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In an Extended Residency, Muti Resurrects Rare Prokofiev and Gives a World Premiere by the Other Adams + MORE

Rossini, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Haydn, Prokofiev, S. Adams, Schumann: Soloists, Chicago Symphony Chorus/Duain Wolfe (director), Chicago Children’s Choir, Josephine Lee (artistic director), Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center and Holy Name Cath.... More »
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Ivo Pogorelich, Royal Festival Hall, London — review + MORE

It was hard to identify the X-factor that launched the elusive Croatian pianist as a star.... More »
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VIDEO: Teen Spirit given a classical twist + MORE

Turkish composer AyseDeniz Gokcin has reworked some of Nirvana's most famous tracks to mark what would have been Kurt Cobain's 49th birthday.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Beyond Words + MORE

Rachel Brown's Revolutionary Flute Quartets, highly recommended by Alice McVeigh. 'The double-CD is worth buying for this slice of Gluck alone.'.... More »
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Superb Beethoven Relayed through the Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker + MORE

  Beethoven: Isabelle Faust (violin); Berliner Philharmoniker/Bernard Haitink (conductor), Digital Concert Hall of the Berliner Philharmoniker – Live Broadcast to European Cinemas – New Park Cinema, Chichester, 6.3.2015 (MMB) Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61 Symphony No. 6 i.... More »
Music Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Symphony SpaceThe energetic Albert Bergeret and his New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players offer an update of the Savoyard favorite “The Pirates of Penzance” at Symphony Space.    

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Andras Schiff goes gold

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

This was the moment on 21 December when Andras Schiff was presented with the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society at the Wigmore Hall. Receiving it makes him the successor to such figures as Rubinstein, Horowitz, Curzon and only a scant handful of other tip-tip-tip-top pianists. He had just given a remarkable recital consisting of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the first half and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in the second…

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Martin Kušej’s production faces the challenges of Verdi’s opera head-on, while Anja Harteros gives a towering performance as Donna Leonora

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(Reuters) – When the Metropolitan Opera began its live-to-cinema opera transmissions on December 30, 2006, its then-new general manager Peter Gelb says many people predicted the expensive experiment would fail.

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Learning to Listen: The Strauss Family

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Strauss family of Vienna wrote some of the most famous dance music in the world. Learn about the eldest and his three sons on today's Learning to Listen.

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Not the orchestra (pace the publicity headline). The ballet segment in the New Year’s Day concert is being kitted out in L0ndon. More pics here. The collaboration was engineered by Andreas Kronthaler, the designer’s Austrian husband and creative director. He said: ”I feel honoured that we were asked to design the costumes for the New Year’s […]

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How to Subscribe to the Collaborative Piano Blog on FlipboardI got a huge surprise this morning when I opened up Flipboard on my new iPad Air and found that this blog is one of the featured blogs on the Classical Music channel. If you received a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas and want to receive CPB updates via Flipboard, here’s how you do it:My Flipboard (red ribbon at upper right) > Music > Classical (second from the top under Sections)From the Classical channel, you can subscribe and receive CPB updates along with the rest of the blogs featured in the stream (such as Classical Convert, NPR Classical and On an Overgrown Path)…

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Critical care

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Critical careThe experience of watching Wagner’s final opera Parsifal is frequently elevated to a spiritual occurrence, and productions have historically emphasized the religious dimension of the opera’s core themes of redemption and the dangers of temptation.  Two recent productions, both mounted in recognition of Wagner’s bicentenary, offer a departure from such heady pseudo-sacred conventions, and allow the piece to stand on its own as a challenging, yet rewarding musical journey about the power of one young man—who does not even know his own name—to save a kingdom…

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CD Spotlight. Emotional Range

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Shostakovich and Weinberg string quartets, heard by Andrew Schartmann. ‘… virtuoso passages leap off the page with excitement …’

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Is it surprising classical music has problems?When an embedded journalist recommends a recording I run a mile, because there is invariably a hidden agenda. When John McLaughlin Williams recommends a recording I buy it, because John is probably the least embedded person on this planet. Back in December 2010 I ran a post highlighting John’s recommendation of Paul Constantinescu’s Byzantine Christmas oratorio The Nativity, which he described as a “beautiful, mystical work”…

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Jaime Laredo conducted the New York String Orchestra in a Carnegie Hall program that included Tchaikovsky.    

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Morning Glories: Waltzing into the New Year

– minnesota.publicradio.org

It's going to be a waltz-filled week, between the New Year's Day concert from Vienna, and Learning to Listen, devoted to the waltzes of Strauss. On Morning Glories, we'll take a look at some other composers who have been beguiled by three-quarter time.

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Opera: the best and worst of 2013

– www.telegraph.co.uk

Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann were a dream but Rupert Christiansen had to sit through some nightmares    

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