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We’re the millers + MORE

On this day in 1904 Leos Janacek‘s Jenufa premiered in Brno. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCa1ZvZYWG8 Born on this day in 1775 composer and singing teacher Manuel García http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w25-EHy8IKs Born on this day in 1797 librettist Joseph Méry http://www.youtube.co.... More »
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SFBayView.com: 'Pianist Stephanie Woodford, 18, one of 173 worldwide chosen to attend Grammy Camp' + MORE

Stephanie Woodford and her mother at the piano Photo: Lance Burton, Planet Fillmore CommunicationsSan Francisco Bay ViewJune 28, 2014by Lance Burton, Planet Fillmore CommunicationsThere’s no shortage of Black citizen profiles of personal success.One bright profile of a San Francisco community.... More »
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The Prokofiev Piano Concerto Marathon at the Proms + MORE

              Prom 15 – Prokofiev: Daniil Trifonov, Sergei Babayan, Alexei Volodin (pianos), London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.7.2015 (MB) Piano Concertos nos 1-5 Yes, in case you had not heard about this much-hyped .... More »
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Paata Burchuladze leaves opera to pursue a career in politics + MORE

Paata Burchuladze announced this week that he will run in the parliamentary elections in his native Georgia on 8 October with his State for the People Party. The operatic bass cancelled a year of commitments  – including La Scala, Covent Garden and The Met – when in November last year.... More »
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Notes from the 2014 Salzburg Festival ( 9 ) Anton Bruckner Cycle • Bruckner IX + MORE

Philharmonia Orchestra 1 • Dohnányi • Camilla Tilling Phully Harmonias Above and below pictures (details) courtesy Salzburg Festival, © Silvia Lelli. Click for the whole picture. With the Te Deum being out of the running already, at this year’s Salzburg Festival, the program of the Philharmo.... More »
Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr review  a buoyant all-Bach eveningMilton Court, LondonRichard Egarr on harpsichord powered a spirited group of players with enjoyable facilityIn its 41st year, the Academy of Ancient Music has not only held on to its loyal fanbase, it has also coaxed them into the wood-lined bosom of Milton Court metres from its parent venue, the Barbican, but still dragon-country to many London concertgoers…

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Rolando Villazón and Daniel Barenboim at La Scala, 2014

Seeing Rolando Villazón in recital for the first time was surprising. I was expecting him to bound on stage like a hyperactive puppy, agitated and full of life, gazing wide-eyed at the audience, searching for its approval; instead I found a composed artist, calming taking his place at the centre of the stage, thoroughly prepared to tackle Schumann’s Dichterliebe…

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Ben Heppner Retires From The Stage

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Ben Heppner Retires From The StageSad news. Having interviewed  one of the great Siegfried’s, we can assure you that he maybe one of the most pleasant and “down to earth” people in the opera “business” (Read it here if you have not). We also had the opportunity to hear him only two years ago in WNO’s Tristan und Isolde where he was  in more than fine form – where he also brought forth an aspect of Tristan’s character we had hardly considered…

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Ian Bostridge, Wigmore Hall, Schubert

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Ian Bostridge, Wigmore Hall, Schubert“In this Schubert Liederabende — the second in Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake’s planned series of four recitals at the Wigmore Hall — dark, sombre worlds evoking the romantic turbulence of Death and the Maiden were only briefly alleviated by radiance and light.”   Claire Seymour reviews  Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake’s Schubert recital at the Wigmore Hall in Opera Today…

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The pianist David Greilsammer, who has been known to “prepare” the instrument himself before a performance, played sonatas from his latest release during a recital at Le Poisson Rouge.

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Meet the Twin Cities Fringe Opera company

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Colleen Meier is the co-founder of Twin Cities Fringe Opera. As the company prepares for its first production, Meier spoke with Steve Staruch.

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Regina Harris Baiocchi: 'Eric Dolphy, Hale & Juanita Smith, James Newton in New York Times'Hale Smith (1925-2009), an African American composer, pianist and professor, is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. Eric Dolphy (New York Times: Francis Wolff/MosaicImages Via CORBIS)Regina Harris Baiocchi sends this link:http://www…

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What would make you walk out of an opera?

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

“Taragate” got me thinking about what makes the difference between a good opera experience and a bad one. And once you remember that music, alone among the arts, can be used as torture, it all becomes pretty clear. I’ve written about this in my latest piece for Amati.com – read it here.What would induce you to make a bid for theatrical escape?

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Short Operas Show Soul in Brevity  

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Tarik O’Regan, Robert Paterson: Soloists, American Modern Ensemble (presented by Ear Heart Music and American Opera Projects), Roulette, Brooklyn, NY. 22.4.2014 (DS) Tarik O’Regan: The Wanton Sublime (world premiere) Music – Tarik O’Regan Libretto – Anna Rabinowitz Mezzo-Soprano – Hai-Ting Chinn Stage Director – Mallory Catlett Robert Paterson: The Companion (world premiere) Music – Robert […]

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Essential video

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

Essential video
I blogged awhile ago about the extraordinary Appalachian Spring, performed by the University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra, with the musicians playing from memory and dancing. Now there’s a video. Watch it! I think you’ll be inspired.
And if you haven’t seen it, you also might watch the group’s earlier video of Afternoon of a Faun, also played from memory and danced…

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Broadcast Alerts – May, June

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Thanks again to Andrzej !31 May 2014 Die Soldaten Bavarian State Opera, Munich Internet video streaming1 June 2014 14.30 Les Contes d’Hoffmann Vienna Internet http://www.staatsoperlive.com/3 June 2014 Ballet : Balanchine / Millepied Paris Cinema live3 June 2014 Matisse Live from Tate Modern Tate Modern Cinema live 6 June 2014 19…

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Messages from the Beyond

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

NEW HAVEN – I’m spending three days at Yale’s Sterling Library poring over Ives’s manuscripts, for hopefully the last time I’ll need to do so before the book is done. I think today one manuscript page, f3680, taught me more about how Ives composed than I’ve ever known before…

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Among the notables on the program at the Next Wave Festival: Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Vijay Iyer and the Berliner Ensemble.

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