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Edward Elgar, his dog and his car + MORE

Newly rediscovered footage. A seasonal treat. Tip: Play Nimrod as you watch. .... More »
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Ask Alice + MORE

'Death of a Salesman', with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh.... More »
virtuoso

End-of-summer miscellany + MORE

Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of music and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda.... Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful.... More »
classical music

A Rare Chance to Hear Zemlinsky’s Opulent Die Seejungfrau + MORE

Rachmaninov, Zemlinsky: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 9.3.2016. (RB) Rachmaninov:  Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor Op 30 Zemlinsky:  Die Seejungfrau (‘The Mermaid’) Both of the late Romantic works .... More »
maestros

Some Important British Works that are Celebrating Half-Centenaries (Composed, First Performed or Published) Part 1 + MORE

A selection of works that were composed, published or premiered in 1965. I acknowledge Eric Gilder’s The Dictionary of Composers and their Musicas being an invaluable source for musical history. I present these listings in two parts. Part 1:Malcolm Arnold: Five Fantasies, for bassoon, clarinet, fl.... More »
Top Israeli conductor joins anti-war protest in Tel AvivThe conductor Ilan Volkov, music director of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, will lead an ad hoc ensemble of musicians at an anti-war protest tomorrow in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.
The protest, organised by the artist Omer Krieger, will call for peace talks and an end to the occupation.
A number of cultural personalities have pledged their participation…

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My perfect weekend: Sir Mark Elder, 67, is conducting La Traviata at Glyndebourne. He discusses silence, his beloved Hallé orchestra, and a very special recent weekend

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Sergio A. Mims: 12-3 PM (CT) Wed. July 23, www.whpk.org will livestream a taped interview with pianist & composer Girma Yifrashewa on CD 'Love & Peace'Love & Peace is available in LP, CD or Digital Format:http://www.unseenworlds.net/UW13/Girma Yifrashewa has a website at: http://www.GirmaYifrashewa.com  and  is featured at AfriClassical.com(Photo Credit: Douglas/New York Times)Sergio A. Mims:I’m sure your readers will love to know that this Wednesday, July 23rd on my WHPK-FM Chicago radio show I will be broadcasting a taped interview with pianist and composer Girma Yifrashewa about his new album Love & PeaceThe show is broadcast as always on Wed…

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Body in great shape, shame about soul

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BARTOK’S Concerto for Orchestra was composed when the Hungarian exile was terminally ill.

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Tributes to a true and mighty trumpet

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Tributes to a true and mighty trumpetStunned by his death in a road accident, colleagues and friends of the LSO’s former principal trumpet, Rod Franks, have been sharing their sorrows and memories.
Clive Gillinson, the orchestra’s former cellist and managing director (now president of Carnegie Hall), writes to www.slippedisc…

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From a Classical Pianist, an App Lets You Graft Your Voice Onto Actual Hit SongsHook’d, an app for iPhone and iPod from the pianist-software entrepreneur Robert Taub, features everything from the original recording except the voice track.

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Me on the Diane Rehm show

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Me on the Diane Rehm show
This is happening tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/22. The Diane Rehm Show is a top NPR offering, broadcast from Washington, DC. I’ll be in the studio, talking about the future of classical music with quite a distinguished group of colleagues — Alex Ross, the pianist Orli Shaham, and Fred Bronstein, who as CEO of the St…

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The Golden Age Of Orchestras & Opera Are At An End

If you’re the type of person who forms an opinion about an article by reading the headline, you may be disappointed with today’s post. This isn’t going to be a lengthy commentary on how the field is overbuilt, classical music is dying, and the only way to save the future is via wholesale slashing of budgets…

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Employing a fresh approach to a familiar work, Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ was the winner in Caramoor’s intriguing pairing of bel canto operas

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Play your hunch

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Play your hunchBel Canto at Caramoor is something that I’ve always wanted to attend but never have because … well because frankly I’m just too lazy during the summers, and I’m also a big baby about outdoor performances. What if it’s torrential downpour? What if it’s 100 degrees? What if it’s a five hour opera and it sucks and there’s no way of peacing out? What if the cast sucks? I’d rather focus on the three big B’s during the summer: Ballet, Beach, and Big Brother…

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From In the Night

Stephen Hough’s recent recording on Hyperion, In the Night, includes pieces that all explore nineteenth century composers’ obsessions with nighttime themes…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 19 July 2014
 



1

Rival Queens
Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux
Sony Classical 88843023682
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2

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67514
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3

Schubert • Beethoven • Wagner
Vienna Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado
Audite 95627
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4

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 479 3232
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5

Bruckner: Symphony No…

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Howlin' Fling festival review  low-key folk in stunning settingIsle of Eigg, HebridesThis inaugural event showcased a wide range of music from Jens Lakeman to cellist Olly Coates’ Messiaen but the island was the real starCould there be a more magical setting for a music festival? The little Hebridean island of Eigg is a gem: tucked between Skye and Ardnamurchan, flanked by craggy Rùm and tiny Muck, topped by its iconic knobbly An Sgùrr…

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