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Kerstmatinee 2014 - Mahler, Jansons, Concertgebouw LINK + MORE

Live in the Netherlands on Christmas Day - now available on demand, online for a limited period on NP (Netherlands Public Broadcasting) - Mahler Symphony no 4, Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Anna Prohaska (perhaps the most ideal soloist for this piece at the moment).&.... More »
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Raphaël Sévère + MORE

Brahms, Clarinet Sonatas / Clarinet Trio, V. Julien-Laferrière, R. Sévère, A. Laloum (Mirare, 2014) Charles T. Downey, Young French clarinetist in fine form in D.C. debut Washington Post, April 1 “The clarinet is quite possibly the easiest of all orchestral instruments to master,” composer (a.... More »

Satyagraha at ENO + MORE Dec 1st

25/11/2013Of the American minimalists, Glass is the composer with the least native talent perhaps, but he is the one with the most unmistakable musical profile. Where Reich and Riley have continued to explore and develop their particular musical interests over the past half century, each producing a.... More »

Appearances + MORE

On Nov. 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, I will be part of the multitudinous cavalcade of Wesley Stace's Cabinet of Wonders, at the City Winery in NYC. My contribution will be a short discourse on Sibelius. On Dec. 8, at the Deutsches Haus at Columbia, I will give a lecture entitled "G.... More »

SF Opera's Il barbiere di Siviglia + MORE

* Notes * A revival of Emilio Sagi's busy production of Il barbiere di Siviglia (Act II pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) returned to San Francisco Opera after only two years. The proceedings last night did not come into focus until the finale of Act I, but the result was a definitive .... More »

Parsifal: crystal bells, magic garden

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Parsifal: crystal bells, magic gardenThose great bells which sound four notes so solemn-jubilant in Act One and so doomy-despairing in Act Three of Wagner’s Parsifal are making a discreetly joyful sound in my head now that I’ve sent over the script for Radio 3’s Building a Library. It’s by no means the end of the quest, which will happen once I’ve declaimed the holy text in the studio on Tuesday morning…

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Trailer: Wagner's Lost "Opera": Männerlist größer als Frauenlist - Soon On DVD“The likelihood of previously unknown music of Wagner’s coming to light over a century after his death might be thought remote. Yet that is exactly what happened in the summer of 1994, when sketches for Wagner’s youthful comic opera Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist oder Die glückliche Bärenfamilie (Men are more Cunning than Women, or The Happy Bear Family), WWV48, previously thought to be irretrievably lost, surfaced in a private collection…

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Maid in Manhattan

– parterre.com

Maid in Manhattan“Jane Archibald will sing the role of Adele in all 14 performances of the new production of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus at the Met this season. Christine Schäfer, originally scheduled to sing the first six performances of the opera, is ill and unable to travel to the Met for rehearsals…

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Interview: Apollo Male Chorus

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Sean Vogt is the new music director of the Apollo Male Chorus. He and the guys join Steve Staruch for conversation and song as the ensemble prepares for its annual holiday concerts.

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Scenic Concepts that Will Never Die

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Scenic Concepts that Will Never DieSan Francisco Opera, Les Troyens, 1966:Photo by JonesSan Francisco Opera, Rigolett, 1997-:Photo: Weaver

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Bramwell Tovey, the esteemed and charismatic music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will leave the post at the end of the 2017-2018 season

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Christine Schäfer, the soprano who was to have sung Adele in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Die Fledermaus,” has withdrawn because of illness, the Met said.    

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Ensemble. Endearingly Oddball

– www.mvdaily.com

British music from Derby Choral Union, including Britten’s ‘Rejoice in the Lamb’, heard by Mike Wheeler

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C.H.Graun, Easter Oratorio
M.A.Willens / Cologne Academy
N.Koufochristou, D.Saskova, J.Kobow, A.Wolf

More Than Not-Quite-Bach

Any (North-) German composer of the high baroque, operating no less in the Prussian-Saxon corridor and composing works like Easter Oratorios is in the ungrateful position—in our age, not then—of being compared to Master Bach…

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Gabrieli – Sacrae Symphoniae

– www.planethugill.com

Gabrieli - Sacrae SymphoniaeOn this new disc from the Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam and the instrumental ensemble Oltremontano, directed by Wim Becu, is a selection of motets and instrumental pieces from Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sacrae Symphoniae of 1597. The collection, originally printed by the Venetian publisher Gardano, comprised 45 motets and 16 instrumental pieces (canzonas and sonatas)…

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Ensemble. Liquid Velvet

– www.mvdaily.com

Paul Wiffen listens to the new soprano-piano duo TangOpera

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Waking up in Tirana

– briandickie.typepad.com

View from the breakfast room 9 am 30 November 2013
There is first class coffee in my hotel courtesy of Italian neighbours over the water – available at breakfast on the 18th floor tower of the Sky Tower, attached to my hotel. That is all I know about my day so far.  I will be off in a few moments to the Opera House where the competition takes place later today and tomorrow.

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Wagner and Schubert: Strange Bedfellows?

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Schubert and Wagner: Soloists, London Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 28.11.2013. (JPr) Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor (‘Unfinished’) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act II Iréne Theorin – Isolde Peter Seiffert – Tristan Christianne Stotijn – Brangäne Matti Salminen – King Marke Mark Stone – Melot/Kurwenal In Daniel Harding’s previous London […]

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