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Christmas music from The Sitwell Singers, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
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John Malveaux: Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theaters & Met radio broadcast of ELECTRA on April 30, 2016 include Bass-Baritone Eric Owens & Soprano Roberta Alexander + MORE

Roberta Alexanderwww.robertaalexander.comEric Owenshttp://imgartists.com/artist/eric_owensJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Metropolitan Opera Live in HD theaters and the Met radio broadcast of ELECTRA on April 30, 2015 will include Bass-Baritone Eric Owens in leading.... More »
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Just in: Yannick’s local orchestra plans first tour + MORE

The first orchestra to appoint Yannick Nézet-Séguin as its artistic director, his home town ensemble, is going on a 7-city Europe tour with him in a year’s time. The tour is intended as a showcase for the burgeoning cultural life of Quebec. Local reports are crediting the conductor with its.... More »
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#morninglistening: The Sibelius Fraterinity + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE -->#morninglistening to #Sibelius (Sy.#4 w/@BerlinPhil & HvK) #classical #classicalmusic #sy… https://t.co/nd2gkBpmWx pic.twitter.com/ihMdXl7l1o— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) December 16, 2015<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> The Sibelius Edition DG Conte.... More »
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S.F. Opera goes all out to perform 'The Trojans' + MORE

New productio of Berlioz's masterpiece features 32-ton set with fire-breathing horse; the opera plays in San Francisco June 7-July 1..... More »
Opera festival’s organisers say Donizetti’s Poliuto, written in 1838, will be staged at the annual performances, which have doubled their audiences this year

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Self-Inflicted Wounds

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Self-Inflicted Wounds

There’s a fascinating blog post by John Pavlovitz from 8/15/2014 that’s worth your time. If you’re wondering who John Pavlovitz is, join the club. I have no idea beyond what’s available at his about page, but his post caught my eye because a great deal of it applies to the orchestra field; so much so that you can practically swap out a few keys words from his topic (church/religion) with those from our field (i…

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Lost Works No.1: Felix White’s Overture Shylock

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Felix White’s Overture, Shylock showed ‘great promise,’ according to ‘X’ writing in the socialist New Age Journal. He further pointed out that the composer was only 23 years old and this perhaps explained his tendency to ‘…wallow in psychological analysis.’ I must confess I cannot imagine this discipline rigorously applied to the composition of a Concert Overture! The orchestration was excellent and resulted in some delightful scoring…

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The visiting orchestra performed blazing Strauss, emotionally rapt Schumann and an earth-moving rendition of Percy Grainger’s ‘The Warriors’

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Janáček, Dvořák and Beethoven were dispatched with a light touch, while cellist Alisa Weilerstein played with fluidity and passion

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Taka Kigawa Pianist Taka Kigawa performs Pierre Boulez’s complete solo piano music. Sunday, August 25 at 7:30 PM Tickets $20-$30 Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY ..:: Website LA CHAMBRE DES JEUX SONORES: Graphic scores for electric guitar CD release concert for guitarist Alessandra Novaga’s album LA CHAMBRE DES JEUX SONORES…

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Prom 49: BBCSO/Oramo review  curiously ill at easeRoyal Albert Hall, LondonSoprano Anu Komsi’s impressive technique was at the fore in a fairytale-themed programmeSakari Oramo’s latest Prom with the BBC Symphony Orchestra was a family-oriented affair with a programme structured, with one exception, round musical evocations of fairytales. The exception was the UK premiere of Jukka Tiensuu’s Voice Verser, "an ironic coloratura concerto", written in 2012 for Oramo’s wife, the soprano Anu Komsi…

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Ambitious New Opera Commission Fails To Impress

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 Salzburg Festival (3) – Dalbavie, Charlotte Salomon: Soloists, Choral ‘Stürmer’, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Marc-André Dalbavie (conductor). Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 14.8.2014 (MB) Cast Charlotte Salomon – Johanna Wokalek Charlotte Kahn – Marianne Crebassa Paulinka Bimbam – Anaïk Morel Amadeus Daberlohn – Frédéric Antoun Herr Knarre, Fourth Nazi – Vincent Le Texier Frau Knarre – Cornelia Kallisch Franziska […]

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Singapore Symphony Orchestra at the PromsSingapore Symphony OrchestraThis year’s BBC Proms is including quite a number of orchestra’s from around the world which have not appeared at the Proms before. Amongst these is the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Directed by Lan Shui since 1997, the orchestra earned plaudits when they made their debut at the Royal Festival Hall in 2010…

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The ice-bucket comes to opera…

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My latest interviewee tried to sing his way out of the ALS ice-bucket challenge – did his pals agree? The Times of Malta (clue to identity there) has the story and video here. Our tenorial hero’s three next nominees include Bryn Terfel…With all of this going on, don’t be too surprised if there’s a sudden spurt of opera singers succumbing to chills.

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Briefly Noted: Chordae Freybergensis

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Te Deum laudamus: Freiberg Cathedral Angel Instruments, Ensemble Freiberger Dom-Music, Chordae Freybergensis, A. Koch
(released on August 12, 2014)
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At the end of the 16th century, a set of thirty historical instruments, or very accurate copies of them, was installed in Freiberg Cathedral, placed in the hands of sculpted golden angels…

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Prom 50: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Weilerstein, Belohlavek, Royal Albert HallEven as orchestras began to sound more and more alike, there was the Czech Philharmonic. And many of its notable characteristics remain to this day: a modest, homespun, quality, warm and engaging and full of bright-eyed distinction in the woodwinds. In the pithy but immensely passionate overture to Janacek’s last opera From the House of the Dead, under their current Music Director Jiri Belohlavek, the rhythmic displacements and precipitously exposed string, brass and timpani writing combined X-ray clarity with a naturalness of expression; later Dvorak in Slavonic mode kicked up his heels while close harmony trumpets warbled in the trio of one of those much loved dances…

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Music Review: Mostly Mozart’s Final Notes Include ‘Passion’Mostly Mozart ends on notes of a Requiem and a Frank Martin violin concerto.

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