Robert Farnon: Portrait of a Flirt + MORE
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Leo BrouwerEarlier today, March 1, 2015, AfriClassical posted:March 1, 2015 76th Birthday of Afro-Cuban Composer, Guitarist & Conductor Leo Brouwer Comes on Eve of 19th National Chamber Music Festival March 4-8We sent the post to ISABELLE HERNÁNDEZ at the Office of Leo Brouwer. She has rep.... More »
Cuban-born composer, conductor, and educator Tania León founded Composers Now in 2010 to celebrate and honor living composers and the..
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The phrase is not mine but my bright young colleague Alexandra Coghlan's on The Arts Desk, of Berio's Sinfonia, which preceded a shattering but superbly nuanced interpretation of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony at Tuesday night's Prom. I choose to apply it to the superlative team which gave one of th.... More »
Back in September, I worried out loud about the number of cancelations on the SF Opera schedule. (Since then, Albina Shagimuratova has missed the opening Magic Flute.)And now the upcoming Meistersinger has been hit by the cancelation curse: A press release tells me that Greer Grimsley, who was .... More »
Born on this day in 1889 soprano Margaret Burke Sheridan.
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Donizetti, Mozart, Opening Acts – Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 20.7.2014 (MMB) Donizetti: Act I of La favorite Léonor – Nadezhda Karyazina Inès – Anush Hovhannisyan Fernand – Luis Gomes Balthazar – Jihoon Kim Welsh National Opera Orchestra / Paul Wingfield Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus / […]
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Royal Albert Hall, LondonThe Proms’ first complete Rosenkavalier featured vivid orchestral colours and memorable performances from the principal singersIn May, reviews of Glyndebourne’s new production of Der Rosenkavalier triggered a media storm about sexism. But the reviews also discerned a musical coolness in the production…
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Qawwali music at the shrine of the Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi after sunset last Saturday. My Ramadan nights are being spent at a Buddhist puja in Ladakh, a Sufi ritual in India, the Freiburg Opera Parsifal in Norwich, and, finally, at William Byrd’s Mass for Five Voices in the beautiful church of St Peter and St Paul in Salle, Norfolk…
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31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we're looking at the first movement of Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto.
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Images: © Wilfried Hösl Prinzregententheater, MunichOrfeo – Christian GerhaherEuridice – Anna Virovlansky Messenger, Proserpina – Anna Bonatibus Caronte – Andrea Mastroni Hope, La Musica – Angela Brower Plutone – Andrew Harris Apollo – Mauro Peter Shepherd I, Spirit I – Mathias Vidal Shepherd II, Spirit III, Echo – Jeroen de Vaal Shepherd III – Gabriel Jublin Shepherd IV, Spirit II Thomas Faulkner Nymph – Lucy Knight David Bösch (director)Patrick Bannwart (set designs) Falko Herold (costumes, videos) Michael Bauer (lighting) Daniel Menne, Rainer Karlitschek (dramaturgy) Zürcher Sing-Akademie (chorus master: Tim Brown)Monteverdi-Continuo-Ensemble Members of the Bavarian State Orchestra Ivor Bolton (conductor) Orfeo (Christian Gerhaher) and Euridice (Anna Virovlavsky) returning to himMonteverdi’s Orfeo may take after Jacopo Peri’s Euridice but there is a gulf in terms of quality between the two works…
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A remote lakeside town hosts Finland’s oldest and largest chamber music festival, a remarkable event where unfettered creative idealism reigns
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A younger Singleton with the legendary Leonard Bernstein www.ArtsAtl.comAlvin Singleton writes of his latest recording, Sweet Chariot, Albany Records Troy 1501 (2014):Sweet Chariot CD review just outhttp://www.artsatl.com/2014/07/review-sweet-chariot-alvin-singleton/ArtsAtlJuly 22, 2014By Mark Gresham[Excerpts]Alvin Singleton’s latest CD, Sweet Chariot, featuring seven works by the Atlanta-based composer, is out this month on Albany Records…
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I find it almost impossible to believe that I have not written a post about Robert Farnon’s most popular work –Portrait of a Flirt. It was one of the first pieces of light music that struck me at a time when I was more concerned with Bach’s organ music and Wagner’s operas. (The first was Coronation Scot by Vivian Ellis…
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The National Youth Orchestra, whose members range in age from 16 to 19, projected both eagerness and depth in its concert at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday.
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Review – Der Rosenkavalier (Prom 6, Tuesday 22 July 2014)
Der Marschallin – Kate Royal
Octavian – Tara Erraught
Baron Ochs – Franz Hawlata
Sophie – Louise Alder
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Robin Ticciati (Conductor)
Memory may still dwell on – to quote Walter de la Mer.
Perhaps it was too much to expect three near perfect performances of Der Rosenkavalier in a row…
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Glyndebourne’s Der Rosenkavalier came to BBC Prom 6. I was at the premiere (read my review here), captivated by Lars Woldt’s unusual but singularly perceptive Baron Ochs. What a pity the Baron Ochs of the media were more focused on whether Octavian was sexually attractive to them, “either as man or woman”…
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