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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2014 + MORE

This year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf) runs from Friday 21 to Sunday 30 November 2014 in a action packed week-and-a-bit of events. The composer in residence this year is James Dillon and there are four concerts devoted entirely to his works, from the London Sinfonietta, BBC Sing.... More »
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ArtsBeat: Maazel Withdraws From Boston Symphony Concerts + MORE

Lorin Maazel will be replaced by Charles Dutoit in conducting concerts in Boston this month and on an Asian tour in May..... More »
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VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent star Lucy Kay sings Nessum Dorma just for us + MORE

Soprano Lucy Kay releases her debut album at the end of this month and performs her signature aria exclusively for Express.co.uk.... More »
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Jennifer Larmore: ‘ I was waitressing, I worked at a Candy shop…’ + MORE

Exclusive to Slipped Disc readers as a treat for your weekend, we publish an extract from the new tell-all memoirs of the outstanding international mezzo-soprano. Jennifer writes here about what she calls ‘The Abyss’ period between college and career when nothing is happening… and .... More »
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Classical Music This Week: The New Season, Scelsi and Anna Netrebko’s Birthday + MORE

A look ahead at what’s happening in the world of classical music..... More »

Present prescriptive

– parterre.com

Present prescriptive“Director Christopher Alden destroys everything Strauss’s operetta stands for…. the work’s underbelly may be serious, but on stage ‘bitterness must turn to bliss in sweet forgetfulness’…. Die Fledermaus should be as much an exercise in escapism for us today as it was for its first audience in 1874……

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Sondra Radvanovsky proves equal to the monstrously challenging title role of Bellini’s opera, though the Met’s staging is not a thing of beauty

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Time To Rethink Arts Funding In The USA As NYCO Files For Bankruptcy?

On 12 September, 70 year old New York City Opera stated that it needed $12 million to survive as a company and began a desperate scramble to raise this amount – even resorting to Kickstarter. However, spokeswoman Risa Heller has announced today that the company was only able to raise a total of $2…

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Early Music America magazine editor Benjamin Dunham to retire after the Fall 2014 issue

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Steven Osborne – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Steven Osborne – reviewWigmore Hall, LondonSteven Osborne’s juxtaposition of Beethoven bagatelles and sonatas was big-boned, poetic and astonishingThe Wigmore’s Spotlight on Steven Osborne series is a season-long showcase for the Scottish pianist’s work that places due emphasis, to some extent, on the experimental and the visionary in music…

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The Wasp Factory at ROH

– capricciomusic.blogspot.com

02/10/13UK PremiereAlready premièred at the Bregenz Festival, Ben Frost’s new opera is an ROH co-commission with a libretto by David Pountney based on Iain Banks’ first novel The Wasp Factory. First things first: though we’re meant to believe in our post modern age that the boundaries between musical genres are being eroded daily, this opera does not belong to the genre of classical music…

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Wiener Staatsoper To Begin Live Internet Streaming From Autumn 2013

 Alas, no details as yet announced as to which “selected” operas will be broadcast. But it at least allows us the excuse to post a quick Wagner video. Statement as follows

From Fall 2013, the Wiener Staatsoper will present selected opera- and ballet performances worldwide via high quality live stream on Samsung Smart TV and Internet…

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Lockouts, Strikes and Shutdowns: a Very Bad Week for MusiciansBy Laurie Niles: Between the government shutting down, the New York City opera going broke, the year-long-locked-out Minnesota Orchestra’s conductor resigning and now finally Josh Bell’s huge opening night at Carnegie Hall being canceled — I’m feeling extremely bummed out today!

Photo by Eric Kabik

Here are some of my thoughts on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week…

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Tafelmusik audience gets look at Trinity-St. Paul’s renovationsTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra concert on Oct. 3 will reveal newly renovated Jeanne Lamon Hall

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The One and the Many: Ştefan Niculescu in Romania

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The One and the Many: Ştefan Niculescu in RomaniaRomaniaIn 1968, the British composer Hugh Wood reported the following about the reigning traditions in Romanian musical life:Romania, ‘a Latin island in a Slav ocean,’ for many centuries subject to the Turks, became a national state in 1866, with Napoleon III as godfather, and ever since has looked to Paris, not least for music – Widor and Massenet then; Boulez, Xenakis, and Messiaen now…

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Just in: Putin wants to buy Rachmaninov estate

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Just in: Putin wants to buy Rachmaninov estateAt a meeting today of the Presidential Council for Culture, the pianist Denis Matsuev mentioned that Rachmaninov’s villa Senart, near Lucerne, was coming up for sale by auction. The estate has been thrown into confusion by the death last November of the composer’s grandson, Alexander B. Rachmaninov…

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Planet Hugill in Hamburg: Philharmonic Chamber Concert

On Sunday morning, 29 September, we attended the first chamber concert of the Hamburg Philharmonic’s season. The concert took place in the Kleiner Saal (small hall) of the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg at 11.00am. A programme of Britten, Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms was played by Hibiki Oshima and Mette Tjaerby Korneliusen (violins), Thomas Ruhl (viola), Birgitta Maass (cello) and Eberhard Hasenfratz (piano), with the string players all being member of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra…

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Bean counter

– parterre.com

Bean counterAnother season opens this weekend, the much-admired series of livestreams from the Bayerische Staatsoper. The live online telecasts begin with Wozzeck starring Simon Keenlyside on Sunday, October 6 at 1:00 PM EDT.  
Further livestreams will include:

Die Frau ohne Schatten directed by Krzysztof Warlikowski starring Johan Botha and Adrianne Pieczonka conducted by Kirill Petrenko (December 1)
La forza del destino directed by Martin Kusej and starring Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros (December 28)
La clemenza di Tito starring Kristine Opolais and Toby Spence, conducted by Petrenko (February 15)
Die Soldaten directed by Andreas Kriegenburg and starring Barbara Hannigan (May 31)
Guillaume Tell starring Bryan Hymel and Michael Volle (June 28)
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Christian Gerhaher (July 27)

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