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The finest Fidelio there ever was…. + MORE

We introduced you a while back to the overture of Klaus Tennstedt’s inimitable January 1984 performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio at the Metropolitan Opera. Now, an alert reader, Jürgen Irps, has come up with the complete radio broadcast of the opera. Save it, treasure it, share it. .... More »
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Anna Netrebko Triumphs Once Again As Anna Bolena + MORE

 Donizetti: Anna Bolena, Wiener Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus, Andriy Yurkevich (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 10.4.2015 (JMI) Cast: Anna Bolena: Anna Netrebko Percy: Celso Albelo Giovanna Seymour: Ekaterina Semenchuk Enrico VIII: Luca Pisaroni Smeton: Margarita Gritskova Lord Rochefort: Dan Pa.... More »
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ENO up for classical music award + MORE

The English National Opera is up for a Royal Philharmonic Society award, while there are double nominations for the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Royal Opera House and the Arditti Quartet..... More »
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How to run an opera without an artistic director + MORE

Lyric Opera of Kansas City thinks it can, firing Ward Holmquist after 17 years in charge. Statement from the chairman, Kenneth Hager: ‘Lyric Opera of Kansas City is reorganizing along the lines of standard industry structure for the purpose of improved effectiveness and efficiency in our opera.... More »
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Classical music’s dirty little secret + MORE

ALLEGATIONS of sexual abuse in music schools are being investigated..... More »

Magda Olivero obituary

– www.guardian.co.uk

Magda Olivero obituaryItalian prima donna with one of the longest careers in the history of operaThe Italian prima donna Magda Olivero, who has died aged 104, had one of the most remarkable careers of the 20th century, above all as a leading exponent of the often-derided art of the verismo soprano. The post-Romantic realism of the verismo movemement in Italian opera, notably in works by Giacomo Puccini, Francesco Cilea, Franco Alfano, Umberto Giordano and Pietro Mascagni, provided an outlet ideally suited to her compelling presence, and brought her a great following…

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The production has its flaws, but the vocal thrills between Jamie Barton and Sondra Radvanovsky were of the sort that make opera fans for life

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More composers in fast cars

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

More composers in fast carsThese five come courtesy of Mogens Madsen and Bart Diels, to add to our original collection pack.
First, that Danish racer Carl Nielsen…

followed by Mr & Mrs Paul Hindemith in an open top (she won’t give up the wheel),

Roberto Gerhard out for a ride with his brother,

and Hans-Werner Henze in a getaway car after the riotous 1968 première of his oratorio ‘Das Floß der Medusa’, dedicated to Che Guevara…

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Petite homage to Beethoven

– www.theaustralian.com.au

A pair of fabulous pianists, together with a conductor who really knows his Beethoven, are making good of this tiny event.

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Throughout his political career, Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has been a notable advocate for arts organizations, especially local classical-music groups both large and small. He has spoken at concerts and even tried his hand at guest conducting on a number of occasions.

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Is classical music dying? Actually, it's finding new life onlineBy Robert Niles: Can classical music survive? The future seems grim, with so many record stores having closed and classical music labels cutting back their rosters and promotional budgets. Every year brings a new round of orchestras locked out or on strike, it seems, as pay for musicians in many surviving orchestras declines…

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Nicole Cabell – Chanson d'avril

– www.planethugill.com

Nicole Cabell - Chanson d'avril Songs by Bizet, Duparc, Liszt, Ravel; Nicole Cabell, Craig Terry; Delos Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 03 2014 Star rating: 4.0Survey of French melodies with the known and lesser known from the American lyric sopranoSoprano Nicole Cabell won the BBC Singer of the World Competition in Cardiff in 2005 and has since then made a name for herself as a lyric soprano with a nice line in the more coloratura end of the market (I remember a notable appearance in Halevy’s La Juive in concert with the Royal Opera House a few years ago and she has since returned for Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Perles)…

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  BBC Prom 75 –  Cerha, Beethoven: Christina Landshamer (soprano), Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Steve Davislim (tenor), Dmitry Belosselskiy (bass), Leipzig Gewandhaus Choir and Children’s Choir, Leipzig Opera Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 12…

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Music lessons will be dominated by “dead white Germans” as a result of the Government’s planned exam reforms, musicians have claimed.

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In the bunraku play adapted for kabuki Kokusen’ya Kassen (The Battles of Coxinga), the warrior Watounai and his mother Nagisa are sent to China in order to offer General Kanki alliance in their common purpose of restoring the Ming Dinasty. When they arrive at the gates of Shishigajou Castle, there is a problem: according to the law, foreigners are not allowed inside…

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Prom 75: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Gilbert review  one of the best-sung Beethoven Ninths in yearsPerforming under the baton of Alan Gilbert, the Gewandhaus only gradually found Beethovens fire, with clear and controlled playing in the earlier movements giving way to an explosive choral finaleThe Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra arrived at the Proms without its kapellmeister, Riccardo Chailly, who cancelled his summer engagements after injuring his arm earlier this year…

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 BBC Prom 73 –  Mahler: Gerhild Romberger (mezzo-soprano), Leipzig Opera and Gewandhaus Choir (women’s voices), Leipzig Gewandhaus Children’s Choir, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Alan Gilbert (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.9.2014. (JPr)   Mahler, Symphony No. 3 in D minor It is clear looking around me that some people have no idea what they will be hearing […]

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Mezzo-soprano Béatrice Uria-Monzon joins the Vienna Singverein and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under conductor Myung-Whun Chung

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