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Barely an Anglophone singer in sight - Handel's Messiah from Prague + MORE

Collegium 1704, Vacslav Luks in PragueIt is not so long ago that non-Anglophone performers shied away from recording Handel's English oratorios, with the occasional exception of Scandinavian or German performers. Anniversaries would be celebrated with performances of the Italian oratorios. In this, .... More »
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NEW! Visiting Orchestras Tour Switzerland 2015/16 + MORE

Visiting orchestras tour Switzerland 2015/16   Courtesy of Swiss retail giant Migros various foreign orchestras will be touring Switzerland in the coming season.   The Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev will be in Geneva in September 2015 with Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky’s 6th sympho.... More »
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Our long Gulf Coast nightmare is over + MORE

“Aida to help bring an end to Sarasota Opera’s Verdi Cycle” [Sarasota Herald-Tribune].... More »
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Malcolm Williamson's English Eccentrics + MORE

English Eccentrics – British Youth Opera at the Peacock Theatre. Kieran Rayner (Lord Rokeby) with William Thomas and Steven Swindells. Photo: Clive Barda/ArenaPAL Malcolm Williamson English Eccentrics; dir: Stuart Barker, Southbank Sinfonia, cond: Peter Robinson; British Youth Opera at t.... More »
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Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Jansons review + MORE

Barbican Hall, LondonContinuing his Bruckner series, Mariss Jansons conducted a high-quality performance of the Seventh Symphony, but it was the Ninth Symphony that impressed the mostBruckner symphonies respectively the Fourth, Seventh and the Ninth have been the bedrock of the Amsterdam orchestra.... More »
The event will be live streamed from Milan’s La Scala Opera House on Jan. 27.    

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  Grisey, Dufourt, Boulez, Beethoven: Nicolas Hodges (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Singers, Ilan Volkov (conductor), Barbican, London, 22.1.2014 (GDn) Gérard Grisey: Mégalithes Hugues Dufourt: On the Wings of the Morning Boulez: cummings ist der Dichter Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 Even by BBCSO standards, Grisey’s Mégalithes is a whacky concert opener…

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The Other Wagner, Part 2: A Personal Message From Richard WagnerWagner wrote much. Alas, only a tiny percentage of it ever seems to receive attention – normally his less “charming” material. But Wagner was much more than his work or those of his writings that seem to receive so much attention. Following the re-print of one of his letters recently, we have decided to commit to a series we are calling “The Other Wagner”…

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Women are held back in classical music, says Southbank Centre directorJude Kelly, artistic director of leading music venue, says male orchestra directors must encourage female musiciansWomen are being held back in the classical music world by deliberate prejudice and refusal to introduce family-friendly work policies, according to Jude Kelly, artistic director of the Southbank Centre, which is among the country’s leading classical music venues…

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More conductor chess – Turgan Sokhiev to the Bolshoi

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More conductor chess  - Turgan Sokhiev to the BolshoiAmother surprise in the latest round of Conductor Chess !The Bolshoi Opera’s general director­ Vladimir Urin  announced the appointment of Turgan Sokhiev, aged 36,  as Music Director effective next week – 1st February. The sudden change was preciptated by the resignation in December of Vassily Siniasky, two weeks before the premiere of a new Verdi Don Carlo…

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TT: See me, hear me (cont'd)

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On Sunday afternoon I’ll be in Winter Park, Florida, sharing a stage with the American composer Morten Lauridsen, about whom…

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Adrianne Pieczonka's opera career honouredToronto soprano will receive an Ontario Arts Foundation award while her career is at its peak.

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More free Abbado tribute broadcasts

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More free Abbado tributesOn Medici.tv: Mahler Symphony no 9 Lucerne, 2010 (one of the best).  Communion in art: that was Claudio Abbado’s almost sacred power. It is with a sincere humility and a profound respect that we wish to pay a tribute to this great musician and humanist; this is why, until January 31st, we broadcast for the first time on medici…

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(sung in English, as Orpheus and Eurydice) Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design Orfeo – Paul FeatherstoneEuridice – Pamela Hay Amor – Joanna Foote Mark Tinkler (director)Alex Hopkins, Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson (lighting) Maddy Rita Faye, Denisa Dumitrescu, Vivian Lu, Anastasia Glazova, Lucia Riley, Isabella van Bracekel, Eimear Monaghan, Mathias Krajewski, Robin Soutar (set designs) Robin Soutar, Denisa Dumitrescu, Lucia Riley, Isabella van Braeckel, Eimear Monaghan (costumes) Sivan Traub (violin)Orpheus and Eurydice Chorus (chorus master: Matthew Watts) Philip Voldman (musical director)  No sooner had I bewailed the lack of Gluck this tercentenary year than I discovered an off-the-beaten track offering from English Pocket Opera Company…

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Percy Whitlock: The Ballet of the Wood Creatures

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Percy Whitlock: The Ballet of the Wood CreaturesThe Ballet of the Wood Creatures is a deliciously scored miniature wholly in the tradition of British light music. Straight away on the opening one is reminded of Tchaikovsky’s ballet music, then somehow it slips effortlessly into a delicious essay of all that is best in miniature writing…

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Roy F. Eaton: On Sunday, January 26, 2014 THREE Eatons play!Roy F. Eaton writes:ROY plays first at 11:30 to 12:00 at Ben Kallos inauguration at the 92nd street Y RAVI & ARI  play next on the following program beginning 12:30.  Hope you can make one of both events.* * * Program * * *Ari & Ravi Eaton                      Stravinsky                                                AndanteIzabela Molina                         Biedermann                            My Favorite Waltz                                                Reinagle                                  Minuet in C MajorOona Weinberg                      Rameau                                  Menuet en Rondeau McDowell (arr…

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Bob and Anne………

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The never built Toronto Ballet Opera House 1990
There was a very happy reunion for me yesterday evening at a party given by Bob Essert and Anne Minors to celebrate the combined thirty years life of their two firms – AMPC and Sound Space Design.  They are old friends and colleagues from my Toronto days…

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Walter Buczynski: Canadian composing icon hits 80Composer Walter Buczynski is being celebrated at a free concert Sunday at the University of Toronto.

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