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A Zemlinsky moment + MORE

The Escher Quartet, seen here playing the second movement of Zemlinsky's Third Quartet, will perform the composer's four quartets under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow night; the event will be streamed live. Of the four, the Second is particularly nota.... More »
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Magnificent Bruckner Seven from Fischer and Konzerhausorchester Berlin + MORE

Musikfest Berlin 2016 – Henze, Bruckner: Julia Fischer (violin), Konzerthausorchester Berlin/Iván Fischer (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin. 8.9.2016. (MC) Hans Werner Henze: Il Vitalino raddoppiato, Ciacona per violino concertante ed orchestra da camera            Bruckner: Symphony .... More »
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Jennifer Larmore: ‘ I was waitressing, I worked at a Candy shop…’ + MORE

Exclusive to Slipped Disc readers as a treat for your weekend, we publish an extract from the new tell-all memoirs of the outstanding international mezzo-soprano. Jennifer writes here about what she calls ‘The Abyss’ period between college and career when nothing is happening… and .... More »
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Mälkki Brings No-Nonsense Style to Rich Scoring + MORE

  Griffes, Bartók, Brahms: Jeremy Denk (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 29.11.2014 (HS) Griffes: The White Peacock, Op. 7 No. 1 Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major This post-Thanksgiving concert by the Sa.... More »
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An opera for 9/11 ? Dealing with trauma in art + MORE

More thoughts on Tansy Davies Between Worlds at the ENO, for the 9/11 was such a horror that it would be inhuman not to respond in some way.  The idea that 9/11 shouldn't inspire opera is a non-issue. Not all operas are song and dance routines! Anyone familiar with Davies 's music would have kn.... More »

School Spotlight, MMEA edition: Orchestra

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This special, week-long edition of School Spotlight highlights the 2013-2014 Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State ensembles. In today's spotlight, the Orchestra conducted by Gary Lewis.

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London’s cheapest Met HD tickets

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I haven't been to a Metropolitan Opera live cinema screening for quite a while. So I was shocked to find the going rate in London has risen to £30-£40 – about three times the price of a regular cinema ticket, and more than I generally pay for live opera. And yet they still sell out, often months in advance…

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Round & Ringing

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Round & RingingHere’s a new pilish piece for percussion ensemble.  While intended for an out-of-doors concert, it may also be useful for teaching situations (math, music, environmental studies…)

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Michael Tippett’s King Priam has magnificent orchestration, says Rupert Christiansen. But its ideas are let down by a lack of space for them to resonate    

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Morning Glories: Pianists at Carnegie

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In our Morning Glories this week, we'll hear from six well-practiced pianists, all performing at Carnegie Hall. One of them will also be performing on our Minnesota Orchestra broadcast this Friday, Feb. 21.

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Rigoletto/ENO, Coliseum - opera reviewJonathan Miller’s perennially popular mafioso Rigoletto has finally gone to the great jukebox in the sky, to be replaced by a much darker reading of Verdi’s opera by Christopher Alden, in his familiar non-naturalistic vein.

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Critic’s Notebook: Minnesota Orchestra Drama Plays OnThe possible return of its music director is one of several outstanding questions for the Minnesota Orchestra now that it has a new contract.    

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Ensemble. Cogent Achievements

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Peter Maxwell Davies’ tenth symphony and other British music, heard by Roderic Dunnett

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Viennese Liederabend with Michael Schade

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Liederabend: Justus Zeyen (piano), Michael Schade (tenor), Mozart Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna, 7.6.2014 (RNa) Mozart: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt K.619, Die Zufriedenheit K.473 (1785) Beethoven: Der Wachtelschlag WoO 129, Zärtliche Liebe WoO 123, Neue Liebe, neues Leben op…

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Russian composers’ chief has died

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Russian composers’ chief has diedVladislav Kazenin, chairman of the Russian Composers Union, died today, aged 78. In the footsteps of Tikhon Khrennikov, Kazenin enjoyed an apparatchik career under the Soviet system and beyond. He was successively executive secretary of the Ural Branch of the Composers’ Union of the RSFSR (1966), executive secretary of the Moscow composer organization (1973) and  secretary […]

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Young Wife – new opera for solo soprano

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OperaUpClose opens the 2014 season with a double bill of Purcell’s exquisite 17th century tragedy and the UK premiere of a Polish 21st century social satire. Dido & Aeneas tells the story of a powerful female ruler undone by her love for the young hero AeneasFor me the draw might be a new opera for solo soprano…

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Silent Rosenkavalier bei Dr Caligari

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Silent Rosenkavalier bei Dr CaligariA silent version of Der Roskenkavalier by the director of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari. In 1926, Robert Wiene made a version of Der Rosenkavalier with the enthusiastic support of Richard Strauss himself. The film was screened at the Dresden Opera House, where the opera itself had premiered fifteen years before…

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Flies, crows and crashing waves: the sounds that define PerthPerth festival: composer Tod Machover and WA residents have collected sounds for Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea, a new symphony celebrating the city. Here, Machover chooses his 10 favourite soundsVicky Frost

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