Iernin, Surrey Opera + MORE Oct 27th

 

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Nézet-Séguin and Opera Music Directors + MORE

No "news" at all that Yannick Nézet-Séguin has been named next Music Director of the New York Metropolitan Opera. The real news is: what the Met wants from a Music Director. What YSN is as a conductor has little relevance in comparison to what he could or couldn't do for the Met.  Fortunately.... More »
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What exactly am I listening to - the vexed question of cuts and editions in live performance + MORE

Gwynneth Jones as ElektraOn Sunday night Richard Strauss's Elektra was performed at the BBC Proms (see my review). The title role was sung (Elektrifyingly) by Christine Goerke who is an experienced stage Elektra and sang off the book. The version of Strauss's Elektra that we heard was the standard o.... More »
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VIDEO: Inside Tbilisi's restored opera house + MORE

The historic opera house in the Georgian capital Tbilisi has opened its doors after a six-year renovation..... More »
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In those strange days, people coming from—God knows where—joined forces in that far Western land + MORE

On this day in 1848 the New York Herald reported the discovery of gold in California.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=liXdnRfyvyA Born on this day in 1881 composer Georges Enesco. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBblHy6CyvE Born on this day in 1886 conductor Robert Heger. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=mte61q-qcfI.... More »
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Aspen (11): Gypsies, Paganini, and Saariaho Inspire Vivid Programs + MORE

Sibelius, Saariaho, Vivaldi, Tan Dun, Boccherini, Montaña, Shore, Rodrigo, Granados, Falla, Chabrier, Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski, Brahms/Schoenberg: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Pacifica Quartet, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Robert Spano and Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductors). Benedict Music Tent a.... More »

Juilliard415 in World-Class Performance of Rebel and Rameau

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 Rebel, Rameau: Chaos and Order: Dance Suites from the French Baroque, Juilliard415, Robert Mealy (conductor and violin), Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 21.10.2013 (SSM) Rebel: Les elémens Rameau: Suite from Hippolyte et Aricie Suite from Naïs Suite from Les Indes galantes This performance by Juilliard415 was simply astonishing…

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São Paulo Symphony, Alsop, Swingle Singers, RFH 25 October 2013 Camargo Guarnieri: Symphony No. 4 “Brasilia” Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side StoryBerio: SinfoniaSão Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, Swingle SingersThis evening’s concert began with a protest, and very musical and well organised it was too. About five minutes before the start of the show, the audience sitting in the right wing of the choir stalls all stood up and began singing…

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Midori (violin), Ozgür Aydin (piano)(Onyx)Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) studied violin to a high level – his teachers included the great Belgian violinist Eugène Ysaÿe – before turning his energies to composition, and throughout his life poured his expressive soul into writing for solo strings. This Violin Sonata No 2 (1924) remains fairly unknown…

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Andreas Homoki’s all-purpose staging of… in the Komische Oper, this was Richard  Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, but here in the Tokyo New National Theatre it is supposed to be Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Anyway, I’ll walk you through the checklist – the color palette is limited to white/black/gray, there is only one set that comes apart at some point, there is a great deal of stylization/anachronism going on and singers are kept very busy throughout…

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The tightrope / the passenger

– auv.blogspot.com

Norma – Metropolitan Opera, 10/18/2013
Radvanovsky, Aldrich, Antonenko, Morris / Frizza
Norma – Metropolitan Opera, 10/24/2013
Meade, Barton, Antonenko, Orlov (d) / Frizza

Perhaps it’s from some listener fatigue on my part, but one of the more striking things about last Friday’s Norma seemed to be how much everyone else therein must have realized that this was Sondra Radvanovsky’s show…

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John Malveaux: 'Soprano Jammieca Mott posted this Tiny Desk Concert, with much appreciation, of Lawrence Brownlee'

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

John
Malveaux
of
www.MusicUNTOLD.com
writes:

Soprano Jammieca Mott posted this Tiny Desk Concert, with much appreciation, of Lawrence Brownlee. http://www.npr.org/event/music/228926490/lawrence-brownlee-tiny-desk-concert

 

John. http://www.npr.org/event/music/228926490/lawrence-brownlee-tiny-desk-concert

 

John Malveaux

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John Malveaux: Music of Julius P. Williams and Jonathan B. Holland at Berklee/Alcyon Concert, Westford, MA at 3 PM, November 3, 2013

The
career of Maestro Julius P. Williams is detailed at AfriClassical.com
and at his personal website, http://www.juliuspwilliams.com

 Jonathan B. Holland’s website is JonathanBaileyHolland.com

John
Malveaux
of
www.MusicUNTOLD.com
sends this link: 

http://alcyonchamberensemble…

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Salvatore Sciarrino’s astounding opera The Killing Flower is like nothing I have heard, says Rupert Christiansen    

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Shelter from the storm ? What's on broadcast

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Shelter from the storm ? What's on broadcastA big storm is predicted for Sunday/Monday night. A good opportunity to stay safe and warm at home (if you can). ; I’ve been unwell since Wednesday so I’ve been collecting stuff to listen to. Here are some highlights :Tonight on BBC Radio 3 LIVE from the Barbican, Marc Minkowski conducts Poulenc: Figure Humaine and Concerto for Two Pianos, Ravel Mother Goose Suite (complete) and Rousssel Symphony no 3 with the BBCSO,  the BBC Singers, pianists Guillaume Vincent and David Kadouch…

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The laundry of fate has been placed upon the ironing board of the godsWith visuals like this, how can anyone say opera is only about singing? More eye-popping (or eye-gouging) imagery from the Houston Grand Opera’s Aida may be found here, and don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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Lyricism and Intensity from Toby Spence

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  Oxford Lieder Festival 8 – Schubert, Britten, Beethoven, Brahms, Purcell: Toby Spence (tenor), Julian Milford (piano), Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 23.10.2013. (CR) Folksong (realised by Britten): At the Mid Hour of Night Schubert: Gesänge des Harfners, D478; Im Abendrot Beethoven: Adelaide, Op 46; Ich liebe dich (‘Zärtliche Liebe’), WoO 123 Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op 49 […]The post Lyricism and Intensity from Toby Spence appeared first on Seen and Heard International.

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Iernin, Surrey Opera

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Iernin, Surrey OperaThis is the 100th anniversary year of composer George Lloyd. A precocious British composer, Lloyd’s career in music was truncated by a violent experience in the navy during the second world war – and a no less considerable if very different reaction to modernism, and specifically serialism, in music…

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US music director dies, aged 77

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

US music director dies, aged 77Lawrence Leighton Smith, emeritus music director in Colorado Springs, has died, ten days after entering hospice care. His last performance, before the onset of a dementia-related condition, was Beethoven’s ninth symphony. Not a bad way to go out. Here’s a local obituary.

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