Lohengrin Performances – 2014 + MORE Jan 1st

 

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symphonies

Arrau’s Cuban protégé has died, aged 90 + MORE

In 1945, German Diez received a letter from the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau, granting him a scholarship to study in the US for the next ten years. Aside from Arrau and his assistant Rafael de Silva, Diez also took lessons with Carl Friedberg and Eduard Steuermann. He became a distinguished t.... More »
orchestra

Sudden death of Bayreuth’s stand-in boss + MORE

The manager who was whisked in by the aging Wolfgang Wagner in 2001 to run the festival until his daughter was ready to take over, has died suddenly at the age of 66. Klaus Schultz had been running a small state theatre on Munich’s Gärtnerplatz when he got the call from Wolfgang. He served B.... More »
classical music

Opera Review: ‘The Passenger’ at the Park Avenue Armory + MORE

Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s opera “The Passenger,” at the Park Avenue Armory, explores a fateful encounter between a former Nazi death camp inmate and her SS overseer..... More »
maestros

Mahler, Muti bring a spectacular end to CSO season + MORE

Surely no audience anywhere has heard as many unforgettable performances of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony as those at Orchestra Hall..... More »
composer

Kirchschlager Thibaudet Liszt Brahms Wigmore Hall + MORE

A dream team with a dream programme : Angelika Kirchschlager and Jean-Yves Thibaudet at the Wigmore Hall.  Kirchschlager and Thibaudet have been working together from very early on in their careers. Her voice is warm and natural, ideal for Brahms,  He is a superb Liszt interpreter. What co.... More »
Ravel’s operas, reviewed by Howard Smith. ‘… these concise aesthetic works stand out on DVD …’

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One Crazy Day

– www.planethugill.com

One Crazy DayPoet Richard Morris and his daughter, the artist and designer Hatty Morris, joined forces to produce an illustrated poetic re-telling of the story of Wagner’s Ring Cycle (see my review). Now they have followed this up with another, this time produced One Crazy Day: the story of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro…

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A. Vivaldi, Orlando furioso (1714), R. Novaro, R. Basso, Modo Antiquo, F. M. Sardelli
(released on November 13, 2012)
Naïve OP30540 | 160’40"Orlando furioso is Vivaldi’s most famous opera, having been known in modern revival since the 1970s, and it was already recorded for Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition in 2005, by Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus…

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Lohengrin Performances – 2014

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Lohengrin Performances - 2014Weimar  Lohengrin Nationaltheater WeimarNew production7 September 2013 to 18 April 2014Graz Lohengrin Opernhaus GrazNew production28 September 2013 to 30 May 2014Würzburg  Lohengrin Mainfranken Theater WürzburgNew production29 September 2013 to 31 January 2014Basel Lohengrin Theater BaselNew production20 October 2013 to 15 June 2014Hamburg Lohengrin Hamburg State Opera22 December 2013 to 12 January 2014Düsseldorf Lohengrin Deutsche Oper am RheinNew production18 January to 15 June 2014 Vilnius  Lohengrin Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet30 January to 21 May 2014Madrid Lohengrin Teatro Real, MadridNew production3 to 27 April 2014Warsaw Lohengrin Polish National Opera11 to 17 April 2014Vienna Lohengrin Vienna State OperaNew production12 to 28 April 2014Bayreuth Lohengrin Bayreuth Festival31 July to 17 August 2014

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January at the Barbican

– www.planethugill.com

January at the BarbicanJanuary at the Barbican includes the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Colin Matthews, Shostakovich, Martinu and Max Richter. Visitors include Magdalena Kozena (with Les Violons du Roi) and Andreas Scholl (with the Academy of Ancient Music). The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the Sixteen give you a chance to hear oratorios by both Handel and Haydn…

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Susanne Mentzer: Here We Go Messiah-ing

– www.huffingtonpost.com

Blah blah blah, music of another old dead guy, you say? What is the point? 272 years ago a German immigrant to England, George Frideric Handel, composed his oratorio Messiah in just 24 days.
Read more: Christmas, Classical Music, Orchestra, Chorus, Messiah, Handel's Messiah, Handel Messiah, Arts News

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Highs and Lows of 2013

– www.wheresrunnicles.com

We’ve reached that time of year again…Best Opera: Honorable mentions go to the outstandingly sung revival of Don Carlo at the Royal Opera (I was lucky enough to hear Anja Harteros’s sole performance) and the Proms Gotterdammerung (Andreas Schager’s moving Siegfried especially lives in my memory) but the outstanding opera event of 2013 was Aldeburgh Music’s Grimes on the Beach in both its Maltings and seaside incarnations…

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On the Air This Week

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Highlights from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7 Tuesday, 10 am: Handel’s Messiah, with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: High school counselor Anna Sattler. Wednesday, 10 am: New Year’s Day Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic….

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A Happy New Year…

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

A Happy and Prosperous New Year To All Readers of The Land of Lost ContentSignificant Composer Anniversaries for 2014Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856) Bi-Centenary of BirthEugene d’Albert (1864-1932) 150 year Anniversary of BirthWilfred Mellors (1914-2008) Centenary of BirthFrank Chacksfield (1914-1995) Centenary of BirthWilliam Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) Centenary of BirthAndrej Panufnik (1914-1991) Centenary of BirthArnold Richardson (1914-1973) Centenary of BirthSome Important British Works that are Celebrating Significant Anniversaries (Composed, First Performed or Published) include:-100 years ago:-Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No 4 Edward Elgar: Sospiri; Carillon: Recitation with orchestraFred…

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The Israeli pianist and his wife played violin sonatas by Mozart and Prokofiev in a scrappy programme that also featured Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky

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Arts preview 2014: star turns

– www.guardian.co.uk

Arts preview 2014: star turnsAngelina Jolie takes on Sleeping Beauty while Terry Gilliam tackles Berlioz as the stars come out to confound our expectations in the coming yearFilmAngelina Jolie in MaleficentHollywood’s most formidable leading lady is back after a relatively quiet spell, in a role playing on her scariness and seniority…

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A Happy New Ramellian Year!

– www.boulezian.blogspot.com

Jean-Philippe Rameau died 250 years ago, in 1764. Not, alas, that our opera houses seem remotely interested in the anniversary…

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Lisa Bielawa: Fire Starter

– www.newmusicbox.org

It’s difficult to stand anywhere near composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa and not feel energized by proximity. An extrovert to the core, she acknowledges that her highly social nature has taken her in some specific directions both as a composer and as a musical citizen.

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