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Feldman: Two Pianos and Other Pieces CD review – transcendently beautiful + MORE

Tilbury/Thomas(Another Timbre)Though the last 10 years has seen a steady flow of new recordings of Morton Feldman’s music, those have tended to concentrate on the remarkable series of works from the final decade of the composer’s life. But how his music achieved the refinement and clarity of tho.... More »
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Norma; Ariodante review – a fine druid double act and Handel with added bits + MORE

Coliseum, London; Theatre Royal, GlasgowTwo outstanding singers anchor ENO’s first ever staging of Bellini’s Norma. And Ariodante is on song at Scottish OperaWagner was a fan. So too were Chopin and Liszt. Schopenhauer called the opera the perfect tragedy. It is also one of the biggest challenge.... More »
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Curtis Students in a Thrilling Pendant to Mentors’ Viennese Fest + MORE

Webern, Schumann, and Brahms: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 30.1.2016. (BJ) Webern: Im Sommerwind Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54 Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73            .... More »
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Review: Denes Varjon, a Hungarian Pianist, at Zankel Hall + MORE

The musician performed works from Schumann and Haydn at his concert..... More »
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A Band Apart: Resident Evil + MORE

What does it mean when strangers show up, infiltrate our institutions, assimilate our knowledge, and then leave? Ensemble-in-residence...who does that?.... More »
Music Review: Gianandrea Noseda Conducts Beethoven at Mostly MozartGianandrea Noseda conducts a lively account of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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At one point in the second half of Prom 35, my eye was caught by something bright pink moving around in the stalls. It was a little girl in a fuschia jumper swaying in time with Sibelius's Fifth Symphony while conducting her own invisible orchestra…

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Music Review: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Central ParkChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center played a program of Haydn, Schoenfield and Weber in Central Park.

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Inspiration can come from unlikely places. For composer Robert Kyr, the silence of a desert monastery is key to the radiant music on his new disc of recent choral works performed by the vocal ensemble Conspirare and its director Craig Hella Johnson.

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Moved!

– briandickie.typepad.com

So after four days of chaos I am beginning to see the light.  And I have a full day of work today – with Mid Wales Opera.  This will be a splendid relief from boxes…….
I will be spending the day with their young singers in a group, mock auditions, discussion of audition choices, a review of career realities…

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Talking Met On WQXR

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Talking Met On WQXR

I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion for WQXR’s bi-weekly podcast Conducting Business, hosted by Naomi Lewin, to talk about the Metropolitan Opera’s ongoing labor negotiations. It was an intriguing dialogue and all things being equal, WQXR should be posting the episode later today and once they do, I’ll post a link over to episode…

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Composer Cris Velasco recently finished music for 'Company of Heroes 3: Western Front Armies'. It marks the third time he's scored a World War II-themed game. This project focuses on the Western Front and the Battle of the Bulge. It's on this week's Top Score.

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Met Contract Talk Links

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I’ll put links worth reading here on a rolling basis:Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Mentzer tells you what the stage crew, dressers, hairdressers, and makeup artists do, and why they are so important and well-paid.Michael Cooper (Times) writes about some of the issuesMezzo-soprano Jennifer Rivera tells you about what opera singers make and why…

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 Prom 34:Strauss, Mozart, Nielsen, Francesco Pietmontesi (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Albert Hal, London, 11.8.2014 (RB) Strauss – Tod und Verklärung Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra Mozart – Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386 Nielsen – Symphony No…

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Concerts filmed on Google Glass are just an experience-destroying form of reality television, says Ivan Hewett

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PROM 35: Finnish Classics Meet Mediterranean Walton

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Prom35: Maxwell Davies, Walton, Sibelius: James Ehnes (violin), Mary Bevan (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor) Royal Albert Hall, London, 12.8.2014 (RB) Sir Peter Maxwell Davies -Caroline Mathilde – suite from Act 2 of the ballet Walton – Violin Concerto Sibelius – The Swan of Tuonela Symphony No…

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The little gunmetal dress

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The little gunmetal dressSleeveless Anna Netrebko performs scenes from Verdi’s Macbeth.

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Steinway Gallery’s manager, who has played Carnegie Hall, makes name for himself as composer

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