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Stanley Hall Opera + MORE

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Il nome dello straniero + MORE

While they seemed made for each other as stage partners, Montserrat Caballé and Luciano Pavarotti sang relatively few performances together.  In addition to a single La bohème at the Met, the six-pack of Toscas which would mark Caballè’s farewell to the company, and the odd Ballo and Lui.... More »
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'The work never stops' for Anne-Sophie Mutter + MORE

'The reigning diva of the violin' plays Roy Thomson on Friday, along with her Mutter Virtuosi chamber ensemble..... More »
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Darling lily + MORE

On this day in 1825 Gioacchino Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L’albergo del giglio d’oro premiered at the Théâtre Italien, Paris.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhmX2c_MS6s Born on this day in 1900 tenor Richard Crooks. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7_zONgy2_c Born on this d.... More »
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Saimir Pirgu at Rosenblatt Recitals - charm and lyric drama + MORE

Simon Lepper and Saimir Pirgu at the Wigmore Hallpicture credit Jonathan Rose Bononcini, Gluck, Scarlatti, Mozart, Verdi, Gounod, Disdari, Cilea; Saimir Pirgu, Alda Disdari, Simon Lepper; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 10 2015 Star rating: 4.0Lyrical dr.... More »

Bat mitzvah?

– parterre.com

Bat mitzvah?“Mr. Sams suggests in this production that the Eisensteins—the troubled married couple at the work’s center, sung by the baritone Christopher Maltman and the soprano Susanna Phillips—may be Jews. ‘They have a menorah and a Christmas tree,’ he said, alluding to their assimilated status…

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2014 McKnight Visiting Composer Residencies in Minnesota for two non-Minnesota-based composers2014 McKnight Visiting Composer Residency InformationThe 2014 McKnight Visiting Composer Residency guidelines and application materials have been posted. This program underwrites residencies in Minnesota for two non-Minnesota-based composers. Visiting composers receive $15,000 and should expect to spend approximately 60 days in Minnesota, working onself-designed projects with a community–or communities–of their choosing (although preferably not a musical community)…

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Polish composer hailed as a visionary

– www.theaustralian.com.au

WOJCIECH Kilar has been remembered as a musical visionary.

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(Reuters) – When the Metropolitan Opera began its live-to-cinema opera transmissions on December 30, 2006, its then-new general manager Peter Gelb says many people predicted the expensive experiment would fail.

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Andras Schiff goes gold

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

This was the moment on 21 December when Andras Schiff was presented with the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society at the Wigmore Hall. Receiving it makes him the successor to such figures as Rubinstein, Horowitz, Curzon and only a scant handful of other tip-tip-tip-top pianists. He had just given a remarkable recital consisting of Bach’s Goldberg Variations in the first half and Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations in the second…

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John Malveaux: Gwendolyn Brown posted Opera America grant opportunity for female composers on Facebook.John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Gwendolyn Brown posted Opera America grant opportunity for female composers on Facebook. See http://grants.operaamerica.org/  John Malveaux

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A rarely seen opera and CSO’s Verdi 200 programs are just two highlights from a very good year.

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Learning to Listen: The Strauss Family

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Strauss family of Vienna wrote some of the most famous dance music in the world. Learn about the eldest and his three sons on today's Learning to Listen.

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With one look

– parterre.com

With one lookLyric Opera of Chicago’s 2014-2015 season will consist of Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Tosca, Porgy and Bess, Il Trovatore, Anna Bolena, Capriccio and Don Giovanni. This is according to a leaked screenshot from a part of the company’s website that obviously was not supposed to go public until about early February…

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January at Cadogan Hall

– www.planethugill.com

January at Cadogan HallJanuary sees John Lill continuing his series of recitals at the Cadogan Hall performing the complete Beethoven piano sonatas. On Jan 13 Lill performs numbers 9, 16 and 29 (Hammerklavier) and on 27 January her performs numbers 2, 8 (Pathetique), 24 (A Therese) and 30. The series culminates in February with a pair of recitals as part of Lill’s 70th birthday celebrations…

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2013 – looking back

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

2013 - looking backNot so much the highs and lows of 2013 but a guess at what the year might have meant. Anniversary years ring composers mass publicity but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Mahler’s anniversary turned him into Mahlerkugeln. Wagner, Verdi and Britten fared rather better, though. This year’s BBC Proms will be remembered for Daniel Barenboim’s concert performances of the Ring…

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Handel's "Messiah": FAQ

– minnesota.publicradio.org

As we prepare to broadcast the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's performance of Handel's "Messiah" (December 31, 10:00 a.m.), we answer a few questions you might have about this perennially popular masterwork.

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Cécile Nobrega obituary

– www.guardian.co.uk

Cécile Nobrega obituaryMy mother, Cécile Nobrega, who has died aged 94, was an accomplished classical composer (her piece Twilight has been sung by many national choirs), poet, sculptor and educator.In the 1990s, she started a charitable organisation, the Bronze Woman Project, with the aim of raising a public monument to womanhood…

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