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Maestro move: Sanderling quits over budget cut + MORE

Michael Sanderling told the mayor of Dresden today that he will leave when his contract expires in 2019. Sanderling, 49, is upset that the first he heard about cut to the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra’s budget was in the local press. He has been music director since 2011. press statement: Ve.... More »
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2015 Paul Revere Awards & Other MPA Annual Meeting Highlights + MORE

Among the first-prize winners in these annual engraving awards presented by the Music Publishers Association were two of the final works of Elliott Carter (1908-2012) Composer Mohammed Fairouz also presented the MPA's lifetime achievement award to Ralph Peer II of Peermusic..... More »
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We could live and learn, given half a chance... + MORE Jan 15th

This is my latest Soapbox post for Amati.com: http://www.amati.com/articles/1053-we-could-live-and-learn-given-half-a-chance.htmlThe gist of it is that classical music's obsession with attracting youth may be a little misplaced....... More »
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Ionarts at Large: Blomstedt and Pires in San Francisco + MORE

Many thanks to Robert R. Reilly for this review from Davies Hall in San Francisco. Bruckner, Symphonies 1-9, Cologne RSO, G. Wand Bruckner, Symphonies, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, H. Blomstedt Last Thursday, February 25, 2016, I joined a largely geriatric crowd (meant descriptively, not crit.... More »
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Six of the best: Schubert songs + MORE

Rating:  0 Schubert's body of work includes over 600 songs for voice and piano. That number alone is vastly impressive - many composers fail to reach that number of comp.... More »
Patron Group Attempts To Help Dislodge MOA From Orchestra Hall

The latest news out of the labor relations scorched earth that is the Minnesota Orchestra Association (MOA) is an effort from the patron advocate group Save Our Symphony Minnesota (SOSMN) to pressure the city of Minneapolis to kick the MOA out of Orchestra Hall for defaulting on lease terms.
The 1/03/2014 edition of MinnPost…

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With songs like the dubstep-influenced “Radioactive” dominating the airwaves, you might not expect an Imagine Dragons cover to consist simply of three…
Read more: Demons Cover, Classical Music, Demons, Video, Demons Classical Version, Imagine Dragons Demons, Simply Three, Imagine Dragons, Imagine Dragons Cover, Song Cover, Entertainment News

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Plying her trade

– parterre.com

Plying her trade“Renowned soprano Renée Fleming demonstrates how she can treat a song like a mini-opera.”

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TT: Snapshot

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: (This is the latest in a…

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Shostakovich Songs Pale Beside Mahler’s

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Mahler and Shostakovich: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 7.1.2014 (MB) Mahler – Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft Shostakovich – Morning Mahler – Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen Shostakovich – Separation Mahler – Es sungen drei Engel einen süßen Gesang Das irdische Leben Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen […]

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5 questions to Isaac Thompson (Director of Artistic Planning, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)During the 2012-13 season, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presented two concerts that caught my attention. The concerts included Berio’s Sinfonia and Lutoslawski’s Concerto for Orchestra. The bravura of the programming raised some questions in my mind. While the Orchestra currently faces the financial hardships that threaten their existence, I sincerely hope that they rally and that their brave programming continues…

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Rameau: Les Surprises de l'Amour – reviewPochon/Deshayes/Brahim-Djelloul/Bou/Les Nouveaux Caractères/d’Hérin(Glossa)The definitive version of Rameau’s Les Surprises de l’Amour was first performed in Paris in 1758, though the work began life as a small-scale entertainment of the same name written a decade earlier for Madame de Pompadour’s private theatre in Versailles…

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Luxembourg pianist Cathy Krier has immersed herself in the piano music of Leos Janacek. On her new recording she shares that music, along with the story of a composer who wrote authentic music that was ahead of its time.

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Used Bin Troll Tweets E.

– www.lafolia.com

Used Bin Troll Tweets E.Ethelbert Nevin[January 2014.]André JOLIVET: Symphony No. 3 (1964)1; Piano Concerto (1949-50)2; Cello Concerto No. 1 (1962)3. Lucette Descaves2 (pno), André Navarra3 (vlc), Orchestre National de France1,3, André Jolivet1,3 (cond.), Orchestre Radio-Symphonique de Strasbourg2, Ernest Bour2 (cond.). Solstice SOCD 81 (1 CD) (http://www…

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Alternating songs by Mahler and Shostakovich, this recital took death as its theme, with ultra-sensitive performances from bass-baritone and pianist

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Rafal Blechacz wins 2014 Gilmore Artist Award

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The 2014 Gilmore Artist Award goes to 28 year-old Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz.

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Scotland exports Sistema kids to Venezuela

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Scotland exports Sistema kids to VenezuelaAn ensemble of 52 children from the Straploch estate, where Gustavo Dudamel conducted just before the 2012 Olympics, are being flown to Caracas to show off the music they make. More than 450 children and 50 adults on the deprived estate in Stirling have benefited from Sistema education. Here’s a BBC report.

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Playlist.

– nightafternight.blogs.com

Hannah Hoch – Floeberg (Bandcamp)
Rapoon – Seeds in the Tide, Volume 2 (Zoharum > Bandcamp)
The Fierce and the Dead – Spooky Action (Bad Elephant > Bandcamp)
Clime – Paleochannels (S.I.N.K. CDs > Bandcamp)
King Crimson – The Town Hall, New York, NY, June 4, 1995 (DGMLive)
The Impressions – Complete A- and B-Sides 1961-1968 (Fontana)
Daron Hagen – Shining Brow – Robert Orth, Brenda Harris, Robert Frankenberry, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus/JoAnn Falletta (Naxos)
The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (Deluxe Edition) (Mercury)
Yes – NYCB Theater at Westbury, Westbury, NY, July 31, 2013 (audience recording)
Antoine Beuger - calme étendue (spinoza) (Edition Wandelweiser)
Burkhard Schlothauer – abregistrierien – Eva-Maria Houben (Edition Wandelweiser)
Ben Owen – Birds and Water, 1 (Notice Recordings)
Anne Guthrie – so it's inverted, occupying the same position as always (Notice Recordings)
Coppice – Pied (Notice Recordings)
Seth Cluett – wound of this deep blue…

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