John Malveaux: Lawrence Brownlee Sings ‘Count Almaviva’ in Rossini’s ‘Il Barbiere di Siviglia’ at Metropolitan Opera Noon EST December 6, 2014 + MORE

 

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Music at the edge of the network + MORE

An old tech adage tells how intelligence moves to the edge of the network. So I propose a new aphorism that in the music industry, as celebrity and money migrates to the centre of the network, so intelligence in the form of creativity and innovation moves to the edge. My recent travels on the networ.... More »
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Finalists!! + MORE

We have eleven - one more than ideal but there was a dead heat for tenth place!  And here you see the happy group with jury chairman Dominique Meyer and overall inspiration for the competition Liz Mohn. The lucky eleven are: Miriam Albano - Mezzo soprano - Italy Mario Bochmanova - Soprano - Ru.... More »
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William Christie throws out audience member whose phone went off + MORE

At the national auditorium in Madrid, Wednesday’s performance of Handel’s Messiah was interrupted by a mobile phone going off in a side-row close to the stage during the aria, He was despised. ‘Out!’ yelled Christie at the phone owner. ‘You have just ruined one of the.... More »
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Simon Rattle LSO Turnage Mahler Barbican + MORE

This was no "ordinary" event! When Simon Rattle conducted the London Symphony Orchestra in Mark-Anthony Turnage and Mahler at the Barbican, a statement was being made, of much wider significance than the concert itself.  Consider the context.  Though he formally becomes the LSO's Music Dir.... More »
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Met Opera's 2016-17 Season + MORE

September 26- October 27 2016 : Tristan und IsoldeSeptember 27 2016- May 11 2017: Don GiovanniSeptember 28 2016- January 14 2017: La BohèmeOctober 4-29 2016: L'Italiana in Algeri October 18- November 12 2016: Guillaume TellOctober 28- November 17 2016: JenufaNovember 5 2016- April 20 2017: Ai.... More »
Xenia Pestova is a pianist who actively promotes and performs new works of music. Additionally, she is the Head of Performance at the Bangor University School of Music in North Wales [and a contributor to I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, Ed.] Her Innova release,  Shadow Piano: Music For Piano/Toy Piano & Electronics, features pieces by […

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Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: The music knows things that I dontLast year Peter Maxwell Davies was given six weeks to live. Despite absolutely revolting chemotherapy and a blood clot that almost killed him, he went on to complete his 10th Symphony, and now hes about to celebrate his 80th birthdayI feel like Im on trial, says Peter Maxwell Davies, seated in the Royal Academy of Musics penthouse flat for visiting professors…

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The Rite as you've never heard it before Stravinsky Rite of Spring and Firebird; Les Siecles, Francois-Xavier Roth; Musicales Actes Sud Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 12 2014 Star rating: 4.0Period instrument re-creation of the original versions of two iconic ballet scoresI heard Francois-Xavier Roth and Les Siecles perform Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at the 2013 BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall (see my review), and the performance was something of a revelation…

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Benedict Mason at the Proms

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Not only is it hard to describe Benedict Mason’s Meld, which was given it’s first performance on the late night Prom given by the Aurora Orchestra and the choral group Chantage, conducted by Nicholas Collon, on August 16, it’s hard even beginning to think about how to describe it. All of the advance notices of the concert were particularly, and unusually, vague about the details of the work, and even the program claimed to be not at liberty to divulge much information about it…

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra at Church of the Covenant, August 13, 2014Boston GlobeAugust 16, 2014
Most orchestras don't need any particular excuse to drop a piece as popular as Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 ("From the New World") into a concert program. Still, it's eminently possible to present the piece in an original and edifying context – I saw the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra do it not quite a year ago, and wrote about it for The New York Times…

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Hindemith’s Ballet Music

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Of all the things one might associate with the name of Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), ballet is likely not the first thing that leaps to mind. Only one of his ballets remains somewhat well known, The Four Temperaments, commissioned by George Balanchine and premiered by New York City Ballet in 1946, and it remains in the repertory of NYCB and of Sarasota Ballet, among others…

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John Malveaux: Lawrence Brownlee Sings 'Count Almaviva' in Rossini's 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' at Metropolitan Opera Noon EST December 6, 2014Lawrence Brownlee(Los Angeles Opera)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Lawrence Brownlee will sing Count Almaviva in Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Metroplitan Opera. Performance schedule include 12 noon EST broadcast of December 6, 2014 performance…

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Stage fright can lead to addiction, even in the world of classical music | Tom EisnerAs a professional violinist, I used to see colleagues turn to alcohol to calm the nerves, but physical fitness is now the drug of choiceI remember my first week with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, on stage at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau singing, Sir Georg Solti conducting…

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Grosses FestspielhausSchubert – Symphony no.4 in C minor, D.417, ‘Tragic’Bruckner – Symphony no.6 in A majorVienna Philharmonic OrchestraRiccardo Muti (conductor) A disturbing feature of recent years has been the distinctly mixed quality of performances heard from the Vienna Philharmonic; I am therefore delighted to report that, this year at Salzburg, such lapses would appear to have been put behind the orchestra, in repertoire ranging from Mozart to Strauss…

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Rhythmic Vitality in Kopatchinskaja’s Bartók Performance

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (15) – Linberg, Bartók, Beethoven:  Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra /Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 18.8.2014 (SRT) Lindberg:  Chorale Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 Beethoven:   Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”   The last time the London Philharmonic and Vladimir Jurowski were due to play at the Edinburgh Festival, the concert […]

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Pianist offers a divine reading of Schubert

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PIANIST Imogen Cooper gave us a transcendant experience with her interpretation of Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 21, D960.

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Bells and Guns : Rachmaninov Tchaikovsky Stravinsky Gardner Prom 43Blockbuster Prom 43, sure to be seared into the memory of all who were there. Queues round the block, punters turned away in droves. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture s such a showpiece that it usually gets played at open-air events, complete with fireworks. the presence  of “Sexy Ed”, the charismatic Edward Gardner, and the prospect of big band massed choirs and big orchestras – no wonder the Royal Albert Hall was packed to capacity…

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Dominique-René de Lerma: Redefining Opera

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Dominique-René de Lerma: Redefining OperaJules BledsoeBlackHistoryNow.comDominique-René de Lerma:REDEFINING OPERAIt is doubtful that anyone in 1927 suspected it might ever happen.  That was at New York’s Ziegfeld Theater when, two days after Christmas, Jerome Kern’s Showboat opened.  Before it closed in May of 1929, it had been given 572 performances…

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