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The Week in Reviews, Op. 76: Leila Josefowicz, Gil Shaham, Christian Tetzlaff in Concert + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Leila Josefowicz premiered John Adams’ Scheherazade.2 with the New York Philharmonic.The New York Times: "Long an .... More »

Review: Gyan Riley Begins an Intimate Residency at the Stone + MORE

This guitarist performed for the first time on Tuesday with Jeffrey Zeigler, the cellist of the Kronos Quartet, and the percussionist David Cossin of the Bang on a Can ensemble..... More »

No 'blackface' for Met's Otello + MORE

New York's Metropolitan Opera is to break with operatic tradition and not use skin-darkening make-up on the star of its new version of Otello..... More »

For Tony Conrad + MORE

The experimental composer, musician, artist, and filmmaker died on April 9th, at the age of seventy-six. He was to have attended the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville two weekends ago — the above picture is of a performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate by the band Faust, Laurie Anderson, and Con.... More »

More Elgar + MORE

It has been a pleasure of the past week to have been at Elgar's Gerontius (last Sunday) and The Apostles (last night).  All we now need to wait for is The Kingdom - and not for too long I hope.  Andrew Davis is a passionate interpreter of these works, and indeed of the whole orchestra.... More »
Accompanied by period-instrument group Ensemble Claudiana, the Italian mezzo performed arias that Handel composed for the celebrated castrato Senesino

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It Has Come To Our Attention That The Musicians Are Armed

When you work in this field long enough, you come across opportunities to snag some rare items that document some of the more remarkable occurrences. For example, my wife has a copy of the Richmond (VA) Symphony memo sent to musicians reminding them that firearms are not permitted at services. She keeps a framed copy in the dining room for posterity and it never fails to serve as a great conversation piece…

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A Happy New Year…

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

A Happy and Prosperous New Year To All Readers of The Land of Lost ContentSignificant Composer Anniversaries for 2014Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814-1856) Bi-Centenary of BirthEugene d’Albert (1864-1932) 150 year Anniversary of BirthWilfred Mellors (1914-2008) Centenary of BirthFrank Chacksfield (1914-1995) Centenary of BirthWilliam Lloyd Webber (1914-1982) Centenary of BirthAndrej Panufnik (1914-1991) Centenary of BirthArnold Richardson (1914-1973) Centenary of BirthSome Important British Works that are Celebrating Significant Anniversaries (Composed, First Performed or Published) include:-100 years ago:-Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No 4 Edward Elgar: Sospiri; Carillon: Recitation with orchestraFred…

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This page (comma) Renewable Music (comma)

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This page, Renewable Music, has now been around for nine years and some 1760 items.  It began in Budapest, soon moving with me to Frankfurt, with occasional postings from places more exotic: Crete, Kathmandu, California, Mississippi among them.   Though the original idea was to be a group blog, said group didn’t materialize and instead, it’s been the notes and marginalia of one Californian expatriot composer, a public assembly of writings incidental to a composing life, including many of the small messages I typically write myself during the work on a piece of music…

