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Gifted violinist Jacques Israelievitch ‘played with his heart’ + MORE

Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s longest-serving concertmaster was with the ensemble for 20 years.... More »
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Daily Download: Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Summer: II. Adagio + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Antonio Vivaldi - The Four Seasons: Summer: II. Adagio, performed by Capella Istropolitana..... More »
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Belgian orchestra appoints ‘cheapest’ manager + MORE

Our friends at Resmusica tell us that the Royal philharmonic orchestra of Liège has a new general manager. His name is Daniel Weissmann and his prior experience is with two rather provincial orchestras in France. But that was no drawback. According to official sources, what got him the job was »s.... More »
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Free Download: Allan Clayton sings 'Vedi L'ape Che Ingegnosa' from Handel's Berenice + MORE

This week's free download is the aria 'Vedi L'ape Che Ingegnosa' from Handel's Berenice. The rec.... More »
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Paul Renzi + MORE

Paul Renzi, longtime principal flutist of the San Francisco Symphony, died on December 6 at 88. He had a remarkable career: appointed to the principal seat by Pierre Monteux at age 18, played with Toscanini in the NBC Symphony, came back to SFS, and retired a decade ago. I'm intrigued by the quotati.... More »
Proms Matinee 2: Lapland Chamber Orchestra/Storgårds review  wonderfully eclecticCadogan Hall, LondonPeter Maxwell Davies’s Sinfonia, a powerful and rarely performed work, was the highlight of a wide-ranging programmeBased in Rovaniemi, Finland, just a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, the Lapland Chamber Orchestra is the European Union’s most northerly professional orchestra…

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Faustian bargain

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Faustian bargainTwo debuts of legendary singers on a single night highlight this performance of Faust from the final season of the Old Met, courtesy of Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin.
Charles Gounod: Faust
Metropolitan Opera
Georges Prêtre, conductor
22 December, 1965
Faust – John Alexander
Marguerite – Montserrat Caballé (debut)
Méphistophélès – Justino Díaz
Valentin – Sherrill Milnes (debut)
Siébel – Marcia Baldwin
Marthe – Gladys Kriese
Wagner – Russell Christopher
In-house recording; mediocre sound quality

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Prom 28: Beethoven, Brett Dean, StravinskySakari Oramo Stravinsky Oedipus Rex, Beethoven, Brett Dean; BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo; BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 7 2014 Star rating: 4.0Prom 28: Oramo’s first Proms outing – Stravinsky’s monumental opera-oratorio in an eclectic programmeIn typical Proms fashion, Thursday 7 August 2014’s Prom 28 saw Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex performed in an eclectic programme which started with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and also featured Electric Preludes by the contemporary Australian composer Brett Dean…

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I'm Looking at You, Sydney Symphony.

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I heard on Facebook that dates have been announced for Stuart Skelton to take on the summit of tenor roles, Tristan, at Sydney Symphony. I heard this from the tenor himself!So I went to the Sydney Symphony web site, where I found out a couple of things:To see their season brochure PDF, you have to register…

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Metropolitan Opera, 2014-2015

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Metropolitan Opera, 2014-2015Artist’s rendering of what has happened at the Met over the summerMet single tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, and while the season’s start still is a major question mark due to seemingly intractable labor disputes I think we’ll hopefully have some opera at some point or another? Because of this uncertainty I don’t imagine a whole lot of people will rush to the box office tomorrow, but I have written a preview of everything that is currently scheduled to happen anyway…

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A Babel of hope and possibility

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A Babel of hope and possibilityThe phrase is not mine but my bright young colleague Alexandra Coghlan’s on The Arts Desk, penned about Berio’s Sinfonia, which preceded a shattering but nuanced interpretation of Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony at Tuesday night’s Prom. I choose to apply it to the superlative team which gave one of the best Proms I’ve ever heard, our already-beloved European Union Youth Orchestra, and further, to the even younger members of nine British youth orchestras they mentored in an inspiring workshop featuring 180 young musicians on the platform of the Royal Albert Hall the morning after the EUYO triumph…

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Symphony guide: Vaughan Williams's A Pastoral SymphonyThe word pastoral disguises the true intentions of Vaughan Williamss third symphony, which confronted the horrors of the first world warIts really wartime music a great deal of it incubated when I used to go up night after night in the ambulance wagon at Ecoivres and we went up a steep hill and there was wonderful Corot-like landscape in the sunset…

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Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5

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Arabella Steinbacher performs the elegant finale with the Lucerne Festival Strings

'Recorded in the gentle cushioning, warm ambience of a Zurich church, Steinbacher and colleagues sound almost like a throwback to the 1970s,’ writes Julian Haylock in his review of this recording in our July issue…

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Risk, Return, And Responsibility: An Opera In One Unnatural Act

The 8/6/2014 edition of New York Times published an article by Anthony Tommasini titled “Let’s Talk About Risk at the Metropolitan Opera” and from a perspective limited purely to the confines of traditional music criticism, it’s a pretty good article. Regrettably, that’s one of the least useful perspectives to evaluate risk as it applies to the business of arts so it seems poignant to take a moment to expand the conversation…

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Bel Canto drama in Bellini's Norma

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Bel Canto drama in Bellini's NormaYvonne Howard and Joseph Wolverton  photo credit Fritz Curzon Bellini Norma; Yvonne Howard, Joseph Wolverton, Heather Shipp, conductor Dane Lam; Opera Holland Park Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 8 2014 Star rating: 4.5Thrillingly dramatic musical performances in this rare revival of Bellini’s great bel canto operaThe challenges of the title role mean that staged performances of Bellini’s Norma can be something of a rarity; the last fully staged performance at Covent Garden was in 1987, and ENO has never staged the work…

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BostonGlobe.com: 'Dett finds the roots of an American classical style'[R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. (Photo: Library of Congress)]Christopher WilkinsMusic DirectorBoston Landmarks OrchestraThe Boston Globe By Matthew GuerrieriGlobe Correspondent   August 09, 2014On Wednesday, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra resurrects R…

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Elgar, Elder, Hallé, Alice Coote Beethoven Prom 31

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Elgar, Elder, Hallé, Alice Coote  Beethoven Prom 31Elgar, Elder and the Hallé: an ideal combination.. Alice Coote sang  Elgar Sea Pictures at BBC Prom 3: the stuff of dreams. Coote’s rich mezzo brings out the sensual undercurrents in the songs, suggesting dark mysteries hidden beneath the depths. “Sea-sound, like violins, To slumber woos and wins, I murmur my soft slumber-song, my slumber song Leave woes, and wails, and sins…

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Anything goes at Opera Australia? Rabbits!

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Anything goes at Opera Australia? Rabbits!Lyndon Terracini has announced his new season and it’s not a bad mix.
The veteran Elijah Moshinsky will return after a long absence to direct Verdi’s Don Carlos, seldom seen down under. David McVicar is back with a new Marriage of Figaro and his Covent Garden production of Gounod’s Faust, starring hot tenor Michael Fabiano…

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