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The Adam family + MORE

On this day in 1841 the Théâtre de l’Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premiered the ballet Giselle.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Dz3zgarUM Born on this day in 1902 composer Richard Rodgers… and Happy 60th birthday baritone Thomas Hampson! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCwPN.... More »
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Following Up On The Movement To Improve Workplace Satisfaction + MORE

Several weeks ago, we examined the value of improving workplace satisfaction within the orchestra field via grassroots efforts; specifically, increasing the quantity and frequency of reviews from arts administrators and staffers about their respective institutions at GlassDoor.com. Since then .... More »
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Dudamel is ‘sensational’ with Berlin Philharmonic + MORE

The LA Phil music director has just received the rave of his life. Christiane Tewinkel in Der Tagespiegel came away from his Mahler first symphony feeling she had undergone ‘an overwhelming experience, a listening experience that overcomes all else.’ Her review continues: ‘Anyone w.... More »
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Another music director calls it quits + MORE

After 12 years with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Canada, Bill Eddins has decided not to renew his contract at the end of the season. An engaging, outspoken character, Eddins will be titled emeritus music director at the relatively early age of 52. He has also been principal guest conductor of .... More »
Mendelssohn: String Quartets Opp 13, 44 no 1 and 80 review  high-octane, technically immaculateThere’s no lack of energy in the Artemis Quartet’s performances, but some of the works’ emotions remain untouchedThe notes accompanying this disc include a passionate declaration of enthusiasm for Mendelssohn’s string quartets from the cellist of the Artemis Quartet, Eckart Runge; it was through exploring this composer with their new first violin Vineta Sareika, apparently, that the group rediscovered their appetite for quartet playing…

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No one mixes for speakers these days

– www.overgrownpath.com

No one mixes for speakers these daysLast week Philip Sheppard supported Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté in Norwich with a superb set for electric cello that engaged the packed non-classical audience from the first notes*. Afterwards, I complimented Philip, who is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and an in demand film composer, on the compelling headphone-like sound in the auditorium…

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Sparks from Wang and Tilson Thomas in Prokofiev and Debussy

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Fauré, Schubert, Dvořák, Grieg, Prokofiev, Litolff, Debussy: Yuja Wang (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 24.5.2014 (HS) Fauré: Pavane Schubert: Entr’acte No. 3 in B-flat major from Rosamunde Dvořák: Legend No. 6, from Legends for Orchestra Grieg: The Last Spring Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No…

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Interview: ETHEL plays Documerica

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Violinist Kip Jones is a member of the string quartet known as ETHEL. He joins Steve Staruch to talk about ETHEL's new project, DOCUMERICA, which receives its Minnesota premiere on Tuesday, June 3. Kip Jones talks about the piece and his role in its creation.

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A Rice University graduate student from China will compete Saturday with young musicians raised in South Korea, Russia and Poland during the final round of the Houston Symphony’s annual Ima Hogg Competition. Lin Ma, a Chinese-born clarinetist in Rice’s Shepherd School of Music; Yekwon Sun-woo, a South Korean pianist who studies at New York’s Mannes School of Music; Maria Chlebus, a marimba player from Poland who studies at the University of Miami; and Fedor Amosov, a Russian-born cellist studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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Joyce DiDonato encourages artists to pursue their crafts, as the world needs the work of artists. It’s inspiring to my daughter, who will soon graduate from the music conservatory at Lawrence University, in pursuit of an opera career.

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A critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.

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With Glyndebourne’s new Der Rosenkavalier not yet opened, and the Birmingham performance just around the corner, this concert acted as a wonderful taster menu of this opera, taking all the most delicious cuts of that score, immaculately prepared with the finest ingredients. The good music of Der Rosenkavalier is so great that the opera always comes to mind if I’m asked to list my favourite ten operas (or whatever the latest twitter game might be…

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The latest production at the Royal Opera House features the largest number of people on stage – 14 principals, 48 chorus, 12 extra chorus, 26 actors, and 67 community ensemble.

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever I searchingly glance,Through chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to Constantin Frantz (1817–1891), a Young Hegelian thinker somewhat neglected today compared to other better known Junghegelianer such as Max Stirner, David Strauss, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge—not to mention Marx und Engels…

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Youngest ever player in an international orchestra?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Youngest ever player in an international orchestra?Social media are abuzz with our news of the London Symphony Orchestra’s appointment of an 18 year-old co-principal trombone.
He’s the youngest principal in LSO history, that’s for sure. But there must have been some younger players in the ranks.
Neville Marriner, 90 last month, was playing in the LSO second violins at 15 in 1939 when senior players were called up to war…

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Regional Spotlight: Accordo plays Mozart

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Mozart always gives each player a chance to shine, and shine they do! In this week's Regional Spotlight, a performance of the Mozart Flute Quartet No. 1 by members of Accordo from a December 2013 concert. Welcome, summer!

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Twentieth century operas in Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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