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Michael Pisaro – Unter Eichen – Barry Chabala (Roeba)
Matt Davis, Phil Durrant, Mark Wastell – untitled (Confront Recordings)
Anne Guthrie & Barry Chabala – Preston Hollow (Roeba)
The Sealed Knot Live at Café Oto (Confront Recordings)
Anne Guthrie – Perhaps a Favorable Organic Moment (Copy for Your Records)
Rapoon – Vernal Crossing Revisited (Zoharum)
Steve Roach – Spiral Meditations (Timeroom Editions > Bandcamp)
Michael Pisaro – Mind Is Moving 1 (Edition Wandelweiser)
Éliane Radigue – Naldjorlak I II III – Carol Robinson, Bruno Martinez & Charles Curtis (Shiiin)
Michael Pisaro – Transparent City (Volumes 1 and 2) (Edition Wandelweiser)
Isis – Celestial (Escape Artist/Hydra Head)
Olivia Block – Karren (Sedimental)
Giuseppe Verdi – Otello – Elisabeth Rethberg, Giovanni Martinelli, Lawrence Tibbett, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus/Ettore Panizza (Naxos Historical)
Mathew Rosenblum – Sharpshooter; Möbius Loop (quartet version); Double Concerto; Möbius Loop (quartet and orchestra version) – Kenneth Coon, Lisa Pegher, Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Boston Modern Orchestra Project/Gil Rose (BMOP/Sound)
Oh, Yoko – I Love You… (Normal Cookie > Bandcamp)
Stefan Thut – drei, 1-21 – Johnny Chang, Sam Sfirri, Jürg Frey (Edition Wandelweiser)
Peter Streiff – Vokal/Instrumental – Anne Schmid, Katharina Suske, Elisabeth Grimm, Klavierduo Kordzaia-Blum and others (Edition Wandelweiser)
Christian Wolff – 11 Microexercises – Beat Keller, Reza Khota (Edition Wandelweiser)
Craig Shepard – On Foot – Antoine Beuger, Katie Porter, Christian Wolff, Jürg Frey, Tobias Liebezeit, Marcus Kaiser (Edition Wandelweiser)
King Crimson – The Road to Red: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX, June 8, 1973 (DGM)
Anne Guthrie – standing, sitting (Engraved Glass)
Bruno Duplant – one hour north (Engraved Glass)
Salman Bakht – Twentysecond, Swift (Bandcamp)
Phil Durrant/Thomas Lehn/Radu Malfatti – dach (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Klaus Filip – imaoto (Erstwhile)
Radu Malfatti/Keith Rowe – Φ (Erstwhile)
King Crimson – Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany, June 7, 2000 (DGMLive)
Steve Moore – Pangaea Ultima (Spectrum Spools > Bandcamp preview)
Santiago Astaburuaga – Pieza de Escucha I – Cristián Alvear Montecino, Edén Carrasco (Bandcamp)
Kate Soper – Voices from the Killing Jar – Wet Ink Ensemble (Carrier)

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Jeremy Sams’ production of Johann Strauss’s operetta is a lavish but clunky marathon in which everyone mugs, prances, struts, kicks – and talks

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Ensemble. Perfect Settings

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New Year in Italy, by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Matsuev/Mariinsky O/Gergiev(Mariinsky)In both these concertos it is hard not to enjoy Denis Matsuev’s playing and that of the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev, if only for the sheer enthusiasm and larger-than-life presence. Even in the highly wrought passages in the massive Second Concerto, which he plays in Tchaikovsky’s own revision, Matsuev copes with the fistfuls of notes with real relish, while there’s refinement, too, in the slow movement: with its violin and cello solos, it effectively becomes a triple concerto at times…

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Dr. Jonathan Bailey Holland Addresses Vermont College of Fine Arts on "From Manuscript to Manuscript: Creating Works from 'Finished' Works"Dr. Jonathan Bailey HollandOn January 1, 2014 AfriClassical posted: Imani Winds: ‘The Rite of Spring’ single released to acclaim and on ‘iTunes Best of 2013 list’!  Today we received a tweet from composer Jonathan Bailey Holland, whose home town is Flint, Michigan where we lived for a couple of years in the 1960s:#VCFAwriting visiting #VCFAmusic faculty #JonathanBaileyHolland speaks RE: new works from finished works @AfriClassical @VCFAMusicCompWe asked Jonathan to explain his presentation so we could pass it on to our readers…

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BBC Young Musician finalist performs with Northern Chamber OrchestraCallum Smart photo by Benjamin HarteCallum Smart, still only a teenage and studying at Chetham’s School of Music, will make his debut with the Northern Chamber Orchestra on 11 January 2014 in their concert Turkish & Other Delights at Macclesfield Heritage Centre. Smart will be playing Mozart’s Violin Concerto no…

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A performance from this past August at the Lakes Area Music Festival in Brainerd, Minn., is like a warm summer wind — a welcome respite from this cold January day.

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No prizes if you guessed conducting, but the first violins suffer more than most too.
That's according to a new study which examined the stress reactions in conductor and musicians of the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna.
Blood samples taken after a performance showed that the first violinists and the conductor had higher stress indicator levels than all the other musicians put together…

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Critic’s Notebook: Maestro at Work: Hold That CoughConductors and concert performers deal with a bronchial audience in various ways.    

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