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Pretty Yende and Liparit Avetisyan are the Stars of the Future in the Royal Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore + MORE

Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House / Bertrand de Billy (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 27.5.2017. (JPr) Cast: Adina – Pretty Yende Nemorino – Liparit Avetisyan Dulcamara – Alex Esposito Belcore.... More »
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Dip Your Ears, No. 211 (Wilhelm Friedemann Done Right) + MORE

W.F.Bach, Harpsichord Concertos & Symphonies, M.Gratton / Il Convito Mirare Seniormost Junior Bach One of the choices for Best Recordings of 2015. It’s a well-known fact that but for August the Strong and Johann Sebastian Bach, Saxons would have been extinct as a people hundreds of year.... More »
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Daily Download: Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata No. 3: II. Scherzo + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata No. 3: II. Scherzo, performed by Gottlieb Wallisch, piano..... More »
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The Triumph of Truth and Time + MORE

Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth; Ludus Baroque, Richard Neville-Towle; Delphian Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 22 2014 Star rating: 4.0Rare outing on disc for Handel's final oratorio.Handel's The Triumph of Truth and Time has had something of a poor reception from Handel commentators. The.... More »
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Chloë Hanslip Shines in the Sibelius Violin Concerto + MORE

Prokofiev, Sibelius:  Chloë Hanslip (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Shelley (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 25.1.2017. (RB) Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op25 ‘Classical’ Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor, Op47 Prokofiev – Symphony No..... More »
Garsington Opera - 2013 Simon Sandbach and Helen Clarke awards

Garsington Opera’s Simon Sandbach and Helen Clarke awards have this year gone to baritone Jan Capinski who understudied Father in Hansel and Gretel, and to soprano Alice-Rose Privett who understudied Gretel in Hansel and Gretel. Both sang in the chorus in Maometto Secondo. The awards, formerly known as the Chorus Awards, recognise extraordinary young talent, musical skill and contribution to productions…

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Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Chailly, Barbican Hall - music reviewAccording to its music director Riccardo Chailly, the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig has the music of Johannes Brahms “flowing through its veins”. Chailly’s job is to make sure those veins don’t become sclerotic. This, the last of four concerts in a complete cycle of Brahms’s symphonies, showed just how well he has succeeded.

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Almost a year after it started, András Schiff’s Bach project in New York is finally coming to its conclusion. He began on the Upper East Side, at 92Y, with both books of The Well-Tempered Clavier. His performance of Book I, I wrote, was “of the highest quality and depth of thought”. Hurricane Sandy split the two concerts, and after the waters subsided Schiff was on more monastic form for Book II, in a recital that “felt just plain wrong, almost voyeuristic” in its “purgative, deeply personal flavor”…

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November on the South Bank

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November on the South Bank

November sees the South Bank Centre’s The Rest Is Noise Festival reaching ever closer to the present day. The London Philharmonic Orchestra make a strong presences with performances of Messiane, Gubaildulina, Part and Gorecki. Visitors include the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as well as the Philip Glass Ensemble and Steve Reich…

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Dustin Hoffman boosted the profile of retired, classical musicians last year with Quartet, and he’ll do the same for boy…

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Flutist Paula Gudmunson and pianist Tracy Lipke-Perry perform Amancio Alcorta's Gran Fantasia in a recital at the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Weber Concert Hall.

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Just in: Ottawa replaces Pinky with a Brit

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Just in: Ottawa replaces Pinky with a BritCanada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, which has been going nowhere with Pinchas Zukerman for the past decade, has announced as his successor ‘one of the leading conductors of the new generation’. Details below.   Canada’s National Arts Centre announces Alexander Shelley as its Music Director-designate   Renowned conductor to lead NAC Orchestra in 2015-2016   […]

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A Challenging Programme from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

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 Ligeti, Lutosławski, Schnittke: Johannes Moser (cello), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Michail Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 30.10.2013 (GDn) Ligeti: Lontano Lutosławski: Cello Concerto Schnittke: Symphony No.1   Ligeti, Lutosławski, Schnittke – that’s not exactly a crowd-pleasing programme, and yet the gargantuan Festival Hall was almost full…

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in the New York area.    

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The demise of New York City Opera has left a gap that could be filled by this enterprising, ambitious and idealistic little company

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Brahms: Violin Concerto; Bartók: Rhapsodies – reviewKavakos/Nagy/Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/Chailly(Decca)Leonidas Kavakos appeared in both the Double Concerto and the Violin Concerto during Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus’s Brahms residency at the Barbican in London in October. Their superb recording of the Violin Concerto was made in the Gewandhaus in May, and it demonstrates not only the wonderful poise and instinctive elegance of Kavakos’s playing – there’s not a note out of place, while his pianissimo sound, in the closing moments of the first movement especially, is a marvel – but also the transparency that is such a characteristic of Chailly’s Brahms with this orchestra…

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The Orchestra Moves

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By Emily Grossman:

I first met Tammy Vollom-Matturro shortly after I began pursuing the violin again and had been looking for ways to get involved in the local music scene. She’d assumed the role of conducting our community musical, and after working with her for just a short while, I found out something that eventually became tried and true through the years: Tammy can make absolutely anything fun–even Sousa marches…

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Hell Is Other Parents (Halloween Edition!)By Karen Rile:

HELL IS OTHER PARENTS
“L’enfer, c’est les autres.”— Jean Paul Sartre

When my daughters were young I drove them downtown for a day of choir, orchestra, and chamber music every Saturday morning. And every Saturday evening I came home with a monster of a migraine. I called it my Music Prep Headache…

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