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Pianist Richard Alston performs 'My Tribute' (To God Be The Glory) of Andraé E. Crouch (1942-2015), arranged by Dino Kartsonakis, YouTube (3:41) + MORE

Andraé E. Crouch (1942-2015)(www.last.fm)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5G0ix7JtPg&feature=em-share_video_userUploaded on Dec 28, 2008Richard Alston, pianist performs "My Tribute" (To God Be The Glory) by Andre Crouch arranged by Dino Kartsonakis. Please visit my web site www.richardcals.... More »
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The Case Of The Stolen Stradivarius + MORE

Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen..... More »
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Classical Music News - Desirée Rancatore + MORE

Italian soprano Desirée Rancatore will receive the 2015 Pavarotti d'Oro prize in October 2015.... More »
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Civic Orchestra/Ryan Opera Center concert a triumph + MORE

The Civic Orchestra-Ryan Opera Center joint concert Monday night was one of the most exciting of the season..... More »
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Bayreuth Festival (5) - Parsifal, 24 August 2016 + MORE

Bayreuth FestspielhausAmfortas – Ryan McKinnyTiturel – Karl-Heinz LehnerGurnemanz – Georg ZeppenfeldParsifal – Klaus Florian VogtKlingsor – Gerd GrochowskiKundry – Elena PankratovaFirst Knight of the Grail – Tansel AkzeybekSecond Knight of the Grail – Timo RiihonenSquires – Alexand.... More »
Mr. Masur, the former music director of the New York Philharmonic, was hospitalized for anemia, and a conducting seminar at the Manhattan School of Music was postponed until next year.    

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Ensemble. A Bumpy Ride

– www.mvdaily.com

Brahms from the Cleveland Orchestra, reviewed by Suzanne Torrey

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Showing the same skill that he brought to his extraordinary staging of Handel’s ‘Messiah’, Claus Guth turns Monteverdi’s opera into an autopsy of bereavement

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Sir Andrzej Panufnik Centenary

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Sir Andrzej Panufnik CentenaryPanufnik stands beneath his beloved Chopin in Lazienki Park, Warsaw, during his final and triumphant return to Poland, 1990. Photo by Jem Panufnik2014 is the centenary of the birth of Sir Andrzey Panufnik (1914 – 1991), the Polish composer who lived through the Nazi occupation of Poland and the Warsaw Uprising, before making a dramatic escape to the West in 1954…

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The players never don tuxedos, the program never includes an intermission, and the orchestra never plays alone. The Lakeview Orchestra, a young neighborhood ensemble in Chicago, depart from the traditional orchestral model while still presenting serious, high-quality classical music.

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Stage mother

– parterre.com

Stage motherThe internecine machinations of those who ruled—or sought to rule—the Roman Empire have long provided rich material for writers and composers, and on Thursday evening operamission continued its ambitious plan to stage in chronological order all of Handel’s operas by presenting one of the most delicious of those Roman-based works, Agrippina which premiered in Venice in 1709…

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (January 17, 2014)—The Minnesota Orchestra today announced plans for two weeks of homecoming concerts February 7 through 15, offering audiences the first chance to hear the ensemble perform in the renovated Orchestra Hall. The Orchestra’s return begins February 7 and 8 with a pair of historic concerts led by the ensemble’s eminent Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, highlighted by Beethoven’s heroic Third Symphony and Skrowaczewski’s own powerful orchestration of Bach’s D-minor Toccata and Fugue—the work that opened the first concert at Orchestra Hall in 1974…

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 Martinů, Shostakovich: Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos), Semyon Bychkov (conductor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Hall, London, 16.1.2014 (GDn) Martinů: Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 60, ‘Leningrad’ The BBC Symphony Orchestra plays well for Semyon Bychkov…

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Taking Inventory

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Taking InventoryHere’s a page of a piece — or maybe not yet a piece — I made last year:(Click the image to enlarge.)  This is the first of a series of similar pieces. It’s nothing more than a list of the pitches, measure-by-measure, in ascending order, found in a famous piece of “learned” music.  I did it first as an analysis, but found that that I liked playing it as well (not a particularly innovative idea: The Scratch Orchestra’s Draft Constitution suggested playing from Schenker graphic analyses, after all!)  It works well on a keyboard, but is perhaps more engaging as a solo cello piece, either way with the something of the character of an unmeasured prelude…

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Meadow festival

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Meadow festivalBeneath the pageantry, the paeans to German art and the self-referential allusions to the creative process, Die Meistersinger is a story about a community and human qualities like love, friendship, envy and hatred. One can get absorbed in Wagner’s multilayered portrait of medieval Protestant life or just connect with the straightforward narrative about two young lovers and the older man trying to help them…

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COC to Revive Atom Egoyan's Walkure - 2014-2015Canadian Opera Company have just announced their 214-23015 season. Amongst the usual suspects is a revival of Atom Egoyan’s Walkure from 2006.Conductor Johannes DebusDirector Atom EgoyanSet and Costume Designer Michael LevineLighting Designer David FinnBrünnhilde Christine GoerkeSiegmund Clifton ForbisSieglinde Heidi MeltonWotan Johan ReuterMore at: COC

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Shadwell Opera on a TV box near you

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You can add this to the ongoing attempts by smaller companies to get publicity and to add a new slant to their operatic offerings. Shadwell Opera is next up with two short films to show up on Channel 4′s Random Acts series, following up a long tradition of artist’s films shown in their graveyard slots…

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Streetwise Opera’s ambitious project The Answer To Everything is at once remarkably complex and at the same time single-mindedly focused. Although it is a situation satire based on the idioms, trappings and absudities of the modern corporate conference, Streetwise Opera are circumspect with the mockery in the show…

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