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Music Review: Orchestra of St. Luke’s in Dvorak’s Piano Concerto + MORE

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s program at Carnegie Hall included Dvorak’s difficult Piano Concerto in G minor..... More »
symphonies

Alice in Wonderland, Barbican, London — review + MORE

The score is entrancing, but the magic of Carroll’s book is lost in Unsuk Chin’s slow-moving opera.... More »
operas

Re:Source-Prague Philharmonic Choir + MORE

The Prague Philharmonic Choir was founded in 1935, and performs classical to contemporary works — and not only in the Czech Republic. This Re:Source article is presented as a service to Opus Osm readers by The Prague Philharmonic Choir. The Prague Philharmonic Choir (PPC), which marked .... More »
recitals

Syrian orchestra to help commemorate WWI + MORE

Damon Albarn to join Southbank line-up as part of UK-wide artistic programme.... More »
classical music recital

The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming and Other New Music at CMA + MORE

The 2015 CMA/ASCAP Awards, the "New Music from CMA" commissions’ concert, and the majority of the ensemble showcases at the 37th national conference of Chamber Music America provided a real immersive new music experience—one in which definitions were constantly being expanded and which celebrate.... More »

Jupiter a dynamic study in contrasts

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s account of Mozart’s Symphony No 41, Jupiter, was even better than the one in 2006.

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(This was originally published in the programme for a 2014 Salzburg Festival concert, performed by the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseyev.)  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)Symphony No. 28 in C major K. 200 Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893)Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G major ‘Mozartiana’ op…

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Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ is breaking hearts once again in the powerful production with which Opera San Jose has opened its 31st season. Sunday’s performance at the California Theatre featured several outstanding voices in leading roles, including that of baritone Evan Brummel as Rigoletto, the mocking and mocked court jester in 16th-century Mantua, Italy…

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Magda Olivero, Frenzy-Inspiring Soprano, Dies at 104Miss Olivero inspired deep devotion, as well as bootleg recordings and thundering ovations.

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Here We Go Again

– irontongue.blogspot.com

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has locked out its musicians….again. Read all about it at Adaptistration.Notice, in particular, that they have run deficits for the last 12 years. For seven of those years, Alison Vulgamore was the chief executive of the organization. You will recall that she was eventually hired by the Philadelphia Orchestra, which she then led into bankruptcy.

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Music Teacher Feature: Ed Schaefle

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Back for its second year, Classical MPR's Teacher Feature highlights the lives and work of music teachers throughout Minnesota. This week, we meet Ed Schaefle, orchestra teacher at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn.

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Opening the Wigmore’s season with a recital ranging from Haydn to Kern, the American soprano found an ideal accompanist in Antonio Pappano

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(This essay was originally published in the programme for a concert given at the 2014 Salzburg Festival by Frank-Peter Zimmermann and Christian Zacharias.) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major op. 12/1Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat major op. 12/3Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major op…

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Arts | Concerts: A Conductor Promotes Risk-Taking in Music ProgramsToshiyuki Shimada seeks to redefine the boundaries of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the Yale Symphony Orchestra.

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“Hebrews and Sodomites: Greetings!”Born on this dayin 1905: film producer Joseph E. Levine (not pictured).

Born on this day in 1873 opera and stage director Max Reinhardt

Born on this day in 1892 soprano Miriam Licette

Born on this day in 1925 director and designer Filippo Sanjust

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Oxford Lieder Festival's Schubert ProjectThis year, the Oxford Lieder Festival is doing something amazing, bringing all of Schubert’s songs to Oxford. In the space of three weeks (from 10 October to 1 November 2014) you can hear every single one of the songs Schubert wrote (and a lot more besides) sung by a dazzling array of talent, including Thomas Allen (25/10), Ian Bostridge (16/10), Christiane Karg (21/10), Susan Gritton )26/10), Dietrich Henschel (17/10), Robert Holl (28/10), Wolfgang Holzmair (30/10), Sophie Karhauser (11/10), Angelika Kirschschlager (29/10), Jonathan Lemalu (1/11), Mark Padmore (24/10), Christoph Pregardien(19/10) and Roderick Williams (15/10)…

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English Sprechstimme : Walton Facade Prom

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

English Sprechstimme : Walton Facade PromCalling Facade: an Entertainment the creation of William Walton is a bit unfair. The music in the piece comes primarily from Edith Sitwell’s bizarre texts where meaning is subservient to the strange syntax and rhythms of the spoken word.  In this version of Facade, Walton’s contribution serves as understated background   Everything in Facade predicates on the text, which isn’t illustrated like song, and not even sung or spoken in a normal way, but in a kind of English Sprechstimme…

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