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Denève Returns to Scotland to Premiere MacMillan’s Death of Oscar + MORE

Debussy, MacMillan, Ravel, Strauss: Steven Osborne (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 8.4.2016. (SRT) Debussy: Marche écossaise MacMillan: The Death of Oscar (UK premiere) Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; La Valse Strauss: Death.... More »
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Minnesota Opera: Tosca + MORE

Join us Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. as we head to the Ordway for a special live broadcast of Tosca with the Minnesota Opera. Minnesota native Kelly Kaduce stars in the lead role as the fiery prima donna, with Leonardo Capalbo as Cavaradossi and Stephen Powell as Scarpia..... More »
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Mind-blown in B minor: Hearing Bach's Mass for the first time + MORE

Somehow, though, I had completely missed what is considered not only one of Bach's finest compositions, but also one of the grandest and most esteemed works in the whole of music: the Mass in B Minor..... More »
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Prom 13: CBeebies Prom - review + MORE

The first prom pitched at the under-fives keeps its young audience entertained with its mix of CBeebies favourites and rousing tunes.Royal Albert Hall, LondonTowards the end of the CBeebies Prom, Bernard Cribbins famous to his young audience as the eponymous hero of Old Jacks Boat announces that h.... More »
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Garsington Opera for free with dates ! + MORE

Garsington Opera is an experience so unique that it should not be missed. The theatre at Wormsley is an architectural wonder, shimmering glass, air and light (with good acoustics, too, that seems to float in the air.  Not many theatres have an entire valley, complete with lake, as a backdrop !&.... More »
“Come with me if you want to live”: Paul Morley delivers his keynote to the ABO Conference I owe Paul Morley an apology. Ten years ago (pretty much to the day; weird) I read Words and Music, threw it across the room in annoyance and wrote a few scathing words about it on this blog. … Continue reading →

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The Bavarian State Opera’s David Alden production of La Calisto constitutes the three shortest hours I’ve enjoyed anywhere in an opera house. The wild story about Jupiter’s lust for the nymph Calisto, who is eventually turned into a bear by his jealous wife, Juno (and then into the big dipper) is such a romp and such pure entertainment, it’s like going to the movies…

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Borne back ceaselessly into the pastSo, cher public, have you heard about this fabulous new plan to revive the New York City Opera under the direction of Michael Capasso? A keystone of the “Renaissance” of the company (as the prospectus puts it) will be to perform “period-consistent productions of standard repertoire” (e…

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Schubert's birthday Schubertiade

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Schubert's birthday SchubertiadeCelebrate Schubert’s birthday with a Schubertiade where the performers will be in early 19th costume! This is perfectly reasonable because the Schubertiades Schubert took part in were private, intimate affairs involving friends. It’s good for young musicians to get the atmosphere.On Monday 3/2, The Academy Song Circle presents a Schubertiade at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1…

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Opera in Concert performs Hippolyte et Aricie Feb. 2Opera in Concert presents Hippolyte et Aricie Feb. 2 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. It is a twisted love story of gods and mortals

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Riz Ortolani, Film Score Composer, Dies at 87Mr. Ortolani was among Italy’s busiest film composers for almost half a century and his music set the tone for everything from erotic films to spaghetti westerns.    

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‘Brokeback Mountain' the opera opens in SpainIt was a short story, then a Hollywood movie. Now the tragic tale of two cowboys in love is being reinvented again as “Brokeback Mountain” – the opera. Ahead of its world premiere Tuesday in Madrid, author Annie Proulx told The Associated Press that opera presented an chance to explore the complexities of the tale in a way that neither her own story nor the movie by director Ang Lee were able to do…

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This February, the Rose Ensemble performs music related to Tours, France – a Sister City of Minneapolis – in a concert showcasing the work of Israeli musicologist Yossi Maurey, who has reconstructed and transcribed medieval prose, chants, and poems dedicated to St. Martin of Tours.

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Wednesday Miscellany

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The annual San Francisco Symphony Winter Sale ends Friday; get your tickets to lots of hot events (Carey Bell plays the Nielsen clarinet concerto; Peter Grimes; the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; Mahler’s 3rd, with Sasha Cooke; Ton Koopman’s Bach Family programs; Christian Tetzlaff in the Bartok 2nd violin concerto, etc, etc…

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Time to Get Rid of "Classical" Music

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I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and New Years period. It’s time for the first entry of the year on this blog.For me, my musical resolution for the start of the year is to get rid of the term “classical music” in my burgeoning iTunes library. I find the term “classical” to be ridiculous in many ways…

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This recital evening of ‘American Song’, highlighting composers who tasted popular success, was an occasion for letting one’s hair down

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By Bram Heemskerk: This is what someone wrote about the 5th violin concerto of Paganini, although the world does not change much I guess:
carlusha66 6 hours ago
I would pay any money to go to a live performance of this concerto. Alas, nobody plays it where I live. All the famous violinists come to my city once in a while, but their programs are boring, so I am still waiting…

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The Repast Baroque Ensemble, heard by Gerald Fenech. ‘… delectable performances …’

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