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Classical Music News - L'Isola Disabitata + MORE

The American Classical Orchestra presents Haydn's 'L'Isola Disabitata' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York.... More »
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Review: NY Phil Biennial’s Ambitious Wrap-Up, From Boulez to Bolcom + MORE

The New York Philharmonic’s citywide festival ended with challenging programs, including pieces by composers vital to the orchestra’s recent past..... More »
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Fidelio live online from La Scala Milan + MORE

Eagerly awaiting live broadcast of Beethoven Fidelio from la Scala Milan.Audio only from BR klassik HERE and video (Italy only)  on RAI 5. Klaus Florian Vogt, Anja Kempe, Peter Mattei, Falk Struckmann, Kwangchul Youn and of course Daniel Barenboim.... More »
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As normal as blueberry pie + MORE

On this day in 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific opened on Broadway.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpj832F2VQk Born on this day in 1895 composer Eduardo Toldrá. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=1G282qMtzlU Born on this day in 1935 conductor Johannes Somary. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx4Q.... More »
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Une étoile est née + MORE

Born on this day in 1684 Catherine I of Russia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9oQR-y1w9o Born on this day in 1843 novelist Henry James http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHkDiOxSQIE Born on this day in 1891 composer Sergei Prokofiev http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke8AVv6iuvQ Born on this da.... More »
Guardian writer's music guide up for Royal Philharmonic Society awardTom Service’s guide is shortlisted for creative communication prize in UK’s most prestigious classical music awardsA guide to contemporary classical music by the Guardian’s Tom Service has been shortlisted for this year’s Royal Philharmonic Society music awards, the most prestigious classical music awards in the UK…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 27: Julian Rachlin, Augustin Hadelich, Arabella Steinbacher in concertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of classical music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. We’d love to hear about any recent concerts and recitals you’ve attended, too. Or just tell us what you think about these reviews!

Julian Rachlin performed the Stravinsky on the same program as the London Philharmonic premiered Górecki’s Symphony No…

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Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.

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Day of the Trifonov

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I spent a fascinating hour yesterday afternoon interviewing Daniil Trifonov – it’s a cover feature for PIANIST magazine and will be out in a few months’ time. Backstage at the Barbican before his concert with the LSO, I had, in close up, the same impression that occurred when listening to him at the Southbank a little over a year ago: there’s something in this 23-year-old Russian that seems lit from within…

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Gergiev’s Colourful, Inspiring Scriabin

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 Messiaen, Chopin, Scriabin: Daniil Trifonov (piano); London Symphony Orchestra, Valery Gergiev (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 12.4.2014 (CC) Messiaen – Les offrandes oubliées Chopin – Piano Concerto No. 2 Scriabin – Symphony No. 3, “The Divine Poem”   Part three of the LSO’s “Music in Colour” series, and the only one I have attended, brought together two […]

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The Met: What is to be done?Coming as Peter Gelb did from the music industry, opera lovers hoped that he would display a more distinctive knack for casting and an improved talent pipeline than Joe Volpe offered during the waning years of his tenure.  In addition, Gelb’s reputation for being able to work with even the most prickly artists gave hope that the house would take on a less cockily antagonistic attitude to performers than it had during the Volpe years…

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Compare & Contrast 25

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I have deep respect for Finn Pollard, of Where’s Runnicles, and for Mark Berry, of Boulezian. They’re both thoughtful, passionate, and intelligent reviewers whose comments illuminate whatever performance they’re discussing. So it’s with great interest and curiosity that I link to their very different conclusions about Claus Guth’s recent production of Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Royal Opera…

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Conlon and ‘The Mermaid’

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A. Zemlinsky, Die Seejungfrau, Gürzenich Orchester Köln, J. Conlon (EMI, 1997)
James Conlon’s stint with the National Symphony Orchestra last week was one of my Top Ten concert picks for the month. There were other assignments in the way for the first two performances, but as noted on Saturday, there was no way I was going to miss the chance to hear Conlon conduct Alexander Zemlinsky’s tone

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London Contemporary Music Festival Celebrates Bernard ParmegianiBritannia House, a large building just off Brick Lane in London’s East End, used to be a carpet factory. March 20-23, 2014, it was the trendy host to the London Contemporary Music Festival’s retrospective of the works of Bernard Parmegiani, an obscure but very cool experimental composer who died last year…

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John Malveaux: FREE 7:30 PM April 25, 2014 SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert at Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles. Seating limited; please RSVPJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Please see cover/attachment for FREE April 25, 2014 SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert at Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles. Due to limited seating, please RSVP to info@musicuntold.com or Tammy@kccla.org. Colorado Mesa University Faculty Piano Trio will also conduct FREE recruiting workshops/master classes for high school music students in Long Beach on April 25th and Santa Monica on April 26th…

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MICCA Gold: A High School Orchestra Goes to FestivalBy Karen Allendoerfer: The weather was dark and rather depressing; the Winter that Would Never End was still with us. But it was time for the high school music ensembles to go to the MICCA (Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association) festival. Back when I was a kid in New York State, it was NYSSMA…

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A new piece by Chinese-American composer Zhou Long was part of the programme in the latest chapter of this transatlantic musical exchange

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School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. Because April is choral month at Classical MPR, this week's School Spotlight shines on Litchfield High School's Dragonaires chamber choir.

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