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Watch here: Stravinsky world premiere + MORE

Last night’s premiere of the funeral music Stravinsky wrote for Rimsky-Korsakov has been uploaded. .... More »
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Review: 'Tosca' enchants in Opera San Jose opener + MORE

Puccini's classic gets a memorable production full of sparkling performances; it plays through Sept. 25 at California Theatre in San Jose..... More »
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BBC Philharmonic/Gourlay review – Rachmaninov and Ravel’s grand face-off + MORE

Bridgewater Hall, ManchesterFine playing from four pianists – Martin Roscoe, Kathryn Stott, Peter Donohoe and Noriko Ogawa – revealed the connections between the two very different composers in this concert series finale Continue reading....... More »
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Tragedy: Eminent composer and her husband are killed in road crash + MORE

News has come in of the death of Julia Gomelskaya, Ukraine’s most successful composer, together with her husband Sergei, an instrumental player. They had been together since student days, a devoted couple. The pair were killed in a two-car smash on the Odessa-Nikolayev road three days ago whi.... More »
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On a Haydn to something thrilling + MORE

LIKE other young groups trying to make their mark in a crowded marketplace, the Kelemen Quartet plays with great vigour..... More »

Claudio Abbado. Versuch einer Würdigung

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Claudio Abbado. Versuch einer WürdigungClaudio Abbado. Versuch einer WürdigungA very perceptive and poetic tribute to Claudio Abbado:”Claudio Abbado war ein stiller Mensch. Und doch hat kaum einer so viele Spuren hinterlassen in der Musiklandschaft wie er. Einige seiner Stationen: Er gründete das Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, in Bozen gründete er dazu auch die Gustav Mahler Akademie – die Förderrung der Jugend war ihm ein Anliegen -, er gründete das Festival “Wien Modern”, das der doch sehr traditionell ausgerichteten Wiener Musikszene neue Impulse gab, er gründete das Lucerne Festival Orchestra, er gründete das Orchestra Mozart, um dem Orchester-Defizit Italiens durch ein Ensemble höchsten Niveau entgegen zu wirken…

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Such a disappointment

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

Such a disappointment
A British journalist wanted to interview me about the Chicago Symphony’s  new “Sounds and Stories” online multimedia magazine. So of course I looked at it.
And I was so very sadly disappointed. What a good idea, I thought, to launch an online magazine, so people interested in the CSO or in classical music can read things they’d never get in standard media, where classical music is covered less and less…

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J. S. Bach Ciaconna/Chaconne

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By Simon Streuff: After coming home from teaching, I read about Claudio Abbados death. It was the fist time, I was moved to tears about the death of someone I never saw in person. I can imagine how unbelievable nice he must have been as a collegue and fellow musician. When I see orchestras playing with him I see in their eyes, that they trust him and follow him and he doesn’t lead them with rigid force…

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Renee Fleming will sing the national anthem

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Kirchschlager Thibaudet Liszt Brahms Wigmore Hall

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Kirchschlager Thibaudet Liszt Brahms Wigmore HallA dream team with a dream programme : Angelika Kirchschlager and Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Wigmore Hall.  Kirchschlager and Thibaudet have been working together from very early on in their careers. Her voice is warm and natural, ideal for Brahms,  He is a superb Liszt interpreter. What could be more perfect?Ominously the recital started late…

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Opera Parallèle’s 2014 Season

– operatattler.typepad.com

Opera Parallèle presents Francis Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias and Kurt Weill's Mahagonny Songspiel at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from April 25 to 27, 2014. Baritone Gabriel Preisser performs Bobby in Mahagonny Songspiel and Le mari in Les mamelles de Tirésias; soprano Rachel Schutz is Jessie and Tirésias/La cartomacienne; tenor Thomas Glenn is Charlie and Lacouf/Le journaliste/Le fils; Daniel Cilli is Billy and Le directeur/Presto; mezzo soprano Renée Rapier is Bessie and La marchande de journaux; Matthew Lovell is Jimmy and Le messieur barbu.

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School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. This week, we feature Wayzata High School's Concert Choir and Chamber Orchestra.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 15: David Garrett, Hilary Hahn, Itzhak Perlman in concertBy Robert Niles: Every week, Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. Please share your thoughts about any recent performances you’ve attended (or these reviews!) in the comments.

Alina Ming Kobialka performed the Mendelssohn with the Las Vegas Philharmonic…

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After an impressive 21-year-run as a soap opera star, Alison Sweeny is saying goodbye to “Days of Our Lives.”

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Verdi’s opera has often been reinterpreted, but Linda Brovsky decision to set it in fascist-era Italy comes at the expense of dramatic sympathy

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Highlights from Jan. 21 to 28

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Wayzata High School Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir. Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Physician and composer Stanley Woolner. Tuesday, 6:45 pm: School Spotlight: Wayzata High School Chamber Orchestra and Concert Choir. Tuesday, 8 pm:…

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Symphony guide: Stravinsky's Symphony of PsalmsNew sounds, forms and shapes define the Symphony of Psalms, a profoundly unironic expression of Stravinsky’s unique approach to the psalms, the symphony and even his faithIgor Stravinsky, symphonist. Not exactly the first thing that comes to mind, and yet Stravinsky wrote five pieces that include “symphony” or “symphonies” in the title…

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International piano competition launches improvisation prizeThe Montreal International Musical Competition is claiming to be the first among the 126 World Federation of International Music Competitions to offer an award for improv. The international jury will be pianist and improviser Gabriela Montero (US); pianist and composer Bruno Fontaine (France); and composer and producer François Dompierre (Canada)…

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