Free Online Audio Lecture Series: Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth (Inc: Bryan Magee') + MORE Dec 5th

 

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Briefly Noted: Telemann's Cantatas + MORE

G.P. Telemann, Festive Cantatas, M. Feuersinger, F. Vitzthum, K. Mertens, Collegium Vocale Siegen, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, U. Stötzel (released on February 10, 2015) Hänssler Classic CD98.047 | 58'04"The story is guaranteed to get a laugh, that the Leipzig town council, when searching for it.... More »
symphony news

Meet Joy Farrall + MORE

Joy has been Britten Sinfonia's Principal Clarinet since the orchestra was founded. She is also a founding member of the Haffner Wind Ensemble, with whom she has broadcast and toured widely. As a recitalist and concerto soloist Joy has appeared in all the major London concert venues, playing with su.... More »
maestros

Music sweet as Bavarian Cream + MORE

Last week, Classical MPR's Brian Newhouse heard Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 6. Newhouse calls the performance "breathtaking," and we've shared a link to the audio for you..... More »
classical music recital

BSO Takes Up Magnificent Rouse Oboe Concerto + MORE

C. Rouse, Oboe Concerto, L. Wang, New York Philharmonic, A. Gilbert (NYP, 2014) Charles T. Downey, BSO debut of ‘Oboe Concerto’ bursts with trills and colors (Washington Post, January 16) Next month, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra marks the 100th anniversary of its first public concert. This s.... More »
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ArtsBeat: Rain Cuts Short Once-in-a-Generation Performance of ‘Hommy’ + MORE

The first performance in 40 years of “Hommy: A Latin Opera,” a 1973 album by Larry Harlow’s group Orchestra Harlow meant as a salsa rejoinder to the Who’s “Tommy,” was stopped halfway through..... More »
Free Online Audio Lecture Series: Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth (Inc: Bryan Magee')In September, the Freud Museum in London, held a one day conference named, “Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth ” With a set of speakers that included Bryan Magee, and author of the Wagner Complex Tom Artin. As is normal for the Freud Museum they recorded and have made available free each of the 7 lectures (interested readers might want to check out the museum’s blog where all of their lectures can be found)Below, can be found an introduction and each of these seven lectures…

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Marriage in München

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Marriage in MünchenOur weekly find from the Mike Richter collection: Le nozze di Figaro from the Bayerische Staatsoper with a geniunely A-list cast.
From “Opera from München, Volume 1,” a live recording from July 27/29, 1987:
Figaro: Hermann Prey
Susanna: Helen Donath
Conte Almaviva: Thomas Allen
Contessa Almaviva: Margaret Price
Cherubino: Anne Sophie von Otter
Bartolo: Kurt Moll
Marcellina: Cornelia Wulkopf
Basilio: David Thaw
Antonio: Gerhard Auer
Barbarina: Frances Lucey
Don Curzio: Friedrich Lenz
Conductor: Colin Davis
Download audio file (nozze_1987…

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2013 British Composer Awards

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2013 British Composer AwardsHarrison BirtwistleAccepting Instrumental Solo or Duo award2013 British Composer AwardsPhoto Mark AllanThe 2013 British Composer Awards were presented last night at an awards ceremony at the Goldsmiths Hall hosted by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). The event was introduced by Sarah Rodgers, the chairman of the British Composer Awards Ceremony, who in her opening remarks recalled the three major talents who had died in the past year, Jonathan Harvey, Richard Rodney Bennett and John Tavener…

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New Ballet Inspired by Plant Life

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Prokofiev, Nyman, Strange Blooms & Configurations, Southbank Centre & Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Southbank Centre, London, 3.12.2013 (J.O’D)   Strange Blooms Dancers & Creative Collaborators: Avatâra Ayuso, Richard Causer, Sunbee Han, Noora Kela, Simone Muller-Lotz, Teerachai Thobumrung, Lee-Yuan Tu, Hian Ruth Voon, Marco Mantovani (Apprentice Dancer) Concept, Choreography & Direction: Shobana Jeyasingh Composer: Gabriel Prokofiev Lighting […]

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Rare Revival of Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine

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 Meyerbeer: L’Africaine, Orchestra and Chorus Teatro La Fenice, Emmanuel Villaume (Conductor), La Fenice, Venice, 29&30.11.2013 (JMI)   Casts: Selika: Veronica Simeoni/Patrizia Biccirè Vasco de Gama: Gregory Kunde/Antonello Palombi Inés: Jessica Pratt/Zuzana Markova Nelusko: Angelo Veccia/Luca Grassi Don Pedro: Luca Dall’Amico Don Diego: Davide Ruberti Don Alvar: Emanuele Giannino Inquisitore: Mattia Denti Brahma Priest: Rubén Amoretti […]

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BBCSO/Pons, Barbican Hall - music reviewA concert with no Verdi, Wagner or Britten? How refreshing. The BBC Symphony Orchestra has paid its share of tributes to those composers’ sundry anniversaries but this concert was held together not by anniversaries or any overriding concept but by the quality of the music itself, none of it worn out by over-familiarity.

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British Composer Awards 2013 go to... 14 men and NO women“Major Strasse has been shot. Round up the usual suspects…” Now, this is in no way to derogate the life-force that is Harrison Birtwistle (it’s taken me a long time to become a fan, but I am one now). Nor is it to derogate George Benjamin, James MacMillan, Colin Matthews or any of the exciting “9 new winners”, their hard work or their fine compositions…

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The ensemble specialises in original orchestrations of showtunes from MGM’s golden age, and its virtuosity is second to none

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Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.

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Berlin Philharmonic come to London

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Simon Rattle marks his 60th birthday by bringing the Berlin Philharmonic over for five London dates in February 2015.
On the menu are a complete cycle of Sibelius symphonies (in honour of the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth), Mahler's Symphony No.2 and Helmut Lachenmann's Tableau…

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The winners of the 2013 British Composer Awards have been announced: 14 talented composers. To be precise, that’s 14 talented male composers.

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Violinist.com interview with Leonidas Kavakos: Brahms and BartókBy Laurie Niles: How is it that Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos has such impeccable sound, articulation and musicality, and can still keep a kind of raw human quality in his playing?

His musical phrases have the motion of an arrow soaring on its own momentum. No technical feat, however difficult, seems to keep it from hitting its mark every time…

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Ensemble. Real Verve

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Markus Stenz conducts the Hallé Orchestra, heard by Mike Wheeler

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