NPR Music & WQXR: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & May Festival Chorus in R. Nathaniel Dett’s ‘The Ordering of Moses,’ Carnegie Hall Friday 7:30 PM ET Online + MORE

 

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No tea, all shade + MORE

On this day La Cieca and faithful sidekick Dawn Fatale have arrived in Düsseldorf to hear Valer Sabadus sing Xerxes in a production by Stefan Herheim. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxFvTHhaViU Born on this day in 1898 conductor Jascha Horenstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6iiPbBRGHQ Ha.... More »
opera

Ryedale on Sunday + MORE

It's all paws on deck in JDCMB Towers. The other day the Silver Birch creative team had the first listen-through of the complete opera first draft in Roxanna Panufnik's garden shed, and very thrilling it was. Now it's just one year and one week to go until the premiere at Garsington Opera, 28 J.... More »
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Eric Conway: Morgan State University Choir sings All Rise with Wynton Marsalis February 24 & 26, 2017 + MORE

Eric Conway writes:Hello everyone,Last night the Morgan State University Choir performed with one of the greatest musicians of our time - nine time grammy winner - Wynton Marsalis at the Music Center at Strathmore.  We sang All Rise composed by Wynton Marsalis, originally commissioned by th.... 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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Time is the reef upon which all our frail mystic ships are wrecked + MORE

On this day in 1941 Noël Coward‘s Blithe Spirit premiered in London.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwVMC5w0BNU Born on this day in 1714 composer Christoph Willibald von Gluck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpm-kAPNZgg Born on this day in 1900 theatre and opera director Tyrone Guthri.... More »
Marcos Balter premiere at ACO’s Border Vanguards in Zankel HallFriday, April 4, 2014, was another rainy day. While many of the folks scurrying down Seventh Avenue were undoubtedly trying to catch a primetime screening of Captain America, a faithful few were headed to Carnegie Hall for the final installment in the American Composers Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Orchestra Underground season…

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On eve of her departure, one-time international opera star, the straight-shooting Irene Dalis, 88, reflects on Opera San Jose, the company she launched 30 years ago and nurtured through good times and bad.

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Become Ocean on WQXR

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As in past years, WQXR's broadcasts of Spring for Music events at Carnegie Hall are being archived at the station's website. You can now hear Christopher Rouse's Requiem, which the New York Philharmonic performed on Monday night, and the Seattle Symphony's program of John Luther Adams, Varèse, and Debussy, which caused a sensation last night…

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NPR Music & WQXR: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & May Festival Chorus in R. Nathaniel Dett's 'The Ordering of Moses,' Carnegie Hall Friday 7:30 PM ET OnlineThe Collected Piano Works of R. Nathaniel DettSummy-Birchard (1973)[R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www…

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Musical Tributes to Dylan Thomas from Stravinsky and Burtch

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 Jones, Hoddinott, Burtch, Stravinsky, Copland – Dylan Thomas Centenary Concert:  Robin Tritschler (tenor), Robert Plane (clarinet), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, /Tecwyn Evans (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 5.5.2014 (PCG) Daniel Jones – Dance Fantasy (1976) Alun Hoddinott – Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op…

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NEW! CBSO 2014/15 Season; Farewell to Andris Nelsons

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  CBSO 2014/15 Season; Farewell to Andris Nelsons   The 2014/15 season will be Andris Nelsons’ seventh and last as the Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Details of the season have just been announced. For this one season he’ll be combining the CBSO role with his new post with the Boston Symphony […]

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Faites vos jeux, Messieurs!

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Faites vos jeux, Messieurs!“As one opera season winds up, marketing for the next kicks into high gear: the Met in particular is promoting its 2014-2015 season, promising thrilling voices, magnificent melodies and sumptuous productions. They may be missing an angle calculated to appeal to the more adventurous attendee: opera as game of chance…

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Inside Opera: Live - Stephen Fry picks the best opera for someone new to itStephen Fry and Alan Davies were at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio last autumn talking about opera. Watch Fry explain why Mozart’s Don Giovanni is, for him, the best production for a first-timer to enjoy Continue reading…

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Staging adds drama to masterpiece

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LA TRAVIATA, containing some of Verdi’s loveliest music, can work fine as a singfest — it can, and too often has to, stand on that alone.

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He transformed Glyndebourne from an exclusive summer pursuit into a year-round business and a force on the international opera scene

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Rupert Christiansen remembers Sir George Christie, the master of Glyndebourne who took the opera house into the 21st century

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

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Andreas Scholl sings a lullaby … in Hebrew

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Andreas Scholl sings a lullaby … in HebrewThe German counter-tenor is married to the Israeli pianist, Tamar Halperin. On this track, record last month, they perform Shir Eres by the late Sasha Argov and Natan Alterman. Unusually, Andreas sings both treble and baritone. Click here.   Then compare to the inimitable Noa (Ahinoam Nini), Chava Alberstein… … and the composer’s hoarse interjections, […]

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