Day 20 – Blauer Sommer + MORE Dec 21st

 

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Did Hitler ever say "whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner"? + MORE

Is there evidence that Hitler ever said: “whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner”? The simple answer to this question is: no, there is currently no evidence that Hitler ever said this. The quotation is likely to be apocryphal. I will go into the authenticity of t.... More »
virtuosos

To the barricades! Why rhythm is the heartbeat of revolution + MORE

From rousing national anthems to the slogans chanted on marches, there is political power to be gained from good verbal timing – and composer David Owen Norris has captured some of history’s most stirring words in his new choral work Turning Points. He explains its genesisWhen Ben Franklin was t.... More »
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How green was my hill + MORE

On this day in 1876 the Bayreuth Festspielhaus opens with the first complete performance of the Ring.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=v38pvBZlcaU Born on this day in 1893 bass Maxim Dormidontovich Mikhaylov. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2yBOjZL19I Born on this day in 1903 tenor James Johnston. //www.youtu.... More »
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Philharmonia/Nelsons review – breathtaking Bruckner's Eighth + MORE

Royal Festival Hall, LondonAided by eloquent playing, Andris Nelsons was alive to the composer’s uncertainty in a lithe and at times mesmerising performanceBruckner was notoriously uncertain about some of his own symphonies. Perhaps that partly explains why these works can withstand such very diff.... More »
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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is back ! + MORE

Welcome return of Shostakovich Lady Macbeth oif Mtsensk with Eva-Maria Westbroek and Christopher Ventris,  conducted by Mariss Jansons, available for a ,limited time on Opera Platform. All good stagings connect to the music and ideas in an opera but in this famous classic, from 2006,  .... More »
Recently AMC's "Breaking Bad" came to its conclusion. In the opinion of many viewers, over the course of its five-year run the show set a new television benchmark with its epic, engrossing narrative.

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Moveable Feast: Coffee, tea and sweets

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Tchaikovsky's <i>Nutcracker</i> takes us to an imaginary land of coffee, tea and sweets. Any suggestions for those who are looking for the real thing? John Birge and <i>Minnesota Monthly</i>'s Rachel Hutton investigate that question in this week's Moveable Feast.

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What makes Messiah endure?

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Three versions of Handel’s oratorio range from traditional to experimental – all manage to shake off the death rattle of convention

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 Schoenberg, Eisler, Britten, Wolf, Schubert, Brahms: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Barbican Hall, London, 18.12.2013 (MB) Schoenberg – Erwartung, op.2 no.1 Eisler – Spruch 1939; Unter den grünen Pfefferbäumen, In den Hügeln wird Gold gefunden, Diese Stadt hat mich belehrt, Zwei Lieder nach Worten von Pascal, Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann, Verfehlte Liebe, Spruch […]

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Others who made the top 10: Jeremy Denk, San Francisco Symphony and even Keith Jarrett.

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Zanaida Robles sings a solo during Los Angeles Master Chorale performance of Handel's Messiah Sing Along at Disney Concert Hall, Dec. 11, 2013Choral Director, Educator, and Vocalist Zanaida Robles is singing a solo during Los Angeles Master Chorale performance of Handel’s Messiah Sing Along at Disney Concert Hall, Dec. 11, 2013.Link provided by John Malveauxof www.MusicUNTOLD.com.

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Kaufmann’s got his gun

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Kaufmann’s got his gunLive from Munich on Saturday night: Verdi’s Forza with hot tenor. Make a date of it. On Saturday, December 28, the Bayerische Staatsoper will be presenting the season’s third transmission on STAATSOPER.TV. This time, Giuseppe Verdi’s La forza del destino will be streamed live and free from Munich…

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Goossens ‘Messiah’ Is Back

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Charles T. Downey, NSO makes most of super-sized ‘Messiah’ (Washington Post, December 20, 2013)

T. F. Kelly, First Nights: Five Musical Premiers (including Messiah) (2001)George Frideric Handel conceived his oratorio “Messiah” on a small scale, for a chamber-size orchestra and chorus, with boy choristers on the soprano part…

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Theft alert: Horn is stolen from Vienna Philharmonic playerJosef Reif went for a drink with colleagues in a wine bar after finishing at the opera on Wednesday night. He put the instrument at his feet in a silver-gray Samsonite backpack that looks rather like a laptop bag. When he looked down, the bag was gone. Auf Deutsch here. The horn, valued at $8,000, is registered […]

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Day 20 – Blauer Sommer

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Day 20 – Blauer SommerAs well as writing songs to mark his own marriage – the renowned Op. 27 set comprising ‘Ruhe, meine Seele’, ‘Cäcilie’, ‘Heimliche Aufforderung’ and ‘Morgen’ (still yet to come in the Advent series) – Strauss wrote three songs in 1895 for his sister Johanna’s wedding (published as Op. 31). ‘Blauer Sommer’, a setting of words by Karl Busse, is a rich rhapsody on nature’s estival joys…

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A judge overseeing New York City Opera’s bankruptcy case said the company could not yet refund money to people who bought tickets for performances that were canceled.    

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Wagner's "lost" Venetian Symphony

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“On the evening of Christmas day in 1882, within the Apollonian halls of the “La Fenice” Theater, Richard Wagner led an orchestra formed by the teachers and students of the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatory. On that night, he proposed some music which, until that time, had been never revealed…

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The LSO wants to get you singing

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The LSO wants to get you singingIn addition to it range of choral concerts (which includes Haydn’s Creation and music by Peter Maxwell Davies, Scriabin and Beethoven), the London Symphony Orchestra has a range of Singing Days to get everyone singing. Each day is devoted to a particular work, starting with a workshop and ending with an informal performance with piano, and there are group discounts if you want to bring your friends or fellow choir members…

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