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Brigitte Poulin and Jean Marchand: Two Pianos at Music and Beyond + MORE

Ottawa’s Music and Beyond festival is one of two major chamber music festivals in Canada’s capital. Even in such a.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Denève Returns to Scotland to Premiere MacMillan’s Death of Oscar + MORE

Debussy, MacMillan, Ravel, Strauss: Steven Osborne (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 8.4.2016. (SRT) Debussy: Marche écossaise MacMillan: The Death of Oscar (UK premiere) Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; La Valse Strauss: Death.... More »
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Webcast: Semiramide + MORE

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide,  which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the.... More »
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LA Opera's 2017-2018 Season + MORE

September 9-23 2017: CarmenOctober 7-28 2017: The Pearl FishersOctober 14-November 19 2017: NabuccoOctober 28-31 2017: La Belle et la BeteNovember 9-12 2017: Keeril Makan's PersonaJanuary 27- February 18 2018 Bernstein's Candide March 10-25 2018: Orpheus and EurydiceMay 12- 31 2018: Rigole.... More »

Edward Elgar, his dog and his car + MORE

Newly rediscovered footage. A seasonal treat. Tip: Play Nimrod as you watch. .... More »
CubaSi.cu: Chucho Valdes to Premiere 'Concierto de los Ancestros' of Afro-Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer at 6th Chamber Music Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 12, 2014Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is featured at AfriClassical.comCuba Si Prize-winning Cuban pianist, band leader and composer Chucho Valdes will premiere, in the 6th edition of the Chamber Music Festival, the Concierto de los Ancestros for piano and orchestra composed by maestro Leo Brouwer. As announced to the press by Brouwer on Wednesday, the premiere will take place during the closing of the Festival at this city’s Karl Marx Theater…

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Moscow ends three-year cycle of English music

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Moscow ends three-year cycle of English musicThe conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, an avowed Anglophile, has ended his three-year survey of English music, titled ‘Albion’, with a rare performance of The Critic, an opera by Charles Villiers Stanford, after Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Since 2011, Gennady has conducted 38 works by 20 composers, ranging from Elgar’s Enigma Variations to such esoterica as Cyril Scott’s violin concerto…

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‘Anya17’ explores sex trade evils seen in Eastern Europe

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Victorious, happy and gloriousEven before Italian diva Mariella Devia had completed the stunning high D natural that capped her miraculous portrayal of Elisabetta in Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux Thursday evening at Carnegie Hall, tens, then hundreds of those in attendance leapt to their feet to shout their acclaim at the conclusion of the most recent example of that most quintessential event for many New York operagoers: the concert opera…

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s silent film Sunday evening at UCLA’s Royce Hall is marking two important anniversaries: the 25th year of the gala that presents classic comedies with live musical accompaniment and the 100th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s beloved Little Tramp character.

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Among the first-prize winners in 13 separate award categories (ranging from educational folios to piano and guitar solos to choral and full orchestra scores) were publications containing music by Eric Ewazen, William Bolcom, and Mohammed Fairouz.

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Owen Wingrave: A private peace

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Owen Wingrave: A private peaceBenjamin Britten’s ‘pacifist’ opera was written while war was at the forefront of people’s minds. In this year of centenaries, director Neil Bartlett explains why the time is right for a revivalHow do you feel when you see a soldier? Does your chest swell with pride, or your gorge rise at the thought of what soldiers do for a living? These questions struck me recently, as I started work on reviving Britten’s contentious "pacifist" opera Owen Wingrave, first performed on television in 1971…

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Maureen McTeer vetoed a sports car for her husband, Joe Clark, and instead commissioned a work from a Canadian composer

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Carmelites returns to Covent Garden

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Carmelites returns to Covent GardenCarmélites © ROH/Stephen Cummiskey, 2014 Poulenc Carmelites; Royal Opera, Robert Carsen, Simon Rattle; Covent Garden Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 04 2014 Star rating: 4.0Welcome return of Poulenc’s opera to Covent GardenPoulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmelites made a welcome return to Covent Garden when Robert Carsen’s much travelled production made an appearance at the Royal Opera House…

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Texas Wind Ensemble premieres at Cadogan HallThe University of Texas Wind Ensemble is touring at the moment and conducted by Jerry Junkin they will be performing at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 8 June 2014. The ensemble has been commissioning new music since 1988 and has given world premiere performances by John Corigliano, Michael Daugherty, Donald Grantham, David Maslanka, Dan Welcher and John McKay…

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 Strauss, Bruckner: Eva-Maria Westbroek (soprano), Philharmonia, Christoph von Dohnányi (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London,  5.6. 2014 (GDn) Strauss: Four Last Songs Bruckner: Symphony No. 9   As the final, ethereal chord of the Bruckner’s great Adagio faded to silence at the end of this evening’s concert, somebody behind me whispered to their companion that the […]

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Uncanny Ax man

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AN ambitious take on Beethoven has reunited old friends Emanuel Ax and conductor David Robertson.

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