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Marin Alsop conducts Prokofiev's Symphony No 6, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The São Paolo Symphony Orchestra plays with a consummate passion for the music.'.... More »
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The Eye of the Storm: Beethoven All in Himself + MORE

The score of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 is marked with phrases like, 'with innermost sensibility' and 'slow and longingly.' Pianist Roman Rabinovich plays just like that. His performance from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given last month is in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »
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About The Lesser Spotted Composer + MORE

It is a great delight that so many concert halls around the world are filled with the music of the very greatest composers to have lived. But it can be easy to forget that those names, so familiar to today’s concert-goers, make up just a tiny proportion of the overall compositional output. The pre.... More »
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'Jeux' people play: Classical music inspired by sports + MORE

When it comes to classical music inspired by sports, Debussy's famous "Jeux" is only the crack of the bat..... More »
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Flicks in Five: Hamlet + MORE

On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear composer Patrick Doyle's musical depiction of the ghost of Hamlet's father in Kenneth Branagh's 1996 production of 'Hamlet'..... More »
NJ.com: Trent Johnson Leads Oratorio Singers of Westfield in His Cantata "Saint Augustine" & Mozart's "Great Mass" 3 PM Mar. 30, First United Methodist ChurchNJ.com: Oratorio Singers and orchestra on stage at Westfield First United Methodist ChurchTrent JohnsonNJ.comOratoria Singers and orchestra to perform at First United Methodist Church in WestfieldBy Suburban News March 14, 2014  Now in their 34th performing year, The Oratorio Singers of Westfield, under the direction of Music Director Trent Johnson, will present a concert of church music from the 18th and 21st centuries at 3 p…

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The Best Program in the World

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Not opera, but I would pay – and pay a lot – to see this program:Boulez, sur IncisesBirtwistle, Moth RequiemStravinsky, Les NocesConducted by Le Maitre himself, of course. I was lucky enough to see him conduct sur Incises just about three years ago. I hope I never forget the beauty of the work sounding through Disney Hall…

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A performance by Wayne Shorter’s band, which includes pianist Danilo Perez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, takes a while to get going but when it does — bam.

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Competition - win tickets for Thierry Huillet recitalThierry HuilletWe have two tickets to give away for Thierry Huillet’s recital at the Institut Francais as part of their It’s All About Piano! festival which takes place from 4 to 6 April 2014. Huillet’s recital is at 9pm on Saturday 5 April, and Huillet will be performing Debussy’s Preludes Book II, plus the world premieres of Huillet’s own Haikus on Water for Piano and Haikus for Piano…

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IDIS Releases Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's 'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast' in 1962 Performance of Philharmonia Orchestra, Conducted by Malcolm SargentIDIS 66722[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K., www.SCTF.org.uk]The Philharmonia Orchestra, tenor Richard Lewisand the Royal Choral Society made a studiorecording of Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast under thedirection of Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1962…

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WTO’s Winterreise Podcast

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Kim Witman at the Wolf Trap Opera blog has created an illuminating 5-part podcast of Schubert’s Winterreise that gives a quick 37-minute walk-through of the cycle, its poetics, and musical journey. The recording that Kim uses is a 2010 Sydney Festival performance of bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and pianist Sharolyn Kimmorley…

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No organisation for Stravinsky?

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No organisation for Stravinsky?It’s the strange case of the missing Rite of Spring.The launch of the Royal Festival Hall’s newly refurbished organ has been dominating the Southbank Centre all this week, with a no-holds-barred festival called Pull Out All The Stops. My old friend and colleague Clare Stevens was at the recital by the distinguished French organist Olivier Latry last night and she reports on an incident that has implications far beyond the sound of the mighty “king of the instruments”…

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I had no qualms whatsoever with the second half. It opened with a Liszt triptych that showed how truly great Lewis can be. Beethoven’s answers had been all too easy, but Liszt’s were far less clear, if there were answers to be found at all in this very late music. Schlaflos, Frage und Antwort was restless indeed, centreless and neurotic, its time breaking down through myriad pauses…

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Gott der Herr die Hand uns reicht: Hänsel und Gretel in WiesbadenDie Kinder und die Knusperhexe. Photo © Staatstheater WiesbadenLike many other opera houses, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden is presenting Hänsel und Gretel during this festive season, and I took myself to yesterday's performance as a Christmas treat. Fine orchestral work, a carefully revived production, and strong vocal and dramatic performances made it a treat indeed…

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High School Drama Club: "Prince Igor" at the Met

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High School Drama Club: "Prince Igor" at the MetAll images © Cory Weaver, Metropolitan OperaKnyaz Igor (Prince Igor)March 4, 2014Prince Igor: Ildar AbdrazakovYaroslavna: Oksana DykaGalitsky: Mikhail PetrenkoKhan Konchak: Štefan KocánKonchakovna: Anita RachvelishviliVladimir Igorevich: Sergey SemishkurSkula: Vladimir OgnovenkoYeroshka: Andrey PopovOvlur: Mikhail VekuaDmitri Tcherniakov (Production, Sets, Video)Elena Zaitseva (Costumes)Itzik Galili (Choreography)Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)Prince Igor is a problem opera – perhaps the problem opera par excellence…

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Dame Ethel Smyth: ‘Woman’s Music Scorned’

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Dame Ethel Smyth: ‘Woman’s Music Scorned’On January 10 1922 Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) wrote a letter-article for the Daily Mail. She had recently been created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her work as a composer, a suffragette and writer.  The content needs no gloss, save to say that Smyth’s music has not yet been recognised to any great degree…

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It’s The Home Stretch

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It’s The Home Stretch

Today is the final day to become an Orchestra 990 Database Project’s Kickstarter campaign backer. The ability to make a pledge shuts down at 11:59 PM CDT and over the past few days, a few frequently asked questions have been coming in via email and social media so it makes sense to take a moment and cover them here during the final day of giving…

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Wigmore HallBirtwistle – Fantasia upon all the notes (2012)Carter – Enchanted Preludes (1988)Esprit rude/Esprit doux (1985)John Adams – Shaker Loops (1978)Carter – Mosaic (2004)Birtwistle – The Moth Requiem (2012)Nash EnsembleBBC SingersNicholas Kok (conductor)A funny programme this: not the combination of Harrison Birtwistle and Elliott Carter, for they provided refreshing, invigorating contrast, but the presence of John Adams’s Shaker Loops, which really did not seem to have anything to do with either, and whose poverty of invention sounded all the more glaring in such august company…

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