In praise of Mendelssohn's lost song | Editorial + MORE

 

Today’s News & Buzz

 

Latest News & Posts
opera news

S.F. Opera director David Gockley honored in star-studded concert + MORE

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley, who's retiring in July, is feted June 16 in a concert featuring Renee Fleming, Sasha Cooke, Frederica von Stade, Thomas Hampson, Michael Fabiano and many more; even President Obama sent his congratulations..... More »
symphony news

Sets are being made + MORE

It’s exciting to see an opera come to life, bit by bit. Raúl Rico has been sending me pictures of the opera in progress: here is a shot of the set from Act 1 being built. I’m fairly sure it’s going to be a boat! .... More »
performance

Triumphant Mahler 2 Harding Prom 57 + MORE

Triumphant! An exceptionally stimulating Mahler Symphony No 2 from Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Prom 57 at the Royal Albert Hall.  Harding's Mahler Tenth performances (especially with the Berliner Philharmoniker, read more HERE) are pretty much the benchmark by w.... More »
conductor

SF Opera Cast Change: La Cenerentola + MORE

Baritone Efrain Solis, an Adler Fellow, will sing Dandini in the upcoming run of La Cenerentola, replacing Fabio Capitanucci, who has withdrawn for health reasons. Cenerentola opens on November 9 and runs to the 26th.Solis had a memorable couple of minutes on stage in Un Ballo in Maschera, somehow u.... More »
virtuosos

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 »
5 questions to Ludovic Morlot (Seattle Symphony’s Music Director)On May 6, 2014, the Seattle Symphony will give the NY premiere of John Luther Adams’s Pulitzer prize-winning piece Become Ocean at Carnegie Hall, as part of Spring For Music. Sam Reising asked 5 questions to Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony’s Music Director.
Earlier this year, the Seattle Symphony announced their 2014-2015 season…

Continue Reading On www.icareifyoulisten.com »

The Lancashire-based composer David Dubery has informed me that Divine Art Records is releasing a new CD of his music in July 2014 (Metier MSV 28548). It will feature 17 songs for voice and piano as well as the ‘Ibérico’ String Quartet.  The songs include four ‘cycles’ or collections and a single setting, of Shakespeare’s well-known ‘Full Fathom Five’ (1964) from The Tempest…

Continue Reading On landofllostcontent.blogspot.com »

For All Of You Who Thought Conductor Hero Was A Gag…

Where there’s a will, there’s a way and the folks at Leipzig’s Mendelssohn Museum decided to bring simulated conducting to the next level with an interactive exhibit that allows visitors to genuinely conduct a virtual orchestra.
Designed for the museum by interactive design studio, WhiteVOID, the system was featured in the 5/2/14 edition of wired…

Continue Reading On www.adaptistration.com »

The Week in Reviews, Op. 30: Veronika Eberle, Lisa Batiashvili, Ilya Gringolts in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Veronika Eberle performed the Beethoven with the St. Paul Chamber OrchestraPioneer Press: “What she offered at Stillwater’s Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday night was among the most exciting, pulse-pounding, confidently rendered interpretations of the Beethoven Violin Concerto that I’ve encountered in decades of concerts…

Continue Reading On www.violinist.com »

Talking about Music has died

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Talking about Music has diedAntony Hopkins, one of the most effective public communicators about the musical process, died today at the age of 93. Aside from his long-running radio series on the BBC, he was a composer, conductor and director of a small opera company.    

Continue Reading On www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc »

An ex-Minnesota musician returns

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

An ex-Minnesota musician returnsStefan Hersh, former principal second violin of the Minnesota Orchestra, came back last week to help out his former colleagues, who are missing several players. He found that they were playing better than ever. Here is his moving reflection on the experience:   Last week was special for me: after a 19-year hiatus I returned […]

Continue Reading On www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc »

Michael Alexander Willens and Die Kölner Akademie accompany Brautigam's fiery Mozart

'Ronald Brautigam and Michael Willens are never exactly slouches when it comes to tempos, and they give a breathlessly agitated account of the opening movement of the D minor Concerto K466,' writes Misha Donat in his review of this disc in our April issue…

Continue Reading On www.classical-music.com »

Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

Continue Reading On thinkclassical.blogspot.com »

The official classical chart

– www.classical-music.com

Week ending 3 May 2014
 



1

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar); London Philharmonic/Nézet-Séguin
Mercury Classics 481 0811xt
Buy from Amazon
Download on iTunes


2

Mozart: Requiem
Dunedin Consort/John Butt
Linn CKD 449
Buy from Amazon
Download on iTunes


3

Walton: 
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Naxos 8…

Continue Reading On www.classical-music.com »

Drama and Passion on Rosalind Plowright's first recital disc La belle Dame sans merci: Rosalind Plowright, Philip Mountford: Romeo Records Reviewed by Robert Hugillon May 6 2014 Star rating: 4.0Songs from Stradella to Stanford in mezzo-soprano Rosalind Plowright’s first recital discAmazingly, despite her long career and striking back catalogue, mezzo-soprano Rosalind Plowright has never had a solo recital album…

Continue Reading On www.planethugill.com »

“This is the point of no return!”“My opera will be the grandest of all! It’s the Roman empire, four acts, choruses, dancing boys. I have never shied away from the exoticism and gilded fantabulousness of the opera world. I have no fear of incense. [Laughs] That’s why I love to incense the critics. [Laughs]” [OUT]

Continue Reading On parterre.com »

Divinités du stacks

– parterre.com

Divinités du stacksThe noble Alceste of Kirsten Flagstad is but one of many fascinating live recordings featured in Opera Depot’s May Sale, with all new titles 40% off through Sunday, May 13. (And while you’re there, don’t forget to download this month’s freebie, a Rosenkavalier featuring Janet Baker and Helga Dernesch…

Continue Reading On parterre.com »

Mendelssohn’s songs, like the human heart, are a mine full of treasuresFelix Mendelssohn published more than 100 songs during his lifetime, of which one in particular, On Wings of Song, is a signature work. Mendelssohn’s song The Human Heart is Like a Mine that’s mine as in goldmine rather than as in minefield stands at the other end of the spectrum of popularity, for the simple reason that most of us had no idea it existed…

Continue Reading On www.guardian.co.uk »

Comments are closed.