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Beverly Hills teacher finds violin and Vivaldi in a time of war + MORE

I teach violin in Beverly Hills, and this summer I received an unusual request..... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Romero captures the spirit of Spain + MORE

Pepe Romero's latest album is a showcase of works by one of Pepe's closest friends, composer Federico Torroba. Romero describes 'Torroba: Guitar Concertos' on this week's New Classical Tracks. What's more, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD..... More »
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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Jurowski, Royal Festival Hall, London — ‘Totally involving’ + MORE

Vladimir Jurowski conducted a period instrument performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.... More »
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Elvis tops UK album charts AGAIN – Listen to exclusive track from If I Can Dream here + MORE

ELVIS scores his 12th UK No.1 album with If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Listen his version of Bridge Over Troubled Water fright here PLUS we go behind the scenes and watch Priscilla Presley and Michael Bublé talk about the new album..... More »
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Black History Month: Freeing ourselves + MORE

Black History Month is over. But classical music stills needs to be more diverse, every month of the year. So another post on that subject, recycling one I wrote in 2013. That year I led a workshop at the national conference of the League of American Orchestras. My job was to ask participants — .... More »

Maestro on the beach

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Maestro on the beach
He’s back in Chicago September 18.
UPDATE: We understand that the shirt was a gift many years ago from the Federazione Molfettesi d’America and that the church on the shirt is 12-13th century.

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Mommy, dearest.

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Elektra (BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, Sunday 31 August 2014)
Elektra – Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis – Gun-Brit Barkmin
Klytemnestra – Dame Felicity Palmer
Oreste – Johann Reuter
Aegisthus – Robert Künzli
Maids – Katarina Bradić, Zoryana Kushpler, Hanna Hipp, Marie-Eve Munger & Iris Kupke
Overseer – Miranda Keys
Young Servant – Ivan Turić
Tutor – Jongmin Park
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychov (Conductor)
An all-most perfect Elektra made for a weekend of memorable Strauss…

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Strauss Elektra Prom 59 – part ONE, part 2 follows

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Strauss Elektra Prom 59 - part ONE, part 2 followsMy review, as pronised, is HERE.  Richard Strauss Elektra, BBC Prom 53 – an amazing experience!  Semyon Bychkov, Christine Goerke, Felicity Palmer and a cast who could hardly be faulted.  Christine Goerke “is not one of those Elektras who start the opera as demented and raddled. From the opening she projected youth and a certain rapture in the vocal line…

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Classical Music Agenda (November 2014)

– ionarts.blogspot.com

One of my pet peeves about planning the month’s review schedule is the occasional pile-up of Concerts Not to Be Missed. Concerts or operas with a string of performances allow some flexibility in the calendar, but occasionally, as in November, there are days where I need to bi- or trilocate. Choices, choices!

Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, P…

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Somebody Will Have to Explain this to Me

– irontongue.blogspot.com

I’m having some difficulty parsing this statement, in a NY Times article by Adam Nagourney, by the former president of the San Diego Opera board of directors, Karen S. Cohn:“I cannot support what is going on,” she said of the new coalition and its efforts. “This is a group of people who are not focusing on going forward…

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Prom 59, “Elektra”, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Bychkov, Royal Albert HallHow much familial dysfunction and lust – whether for sexual gratification or revenge – can one take in a single weekend? Salome and Elektra back-to back may on paper seem like a feast of divine decadence but no sooner had one become accustomed to the sickly sweet air of the former when the putrefaction of the latter (I always think that Strauss’ orchestra is in the final stages of decay with Elektra) filled one’s nostrils – and ears…

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Gramophone Awards 2014

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Gramophone Awards 2014So, the Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2014 have been announced, and the winner of the Recording of the Year will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 17 September at St John’s Smith Square. Schubert and CPE Bach are to the fore in the recordings. Jonas Kaufmann has won the Solo Vocal category for the second year running (this time with Schubert’s Die Winterreise), the Pavel Haas Quartet won the Chamber Award (with Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet and String Quintet)…

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Justin Elie, Haitian Composer & Pianist, Was Born September 1, 1883; Hear Violinist Jean R Perrault in 'Légende Créole' (5:22) on YouTubeJustin Elie, Cover photo of sheet music for NostalgieLégende Créole (also known as Haytian Legend) (5:22) by Justin Eliehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lP3JS3D_vE8&index=3&list=PLy6dFoiD8hz5rIMhwcoY6Alb9WfwNdftE Uploaded on Apr 20, 2011 Jean R Perrault (violin) and Jeanne Doty (piano) perform Légende Créole for violin and piano (also known as Haytian Legend) by Haitian composer Justin Elie…

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On the eve of his 20th season as music director and conductor of the San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas discussed his life, his philosophy of performing and his plans for the upcoming landmark season. In a 90-minute conversation at his home, he touched on 1,000 years of classical music history, paying special attention to Beethoven and Schumann and leaping from Wagner to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys in a single sentence…

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The LSO in World War I: Roy RobertsonThe third blog in our series exploring the Members of the LSO who served in World War I tells the story of violinist Roy Robertson.

“Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty’s Forces, viz: Messrs W H Reed, Philip Lewis, E Carwardine, H Ralph, T Peatfield, E R Wilby, R Carrodus, B Reillie, S Freedman, J Meacham, A Tibbetts, A Ives, C Woodhouse, C B Jones, F Hawkins, Roy Robertson, E Yonge, C Dorling, P Kilburn, R Garnet, C A Crabbe, A Maney, C Blackford, R V Tabb, J H Silvester, R Murchie, F Almgill, E J Augarde, H Thornton, A Penn, H Jackson, E Hall, S Moxon, E T Garvin…

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Rupert Christiansen is overwhelmed by a terrifically sung concert performance of Strauss’s Elektra

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Nico Muhly premiere at Rhinegold LIVE

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Nico Muhly premiere at Rhinegold LIVECharles Owenphoto credit Jack LiebeckRhinegold LIVE is Rhinegold Publishing’s series of free rush hour concerts. Pianist Charles Owen will be launching the new season of at Conway Hall on 9 September with a programme which will include the London premiere of Nico Muhly’s Short Stuff. The event starts with a complimentary drinks reception, followed by Owen’s recital which includes music by Mendelssohn, B ach and Debussy and then a Q&A with Owen and Claire Jackson, editor of International Piano magazine completes the evening…

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Roaring our heads off

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Roaring our heads off…for these two, Nina Stemme and Donald Runnicles (which also means the Deutsche Oper Berlin orchestra), in a shatteringly great Proms Salome. No need to add much to the rave over on The Arts Desk but I wanted to include a few more of Chris Christodoulou’s photos, which arrived as usual punktlich not long after I got back from the Albert Hall last night…

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