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Simon Rattle's Dream of Gerontius + MORE

Rating:  0 When Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius was first heard, in Birmingham Town Hall in 1900, the performance d.... More »

John Malveaux: University Press of Mississippi: Racial Uplift and American Music (1878-1943) by Lawrence Schenbeck + MORE

John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com brings this book to our attention:Racial Uplift and American Music-intersection between musical practice and racial uplift ideology between 1887-1943. See synopsis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5s8vrfT1ugThanksJohn MalveauxUniversity P.... More »

The King, plus strings, touring Oz + MORE

ELVIS may have left the building — but he’s heading back to arenas as part of a virtual tour, backed by a 40 piece orchestra..... More »

Rusalka; OAE/Jurowski – review + MORE

Festival theatre, Edinburgh; Royal Festival Hall, LondonScottish Opera’s Rusalka is a gripping triumph, the OAE make Mahler their own, and the new Proms programme causes a stir…Poor Rusalka, woe, woe, woe. This is the repeated lament of a father watching his daughter try to turn herself into som.... More »

Choreographer Petr Zuska and the Czech National Ballet + MORE

The Czech National Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in the world. It was founded in 1883 to provide dances for the opera and it also put on the classics of the time introducing creations for the Ballets Russes as it entered the 1920s. However, from the ‘30s on it slowly started leaning.... More »

Meet The Cast Of The Met Opera's Labor Drama

– minnesota.publicradio.org

There's a complicated drama playing out offstage at New York's Metropolitan Opera. At its most basic, it's the story of management and labor unions fighting over a supposedly dwindling pot of money. The deadline to solve the squabble before a lockout, midnight Thursday, was met with little resolution but a 72-hour extension…

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Juan Diego Flórez Steals the Spotlight in Barber of Seville

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Paolo Carignani (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 30.7.2014 (JMI) Cast: Figaro: Rodion Pogossov Rosina: Kate Lindsey Almaviva: Juan Diego Flórez Don Bartolo: Renato Girolami Don Basilio: Peter Rose Berta: Hanna Elisabeth Müller Fiorello: Andrea Borghini Officer: Dean Power   Production: Bayerische Staatsoper Direction: Ferruccio Soleri […]

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A Bach sermon on the mount

– davidnice.blogspot.com

A Bach sermon on the mountAny priest would be glad of the Utopian congregation – young and old, citizens of many nations and thence of the world – who attended Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach lecture in the courtyard of Montepulciano’s Palazzo Ricci, home to the altruistic-sounding, Cologne-born European Academy of Music and Arts…

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Merola’s Don Giovanni

– operatattler.typepad.com

  * Notes * Merola Opera Program’s latest production of Don Giovanni (pictured left, photograph by Kristen Loken) opened with the first of two performances on Thursday night. Director James Darrah’s production goes against the text and the drama, with most of the action taking place in an artist’s studio, designed by Emily MacDonald and Cameron Mock…

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Widow and children go to war over composer’s fortune

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Widow and children go to war over composer’s fortuneThe $22 million estate of Richard Adler, composer of The Pyjama Game and other Broadway hits, has become a battleground between the great man’s son and grandchildren and his ‘high-living’ fifth wife.
Counsel for the kids says the wife, Susan Ivory, 70, went on a spending spree in the years before Adler’s death in 2012, aged 90…

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Music for a Sun King

– www.overgrownpath.com

Music for a Sun KingNo agenda here other than to share my enthusiasm for a recent purchase. ‘M. A. Charpentier at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles’ is the new 2 CD + DVD set from Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations, and it couples the composer’s Canticum ad Beatam Virginem Mariam with his Missa Assumpta est Maria and two instrumental works for viols…

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Police called in as masterclass turns sour

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Police called in as masterclass turns sourA few days ago, we reported an international Mahler scam in which young musicians from various countries were enticed to pay a lot of money for very little tuition or experience. Well, we didn’t know the half of it.
The case has now been covered by an Austrian news site which reports that: ‘at a concert on 26 July, flyers denouncing the organisers were handed out to the audience by disgruntled students, some of whom also attempted to convince the orchestra not to play…

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PROM 20: Martyn Brabbins Leads a Thrilling and Unusual Prom

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  PROM 20: Gurney, Beamish, Walton: James Crabb (classical accordion); BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins (conductor) Royal Albert Hall, London, 1.8.2014 (CS) Gurney: War Elegy Sally Beamish: The Singing – concerto for accordion and orchestra Walton: Symphony No.1 in Bb minor   What a pity that the Royal Albert Hall was so sparsely populated on Friday […]

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A Streetcar Named Desire, Young Vic

– www.edwardseckerson.biz

The first thing one needs to grasp about A Streetcar Named Desire – and director Benedict Andrews has seized hungrily upon it in his unnerving staging at the Young Vic – is Tennessee Williams’ sense of the mythic over the mundane; the heightened reality – or transcendence – that makes poetry of street talk and opera of confrontation…

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3 rare violin concerto's last half year: Schumann, Britten + BarberBy Bram Heemskerk: I played last half year 3 rare violin concerto’s in amateurorchestra’s. Schumann and Barber for the 1st time Barber for the 2nd in my life. I earlier wrote about that Barber violin concerto
I got the chance to play with my old student orchestra after 20 years Britten as 2nd violin and with an orchestra in the neighborhood as 1st violin Schumann…

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O is for Open

– renewablemusic.blogspot.com

In the 1960s, perhaps a bit earlier, a lively conversation started about “opening up” musical form, or even more directly, about a formal genre marked by such an opening, an “open form.” This might mean that the composer opens up the continuity of a work to the non-obvious sequences, or that additional choices are given to the performer with regard to the same, or perhaps listeners might engage the form of the work in ways other than the simply chronological…

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John Malveaux: Joseph R. Taylor chaperons four youth for debut of National Youth Orchestra of the U. S. at Disney Concert Hall Monday, August 4, 2014Joseph R. Taylor, Conductor and Music Director,Bellflower Symphony OrchestraJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:In recognition of Joseph R. Taylor as recipient of 2014 NANM National Education Award, MusicUNTOLD presented Joseph R. Taylor five (5) tickets to chaperon four (4) youth for debut performance of National Youth Orchestra of the United States at Disney Concert Hall on Monday, August 4, 2014…

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Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven
Piano Sonata D.894, Rondo K.511, Bagatelles op.126
Menahem Presser
La Dolce Volta

90, going on 91

I fondly remember Menahem Pressler’s 80th Birthday recital at the Library of Congress, marveling then and since at his unquenchable musicality, wit and every effervescent key he pressed…

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