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Kings Place The lovely recital space in Kings Place, up York Way from King's Cross/St Pancras, plays host to the London Chamber Music Society most Sunday evenings between October and May - a perfectly timed 6:30 pm end to the weekend.  The opening of their 2016-17 season was this last Sund.... More »
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How Miami blew its best orchestral residency + MORE

Daniel R. Lewis, founder of the Cleveland Orchestra residency in Miami, has written to Slipped Disc, detailing how his successors let it all fall apart.     I have been an outsider since September 2014, so I don’t know what has happened to attendance or earned revenue. Contributed reven.... More »
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The Brontës' piano comes to life + MORE

Linger - Ailís Ní Ríain @ The Bronte Parsonage Museum from Ailís Ní Ríain on Vimeo.Tomorrow the Irish composer Aílís Ní Ríain launches a fascinating new project at the home of the Brontë family in Haworth, Yorkshire. She has written six new pieces specifically for the literary siblings' .... More »
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Schumann: Konzertstücke; Fantasies CD review – questing and luxuriant + MORE

Kopatchinskaja/Lonquich/WDR SO Köln/Holliger(Audite)With the symphonies and full-scale concertos already released, Heinz Holliger’s survey of Schumann’s orchestral music is almost complete. The current release rounds up the smaller-scale concertante pieces, most from the final years of Schumann.... More »
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Bach Cantata Pilgrimage Volume 8 - Bremen and Santiago de Compostela + MORE

Bach cantatas for the Fifteen and Sixteenth Sundays after Trinity BWV138, BWV 99, BWV 51, BWV 100, BWV 161, BWV 27, BWV 8, BWV 95; John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists; SDG Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 19 2015 Star rating: 5.0 John Eliot Gardiner'.... More »

A fourth Italian music director walks out

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A fourth Italian music director walks outWe warned last week that there would be more after Gianandrea Noseda quit in Turin, Riccardo Muti left Rome Opera and Nicola Luisotti called time on San Carlo in Naples.
Next to go is Daniele Rustioni, 30, one of the bright young talents on the Italian scene. He has resigned as music director of the Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Italy’s fourth largest opera house…

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Figaro up close and personal

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Figaro up close and personalOpera Up Close returns with a new small scale production, what is promised to be a lively updating of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Directed by Sarah Tipple the new production has just started a run at the King’s Head in Islington which goes on into November. The production will be sung in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale and has been re-orchestrated for piano, viola and clarinet by Alex Beetschen, with designs by Richardo Pardo…

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts Florissants

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts FlorissantsAhead of the all-Rameau Les Paladins concert at the Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 1st October, a link to a film on Les Paladins on medici tv based on the 2004 Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris production with Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie.”We’re talking about a composer who IS funny…..

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William Levi Dawson, Composer and Professor Born September 26, 1899, Composed 'Negro Folk Symphony'; New York Times calls him one of the 'pioneers'The Spirituals of William L. Dawson; The St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, conductor; Marvis Martin, soprano; St. Olaf Records 2159 (1997)William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony (1934) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJX1jCmCev8 A YouTube posting has made Dawson’s only symphony available in its entirety online…

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Christopher Hogwood

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Conductor and early music pioneer Christopher Hogwood died on September 24th at 73, following several months of illness. He was a founder of the Early Music Consort, with the great David Munrow, and the Academy of Ancient Music, one of the first period-instrument orchestras. With the Academy, he recorded a groundbreaking complete set of Haydn’s symphonies, as well as the complete symphonies and piano concertos of Mozart and many other works…

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 Remembering Lyndon Jenkins (1938-2014):  A Leading Player on the Concert Scene Birmingham’s Symphony Hall opened in April 1991 and the following year Lyndon Jenkins joined the management team as Special Projects Manager. Although he retired from this position in 2004, he was retained until recently as Music Adviser…

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The short run of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera closes tomorrow. After our reviews of the first and second performances, the third performance on Wednesday night offered the chance to hear a different singer in the title role. Soprano Melody Moore made a commendable company debut as the opera singer returning to Brazil, dignified of presence and vocally lush

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Ensemble. A Thin Connection

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Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ travels to Italy, and is experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi

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2015 Adler Fellows

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The incoming 2015 Adler Fellows are mezzo-soprano Nian Wang, tenor Chong Wang, baritone Edward Nelson, bass-baritone Matthew Stump, bass Anthony Reed, and coach and accompanist Ronny Michael Greenberg. They join current Adlers Julie Adams, Maria Valdes, Zanda Švēde, Efraín Solís, and Noah Lindquist…

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Septura(Naxos)String players have a vast library of chamber music at their disposal, winds a smaller one, brass almost none at all. The aim of Septura is to expand by arrangements, transcriptions and commissions the repertoire for brass septet (the size of the orchestral brass section). Their founder-director, trumpeter Simon Cox, has skilfully arranged Mendelssohns C minor organ sonata Op 65 No 2, Schumanns Vier doppelchörige Gesänge Op 141, Five Choral Preludes by Brahms and Four Motets by Bruckner…

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Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

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Hatfield House Chamber Music FestivalNavarra Quartet Stravinsky, Korngold, Schubert; Aronowitz Ensemble, Navarra Quartet; Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 26 2014 Star rating: 4.5Familiar and unfamiliar repertoire in vibrant performances from young playersThe Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival opened on Thursday 25 September with a concert from the Sixteen and cellist Guy Johnston (artistic director of the festival), but the concert of chamber music proper was on Friday 26 September 2014 when the Navarra Quartet, members of Johnston’s Aronowitz Ensemble, Hugo Ticciati, Goran Frost and Adi Tal gave us a programme of Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Sextet Op…

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When the wrong fach screws you up

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When the wrong fach screws you upTenor-turned-baritone Simon Wallfisch shares his voice-changing experiences at Zurich Opera Studio.

What the Fach? By Simon Wallfisch 
 

Being accepted in 2009 as a Tenor in the Opera Studio of the Zürich Opera House was in itself a great achievement, not to mention a huge surprise after having had only one year’s experience of experimenting with the new Fach…

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