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Cliveden's Jacobean surround sound system to open to the public + MORE

Visitors to enjoy new sound installation in chamber under mansion’s south terrace built to channel sounds of invisible orchestraAn underground chamber which is apparently a Jacobean surround sound system has been discovered at Cliveden, a Buckinghamshire mansion noted for centuries for society int.... More »
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Christopher Browning vs. the Nazi Opera Conspiracy Literature + MORE

Today, we are going to continue our piecemeal study of my detailed critique of Joachim Köhler's notorious Nazi opera conspiracy book, Wagner's Hitler. The problem with my full length critical study is that there is almost too much information crammed into it, so a look at smaller and more readily d.... More »
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Barenboim news: The son also rises + MORE

press release: Violinist Michael Barenboim releases his debut solo album in January 2017 featuring the unusual juxtaposition of Bach, Bartók and Boulez. Three works demanding huge technical capabilities and pushing the boundaries of the violin’s playability, the album includes J.S. Bach’s Sona.... More »
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Music answering the growing cry for help + MORE

'With one Church you have tyranny; with two, civil war; but with a hundred, peace' - VoltaireThat photo was taken yesterday evening in the Catholic church of Notre Dame de l'Assomption at Coëx in the Pays de la Loire region of France. The concert of north Indian music and Sufi chants was given by .... More »
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Verdi's Requiem: A first rehearsal, from the center of the orchestra + MORE

Violist Dawn Anderson is preparing, with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, for an upcoming performance of Verdi's Requiem. She shares her story from the first rehearsal of this great Romantic requiem..... More »

Deep opera at the Frontline

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Deep opera at the Frontline25 years of loyal service and, until recently, happy collegiality at the City Literary Institute are now to be followed by something partly different, partly the same. When relations with my line manager from Visual Arts (go figure, it’s a long and unedifying story) went sour, and in the bigger picture the institution betrayed its socialistic ideals by axing or severely cutting back on core courses for the deaf and unemployed, I decided enough was enough (chapter and verse in the now-open letter at the foot of the post)…

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New and recent releases of interest.
— La Fauvette Passerinette: Peter Hill plays Ravel, Stockhausen, Anderson, Benjamin, Dutilleux, Sculthorpe, Douglas Young, Murail, Takemitsu, and Messiaen [including the première recording of the title work] (Delphian, available October)
— Tchaikovsky, The Seasons and Six Morceaux; Pavel Kolesnikov (Hyperion)
— Sibelius, Lemminkäinen Suite and The Wood Nymph; Osmo Vänskä conducting the Lahti Symphony (BIS)
— Stella di Napoli; Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, with Riccardo Minasi conducting the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra de Lyon (Erato)
— Gerald Barry, The Importance of Being Earnest; Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits, Joshua Bloom, Alan Ewing, Thomas Adès conducting the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (NMC)
— Helen Grime, Night Songs and other works; Mark Elder and Jamie Phillips conducting the Hallé Orchestra and Hallé Soloists (NMC)
— Feldman, String Quartet No…

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LSO/Gergiev/Matsuev review  high-speed vamping at a brutal gallopBarbican Hall, LondonValery Gergievs ability to pace and sustain the long climaxes in Shostakovichs symphonies remains exemplaryThe LSO opened its last season under Valery Gergiev doing what they do best together: Russian music. First, a rarity: the Dante Symphony No 1 by Boris Tishchenko, written in 1998 as the first of five pieces telling the story of the Divine Comedy…

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More on Klinghoffer

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Over at New York Magazine, Justin Davidson has a lengthy analysis of the libretto and music of John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer, which opens next month at the Met. I’d call it a must-read; he clears away a fair amount of the accumulated past discussion of the opera, and clarifies what is actually going on…

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In concert halls expectation and experience must diverge That header image comes from Fritz Lang’s 1943 film Hangmen Also Die! which was scored by Hanns Eisler. My recent observation that classical music needs to see the light attracted a lot of interest. A useful perspective on that exploration of how in an increasingly multi-sensory age, classical concerts remain a mono-sensory experience, is provided by R…

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Riccardo Muti will not conduct two scheduled performances at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma this season, saying that conditions at the theater did not “guarantee the serenity I need.”

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A bold and gritty start to the Welsh National opera season – but somewhat lacking the Swiss mountain freshness evoked in Rossini’s music

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The Walnut Creek orchestra, delivering sparkling performances of Ravel’s ‘Bolero,’ Rossini’s Overture to ‘William Tell,’ Grieg’s ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite No. 1 and other works, continues to thrive under direction of Donato Cabrera.

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Sergio A. Mims: Southbank Centre Concert with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with OAE's Principal Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanoku 12 May 2015Chi-chi Nwanokuwww.chi-chinwanoku.comSergio A. Mims writes:After seeing the post from Michael Wright about the UK tour of Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste at the Southbank Centre in London I realized that I neglected to send you this notice about another concert at the Centre in May 2015 with the period instrument orchestra The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmant and their principal double bass player Chi-chi Nwanoku Together they will be doing a major concert which also includes a world premiere of the new work for double bass and orchestra, Concerto à double entendre by woman composer Stevie WishartOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment | Southbank Centrewww…

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Pianist Alexander Braginsky from the University of Minnesota and Hamline University visits Learning to Listen to discuss the importance of piano etudes.

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ASO Lockout Continues

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Well, the headline speaks for itself. Here are some links.Donald Runnicles talks to Tom Service at The GuardianMask of the Flower Prince, a Minnesota blog that is covering Atlanta tooSong of the Lark, which unearthed a lot of news about the Minnesota Orchestra lockoutThe Atlanta musicians accepted cuts after a lockout two years ago…

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Ghoulish whispering and tantrum-like outbursts at times threatened to undermine the ambiguity of the Soviet composer’s music

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‘Die Entführung aus dem Serail’ at Sagra Musicale Umbra enthralls Giuseppe Pennisi

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