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A 55 year history: I talk to Kyung Wha Chung about Bach's solo sonatas & partitas + MORE

Kyung Wha Chung (Photo Kang Taewook)When injury forced the violinist Kyung Wha Chung to retire from performing in 2005 it seemed like the end of her performing career, one which had started over 40 years earlier when she made her concert debut aged nine. But she was able to return to the concert pla.... More »

A triumphant evening - Il Trittico at Opera Holland Park + MORE

Puccini - Il Tabarro - Opera Holland Park - photo Robert Workman Puccini Il Trittico; Stephen Gadd, Anne Sophie Duprels, Jeff Gwaltney, Rosalind Plowright, Richard Burkhard, Anna Patalong, James Edwards, Sarah Pring, dir: Martin Lloyd Evans & Oliver Platt, cond: Stuart Stratford; Opera Hollan.... More »

Songs by David Lang and J. Ralph Denied Oscar Performance + MORE

During a year in which the Oscars have received strong criticism for their lack of diversity, this seems an especially odd move--not only in terms of the music itself, but also when considering that it means the absence of Korean soprano Sumi Jo and transgender performer ANOHNI..... More »

Plenty of Swing and Attack in RSNO’s All-American Concert + MORE

Adams, Bernstein, Barber, Gershwin: Robert McDuffie (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 20.3.2015 (SRT) Adams:        Tromba lontana Bernstein:  Serenade after Plato’s Symposium Barber:        Symphony No. 1 Gershwin:  An Americ.... More »

A Callas cast member returns to the international stage at 93 + MORE

Lovely news from Graham Spicer at gramilano.com that Luisa Mandelli, who sang Annina opposite Maria Callas’s Violetta in Luchino Visconti’s production of La traviata at La Scala in 1955, will reprise the role in December at Daniel Barenboim’s Berlin Staatsoper. Luisa, who is 93, live.... More »

New Classical Tracks: An 'Affair' to Remember

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Piano duo Anderson & Roe are really committed to their mission to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Their new recoring, 'An Amadeus Affair,' celebrates their love of Mozart. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD.

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Pianist Natasha Paremski is the featured artist Wednesday night as the Grant Park Music Festival launches its 80th season.

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Richard Strauss at 150

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For Strauss’s 150th birthday (today), I have written a piece for The Conversation, which may be read here.

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Richard Strauss: a 150th birthday quizThe German composer was born 150 years ago today. He lived through two world wars and his compositions revolutionised classical music at the turn of the 20th century. To celebrate his life and works (none of them waltzes), pit your wits against Tom Service’s Strauss quiz Continue reading…

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CD Spotlight. Deeply Moving

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Brahms’ German Requiem, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… searching depth and abiding consolation …’

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‘Anya17’ explores sex trade evils seen in Eastern Europe

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La Rondine, review: 'charm'

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Rupert Christiansen on Iford Arts’ production of Puccini’s ‘problem child’ operetta

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Sad news: Spain’s greatest maestro has died

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Sad news: Spain’s greatest maestro has diedRafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the most successful Spanish conductor of the past century – perhaps of all time – died last night in Pamplona. He was 80 years old and had been suffering from cancer. Last week, he announced his retirement.

Of Austro-German parentage, Frühbeeck was a favourite of General Franco’s (as was the present King) and was known early on as the Caudillo’s Maestro…

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from June 10 to 17 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Software engineer and composer Chris Gennaula. Wednesday, noon: Regarding Broadway. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight. Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: The American Influence. Sunday, noon: From the Top….

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#lso110Yesterday on 9 June 2014 the LSO celebrated 110 years since its first concert on 9 June 1904, and we marked the occasion with a series of tweets of interesting facts about the LSO dug out of the less explored corners of our archive.
We have been thinking a lot about our archives recently, because we increasingly feel that it’s important for our present and future to know where the Orchestra has come from and why the company is like it is…

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Burni on Gurney: He was mad before the War

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Burni on Gurney: He was mad before the WarInteresting piece by Iain Burnside on the poet and composer Ivor Gurney, who is supposed to have lost his sanity on the Somme. Apparently, his medical records show signs of insanity that predated the War. Read Iain here.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano ConcertosYefim Bronfman, who will play all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, explains how he approaches the work, starting with the Fourth Concerto.

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Shadwell Opera take the Arts Theatre to the Penal ColonyEnterprising young opera company Shadwell Opera is back with a pair of performances of Philip Glass’s In The Penal Colony. Shadwell Opera will be performing at the Arts Theatre on 16 and 30 June, interrupting the current run of Ghost Stories at the theatre and presenting In The Penal Colony as an installation-style operatic retelling of Franz Kafka’s famously visceral short story…

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