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I Was Hoping for a Slightly Weirder Program... + MORE

SFS finally announces (most of) the full program for the MTT 70th Birthday Bash. There's Lizst's Hexameron, which Teddy Abrams will conduct, with MTT, Yuja Wang, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Marc-Andre Hamelin, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, plus:In addition to Hexameron, each of the five guest pian.... More »
orchestra

A remarkable call to Brahms + MORE

Richard Tognetti led the Australian Chamber Orchestra in a thrilling performance of Brahms’s third symphony..... More »
classical music recital

Moura Lympany plays Henry Litolff’s famous Scherzo. + MORE

There is no doubt that the Henry Litolff’s Scherzo from the Concerto Symphonique, No.4, op.101 is a popular work: it is regularly played on Classic FM often in the recording by Peter Donohoe and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton (Hyperion CDA66889). This includes t.... More »
virtuosos

Briefly Noted: Telemann's Cantatas + MORE

G.P. Telemann, Festive Cantatas, M. Feuersinger, F. Vitzthum, K. Mertens, Collegium Vocale Siegen, Hannoversche Hofkapelle, U. Stötzel (released on February 10, 2015) Hänssler Classic CD98.047 | 58'04"The story is guaranteed to get a laugh, that the Leipzig town council, when searching for it.... More »
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Review: Philharmonia Baroque brings its season to a triumphant close + MORE

Concert in Stanford's Bing Hall serves up music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.... More »
Eric Conway: Opera at Morgan Presents Puccini's 'Suor and Angelica' & Moore's 'Devil & Daniel Webster' 8 PM Friday, April 11 & 2 PM Saturday, April 12Eric Conway, D.M.A.Fine and Performing Arts Department, ChairMorgan State UniversityHello everyone,Today, Opera at Morgan presented their matinee performance of their Spring Productions – Puccini’s Suor and Angelica and Moore’s Devil & Daniel Webster. The productions were spectacular! One person who was in attendance commented: “The Met comes to Morgan State University!” All of the students performed admirably…

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Hallé/Elder review

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Hallé/Elder  reviewBridgewater Hall, ManchesterJohn Casken’s oboe concerto depicted birdsong and battle with moving effect, while the cabaret-based Shostakovich with its strutting fascists was a tour de forceJohn Casken’s Apollinaire’s Bird is at once an oboe concerto and a meditation on the sad brutality of war. Written for Stéphane Rancourt, who gave its world premiere with the Hallé under Mark Elder, it draws its inspiration from Guillaume Apollinaire’s poem Un Oiseau Chante, written during the first world war…

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MacMillan’s Percussion Concerto Contunues to Sound Fresh

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   Vaughan Williams, MacMillan, Sibelius: Colin Currie (Percussion), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor) Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 10.04.2014 (SRT) Vaughan Williams:   Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis MacMillan:                       Veni, Veni Emmanuel Sibelius:                        The Swan of Tuonela Symphony No…

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 Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Georg Kallweit (concertmaster), Xenia Löffler (oboe), Raphael Alpermann (harpsichord), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 8.4.2014 (SSM) Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066 Johann Christian Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings and Basso Continuo in F […]

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Ballopalooza!

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Ballopalooza!With the Met season soon to finish, I am sure the typical parterre reader (pictured) will want to unwind with a little after party/masked ball. And so Coloraturafan has unlocked his vault to share a selection of videos of Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera. 
I tried to put together a collection of performances that had not already been uploaded in complete format on YouTube…

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Zubin Mehta brings Kunde, Cedolins, Ferri and Kunde to open the new Florence Opera HouseI’ve only one thing to ask our Prime Minister, who is making so many reforms: I hope with all my heart that he will introduce tax relief for culture. It is of the utmost importance!
Zubin Mehta, director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, launched his appeal to Matteo Renzi, the current Italian Prime Minister and former Florence Mayor, during a press conference to illustrate the principal events during the Festival’s 77th edition…

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Sean Hickey’s Cursive: another rewarding release on DelosMichigan born and educated both there and in New York, Hickey divides his time between composition and his demanding “day” job as National Sales and Business Development Director for Naxos records. He has written works for orchestra, including a symphony, large scale concerti, chamber works and compositions for solo instruments and voices…

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Ensemble. Wonderfully Amusing

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Maria Nockin visits Mexico for Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

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Sarasota Opera stays true to composer with Verdi billOperas like Verdi’s unfairly neglected Jérusalem look the way they sound in Sarasota.

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Andriessen 75: A Retrospective at Strathmore MansionThe retrospective, that staple of the visual arts world, ought to be more popular in new music circles. As was the case with this informal soirée, once again featuring Louis Andriessen’s two most sympathetic collaborators, mezzo-soprano Cristina Zavalloni and violinist Monica Germino, an intelligently programmed autobiographical portrait concert usually says more about a composer’s practice than any of the official PR boilerplate…

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Calixto Bieito uses thrilling stagecraft and theatrical clarity, says Rupert Christiansen

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The pianist Paul Lewis made his New York Philharmonic debut at Avery Fisher Hall on Thursday with a Brahms concerto.

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Skimpy soprano to run London Marathon… wearing not very muchThis is the pic that comes with news of Laura Wright’s brave decision to run the London Marathon on Sunday. Laura’s a crossover Decca soprano with sporting interests. We think she may be running to raise cash for a new costume. You might like to study the small print in the press release below to […]

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