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FCM on Monday + MORE

On Monday, July 21st at 8 PM, the last concert of Tanglewood’s 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music is a well-stocked program of orchestral works. The centerpiece is Roger Sessions’s Concerto for Orchestra, a work commissioned by the BSO thirty years ago. Steven Mackey’s violin concerto Beauti.... More »
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Einspring Will Be A Little Late This Year + MORE

“Big news from The Dallas Opera: just before the 7:30pm curtain for last night’s performance of Salome, CEO Keith Cerny announced from the stage that, due to complications from a hip injury, Deborah Voigt would not be performing Wednesday night. In her place, soprano Lise Lindstrom sang the .... More »
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Classical: ‘Delusion of the Fury,’ a Dream, Carried Out by Ensemble Musikfabrik + MORE

Harry Partch dreamed up his own instruments, and Ensemble Musikfabrik is bringing them to the Lincoln Center Festival..... More »
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Images and sounds of war + MORE

Two very different experiences this week. Yesterday evening's showcased the incredible power of the well-edited documentary footage filmed during the Battle of the Somme, with the most sensitive of scores from Laura Rossi, played simultaneously with the film by the BBC Concert Orchestra under John G.... More »
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Memorable Distinction + MORE

Halida Dinova brings her Liszt to New Zealand, by Howard Smith.... More »
The Apostles review  'Intelligently articulated'Barbican, LondonElgar’s treatment of the passion story shone most when it focused on Judas and this was where Andrew Davis’s performance came aliveSix days after their performance of The Dream of Gerontius, Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chorus were back at the Barbican with another of Elgar’s great choral works…

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Neville Marriner: 'My wife has told me to keep June free'How did a so-so violinist from Lincoln end up one of the world’s greatest conductors? And will he ever slow down? As Neville Marriner hits 90, he talks to Stuart Jeffries about setting up the Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra, never saying no and the teacher who had him beaten for over-gesticulating’When you’re geriatric," says Neville Marriner with an amiable laugh, "everybody wants to be there when you collapse…

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Lohengrin Still Showing Mortier’s Influence

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 Wagner, Lohengrin: Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Hartmut Haenchen/Walter Althammer (conductors), Teatro Real, Madrid, 10 & 11.4.2014. (JMI) New production Direction: Lukas Hemleb Sets: Alexander Polzin Costumes: Woijciech Dziedzic Lighting: Urs Schönebaum Casts: Lohengrin: Christopher Ventris/Michael König Elsa: Catherine Naglestad/Anne Schwanewilms Ortrud: Deborah Polaski/Dolora Zajick Telramund: Thomas J…

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By Desiree House: I have always enjoyed listening to orchestral and chamber music. I love the way musicians in chamber groups are able to hold their own when playing their parts as well as communicating (musically) with each other. As a music major, I do not have a choice to play only solo works, only chamber or orchestral music…

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My Bach Pilgrimage – What A Difference …

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Nach Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich (BWV 150)
Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4)
Gott ist mein König (BWV 71)
Lobe Den Herrn, Meine Seele (BWV 143)
A year or so makes. After the emotional intensity of the cantatas written in Mulhausen we have a cantatas written in 1708 that seem to take a huge leap forward…

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A Diabelli to Join the Greats

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 Schubert, Beethoven: Mitsuko Uchida (pianist), Carnegie Hall, New York, 9.4.2014 (SSM) Schubert: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894 Beethoven: Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120 Over a four-year period in the 1980s, I waited impatiently for the release of another set of Mitsuko Uchida’s landmark Mozart sonata recordings…

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Andriessen Overload 3: Cristina Zavalloni & AutobiographyAndrea Rebaudengo & Cristina ZavalloniStrathmore Mansion (North Bethesda, MD)April 8, 2014Louis Andriessen: Letter from Cathy (2003), Base (1994)John Cage: Selections from Six Melodies (1950)Igor Stravinsky: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (1966), Trois petites chansons (Souvenir de mon enfance) (1913)Andriessen: XENIA (2005/2014)Cristina Zavalloni: Bastava quel cielo (2005)Andriessen: Beatles Songs (1966), Le voile du bonheur (1966/1971), Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (1998), Y después (1983)Cristina Zavalloni (voice)Monica Germino (violin)Andrea Rebaudengo (piano)The retrospective, that staple of the visual arts world, ought to be more popular in new music circles…

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More Elgar

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It has been a pleasure of the past week to have been at Elgar's Gerontius (last Sunday) and The Apostles (last night).  All we now need to wait for is The Kingdom – and not for too long I hope.  Andrew Davis is a passionate interpreter of these works, and indeed of the whole orchestral and choral output of Elgar…

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La Scala’s new boss, Alexander Pereira, clears his nameItalian opera buffs, Milan’s Mayor and La Repubblica newspaper were angry and amazed when news from Austria revealed that the Salzburg Festival’s current director, Alexander Pereira, was selling seven of its productions to La Scala, where Pereira will take over in October of this year. That is, he was selling his productions to himself…

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Eric Conway, Morgan State University: 'Kudos to the casts and crews of Opera Double Header this weekend!'Eric Conway, D.M.A.:Hello everyone,What an incredible weekend of music making!  Two fabulous productions, presented by Opera at Morgan.  For many, Opera can be a bitter pill to swallow!  Most operas are in a foreign language, in languages that we Americans typically have not studied, let alone mastered enough to understand in song…

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Troppo cruda, troppo fiera - Handel duets at the Grosvenor ChapelOxford Baroque Troppo Cruda, Troppo Fiera: Robyn Allegra Parton, Raffaele Pe, Oxford Baroque: London Handel Festival at the Grosvenor Chapel Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Apr 12 2014 Star rating: 4.5Delightful programme of Handel’s rarely performed chamber duetsRobyn Allegra PartonHandel wrote Italian chamber duets throughout his life, returning to the form at various periods though the majority date from his Italian trip or earlier…

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Ensemble. Traditional and Bold

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Berlioz’s Les Troyens, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Gounod Faust 2014 Royal Opera House

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Gounod Faust 2014 Royal Opera HouseGounod’s Faust makes a much welcomed return to the Royal Opera House. With each new cast, the dynamic changes as the balance between singers shifts and brings out new insights. In that sense, every revival is an opportunity to revisit from new perspectives. This time Bryn Terfel sang Méphistophélès, with Joseph Calleja as Faust – stars whose allure certainly helped fill the hall to capacity…

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