Beamish: Trumpet Concerto Richard Strauss: Alpine.... More »
Mathias 80 anniversary with Sinfonia Cymru and Catrin FinchBen Gernon and Catrin FinchSinfonia Cymru is celebrating William Mathias’s 80th anniversary this week, touring a programme which includes Mathias’s Melos. Written for harp and chamber orchestra, the work was premiered in 1977 by Marisa Robles and the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by the composer…

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Jeff Broadbent and Dawngate on Top Score

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Composer Jeff Broadbent chose a colorful palette of instruments to reflect the vibrant world in which 'Dawngate' is set.

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Video Lecture: Das Rheingold

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Video Lecture: Das RheingoldFrom the Wagner Society of Washington. Three parts published so far ( of 7 and part of full series of lectures on RW’s work which can be found by clicking HERE). Fascinating, detailed series. Highly recommendedLecturers: Pianist Jeffrey Swann offers his prized lecture-demonstrations at the piano…

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Boston Ballet @ KC

– ionarts.blogspot.com

(L to R) Lasha Khozashvili and Lia Cirio in D.M.J. 1953-1977, Boston Ballet (photo © Rosalie O’Connor)
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Boston Ballet, a milestone the group is celebrating with a brief run of performances at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Seen last night, the selection made by artistic director Mikko Nissinen highlights his organization’s strengths in the contemporary,

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Garsington Opera's 25th Anniversary : past unites with futureGarsington Opera’s 25th anniversary season starts Friday – some seats still available,. But there’s a lot more to the season than the three operas on offer. Douglas Boyd, Artistic Director, speaks about this year’s programme and about thrilling new developments that could launch Garsington Opera into the next 25 years at the forefront of British country house opera…

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Plane and Berthaud Champion Neglected Bruch

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Robert Plane (clarinet), Lise Berthaud (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 3 June 2014 (PCG) Bartók – Dance Suite (1923) Bruch – Double Concerto for clarinet and viola in E minor, Op.88 (1911) Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op…

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Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick to reunite on BroadwayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will be back together again on Broadway in a revival of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” The ensemble also will include Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F.

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A conductor (F) tells it like it is, at last

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Some potentially explosive stuff in my “Insiders Anonymous” piece for Classical Music Magazine this month: how conducting careers can be made or unmade, especially if you’re a woman…..http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/features/insiders-anonymous-the-female-conductor/

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La Fanciulla del West review  Puccini's gold rush enters the atomic ageOpera Holland Park, LondonIts relocation to an atomic-testing ground in Nevada may not convince, but this production hots up with impressive resultsPuccini’s California gold-rush opera is a terrific score, a pivotal work in his career, and seems at last to be getting the attention it deserves. This season-opening new production in Holland Park is the second of three in the UK this year…

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Puccini’s opera is turned into a slice of quaint camp, says Rupert Christiansen

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This 1950s update of Puccini’s opera benefits from amusing touches and a strong performance from Susannah Glanville in the title role

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5.1 surround concert halls have arrived

– www.overgrownpath.com

5.1 surround concert halls have arrivedThe prediction made here yesterday that reshaping the sound is the key to reshaping the future of classical music is coming true faster than I thought possible. Digital Spy has run a story unveiling a new generation of festival sound systems created by audiophile speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins – see photos…

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A Magnificent Martyrdom

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Dialogues des Carmélites (Royal Opera House, Thursday 29 May 2014)
Blanche de la Force – Sally Matthews
Sister Constance of St Denis – Anna Prohaska
Mother Marie of the Incarnation – Sophie Koch
Madame Lidoine – Emma Bell
Madame de Croissy – Deborah Polaski
Sister Mathilde – Catherine Carnby
Mother Jeanne of the Child Jesus – Elizabeth Sikora
Father Confessor – Alan Oke
Chevalier de la Force – Yann Beuron and Luis Gomes
Marquis de la Force – Thomas Allen
Monsieur Javelinot – John Bernays
First Commissary – David Butt Philip
Second Commissary – Michel de Souza
Thierry – Neil Gillespie
Officer – Ashley Roches
Gaoler – Craig Smith
The Carmelite Nuns – Yvonne Barclay, Katy Batho, Tamsin Coombs,
Eileen Hamilton, Anne Osborne, Deborah Peake Jones, Louise Armit, Andrea Hazell, Elizabeth Key, Kate McCarney & Deborah Pearce…

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