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Whispering or Yelling, Young Composers Tell It + MORE

  MATA Festival, Concerts I and V: “Curiouser and Curiouser” and “Incomparable Contrivances”: Curious Chamber Players (April 14), Talea Ensemble (April 18), The Kitchen, New York City. 14/18.4.2015 (BH) April 14 Carlos Gutiérrez Quiroga: Jintili (2012) Tomi Räisänen: Sthe.... More »
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ArtsBeat: In Lecture, the Conductor Alan Gilbert Gives Job Description, Lauds New Music + MORE

The New York Philharmonic’s music director calls for a new approach to new music and dismisses speculation about musical chairs in the conducting world..... More »
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San Diego Union-Tribune: "Review: With time, ‘Joplin’s New Rag’ will catch on" + MORE

Robert Barry Fleming in Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company's "Scott Joplin's New Rag." CREDIT: Daren ScottRobert Barry Fleming in Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company's "Scott Joplin's New Rag." CREDIT: Daren ScottScott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and .... More »
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Diary of a Tchaikovsky Competition loser + MORE

This is so bad it might even be good. Alexander Lubyantsev won third prize in the 2007 Tchaik Compettion and was eliminated in the first round four years later, a decision that provoked prolonged audience protests. Since then, he cannot make a living in music. He has been reduced to working on the s.... More »
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Classical news: Composers of color are 'effectively silenced,' says Eleanor Alberga + MORE

This week's top classical news stories include a composer speaking out against racism in classical music; a piano prize for Benjamin Grosvenor; and a tragedy in the family of one of the Piano Guys..... More »
 Seattle Chamber Music Society: An Evolving Force in the City After 30 years, the Seattle Chamber Music Society is a fixture in the city’s music scene. The pair of appealing seasons — winter and summer, which just concluded — are usually sold-out, financially well-endowed and highly respected…

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Jose Feliciano still smoothly persuasive after all these yearsNow 68, the guitar virtuoso, who plays The Ex on Aug. 21, will keep playing and singing as long as he can.

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Music Review: Xavier de Maistre Makes His New York DebutIn his New York debut, the harpist Xavier de Maistre played Smetana, Fauré, Liszt and others on Thursday as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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It is said that a writer is supposed to write about what he knows from experience – and one could think that stage directors seem to follow that rule too. In its big picture, Frank Castorf’s Ring is very well organized – Rheingold takes place in the US, Die Walküre in the USSR until we finally reach Berlin, where both worlds meet and where Siegfried and Götterdämmerung take place…

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Lang Lang’s analysis of the tiger economy

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Lang Lang’s analysis of the tiger economy
Message from the pianist: I met a Siberian tiger cub today in the city of Harbin in Northeastern China. We need to do everything we can to protect the tigers and other endangered animals!! Supporting World Wildlife Fund and other organizations like it is a great place to start!
(Not sure how his head got bitten off…

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Lots of British composers, no new German music and women in the orchestra: preserved programmes provide a fascinating snapshot of musical Britain during the era

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Ballo Cast Change, San Francisco Opera

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Just arrived, the first cast change of the season: Krassimira Stoyanova, who was to sing the first six of the seven performances, has withdrawn for health reasons. Julianna Di Giacomo, who was going to sing the last performance, will instead sing all seven. The production opens on October 4, 2014.Ms…

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Ensemble. Daring and Bold

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‘Madama Butterfly’ and ‘Il Trittico’ at the Puccini Festival, discussed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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St Vincent, the Growlers, the Killers: this week's new live musicSt Vincent | The Growlers | The Killers | Prom 41 | Marius Neset & The Trondheim OrchestraA hip and witty artist who can shred with the best of them, Annie Clark (who records as St Vincent) has sometimes struggled to make all her skills work to her advantage. Love This Giant, her 2012 collaborative album with David Byrne, helped change that, serving notice that in the world of idiosyncratic but relatable songwriting, a torch was being passed…

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Glimmerglass Festival stars Christine Goerke in dual roleSinger returns to upstate New York opera fest as artist-in-residence, and has title role in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos.

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'Soprano Latonia Moore sang an aria and duet with Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert from AIDA during 150th Anniversary Emancipation Proclamation Concert'Latonia Moore(Dallas Opera/Kilponen)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Here is the remarkable performance by Soprano Latonia Moore & Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert 2012 150th Emancipation Proclamation concert – YouTube John Malveaux _____________________________________________Soprano Latonia Moore sang an aria and duet with Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert from AIDA during 150th Anniversary Emancipation Proclamation Concert, September 22, 2012 in Los Angeles co-presented by MusicUNTOLD and KUSC Classical Radio 91…

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Disappointing Heider Dufay Recital from Hilliard

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             Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (10) – Heider, Dufay: The Hilliard Ensemble, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 14.8.2014 (SRT) Heider:    Sechs Gesänge für den Frieden Dufay:      Missa “L’homme armé”   After 40 years of music making, the Hilliard Ensemble are calling it a day, but I’m sorry that final […]

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Yesterday I posted news of an opera conductor swimsuit competition being held by the blog Opera Candy. It seemed unlikely that any serious conductor would accept the blog’s invitation to submit a swimsuit video, but the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Bill Eddins has in fact tendered a submission.

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