In Brief: Happy New Year Edition + MORE Jan 5th

 

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Wagner explains the great "secret" of his musical form: Redux + MORE

Dali's Mad TristanExplained to Mathilde Wesendonck in a letter dated October 1859"I recognize now that the characteristic fabric of my music (always of course in the closest association with the poetic design), which my friends regard as so new and so significant, owes its constructio.... More »
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SFBayView.com: 'Pianist Stephanie Woodford, 18, one of 173 worldwide chosen to attend Grammy Camp' + MORE

Stephanie Woodford and her mother at the piano Photo: Lance Burton, Planet Fillmore CommunicationsSan Francisco Bay ViewJune 28, 2014by Lance Burton, Planet Fillmore CommunicationsThere’s no shortage of Black citizen profiles of personal success.One bright profile of a San Francisco community.... More »
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Georgia Spiropoulos + MORE

The Athens-born composer was featured at this year's ManiFeste festival at IRCAM: her 2010 theatre piece The Bacchae, the opening of which can be seen above, appeared alongside two new pieces, Membranes, for timpani, and Roll... n'Roll... n'Roll, for harp and live electronics, both o.... More »
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Belgian orchestra appoints ‘cheapest’ manager + MORE

Our friends at Resmusica tell us that the Royal philharmonic orchestra of Liège has a new general manager. His name is Daniel Weissmann and his prior experience is with two rather provincial orchestras in France. But that was no drawback. According to official sources, what got him the job was »s.... More »
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Raphaël Sévère + MORE

Brahms, Clarinet Sonatas / Clarinet Trio, V. Julien-Laferrière, R. Sévère, A. Laloum (Mirare, 2014) Charles T. Downey, Young French clarinetist in fine form in D.C. debut Washington Post, April 1 “The clarinet is quite possibly the easiest of all orchestral instruments to master,” composer (a.... More »
Chicago Modern Orchestra Project: 'The Momentous Decree: Celebration of the Legacy of Dr. Martln Luther King, Jr.' 7 PM, Jan. 18, 2014, Dominican Univ.Patrick D. McCoy, Washington Life Magazine, www.washingtonlife.com sends this link:January 18, 2014 7 p.m.Dominican University Performing Arts Center7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IllinoisFeaturing Chicago Premieres:Greg Wramage  In Shadows…In SilenceRenee’ Baker Freedom MarchGuest Artists:Roderick Hawkins and Taylor Carter, Soprano

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Amadeus producer dies

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Saul Zaentz, who won fistfuls of Oscars with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, both directed by Milos Forman, has died aged 92. Amadeus, the most successful composer biopic of all time, is founded on the fantastical premise that Mozart was murdered by Salieri.  

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John Rutter: Partita for orchestra

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

Many people will be listening to, and singing the music of, John Rutter over the coming few weeks.  He is now traditionally regarded as ‘Mr Christmas’ in the musical world. Certainly sales of his delightful Christmas carols will have made a strong impression on his bank account.  Yet there is another side to this composer which has been largely ignored not only by the general public, but the by composer himself…

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Relativity

– parterre.com

RelativityBut surely it only feels that long?

Fledermaus ballet photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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The Times Does It Again

– irontongue.blogspot.com

The Times Does It AgainYou would almost think their music reviewers and editors are unaware of the existence of the Metropolitan Opera Archive. Here’s a screen shot of a Vivien Schweitzer gaff, before they read my email and perhaps correct what she wrote; it’s on the fourth page of an article called “Tomorrow’s Valhalla:”Of course, Audrey Luna’s agent and publicist may beat me to it.

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Red letter day

– parterre.com

Red letter dayThe Cologne Opera Fledermaus, announced as a concert performance turned out to be a much livelier and funnier affair than expected. Thanks to the excellent direction of the singers, the beautiful costumes, an unusually sparkling ensemble composed of great local favorites, and star singers for the two lead roles, this was as joyful and exciting a performance as any fully staged version…

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In Brief: Happy New Year Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

Watch the New Year’s Eve Concert from Baden-Baden, with François-Xavier Roth conducting soprano Olga Peretyatko and

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Best Recordings of 2013 (#8)

– ionarts.blogspot.com

High time for a review of classical CDs that were outstanding in 2013. My lists for the previous years: 2012, 2011, (2011 – “Almost”), 2010, (2010 – “Almost”), 2009, (2009 – “Almost”), 2008, (2008 – "Almost") 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004.
# 8 – New Release
Johann Sebastian Bach, Cantatas BWV 30, 69, 191 (Volume 55), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (director), BIS SACD 2031

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Shostakovich’s Fourth Symphony impresses Gerald Fenech. ‘A strong competitor for the disc of the year …’

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