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Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Austin Kraft + MORE

Composer Austin Kraft of Savage was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Composer and 2014 Featured Composer. He recently contacted Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his experiences of the past year..... 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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Daily Download: Peter Tchaikovsky - Six Romances: No. 6 Again, as Before, Alone, Solitude + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Peter Tchaikovsky - Six Romances: No. 6 Again, as Before, Alone, Solitude, performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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Brodsky Quartet Plays Isidora Žebeljan review – the irresistible joy of folk dance + MORE

Brodsky Quartet/Ilić/Dohr/Lluna/Žebeljan/Karlović/Stošić/Petrović(CPO)Although born in Belgrade, Isidora Žebeljan spent much of her childhood in the region that gave us Bartók and Kurtág. That’s no surprise, considering the spiky beauty and joy in folk-dance that infuses her c.... More »
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Daily Download: Hector Berlioz - Requiem: Rex tremendae + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Hector Berlioz - Requiem: Rex tremendae, performed by Toronto Mendelssohn Choir; Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir; Elora Festival Orchestra..... More »

Pickled

– parterre.com

PickledLa Cieca hears that Indianapolis Opera plans to cancel the fourth and final show of its season, Britten’s Albert Herring, “amid ongoing financial issues.”

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Detroit Symphony Dives Headlong Into StreamingAfter a bitter strike, the Detroit Symphony has the most ambitious free web-streaming program of any major American orchestra, as it tries to help secure its future.    

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Gann Plays Gorecki

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

I ain’t kiddin’. My son Bernard is reviewed in the Times today for playing guitar in a re-orchestrated version of Gorecki’s Third Symphony. At the bottom of the article (to save you reading it), Steve Smith says that the soloist “Megan Stetson… sang with luminosity and poise, the trenchant ache of her lines no less […]

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Broadcast Alerts – March/April

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Mozart La Finta Giardiniera at Glyndebourne this year, directed by Frederick Wake Walker : Prepare by catching it live from Opéra de Lille . Emmanuelle Haïm and the Concert de l’Astrée, which will be pretty hard to beat, musically.From Andrzej, forthcoming broadcasts for March/April30 March 2014 Marco Spada Bolshoi Ballet Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 La Bohème MET Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 19…

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Life, meet Art

– intermezzo.typepad.com

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Robert Carsen rocks the baroque by setting his new production of Rameau’s Platée at 31 Rue Cambon, birthplace of the Chanel fashion empire.  Tweed-suited Juno, queen of the gods, is a double for Coco Chanel herself. Husband Jupiter is a Karl Lagerfeld lookalike with white ponytail and dark glasses…

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Music Review: The Artemis Quartet, Mixing Eras at Zankel HallThis week the Artemis Quartet played a program at Zankel Hall that included the work of Gyorgy Kurtag with pieces by Brahms and Beethoven.    

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Poulenc Trio @ NGA

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Charles T. Downey, Poulenc Trio brings urbane mix to National Gallery of Art
Washington Post, March 25, 2014

Glinka / Poulenc / Others, Poulenc Trio (Marquis Music, 2009)
The Poulenc Trio takes its name from a composer who actually wrote a piece for their unusual combination of instruments: oboe, bassoon and piano…

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Snapshot: Jerome Robbins' The Concert

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

An excerpt from Jerome Robbins’ The Concert (or the Perils of Everybody), set to the music of Chopin and danced…

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Odessa: Beethoven flash in the fish market!

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Here’s what happened on Saturday in the fish market of Odessa, the city at the tip of the Crimea that was the birthplace of Sviatoslav Richter and the training ground for the class of Leopold Auer – Heifetz, Milstein and Toscha Seidel included.Credits: Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus, Hobart Earle (conductor).

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An Impressive Wigmore Hall Debut by Mateusz Borowiak

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Bach, Schubert, Beethoven, Albeniz, Chopin, Barber:, Mateusz Borowiak (piano) Wigmore Hall, London, 23.3.2014 (RB Bach – Partita No. 2 in C minor BMV826 Schubert – Impromptu in B flat D935 No. 3 Beethoven – Sonata in A flat Op 110 Albéniz  – Triana; Evocación; Eritaña  (Iberia) Chopin – Four Mazurkas Op 24 Barber – Piano […]

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Behind the veil

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

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A week ago, the fabulous opera blog Parterre Box ran a study of the Met Opera’s shaky finances. Which was by far the best thing I’ve read on the subject, and the kind of reporting we don’t see nearly enough of in classical music. The writer was Dawn Fatale.
Which of course isn’t his real name…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 24: Yevgeny Kutik, Tasmin Little, Alina Ibragimova in concertBy 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 these reviews!

Yevgeny Kutik performed the Sibelius with the Greenville Symphony OrchestraThe Greenville News: “Kutik rolled off the soaring melodies in rhapsodic style…

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 Vivaldi: Tito Manlio, Concerto de’ Cavalieri, Marcello Di Lisa (conductor), Madrid Auditorio Nacional, 23.3.2014 (JMI). Concert Version Cast: Tito Manlio: Magnus Staveland Manlio: Vivica Genaux Servilia: Ann Hallenberg Vitellia: María Espada Lucio: Nerea Berraondo As the program notes explained, Antonio Vivaldi composed this opera to a libretto by Matteo Noris…

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