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Woodwinds and a Mermaid Hold Court + MORE

 Stravinsky, Mozart, Zemlinsky: Judith LeClair (bassoon), New York Philharmonic, Andrey Boreyko (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, New York City, 18.1.2014 (BH) Stravinsky: Chant du rossignol: Poème symphonique (Song of the Nightingale: Symphonic Poem (1913-14/1917) Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat.... More »

A pioneering violinist has passed away + MORE Dec 27th

The composer Rand Steiger reports the death of János Négyesy, at 75. A friend of John Cage, Négyesy premiered works by many composers, most notably Attila Bozay, Vinko Globokar and Isang Yun. Here is Rand’s appreciation on his Fb page: It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you t.... More »

András Schiff, Wigmore Hall - music review + MORE Nov 27th

Both for admirers of András Schiff and for completists, the next few weeks are happy times. In the second recital of his Bach Series last night the Hungarian pianist presented all six keyboard Partitas, BWV 825–30, in a programme that tested artist and audience alike. Leaving aside the question o.... More »

John Malveaux: BroadwayWorld.com: Denyce Graves To Lead Rob Ashford's CAROUSEL At Lyric Opera Of Chicago In 2015 + MORE

Denyce 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/Deny.... More »
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London Sinfonietta - Messiaen, 21 February 2014 + MORE

Hall One, Kings Place Préludes: ‘La Colombe’ and ‘Plainte calme’Thème et Variations Quatuor pour la fin du temps Mark van de Wiel (clarinet)Alexandra Wood (violin) Oliver Coates (cello) John Constable (piano)  I had not realised that Kings Place’s current ‘Chamber Classi.... More »
From Victoria Paterson: Filling the house for new musicFrom Greg: 
Victoria will explain how she and I happened to meet, and strike sparks from each other. What excited me was the large audience she gets for the American Modern Ensemble, the new music group she runs with her composer husband, Robert Paterson. I fear I can be a broken record on the subject of audience, but I’m not going to stop saying that classical music needs new listeners…

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The other Cendrillon

– briandickie.typepad.com

It is remarkable that the Royal Academy of Music Opera should have managed to field two such excellent casts for their production of Massenet’s Cendrillon this week.  And there is nothing to choose between them – this is not a case of Cast A and B, or Jules and Massenet, – no, it is this cast and the other one…

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Is there any other opera that inspires so much tolerance in the audience as Die Frau ohne Schatten? Everything is so impossibly difficult that one feels even grateful that singers, conductor, director, members of the orchestra et al have agreed to do this possibly for the same fee they would receive for, say, Carmen…  In any case, the Bavarian State Opera can certainly boast to have a new production against which there could be little competition this day…

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Cheers for BB

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

It’s you-know-who’s birthday today. I wanted to find something to post that is out of the ordinary, but close to my heart. So I’ve hunted down some video – from the Teatro Real, Madrid – of The Little Sweep, the children’s opera that involves major audience participation in some wonderful mass songs…

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Soprano Marti Newland of MELODEON in Complete 'From the Diary of Sally Hemings' (44:54) on YouTubeMarti Newland (YouTube.com)COMPLETE: From the Diary of Sally Hemings, William Bolcom/Sandra Seaton (44:54)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXKjftIR5rs&feature=youtu.be   Artis Wodehouse Published on Nov 19, 2013Soprano Marti Newland and pianist Artis Wodehouse of MELODEON perform live in concert a unique 2001 American musical masterwork written by composer William Bolcom in collaboration with librettist and playwright Sandra Seaton called “From the Diary of Sally Hemings” on Sunday, Nov…

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Renée's Reddit IAmA

– operachic.typepad.com

The Scene: Reddit interwebz The Cast: Renée Fleming and millions of curious Redditors It’s a dichotomy: Young opera singers look…

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Only in New York: Man announces in string quartet recital, ‘I really don’t want to be here’Psychotherapist Dr Gerald Stein witnessed the incident last week at the Kaufmann Concert Hall of the 92nd Street Y. Why would someone do that? He wonders. And then he gives us free analysis. Read on here.

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in the New York area.    

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Conducting, casting are off in Verdi’s classic

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Less cowbell

– parterre.com

Less cowbellAn auction of the meager remains of the bankrupt New York City Opera’s property musical instruments, some bits of scenery and costumes is scheduled for December 12. [New York Times]

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The Village That Benjamin Britten Never LeftThe British seaside village of Aldeburgh is the hub of a substantial industry devoted to the composer, and especially now, during the centenary of his birth.    

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No matter how you slice it, overseeing the development of an opera seems a lot like marshaling forces for the invasion of a small country. Hagen’s recently performed (a fully-staged, “pre-professional” workshop) full-length “opera noir,” A Woman in Morocco is no exception.

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