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The Week in Reviews, Op. 23: James Ehnes, Hilary Hahn, Caroline Goulding in concert + MORE

By Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of classical music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. We'd love to hear about any recent concerts and recitals you've attended, too. Or just tell us what you think about thes.... More »
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French Musicians Bring Vividly to Life the Music of Spain’s Golden Age + MORE

Luis de Briceño: Le Poème Harmonique/Vincent Dumestre (conductor, guitar), Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano), Isabelle Druet (mezzo-soprano), Mira Glodeanu (violin), Lucas Peres (viol), Françoise Enock (violone), Marie Bournisien (harp), Thomas Boysen (guitar), Thor-Harald Johnsen (guitar), Joël Gra.... More »
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ASO’s Interim CEO Will Not Be Involved With Negotiations + MORE

Following up on a question from earlier in the week on whether or not Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) interim CEO Terry Neal will be involved with negotiations, evidence has surfaced which confirms he will not be part of the bargaining process. A 9/29/2014 letter from ASO board chair Karole L.... More »
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Bruce Dukov's Virtuoso 'Happy Birthday' Duet + MORE

By Laurie Niles: A number of years ago I spoke to Los Angeles-based studio concertmaster Bruce Dukov about his outrageously fun arrangements. Well, now he has made a video of one of his most popular ones, "Variations on a Birthday Theme In the Style of Paganini & Wieniawski for Two Violins." (.... More »
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Briefly Noted: Writing on the Wall + MORE

Sibelius, Music for the Theater, Vol. 2, Turku Philharmonic, L. Segerstam (released on July 10, 2015) Naxos 8.573300 | 63'01" [Vol. 3 | Vol. 4 | Vol. 5 | Vol. 6] Sibelius actually composed the incidental music for Belshazzar's Feast after that for Pelléas et Mélisande, under review yesterday.... More »

CD Spotlight. Full Stretch

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Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… marvellous vitality …’

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Names announced for National Youth Orchestra of the USA

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Names announced for National Youth Orchestra of the USACarnegie Hall has announced the names of the 120 young musicians, aged 16 to 19, who have been selected to come together this summer as the second annual National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA). The orchestra will be led by conductor David Robertson and joined by virtuoso violinist Gil Shaham in summer 2014…

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No Decision On Henson

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No Decision On Henson

It is difficult to imagine a clearer sign that the dysfunction within the Minnesota Orchestra Association’s (MOA) board is far from over and the reported divisiveness, not to mention resulting inaction, over whether or not to retain President and CEO Michael Henson is about as dire of an omen one could imagine at this point…

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F is for Fiction

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Rather than getting tied down in issues of accuracy and original (“composerly”) intentions in performance, perhaps it would be both more convenient and more to the point to think of music in the composer -> notation -> performer line of transmission as a kind of story-telling, an honest fiction…

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Prince Igor, Met Opera Live, 1 March 2014

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Cineworld, West India QuayPrince Igor – Ildar AbdrazakovPrince Galitsky – Mikhail Petrenko Vladimir Igorevich – Sergey Semishkur Skula – Vladimir Ognovenko Yeroshka – Andrey Popov Yaroslavna – Oksana Dyka Polovtsian Maiden – Kiri Deonarine Konchakovna – Anita Rachvelishvili Ovlur – Mikhail Vekua Khan Konchak – Štefan Kocán Yaroslavna’s Nurse – Barbara Dever Dmitri Tcherniakov (director, set designs) Elena Zaitseva (costumes) Gleb Filhtinsky (lighting) Itzik Galili (choreography) S Katy Tucker (projection designs) Metropolitan Opera Chorus (chorus master: Donald Palumbo)Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Gianandrea Noseda (conductor)  Of the three Met Opera Live broadcasts I have seen, this was far and away the best…

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Just in: Award created to honour Gerard Mortier

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Just in: Award created to honour Gerard MortierThe German magazine Opernwelt has announced a new Gerard Mortier award to recognise artists who contribute to the renewal of opera.

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Rodelinda/ENO, Coliseum - opera reviewThere have been many radical and memorable Handel productions in Britain over recent decades, though none of them has been by Richard Jones. Astonishingly, the new ENO Rodelinda is his first Handel in the UK, but it’s been worth the wait.

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Directed by Richard Jones, ENO’s production plays Handel’s intensely felt tale of love’s triumph over worldly power as political slapstick

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 Mozart: Seattle Symphony, Gerard Schwarz (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 27.2.2014 (BJ)

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If I could have coffee with Chopin

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What am I supposed to say to the man who wrote my favorite music? Do I just come out and say it: "How am I ever supposed to be able to play your Fantasie-Impromptu in C Sharp Minor?" Or, maybe, "Who do you think does the best rendition of your Waltz 64 op. 2? Kissin or Rubinstein?"

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Margaret A. Bonds, African American Composer & Pianist Born March 3, 1913; 'Troubled Water' played Feb. 16, 2014 at Weill Recital Hall by Fredericka King[Margaret Allison Bonds]Fredericka KingMarch 3, 2013 was the Centennial of the birth of Margaret Allison Bonds, the composer and pianist who was the first African-American soloist to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a March 2–3 Symposium: Margaret Bonds and the Women of the Chicago Renaissance…

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Opera Review: Anna Netrebko in ‘Manon Lescaut,’ at the Rome OperaAnna Netrebko sings the title role in Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut” during a run at the Rome Opera.    

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Les Indes Galantes Rousset Les Talens Lyriques

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Les Indes Galantes Rousset Les Talens LyriquesOn Thursday, Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques bring Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes to the Barbican Hall, London. This is an extension of their tour which has taken in the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, The Opéra Ntaional de Bordeaux and the Staatstheater Nürnberg. They are using a version established by Les Talens Lyriques based on the manuscript stored at the Toulouse library…

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