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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 »
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Classical news: Composers of color are 'effectively silenced,' says Eleanor Alberga + MORE

This week's top classical news stories include a composer speaking out against racism in classical music; a piano prize for Benjamin Grosvenor; and a tragedy in the family of one of the Piano Guys..... More »
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A teenager is named concertmaster in Budapest + MORE

The Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra has chosen Miranda Liu, a Liszt Academy graduate, as its new concertmaster. Miranda, a US citizen, is just 19.     She says: ‘Izgatottan jelentem be, hogy múlt kedden a Concerto Budapest Szimfonikus Zenekar koncertmesterévé neveztek ki! B.... More »
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The 10 best classical music live events of 2014 + MORE

Terry Gilliam out Berlioz-ed Berlioz, Birmingham Opera Company thrillingly reinvented Mussorgsky, and Oramo and the BBC Symphony went from strength to strength. But our highlight of the year’s live events featured home-made instruments, a 43-note scale, and a staging of ravishing mysterious magic..... More »
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5 Questions to H. Paul Moon (Documentary Filmmaker) + MORE

You’ve just released Quartet for the End of Time, a 30-minute documentary on the eponymous, iconic Messiaen piece. A lot.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Some More New on the Proms

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On August 27, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, in its first appearance at the Proms, included, along with Debussy’s La Mer and the Tschaikovsky Sixth Symphony, Šu, a concerto for Sheng and orchestra by their compatriot Unsuk Chin, with soloist Wu Wei. The sound of the sheng, which is ethereal, if not down right ineffable, dominates the work…

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    Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Komische Oper Orchester und Chor / Henrik Nánási, (conductor), Komische Oper, Berlin, 12.9.2014 (MC)  Cast: Pamina: Maureen McKay Tamino: Jussi Myllys The Queen of the Night: Beate Ritter Sarastro/Speaker: Alexey Antonov Papageno: Tom Erik Lie Papagena: Sheida Damghani Monostatos: Peter Renz First Lady: Nina Bernsteiner Second Lady: Karolina […]

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ENO Otello – all the makings of a great classic

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ENO Otello - all the makings of a great classicVerdi Otello at the English National Opera. Definitely worth seeing, especially when things have settled after the premiere. The set is so stylish that it would have been an overwhelming experience at the Royal Opera House with a top notch international cast and conductor and sung in Italian. Fundamentally, opera  costs money…

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Prom 70: Happy birthday Max

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Prom 70: Happy birthday MaxSir Peter Maxwell Davies Peter Maxwell Davies 80th birthday concert; Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Ben Gernon; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Sep 8 2014 Star rating: 5.0Birthday celebrations for Peter Maxwell DaviesLast night at the Proms(Monday 8 September) the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Ben Gernon) played tribute to their former conductor and composer in residence Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-) and helped celebrate his 80th birthday in style at the Royal Albert Hall…

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To teach children about music is to teach them about joy | Christina PattersonDespite a music boom in schools many children have never even seen a musical instrumentIt was the wooden blocks that got me worried. The orchestra had come on stage, looking like orchestras do. The conductor had joined them, in one of those Nehru jackets you only see at places like Wigmore Hall. And scattered around the stage, where you might expect a choir to be, were what looked like balsa-wood blocks…

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Style and Panache from Bernini and Keenlyside in Rigoletto

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 Verdi, Rigoletto:  Soloists.  Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden/Maurizio Benini (conductor). Royal Opera House. Covent Garden. London, 12.9.2014 (CC)   Cast It is worthwhile stating at the outset that this particular evening’s Rigoletto belonged to two gentlemen: the expert conducting of the experienced Maurizio Benini and the singing and acting of […]

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The London opera season begins with a strong new Verdi production at the Coliseum and two highly contrasted revivals at Covent Garden

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Let There Be Transparency: 14 Seasons Of ASO/WAC 990s

During the Minnesota Orchestra lockout, one of Adaptistration’s most popular articles related to that topic was when I made more than a decade of the organization’s IRS returns available for download in one handy pdf file.
Typically, that info is secured under digital lock and key in my consulting resource vault but I’m already witnessing a good bit of not-so-healthy arm chair analysis based on incomplete or limited data so it is time again to dig deep and offer up the goods…

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Wigmore HallDebussy – Etudes, Book IBirtwistle – Variations from the Golden Mountains(world premiere)Mozart-Busoni – Giga, bolero, e variazioneBirtwistle – Gigue MachineDebussy – Etudes, Book INicolas Hodges (piano) This was a fascinatingly programmed recital, which proved to be more than the sum of its considerable parts…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 13 September 2014

1

Dances
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Decca 4785334
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2

Stella de Napoli
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano); L'orchestre et choeur de L'Opéra de Lyon/Riccardo Minasi
Erato 2564636562
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 3

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
SDG 0718
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4

Bach: Concertos
Lisa Batiashvili (violin); Kammerorchester Bayerischer Rundfunk
Deutsche Grammophon 4792479
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5

Handel: Arias
Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano); The English Concert/Harry Bicket
Hyperion CDA67979
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6

The Voice of the Turtle Dove
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers 
Coro COR16119
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7

Byrd: Three Masses
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral/Martin Baker
Hyperion CDA68038
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8

Brahms: Clarinet Quintet & Trio
Martin Fröst (clarinet)
Bis BIS2063
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9

Piano Reflections
Ji Liu (piano)
Classic FM CFMCD33
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10

Haydn: Piano Concertos
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano); Manchester Camerata/Gábor Tákacs-Nagy
Chandos CHAN10808
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11

Monteverdi: Vespro Solenne per la Festa
Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
Naive OP30557
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RE

12

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Mercury Classics 4810811
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RE
13

Brahms: Symphonies
Gewandhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 4785344
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14

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon  4793232
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15

Handel: Jephtha
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Coro COR16121
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16

Fauré: Requiem
The Choir of King's College/Stephen Cleobury 
Kings College Cambridge KGS0005
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17

Bax: Four Orchestral Pieces
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis
Chandos CHAN10829
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18

Bach: Partitas
Igor Levit (piano)
Sony Classical 88843036822
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19

Tomkins: When David Heard
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge/Andrew Nethsingha
Chandos CHAN0804
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20

Howells: Stabat Mater
The Bach Choir; Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill
Naxos 8…

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Music of Pauline Oliveros in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, September 9, 2014 the Southland Ensemble presented a concert of the music of Pauline Oliveros at Human Resources in the arts-friendly Chinatown district of downtown Los Angeles. The performance space, with its wide open floor and lively acoustics was the perfect place given that the works of Ms…

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Some More New on the Proms

– www.sequenza21.com

On August 27, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, in its first appearance at the Proms, included, along with Debussy’s La Mer and the Tschaikovsky Sixth Symphony, Šu, a concerto for Sheng and orchestra by their compatriot Unsuk Chin, with soloist Wu Wei. The sound of the sheng, which is ethereal, if not down right ineffable, dominates the work…

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Every Monday morning at 9:15, I visit the Classical MPR studio to talk about some of the stories we’re featuring on our website. Here are the stories Melissa Ousley and I will be discussing today.

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