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Met Opera: Werther + MORE

Join us at noon on Saturday, March 4, for a live Met Opera broadcast of Massenet's Werther, starring mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as Charlotte and tenor sensation Vittorio Grigolo in the title role..... More »
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A Diverse and Fascinating Programme from the LPO and Andrés Orozco-Estrada + MORE

Haydn, Poulenc, Ligeti and Strauss: James O’Donnell (organ), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. 10.2.2017. (AS) Haydn – Symphony No.22 in E flat, The Philosopher Poulenc – Concerto for organ, strings and ti.... More »
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Methodological Certitude in Nazi Opera Conspiracies: "He Knew Every Single Word"... + MORE

Some readers will be left wondering why it is that I keep writing about Nazi opera conspiracy theories. The answer is that it opens up a lot of philosophical and political questions that have nothing to do with Wagner at all. These have to do with questions about the relationship between culture and.... More »
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Bon Iver slays Opera House + MORE

AS BRILLIANT colours and patterns swept across the Sydney Opera House to signal the opening of Vivid Sydney, Bon Iver lit up the Concert Hall inside..... More »
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Georgia Spiropoulos + MORE

The Athens-born composer was featured at this year's ManiFeste festival at IRCAM: her 2010 theatre piece The Bacchae, the opening of which can be seen above, appeared alongside two new pieces, Membranes, for timpani, and Roll... n'Roll... n'Roll, for harp and live electronics, both o.... More »
Constant Lambert by Stephen Lloyd  reviewComposer, conductor, great personality of the musical world: Hilary Spurling on the wit and drive of the ‘English Diaghilev’The only good thing about life as a conductor, according to Constant Lambert, "was that you went on, and ended up at the age of 80 with a fur coat and a fourth wife"…

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Taylor Swift steps into summer in her own stylish wayTaylor Swift has a leg up on the summer style competition. The country star has been strutting around Manhattan looking better than ever — perhaps because many recent images catch her coming out of her gym.We’re not sure who dresses this well after a workout. Most celebs are happy to let a yoga mat be the best part of their ensemble if they’re photographed after an exercise routine.

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This production of Puccini’s Tosca was intimate but lacked crackling electricity, says Rupert Christiansen

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Entrancing - Lucy Crowe in recital at the Wigmore HallLucy Crowe © Marco Borggreve Schubert, Sibelius, Berg, Head, Britten, Tate, Walton; Lucy Crowe and Anna Tilbrook; Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 3 2014 Star rating: 5.0Fine silvery tones and intense communicativeness in an imaginative programmeLucy Crowe’s recital, with pianist Anna Tilbrook, at the Wigmore Hall on 3 July 2014 had a highly imaginative programme which started with a group of Schubert songs on the subject of water and night, and these themes ran through the subsequent works by Sibelius and Berg…

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Gower Festival’s First Accordionist Gets Standing Ovation

– www.seenandheard-international.com

   Schnittke, Bach, Lobos, Piazzolla, Bartok, Monti: Ksenja Sidorova (accordion) and Thomas Gould (violin), Swansea, 2,7.2014 (LJ). Alfred Schnittke, Suite in the Old Style J. S. Bach, Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 6 in G BMV 1019 Heitor Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 Astor Piazzolla, Café 1930, Oblivion Bela Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances Vittorio […]

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Mahler, Rufus Wainwright and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Neil Sedaka's six best albumsNEIL SEDAKA, 75, is famous for a string of hits including Oh! Carol, Calendar Girl, Breaking Up is Hard To Do and That’s When The Music Takes Me as well as writing songs for other artists

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Name ten Hamburg composers

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Name ten Hamburg composersThe city of Hamburg is so excited by the tercentenary of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach that it is building a museum courtyard for all the composers that ever lived within its hospitable society.
1 Johannes Brahms has a museum all to himself.
2 CPE Bach we’ve mentioned.
So who else?
3 Telemann
4 Hasse
5 Mahler (1891-97)
er……

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The Recorder of London

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The Recorder of LondonRecorder player Miriam Nerval is presenting a concert with a difference on 10 July 2014 as part of the City of London Festival. The concert will start at the church of St Sepulchre without Newgate and finish at the Old Bailey. During the event, Nerval will perform uses music from the Dolwand and Purcell to Stravinsky as a counterpoint to the story of The Old Bailey, narrated by The Recorder of London, Brian Barker QC…

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 Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia, Steuart Bedford (conductor), Holland Park, London, 1.7.2014 (MB) Cast: The Governess – Ellie Laugharne Peter Quint – Brenden Gunnell Mrs Grove – Diana Montague Miss Jessel – Elin Pritchard The Prologue – Robin Tritschler Miles – Dominic Lynch Flora – Rosie Lomas Production: Annilese […]

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Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite / The Wood Nymph, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, O. Vänskä
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-1745 | 69’37"
Osmo Vänskä recorded the rarely heard Lemminkäinen Suite with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra in 1999, a version that featured both the original and revised versions of its four movements…

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Small Army, Philharmonic in Tow

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Small Army, Philharmonic in TowBehind the scenes of the huge logistical undertaking that is the New York Philharmonic’s Concerts in the Parks series.

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Taylor Swift steps into summer in her own stylish wayTaylor Swift has a leg up on the summer style competition. The country star has been strutting around Manhattan looking better than ever — perhaps because many recent images catch her coming out of her gym.We’re not sure who dresses this well after a workout. Most celebs are happy to let a yoga mat be the best part of their ensemble if they’re photographed after an exercise routine.

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Months ago, I’d opined that Peter Gelb would not destroy the Met with a lockout. The contract negotiations have now been in full swing for months, and you could say that I am no longer sure of this. The public war of words has gotten to the point where it’s a little tough to tell the rhetoric from the reality…

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