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Debussy: The Edgar Allan Poe operas CD review – an unfinished double bill heard at last + MORE

Dazeley/Villanueva/Hartinger/Fan/Dries/Göttinger SO/Mueller(Pan Classics, two CDs)Debussy did not complete any operas after the first performance of Pelléas et Mélisande in 1902. In the wake of that premiere, though, he made plans for no less than three more, and in 1908, after the successful US .... More »
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Five of the best... classical concerts + MORE

Australian Chamber Orchestra | Dutilleux At The Proms | A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Manfred | BBC National Orchestra Of WalesThere should be a memorable start to the Edinburgh international festival’s series of Queen’s Hall morning recitals, as what is probably the greatest chamber orchestra a.... More »
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Forbes Classical CD of the Week + MORE

…The kicker of this release is clearly the rarely performed and rarely recorded Liebesmahl der Apostel (“The Holy Supper of the Apostles”). Written for the male choral society of Dresden, which Wagner led for just shy of three years (his immediate successors were Ferdinand Hiller and Robert Sc.... 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 »

Capulets and Montagues at WCO

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Kate Lindsey (Romeo), Nicole Cabell (Giulietta), Antony Walker (conductor), I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Washington Concert Opera (photo by Don Lassell)Vincenzo Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi is an ideal opera for concert performance, a work that features gorgeous singing but is not all that stage-worthy…

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Bowling Green, Ohio Sentinel-Tribune: McGill 'Brothers use music to rise above troubled streets'Irish Pianist Michael McHale with Clarinetist Anthony McGill & Flutist Demarre McGillTwitter:Post-Concert @bgsu (Bowling Green State University) from @michaelmchale (Michael McHale) with classical music’s top brother-act @mcgillab (Anthony McGill) and @DemarreMcGill (Demarre McGill) – great playing!!Photo by Enoch Wu/Sentinel-TribuneDeMarre McGill (left) speaks near his brother Anthony McGill (right) during a question and answer session with BGSU (Bowling Green State University) students at Donnell Theater…

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Bach transcriptions for guitar

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Bach transcriptions for guitar J.S Bach, guitar arrangements by Lily Afshar; Lily Afshar; Archer Records Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 15 2014 Star rating: 4.0New arrangements of Bach for the guitar by talented young guitaristPerforming any sort of baroque music on modern instruments involves an element of transcription. instruments have changed so much, or disappeared altogether – who plays the arpeggione now? On this new disc guitarist Lily Afshar has made a virtue of necessity and made new transcriptions for the guitar of a number of Bach works…

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Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. (Sept. 30)

        

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Delia Ruhm obituary

– www.guardian.co.uk

Delia Ruhm obituaryMy mother, Delia Ruhm, who has died at the age of 89, was a flautist with a number of leading British orchestras and chamber music ensembles.She was born in Berlin to Jewish parents. Her father, Ernst Ruhm, was a lawyer and her mother, Hilde Isaac, was a well-known soprano in Germany who, when the family moved to Britain, regularly broadcast and gave recitals…

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U. Shrinivas, Indian Mandolin Virtuoso, Dies at 45Mr. Shrinivas, the mandolin player, performed around the world, often blending the Indian classical style that was his specialty with the work of Western musicians.

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 50: Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, Augustin Hadelich, James Ehnes in ConcertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Augustin Hadelich substituted for Hilary Hahn and performed the Beethoven with the Dallas SymphonyTheaterJones: “He was profound without being pompous in the first movement, lyrical without sentimentality in the second, and playful without trivialization in the final rondo…

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In the introduction to her 2013 book Chasing Sound, author Susan Schmidt Horning states: “The evolution of music recording from the art of capturing a performance to the art of engineering an illusion changed the sound of music…and ultimately, reversed the historic relationship between live and recorded music…

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Blind advancement

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Blind advancementWhat retired executive might be on the cusp of fulfilling a lifelong dream?  And which opera company is on the brink of replacing an administrator (now in his golden years) with another of the same vintage?

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It’s a life of smiles and a life of tearsOn this day in 1908, Maurice Maeterlinck‘s play L’Oiseau bleu premiered in Moscow.

Born on this day in 1852 composer Charles Villiers Stanford

Born on this day in 1919 soprano Patricia Neway

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My Head is Full of Colors Premiere

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Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of My Head is Full of Colors, a children's opera composed by Chris Pratorius with libretto by Nicole Paiement. The free performance will be held during National Opera Week, on Saturday, November 1, at 11 am in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street…

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 Beethoven: John Daszak (tenor), Alastair Miles (baritone), Raquel Lojendio (soprano), Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), CBSO Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Juanjo Mena (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Saturday 29th September 2014 (MC) Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Beethoven: Symphony No…

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