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John Malveaux: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theaters & Met radio broadcast of ELECTRA on April 30, 2016 include Bass-Baritone Eric Owens & Soprano Roberta Alexander + MORE

Roberta Alexanderwww.robertaalexander.comEric Owenshttp://imgartists.com/artist/eric_owensJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theaters and the Met radio broadcast of ELECTRA on April 30, 2015 will include Bass-Baritone Eric Owens in leading.... More »
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Kerstmatinee 2014 - Mahler, Jansons, Concertgebouw LINK + MORE

Live in the Netherlands on Christmas Day - now available on demand, online for a limited period on NP (Netherlands Public Broadcasting) - Mahler Symphony no 4, Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Anna Prohaska (perhaps the most ideal soloist for this piece at the moment).&.... More »
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How I came to write a cello concerto, aged 14 + MORE

Teenage cellist and composer Anoushka Sharp's cello concerto gets its world premiere on 18 May. She tells us how she had the ambition to compose the work, and why it's dedicated to Steven IsserlisOn Sunday 18 May, my cello concerto gets its world premiere at a concert in East London with the Docklan.... More »
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L'Amour de Loin HD Broadcast + MORE

Composer Kaija Saariaho and Librettist Amin MaaloufJuly, 2008 Adriana Mater symposium, Santa FePhoto by Lisa HirschI couldn't go to the live HD broadcast of Kaija Saariaho and Amin Maalouf's L'Amour de Loin (Love from Afar) because I taught a self-defense class starting at noon that S.... More »
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Jacques Imbrailo Wigmore Hall + MORE Dec 4th

I'll be at The Royal Opera House Wagner Parsifal  Monday. Review here. But first: Jacques Imbrailo at the Wigmore Hall, with pianist Alisdair Hogarth.The programme didn't look promising in theory but Imbrailo is the kind of artist who can make anything interesting and individual.  At the e.... More »

Fidelio – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

Fidelio - reviewColiseum, LondonCalixto Bieito’s production is both challenging and fascinating, and, under Edward Gardner’s baton, it’s expertly pacedCalixto Bieito’s Fidelio is one of those stagings whose reputation goes before it. The changes that the director had made to both the text and to Beethoven’s score were widely discussed when the production was first seen in Munich three years ago, and Bieito has explained the reasons behind them in interviews leading up to its revival in London, where it launched the new season at English National Opera…

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From Sarah Robinson: How the classical world went clubbing (2)[In her first post, Sarah Robinson talked about her own experience playing in clubs — a story full of dancing and happiness, plus genre-bashing and delighted audiences. Some people might not recognize what she and her ensemble did as classical music, but I’d say (as she does) that classical music is changing, and that what she’s done is part of our future…

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A college professor in Reno gave Donato Cabrera his first opportunity to lead an orchestra in public — a movement of Smetana’s ‘The Moldau’ — simply because the student had a hunch he’d be good at it. And he was. On Sunday, he’ll lead the California Symphony in the opening concert of its 27th season — as its new music director.

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The famously smart and fearless pianist explores Bach's masterful harnessing of "infinite possibility from a single piece of code." There's grace and humor to spare in Bach's work, but also a fair amount of wild-eyed, mad-scientist machinations, and none of these elements escape Denk's attention.

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How Many Times Have You Wished This Existed For Orchestras

Just imagine how nice it would be to conduct a search for “music director” across all professional orchestra IRS Form 990s for the past decade. For now, it is still a dream but there’s an interesting article by Lucy Bernholz at PHILANTHROPY 2173 (h/t Thomas Cott) that examines a free offering from The Foundation Center that provides a searchable 990PF database, branded FDOfree…

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Isabelle Faust plays Bartók violin concertos, recommended by Robert Anderson. ‘The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding has accompanied with alert sensitivity …’

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Enescu Rarity from Capuçon in Munich

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Mahler, Enescu: Gautier Capuçon (cello), Semyon Bychkov (conductor), Munich Philharmonic, Philharmonic Hall Gasteig, Munich, 14.9.2013 (JFL) Enescu: Symphonie concertante Mahler: Symphony No.1 G.Enescu, E.Dohnanyi, E.D’Albert, Cello Concertos, A.Gerhardt / C.Kalmar / BBC Scottish SO Hyperion Enescu’s Symphonie concertante—his Cello Concerto by another name—is excellent programming (with an eye toward repeating the program in Bucharest for […]

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Joy of Creation: Sir John Tomlinson sings Michelangelo in FrankfurtWhen putting Sir John Tomlinson's lieder recital on my calendar, I anticipated being immersed in a world of antiheroes and demigods. Instead, Tomlinson used the Michelangelo settings of Britten, Wolf, and Shostakovich to meditate on the fragile beauties of humanity (full program available here.) With Tomlinson's artistic choices–and persona–the angst I associate with the cycles faded into the background, and insight laboriously carved from experience took center stage instead…

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Anna Netrebko – new London date

– intermezzo.typepad.com

Just announced – Anna Netrebko is coming to the Royal Albert Hall.  
She'll be singing Iolanta in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Emmanuel Villaume on 24 June 2015. Not a misprint. 2015. 
Tickets are on sale already, with prices ranging from £25 (upstairs, limited view) to £150 (arena and boxes)…

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Baltic state fires head of opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Baltic state fires head of operaAndrejs Zagars, managing director at the Latvian National Opera, was served a document informing him of his release from the company.   Attorney Aldis Gobzems told the media that ministry officials entered Zagars’ office with the order, told him to vacate the premises immediately, and to remove his personal belongings…

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Fidelio, English National Opera (Review)

– www.edwardseckerson.biz

Fidelio, English National Opera (Review)The first words we hear don’t belong to Fidelio at all, the first music does, but not at all where you expect to find it. If you’ve read your programme (and who does before the show begins?) you’ll find a poem entitled “Labyrinth” by Jorge Luis Borges from a collection In Praise of Darkness…

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The wait was long between James Levine’s 2,442nd and 2,443rd performances at the Metropolitan Opera, but it was worth it. 864 days after his last appearance, in a Die Walküre that teetered on the edge of falling apart, Levine finally returned to the pit for a Così fan tutte that stunned with its security…

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Advice Sought

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Seating at the Metropolitan Opera. What are the advantages sight- and sound-wise of the different sections? I have only sat in the Family Circle and Balcony.Worry not about the price structure.

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