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Conservatories have produced a glut of fifth-rate composers + MORE

Dear Bob, I am a freelance pianist-composer from the smallest state in the USA, and I have a personal stake in some themes you have blogged about recently, to wit, the difficulty faced by new composers in getting heard, and the low income of composers at large. Regarding the first of these themes - .... More »
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Heinrich Schiff: Bach saved my life, literally + MORE

Special to Slipped Disc from Steven Isserlis: I have spent the past few days in Belgrade, playing Bruch’s Kol Nidrei and Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the (lovely) Belgrade Philharmonic under the baton of a great musical figure, Heinrich Schiff. Alas, Heinrich’s health is far from good,.... More »
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Music Review: Garrick Ohlsson Sets Scriabin in His Russian Context + MORE

At an authoritative recital at Alice Tully Hall, Garrick Ohlsson set Alexander Scriabin in his Russian context, with Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff..... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo + MORE

A new self-titled album featuring works by Ola Gjeilo offers a portrait of the composer, pianist, and lover of choral music. Hear about the new recording, and enter for a chance to own a copy of the CD..... More »
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Ask Alice + MORE

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

Can the Met stay on song?

– www.telegraph.co.uk

These are troubled times for New York’s once-glamorous Metropolitan Opera, says Rupert Christiansen

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Community MusicWorks: Daily Orchestra Program Update: End of Year! Community MusicWorks BlogJune 03, 2014Things have been busy at the Daily Orchestra Program! From learning the story of Johann Sebastian Bach’s life (in three action-packed installments, complete with cliffhangers) to performing two concerts, our students have had no shortage of things to do and music to learn! As usual they have been embracing it all with enthusiasm, and as we draw closer and closer to the end of the school year the fruits of their hard work are starting to show themselves in exciting ways…

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Institutions including opera houses and art galleries that receive state funding will have to produce annual progress reports showing what they have done to bring more children through their doors

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In Brief: Pentecost Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

From the Opéra Comique in Paris last month, a rare performance of Ali-Baba, the 1887 opera by Charles Lecocq, an

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R. I. Gordon, A Coffin in Egypt, F. von Stade, Houston Grand Opera, T. Myers (New Albany Records, May 1, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Even with von Stade, Gordon’s inert “Coffin” is a deadly night in Philadelphia (The Classical Review, June 7)
Opera singers sometimes have had second careers in music theater or other lighter genres, from Ezio Pinza to Kathleen Battle and Jessye Norman…

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Morning Glories: Richard Strauss

– minnesota.publicradio.org

This week on Morning Glories, we note the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. His operas and tone poems achieved spectacular success during his lifetime, and today, they're performed, recorded, and discussed as widely as ever.

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Silent Moons and Brahmsian Schoenbergs | Chelsea Music Festival Featuring a New York Premiere by Augusta Read Thomas, two works from Schoenberg’s Brahms period, the Brahms clarinet quintet and lieder for soprano and string quartet by Mendelssohn as arranged and transformed by German composer Aribert Reimann…

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Enjoy the Andante con moto from Piano Concerto No. 4

'This second instalment of Leif Ove Andsnes's 'Beethoven Journey' is no less successful that its predecessor,' wrote Misha Donat in his review of this recording in the May issue of BBC Music Magazine…

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Sir Mix-A-Lot raps with Symphony

– www.dailytelegraph.com.au

IT seems like an unlikely collaboration but rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot has teamed up with the Seattle Symphony to perform his iconic hit Baby Got Back.

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CD Spotlight. Convincing Work

– www.mvdaily.com

Music for soprano and percussion orchestra, heard by Paul Sarcich. ‘The percussion work on this album is of a very high standard …’

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Omaha.com: Pianist André Watts’ mastery a fitting end to Omaha Symphony’s seasonAndré WattsThomas WilkinsSaturday, June 7, 2014Omaha World-HeraldBy Todd von Kampen / World-Herald Correspondent The contemporary sounds of Omaha’s Summer Arts Festival surrounded and invaded the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday evening…

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Handel’s Alcina, Not Baroque Enough

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Handel: Alcina, Staatskapelle Dresden, Rainer Mühlbach (conductor), Dresden Semperoper, 5.6.2014 (JMI) Cast: Alcina: Vanessa Goikoetxea Ruggiero: Diana Haller Bradamante: Christa Mayer Morgana: Verónica Cangemi Oronte: Semeon Esper Melisso: Markus Butter Oberto: Christel Loetzsch   Production: Dresden Semperoper Direction: Jan Philipp Gloger Sets: Ben Baur Costumes: Karin Jud Lighting: Fabio Antoci     In recent years […]

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Terra­cini gets OA tuned for success

– www.theaustralian.com.au

OPERA Australia boss Lyndon Terracini has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).

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