The Life and Death of Colonel Canard + MORE Jan 4th

 

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Australia claims seat at the Berlin Philharmonic + MORE

A permanent place has been reserved for a young Australian to play in the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of its Academy. Two philanthropists – Naomi Milgrom and Peter Weiss – are paying for the arrangement and the candidate will be selected from students at the Australian Nati.... More »
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We could live and learn, given half a chance... + MORE Jan 15th

This is my latest Soapbox post for Amati.com: http://www.amati.com/articles/1053-we-could-live-and-learn-given-half-a-chance.htmlThe gist of it is that classical music's obsession with attracting youth may be a little misplaced....... More »
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La farsa del destino + MORE

There might be nothing in the world as joyous as a Rossini overture. Il Signor Bruschino is considered one of Rossini’s minor works but about 30 seconds into the overture you are officially in “Rossiniland” (the theme of this new video staged by the Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival in.... More »
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Anna behind bars + MORE

Anna Netrebko adds yet another veristic aria to her burgeoning repertoire: “L’altra notte in fondo al mare” from Boito’s Mefistofele.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XutMoFCn3CY (From a concert August 27 at the Beiteddine Festival. Orchestra: Filarmonica Gioachino Rossin.... More »
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Classical music moves towards a single market + MORE

The London Symphony Orchestra is one of Classic FM's partner orchestras. There has been much media spin linked to Simon Rattle's 2017 Barbican concerts as the LSO's incoming music director. The spin includes a shower of anti-Brexit and pro-new London concert hall tweets from Classic FM quoting him, .... More »
The Life and Death of Colonel CanardLa Cieca can’t even…
“…the grandest opera houses, where the better tickets are exorbitantly priced, are attended by people who want a good evening out, but are actually presented, as often as not, with what are often called ‘radical rethinkings’ of familiar or even not very familiar works, where the director has chosen to ‘deconstruct’ or ‘subvert’ the opera, so that instead of sitting there passively—this is the idea—the audience will be, in best Brechtian mode, forced to think rather than feel, to feel themselves ‘challenged’ rather than moved…

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Dangerous living, with JS Bach

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Dangerous living, with JS BachI’ve long been an admirer of the extraordinary South African pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, whose recordings of Bach and Mozart in particular have struck me as profound, original, fresh, thought-provoking and utterly authentic in terms of the spirit of the music. Among his many roles, he teaches at the Royal Academy of Music and Benjamin Grosvenor has often cited him as a vital mentor…

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Matsuev/Mariinsky O/Gergiev(Mariinsky)In both these concertos it is hard not to enjoy Denis Matsuev’s playing and that of the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, if only for the sheer enthusiasm and larger-than-life presence. Even in the highly wrought passages in the massive Second Concerto, which he plays in Tchaikovsky’s own revision, Matsuev copes with the fistfuls of notes with real relish, while there’s refinement, too, in the slow movement: with its violin and cello solos, it effectively becomes a triple concerto at times…

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Playlist.

– nightafternight.blogs.com

Michael Pisaro – Unter Eichen – Barry Chabala (Roeba)
Matt Davis, Phil Durrant, Mark Wastell – untitled (Confront Recordings)
Anne Guthrie & Barry Chabala – Preston Hollow (Roeba)
The Sealed Knot Live at Café Oto (Confront Recordings)
Anne Guthrie – Perhaps a Favorable Organic Moment (Copy for Your Records)
Rapoon – Vernal Crossing Revisited (Zoharum)
Steve Roach – Spiral Meditations (Timeroom Editions > Bandcamp)
Michael Pisaro – Mind Is Moving 1 (Edition Wandelweiser)
Éliane Radigue – Naldjorlak I II III – Carol Robinson, Bruno Martinez & Charles Curtis (Shiiin)
Michael Pisaro – Transparent City (Volumes 1 and 2) (Edition Wandelweiser)
Isis – Celestial (Escape Artist/Hydra Head)
Olivia Block – Karren (Sedimental)
Giuseppe Verdi – Otello – Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Lawrence Tibbett, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Ettore Panizza (Naxos Historical)
Mathew Rosenblum – Sharpshooter; Möbius Loop (quartet version); Double Concerto; Möbius Loop (quartet and orchestra version) – Kenneth Coon, Lisa Pegher, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose (BMOP/Sound)
Oh, Yoko – I Love You… (Normal Cookie > Bandcamp)
Stefan Thut – drei, 1-21 – Johnny Chang, Sam Sfirri, Jürg Frey (Edition Wandelweiser)
Peter Streiff – Vokal/Instrumental – Anne Schmid, Katharina Suske, Elisabeth Grimm, Klavierduo Kordzaia-Blum and others (Edition Wandelweiser)
Christian Wolff – 11 Microexercises – Beat Keller, Reza Khota (Edition Wandelweiser)
Craig Shepard – On Foot – Antoine Beuger, Katie Porter, Christian Wolff, Jürg Frey, Tobias Liebezeit, Marcus Kaiser (Edition Wandelweiser)
King Crimson – The Road to Red: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX, June 8, 1973 (DGM)
Anne Guthrie – standing, sitting (Engraved Glass)
Bruno Duplant – one hour north (Engraved Glass)
Salman Bakht – Twentysecond, Swift (Bandcamp)
Phil Durrant/Thomas Lehn/Radu Malfatti – dach (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Klaus Filip – imaoto (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe – Φ (Erstwhile)
King Crimson – Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, June 7, 2000 (DGMLive)
Steve Moore – Pangaea Ultima (Spectrum Spools > Bandcamp preview)
Santiago Astaburuaga – Pieza de Escucha I – Cristián Alvear Montecino, Edén Carrasco (Bandcamp)
Kate Soper – Voices from the Killing Jar – Wet Ink Ensemble (Carrier)

