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Remembering Edith Cavell + MORE

Edith CavellPatrick Hawes is a composer mainly associated with big, bold, tonal works in a highly romantic contemporary vein, inspired by the music of the English Romantics. His Eventide: In memoriam Edith Cavell was commissioned by Sheringham & Cromer Choral Society and first performed in Norw.... More »
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V.com weekend vote: What is the most annoying extra noise at a concert? + MORE

By Laurie Niles: Cough drops, lollipops -- why is the crackly sound of a candy wrapper so annoying in a symphony hall? Let's face it, classical music thrives on fine details, and the ideal backdrop for listening to it is silence. Those details come across best in a special space with fine-tuned a.... More »
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Barbican Boulez Pintscher Ensemble Intercontemporain + MORE

A quick glance at this stage - what else but Pierre Boulez sur Incises, with Ensemble Intercontemporain, the orchestra he founded, and Matthias Pintscher, at the Barbican Hall, London, 28tth April 2015, part of the continuing Barbican Boulez at 90 celebrations.  This photo (courtesy Ensemble In.... More »
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Where the Music Takes You (or Don’t Let the Music Talk Politics) + MORE

Beethoven, Dvorak, Khachaturian. Filarmonica della Scala, conductor, Daniel Harding, Alessandro Taverna (piano). A Santa Cecilia concert at Sala Sinopoli, Parco della Musica Rome as part of the With You Armenia Centennial  05-09-2015 (JB) Beethoven began by seeing where the music would take him –.... More »
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Mozart in Beethoven's hands + MORE

Modeled after one of Beethoven's favorite Mozart quartets (which Beethoven himself copied by hand), the Beethoven Op 18 No. 5 is a romp of a work. The Miro Quartet certainly thinks so. You'll hear its performance from a Chamber Music Society of St Cloud recital in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »
Sibelius tone poems enthrall Gerald Fenech. ‘A magically enthralling foray into Finnish mythology.’

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin dirigiert Bartók und Mahler

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Bartók and Mahler 1. Enjoy the broadcast video HERE. Gil Shaham  is the soloist in the Bartók Violin Concerto No 2. The orchestra is the BR Symphonieorchester

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Interview with Philippe Quint: The Tchaikovsky Violin ConcertoBy Laurie Niles: After some 200 performances of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Russian-born violinist Philippe Quint felt it was time to record this work that has been part of his musical backdrop since childhood.

Last week, he released his first all-Russian album, a recording of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with with the Sofia Philharmonic led by conductor Martin Panteleev…

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Patricia Racette sang the title role with deep commitment and ambiguous sensuality – though the production was musically and dramatically uneven

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms London

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms LondonThe Cleveland Orchestra, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, made a most welcome return to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.  Are the Clevelanders the best orchestra in the United States today? Their two Proms certainly made the case. Superlative finesse and poise, generated by genuine musicality…

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Arias Fernández/Stile Galante/Aresi(Pan Classics)This year marks the tercentenary of the birth of Neapolitan composer Niccolò Jommelli, best known for a series of operas that make such fearsome demands on their performers that their outings are few and far between. This disc breaks new ground in gathering together four of his chamber cantatas for soprano, strings and harpsichord…

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PROM 70: Celebrating  Maxwell Davies’ 80th Birthday

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 BBC Prom 70 – Sir Peter Maxwell Davies: Dmitri Ashkenazy (clarinet), Robert Jordan (bagpipes), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Ben Gernon (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.9.2014 (MB) Concert Overture: Ebb of Winter (London premiere) Strathclyde Concerto no.4 An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise   Unlike many such occasions, this concert actually did take place on the […]

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Beware of classical music's new silly conventionsSpeaking at the recent Salzburg launch of Deutsche Grammophon’s Discovery classical music streaming app DG president Mark Wilkinson asserted that “The digital audience is our audience”. If we leave aside concerns that the Discovery app – £2.59 a month to access more than 450 albums – will destroy rather than creates financial value, Mark Wilkinson’s sound bite requires closer study…

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Brahms: Romanzen aus L Tiecks Magelone CD review  emotionally detailedMaltman/Johnson(Hyperion)Forming volume five of Hyperions Brahms edition, Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnsons recording of the Magelone Romances is also this once-rare works second outing on disc this year and, as with its predecessor from Daniel Behle and Sveinung Bjelland on Capriccio, you are very aware of the artistic minefield the piece represents…

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Panufnik and Lutoslawski quartets

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Panufnik and Lutoslawski quartets Panufnik String Quartets, Lutoslawski String Quartet; Tippett Quartet; Naxos Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0Quartets by two remarkable Polish 20th century contemporariesThis new disc from the Tippett Quartet has quartets from two of the major voices in 20th century music, both Polish…

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Royal Opera House will open its doors to children as young as two when its new season starts on Thursday, as the 282-year-old institution seeks a new generation of music-lovers.

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Alison Balsom

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Alison Balsom's new recording is an eclectic mix of works by Satie, Piazzolla, Messiaen, Ravel and more. We catch up with her before her next tour of concerts.
 
How did your latest disc, Paris, evolve?
I wanted to collaborate with a non-classical musician and to do something that’s very different from what is expected from a classical trumpet player…

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The great big city’s a wondrous toyOn this day in 1609, Henry Hudson discovered Manhattan Island and the indigenous people living there.

Born on this day in 1524 poet Pierre de Ronsard

Born on this day in 1711 composer William Boyce

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