John Malveaux: WestchesterPhil.org: Eugene Moye Jr. has been ranked as "one of the foremost cellists of his generation" by the New York Times. + MORE Jan 6th

 

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Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera + MORE

Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera in the Veterans Building's fourth floor and basement opens February 28, 2016. The 300 seat theater named for Dianne and Tad Taube will host the Schwabacher Debut Recital Series, three performances from the newly formed producing division of the San Francisco Ope.... More »
strings

Young string quartet wins $100,000 + MORE

The inaugural winners of the University of Michigan’s Chamber Arts Competition are the Calidore String Quartet. The quartet, average age 27, beat four saxophonists and a piano-percussion foursome in the final.   Players: Jeffrey Myers; Ryan Meehan; Jeremy Berry; Estelle Choi. .... More »
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John Malveaux: Jennifer Lindsay Sings with Members of Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Class Act Youth Concerts June 4, 5 & 6, 2014, Segerstrom Concert Hall + MORE

Jennifer LindsayJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Lyric soprano and violinist Jennifer Lindsay will sing selections from George Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" accompanied by members of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra as part of the orchestra's 2014 Class Act Youth Concerts. .... More »
virtuosos

Ensemble. Wide-ranging Character + MORE

Andrew Dunlop, Ria Nolan and the Eblana String Trio, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
classical music news

Wesley Collins Named Principal Violist of Cleveland Orchestra + MORE

By Laurie Niles: Violist Wesley Collins, 31, will join the Cleveland Orchestra as principal violist this fall at the start of its 2016-17 season. Wesley Collins. "I’m excited for the opportunity to join the Cleveland Orchestra to make music with this amazing group of musicians,” said Collins i.... More »

Best Recordings of 2013 (#7)

– 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.
# 7 – New Release
Dimitri Shostakovich, Complete String Quartets v…

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Featuring a strong cast, this illuminating production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera was a triumph of art over logistical handicaps

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Strauss Elektra Goerke Broadcast Royal Opera House

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Strauss Elektra Goerke Broadcast Royal Opera HouseAnother chance to hear Richard Strauss Elektra from the Royal Opera House : listen here on BBC Radio 3. Christine Goerke, Adrianne Pieczonka, Michaela Schuster and Iain Paterson sing, Andris Nelsons conducts. When this production premiered it was savagely attacked, much in the same way other good productions – and operas –  are met with hostility…

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John Malveaux: WestchesterPhil.org: Eugene Moye Jr. has been ranked as "one of the foremost cellists of his generation" by the New York Times.Eugene Moye: A Recital Columbia Masterworks MX 35173 (1979)              Eugene Moye, Jr. (Westchester Philharmonic)John Malveauxof www.MusicUNTOLD.comsends this link:WestchesterPhil…

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Falstaff Stands Tall

– www.lafolia.com

Falstaff Stands TallGrant Chu Covell[January 2014.]It had been a while since my last visit to the Metropolitan Opera’s red and gold candy box. I missed their newest opera, Nico Muhly’s Two Boys. Despite bafflement at other Muhly efforts, I had wanted to see this dark tale of murder and online chat rooms. I was fortunate to experience a Live in HD broadcast of The Nose earlier this season…

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András Schiff – review

– www.guardian.co.uk

András Schiff – reviewWigmore Hall, LondonA stunning delivery of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations outshone a didactic performance of Bach’s GoldbergFor András Schiff, 2013 was dominated by two composers, and in his final Wigmore Hall appearance of the year, on his 60th birthday, he brought them together in a single, monumentally memorable programme…

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Rupert Christiansen asks why Christoph Willibald Gluck’s tercentenary will pass by unheralded    

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‘Classical music, kiss my ass’

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

‘Classical music, kiss my ass’The world’s most followed cellist has given a forthright interview to The Strad, explaining why she does it her way.     Zoe Keating, with 1.2 million Twitter fans, wanted a classical career. Moving to California two decades ago, she set about practising the Shostakovich cello concerto for six months before presenting herself for audition […]

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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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A work written by Korngold at the age of 13 was the centrepiece of this programme, providing a strong contrast to works by Haydn and Brahms

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Critic’s Notebook: The Vienna Philharmonic Celebrates the New Year, TwiceAt this year’s Vienna Philharmonic annual New Year’s concerts, the focus was again on the music, not the orchestra’s past.    

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First spat of 2014: Maestro opens opens fire on Canadian OperaBramwell Tovey, music director of the Vancouver Symphony does not often plunge into controversy, but a sniffy comment by the COC chief Alexander Neef has provoked him into writing a blast for Macleans magazine. Tovey, 60 and British born, took issue with Neef’s suggestion that there was no point searching for new operas among Canadians: Mr…

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Ratmansky revisited: Opera at La ScalaRoberto Bolle and Beatrice Carbone in Alexei Ratmansky’s Opera
Alexei Ratmansky’s new ballet Opera, created for La Scala in Milan, generally pleased the critics, although elements in the audience were left perplexed judging by the furrowed brows and agitated discussions in the foyer after the first performance of 2014…

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