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HuffingtonPost.com: Eric Owens And Morris Robinson Discuss The Challenges Of Being A Black Opera Singer + MORE

"Wednesday, April 8, Eric Owens (Left) and Morris Robinson (Right) perform during a rehearsal of the opera Don Carlo" (Associated Press)Sergio A. Mims writes:Here is an article that is definitely worthy of attention.SergioHuffington PostAP By Mike SilvermanPosted April 20, 2015When King Philip II of.... More »
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Dan Visconti composes 'Living Language' for guitar and orchestra + MORE

New piece will receive its world premiere under Donato Cabrera and the California Symphony.... More »
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ArtsBeat: New York Philharmonic Announces Partnership With Michigan Musical Society + MORE

The partnership with the University Musical Society of the University of Michigan will include three visits by the Philharmonic..... More »
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Sir Peter Maxwell Davies obituary + MORE

One of the great British composers and a former Master of the Queen’s MusicPeter Maxwell Davies, who has died aged 81 of leukaemia, was a huge figure in British postwar music – and a deeply enigmatic one. Through his staggering productivity as a composer, his visibility as a conductor and as som.... More »
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Barbican, London + MORE

Daniele Gatti’s first London appearance as chief conductor was reassuring.... More »

Legendary Mahler 5 released – Horenstein

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Legendary Mahler 5 released - HorensteinAt last, a remastered release of  the legendary Jascha Horenstein  Mahler Symphony no 5, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1961. It’s available for digital download from  Pristine Classical, the specialist supplier. “And so it came to pass that on the night of 31st August, 1961, somebody, somewhere, was listening to the radio broadcast that evening, live from the annual Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, with tape reels loaded up, poised and ready to press record as the BBC announcer began his introduction to the evening’s main concert attraction: Jascha Horenstein would be conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony…

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Not Over Till Overtime’s Due? Met Labor Strife Bares SecretsAs the Metropolitan Opera tries to win concessions from its unions, labor talks are laying bare details of life at the Met, from what performers earn to box office struggles.

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This year’s Munich Opera Festival opens with an orgy of fabulous singing – though the staging and conducting leave much to be desired

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New English Ballet Theatre Save the Best till Last

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 Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Villa-Lobos et al,  Tryst: Devotion and Betrayal: New English Ballet Theatre, Peacock Theatre, London, 5.7.2014 (J.O’D) Tangents Dancers: Jessica Clyde, Hayley Blackburn, Mercedes Schindler, Lorenzo Bernardi, Matthieu Quincy, Silas Stubbs Choreography: Daniela Cardim Fonteyne Music: Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition Pianist: Viktor Sugeng Design: Daniela Cardim Fonteyne Orbital Motion Dancers: Mercedes Schindler, […]

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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minor

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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minorCharles Hubert Hastings Parry’s Fifth Symphony was composed for the centenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society and was duly heard at the Queen’s Hall on 5 December 1912 with the composer conducting. The original title of the work was ‘Symphony in four linked movements in B minor, 1912’. However, at the second performance of the piece it was called the ‘Fifth Symphony’ and finally, the printed score is entitled ‘Symphonic Fantasia in B minor “1912”’ with ‘Symphony’ as a subtitle…

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Breaking: Berlin chorus walks out on strike

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Breaking: Berlin chorus walks out on strikeThe Berlin radio chorus walked out today on its first strike in 89 years, forcing the cancellation of a Brahms German Requiem recording.
The chorus has not received a pay rise in ten years and has been out of contract since 1993. Enough was enough.
The strike is indefinite. The radio chorus works regularly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra…

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This excellent recording of I briganti is a brisk, idiomatic interpretation, says Rupert Christansen

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The Glimmerglass Festival of opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 the 100-member Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles Performed its 6th Annual Season Finale at Walt Disney Concert HallJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, http://icyola.org/:Retired Superior Court Judge Marcus Tucker and John Malveaux met at Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, July 6, 2014 to support 100 member Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles 6th Annual Season Finale at Walt Disney Concert Hall…

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A creditor who hopes to rescue the bankrupt New York City Opera filed an objection on Monday to delays in consideration of his bid and called for an independent trustee to be put in charge.

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Maestro subs: Berlin names two stand-ins

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Maestro subs: Berlin names two stand-insAlan Gilbert will replace Riccardo Chailly in Berlin’s Musikfest in September. Semyon Bychkov (below right) stands in for Lorin Maazel.
There’s something transitional in the air.

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In case you missed it - June on Planet HugillOpera OpeningsGrange Park Opera opened with a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata with Claire Rutter in the title role, and continued with Britten’s Peter Grimes and Massenet’s Don Quichotte.Opera Holland Park’s new season started with Puccini’s La Fanciulla de West and continued with their young artists performance of Rossini’s Il barbiere di SivigliaWelcome rarities sightedAt ENO, Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini made a welcome appearance on the London stage in Terry Gilliam’s astonishing new production…

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As if Massenet’s ghost forbade the opera“How the Dying Composer’s Sentimental Whim Was Invoked by Lucy Arbell, the English Prima Donna, to Forbid Mary Garden to Sing the Title Role in Cleopatra.” Yes, this should turn out well. [The Washington Times]

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