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Berlin Festival loses 2 Nielsen concerts as Danish Quartet pulls out + MORE

press notice: Due to urgent family matters Danish String Quartet has to cancel its performance at Musikfest Berlin TODAY 12 September 5 pm and TOMORROW 13 September 11 am at Chamber Hall of the Philharmonie. .... More »
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Alessandro Scarlatti - Con eco d'amore + MORE

Alessandro Scarlatti arias; Elizabeth Watts, The English Concert, Laurence Cummings; Harmonia Mundi Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Nov 14 2015 Star rating: 4.0 Brilliant disc of arias by this unjustly neglected composerWhilst his name is not so much on the tips of p.... More »
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The General Director's Office + MORE

Matthew Shilvock gives a tour of his office and its contents. Somehow, I thought it would be a little less Spartan; at least, my mental image of David Gockley's office involved an enormous walnut desk, bookshelves behind him, and a Persian rug. So much for my fantasies!But this tour is quite charmin.... More »
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What is the Academic Consensus on Nazi Opera Conspiracy Theories? + MORE

Today, I thought I would go through and highlight a bitesize portion of the information crammed into the main essay on this blog, which is now a bit overfull.Many Nazi opera conspiracies theories that “reduce the Third Reich to the outcome of Hitler’s alleged [secret] mission to fulfil Wagner’.... More »
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Resurrection & Light: Choral music for Passiontide and Easter + MORE

Tonight (31 March 2017) Londinium, conductor Andrew Griffiths, present journey through Holy Week in choral music at the Church of St Sepulchre without Newgate, London EC1A 2DQ. An eclectic programme includes music by John Taverner, William Byrd, Jean L'Heritier, Orlande de Lassus, Orlando Gibbons, A.... More »
Does your day need a power-up? Choose one of these four classical compositions to play in your earbuds: within an hour, you'll be raring and ready to face whatever life throws at you.

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’3 in 5 UK musicians suffer psychological problems’

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

’3 in 5 UK musicians suffer psychological problems’A survey by Help Musicians UK finds a high level of mental illness and substance abuse in the professional community.
Of the 552 musicians who responded, more than half worked in classical music. Half of those who sought help from the National Health Service were disappointed by the outcome.
Among the respondents, 45 percent reported an alcohol problem…

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A rough-and-ready performance of Berlioz’s neoclassical epic fails to stir Rupert Christiansen

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 Mostly Mozart Festival 7: Boyce, Mozart, Beethoven, Joshua Bell (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor), Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 19.8.2014 (SSM)   Boyce: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major (1760) Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola, K…

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Andriessen Overload 1: "La Commedia"

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Andriessen Overload 1: "La Commedia"Gerrit van Honthorst, Het concert (1623)National Gallery of ArtApril 6, 2014Louis Andriessen: La Commedia (2004-08)Cristina Zavalloni (voice)Lindsay Kesselman (soprano)Andrew Sauvageau (voice)Jacob Perry, Jr. (tenor)Children’s Chorus of Washington (chorus master: Joan Gregoryk)Third Practice (chorus master: Brian Bartoldus)Great Noise EnsembleArmando Bayolo (conductor)Performance spaces don’t get much more “official” than the National Gallery’s palatial West Garden Court…

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American dreamer

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RENOWNED composer Philip Glass opens his home to Review ahead of the Australian premiere of The Perfect American, his opera about Walt Disney.

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A critical guide to classical music performances, festivals and HD screenings in New York City and the area.

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A new production with libretto and music by Tim Benjamin, Madame X premiered in London on Tuesday, August 25 at the Arcola Theatre, an intimate industrial space that almost lent itself to this small chamber opera. The premiere was well-attended, with a sizable audience packed into a house where the front row is about 11 […

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Red herrings – why the BBC drops new music

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Red herrings - why the BBC drops new musicAn article popped up in the Guardian just before 6 pm today, titled “Why does the BBC assume its audience won’t like new music?” It deals with the fact that Harrison Birtwistle’s Sonance Severance has been dropped from the BBC TV 4 broadcast of Prom 33. Hang on! Before jumping on the sackcloth and ashes bandwagon, try a bit of common sense…

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Interview with Elīna Garanča: I will sing AmnerisElīna Garanča has sung in Verdi’s Requiem at La Scala and in recital, but never performed in an opera. There was a planned Don Giovanni which she pulled out of when she became pregnant, and an opera was set up with Riccardo Muti which was then cancelled. This season she arrives for the Milan Expo season with three different engagaments: the Requiem with Riccardo Chailly, Mario Martone’s production of Cavalleria rusticana, and Emma Dante’s much disputed Carmen…

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Sure, Huey Lewis got his in American Psycho – but as any regular filmgoer has noticed, filmmakers absolutely love to make their villains aficionados of classical music.

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Ask Alice

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On the recorder and conspiracy, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Andriessen Overload 3: Cristina Zavalloni & AutobiographyAndrea Rebaudengo & Cristina ZavalloniStrathmore Mansion (North Bethesda, MD)April 8, 2014Louis Andriessen: Letter from Cathy (2003), Base (1994)John Cage: Selections from Six Melodies (1950)Igor Stravinsky: The Owl and the Pussy-Cat (1966), Trois petites chansons (Souvenir de mon enfance) (1913)Andriessen: XENIA (2005/2014)Cristina Zavalloni: Bastava quel cielo (2005)Andriessen: Beatles Songs (1966), Le voile du bonheur (1966/1971), Passeggiata in tram in America e ritorno (1998), Y después (1983)Cristina Zavalloni (voice)Monica Germino (violin)Andrea Rebaudengo (piano)The retrospective, that staple of the visual arts world, ought to be more popular in new music circles…

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