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“Et puis tout le monde a pris un beau long somme” + MORE

“Après un repas gastronomique de cinq plats, Eyvazov s’est agenouillé devant tous les invités, y compris bien sûr la famille Netrebko, et a demandé à Anna d’être sa femme. Emue aux larmes, la diva lui a donné son consentement et ils ont dansé ensemble sur la chanson de Cha.... More »
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Fabio Luisi leaves the Met for dream new job + MORE

Fabio Luisi will leave the Met, where he is Principal Conductor.  He's been named Music Director of the Opera di Firenze and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Florence's acclaimed spring festival. This is more than just another appointment. Florence is one of the main centres of Italian opera and.... More »
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Le Vin herbé: It's Tristan and Isolde, but not as you know it + MORE

Frank Martin’s chamber opera about the tragic lovers is the polar opposite of Wagner’s opulent extravaganza. The director of a new production explains how less is becoming moreFrank Martin’s opera about Tristan and Iseult - the tragic couple of Celtic legend whose love for each other is awaken.... More »
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A Distinguished Conclusion to Gergiev’s London Prokofiev Cycle with the Mariinsky Orchestra + MORE

Prokofiev: Alexander Ramm (cello), Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 28.9.2016. (AS) Prokofiev – Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111; Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 125; Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 This was the third and last of the consecuti.... More »
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A Tentative Deal In Grand Rapids + MORE

It looks like we’re one step closer to wrapping up the list of outstanding mid to large budget orchestras with expired agreements that have managed to ratify a new contract without resorting to a work stoppage. The Grand Rapids Symphony (GRS) reportedly reached a tentative five-year agre.... More »
Classical Coffee Mornings at the Royal Albert HallAbby BowenThe Royal Albert Hall is presenting a series of Sunday Classical Coffee Mornings starting on 26 January 2014 as part of their More at the Hall strand. Taking place in the Hall’s Elgar Room, tickets are £11 and include a hot drink and a pastry, with music for an hour 11am. The performers all come from the Royal College of Music and give you a chance to hear some striking young talent…

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In the second week of the “Beethoven and Bates” festival at the San Francisco Symphony, the performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C major had integrity; the musicians receded into the music, so that we could hear what Beethoven had done.

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The orchestra musicians and several of the principal singers of the New York City Opera will perform to commemorate the now-defunct company’s 70th anniversary.    

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Nothing follows Mahler 6 and surely nothing should precede it. Nothing. Even a piece as compelling as James MacMillan’s Viola Concerto here receiving its World Premiere under the extraordinary fingers of its dedicatee Lawrence Power. There’s only so much intensity and so many notes we can take on board in a single concert and I, for one, wonder if the experience of the MacMillan did not colour our perception of, even compromise our response to, Vladimir Jurowski’s Mahler…

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COC to Revive Atom Egoyan's Walkure - 2014-2015Canadian Opera Company have just announced their 214-23015 season. Amongst the usual suspects is a revival of Atom Egoyan’s Walkure from 2006.Conductor Johannes DebusDirector Atom EgoyanSet and Costume Designer Michael LevineLighting Designer David FinnBrünnhilde Christine GoerkeSiegmund Clifton ForbisSieglinde Heidi MeltonWotan Johan ReuterMore at: COC

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How To Be Culturally Relevant

– www.newmusicbox.org

Whenever I hear words like “relevant” or “important,” I always want to ask, “relevant or important to whom?” While I do think the audience for classical music, and new music in particular, could be larger than it currently is, I’m usually pretty skeptical of “cultural relevance” as a concept. But something happened recently that made me reconsider.

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Tour of Ontario

– www.violinist.com

By Christian Vachon: First off, I would like to wish everyone here the very best for 2014! I hope that you have an exciting, prosperous, musically filled and successful year.

For me, 2014 is off to an exciting start. I will be doing a tour of Ontario, Canada, over the next few weeks with Canadian pianist Frédéric Lacroix…

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The other Lloyd Webber

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

That was Aurora by William Lloyd Webber – the most substantial piece of orchestral music, as far as we know, by the father of Andrew and Julian. His centenary falls this year, on 11 March, and there’s to be a big celebratory concert that day in St Martin-in-the-Fields, led by Julian. I’ve been exploring William’s music and, in short, am quite in love with it…

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Beginning of the end for vocalists

– www.theaustralian.com.au

AFTER 40 years, the British vocal group the Hilliard Ensemble is retiring from the stage.

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Joey Young Conducts Erie Chamber Orchestra With Janinah Burnett and Edward Pleasant in Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert Jan. 17, 2014 7:30 PMJoey Young, ConductorJaninah Burnett SopranoEdward Pleasant BaritoneGannon.eduErie Chamber OrchestraJoey Young ConductorJaninah Burnett SopranoEdward Pleasant BaritoneDr. Parris Baker SpeakerFrederick Dixon Choir DirectorShiloh Baptist ChoirThe ECO is pleased to welcome back baritone Edward Pleasant, alongside soprano, Janinah Burnett and the Shiloh Baptist Choir, for our traditional night of music and celebration…

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Hilary Hahn, Yuck and more in Toronto Jan. 16 to 22Concert sampler includes Ensemble Paramirabo, Christopher Willes, Pedro Sa Moraes, East Gipsy Band, Neutral Milk Hotel, Michael Schenker, Reverend Horton Heat, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Bearbabes, 1976

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Malyasian Philharmonic will face sacked musicians next week in courtThe orchestra, which is under an international musicians’ boycott, is about to present its defence. Here’s what we hear from the ground: The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and its parent company Petronas will be facing seven dismissed musicians in the Industrial Relations Court, from Jan 20…

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Manon at ROH

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Manon at ROH14/01/14Few operas are so obviously relevant to our own times than Massenet’s Manon. The story is not dissimilar from Mark-Anthony Turnage’s recent Anna Nicole which tackles the same spiritual/psychological themes but fails to address them with any depth or warmth. Massenet is not a composer we turn to to plumb the depths and scale the heights of the human condition, but he was the ideal composer to tackle a story centred on greed, fame for fame’s sake, and the power of sensuality, lust and sexuality over morality and religion…

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