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On this day in 627, a Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeated Emperor Khosrau II’s Persian forces, commanded by General Rhahzadh, in the Battle of Nineveh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLcCojUkMuE Born on this day in 1900 tenor Arthur Carron http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy9u5x.... More »
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An Atheist Composer on Choral Music + MORE

Have you wanted to compose choral music but have not—or have you ignored the contemporary choral scene altogether—because of its religious association?.... More »
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Mrs Doubtfire musical in the works + MORE

Composer of Disney's Aladdin and Little Shop of Horrors reveals he's working on a musical based on the 1993 film..... More »
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Sergio Mims: Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Bass-Baritone Eric Owens to Replace Christof Fischesser in Bruckner's "Te Deum" Led by Riccardo Muti - June 23, 25 & 26 + MORE

Eric Owenshttp://imgartists.com/artist/eric_owensSergio A. Mims forwards this press release:Chicago Symphony OrchestraMedia AlertFriday, June 17, 2016CHICAGO—Bass-Baritone Eric Owens has graciously agreed to step in as the bass soloist for the upcoming performances of Bruckner’s Te Deum featurin.... More »
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As a preview of sorts of the Next Big Thing at the Met, here’s a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta featuring Piotr Beczala from 2002. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Iolanta Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow The Moscow Chamber Choir Vladimir Fedoseyev, conductor Grand Hall of the Mo.... More »


The 
Fulham
 Ring. – 2014

– www.the-wagnerian.com


The 
Fulham
 Ring. - 2014Final
 rehearsals 
are 
now
 underway
 for
 the 
culmination 
of 
The 
Fulham
 Ring.

 In
 an 
audacious 
undertaking, 
Fulham
 Opera, 
London’s
 smallest
 professional 
opera
company, 
have
 been
 tackling 
Wagner’s 
Ring 
Cycle 
since 
2011
 and
 the 
company
 have 
now 
reached 
the 
point 
where 
all 
four
 acclaimed 
productions 
will 
be
mounted 
as 
two 
complete 
cycles 
in 
February 
2014…

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A Violinist’s Triumph Is Ruined by ThievesA 1715 Stradivarius violin, valued in “the high seven figures,” was snatched from the arms of Frank Almond, a violinist in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, after a concert this week.    

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The third and, for now, last next to last in a brief series, this post collects all of my writing for The New York Times between my report on the American Symphony Orchestra concert of November 17 and the collective article "Critics Weigh In on Standout Operas of Recent Decades," both of which I posted individually elsewhere…

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My tribute to Abbado

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My tribute to AbbadoThis is my tribute to Claudio Abbado as published yesterday in the Independent. First, some Mozart, from Lucerne (with thanks to Medici TV).Claudio Abbado’s Mahler Symphony No.9 with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra is among those rare concert experiences that will stay with me forever.At the end the strings faded into the ether as if merging with an ineffable, eternal life force; you could scarcely tell where sound stopped and silence began…

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Don Giovanni, Royal Opera House - opera reviewIs Donna Anna the victim of a sexual assault at the start of Don Giovanni, or has she welcomed his advances? Kasper Holten unfashionably proposes the latter. More than that, she continues to desire him, while Giovanni himself is portrayed as a man who longs for real love, as opposed to the joys of seduction…

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Elektra: A Production Strauss Himself Would Love

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Strauss: Elektra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Christian Thielemann (conductor), Berlin Philarmonie, 28.1.2014 (2014).   Concert version Cast: Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius Chrysothemis: Anna Schwanewilms Klytämnestra: Waltraud Meier Orest: René Pape Aegisth: Frank Van Aken Pfleger:  Peter Lobert Vertraute: Romy Petrick Schleppträgerin: Christiane Hossfeld Junger Diener: Simeon Esper Alte Diener: Matthias Henneberg Aufseherin: Nadine Secunde Erste Magd: […]

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Touhill.org: Moipei Quartet, Kenyan Triplets and Sister, presented March 1, 2014 by International Studies and Programs, Univ. of Missouri St. LouisMoipei Quartet (YouTube)Composer Fred Onovwerosuoke of African Musical Arts and Fredo Music, Inc. announces the first U.S. tour of the Moipei Quartet, beginning February 18, 2014 in New York.  Performance dates are available at the Moipei Quartet’s website   http://www.moipeiquartet…

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What’s a tenor doing on my tenner?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

What’s a tenor doing on my tenner?The Irish government has commemorated Count John McCormack on a 10-Euro coin. John McCormack (1884-1945) was a world-renowned Irish tenor, spanning Handel to Hollywood.

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Rameau 250: don't just sit there, do something!Jean-Philippe Rameau died 250 years ago, so there’s a nice anniversary to provide an excuse to spotlight him. He’s an absolute magician – just as his later successors, Ravel and Debussy, would be. I’m a late convert to French Baroque: I’ve grown to love the richness of its musical invention, its startling originality, its mellifluous beauty and its dizzying range of emotion – excitement, humour, sparkle, pathos and more – and Rameau is one of its reigning triumvirate, alongside Lully and Couperin…

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Kasper Holten redeems himself with a thoughtul and attentive Don Giovanni, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Let's refresh jaded ears with Classic AmnesiaWidespread interest in Forgotify – a service that streams never-played Spotify tracks – is a wakeup call for classical music. So I’m proposing a crowd-funded streaming service called Classic Amnesia. Just as Spotify is an accurate barometer of popular music fashions, so the Proms are an accurate barometer of classical fashions…

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John Malveaux: BroadwayWorld.com: Denyce Graves To Lead Rob Ashford's CAROUSEL At Lyric Opera Of Chicago In 2015Denyce Graves (Broadway World)John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Ms. Graves will lead CAROUSEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago 2015. Ms. Graves was featured soloist for 2011 Juneteenth Celebration at Long Beach Performing Arts Center produced by MusicUNTOLDhttp://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Denyce-Graves-To-Lead-Rob-Ashfords-CAROUSEL-At-Lyric-Opera-Of-Chicago-415-20140127 John Malveaux

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Minnesota boss takes 15% pay cut in bid to save his job

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Minnesota boss takes 15% pay cut in bid to save his jobMichael Henson, the vastly unpopular president and CEO of the Minnesota Orchestra, has announced that he will fulfil a pledge to take the same pay reduction as the musicians. Whether this will save his seat is other matter. The musicians are due to meet the new chairman, Gordon Sprenger, next week and Henson’s future will be […]

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