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Classical Music Has Open Data Sets? + MORE

In open data sets, Suby Raman found a lot of really interesting stories to tell about the performing arts. Because he's a composer, he knew what to look for in the data and what would matter to people. Because he's a programmer, he knew how to handle the big data set itself..... More »
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Mercury partners with Juilliard for new fellowship + MORE

Mercury, the Houston-based chamber ensemble, has announced a new partnership with the Juilliard School that allows the school's students to perform with Mercury for a one-year period..... More »
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A new world of colour and drama - Mozart: Stolen Beauties + MORE

Chamber music with French horn by Mozart, Michael Haydn and Punto; Anneke Scott, Ironwood, ABC Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 12 2015 Star rating: 4.0Vivid colour and bravura techniqueThis new disc on the Australian label ABC Classics comes from horn player Annek.... More »
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A Dario Palermo moment + MORE

The Milanese composer, born in 1970, has an absorbing new CD on the Amirani label: three works for instruments, voices, and electronics, in various configurations. The Difference Engine, composed in 2010-11, is performed by the mezzo Catherine Carter and the Arditti Quartet..... More »

Straussian high days and holy days

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Straussian high days and holy daysTussock time, as in leaping from one pleasure to another, truly began the Friday before last with the annual Europe Day Concert in St John’s Smith Square and continued on Sunday and Monday at Glyndebourne. 150th birthday boy Richard Strauss was central to both: for the Rosenkavalier Study Day, obviously, in anticipation of Richard Jones’s production opening this afternoon – can’t wait – and in the truly surprising component of the European Union Youth Orchestra’s yearly marriage with singers from the European Opera Centre (official credit to the European Commission for the concert photos)…

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This series of performances to mark Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday ventures into a place of dark shadows

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My take on the coverage of Rosenkavaliergate

– operacreep.wordpress.com

Since last Sunday when the reviews for the production of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne came out a worrying pattern emerged, the major opera critics (FT, Guardian, The Times, Independent, Telegraph) chose to focus on the appearance of Tara Erraught, the bubbly fast rising Irish Mezzo who is cast as Octavian…

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Anthony R. Green & 'Castle of our Skins': Works of Burleigh, Hailstork & Perkinson 8 PM Fri. May 23, Roxbury (MA) Community CollegeAnthony R. Greenwww.anthonyrgreen.comColeridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) Conducting the New Black Music Repertory Ensemble(Photo courtesy of the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago)Henry “Harry” T. Burleigh  (1866-1949)Adolphus C. Hailstork (b…

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Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

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Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

It has been nearly two seasons since the Oregon Symphony started looking for a new executive administrator and after the usual crop of candidates left them struggling to find a viable candidate, the search committee looked outside the box and ended up tapping LA Phil Vice President for Development Scott Showalter as their new President and Chief Executive Officer…

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Led Zeppelin's Black dog gets classical treatmentEsprit Orchestra to perform Out of Black Dust, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s take on Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, at Toronto’s Koerner Hall

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Festival finder

– intermezzo.typepad.com

What a brilliant idea.
Click on the interactive version of the above map to find opera and classical music festivals all over Europe this summer.

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Royal Opera House 2012/13 financial appraisal

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Royal Opera House  2012/13 financial appraisalSome houses would go green with envy. The Royal Opera House has released its figures for the 2012/13 accounting year.  95% occupancy and 675,000 visitors over 415 performances!  Box Office receipts are slightly down from £39.2 million in 2012 to £37.2 million in 2013 (from 36% of income to 33%)…

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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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Why did Richard Strauss write music for a Nazi war criminal?Philippe Sands on what prompted the composer to honour Hans Frank, a mass murderer known as the ‘Butcher of Poland’, with a piece written especially for himThis Sunday evening, the baritone Laurent Naouri will perform a lost work "written" seven decades ago by the composer Richard Strauss, in honour of a man convicted by the Nuremberg tribunal as a mass murderer and known as the "Butcher of Poland"…

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Offenbach's turn

– briandickie.typepad.com

David Parry and Martin Duncan at rehearsal break May 23 2014
Garsington Opera's new production of that extreme rarity Offenbach's Vert-Vert had its rehearsal room run through this morning prior to moving to Wormsley over the weekend. And it is an utterly charming piece, hugely enjoyable.
My old colleagues from years and years ago, David Parry and Martin Duncan, who are conducting and directing, are bringing this excellent piece to life – a real revelation…

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Times New Roman in Donizetti? No Way

– minnesota.publicradio.org

If an opera character is reading a book, does the font need to be historically accurate? If the audience can see the font–which they can, in a broadcast to movie theaters–then the answer might be yes. Which, according to a…

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Why are people under 40 not in your concert hall?

– interchangingidioms.blogspot.com

Symphonies
are becoming increasingly aware that the average age of their patrons and
ticket buyers are aging, with no real increase in getting a younger generation
of symphony goers to replace them. Why??? It comes down to how we communicate
with this younger generation.

If your
concert hall does not have people under the age of 35, it is because of the
culture you have established…

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