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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 »

CD Review: David's 'Herculanum' + MORE

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) Félicien David (1810-1876.... More »

She’s still here + MORE

Happy 51st birthday soprano Natalie Dessay.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnb3m90nl-E On this day in 1774 Christoph Wilibald von Gluck‘s Iphigenia in Aulis premiered in Paris. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6XlTToGP-g Born on this day in 1892 composer Germaine Tailleferre. //www.youtube.com/w.... More »

After rough year, Diana Krall blooms with 'Wallflower' + MORE

Singer/pianist's album, delayed by her ailment, features mostly cover tunes         .... More »

Somewhere for the weekend - JAM on the Marsh + MORE

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,

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LPO/Vladimir Jurowski review  superb tribute to Rachmaninovs orchestral workRoyal 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…

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We know the Mozart Effect - but what about the Korngold Effect?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…

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Cameron’s Berlin organ crash

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Cameron’s Berlin organ crashFrom 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…

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Music Review: Anna Lucia Richter Sings Hugo Wolf’s LiederA 24-year-old German soprano who has been making waves across Europe presented an all-Hugo Wolf evening at the Park Avenue Armory.

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Run of the mill

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Run of the millOn this day in 1889, the Moulin Rouge opened in Paris.

Born on this day in 1820 soprano Jenny Lind

Born on this day in 1882 composer Karol Szymanowski

Happy 79th birthday tenor Vasile Moldoveanu


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Rupert Christiansen applauds this punchily produced account of this astonishingly modern amorality tale

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Dallas, the remake of the classic 1980s US TV soap opera, is cancelled after three seasons by cable and satellite network TNT.

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OregonLive.com: Sphinx Virtuosi, the country's only black and Latino string orchestra, performs at PSU [Portland State University]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…

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Things Get Crazy In Atlanta

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Things Get Crazy In Atlanta

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…

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Freeing the Imagination: An Interview with Brigitte Fassbaender[From OPERA, July 2014, pp. 829-835]©Marc GilsdorfAn interview with a retired singer might normally consist primarily of reminiscences, talk of foundations, teaching and the like. Things are a little different with Brigitte Fassbaender, who turns 75 this month. The former mezzo—whose singing career started with her engagement (aged 21) at the Munich Staatsoper at the beginning of the 1960s and lasted until her retirement in 1995—has now been directing opera for well over two decades, including a 13-year stint as Intendant at the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, where she produced some three dozen shows…

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Dutch composer and writer Konrad Boehmer died in October 2014, aged seventy-three

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A titan of Russian theatre and opera has died, aged 97

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A titan of Russian theatre and opera has died, aged 97Yuri 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…

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