Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda… + MORE Dec 7th

 

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Darling lily + MORE

On this day in 1825 Gioacchino Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L’albergo del giglio d’oro premiered at the Théâtre Italien, Paris.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhmX2c_MS6s Born on this day in 1900 tenor Richard Crooks. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7_zONgy2_c Born on this d.... More »
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Say, you cover a lot of ground yourself + MORE

Born on this day in 1889 actress Margaret Dumont. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3FZ_jtDMVg Happy 85th birthday contralto Lauris Elms. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKcZrIFV83I Happy 73rd birthday dramatic soprano/mezzo-soprano Dunja Vejzovic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NoMVxz0AMc Happy 71st birthday compos.... More »
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Nigerian-Romanian Pianist Rebeca Omordia Will Perform 4 of Fred Onovwerosuoke's '24 Studies in African Rhythms' for Solo Piano at Bradfield Festival + MORE

Rebeca Omordia and Fred Onovwerosuokewww.rebecaomordia.comfredomusic.comOn May 18, 2015 AfriClassical posted:Bradfield Festival of Music: Pianist Rebeca Omordia & Saxophonist Amy Dickson Perform 4 of Fred Onovwerosuoke's '24 Studies in African Rhythms' Wed. 24th June 2015The Nigerian-Romanian pi.... More »
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Kalîla wa Dimna, Aix Festival — ‘Beautifully made’ + MORE

Moneim Adwan’s first opera draws on ancient sources to tell a tale with contemporary resonance.... More »
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Classical & Opera Listings for Aug. 14-20 + MORE

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area..... More »
Four New Angeleno Composers – Performed at Disney HallOn Tuesday December 3, 2013 the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group presented LA Now: Four New Angeleno Composers, the latest in the Green Umbrella series of new music concerts. Curated by no less an eminence than John Adams, works by Sean Friar, Julia Holter, Andrew McIntosh and Andrew Norman were performed for a mostly young and enthusiastic audience that filled three quarters of the Walt Disney Concert Hall…

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda…

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda...Letters in the night: Eugene Onegin Act III. Photo © Staatstheater MainzSome nineteenth-century critics commented acerbically that Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's masterpiece into "lyric scenes" ought not to be called Eugene Onegin at all, but rather Tatiana. Mainz's current run of the piece (trailer here), which I attended on Friday, reminded of the strengths of this position…

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Richard Alston, pianist, featured as 'The Maestro' in 'Matters Magazine' Holiday 2013 issue, which can be read online(Photo from Matters Magazine – Holiday 2013)Pianist Richard Alston writes:Hello Bill,In the Holiday 2013 issue, Matters Magazine has done an article on my career as a concert pianist, educator  and life as a resident of Maplewood, NJ. You can view the Holiday 2013 issue by clicking the link below…

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 Schreker, Busoni, Ravel, and Schoenberg: Nora Gubisch (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Josep Pons (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 4.12.2013 (MB) Schreker – Vorspiel zu einen Drama Busoni – Berceuse élegiaque, op.42 Ravel – Shéhérazade Pavane pour une infante défunte Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony no…

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Les Apotheoses - Christophe Rousset and Les Talens LyriquesChristophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques returned to the Wigmore Hall on Friday 6 December for a concert which looked at the rivalry between the French and Italian musical styles in the late 17th and early 18th century. They performed Francois Couperin’s Sonata from Premier Ordre: La Francoise from Les Nations, L’Apotheose de Corelli and the Apotheosis of Lully which concludes with the trio sonata La paix du Parnasse…

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More Britten, with Finzi and Holst, from Derby Bach Choir, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

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Something unseen

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Something unseenWhich resurgent maestro’s instructions to the musical staff have rung out clear as a bell: “Can’t stand those operas you’ve programmed in my absence, so get them off the future schedule?”

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Great European Organs No.85: Daniel Cook plays the T.C. Lewis Organ of St. George's Church, CullercoatsAlan GRAY (1855-1935) Fantasia in D minor William MCKIE (1901-1984) Romance in B flat Charles H. LLOYD (1849-1919) Sonata in D minor John STAINER (1840-1901) Andante PathetiqueGordon PHILLIPS (1908-1991) Postlude for a Festival Alec ROWLEY (1892-1958) Soliloquy Walter ALCOCK (1861-1947) Introduction and Fughetta (from The Organ)) Alec ROWLEY Second Benedictus York BOWEN (1884-1961) Melody in G minorArthur MILNER (1894-1972)Introduction and Fugue Prelude on a theme of Palestrina, ToccataDaniel Cook (organ) PRIORY PRCD1083I was reminded of Cullercoats a few years ago when I was in New York…

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Tafelmusik review: lo-fi Mozart with hi-fi panacheGuest Kristian Bezuidenhout makes most of 18th-century fortepiano

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La Traviata at La Scala — first glimpsesToday’s the day, tonight’s the night. Milan celebrates Saint Ambrose (Sant’Ambrogio) and La Scala celebrates Giuseppe Verdi with a new production of La Traviata to open its 2013–2014 season.
This is no ordinary opening, with tickets costing €2,000 in the stalls, and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, together with the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso, and President of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldini, in the Royal Box…

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William Boyce’s erotic ‘Solomon’ (from the biblical ‘Song of Solomon’) was the centerpiece in a Philharmonia Baroque concert also featuring works by John Stanley and William Cross and repeating through Dec. 10.

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Grammy winner Mark S. Doss returns to Chicago for 'Do-It-Yourself Messiah' and performs as soloist in Beethoven’s '9th Symphony' in Princeton, New Jerseywww.marksdoss.comChicago, Illinois – December 5, 2013 – Grammy Award winner, Mark S. Doss, returns to one of Chicago’s favorite holiday traditions as the bass soloist for Handel’s Do-It-Yourself Messiah. Celebrating its 38th annual performance, Messiah will take place on Thursday, December 19, 2013 and Friday, December 20, 2013 at 7 p…

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Delicious Ravel at the RCM

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The double bill of L'heure espagnole and L'enfant et les sortilèges is ever musically beguiling.  I fell in love with the former when we did a production of it at Glyndebourne at the behest of the BBC for the opening season of the BBC's second television channel in 1965.  We produced three one act operas for them to mark this event, and no doubt also to send a signal that opera and the arts were core to the mission of the new channel…

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