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Geneva’s Intimate and Effective La bohème + MORE

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists and Chorus of Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Opéra des Nations, Geneva, 29.12.2016. (AL) Cast: Mimì – Nino Machaidze Rodolfo – Dmytro Popov Marcello – Andrè Schuen Musetta – Julia Novikova Schaunard.... More »
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No News Is Bad News In Atlanta + MORE

It appears that mediation is having little impact at resolving the lockout between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players’ Association (ASOPA). The 10/16/14 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Arts & .... More »
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Maestro move: Canadian takes New York + MORE

After the three-year battle with cancer, Bernard Labadie has been announced today as principal conductor of the Orchestra of St Lukes from 2018-19, succeeding Pablo Heras-Casado. Labadie recently stepped down from the head of Les Violons du Roy, which he founded. He has been replaced there by Jon.... More »
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La rue est une musée pour tous! + MORE

Born on this day in 1907 comic book creator Hergé.  Born on this day in 1813 composer and librettist Richard Wagner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNTxGcUv7k Born on this day in 1900 soprano Vina Bovy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-1PigewfA Born on this day in 1913 conductor Frantisek Jílek. //www.yo.... More »
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God tells me how the music should sound, but you stand in the way + MORE

On this day in 1908 conductor Arturo Toscanini made his Metropolitan Opera debut.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMbwAjCBrmQ Born on this day in 1829 composer Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQfYyxbAhJY Born on this day in 1895 composer Paul Hindemith. //www.youtube.com/watch?v.... More »

The Arditti Quartet, 40 Years Young

– www.icareifyoulisten.com

The Arditti Quartet, 40 Years YoungThe Arditti Quartet hosted a day long 40th Birthday celebration on 26 April 2014 in the recently opened Milton Court Concert Hall at The Barbican in London.  It would be difficult to overestimate the impact the Arditti Quartet have had on contemporary music.  The day contained music by Brian Ferneyhough, Harrison Birtwistle, Jonathan Harvey, Elliott Carter, Pascal Dusapin, Iannis Xenakis, Wolfgang Rihm, Georg Friedrich Haas (and more…), yet only two of the pieces (including Ligeti’s String Quartet No…

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‘Show Boat,’ which opened in 1927 at Broadway’s Ziegfield Theatre, is embedded in America’s cultural bones. Composer Jerome Kern — described in his time as ‘the American Schubert’ — had a supreme gift for melody, and the show is lined with hit numbers, performed here in their original, lush orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett…

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Among the notables on the program at the Next Wave Festival: Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Vijay Iyer and the Berliner Ensemble.

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Meet the Twin Cities Fringe Opera company

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Colleen Meier is the co-founder of Twin Cities Fringe Opera. As the company prepares for its first production, Meier spoke with Steve Staruch.

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Northerners pick another instrumental conductor

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Northerners pick another instrumental conductorThe Royal Northern Sinfonia, based in Newcastle-Gateshead, have worked for the past 12 years with the violinist Thomas Zehetmair as music director. He kept them together but hardly raised their profile or their ambition.
So now they’ve replaced him with a pianist.
Lars Vogt is the new music director…

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 Tallis, Mealor, Mathias, Rachmaninov;  London Symphony Chorus, Jeffrey Howard (organ), Simon Halsey (conductor),  St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, 11.5.2014 (GPu) Tallis: Spem in Alium Mealor, Ubi Caritas Mathias, Let the people praise Thee, O God Tallis: Spem in Alium Rachmaninov Vespers / All Night Vigil    Two of the towering masterpieces of the choral repertoire – […]

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Regina Harris Baiocchi: 'Eric Dolphy, Hale & Juanita Smith, James Newton in New York Times'Hale Smith (1925-2009), an African American composer, pianist and professor, is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com. Eric Dolphy (New York Times: Francis Wolff/MosaicImages Via CORBIS)Regina Harris Baiocchi sends this link:http://www…

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Broadcast Alerts – May, June

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Thanks again to Andrzej !31 May 2014 Die Soldaten Bavarian State Opera, Munich Internet video streaming1 June 2014 14.30 Les Contes d’Hoffmann Vienna Internet http://www.staatsoperlive.com/3 June 2014 Ballet : Balanchine / Millepied Paris Cinema live3 June 2014 Matisse Live from Tate Modern Tate Modern Cinema live 6 June 2014 19…

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Rolando Villazón and Daniel Barenboim at La Scala, 2014

Seeing Rolando Villazón in recital for the first time was surprising. I was expecting him to bound on stage like a hyperactive puppy, agitated and full of life, gazing wide-eyed at the audience, searching for its approval; instead I found a composed artist, calming taking his place at the centre of the stage, thoroughly prepared to tackle Schumann’s Dichterliebe…

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Firm support for Richard Wagner

– intermezzo.typepad.com

Opera-going can be bad for your health. Especially if the composer is Richard Wagner and the opera is five hours long. "Prolonged sitting inhibits venous function, blood pools in the legs and they can swell. Also, the risk of thrombosis may increase, as in a long-haul flight"
So say Medi Gmbh, "one of the world's leading companies in the field of compression stocking supplies" and a sponsor of the Bayreuth Festival…

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Academy of Ancient Music/Egarr review  a buoyant all-Bach eveningMilton Court, LondonRichard Egarr on harpsichord powered a spirited group of players with enjoyable facilityIn its 41st year, the Academy of Ancient Music has not only held on to its loyal fanbase, it has also coaxed them into the wood-lined bosom of Milton Court metres from its parent venue, the Barbican, but still dragon-country to many London concertgoers…

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Ian Bostridge, Wigmore Hall, Schubert

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Ian Bostridge, Wigmore Hall, Schubert“In this Schubert Liederabende — the second in Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake’s planned series of four recitals at the Wigmore Hall — dark, sombre worlds evoking the romantic turbulence of Death and the Maiden were only briefly alleviated by radiance and light.”   Claire Seymour reviews  Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake’s Schubert recital at the Wigmore Hall in Opera Today…

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever I searchingly glance,Through chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to Constantin Frantz (1817–1891), a Young Hegelian thinker somewhat neglected today compared to other better known Junghegelianer such as Max Stirner, David Strauss, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge—not to mention Marx und Engels…

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