Proms 2013: BBCSO/Vänskä – music review + MORE Sep 6th

Hello! Every day I post a round up of the news, articles and opinions from the global scene that have caught my eye. 

At first glance, it may seem like the world of classical music and opera meanders through the centuries, blissfully ignorant of the changes and developments around it. Refreshingly, not so!

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virtuosos

BBC Proms, Cadogan Hall and Royal Albert Hall, London + MORE

Violinists Janine Jansen and Sakari Oramo were a virtuoso violin duo in the lunchtime recital, but Strauss fell flat in the evening.... More »
maestro

Free Online Course: The Modern and the Postmodern + MORE

Delphin Enjolras. Evening ReadingOf possible interest to those with an interest in Wagner. While it doesn't seem to discuss Wagner himself it certainly seems to examine some who he knew, who knew him or simply had much to say about him. A two part course. It will require registration but we assure y.... More »
symphony news

London Sinfonietta, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London + MORE

For all its philosophical pretensions, a new work from Dutch composer Michel van der Aa was simply a virtuoso clarinet concerto, bristling with life.... More »
symphony news

Maturity Will Come, But Fun is Here Now + MORE Oct 20th

Prokofiev, Chopin, Kapustin, Stravinsky: Yuja Wang (piano), Jordan Hall, Celebrity Series of Boston, Boston, 18.10.13 (DA) Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.3 in A Minor, Op.28 Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B Minor, Op.58 Kapustin: Variations for Piano, Op.41 Chopin: Nocturne in C Minor, Op.48/1; Ballade No.... More »
aria

The leggy movie + MORE

Most of the video releases I receive for review are new performances to me, and any notions I have about them are received ones, which I try to put out of mind. Occasionally I have the opportunity to take a fresh look at something I did see when it premiered, and Nonesuch’s DVD/Blu-ray combo p.... More »

Review: Handel: <i>Saul</i> (Purves, Connolly)

– www.limelightmagazine.com.au

The Sixteen’s kettledrums conquer Handels’ grandest English oratorio.

Continue Reading On www.limelightmagazine.com.au »

Proms 2013: BBCSO/Vänskä - music reviewNot many recordings of contemporary symphonies sell a million copies but in the Nineties Dawn Upshaw’s version of Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs passed that milestone. It’s heard less often today; under Osmo Vänskä’s steady guidance, the BBC Symphony Orchestra rediscovered its freshness.

Continue Reading On www.standard.co.uk »

       Shostakovich, Britten:Berlin Musikfest 2013, Angela Denoke (soprano), Petr Migunov (bass), Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Teodor Currentzis (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 2.9.2013 (MC) Mahler Chamber Orchestra, credit Holger Talinski Shostakovich: Prelude and Scherzo for string octet, Op…

Continue Reading On www.seenandheard-international.com »

ArtsBeat: Il Divo Is Coming to BroadwayThe shows, running from Thursday, Nov. 7, through Wednesday, Nov. 13, with no show on Sunday, will feature songs from classic shows like “Phantom of the Opera,” “Carousel” and “West Side Story.”    

Continue Reading On www.nytimes.com »

The classiest part of Tuesday’s annual black-tie event came in the middle, when actress-singer McDonald inhabited five songs by Bernstein, then five more Broadway numbers, including two by Jule Styne.

Continue Reading On www.mercurynews.com »

What Giulini thought of Furtwängler’s Nazi conduct

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

What Giulini thought of Furtwängler’s Nazi conductChicago psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein once put the question to the Italian maestro. Click here to read his dignified response.

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North Korean Orchestra Members Killed by Firing SquadStill from a March Unhasu Orchestra concertI’m very troubled that we’ve heard so little of any real substance, either from the traditional Western news outlets or from most of the various learnèd music bloggers, about the recent alleged execution-by-firing squad of a dozen members of North Korea’s elite Unhasu Orchestra – including the concertmaster, the Moscow-trained Mun Kyong-jin…

Continue Reading On soundproofedblog.blogspot.com »

Polish composer gets appropriately polished English performances.

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Take the plunge!

– parterre.com

Take the plunge!As some of the sharper-eyed among you have noted, our friends at BAM/New York City Opera and Sonostream.tv have already started advertising their fall offerings here on parterre.com. La Cieca now would like to extend a special offer to performing arts organizations in the Greater New York are who would like to join the parterre…

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Double-booked diva sacks agent

– intermezzo.typepad.com

ChristineBrewer.com
The awesome Christine Brewer has fired her US agent after a double booking cock-up.
IMG's Alison Pybus booked the soprano for Lyric Opera of Chicago's The Sound of Music, forcing her to cancel a long-standing annual commitment to her hometown band, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra…

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