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Opera Review: Review: Boston Early Music Festival Makes Monteverdi Its Main Attraction + MORE

The sheer weight of the Monteverdi venture — the number of performers and costumes; the amount of performance time, let alone rehearsal time — amid the week’s concerts and recitals is remarkable..... More »
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Classical Music News - David Stock + MORE

American composer and conductor David Stock died in November 2015.... More »
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Ask Alice + MORE

On the late Christine Jackson, with Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh.... More »
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Rare title for Yuri Temirkanov + MORE

The St Petersburg Philharmonic music director was named today honorary conductor of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. The only other maestro ever to hold that title was Leonard Bernstein. .... More »
While the findings of the National Center For Arts Research are encouraging for the state of the arts economy and their methodology is strong, the NCAR’s final analysis has no way to access an individual person who can exist in any or all of the categories they are attempting to study. I’m an administrator, but I’m also a composer, and an audience member, and a donor…

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Listener is performer and performer is listenerThat photo of Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic, which was taken on a tour of Japan in 1981, tells a different story to my 2008 post No flowers please for Herbert von Karjan. With the current fixation on attracting new audiences it is puzzling that the relationship between artist and audience is paid so little attention…

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Houston Symphony survives — and thrives againWhat began as a three-concert experiment and grew thanks to Miss Ima and oil wealth went through hard times recently.

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'Overtures from the British Isles' on Chandos is a Fascinating Set of 8 Overtures, Including Coleridge-Taylor's Overture to 'The Song of Hiawatha'[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K., www.SCTF.org.uk]Overtures from the British IslesSamuel Coleridge-Taylor: Overture to The Song of Hiawatha (11:21) BBC National Orchestra of WalesRumon Gamba, ConductorChandos 10797 (2014) Chandos RecordsOvertures from the British Isles…

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GoshenNews.com: 'Black History Month celebration to include concert with trumpeter Rodney Mack' at Indiana University South Bend 7:30 Feb. 22, 2014Rodney MackFebruary 13, 2014will feature the world premiere of achoral composition written by JuliusMiller, one of the school’s students….Joining Mack will be pianist MariaCorley and soprano DeniseMurchison Payton.will feature the world premiere of a choral composition written by Julius Miller, one of the school’s students…

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Time to Deny the Nazis their One Last Victory

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Time to Deny the Nazis their One Last VictoryThe conductor Daniel Barenboim (who is also Jewish) is famous for saying that it is important that Wagner be played in Israel to deny the Nazis their “one last victory”.Today, it occurred to me that many people are driven by purely emotive arguments to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive by dutifully hating Wagner for allegedly inciting genocide…

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Topical thoughts on listening to Britten's Noye's FluddeThe Golden Vanity ends with the ensemble singing ‘I’m sinking in the Lowland Sea!’, a description that today applies to parts of south-west England. Britten was, of course, influenced by Eastern cultures and that coupling of The Golden Vanity with Noye’s Fludde – which sets The Chester Miracle Play – takes us on an overgrown path to the mysticism of author and traveller Paul Brunton (1898-1981)…

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A Windy Season of Vivaldi

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Vivaldi: A Windy Season of Vivaldi, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi (director and volinist), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 11.2.2014  (SSM) Overture to Concerto in G Major for Oboe, Bassoon, and Continuo, RV 545 Allegro from Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Continuo, RV 449 Allegro from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E […]

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In 2013, he received a MacArthur Fellowship (a so-called “genius” grant) for his scholarly work, and in January he took on a new gig as professor at Harvard University.

On Saturday he’ll bring a brand new composition to Hobby Center – a 25-minute piece he’s written for himself and the Brentano String Quartet…

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Prokofiev, Violin Concertos 1/2, S. Shoji, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Y. TemirkanovI was very sad to see Yuri Temirkanov leave the podium of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (his views on women aside), but his regular visits with his main band, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, are always a treat. Washington Performing Arts Society brought them here last in 2011 and 2007, and this year’s

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Raising her voice

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NICOLE Car, set to star in Eugene Onegin direct from the Royal Opera, is a soprano on the rise.

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Renée Fleming is Hanna and Nathan Gunn is Danilo in Lehár’s The Merry Widow. Credit: Brigitte Lacombe/Metropolitan Opera Live from…

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In this week’s issue, just in time for Valentine’s Day, Bianca Bosker looks at a kind of love that’s increasingly commonplace in our tech-obsessed culture — the virtual relationship.
Read more: Valentines Day 2014, Valentine's Day, Classical Music, Loveplus, Huffington Magazine, Huffmag, Technology News

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