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#morninglistening: Handel, Agrippina + MORE

#morninglistening to #Handel w/@akamus, @sunhaeim, @bejunmehta, @jjennymr etc on @harmonia… http://t.co/hPrW9c5kmH pic.twitter.com/L4WuKlUrQO— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) October 12, 2015 G.F.Handel, Agrippina R.Jacobs / AKAMUS / Alexandrina Pendatchanska, Jennifer Rivera, Sunhae Im, .... More »
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Boston Symphony gives out iPads at Friday concerts + MORE

In a bid to attract younger audiences, the orch will supply some concertgoers with iPads, giving access to a range of information, entertainment and different video angles on the orchestra. Good idea.   press release: On Friday, January 15, the Boston Symphony Orchestra launches “Casual Frid.... More »
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Morning Glories: Dvorak's visit to America's heartland + MORE

During Thanksgiving week, as Americans celebrate the harvest, we'll hear four of the "American" pieces that have their roots in Antonin Dvořák's historic visit to America and its heartland..... More »
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Carnival of Pianos Oxford Lieder Festival Schumann + MORE

This year's Oxford Lieder Festival is an immersion in Robert Schumann, but any intensive focus on Schumann would feature his music for piano, and his wife, Clara Schumann, one of the first celebrity pianists, and a pioneer in her own right.  Thus the "Carnival of Pianos" on  Friday, 14th O.... More »
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The Sixteen in 2015 / 2016 + MORE

Harry Christophers and The Sixteen will be having a typically busy and well travelled 2015/2016, a season which will see the group combining their annual Choral Pilgrimage with shorter tours of music for Christmas as well as one of Handel's most memorable early works. The group will also be making a.... More »
Friday, in the first of three area performances, New York’s Trio Cavatina was commanding, expressive and as exciting as it is refined.

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He is very active with the music of living composers, regularly performing and commissioning new works. Rosenbaum has also performed numerous innovative percussion works which have taken music for percussion to new places.
Read more: Classical Music, Chamber Music Society, Christopher Cerrone, New York, Artist Profile, Ian David Rosenbaum, Joel Garten, Brooklyn, Lincoln Center, Andy Akiho, Music, New Music, Drums, Interview, Bartok, Percussion, Exclude Tag, Arts News

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Paul Jacobs @ Kennedy Center

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Charles T. Downey, Organist Paul Jacobs offers refined performance at Kennedy Center (Washington Post, February 7, 2014)

Messiaen, Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement, P. Jacobs (Naxos, 2010)
Whatever happened to those good, old head-to-head competitions between composers or performers? Scarlatti once competed against Handel in Rome, ending in a draw on the harpsichord but Handel having the upper hand

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Twenty-eight-year-old Samuel Adams’ Violin Concerto, unveiled Thursday in Berkeley, is a spellbinder. It shows that Adams (son of John Adams) is emerging as a composer to be trusted: He has a voice. Soloist Anthony Marwood was superb.

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Bournemouth SO/Karabits – review

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Bournemouth SO/Karabits – reviewThe Anvil, BasingstokeUnder Kirill Karabits’s direction, the BSO couldn’t quite shake the restrained, workmanlike feel off their latest appearanceA rather chilly, barely half-full Anvil isn’t ever likely to bring the very best out of performers, and there was a distinct sense of the dutiful rather than the inspired about the Bournemouth Symphony’s latest appearance there, under its principal conductor Kirill Karabits…

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How King Priam saved Michael Tippett

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How King Priam saved Michael TippettFor years Michael Tippett was criticised for muddled intellectualising and technical incompetence. So how, asks his artistic manager Meirion Bowen, did his second opera, King Priam, hit the right note?King Priam, Sir Michael Tippett’s second opera, was the work that changed his reputation completely…

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Olari Elts Impresses in Return Engagement

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 Adams, Liszt/Adams, and Shostakovich: Olari Elts (conductor), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 30.1.2014 (BJ) Adams: The Chairman Dances Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 Liszt/Adams: The Black Gondola Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 Given the repertoire of this concert, it would have been inappropriate to expect the Estonian conductor Olari Elts to demonstrate the […]

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The Veil of the Temple

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The Veil of the Temple John Tavener – The Veil of the Temple: The Choir of the Temple Church, The Holst Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Patricia Rozario, Stephen Layton Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0A wonderful memorial to an astonishing composerJohn Tavener wrote The Veil of the Temple in 2003 as a commission from The Temple Church for an all night vigil…

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Chris T. Gray, Assistant Orchestral Conductor, Central Michigan University, Conducts 'Hungarian Dance No. 5' of Johannes Brahms on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNldAz9G4VM- Hungarian Dance No. 5 – Johannes BrahmsChris T. Gray, Assistant Orchestral Conductor, Central Michigan University OrchestraOctober 21, 2013Chris T. Gray writes:“I am an African American conductor from Detroit, MI born February 19, 1985. I have studied conducting with Dr…

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Welcome to January on Planet HugillJanuary started with the Planet Hugill list, Hilary and my list of our memorable events from 2013.Sondheim, Handel and new operaOur post Christmas treat was Stephen Sondheim’s Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Second Movement’s Rough for Opera gave us three very different, very new operas…

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Philharmonia/Collon, Festival Hall - music reviewThomas Adès is only 42 but has been a significant composer since his teens. His early works carried enticing titles like Fool’s Rhymes or Living Toys. Concerto for Violin (2005) sounds plainer but it has a typical Adès subtitle: Concentric Circles; each movement’s title is a further elaboration: “Rings”, “Path”, “Bounds”.

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… I found this an altogether more interesting concert than Trifonov’s first, given almost a year to the day and subsequently released on disc. At times, that had seemed like a box-ticking exercise in what a young pianist ought to offer: sonatas from Liszt and Scriabin (nothing out of the box, you understand), and Chopin’s preludes…

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Super Bowl maestro is just as good at Mahler

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Super Bowl maestro is just as good at MahlerRob Mathes was telling us the other day how he orchestrated the Star-Spangled Banner for the big game, and received no credit for it from the NFL. Quite by chance we discover that he’s also the ears behind the new chamber version of Mahler’s second symphony, conducted by Gilbert Kaplan and intended for towns and […]

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