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Ensemble. Capably Sung + MORE

J S Bach's St John Passion in Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »

Dark Mystery and Intrigue in Semperoper’s Simon Boccanegra + MORE

 Verdi: Simon Boccanegra: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Mitglieder der Komparserie und Kinderkompserie, Dresden & Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden 13.6.2014 (MC) Cast: Simon Boccanegra: Zeljko Lucic Jacopo Fiesco: Kwangchul Youn Paolo .... More »

Classical Music News - Arthur Butterworth + MORE

English composer Arthur Butterworth died in November 2014, aged ninety-one.... More »

David Matthews: Complete String Quartets Vol 4 CD review – a tremendous achievement + MORE

Kreutzer Quartet(Toccata)Beethoven has been a lifelong source of inspiration for David Matthews, so it was natural for him to take a bagatelle by his hero as the starting point for his own monumental String Quartet No 11, a set of 13 variations, similar in scale to Beethoven’s late B flat Op 130 a.... More »

Voces8 - vocal quality and distinctive style + MORE

Gjeilo, Tallis, Massive Attack, Tavener, Allegri, Esenvalds, Dubra, Hawes, Rachmaninov, Lauridsen, Folds, Todd, Mealor; Voces8, Christian Forshaw, Matthew Sharp; DECCA Reviewed by Robert Hugill on May 5 2015 Star rating: 3.5 Centred on Baltic minimalists, a programme which evoke.... More »

First take on the new Steve Jobs opera

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First take on the new Steve Jobs operaWe’ve been sent rehearsal footage from the upcoming French multimedia opera, Steve Five (King Different). Its creators are Roland Auzet and Fabrice Melquiot and it opened on the fringes of Lyon this week. With singing lines such as ‘on part maintenant à New York’, it certainly is different from the original pomme.

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Could It Happen Here?

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San Diego Opera had balanced its budget for 28 consecutive years, a model of financial rectitude. Could San Francisco Opera be looking at a similar fate?Yes, it could be. Take a look at Janos Gereben’s SFCV report on the SFO annual meeting for some terrifying numbers about SF Opera’s budget, subscribers, and ticket sales over a 30 year period.

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Music Review: Leif Ove Andsnes at Carnegie Hall, Part of a 19-City TourLeif Ove Andsnes is finally taking on Beethoven, making up for lost time with performances including a recital on Wednesday at Carnegie Hall.    

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Ensemble. Overload

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A long evening with the Cleveland Orchestra, described by Suzanne Torrey

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High School Drama Club: "Prince Igor" at the Met

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High School Drama Club: "Prince Igor" at the MetAll images © Cory Weaver, Metropolitan OperaKnyaz Igor (Prince Igor)March 4, 2014Prince Igor: Ildar AbdrazakovYaroslavna: Oksana DykaGalitsky: Mikhail PetrenkoKhan Konchak: Štefan KocánKonchakovna: Anita RachvelishviliVladimir Igorevich: Sergey SemishkurSkula: Vladimir OgnovenkoYeroshka: Andrey PopovOvlur: Mikhail VekuaDmitri Tcherniakov (Production, Sets, Video)Elena Zaitseva (Costumes)Itzik Galili (Choreography)Gianandrea Noseda (Conductor)Prince Igor is a problem opera – perhaps the problem opera par excellence…

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Cedric Adderley on 'Indigo Run': 'It is a musical display of the rich and vibrant hue found in the Carolina low country.'Cedric Adderley, D.M.A.www.cedricadderley.comAfriClassical invited composer Cedric Adderley, D.M.A. to comment on his composition Indigo Run, on tonight’s SUNY Orange Symphonic Band program, From The South:Good Morning, I’m pleased to know that the concert will go on as scheduled and certainly wish that I could have made arrangements to attend…

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NSO Strauss 150

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Charles T. Downey, Soprano Goerke to the rescue as NSO celebrates Richard Strauss at 150
Washington Post, March 21, 2014
Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra have marked the 150th anniversary of Richard Strauss’s birthday in grand style. After an outstanding concert performance of “Der Rosenkavalier” two weeks ago, the group is featuring two more of the composer’s operas, “

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Bach by the numbers

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Was J.S. Bach fascinated by the number 14? Apparently the composer’s delight at numbers and numerical puzzles was substantial enough to be the premise for a special exhibition at the Bach Museum in Eisenach, Germany.

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Oddly Arranged Programme Celebrates the Male Dancer

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 Granados, Bach, Salvatore, Fauré, Banshikov, Vitali, Côté, Lords of the Dance: Sergei Danilian/Segerstrom Center for the Arts/Ardani Artists ,London Coliseum, 19.3.2014 (JO’D)  Remanso Dancers: Leonid Sarafanov, Denis Matvienko, Marcelo Gomes Music: Enrique Granados Choreographer: Nacho Duato Set and Costumes: Nacho Duato Lighting Design:Brad Fields Staging: Tony Fabre Organization and Production: Carlos Iturrioz – Media Productions […]

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Ask Alice

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On Rodelinda at English National Opera, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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A Bach's Birthday Summit

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Friday, March 21, is the birthday of J.S. Bach. Last Saturday, a number of musicians celebrated a progressive birthday party in a number of venues along St. Paul's Summit Avenue. Relive the experience in audio and pictures.

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Minnesota Orchestra CEO Henson to step down

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Minnesota Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson is stepping down effective August 31.

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Sport Relief kicked off today and to mark the occasion (as well as donating to the great cause) we have selected our favourite pieces of music about sport.
Claude Debussy: Jeux (1913)
Debussy’s Jeux was premiered by the Ballets Russes just two weeks prior to the riotous debut of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring…

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