Konnichiwa? Turin’s Un Ballo in Tokyo + MORE Dec 11th
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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 »
In recent years, the question has been raised about Bach’s birthday, and the calendar in effect at that time. Some posit that because of the shift from use of the old Julian calendar to the new Georgian calendar (in present use) the actual birthdate is March 31. To help me out of my confusion,.... More »
Christine Goerke and cast, Florencia en el Amazonas, Washington National Opera (photo by Scott Suchman)
An opera company's choice of a season opener may make a statement, but it may not mean what one thinks it means. Washington National Opera, now firmly under the artistic aegis of Francesca Zambell.... More »
Harry Partch dreamed up his own instruments, and Ensemble Musikfabrik is bringing them to the Lincoln Center Festival..... More »
Meet Hanna Wollschläger, a Berlin-based big-voiced soprano who dies as much Wagner as she can get, but there’s never enough to go around.
So between times, she’s Gusti. Just Gusti
Are there any who like to have an Oktoberfest Evening ?
Invite me ! Love to come and sing for you.
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On Tuesday, the Kennedy Center announced the appointment of Deborah Rutter, the president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, as its next president; she will succeed Michael Kaiser in the fall of 2014. Throughout the classical music field, the news was received with a mixture of surprise and delight; Rutter is admired, respected, unflashy, and has a superb track record without a history of blowing her own horn…
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Esprit Orchestra’s second concert of the season, held Sunday November 17, 2013, at Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, was an extended homage to gamelan music. Of particular interest to the night’s thematic program, O Gamelan, were the sounds, moods and techniques of traditional Indonesian (specifically Balinese, Sundanese, and Javanese) culture, in both music and dance, as interpreted through the lens of new music…
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This new disc from the choir of Jesus College, Cambridge is entitled War and Peace: Music for Remembrance, with a selection of 19th and 20th century music, predominantly but not exclusively British, which reflects the theme of the fallen. Starting with Parry, there is music by Charles Wood, James MacMillan, John Ireland, Mark Blatchly, George Thalben-Ball, Matthew Martin, Geraint Lewis, William H Harris, Douglas Guest and RVW, plus Arvo Part, Johannes Brahms and Kirill Stetsenko…
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The country's oldest arts organization celebrates the season with Ives, Billings, and a familiar text, set to two melodies. Harry Christophers and Handel and Haydn Society's 'Joy to the World: An American Christmas' is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks.
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Despite an engineer or producer’s best attempts, a new work cannot pass transparently through a DAW; there are always stopgaps, enhancements, deletions, and tweaks being exerted that, I think, fundamentally color the recorded piece as separate from the composer’s instruction and the performer’s execution…
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Nelson Mandela in 1990 (Michel Clement, Daniel Janin/AFP/Getty Images)John Malveauxof www.MusicUNTOLD.comsends this link:WQXR BlogWhen the late Nelson Mandela stood on 125th Street in Harlem in 1990, as part of a day-long visit to New York City, he invoked names from the American civil rights movement, including that of the opera singer Paul Robeson…
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Faveyts/Uhl/Very/Clark/Netherlands Opera and PO/Albrecht(Challenge Classics, two CDs)First performed in 1920, Der Schatzgräber (The Treasure Seeker) was Franz Schreker’s fifth opera. Though he completed four more before his death in 1934, it was the last to be widely successful. By repeating the dramatic recipe – violence, magic and sexual repression in a make-believe historical setting – that had worked so well in Der Ferne Klang (1912) and Die Gezeichneten (1918), which established him as one of the most significant modernist opera composers of his time, and matching it to a score that offered a watered-down version of modernism alongside late romantic music, Schreker appealed to both progressive and conservative opera audiences…
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Percussionist Luke Rinderknecht has recently returned to the Cleveland area after working from a New York City base for several years following completion of his studies at Juilliard. He is inserting himself into the new music world in Cleveland while continuing to work with Alarm With Sound and Metropolis Ensemble…
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Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera, Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Regio, Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo, 7.12.2013 (RP) Cast: Riccardo: Ramon Vargas Renato: Gabriele Viviani Amelia: Oksana Dyka Ulrica: Marianne Cornetti Oscar: Ai Ichihara Silvano: Federico Longhi Samuel: Fabrizio Beggi Tom: Jose Antonio Garcia A judge: Luca Casalin Amelia’s servant: Alejandro Escobar […]
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The most treasured pianist on earth doesn’t turn 90 til Monday, but the party starts here tomorrow. Don’t miss it. In the first event of its kind for the school, a live video chat, “Menahem Pressler: Virtually Yours,” will be offered at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12. Participants may purchase access to the chat […]
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The following article is reproduced with the very kind permission of the author Dr David Conway – whose book Jewry in Music we shall feature shortly. This is taken from his website of the same name which contains much we would recommend. To continue reading click the link at the bottom of the article, Onwards to Semper’s Early CareerWagner’s Magic Lamp: an ongoing mystery…
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