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It’s 50 years since Riccardo Muti first raised a baton + MORE

His debut was at the Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo, on November 27, 1966. They feted him at Bergamo yesterday, ahead of a concert he gave with the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra. The Italian president Sergio Mattarella made a point of attending. .... More »
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Click on Classical: Badlands, band, and Brahms + MORE

Normally on Monday mornings at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our website. This Monday I won’t be on the air—I’ll be at the Minnesota State Fair participating in our live blogcast—but here are three recent stories you might hav.... More »
recitals

As though tiny fish are swimming in your veins + MORE

On this day in 1954 the Harold Arlen–Truman Capote musical House of Flowers opened on Broadway.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu91wObYGBs Born on this day in 1910 composer Paul Bowles. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWSiQK1Jeg On this day in 1927 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari‘s opera Sly premieres at L.... More »
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Antonio Salieri: Les Danaïdes, review: 'grandeur and brilliance' + MORE

This full-blooded and stylish recording captures the melodrama of Salieri's largely unperformed opera, says Rupert Christiansen.... More »
performance

Amerika über alles: American Exceptionalism Follows the Path of German Exceptionalism + MORE

It you read the longest post on the blog, a systematic critique of Joachim Köhler's book Wagner's Hitler, one of the key themes is the rejection of German exceptionalism. In the early post-war decades, historians often discussed whether the rise and triumph of the Dritte Reich or Third Empire .... More »
The Week in Reviews, Op. 51: Jennifer Koh, Bella Hristova, Philippe Quint in ConcertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Jennifer Koh performed the Sibelius with the Berkeley SymphonySan Jose Mercury News: “Koh gave the kind of fiercely focused, technically brilliant performance that makes doubters into true believers…

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Go, Girl

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Go, GirlPuccini’s La fanciulla del West certainly went for gold on the first night of Richard Jones’s new production for English National Opera. There’s not much I can add to my Arts Desk review, or the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters chat with Tom Service and Alexandra Wilson, about Minnie’s return to the original Americanization of David Belasco’s The Girl of the Golden West…

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Ruxandra Donose at Rosenblatt Recitals

– www.planethugill.com

Ruxandra Donose at Rosenblatt RecitalsRoger Vignoles, Ruxandra Donose – photo Jonathan Rose Bizet, Offenbach, Massenet, Faure, Verdi, Saint-Saens, Enescu, Bretan, Rossini; Roxandra Donose, Roger Vignoles; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Oct 06 2014 Star rating: 5.0Style and elegance in this recital of French and Romanian music from the Romanian mezzo-sopranoFollowing a change of artist for the opening of the Rosenblatt Recitals season, their second recital at the Wigmore Hall on 6 October 2014 was similarly affected and an ailing Carmen Giannattasio was replaced by the Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose accompanied by Roger Vignoles…

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CD Spotlight. True Command

– www.mvdaily.com

James Brawn plays Bach, Liszt, Musorgsky and Rachmaninov, recommended by Andrew Schartmann. ‘The "Promenade" … is like butter in Brawn’s hands.’

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The orchestra will invest the $1 million award in the digitization of its historic archive.

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Jarvis Cockers slumber party

– www.guardian.co.uk

Jarvis Cockers slumber partyChronic insomniac Jarvis Cocker is going on a musical odyssey into sleeplessness. He tells Alfred Hickling why he hopes audiences will nod off to his Wireless NightsFor many years, the only orchestral work Jarvis Cocker cared for was a lilting piece of light music called Sailing By, written in 1963 by the English composer Ronald Binge to precede the BBCs late-night shipping forecast…

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Rubén Dubrovsky conducts a well-rehearsed, sophisticated account of Lully’s ravishing score

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‘BBC Music’ launches

– www.classical-music.com

At 8pm on 7 October, the BBC is broadcasting a unique musical event across every main BBC radio station and television channel (except Radio 3, alas, which was midway through a Brahms broadcast from St George’s, Bristol)…

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10 pieces I'd like to hear more often

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

10 pieces I'd like to hear more oftenEveryone seems to be doing “10 pieces of music you’d rather not hear again”, which is funny but quite a negative kind of thing. Instead, here are 10 pieces I think we don’t hear enough and that I would like to see popping up more often on concert and opera schedules.Fauré. Whatever happened to Pénélope?1…

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Just in: State Opera cancels Carmen because ‘it promotes smoking’Even in an age of political correctness and mind control, this ban takes the breath away.
A planned production of Bizet’s Carmen at the State Opera of West Australia has been pulled by the management because it conflicts with a two-year $400,000 partnership with the State Government health promotion agency, Healthway…

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Jacques Lacombe plans to step down from his post when his contract is up at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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Maestro moves: A Canadian baton leaves his US orchestra

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Maestro moves: A Canadian baton leaves his US orchestraJacques Lacombe has done his best with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra over the past five years. He will tell them today he’s not prepared to renew in 2016.
Lacombe, 51, raised the organisation’s morale after a series of disasters involving fake Stradivari and short-stay chief executives…

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Unsung heros!

– briandickie.typepad.com

Little is it realised the extent to which the "Assistant conductor" contributes to the success of a production.  Major opera companies will have a number of them on the staff, beavering away in the background and so often, it has to be declared, making the difference between a guest conductor having a success or not…

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