Tai Murray on Performing Panufnik & Sibelius Concertos: ‘A very exciting week with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Maestro Vasily Petrenko!’ + MORE


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Jacek Kaspszyk: Szymanowski CD review – mournful, mystical and mesmerising + MORE

Kurzak/Rehlis/Korchak/Rucinski/Warsaw Philharmonic(Warner Classics)Jacek Kaspszyk lets loose the considerable forces of the Warsaw Philharmonic on three of Karol Szymanowski’s vocal works. The Stabat Mater, fragrant with incense, finely balances liturgical stateliness with a cathartic emotional tu.... More »

Schumann: Symphonic Works CD review – Holliger makes Manfred crackle + MORE

WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln/Holliger(Audite)Heinz Holliger began his survey of Schumann’s orchestral music three years ago with the First Symphony. He ends it now with a collection of the overtures, alongside the two-movement torso of the so-called Zwickau Symphony from 1833, which is all that rem.... More »

Review: New York Philharmonic Honors Boulez, Though With Composers He Snubbed + MORE

The orchestra dedicated a previously scheduled program to its onetime leader. It included Sibelius and Strauss, for whom Mr. Boulez had no real affinity..... More »

Music Review: New York Philharmonic Begins Season at the Movies + MORE

The New York Philharmonic began its season on Tuesday with music from Italian movies and help from Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell and Josh Groban..... More »

The Flying Tenor + MORE

Says a cast change announcement from the Met:AJ Glueckert will make his Met debut as Erik in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer and will sing the role in the first four performances of the opera at the Met this season on April 25, 29matinee, May 4, and 8. The American tenor repl.... More »

In Brief: More Winter Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
The performance of Puccini’s La fanciulla del West from the Opéra Bastille in Paris, starring Nina Stemme (Minnie),

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Three Fine Players Unite at Wigmore Hall

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Schubert, Debussy, Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Bartók: Anthony Marwood (violin), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Marc-André Hamelin (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 28.2.2014 (MB) Schubert – Rondo in B minor, D 895 Debussy – Première rhapsodie Stravinsky – L’Histoire du soldat: suite for violin, clarinet, and piano Poulenc – Clarinet Sonata Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor Bartók […]

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Music Review: Vienna State Opera Presents ‘Wozzeck’ and ‘Salome’The Vienna State Opera’s “Wozzeck” and “Salome” roil and smolder to the rich sounds of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.    

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Tai Murray on Performing Panufnik & Sibelius Concertos: 'A very exciting week with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Maestro Vasily Petrenko!'On March 1, 2014 AfriClassical posted:LiverpoolEcho.co.uk: Tai Murray Replaces Vadim Repin on Violin Concerto of Andrzej Panufnik: ‘Altogether a sensitive tread through some very fine tracery’We sent the link to Tai Murray with this message:”Congratulations on your fine performance of the Panufnik Violin Concerto”Tai Murray replied today:Thank you, and also for your posts…

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Bow Tie and Hydrangeas

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Bow Tie and HydrangeasSpotting Edward Steichen’s 1906 portrait of Richard Strauss in my presentation for the Royal Opera House’s Insight Evening about Die Frau ohne Schatten on Tuesday, Christopher Cook said that it was ‘Strauss as Zarathustra’. It’s a fair comment. Nietzsche said in his ‘book for all and none’ that ‘it is out of the deepest depth that the highest must come to its height’, and here we have Strauss appearing übermenschlich, out of the darkest dark…

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Impressions from the Menuhin Competition Senior FinalsBy Laurie Niles: AUSTIN, Texas & #8212; By any standard, the music-making was exceptional at the Senior Finals concert for the Menuhin Competition, in which each of four finalists performed a full concerto with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for a full crowd of more than 2,000 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas on Saturday…

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The Twitter-savvy singer-pianist and former army officer, who released his fourth album Moon Landing late in 2013, shares his thoughts on motivation, chummy social-media techniques and the wonders of one hit

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LiverpoolEcho.co.uk: Tai Murray Replaces Vadim Repin on Violin Concerto of Andrzej Panufnik: 'Altogether a sensitive tread through some very fine tracery'Violinist Tai Murray © Julia WeselyLiverpool EchoFebruary 28, 2014Review of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraBy Joe RileyJust where to begin?The Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik (an acquired taste, but with a nevertheless committed following) began his Violin Concerto – dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin – by writing the virtuosic last movement first…

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Maestro Muti goes back to school

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Maestro Muti goes back to schoolRiccardo Muti has taken advantage of a free day at Rome Opera to visit the Naples Conservatorio, where he studied 50 years ago and was first taught how to hold a baton. The school named one of its rooms after the maestro.   photo (c) Newfotosud – Alessandro Garofalo

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La Bohème review – 'Jessica Rose Cambio's Mimì offers a grandly expressive soprano'Royal Albert Hall, LondonIt’s back to the original Italian for Francesca Zambello’s revived arena staging of Puccini’s Parisian romance, which capitalises on the strengths of the venueWhen it was last presented, in 2006, Francesca Zambello’s arena staging of Puccini’s Parisian romance was sung in English; now it has switched to the original Italian, with English surtitles…

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Music Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Her Latest Songs in ConcertMary Chapin Carpenter songs were given orchestral arrangements for her two-night engagement with the New York Philharmonic.    

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Sally Wigan

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Sally WiganPianist Sally Wigan makes her Wigmore Hall debut on Monday 3 March 2014, playing a programme of Debussy, Dohnanyi, Beethoven and John McCabe. Wigan studied at the Liszt Ferenc Academy in Budapest in 2009 on a Joseph Weingarten Scholarship, and played on Dohnanyi’s piano in his teaching room at the Academy…

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Segerstam at 70

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Photo: Sami Kero, Helsingin Sanomat.
Back in 2004, in one of the first posts on this blog, I noted that Leif Segerstam, the merrily volcanic Finnish composer-conductor, was about to surpass Haydn by writing his 105th symphony. Segerstam is now celebrating his seventieth birthday, and, Vesa Sirén informs me, he is at work on Symphony No…

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