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Eight Easy Steps to Becoming a Successful 5-to-9 Composer + MORE

So how can you too hold down a glamorous, innervating office/day job and still find time to fulfill your artistic dreams, musical or otherwise? Here are eight suggestions (some of which I’m sure apply to “full-time” composers as well)..... More »
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Ensemble. Two Stages + MORE

Manfred Honeck conducts Mozart and Mahler, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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BBCSO/Gardner review – a thrilling show of ferocity and feistiness + MORE

Barbican, LondonEdward Gardner dug deeper into Janáček, while violinist Tasmin Little explored the languid lyricism of SzymanowskiIn the concert hall and on disc Edward Gardner has been working his way through Janáček’s orchestral works, and his latest concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, .... More »
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Branching out + MORE

Born on this day in 1881 Austrian author Stefan Zweig,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDE_npa9Hn0 Born on this day in 1893 baritone Arthur Endrèze http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5peU4dij_4 Born on this day in 1904 soprano Helen Jepson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPyYarecPDc Born on .... More »
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Gay orchs play for Orlando in SanFran and Berlin + MORE

press release: San Francisco’s Bay Area Rainbow Symphony will be performing a free concert to remember and honor the victims of the Orlando Victims on Monday June 20th at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street.   Music Director Dawn Harms will conduct Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #6 .... More »
Minnesota-born baritone Conor McDonald, who as a youth performed with the Minnesota Opera and the Children's Theatre Company, is featured in a Web series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life a musician.

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Why Bernd Weikl Doesn't Want To Ban Wagner.Confused? All will become clear tomorrow when we publish a recent conversation with the great Mr Weikl, Let us just say that for one of the late 20th century’s most successful  Hans Sachs there is certainly Wahn, oh too much Wahn  but just not of the kind that we – and many others –  assumed back here…

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Review: Unsuk Chin, Clarinet Concerto (NYP: Gilbert, Kriikku)Photo credit: Chris LeeAvery Fisher HallSeptember 30, 2014Unsuk Chin: Clarinet Concerto [NYP co-commission; first complete performances]Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1Kari Kriikku (clarinet)New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert (conductor)(Caveat: I didn’t stay for the Mahler, so this write-up will be confined to the Chin…

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Braunfels: Verkündigung CD review  dark and restrainedBanse/Klink/Holl/ Schwarz/Baechle/Bavarian Radio Chous/Munich Radio O/Schirmer(BR Klassik)Walter Braunfels music is bit by bit getting the attention on disc that at least some of it deserves. Verkündigung, Annunciation, was finished in 1937, by which time performances of Braunfels works in Germany had become impossible and the composer had exiled himself to the shores of Lake Constance; it received its premiere in Cologne in 1948…

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Breaking: Welser-Möst renews at Cleveland until 2022

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Breaking: Welser-Möst renews at Cleveland until 2022Franz Welser-Möst, who walked out of the Vienna Opera four weeks ago over artistic disagreements, is a much happier music director at the Cleveland Orchestra. So happy he has just extended his contract to 2022, meaning he will have spent more than 20 years with the orchestra.
Press release follows:

The Cleveland Orchestra announces extension of Franz Welser-Möst contract as Music Director to 2022
Extension confirms the continuing artistic success of the Welser-Möst/Cleveland partnership…

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Philip Sawyers: Symphony No. 1 on Nimbus Alliance

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Philip Sawyers: Symphony No. 1 on Nimbus AllianceI recently reviewed Philip Sawyer’s magisterial Second Symphony on Nimbus 6281. I was seriously impressed with this work and also the Cello Concerto and the Concertante. Sawyers is an important composer that has not shied away from the vital twelve-tone technique that held music in thrall through much of the twentieth century…

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Oxford Lieder Festival at Kings Place

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Oxford Lieder Festival at Kings PlaceMoritz von Schwind’s 1868 drawing of a SchubertiadeThis weekend, the Oxford Lieder Festival comes to Kings Place and there is a chance to catch some of the highlights of the wonderful festival in Oxford where this year they are performing all of Schubert’s songs. At Kings Place there is Sarah Connolly and Roderick Williams in Schubert’s settings from Scott’s Lady of the Lake (2/10), Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson in settings of Goethe and Schiller plus Christoph Richter in the Arpeggione Sonata (3/10), James Gilchrist and Sholto Kynoch in a late-night Die Winterreise (3/10)…

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Ask Alice

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On Schnabel and Rachmaninov, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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A selected, critical guide to classical performances in New York City.

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ASO’s Interim CEO Will Not Be Involved With Negotiations

Following up on a question from earlier in the week on whether or not Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) interim CEO Terry Neal will be involved with negotiations, evidence has surfaced which confirms he will not be part of the bargaining process.
A 9/29/2014 letter from ASO board chair Karole Lloyd made it clear that Neal will only be focusing on the housekeeping roles associated with the CEO’s duties and responsibilities…

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The Girl of the Golden West

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Puccini The Girl of the Golden West at ENO tonight. The world’s first Spaghetti Western ?  A tasty teaser, not ?

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Sanity clause

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Sanity clauseBorn on this day in 1890 Groucho Marx, American comedian, actor, and singer.

Born on this day in 1929 bass Giorgio Tadeo

Born on this day in 1933 tenor Guy Chauvet

Happy 78th birthday tenor William Johns

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