Gheorghiu on Pereira: He’s always been strange. + MORE
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A.Bruckner, Symphony No.1
(1891 “Vienna” version)
C.Abbado / Lucerne FO
Stepchild in Lovechild Treatment
“Abbado uncovered the radical nature of [this Symphony]” wrote Die Welt after the 2012 Lucerne Festival performance. Unlikely—Abbado isn’t so much the man for musica.... More »
Schubert, Winterreise, M. Rose, G. Matthewman (Stone Records, 2013)
Matthew Rose's voice continues to grow, after first striking me as a little gruff and unrounded. The British bass, whose Leporello was one of the best parts of a Don Giovanni at Santa Fe in 2009, opened the Vocal Arts D.C. season on.... More »
Not only is it hard to describe Benedict Mason’s Meld, which was given it’s first performance on the late night Prom given by the Aurora Orchestra and the choral group Chantage, conducted by Nicholas Collon, on August 16, it’s hard even beginning to think about how to describe it. All of the.... More »
Chgall: The Falling Angel (1923-47)My play A Walk through the End of Time is being given at the Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames, next Friday, 5 June, 8pm. Tickets are just £5 each and the evening will involve a rehearsed reading by actors Caroline Dooley and David Webb. The next eveni.... More »
I don't cycle (yet), but am a big supporter of those who do. So it was touching to see this video of our old friend Raffy Todes, second violinist of the Allegri String Quartet, who got on his bike to go to a rehearsal, en route was apparently pounced on in friendly fashion by the Tower Hamlets Wheel.... More »
Steuart Bedford rehearsing Owen Wingrave, Chicago Opera Theater April 2009 seen with Ken Cazan who directed
Steuart Bedford will be conducting The Rape of Lucretia at the Royal Academy of Music this evening. That is about as near as you can get to having Benjamin Britten himself at the helm. For these young singers, at the beginnings of their careers, to work with this remarkable man is a gift indeed…
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On the eve of her recital at La Scala, Angela Gheorghiu told the Corriere della Sera what she thinks of Alexander Pereira.
I can’t imagine why he’s done something so bizarre, naive, frankly incomprehensible. On the other hand all opera singers know him as a businessman, nothing more… certainly not an artistic director…
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Considering that our industry is saturated, audiences are small, and funding is limited, it’s essential to think about how you’re going to fit into the world of new music. Perhaps it would be more worthwhile to seek an ensemble where you can share your ideas and join an already fully formed team instead of pursuing a similar venture from scratch.
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Latest UK radio audience figures released today graphically illustrate that there are no winners in suburbanized classical music. RAJAR audience data for the first quarter of 2014 show BBC Radio 3 continuing to lose audience, with listeners down 3.5% on the same quarter the previous year*. Classic FM’s audience decline was sharper: down 5…
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Volltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…
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Here’s a televised talent show that has no revolving red chair, no golden buzzer, and competitors who are truly the best of the best. Classical music is in excellent hands with this next generation, says Young Musician judge Meurig Bowen For a week in early March, I had the privilege of witnessing 25 young people display their musical talents at Cardiffs Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama…
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The violinist Krista Bennion Feeney consistently brought color and depth to the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble’s program at the Morgan Library & Museum on Wednesday.
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The CW network is bringing back ‘The Flash’The CW television network is bringing the comic book hero “The Flash” onto its fantasy-laden schedule, along with a soap opera about a virgin who is artificially inseminated by accident.
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When you enter the small sitting room in André Previn’s Upper East Side apartment, the cluttered space resembles a virtual survey exhibition of the 85-year-old composer’s far-flung career and personal life. In plain sight on a table in the back were his four Academy Award statuettes — the…
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