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Gubaidulina receives Boston world premiere + MORE

From Boston Classical Review: The Russian composer’s Triple Concerto was given its world premiere Thursday night at Symphony Hall by Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra… The Triple Concerto is cast in a single unbroken movement spanning a half hour. Instead of the glistening tex.... More »
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Triumphant Mahler 2 Harding Prom 57 + MORE

Triumphant! An exceptionally stimulating Mahler Symphony No 2 from Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Prom 57 at the Royal Albert Hall.  Harding's Mahler Tenth performances (especially with the Berliner Philharmoniker, read more HERE) are pretty much the benchmark by w.... More »
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Monteverdi's L'Orfeo at the Proms + MORE

Monterverdi L'Orfeo at the Proms, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mariana Flores, Francesca Aspromontephoto credit BBC/Chris Christodoulou Monteverdi L'Orfeo; Krystian Adam, Mariana Flores, Francesca Aspromonte, Gianluca Buratto, Francesca Boncompagni, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir Joh.... More »
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Facing the music: Renaud Capuçon + MORE

Mahler, Brel, Brahms and Woody Allen – the violinist reveals the music and musicians that inspire himHow do you mostly listen to music?Most of the time in my head! And sometimes at home, especially on vinyl records. I love the vinyl sound. The revival in recent years is really exciting.What was th.... More »
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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 »

A Really Fabulous Lesson

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A Really Fabulous LessonBy Kate Little: The following are notes from a recent lesson that was particularly effective. The notes were taken after-the-fact from the audio recording of the lesson. After performing Minuet II (Bach/Suzuki Book I) for my Montana teacher, Angella Ahn, we spent the next 40 minutes of our hour together studying the opening 8 notes of the piece…

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Bach to the future after resurrection

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THE composer is treated as pope and emperor rolled into one.

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RLPO/Hillsborough Memorial review  some pastiche, but beyond parodyLiverpool CathedralMichael Nyman’s 11th symphony, marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, reused parts of earlier works to create an occasion for reflectionParody was the term 18th-century composers used for the recycling of earlier material, and as a composer heavily influenced by the baroque it’s no surprise that Michael Nyman should be an accomplished parodist…

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Legendary Mahler 5 released – Horenstein

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Legendary Mahler 5 released - HorensteinAt last, a remastered release of  the legendary Jascha Horenstein  Mahler Symphony no 5, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1961. It’s available for digital download from Printine Classical, the specialist supplier. “And so it came to pass that on the night of 31st August, 1961, somebody, somewhere, was listening to the radio broadcast that evening, live from the annual Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, with tape reels loaded up, poised and ready to press record as the BBC announcer began his introduction to the evening’s main concert attraction: Jascha Horenstein would be conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 5 July 2014
 



1

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67514
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2

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 4793232
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Haydn: Symphonies Nos…

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The musical Cats is reopening in the West End in December. It has been revamped to try and engage new audiences after it opened 21 years ago in 1981

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No other singer today could come close to Joyce DiDonato in the title role. If only this production had found a director to match . . . 

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The Week Ahead: That Fiery Soprano Is Back as LucretiaThe rising soprano Angela Meade takes on the title role in Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia,” at the Caramoor Festival.

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* Notes * The second cast of La Traviata (Ailyn Pérez as Violetta and Stephen Costello as Alfredo in Act I pictured left, photograph by Kristen Loken) at San Francisco Opera this season performed last night.
This performance was presented as a live simulcast. Production Director Greg Weber narrated the set changeover during the first intermission, and took questions via social media with the help of Joey Castaneda…

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Purcell: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem

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Enjoy a track from Voces8 and Les Inventions’ The Purcell Collection

'This "perambulation", as the liner described it, could hardly fail,’ writes George Pratt in his review of Voces8’s The Purcell Collection in our June issue…

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2014 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

Much like the 2013 reports, this year’s compensation reports are all about context. For instance, the data covers compensation for the 2011/12 season, which managed to increase the amount of already record breaking austerity driven conflict between stakeholders.
Brush fires turned into firestorms but in a turn that might be best characterized as puzzling, average compensation for each stakeholder group increased, with increases among the executive class outpacing other stakeholders by more than 50 percent…

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Bach, Academic Cantatas (BWV 205, 207), Bach Collegium Japan, M. Suzuki
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-2001 | 73’06"
As noted in these pages, the completion of Masaaki Suzuki’s complete cycle of Bach’s sacred cantatas, undertaken from 1995 to 2013 with the Bach Collegium Japan for BIS, was one of the highlights of last year…

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In the closing throes of their 25th anniversary tour, the band brought a warm summer evening to life with their memorable songs and virtuoso guitar-playing

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