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New Classical Tracks Uncut: Desmond Earley + MORE

This year, Julie Amacher counts down her six favorite New Classical Tracks interviews of 2016 and shares them in their entirety on 'New Classical Tracks Uncut.' For December 30, Julie shares her full conversation with Desmond Earley, director of the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, who .... More »
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Pierre Boulez: cultural arsonist to ecstatic old master | Letters + MORE

Simon Rattle’s inclusion of Boulez’s Rituel at his first concert as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra music director in September 1980 was the first performance of any of his works by a UK orchestra outside London. And Pierre Boulez (Obituary, 7 January) was already a well-established 55-yea.... More »
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ECM+ Presents Generation2014 in Ottawa + MORE

The evening of Tuesday, November 18 at the Ottawa National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage marked the eighth and penultimate stop for Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal (ECM+)’s eighth Canadian tour: Generation2014. Celebrating twenty years, a 140-page complementary volume was included as a memento.... More »
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EA Bucket 23. + MORE

Grant Chu Covell[December 2016.]Matthew HERBERT: Mahler Symphonie X (2010). Deutsche Grammophon 06025 2734438 (1 CD) (http://www.deutschegrammophon.com/).Beyond the fantastic cover, I wanted very much to like what Herbert has concocted, as he is contemplating the experience of listening and ruminati.... More »
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SF Opera's La Bohème Media Round-Up + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviewers found both casts of San Francisco Opera's La Bohème (Act IV pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) wonderful. Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Classical Voice | San Jose Mercury News.... More »

Rameau Les Paladins Wigmore Hall

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Les Paladins brought Rameau Les Paladins and much more to the Wigmore Hall. ” ….a Baroque spirit of theatre and imagination. Contrasts of dynamic, register and timbre were exaggerated and celebrated, textures were by turns airy, then plangent, and such vivid shifts engendered a dramatic, playful – and at times, fantastical – mood…

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No such Gluck

– parterre.com

No such GluckMozart tinkered with the Messiah. Mendelssohn adapted choral works by both Handel and Bach. But when Richard Wagner reached into the past and revised Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, he went beyond the accepted boundaries of tinkering and more or less created a new work that’s fomented aesthetic debates ever since…

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The three-week season will be the first one programmed by Lawrence Edelson, who became the artistic and general manager in January.

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Go, Girl

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Go, GirlPuccini’s La fanciulla del West certainly went for gold on the first night of Richard Jones’s new production for English National Opera. There’s not much I can add to my Arts Desk review, or the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters chat with Tom Service and Alexandra Wilson, about Minnie’s return to the original Americanization of David Belasco’s The Girl of the Golden West…

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Mediation, Yes. Press Blackout, No

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Mediation, Yes. Press Blackout, No

Although the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services (FMCS) is now playing an official role in helping both sides in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association (ASOPA) labor dispute, it doesn’t appear that it carries any sort of media blackout restrictions…

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Every Monday morning, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to discuss stories we’re featuring on our website. Here are the stories we’re talking about today. Tanglewood – summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) – figures in two of our stories this week.

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What will Daniele Gatti bring to world's best symphony orchestra?The newly announced music director of Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw in 2016 will arrive at a time when it has never been so critically lauded or financially threatenedThe Gramophone Magazine-anointed worlds best symphony orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, has appointed a new music director astonishingly, only the seventh in their 126-year history…

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Midlife

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Macbeth – Metropolitan Opera, 9/24/2014Lucic, Netrebko, Calleja, Pape / LuisiThis was, despite what seems to be generally positive press, a dispiriting night at the Met. It hasn’t been that long since Anna Netrebko was the wonder of the Mariinsky’s 1998 tour, a bel canto soprano of limitless beauty and promise (as one can hear from Gergiev’s Bethrothal in a Monastery and Ruslan & Lyudmila recordings), but that silver-voiced singer never really sang with this company — at least not past her official debut in 2002’s War and Peace…

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Boosey & Hawkes Signs David T. Little

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Currently director of composition at Shenandoah Conservatory and composer-in-residence with Opera Philadelphia, Little’s complete catalog is now represented worldwide by Boosey & Hawkes.

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And finally on the Rach bag of spellings…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

And finally on the Rach bag of spellings...…let’s let SERGEI RACHMANINOFF himself have the final say. As you see: Sergei with an i. Rachmaninoff with fortissimo. (I wonder what he did in London in 1929.)Many thanks to Richard Bratby for sending me the link.

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Laurie's Violin School: Count the Rests!By Laurie Niles: Sometimes when a student brings me orchestra music for trouble-shooting, it’s not the notes that are the problem. It’s the rests!

(Of course, sometimes the problem is with the notes, and that’s another blog for another day.)

Trouble with rests points to trouble with counting, and that makes for trouble with sight reading and fitting together in orchestra…

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 Monteverdi: The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North, Laurence Cummings (director/keyboard), Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 4.10.14 (JL)     Cast Poppea: Sandra Piques Eddy Nerone:  James Laing Ottavia: Catherine Hopper Seneca:  James Creswell Ottone :  Christopher Ainslie Drusilla: Katherine Manley Arnalta:  Fiona Kimm Fortuna:  Ciara Hendrick Valletto: Ciara Hendrick Virtù:  Claire Pascoe Amore:  Emilie Renard Liberto […]

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Music for string quartet by William Zinn, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… the string writing is outstanding in its proficiency.’

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