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Detroit Symphony Dives Headlong Into Streaming + MORE

After a bitter strike, the Detroit Symphony has the most ambitious free web-streaming program of any major American orchestra, as it tries to help secure its future.    .... More »
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Denève Returns to Scotland to Premiere MacMillan’s Death of Oscar + MORE

Debussy, MacMillan, Ravel, Strauss: Steven Osborne (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Stéphane Denève (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 8.4.2016. (SRT) Debussy: Marche écossaise MacMillan: The Death of Oscar (UK premiere) Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand; La Valse Strauss: Death.... More »
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Bryn Plus + MORE

I had a wonderful interview with Bryn Terfel last week and it is in today's Independent, here. Bryn sings the lead in Der fliegende Holländer at Covent Garden, opening tonight.Here are a few bonus bits of the interview.Bryn on...Andris Nelsons (who conducts the Wagner tonight):"The first time I met.... More »
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Familiar Mastery from Garrick Ohlsson + MORE

 Beethoven, Schubert, Griffes, and Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Meany Hall, Seattle, 15.1.2014 (BJ) Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D. 760, “Wanderer” Griffes: Fountain of Aqua Paola, Op. 7 No. 3; Scherzo, Op. 6 No. 3; The White Peacock, Op. 7 No. .... More »
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A Mozart Bruckner Concert with a ‘Special’ Quality + MORE

 Mozart, Bruckner: Lise de la Salle (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Fabio Luisi (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 19.6.2014 (GD) Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, No. 23 K488 Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor   One could say that all of Mozart’s concerti respond well to ‘.... More »
Andrew Schartmann in conversation with Canadian composer Alan Belkin

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Hide in Plain Sight :Benjamin Britten's true legacy

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Hide in Plain Sight :Benjamin Britten's true legacyBenjamin Britten was born 100 years ago today. He changed British music – and Britain – forever. He’s become a celebrity this anniversary year. Thousands all of the world who wouldn’t normally think much about “classical music” know who he is.  That’s quite some achievement for an intensely private man who didn’t play to the crowd or court public adulation…

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Dina Appeldoorn + Joachim Raff

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Dina Appeldoorn + Joachim RaffBy Bram Heemskerk: I played with an anateurorchestra a rare programm with the Pastorale of Dina Appeldoorn, an unknown Dutch composer, because someone has lived in the Appeldoornstreet in Holland so she programmed this piece for the orchestra. The celloconcerto of Saint-Saens is more well known, but an other rarity is the 4th symphony of Joachim Raff which was on Youtube…

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Handel’s Radamisto: Not Your Ordinary Student Production

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 Handel, Radamisto: Juilliard Opera and Juilliard415, Julian Wachner (conductor), Peter J. Sharp Theater, Juilliard School, Lincoln Center, New York, 20.11.2013 (SSM)   Cast: Tiridate: Aubrey  Allicock Polissena: Mary Feminear Radamisto: John Holiday Zenobia: Virginie Verrez Tigrane: Elizabeth Sutphen Farasmane: Elliott Carlton Hines Fraarte: Pureum Jo Production: Direction: James Darrah Sets and lighting: Emily Anne MacDonald […]

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Kita-ku is not one of Tokyo’s fashionable neighborhoods and most tourists never go there. It’s district hall has a 1,300-seat theatre called Sakura Hall, where a collaboration with the Japanese period-instrument orchestra Les Boréades has brought about a yearly concert since 1995 with foreign guest musicians, featuring works ranging from Rameau’s Hyppolite et Aricie to Gluck’s Les Pèlerins de la Mecque…

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Great orchestra without equal

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AMSTERDAM’S Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra showed why it is consistently rated at the very top of the orchestral pantheon.

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Britten Centenary Celebration – reviewSnape Maltings, AldeburghBritten’s debt to Purcell – and Purcell’s to Matthew Locke – came to the fore in this inspired programme of old and new worksonce remarked of Henry Purcell that there seemed to be nothing he could not do. The same could be said of Britten. On the centenary of his birth, Aldeburgh celebrated both the genius of the composer and the remarkable legacy he created with his partner Peter Pears…

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Hamilton Harty: An Irish Symphony – The Fair Day

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Hamilton Harty: An Irish Symphony – The Fair DayI am not usually an enthusiast of excerpting movements from symphonies, however when the composer himself did this on a regular basis I have to turn a blind eye. In fact ‘The Fair Day’ was the only movement of his symphony that Harty ever recorded. Hamilton Harty’s ‘Irish’ Symphony was composed in 1904 in response to a call from the Feis Ceoil in Dublin…

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Video: Panel Discussion Following Hilan Warshaw's "Wagner's Jews"Panel discussion following screening of Hilan Warshaw’s documentary “Wagner’s Jews” organised by the Wagner Society of New York. Sept. 24, 2013. Thanks, yet again, to the Wagner Society Of New York

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Und in dem "Wie" da liegt der ganze Unterschied

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Und in dem "Wie" da liegt der ganze UnterschiedOn Friday night, most of the New York opera fanatics I know were at Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall. Forgive me, but I enjoy Strauss far more than Britten and I went to Der Rosenkavalier instead, in its first performance at the Met this season. It’s an adequate but uneven revival, featuring a promising surprise debut by Erin Morley as Sophie but some miscasting elsewhere…

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Modern Music for Modern Times

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Taking a page of music from today to create music that fits with a modern audience

When Bach wrote multi-movement works, he used dances of the day as a basis, a framework for this music. Moving further back there are numerous examples of composers using “popular” tunes folded into religious works so listeners would hear familiar elements in the music of the church, adding layers of meaning and pleasure for all involved…

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Euryanthe, Chelsea Opera Group, 23 November 2013

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Cadogan Hall King Louis VI – Richard WiegoldAdolar – Jonathan StoughtonEuryanthe – Kirstin SharpinLysiart – Stephen GaddEglantine – Camilla RobertsBertha – Melinda HughesChorus of the Chelsea Opera Group (chorus master: Deborah Miles-Johnson)Orchestra of the Chelsea Opera GroupCameron Burns (conductor) Poor Weber: opera companies, especially in England, do him anything but proud…

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German orchestra manager calls for new national strategyWhile public attention is drawn to SWR’s attempt to abolish one of the broadcast orchestra, a former head of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra calls for a national dialogue on the workings of public orchestras. Read here (auf Deutsch).

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