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Philip Cannon obituary + MORE

Versatile composer whose commissions included a requiem in one movementThe composer and teacher Philip Cannon, who has died aged 87, defied avant-garde trends with vocal and instrumental music that communicated immediately with listeners.His first acknowledged works date from his student years at th.... More »
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Gockley goes out with a 'shocker' of a 'Carmen' + MORE

Retiring general director at S.F. Opera opens his final summer season with a controversial production of Bizet's opera.... More »
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Flypaper.Soundfly.com: Leo Brouwer is Among The 14 Most Influential South & Central American Composers of the 20th Century; Hear His Quintet + MORE

Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is featured at AfriClassical.comAhmed Dickinson Cardenashttp://www.ahmeddickinson.comAhmed Dickinson Cardenas, an Afro-Cuban Classical Guitarist, joins the Santiago Quartet to play the Quintet (16:49) of the Afro-Cuban Composer, Guitarist and Conductor Leo BrouwerSoun.... More »
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#morninglistening: Helmut Rilling, Cantatas for the first Advent Sunday + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE -->#morninglistening to 1st Advent Cantatas w/Rilling on @HaensslerMusic #classical #classic… https://t.co/UdvgCZpyhr pic.twitter.com/IjBweZiEl6— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 29, 2015<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> J.S.Bach, Advent & Christmas Canta.... More »
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The Jerusalem Quartet Conclude Their Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations at Wigmore Hall + MORE

Schubert, Weinberg, Brahms: Jerusalem Quartet  [Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)] Sir András Schiff (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 20.6.2016. (CS) Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor D.703 Weinberg: Piano Quintet Op.18 Brahms: Piano Quintet in F.... More »
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 Mahler,  Symphony No. 8: Erin Wall, Elizabeth Llewellyn, Sarah Tynan (sopranos); Caitlin Hulcup, Susan Platts (mezzos); Simon O’Neill (tenor); Nathan Berg (baritone); Jonathan Lemalu (bass); RSNO Chorus & Junior Chorus; Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 30…

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‘Midsummer’ Music from the BSO

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Mendelssohn, Ein Sommernachtstraum, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, P. Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi, 2012)
In the past year A Midsummer Night’s Dream has appeared in these pages in many different guises: in the opera by Benjamin Britten, in the ballet by Frederick Ashton, soon in a different ballet by George Balanchine, and even in its original version by

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Roman Mints (violin) (Quartz)The Moscow-born violinist Roman Mints, who deserves to be better known in the UK, introduces new or unfamiliar solo works in this fascinating recital disc. First off is the earliest of the works, which has obsessed Mints since college days: Ysaÿe’s Sonata in A minor (1923), a fiercely virtuosic work inspired by Bach’s G minor sonata…

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Dutoit conducts Fauré’s Requiem

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* Notes * At the moment, Charles Dutoit (pictured left) is conducting San Francisco Symphony in performances of Poulenc, Stravinsky, and Fauré. Poulenc’s Gloria began the concert on Thursday. The orchestra sounded bright and the chorus was cohesive. The “Laudamus te” was particularly jaunty. The soloist, soprano Susanna Phillips, sounded gorgeous…

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Breaking: Korean soprano pips Belgian favourite to Queen Elisabeth prizeThe results are in.
First is Sumi Hwang. Second Jodie Devos. Third. Sarah Laulan.

 

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'In Memory of Maya Angelou,' Pianist Richard Alston, Violinist Christopher Lee & Cellist Ellison Artisson Perform 'Deep River' arranged for Piano Trio[Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.  We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U…

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David Bedford: The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula

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David Bedford: The Tentacles of the Dark NebulaDuring the 1960s David Bedford (1937-2011) produced a considerable array of important compositions including Music for Albion Moonlight (1965), Piece for Mo (1963) and A Dream of the Seven Lost Stars(1964-65). In 1969 he wrote The Tentacles of the Dark Nebula as a commission from Peter Pears. The work was conceived for tenor and string group…

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John Powell interview: ‘I sold myself to the Devil, just a bit’
John Powell came to compose his most famous soundtrack almost by mistake. In 2002, the director Doug Liman had just filmed a new action  thriller starring Matt Damon, loosely based on a pulp novel called The Bourne Identity. Another highly regarded film composer, Carter Burwell, had written a score that had been recorded, but Liman wasn’t satisfied.

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Dialogues des Carmélites; Birtwistle at 80; London contemporary music festival  reviewRoyal Opera House; Barbican; Second Home, LondonPoulenc’s harrowing opera about Carmelite nuns is lost in space but saved by a finely wrought performancePart fact, mostly fiction, Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites (1956) holds up an unbroken mirror to the essence of faith. The nuns of Compiègne, martyred in the French Revolution, face terror within and without, on the streets and in their souls…

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The Endellion Quartet Marking 35 Years of Fine Music-Making

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 Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert: The Endellion String Quartet [Andrew Watkinson & Ralph da Souza (violins), Garfield Jackson (viola), David Waterman (cello)], Wigmore Hall, London, 28.5.2014 (CS) Haydn: String Quartet in B flat Op.55 No.3 Beethoven: String Quartet in F Op.135 Schubert: String Quartet in D minor D810 (Death and the Maiden)   It was standing room […]

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Paganini at Schloss Wackerbarth

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Paganini at Schloss WackerbarthSchloss Wackerbarth Vivaldi, Locatelli, Paganini: Karen Gomyo and Ismo Eskelinen: Dresden Music Festival at Schloss Wackerbarth Reviewed by Robert Hugillon May 27 2014 Star rating: 4.0Spectacular duets for violin and guitar from young duoFor our first visit to the Dresden Music Festival (on 27 May 2014) we attended a concert given by American violinist Karen Gomyo and Finnish guitarist Ismo Eskelinen at Schloss Wackerbarth…

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German-born Canadian conductor Franz-Paul Decker died in May 2014, aged ninety

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