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Pleasure from end to end: music for Epiphany from Clare College + MORE

Lassus, John Sheppard, Byrd, Palestrina, Jean Mouton, Peter Cornelius, Poulenc, Howells, Warlock, John Jacob Niles, Lennox Berkeley, Arnold Bax, Judith Bingham, Judith Weir; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Graham Ross; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 27 2016 Star rating: 4.0.... More »
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Some Scottish Composers...Famous and Forgotten + MORE

The Composer journal (Spring 1969) carries a short article by the late Professor Frederick Rimmer about the Scottish Music Archive (now the Scottish Music Centre) which had been established in 1968 at the University of Glasgow. It officially opened to the public on 16 April 1969 based at Lilybank Ga.... More »
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A remarkable call to Brahms + MORE

Richard Tognetti led the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a thrilling performance of Brahms’s third symphony..... More »
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CSO Spiritual Ensemble Welcomes Renowned British Conductor Performing Mozart Requiem Saturday Feb 28, Charleston, South Carolina + MORE

Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)is featured at AfriClassical.comEdward Higginbottom(http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk)Kimwana DonerGinger Jones-Robinson(www.allenuniversity.edu)January 29, 2015 Charleston SC ─ The Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Spiritual Ensemble, under the directio.... More »
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Charles Villiers Stanford: A (Very) Short Anecdote by Plunket Greene + MORE

Harry Plunket Greene (1865-1936) was a hugely popular Irish baritone and fly fishing enthusiast. He was the baritone soloist in the premiere of Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. Greene was also the son-in-law of Charles Hubert Hastings Parry. In 1935 he published what was for many years the o.... More »
Oh, what a tangled World Wide Web we weave. Such is the focus of “Men, Women & Children,” Jason Reitman’s ensemble drama about the intersecting lives — online and off — of various teens and adults in a suburban Texas town.

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Grand hotel

– parterre.com

Grand hotelOn this day in 1907, the Plaza Hotel opened in New York.

Born on this day in 1865 composer Paul Dukas

Born on this day in 1901 tenor Marcel Wittrisch

Born on this day in 1903 pianist Vladimir Horowitz

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Daniil Trifonov review  a hugely imaginative musical mindRoyal Festival Hall, LondonThe young Russian pianist played with refinement, unflinching precision and breathtaking clarityWe have heard enough of Daniil Trifonov in London over the past couple of years in recitals and concertos to know that, for once, piano-competition judges got things right, and that the winner of the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky prizes is the real deal…

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Sergio A. Mims: Among the standouts of new production of Mozart's 'Don Giovanni' by Lyric Opera of Chicago was baritone Michael Sumuel as MasettoMichael Sumuelimgartists.com/artist/michael_sumuelhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vceEBYIYcB8#t=33Sergio A. Mims writes:Last night I saw a fantastic new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni kicking off the 60th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago directed by The Goodman Theater’s Robert Falls and conducted by Sir Andrew DavisA fascinating new production set of 1930’s Spain with many original ideas and an excellent cast starring Mariusz Kweicien as Giovanni, Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello, Ana Maria Martinez as Donna Elvira among others…

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The Berlin Philharmonic and its chief conductor Simon Rattle will open the legendary Carnegie Hall's season Oct. 1. You can watch a live stream of the concert right here on Classical MPR's website on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. CDT.

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Bernd Weikl: Why Richard Wagner needs to be banned in GermanyUPDATE HEREBernd Weikl, yes the baritone well known for his Wagner roles, argues that Wagner’s work not only should but must be banned in Germany. Why? Well, it seems that after a very, financially, successful career performing Wagner, he has just discovered that Wagner was anti-Semitic [must have come as a surprise that, after all these years – Ed]…

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Day of the Trifonovs…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Day of the Trifonovs...Thank you, PIANIST MAGAZINE, for this rather to-the-point image! Attention BIRMINGHAM: he is doing the whole thing again tonight, in the Town Hall…(Update: PIANIST mag tells me this inspired bit of imagery arrived originally from our doughty friend Yehuda Shapiro.)

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Breaking: Chicago flute flies off to Berlin

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Breaking: Chicago flute flies off to BerlinAfter months of cogitation Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has submitted his regination, effective November 4, 2014, in order to join the Berlin Philharmonic in the same position in the new year. We hope he’s made the right choice.
Press release follows. 

CHICAGO—Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute, the Erika and Dietrich M…

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Opera: Robert Carsen’s Falstaff looms large in the (second) Elizabethan eraShakespeare’s roguish knight, as interpreted by Verdi, fits 1950s England perfectly, says the director of the Canadian Opera Company’s season opener.

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Bill Doggett: Russell 'Thomas is the first Black Tenor to sing a Principal Tenor Role in recent years at San Francisco Opera'Russell Thomaswww.russell-thomas.com Russell Thomas Photo credit: Bill Doggett Productions: signed insert and program by the three PrincipalsPRESS RELEASEOctober 1, 2014From: Bill Doggett ProductionsA critical moment in African American Opera history has occurred at San Francisco Opera…

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The Met's new Figaro

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The Met's new FigaroThe Met narrowly dodged a labor dispute to open their season last week with Richard Eyre’s new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. While the irony is inescapable, this production wouldn’t spark a revolution even if it were July 13, 1789. Its heavy, serious visuals belie an upbeat, action-packed, superficial staging with no discernible focus and no evident relationship to the music, and the mostly undistinguished musical performance isn’t enough to redeem it…

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Well isn't that Pinteresting….?

– brittensinfonia.blogspot.com

Well isn't that Pinteresting....?Being part of an orchestra’s marketing team isn’t always just about promoting concerts, keeping up to date with the latest marketing techniques, or sourcing biographies for performers… it’s also quite often about cake.At Britten Sinfonia we enjoy celebrating our staff member’s birthdays with cake, and as our office team has grown to a mighty 14 members that means we get to sit down for a slice of cake more frequently than ever before! Not only do we all enjoy eating cake but quite a few of us are keen bakers…

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