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Creaky plot, wonderful music, intriguing homoerotic overtones - Smetana's Dalibor + MORE

Smetana Dalibor; Dana Burašová, Ivan Kusnjer, Alžběta Poláčková, Richard Samek, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiři Bělohlávek; Onyx Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Dec 19 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Excellent live recording of Smetana's great nati.... More »
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#morninglistening: An die Ferne Geliebte, Melodiously + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE -->#morninglistening to #Beethoven #Lieder w/Mark Padmore & K.Bezuidenhout on @harmoniamundi … https://t.co/HGSIAPT7lZ pic.twitter.com/pgZzfj6qKv— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 17, 2015<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> A dream team in trickily beautiful mu.... More »
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Mass art forms are falling out of fashion, director Peter Sellars warns + MORE

The opera director Peter Sellars warns a new generation prefer intimate theatre to mass art forms 'dying like vast dinosaurs'.... More »
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New York Times: 'Sphinx Prize Honors Three Musicians,' Danielle Belen, Janai Brugger & Demarre McGill + MORE

Danielle BelenJanai BruggerDemarre McGillThe New York TimesAllan KozinnNovember 19, 2014***The winners of this year’s award are Danielle Belen, a violinist who has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and other ensembles, and who recently joined the fa.... More »
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Review: Echoes of Flamenco From Orchestra of St. Luke’s + MORE

The Orchestra of St. Luke’s Carnegie Hall concert saw its Granada-born conductor interpret the work of an Andalusian composer..... More »
Nazi Opera Conspiracies: a Right-Wing Rewriting of HistoryAfter much thought, a phrase occurred to me, one that encapsulated the very essence of the growing literature pointing the finger at Richard Wagner to single-handedly carry the blame for having caused World War II and the Holocaust, which are alleged to be historical events with purely cultural origins in nineteenth century romantic opera…

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Prague Symphony | Mostly Mozart Festival Christian Tetzlaff joins the Festival Orchestra to perform Mozart’s First Violin Concerto, written when the composer was still a teenager. Louis Langrée conducts the program, which also includes Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony, a Haydn overture, and Alfred Schnittke’s contemporary mash-up of the two masters…

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Ouverture spirituelle • Rameau and Mondonville: Motets
Jolly Grand Motets
Picture (detail) © Denis Rouvre.
William Christie, the American gentleman early music pioneer, dapper and smiling like Michael Caine on a good day, led his band of splendid musicians, Les Arts Florissant, in a quartet of Grand Motets by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville in the Salzburg

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Week ending 2 August 2014
 



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Bruckner: Symphony No…

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In a programme of works by Richard Strauss and Elgar, conductor Vasily Petrenko underlined what it is that makes them such inventive composers

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Les Eléments and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie perform Beethoven’s Fidelio, starring Malin Byström, Joseph Kaiser, and Sophie Karthauser and conducted

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War Horse Prom review  equine puppet hero distracts from the show's weaknessesRoyal Albert Hall, LondonJohn Tams’ melancholic folk songs are beautiful, but the music choice and stage show are confusing and problematicYou won’t be surprised to hear that the puppet hero from the stage production of War Horse is the star of this afternoon Prom. There he is, swaggering through the audience, swishing his tail, nuzzling the conductor, rearing on his hind legs and most movingly howling in agony as he gets trapped in barbed wire…

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The Met Is Getting A Second Opinion

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The Met Is Getting A Second Opinion

A coloratura goes to a psychiatrist complaining about mental stress from a string of bad reviews. The doctor says, “You’re crazy.” The coloratura says, “I want a second opinion” so the doctor tells her “Okay, you really should have been a lyric soprano!” Speaking of second opinions, the Metropolitan Opera’s (Met) mediation has produced an interesting byproduct in the form of a mutually agreed upon independent examination of the organization’s financial records…

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The Villiers String Quartet has announced the finalists in its 2014 New Works Competition

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Not much happening here BUT………

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What a mess there seems to be at the Met!  My old friend and colleague Robert Rattray is about to take up a position there in succession to beloved Sarah Billinghurst.  So it will be interesting to see how he can handle this, poor Robert!  So the opera world waits somewhat breathless, not with a complete absence of Schadenfreude it has to be admitted, to see where this is going…

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 PROM 23 – John McLeod, Beethoven, and Mozart: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Neil Davies (bass), National Youth Choir of Scotland (chorus master: Christopher Bell), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 3…

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Prom 19: RLPO/Petrenko – review

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Royal Albert Hall, London Two Strauss rarities were beautifully performed with relish and confidence, while Petrenkos take on Elgars Second Symphony was masterful and virtuosicThe Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and its chief conductor Vasily Petrenko brought a late-Romantic programme to the Proms, consisting of works by Richard Strauss and Elgar…

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The LSO in the First World War: Sydney MoxonOn 4 August 2014, 100 years since the entry of Great Britain into the First World War, we are remembering trumpeter Sydney Moxon.
Sydney was the first member of the LSO that we began to research as part of our project. We knew from the minutes of the AGM of London Symphony Orchestra Ltd, held on 27 July 1917, that Sydney had sadly been killed in action whilst serving in France:

“Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty’s Forces, viz: Messrs WH Reed, Philip Lewis, E Carwardine, H Ralph, T Peatfield, ER Wilby, R Carrodus, B Reillie, S Freedman, J Meacham, A Tibbetts, A Ives, C Woodhouse, CB Jones, F Hawkins, Roy Robertson, E Yonge, C Dorling, P Kilburn, R Garnet, CA Crabbe, A Maney, C Blackford, RV Tabb, JH Silvester, R Murchie, F Almgill, E J Augarde, H Thornton, A Penn, H Jackson, E Hall, S Moxon, ET Garvin…

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