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In memory of an enterprising fortepianist + MORE

Naxos are bringing forward the release today of a fourth album of Clementi sonatas played by Susan Alexander-Max, US-born founder of the London chamber ensemble The Music Collection and former professor at the Guildhall School of Music. Susan died in January of cancer, her death unrecorded in public.... More »
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The Executive Shuffle Is In Full Swing + MORE

The executive revolving door at the largest budget orchestras has been working overtime this season. Here at the tail end of the 2016/17 season, we’ve seen more than half of the CEOs at the Big 8 orchestras vacate their post. First up was San Francisco Symphony, where long time Executive D.... More »
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Kerstmatinee 2014 - Mahler, Jansons, Concertgebouw LINK + MORE

Live in the Netherlands on Christmas Day - now available on demand, online for a limited period on NP (Netherlands Public Broadcasting) - Mahler Symphony no 4, Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Anna Prohaska (perhaps the most ideal soloist for this piece at the moment).&.... More »
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Chloë Hanslip Shines in the Sibelius Violin Concerto + MORE

Prokofiev, Sibelius:  Chloë Hanslip (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Shelley (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 25.1.2017. (RB) Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op25 ‘Classical’ Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor, Op47 Prokofiev – Symphony No..... More »
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CD Spotlight. Spohr on the Cheap + MORE

Symphonies 2 and 9, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... much to enjoy in the second symphony ...'.... More »
The singing shines in this insightful production of Handel’s opera, while the FestspielOrchester Göttingen has never sounded better

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For the last program of its 12th season, the orchestra set its spotlight on a couple of hometown stars. The soloist was Deborah Kramer, the orchestra’s principal bassoonist, a superb player who rarely gets to step out front. The conductor was George Cleve, music director of the old San Jose Symphony, from 1972-92, and a regular guest leader with this one…

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“This is really something that you should not do,” said Sir Mix-a-Lot Friday night onstage with the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. The rapper was referring specifically to inviting a couple dozen women onstage with him, but some listeners will undoubtedly think the statement could equally well apply to the entire enterprise: presenting a new orchestral arrangement of Mix-a-Lot’s notorious-turned-beloved 1992 hit “Baby Got Back…

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Richard Strauss was a hard man to pin down. As an artist, he was never tied to a single style. He embraced many musical forms during his lifetime. There was only one guiding principle: his belief that music is a holy art. Strauss soprano Deborah Voigt hosts this program, presented by WQXR.

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The cast of Offenbach’s Vert-Vert is pretty much faultless but this operetta set in a girls’ school is a silly story lacking in satire or point

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NGA Vocal Ensemble

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Debussy, Music for the Prix de Rome (Le Gladiateur, La damoiselle élue, L’enfant prodigue), Flemish Radio Choir, Brussels Phil., H. Niquet (Glossa, 2009)
Charles T. Downey, National Gallery of Art Vocal Ensemble provides some pleasant surprises in concert
Washington Post, June 10, 2014
Composers and painters have influenced one another in many eras, and in France at the end of the 19th century

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 7 June 2014
 



1

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 4793232
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2

James Rhodes: 5
James Rhodes (piano)
Instrumental Records SIGCD371
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3

Schumann • Janácek
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion CDA68030
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4

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglic (guitar); London Philharmonic/Seguin
Mercury Classics 4810811
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5

From Spain to Eternity
Ensemble Plus Ultra
Archiv Produktion 4810811
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6

Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco
Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli; Munich 
Linn CKD 447
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7

Martha Argerich and Friends
Martha Argerich (piano)
Warner Classics 2564631220
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Elgar: Symphony No…

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Moses und Aron

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Lost in the backroads of Cardiff docks on the way to the Wales Millennium Centre and sent off course into a bewildering thicket of warehouses and dead ends by online map directions, I had a moment where I thought I wouldn’t make it for the start of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron…

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 Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Opera Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra, / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Broadcast to Gate Cinema, Notting Hill Gate, London, 7.6.2014. (JPr) Cast: The Marschallin: Kate Royal Octavian: Tara Erraught Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau: Lars Woldt Sophie: Teodora Gheorghiu Herr von Faninal: Michael Kraus Marianne Leitmetzerin: Miranda Keys Valzacchi: Christopher Gillett Annina: […]

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Balanchine Wins the Fairy Game

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Fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pennsylvania Ballet, choreography by
George Balanchine © George Balanchine Trust (photo by Alexander Iziliaev)
In the past year’s glut of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, it turns out, the best was saved for last, with Pennsylvania Ballet’s revival of George Balanchine’s choreography on the Shakespeare play, seen on Saturday night in the Kennedy Center Opera

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Offenbach Vert-Vert : Garsington Opera at Wormsley

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Offenbach Vert-Vert : Garsington Opera at Wormsley“Monty Python meets the Belles of St Trinians? Sacré bleu !”Jacques Offenbach’s Vert-Vert at Garsington Opera at Wormsley  features a girl’s school in collective mourning for a dead parrot”.”The plot, suitably Pythonesque given the dead parrot, is more or less impossible to précis. Suffice it to say we are in a girls convent school in mourning for its dead parrot, Vert-Vert…

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Does it matter that arts audiences are white, metropolitan and middle class? | Stephen Moss and Bonnie GreerHarriet Harman warns of a generation of people with ‘no meaningful exposure’ to opera and classical music. Stephen Moss and Bonnie Greer go head to head on whether outreach programmes would make them fansI have a childhood memory of an eccentric woman on the estate on which I lived once playing the Blue Danube Waltz very loudly…

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Latin American Composers Raise the Temperature

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 Piazzolla, Ginastera, Golijov, Falla: Concert:nova, Flamenco Louisville, Company on Eastern, Cincinnati, Ohio. 6.6. 2014. (RDA) “FI:RE” Astor Piazzolla: Tres Tangos Alberto Ginastera: String Quartet No. 1 Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round Manuel de Falla: El Amor Brujo Concert:nova: Ixi Chen, artistic director; Kelly Kuo, conductor; Kate Tombaugh, vocalist…

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