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Save the date! + MORE Nov 4th

La Cieca asks all members of the cher public in the New York City area to pencil in 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 24 as combination meet-and-greet of the parterriani and viewing of the HD film of Les Vêpres siciliennes at Symphony Space. Your doyenne will arrange (as possible) a discount rate for a .... More »
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A Band Apart: Resident Evil + MORE

What does it mean when strangers show up, infiltrate our institutions, assimilate our knowledge, and then leave? Ensemble-in-residence...who does that?.... More »
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Roderick Cox Among Five Conductors in the League of American Orchestras' 2016 National Conductor Preview with the Nashville Symphony May 11 + MORE

Roderick CoxLeague of American Orchestras Showcase to be Available for Streaming Online New York, NY (March 10, 2016) – Five conductors have been selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras' 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor.... More »
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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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Flicks in Five: Hamlet + MORE

On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear composer Patrick Doyle's musical depiction of the ghost of Hamlet's father in Kenneth Branagh's 1996 production of 'Hamlet'..... More »

Read all about it

– www.planethugill.com

Read all about it

I have an article in this month’s Classical Music Magazine, (the October 2013 edition), an opinion piece on the changes to concert going in the 30 years since I’ve been attending concerts in London. 

The piece isn’t available on-line, so you’ll just have to go out and buy the magazine!

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New video: The last waltz, Vänska’s audio finale

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

New video: The last waltz, Vänska’s audio finaleOne would like to tie up the board of the Minnesota Orchestra Association and force them to listen to this dignified departure.

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London Sinfonietta/RAM Manson Ensemble, Royal Festival Hall - music reviewKarlheinz Stockhausen, who died in 2007, was the nutty professor of experimental modernism. Licht, his seven-opera cycle lasting nearly 30 hours, out-Wagners Wagner, while his Helicopter String Quartet has the players airborne in separate helicopters. Gruppen (“Groups”, from 1957) lasts only 20 minutes and all 100 or so players are earthbound but divided into three orchestras, each needing its own conductor…

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The Spirit of Adventure in Stockhausen and Nono

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Stockhausen and Nono: London Sinfonietta, Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, Martyn Brabbins, Baldur Brönnimann, and Geoffrey Paterson (conductors). Royal Festival Hall, London, 6.10.2013 (MB)  Stockhausen – Gruppen Nono – Canti per 13 Polifonica-monodia-ritmica Stockhausen – Gruppen  Stockhausen and Nono provided the music for the second of my Rest is Noise weekend concerts…

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Andrew Gourlay and the RLPO in a Tried and Trusted Programme

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Beethoven: Kiryl Keduk (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Gourlay (conductor), Guild Hall, City of Preston, 6. 10. 2013 (MC)   Wagner: Prelude to Die Meistersinger Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Verdi: Overture, The Sicilian Vespers Beethoven: Symphony No…

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For Patrice Chéreau

– www.therestisnoise.com

A catastrophe: Patrice Chéreau died today in Paris, of lung cancer, at the age of sixty-eight. The storied director of opera, theater, and film had been undergoing treatment for cancer while preparing his production of Strauss's Elektra in Aix-en-Provence this past summer; I am told that he continued working despite the enormous physical strain…

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Davies Hall recital, a stop on a whirlwind national tour, will feature works by Prokofiev, Chopin, Stravinsky.

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Playing pictures: the wonder of graphic scoresArtist and composer Tom Phillips ponders musical notation, and the brief but glorious union of art and soundGraphic scores In picturesCan a musician play from art? I do not mean a Mona Lisa Minuet or a Hay Wain Sonata, but the current sheaf of scores that Joanna MacGregor is performing with her ensemble…

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A History of Ring Cycle productions. Or: Whatever Became of the Breastplates?

The Valencia Ring, Spain – 2009

Chapter eleven of David Littlejohn’s “The Ultimate Art. Essays around and about Opera” (made available by the kind generosity of UC Press E-Books Collection. This provides a brief history of Ring Cycle productions.

Images and video added by TW…

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Royal Festival Hall

 
Stockhausen – Gruppen
Nono – Canti per 13
Nono – Polifonica-monodia-ritmica
Stockhausen – Gruppen

London Sinfonietta

Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble

Martyn Brabbins, Baldur Brönnimann, and Geoffrey Paterson (conductors)

 

Stockhausen and Nono provided
the music for the second of my ‘Rest is Noise’ weekend concerts…

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Chailly's Progressive Brahms

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Chailly's Progressive BrahmsSome people think that Brahms was an unfeeling reactionary. With his beard, paunch and pipe, he certainly looks anything but cut and thrust. Schoenberg, on the other hand, called him the ‘progressive’. And it’s in that radical spirit that Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig perform his finest orchestral works on this new three-disc set…

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Welcome to the Dover Quartet

– ionarts.blogspot.com

This review is an Ionarts exclusive.

The winners of the Banff International String Quartet Competition, held every three years, have gone on to be some of our favorite new string quartets. The list includes the Daedalus Quartet (First Prize, 2001), the Jupiter Quartet (First Prize, 2004), the Ensō Quartet (second prize, 2004), and the Belcea Quartet (third place, 1998)…

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This week on Learning to Listen, we focus on Brandenburg Concertos 4, 5 and 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach. All of the Brandenburg Concertos are in major (i.e. happy) keys.

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