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Schubert Winterreise with a difference! Matthias Goerne sang Schubert Winterreise with pianist Markus Hinterhäuser at the Aix en Provence Festival with a background of projected images designed by Sabine Theunissen, directed by William Kentridge. Not that there's much to direct. Goerne sings as he .... More »
Bryn Terfel and ensemble, Fiddler on the Roof, Grange Park Opera - photo credit Robert Workman Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, Joseph Stein Fiddler on the Roof; Bryn Terfel, Janet Fullerlove, Charlotte Harwood, Katie Hall, Molly Lynch, Rebecca Wheatley, Anthony Flaum, Jordan Simon Pollard, dir: Antho.... More »
Andraé E. Crouch (1942-2015)(www.last.fm)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5G0ix7JtPg&feature=em-share_video_userUploaded on Dec 28, 2008Richard Alston, pianist performs "My Tribute" (To God Be The Glory) by Andre Crouch arranged by Dino Kartsonakis. Please visit my web site www.richardcals.... More »
On this day in 1841 the Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premiered the ballet Giselle.
Born on this day in 1902 composer Richard Rodgers… and Happy 60th birthday baritone Thomas Hampson!
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That photo was taken by me when hiking in the Samaria Gorge in Crete a few weeks ago. On my iPod playlist in Crete was the Violin Concerto by Greek composer Nikos Skalkottas, in the BIS recording by Georgios Demertzis accompanied by the Malmö Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nikos Christodoulou - s.... More »
Highlights from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphony. Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Music with Minnesotans: Twin Cities luthier John Waddell. Tuesday, 7:15 pm: Teacher Spotlight: School Spotlight: Minnesota Youth Symphony. Thursday,…
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Meet my latest interviewee: the astonishing Karita Mattila. “The Finnish Venus” needs no introduction except for this: (A short version of this interview appeared in The Independent on 26 October. Karita Mattila sings Marie in Berg’s Wozzeck at the Royal Opera House, opening 31 October.) Karita Mattila is not eight feet tall, but such is the force of her presence and her voice that she almost seems it…
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I’ve been in email touch with Jeff Nytch for a few years. We have a mutual close friend, and of course a shared interest in teaching entrepreneurship at music schools. Last spring, Jeff invited me to speak at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he runs the music school’s entrepreneurship program…
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‘A sort of art revolution seems to have been going on [in the Gulf States] in the last ten years. In 2005 the Abu Dhabi government opened the Emirates Palace concert hall in a 7-star hotel, then four years ago the Qatar Philharmonic gave its first concert in Doha (under the baton of Lorin Maazel, no less)…
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The German baritone displayed the magical quality that sets him apart, unearthing an indescribable sadness in Schumann’s ‘Dichterliebe’
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UNITED NATIONS — UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s superstar pianist Lang Lang has been selected to be a United Nations Messenger of Peace — a role h…
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Study Day exploring the history of the travelling opera companies in the 19th Century, The Royal Academy of Music, London, 26.10.2013. (RJW) This one day conference was devoted to a neglected area of theatre history and in particular with reference to the companies devoted to touring opera…
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One of the more endearingly paradoxical indications of compositional success is that interest gets piqued in music that even the composer had largely forgotten about. Unpublished works, unfinished works, juvenilia—when even that becomes fair game, you know you’ve (posthumously, usually) made it. The latest recordings from Florestan Recital Project pay that tribute to Samuel Barber (1910-1981).
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We’ve been informed of the death of Leslie Head, founder of the Kensington Symphony Orchestra, an amateur ensemble made up mostly of music industry professionals. Leslie and the KSO have been instrumental in boosting many careers. Our sympathies to family and friends.
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The violin with which Leila Josefowicz premiered Esa-Pekka Salonen’s concerto sold today in London for close to $300,000. Full details below: Sale Results:Musical Instruments Auction by Ingles & Hayday at Sotheby’s: 29 October 2013 GRAND TOTAL: £2,080,000 LOTS OFFERED: 140 TOP TEN RESULTS LOT PRICE ESTIMATES BUYER No…
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Booking has just opened for Parsifal at the Teatro Comunale Bologna next January. Romeo Castellucci's strange and unsettling production was first shown at La Monnaie in 2011. It's truly like no other opera production I've ever seen. Tickets are going fast, so don't hang around…
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