F. David, Herculanum, V. Gens, K. Deshayes, Brussels Philharmonic, Flemish Radio Choir, H. Niquet
(released on September 25, 2015)
Ediciones Singulares ES1020 | 122'04"
Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Exhuming an operatic ‘Herculanum’ (Washington Post, December 20)
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Happy 51st birthday soprano Natalie Dessay.
On this day in 1774 Christoph Wilibald von Gluck‘s Iphigenia in Aulis premiered in Paris.
Born on this day in 1892 composer Germaine Tailleferre.
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JAM on the Marsh is becoming an regular feature of summer on Romney Marsh. This year the festival runs from 7 to 17 July 2016. The Mousai Singers, the London Mozart Players and Daniel Cook will be giving the premiere of a Festival commission, The Shadows of War by Paul Mealor.Other concerts include .... More »
Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Marcel Pérès leads Ensemble Organum in a program called "Les Extrêmes," bringing together music from Italy, Spain, and Morocco,
Royal Festival Hall, LondonVladimir Jurowski is a fitting champion for a season-long survey by the London Philharmonic OrchestraAn often highly political argument still raged in the 1960s about Rachmaninovs proper place in music. Nowadays his work is widely accepted and admired, and the London Philharmonic Orchestras season-long survey of his orchestral works is a fine opportunity to hear important rarities, as well as the chocolate-box concerto favourites…
This fun explanation turned up on Classic FM’s Facebook page yesterday. We all know about ‘the Mozart Effect’, by which listening to Mozart is supposed to make your child awfully clever. But supposing your little ones like other composers too? [warning: irony font applies throughout]So where do we go from here? Here are a few suggestions for composers who didn’t make the shortlist above…
From a correspondent at the Philharmonie:
Cameron Carpenter opened the organ season of the Berlin Philharmonie for the third year in a row under the title of “organist in residence”. The hall was nearly full for his all Bach program. At the end of the first work on the second half (Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor BWV 537), a very loud note continued to sound in the Philharmonie’s Schuke organ (ostensibly newly refurbished), causing Carpenter to leave the stage after accepting the applause…
Sphinx Virtuosi(Nan Melville)The Oregonianby David StablerSeptember 29, 2014Only 5 percent of musicians in American orchestras are black or Latino, according to the League of American Orchestras. The Sphinx Organization, based in Detroit, is trying to change that. Each year, it holds the widely admired Sphinx Competition to identify young black and Latino string players and promote their careers…
The 10/4/14 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) published an article by Howard Pousner that includes an exclusive interview with Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) Governing Board Chairman Douglas Hertz. The WAC serves as the 501(c)3 under which the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) conducts business; consequently, even though the ASO maintains its own board of directors and executive committee, it does not ratify labor agreements, does not manage its own budget, and all of the ASO’s executive ranks are WAC employees…
Yuri Lyubimov, one of the formative directors of Russian theatre and opera, died today in Moscow.
Born in the year of the Bolshevik revolution, he took charge of a moribund Moscow theatre in 1964, renaming it the Taganka. He staged 66 productions there both before being exiled by the Soviet regime in 1984, and after his return…
That’s all for this post. I’ll be back again tomorrow (with my morning coffee) to go through more fantastic world blogs and compile another hot-off-the-press news and buzz round-up. Look out for it… I hope you’ll tune in to the news.
You can access my reading lists of general buzz from the classical music and opera scene from the blogs on these websites: