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Magic mike + MORE

Born on this day in 1924 opera record and video producer John Culshaw.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW6Mwr7xVxY Born on this day in 1779 composer and poet Thomas Moore. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeIy5OOQk-Y Born on this day in 1844 composer Léon Vasseur. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsnVs7YevOQ .... More »
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How Miami blew its best orchestral residency + MORE

Daniel R. Lewis, founder of the Cleveland Orchestra residency in Miami, has written to Slipped Disc, detailing how his successors let it all fall apart.     I have been an outsider since September 2014, so I don’t know what has happened to attendance or earned revenue. Contributed reven.... More »
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Russian Music Thrillingly Performed by Alexander Karpeyev + MORE

Prokofiev, Medtner, Grechaninov, Rachmaninov, Stravinsky: Alexander Karpeyev (piano), Kings Place, London, 13.2.2017. (RB) Prokofiev – Visions Fugitives Op.22 Nos. 1, 3, 8-11, 14-15, 18-19 Medtner – Sonate-Ballade Op.27 Grechaninov –  Pieces Op.78 and Op.61 Rachmaninov –  .... More »
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Berlin Philharmonic cancels concert ‘due to several illnesses’ + MORE

Tweet just in from the superorch: Leider kann das heutige Konzert der Blechbläser der Philharmoniker nicht stattfinden, wir bitten um Verständnis. The longform version (in English): ‘Unfortunately, today’s concert of the brass players of the Berlin Philharmonic cannot take place due t.... More »
Third Coast Percussion, by Saverio Truglia

Classical Playlist: George Antheil, Haydn, Sibelius and MoreThe New York Times ArtsBeat, March 19, 2014
My contribution:
DAVID T. LITTLE: ‘Haunt of Last Nightfall’ Third Coast Percussion (New Amsterdam)
Coming soon: Elliott Carter; Gil Shaham; Jeffrey Mumford; David Bowlin; Henri Dutilleux; Catherine Christer Hennix

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Barnes Music Festival

– www.planethugill.com

Barnes Music FestivalBuilding on the success of the first Barnes Music Festival in March 2013, the 2014 Festival will take place over an extended two week period between Saturday 22nd March – 6th April at venues across Barnes. The Festival’s theme is ‘Three Greats: Elgar, Delius, Holst and the English Tradition’, and marks the 80th anniversary of the deaths of these landmark composers…

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Slideshow: Met Opera's 'Wozzeck'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Wozzeck's longtime champion James Levine conducts Berg's gripping score of passion, despair and murder in the Met Opera's production of 'Wozzeck'.

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A Life in the Theater

– parterre.com

A Life in the Theater Devotees of Dawn Fatale (and you are legion!) will be delighted to hear that the parterre scribe made an early (2001!) appearance in issue #45 of parterre box the queer opera zine, ranting about the “squish-squish school of opera direction.” This groundbreaking issue also includes in-depth interviews with the legendary, lovely Anja Silja (in town to perform Vec Makropulos at BAM) and frequently-nude countertenor David Walker; plus reviews from around the world, La Cieca’s occasionally accurate gossip, and a do-it=yourself interview with “Lanfranco Madlibbo…

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The American Classical Orchestra performed Handel rarities on Wednesday at Alice Tully Hall, including a semi-staged production of “Alceste.”    

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The Boston Early Music Festival presented a double bill of short operas by Marc-Antoine Charpentier at the Morgan Library & Museum.    

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The trick in conducting Sibelius successfully is in keeping all the emotions and the unusual structure of the work crystal and clear, not letting the piece overflow its strict boundaries

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Steely-Slatey Sibelius in Yorkshire’s Calder Valley

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Brahms, Strauss, Sibelius: Hannah Morgan (oboe), Todmorden Orchestra / Nicholas Concannon Hodges (conductor), Town Hall, Todmorden, 15.3.2014 Brahms – Academic Festival overture Strauss – Oboe Concerto (oboe: Hannah Morgan) Sibelius – Symphony No.2 Todmorden again experienced a fine concert on Saturday night…

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SF Opera Annual Meeting 2014

– operatattler.typepad.com

* Notes * San Francisco Opera's Annual Meeting for 2014 was held Thursday afternoon at Zellerbach Rehearsal Hall in San Francisco. Chairman of the Board John A. Gunn, Board of Directors President Keith B. Geeslin, CFO Michael Simpson, and General Director David Gockley all spoke. Both Geeslin and Gockley expressed concern over San Diego Opera's closing, since it has been well-run and has presented world-class talent…

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Wardsbrook – Sussex summer festival

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Wardsbrook - Sussex summer festivalI don’t as a rule quote press releases verbatim but this is an exception because it’s so snappily written :”Wardsbrook Concerts’ annual festival of song in a magnificent Tudor barn in Ticehurst, East Sussex is fast becoming one of the summer’s essential musical fixtures. Founded last year by British tenor Toby Spence, his brother Magnus and conductor Edward Gardner, Wardsbrook announces a dazzling line-up for 2014 including Dame Felicity Lott (Sunday 18 May), Ian Bostridge (Sunday, 25 May), Christiane Karg (Sunday, 8 June) and Gyula Orendt (Sunday, 22 June)…

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Nazi Opera Conspiracies: a Right-Wing Rewriting of HistoryAfter much thought, a phrase occurred to me, one that encapsulated the very essence of the growing literature pointing the figure at Richard Wagner to single-handedly carry the blame for causing World Ward II and the Holocaust, which are claimed to have purely cultural origins. Such theories should be called Nazi opera conspiracies…

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The Complete Organ Works of Herbert Sumsion -Volume 2

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

The Complete Organ Works of Herbert Sumsion -Volume 2Herbert SUMSION (1899-1995) (Tracklisting at end of post)The proceedings open with a tantalising work. The ‘Prelude and Aria’ (1940) began life as an orchestral overture ‘In the Cotswolds’ which received its first performance at the Hereford Three Choirs Festival in 1930. The liner notes suggest that this work had some considerable personal significance for the composer as he frequently mentioned it as being part of his oeuvre…

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 Tchaikovsky,The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists, Students of The Royal Ballet School, Corps de Ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Valery Ovsyanikov. (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell) broadcast to the Vue Cinema, Piccadilly, London. 19.3.2014. (JPr) Cast: Princess Aurora: Sarah Lamb Prince Florimund: Steven McRae Carabosse: Kristen McNally Lilac Fairy: Laura McCulloch Princess […]

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