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Gidon Kremer: I fail to understand some of my unnamed colleagues + MORE

The great violinist has issued the following non-political statement via Slipped Disc on the darkening Russia-Ukraine situation. Gidon asks: what can music do when politicians are pushing us to war? There is no easy answer. Read Gidon’s words, share, and reflect.   “Gidon Kremer: My Ru.... More »
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Ambitious Royal Opera House 2015/2016 season + MORE

The Royal Opera House 2015/2016 season is one of the best for a long time. Eight new productions in the main auditorium alone, and a florescence of new work at the Linbury, before it closes for refurbishment.  An ambitious range from the baroque to the modern.   Juan Diego Flórez sin.... More »
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VSO/Harding - Schumann, Scenes from Goethe's Faust, 22 November 2015 + MORE

Konzerthaus, ViennaSzenen aus Goethes Faust, WoO 3Faust, Pater Seraphicus, Dr Marianus – Christian Gerhaher Gretchen, Una poenitentum – Christiane Karg Mephistopheles, Böser Geist – Alastair Miles Marthe, Sorge, Magna Peccatrix – Christina Landshamer Mangel, Maria Aegyptica, Mater Glorio.... More »
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OPUS2016 shortlisted composer - Emma Wilde + MORE

Full Name: Emma Wilde(c) Mario DuarteAge: 24Where are you from? Where do you live now? Do you think this is relevant to understanding your music?I’m from Manchester and I still live there now. I suppose this is relevant to my music as growing up in Manchester, a city which has such a rich legacy.... More »
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Bayerische Staatsoper Broadcast schedule + MORE

At the start of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2014-15 season,  dates for online broadcasts are announced. NB the schedule's been changed - see latest hereNEW  Strauss Die Schweigsame Frau (Barry Kosky) 5th OctoberLeoš Janáček ~ The Makropoulos Case - 19 October 1st NovemberGiacomo Pucc.... More »

Explosion and fire at Stuttgart Opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Explosion and fire at Stuttgart OperaEmergency services were called out last after resident reported a loud bang and saw smoke billowing from the theatre building. Happily, 60 fire fighters got there fast, traced the blaze to the costumes department and extinguished it fast. No-one was hurt.
Damage is estimated at 150,000 Euros – very light, indeed…

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For sixteen years now the BBC, as one of its many activities connected with the Proms, has run a program which it calls Inspire, comprising of a competition and several workshops for composers between the ages of 12 and 18. On this last Sunday, composer Fraser Trainer, who chaired the committee of judges for the competition, led a workshop for about two dozen young composers whose activities were related to the works on that night’s Prom, which was presented by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain…

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Tin sheds and Coke recipe for romance

– www.theaustralian.com.au

IT is a self-evident truth that many opera plots are preposterous.

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Musician Shaun Buswell gave himself 10 days to build an orchestra from people on the streets of Edinburgh. BBC News followed him to see how he got on.

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Glyndebourne presents La traviata

– www.telegraph.co.uk

Watch: Verdi’s classic opera from Glyndebourne

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Classical music demands some effort from the listenerMy header photo* shows adepts of the Chisti Sufi order celebrating with Qawwali singing at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in Delhi. I took the photo just before midnight during Ramadan; despite the late hour the temperature was still in the low 30s celsius with the very high humidity that precedes the monsoon, and covered heads and bare feet were de rigeur…

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Opera Candy – the blog dedicated to “anything sweet, yummy, or sticky about opera” – is holding what it considers (probably accurately) the “first ever swim suit competition for opera conductors.”

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Der Rosenkavalier • Richard Strauss
A Rosenkavalier for all Tastes
Pictures above and below courtesy Salzburg Festival © Monika Rittershaus. Click on details to see entire picture.

There’s a buzz at big-ticket opera productions at the Salzburg Festival that you don’t have at concerts, even where the latter sell out…

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Music Review: Fabian Almazan Takes ‘Rhizome’ Project to Village VanguardThe pianist Fabian Almazan took his “Rhizome” project to the Village Vanguard, explaining how all music, like people, has commonalities under the surface.

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Don’t look now: The festival poster will give you a migraine 

The designer is a Canadian composer, Chiyoko Szlavnics, who is based in Berlin.
Not a great advert for her music.
Or anything else, for that matter.

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For sixteen years now the BBC, as one of its many activities connected with the Proms, has run a program which it calls Inspire, comprising of a competition and several workshops for composers between the ages of 12 and 18. On this last Sunday, composer Fraser Trainer, who chaired the committee of judges for the competition, led a workshop for about two dozen young composers whose activities were related to the works on that night’s Prom, which was presented by the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain…

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We're turning the microphone to you: Tell us how you use classical music programming, both on-air and online, to help us continue to provide you with the musical selections and stories you enjoy.

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One World Symphony: 2014–2015 Season Vocal Auditions  —  One Night Only Sunday, September 7, 2014, 5:00–8:00 p.m.InstrumentalistsFor principal, section, and substitute positions, please email your cover letter and résumé to staff@oneworldsymphony.org 2014–2015 Season Vocal AuditionsAuditions — One Night OnlySunday, September 7, 2014, 5:00–8:00 p.m.Holy Apostles Church296 Ninth Avenue at West 28th StreetManhattan All solo and cover roles in One World Symphony’s 2014–2015 season repertoire are available…

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