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Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 35: I. Molto allegro + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Sonata No. 35: I. Molto allegro, performed by Ani Kavafian, violin and Jorge Federico Osorio, piano..... More »
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On the Air This Week + MORE

Highlights from July 15 to 22 Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Imogen Cooper plays Schubert, from a Chopin Society recital. Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Mozart and Rachmaninoff. Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: From the Mailbag. Sunday, noon: From the....... More »
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This composer is no Mahler but does that really matter? + MORE

On Facebook Kevin Scott draws attention to Wilfred Josephs' Requiem with these words: "This magnificent work for chorus, string quintet and orchestra deserves many, many more performances. It is an utterance of faith that embodies a faithful setting of the Kaddish alongside sections of the Catholic .... More »
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Met Opera's 2016-17 Season + MORE

September 26- October 27 2016 : Tristan und IsoldeSeptember 27 2016- May 11 2017: Don GiovanniSeptember 28 2016- January 14 2017: La BohèmeOctober 4-29 2016: L'Italiana in Algeri October 18- November 12 2016: Guillaume TellOctober 28- November 17 2016: JenufaNovember 5 2016- April 20 2017: Ai.... More »
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Musical mix + MORE

Kings Place The lovely recital space in Kings Place, up York Way from King's Cross/St Pancras, plays host to the London Chamber Music Society most Sunday evenings between October and May - a perfectly timed 6:30 pm end to the weekend.  The opening of their 2016-17 season was this last Sund.... More »

Disguise and dolls

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Disguise and dollsWhile many performing arts organizations have been reducing their schedules or even closing, Opera Lafayette, a Washington DC-based group dedicated primarily to 17th and 18th century opera, has proven remarkably prosperous.  The results of those ambitions were on display at the Rose Theater Thursday evening during one of the company’s frequent visits to New York City when it presented its intriguing, if exhausting program called The French Così, consisting of a nearly complete performance of a French translation of Mozart’s opera, followed by a shorter work containing some plot echoes, Les Femmes Vengées by François-André Danican Philidor…

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Few Could Match Berlin Opera’sFiery Angel

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Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel, Komischen Oper Orchestra and Chorus, Henrik Nánási (conductor), Berlin Komische Oper, 23.1.2014. (JMI)   Cast: Renata: Svetlana Sozdateleva Ruprecht: Evez Abdulla Inquisidor: Jens Larssen Innkeeper: Christiane Oertel Knecht: Hans-Peter Scheidegger Abbess: Xenia Vyaznikova Jakob Glock: Christoph Späth Agrippa/Mephistopheles: Dmitry Golovnin Faust: Alexey Antonov Matthias: Bernhaard Hansky New production: Direction: Benedict Andrews […]

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The event will be live streamed from Milan’s La Scala Opera House on Jan. 27.    

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All the ladies are doing it

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All the ladies are doing itI rolled my eyes a little bit when James Levine was recently described in the Times as “somebody who may be the greatest opera conductor in history.” But after last night’s Così, the fourth performance in his triumphant return to the Met, I can at least understand the thinking behind it (though I still don’t agree)…

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A Passionless Tosca

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 Puccini: Tosca, Deutsche Oper Orchestra and Chorus, Matthias Foremny (conductor), Berlin Deutsche Oper, 22.1.2014 (JMI) Cast: Floria Tosca: Tatjana Serjan Mario Cavaradossi: Marcello Giordani Baron Scarpia: Sergey Murzaev Angelotti: Ben Wager Sacristán: Seth Carico Spoletta: Jörg Schörner Sciarrone: Andrew Harris Production: Berlin Deutsche Oper Direction: Boleslaw Barlog Sets and Costumes: Filippo Sanjust A year ago […]

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In Brief: Claudio Abbado Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

Remember Claudio Abbado, who passed away this week, with this recording of Mahler’s second symphony, performed

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Icebreaker: Kraftwerk Uncovered – reviewScience Museum, LondonThis British chamber ensemble reinvent early Kraftwerk, discovering something messy, minimalist and more interestingThe lucky few who nabbed tickets to see Kraftwerk at Tate Modern last year will have witnessed a recognisable brand. They are now the Teutonic Fab Four, besuited cyborgs standing motionless behind keyboards, presiding over a series of body-popping metronomic pulses…

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Minister of Culture attacks Maestro’s salary

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Minister of Culture attacks Maestro’s salaryThe Minister of Education and Culture in Andalusia, Luciano Alonso, has voiced outrage at the fees paid to Pedro Halffter, music director of the Royal Seville symphony orchestra. ‘I disagree with his salary, which is excessive. No one in the public sector of Andalusia should earn more than the president,’ said Alonso…

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The Other Wagner Part 3: Wagner And The Will“My child, the splendid Buddha was quite right to sternly exclude art. Who feels more acutely than I it is this ill-fated art which eternally throws me back into the torment of Life and all the contradictions of existence? If this wonderful gift, this strong domination of creative imagination were not with me, then I could, according to my clear insight and urging of my heart, become – a saint; and as a saint I would be in a position to tell you: come, abandon everything that bogs you down, smash the bonds of nature: that’s the price you have to pay for me to show you the open path to salvation! – Then we would be free: Ananda and Savitri! But this is not the case…

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BroadwayWorld.com: Tania León's 70th Birthday Celebrated as Part of 'Uncommon Women' at Symphony Space 2/7/14Tania Justina León (b. 1943) is featured at AfriClassical.com and has a web site at http://www.tanialeon.com/Broadway WorldTower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7Tower, Leon, Oppens and Cassatt Set for UNCOMMON WOMEN at Symphony Space, 2/7January 16, 2014On Friday, February 7 (7:30 pm), Symphony Space pays tribute to “the women warriors of new music” with a concert marking a quartet of anniversaries: composer Joan Tower’s 75th birthday (Sept…

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Male fraud

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Male fraudHas Los Angeles Opera mentioned lately that Billy Budd has an all-male cast?

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Danielle de Niese, the opera singer, argues outdated stereotypes about the genre must go, and signals the end of ‘the fat lady sings’    

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Stainer’s grandson yields two music winners

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Stainer’s grandson yields two music winnersJohn Ranald Stainer, former registrar of the Royal College of Music who has died aged 98, was the grandson of Sir John Stainer, composer of The Crucifixion. That much we knew. But diligent family research by his local newspaper, the Shropshire Star, reveals that two of his grandchildren are outstanding members of the music community…

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