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On this day in 1809 Napoleon Bonaparte was divorced from the Empress Josephine by an act of the French Senate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7-nbHD3lBg Born on this day in 1770 composer Ludwig van Beethoven http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHqmIbo8sdI Born on this day in 1775 composer Adrien .... More »
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American Composers Orchestra/ Manahan, Zankel Hall, New York — ‘Disjointed’ + MORE

A promising programme turned out to be less than revelatory.... More »
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AACI: Final notice to buy tickets ahead for January 28 and 29 concerts, "Let The Knowing Speak" + MORE

Mason & Hamlin from Peninsula Piano Brokers of Palo Alto being moved onto the Eastside stage in preparation for our concerts this weekend. African American Composer Initiative writes:The AACI concerts are this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, January 28 and 29 at 3pm!As seating is limited, we.... More »
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Opera audience 'had every right' to boo rape scene + MORE

There is a 'wonderful' tradition of ticket-holders expressing their opinions about performances, opera star says.... More »
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Hallé/Elder review – an exhilarating Russian programme + MORE

Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe orchestra opened its new season with energetic and beguiling performances of works by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-KorsakovCould it be a riposte to Vasily Petrenko’s rival band up the road that Sir Mark Elder chose to launch the Hallé’s new season wit.... More »

‘Carmen’ at Wolf Trap

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Wolf Trap Opera’s important work is in the intimate indoor venue of the Barns, like Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto last month. The company, a training ground for young singers, also usually gives at least one performance in the Filene Center, a cavernous outdoor venue that appeals for some reasons — the feel of summer, lawn seating, a large audience — but is annoying for others, including the

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – China's oldest and biggest

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra - China's oldest and biggestThe BBC Promns always feature orchestras from outside the UK. We’ve heard tThe Berliner Philharmoniker, The Wiener Philharmoniker, SWR  Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Concerto Copenhagen and many, many more. This year the focus is on orchestras from outside Europe.  The China Philharmonic Orchestra featured in the Second Night of the Proms…

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Adriana Zabala's joyful workload is on delicious display in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio. She visits with Classical MPR's Steve Staruch between songs.

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Music with Minnesotans: Charlotte Sullivan

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Writer Charlotte Sullivan is Steve Staruch's guest. Her playlist is eclectic and spirited and joyfully stretches the boundaries of classical music.

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Glossed in the same rainbow attire that adorns her album cover, Jenny Lewis and her ensemble performed her new song “Just One of the Guys” Monday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Masked by breezing riffs and a light-hearted presentation, the track is a contemplative musing on…

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Richard Addinsell: The Admirable Crichton

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

Richard Addinsell: The Admirable CrichtonRichard Addinsell (1904-1977) is known universally for his magnificent parody of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 for the wartime film Dangerous Moonlight (1941) – the ‘Warsaw Concerto’. Addinsell was prolific in writing film music with an excess of 50 credits on the International Movie Database…

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Lovers and presenters of classical music have legitimate concerns about the future of audiences for their art forms. Some, such as Peter Gelb of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, respond with handwringing and doomsaying…

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Opera braced for survival

– www.theaustralian.com.au

AUSTRALIAN opera bosses are preparing for tough questions about the state of their businesses amid a government inquiry.

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Ensemble. Nature and Sentiment

– www.mvdaily.com

Wagner’s ‘Ring’ at the Tyroler Festspiele Erl impresses Giuseppe Pennisi

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On the Met Opera Lockout

– www.newmusicbox.org

What lessons can we as fans, musicians, and members of presenting institutions learn from the Metropolitan Opera’s situation? Can we prevent this from happening in our home institutions?

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And another thing

– parterre.com

UPDATE: A new communication from AGMA, after the jump.
PREVIOUSLY: The MET Orchestra musicians who, we are assured, “love the Metropolitan Opera and want it to succeed” have revised their PPT deck to identify what they claim is an additional $1.2 million in cost savings to the company to be accomplished without taking any dings to their own personal paychecks…

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Ottawa, Canada has had the privilege of playing host to two of the largest chamber music festivals in the world for five years now, and to one for fifteen before that. On Friday, July 11, the first of these, Music & Beyond, played host to its first concert during the 2014 festival dedicated primarily or […

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Taking More Time

– renewablemusic.blogspot.com

I was just perusing the prose score to a work by Douglas Leedy, Ocean Park 2 (or, Entropical Paradise Lost) from 1969-70.  It’s one of Leedy’s environmental pieces  (he was a pioneer in the field,  before the label “ambient” took hold in the 70s, with his models Satie/Milhaud and spatial/environmental music traditions like those for wind bands or carillon) and uses an ensemble who have recordings which they play back on portable cassette players of or related to his own synthesized work Entropical Paradise (released as a 3-LP album in 1968 by Seraphim Records…

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