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Opera Review: ‘La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers’ at St. Paul’s ChapelThe Gotham Chamber Opera performed the hourlong “La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers” at St. Paul’s Chapel.    

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1964 was another hugely impressive a year for new works by a whole variety of British and Commonwealth composers.  This ranges from the ‘elder statesman’, Havergal Brian, aged 87 who began his 22 Symphony and completed a Concerto for Orchestra and a Cello Concerto, to a very youthful Michael Finnissy presenting his ‘Song 6’ for ensemble…

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Dr. Jonathan Bailey Holland Addresses Vermont College of Fine Arts on "From Manuscript to Manuscript: Creating Works from 'Finished' Works"Dr. Jonathan Bailey HollandOn January 1, 2014 AfriClassical posted: Imani Winds: ‘The Rite of Spring’ single released to acclaim and on ‘iTunes Best of 2013 list’!  Today we received a tweet from composer Jonathan Bailey Holland, whose home town is Flint, Michigan where we lived for a couple of years in the 1960s:#VCFAwriting visiting #VCFAmusic faculty #JonathanBaileyHolland speaks RE: new works from finished works @AfriClassical @VCFAMusicCompWe asked Jonathan to explain his presentation so we could pass it on to our readers…

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Carmen, Royal Opera

– cheyneyk.blogspot.com

Carmen, Royal OperaThis article first appeared at auditionoracle.comWe want to set our sights high on your behalf at Audition Oracle and decided to begin 2014 right at the top. Last night we visited the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to see Carmen. It turned out to be a complete experience of the wonder and absurdity of opera, with all sorts of things happening we can all relate to…

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical is, from the point of view of the musical theatre regular, an interesting beast. There’s been a trend lately for musicals dealing ever more explicitly with sex, with plenty of bad language and nudity thrown in. Their creators, and some theatregoers appear to find this shocking (either pleasantly or horrifyingly depending on your point of view)…

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Der Fliegende Holländer  Performances - 2014Dresden Der Fliegende Holländer Semperoper Dresden28 August 2013 to 2 July 2014Wiesbaden Der Fliegende Holländer Hessisches Staatstheater WiesbadenNew production7 September 2013 to 22 February 2014Bremen  Der Fliegende Holländer Theater BremenNew production15 September 2013 to 14 March 2014Brno Der Fliegende Holländer National Theatre BrnoNew production27 September 2013 to 2 May 2014St Gallen Der Fliegende Holländer Theater St Gallen19 October 2013 to 28 January 2014Karlsruhe Der Fliegende Holländer Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe27 October 2013 to 10 January 2014Vilnius  Der Fliegende Holländer Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet16 January 2014Munich  Der Fliegende Holländer Bavarian State Opera17 to 23 January 2014Essen Der Fliegende Holländer Aalto Musiktheater Essen24 January to 21 February 2014Strasbourg Der Fliegende Holländer Opéra national du RhinNew production26 January to 22 February 2014 (Strasbourg and Mulhouse)Copenhagen Der Fliegende Holländer Royal Theatre Copenhagen26 January to 28 February 2014St Petersburg Der Fliegende Holländer Mariinsky Theatre28 January 2014Rouen Der Fliegende Holländer Opéra de Rouen31 January to 2 February 2014Calgary  Der Fliegende Holländer Calgary Opera1 to 7 February 2014Sarasota Der Fliegende Holländer Sarasota Opera1 to 23 March 2014Zürich Der Fliegende Holländer Opernhaus Zürich11 to 23 March 2014Charlotte  Der Fliegende Holländer Opera Carolina22 to 30 March 2014Budapest Der Fliegende Holländer Hungarian State Opera26 March to 5 April 2014Oslo Der Fliegende Holländer Den Norske Opera16 May to 22 June 2014Munich Der Fliegende Holländer Munich Opera Festival8 to 11 July 2014

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Critic’s Notebook: Otto Schenk’s Opera Stagings Still at Home in ViennaThe Vienna State Opera presented productions of “Die Fledermaus” and “Fidelio” by the Austrian director.    

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While there may not be a touch-of-a-button method for purchasing discounted tickets in the Twin Cities just yet, there are a number of affordable opportunities for students (and others) to hear live classical music in the area.

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Ensemble. Perfect Settings

– www.mvdaily.com

New Year in Italy, by Giuseppe Pennisi

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