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Gershwin: Piano Concerto, Eight Preludes etc CD review – persuasive swagger + MORE

Bebbington/RPO/Botstein(Somm)Pianist Mark Bebbington brings a nice balance of swagger and thoughtfulness to this all-Gershwin programme. He has said he finds a “Mahlerian melancholy” in the second movement of the Concerto in F, which is almost a concerto in itself, and his playing here is suppor.... More »

Syrian orchestra to help commemorate WWI + MORE

Damon Albarn to join Southbank line-up as part of UK-wide artistic programme.... More »

Rameau to Reich: Les Siècles at the Aldeburgh Festival + MORE

François-Xavier Roth and Les SièclesFrançois-Xavier Roth and his ensemble, Les Siècles, are perhaps best remembered for their performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the BBC Proms in 2013, in a programme that ranged from Lully to Stravinsky with each era played on instruments of the period.... More »

'The Shining': Listen to the Minnesota Opera's complete production + MORE

We're pleased to present, for a limited time, the exclusive opportunity to listen to a recording of the Minnesota Opera's complete production of 'The Shining.'.... More »

SF Opera's Il barbiere di Siviglia + MORE

* Notes * A revival of Emilio Sagi's busy production of Il barbiere di Siviglia (Act II pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) returned to San Francisco Opera after only two years. The proceedings last night did not come into focus until the finale of Act I, but the result was a definitive .... More »

Oompah! What a Wagner singer does on her off days

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Oompah! What a Wagner singer does on her off daysMeet Hanna Wollschläger, a Berlin-based big-voiced soprano who dies as much Wagner as she can get, but there’s never enough to go around.
So between times, she’s Gusti. Just Gusti

Are there any who like to have an Oktoberfest Evening ?
Invite me ! Love to come and sing for you.

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End-of-summer miscellany

– www.therestisnoise.com

Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of sound and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda…. Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful Tarnished Mirrors having won over many ears at last spring's NY Phil Biennial…

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Bayerische Staatsoper Broadcast schedule

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Bayerische Staatsoper Broadcast scheduleAt the start of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2014-15 season,  dates for online broadcasts are announced. Leoš Janáček= The Makropoulos Case – 19 OctoberGiacomo Puccini –  Manon Lescaut 15th NovemberPetipa  (Ratmansky) – Pacquita – 13th DecemberDonizetti  –  Lucia Di Lammermoor – 5th January 2015Rossini — Le comte d’Ory – 12 AprilBallet by Richard Seigal – 18 AprilAlban Berg – Lulu – 25th MayDebussy – Pelléas et Mélisande – 28th JuneStrauss : Arabella – 25th July

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Carl Nielsen semi-final result

– briandickie.typepad.com

Carl Nielsen semi-final resultLate night news – the three contestants who qualified this evening for the finals are:
Yukie Ota – the now world famous Butterfly girl from Japan by way of Chicago
Sébastian Jacot – a Swiss flautist from Geneva
Yaeram Park – an eighteen year old young woman from South Korea, studying in Paris
Tomorrow evening each will play the first movemment of one of the Mozart Flute concertos, and the Carl Nielsen Flute concerto, in its entirety of course…

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Arts: Looking Back to Gain a Fresh PerspectiveA musical confrontation with his past has changed Wayne Escoffery, a tenor saxophonist from New Haven, according to those who know him well.

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On stage, the 100 or so musicians of the TSO still basked in the afterglow of their summer tour of Europe that took them from Austria to Iceland

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Review: IVCI Finals Begin with Tessa Lark, Jinjoo Cho and Ji Yoon LeeBy Laurie Niles: Whatever anyone’s opinion about the standing of each finalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Friday was an exhilarating night of music-making.

The competition’s final round began with performances by violinists Tessa Lark, Jinjoo Cho and Ji Yoon Lee with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater, with Joel Smirnoff conducting…

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A violist's-eye view of the orchestra

– minnesota.publicradio.org

In truth, there are jokes about every instrument in the orchestra, and about the perceived personality of an average operator of that instrument. But the viola jokes are particularly numerous and omnipresent on orchestral stages, and there's a reason for that.

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Britain's killing talent, warns Dame KiriVeteran soprano attacks ‘homogenised’ televised opera and live cinema screenings, talent shows and UK visa system that locks out stars of tomorrowOne of the world’s greatest opera stars has made an impassioned plea for Britain to stop blocking the flow of young singers into opera houses so that the top quality talents of the future can flower…

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Opera Holland Park 2015

– www.planethugill.com

Opera Holland Park 2015Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre at Opera Holland Park in 2007photo Alastair MuirThe good news is that Opera Holland Park is reviving its 2007 production of Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re in 2015. Having wowed everyone in last year’s Wolf-Ferrari rarity, Natalya Romaniw is returning in the Montemezzi. Montemezzi’s opera had its premiere in 1913 and its success launched Montemezzi’s career but the failure of his next opera La nave turned him away from operatic composition…

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Sara Duchovany performed the role of Blonde wearing an out-of-this-world two-piece suit in a Southern Illinois Music Festival production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio.

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BSO Opens the Season at Strathmore

– ionarts.blogspot.com

This is a weekend of season openers, the first of which was the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which kicked off its subscription series in the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday night. Some listeners, who thought that Hilary Hahn playing Beethoven’s violin concerto was the highlight of the program, were possibly disappointed that the soloist’s recovery from a hand injury, taking longer than

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Music Review: Eighth Blackbird Performs ‘Colombine’s Paradise Theater’The Miller Theater opened its new season on Thursday with a diverse program, including “Colombine’s Paradise Theater,” a fantasia featuring the new-music ensemble Eighth Blackbird.

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