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Alison Balsom + MORE

Alison Balsom's new recording is an eclectic mix of works by Satie, Piazzolla, Messiaen, Ravel and more. We catch up with her before her next tour of concerts.   Ho.... More »
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John Malveaux: Lawrence Brownlee Sings 'Count Almaviva' in Rossini's 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' at Metropolitan Opera Noon EST December 6, 2014 + MORE

Lawrence Brownlee(Los Angeles Opera)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Lawrence Brownlee will sing Count Almaviva in Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metroplitan Opera. Performance schedule include 12 noon EST broadcast of December 6, 2014 per.... More »
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An Auspicious Debut for Diego Matheuz + MORE

 Moncayo, Mozart and Berlioz: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Diego Matheuz (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, 1.11.2014 (GN) Moncayo: Huapango Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K.595 Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 This concert was originall.... More »
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Thunderous Ovation for a Last-Minute Substitute       + MORE

 Weber, Mozart, Shostakovich: Francesco Piemontesi (piano), Cleveland Orchestra, Brett Mitchell (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 20.7.2014 (MSJ)  Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor The Cle.... More »
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Victor Salvi, Who Played Harps and Made Them Too, Dies at 95 + MORE

Mr. Salvi, a former New York Philharmonic member, founded a company that became the world’s foremost harp producer..... More »

Claudio Abbado (1933–2014) R.I.P.

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Claudio Abbado (1933–2014) R.I.P.The Italian conductor Claudio Abbado has died at the age of 80. He had been suffering from cancer for a number of years. One of the finest musicians of recent decades, Abbado was equally at home in Mozart, Mahler or Musorgsky, directing consistent benchmark performances, whether live or on disc. I cherished his Viennese DG recording of Pelléas et Mélisande throughout my late teens, I first heard him live conducting a revelatory performance in 2002 of Bartók, Ravel and Debussy with Martha Argerich and the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester – an orchestra founded by Abbado in 1986 – and have recently bowed down to his peerless interpretation of Mahler 9 from the Lucerne Festival and his exemplary conducting of Beethoven and Berg’s Violin Concertos with Isabelle Faust…

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Claudio Abbado obituary

– www.guardian.co.uk

Claudio Abbado obituaryOne of the world’s finest conductors, with La Scala, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, and his own orchestra in LucerneClaudio Abbado, who has died aged 80, was not only among the greatest of conductors; in his last decade, after suffering from very severe illness, he raised a superband of players all gathered together for his sake, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, to heights that many listeners have never experienced in other orchestral concerts…

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CLAUDIO ABBADO 1933-2014

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CLAUDIO ABBADO 1933-2014Tragic news from Italy this morning that Claudio Abbado has passed away. Here is the report in Il Post.Farewell, dear maestro. You were, I think, the most beloved of them all.Below, his official biography from DG. Here, a fantastic gallery of photographs across the decades, from Italy’s Repubblica. [UPDATE, 4…

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Familiar Mastery from Garrick Ohlsson

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Beethoven, Schubert, Griffes, and Chopin: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Meany Hall, Seattle, 15.1.2014 (BJ) Beethoven: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D. 760, “Wanderer” Griffes: Fountain of Aqua Paola, Op. 7 No. 3; Scherzo, Op. 6 No. 3; The White Peacock, Op. 7 No. 1 Chopin: Sonata No…

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London Handel Festival 2014

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London Handel Festival 2014Luke D Williams in Imenio at the 2013 London Handel FestivalPublic on-line booking has just opened for this year’s London Handel Festival, which runs from 3 March to 18 April 2014. The festival includes some interesting large-scale and smaller scale events ranging from a staging of Handel’s opera Arianna in Creta to lunch time recitals and of course the Handel Singing Competition…

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Sewanee.edu: 'François Clemmons in Special Martin Luther King Day Concert 8:00 pm on 20 January 2014 Guerry Auditorium'Dr. François S. Clemmons, tenorDr. François S. Clemmons, tenor; Kate Gridley, pianistDr. François S. Clemmons, TenorKate Gridley, PianistThe Chapel At Sewanee College, University Of The SouthSewanee, TennesseeAh Woke Up This Morning With My Mind TraditionalHush Somebody Callin’ My Name Arr…

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Mainstream Camouflage

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

Pardon a little self-indulgence, but wow, what a great gig I had in Buffalo today. It was a Gann/Ives program at the Unitarian Universalist Church; Paula McGirr sang my song “Faith” (which she’d sung 25 years earlier) and Ives’s “Serenity,” and Daniel Bassin conducted The Unanswered Question and my Transcendental Sonnets, with the UUCB Choir […]

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The year-long Chamber Classics Unwrapped series got off to an adventurous start with performances full of zest

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The mandolinist Avi Avital was joined by the Enso String Quartet and others in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.    

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Addio to the master

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Addio to the masterI can add little more to the various blog posts and Arts Desk features jammed with superlatives about Claudio Abbado, who has died surrounded by his family in Bologna at the age of 80. His Indian summer with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra yielded simply the best Mahler I’ve ever heard: I got myself out there on the strength of the Second Symphony on DVD, to be stunned first by the Seventh, later by the First; as for the Ninth, it was simply an out of body experience…

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John Malveaux: Santa Monica Symphony Performs 'Harlem Symphony' of James P. Johnson in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayVictory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. JohnsonThe Concordia OrchestraMarin Alsop, ConductorMusic Masters 67140 (1994)[James Price Johnson (1894-1955), African American pianist and composer, is featured at AfriClassical.com]John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:After considerable inquiry and research Maestro Guido Lamell and the Santa Monica Symphony opened their annual MLK concert with the William Tell Overture…

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Claudio Abbado (1933-2014)

– www.classical-music.com

Claudio Abbado, one of the most revered and best loved conductors of his generation, has died. He was 80 years old.
Over a distinguished career that saw him conducting at the world’s most famous opera houses and concert halls for well over half a century, the list of prestigious posts that Abbado held included principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, music director of La Scala opera house in Milan and principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra…

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Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck): To Hell and Back

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 Gluck: Orpheus and Eurydice English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC) and Central St. Martins (CSM) at the Platform Theatre, Kings Cross  21st -26th Jan 2014 Cast: Paul Featherstone (Orpheus) Pamela Hay (Eurydice) Joanna Foote (Amor) Production Team: Mark Tinkler (Director), Philip Voldman (Music Director), Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson (Lighting Designer), Matthew Watts (Chorus Master)   To Hell and Back […]

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