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Alexandre Tharaud: Better with Baroque + MORE

Mozart, F. Couperin, Schubert, Beethoven, Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26-01-2015 (SSM) Mozart: Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 Couperin: Selections from Pièces de clavecin La logivière Les Calotines Les rozeaux Les baricades mistérieuses Les ombres errantes La.... More »
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Daily Download: Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin, performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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'Bach in the Subways' cellist Dale Henderson takes off on tour + MORE

Dale Henderson, the cellist known for bringing Bach to subway platforms, is taking the great composer's cello suites on tour..... More »
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Laurie's Violin School: Do I have to be in my school orchestra? + MORE

By Laurie Niles: "Do I have to be in my school orchestra? I'm way ahead of everyone else and I'm not going to get anything from it." That could have been me in high school, but it's something I've heard as a teacher, from students and parents, as well. Here's the dilemma: When a child begins vio.... More »
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Ask Alice + MORE

Advice on rushing when playing music, from Classical Music Agony Aunt Alice McVeigh.... More »
What will Daniele Gatti bring to world's best symphony orchestra?The newly announced music director of Amsterdams Royal Concertgebouw in 2016 will arrive at a time when it has never been so critically lauded or financially threatenedThe Gramophone Magazine-anointed worlds best symphony orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, has appointed a new music director astonishingly, only the seventh in their 126-year history…

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Music for string quartet by William Zinn, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… the string writing is outstanding in its proficiency.’

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No such Gluck

– parterre.com

No such GluckMozart tinkered with the Messiah. Mendelssohn adapted choral works by both Handel and Bach. But when Richard Wagner reached into the past and revised Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, he went beyond the accepted boundaries of tinkering and more or less created a new work that’s fomented aesthetic debates ever since…

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Fighting kangaroos are choreographed to Wagner

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Fighting kangaroos are choreographed to WagnerThis is what thousands of Australians are watching right now on their screens – a pair of kangas slugging it out in the burbs.
It’s the closest most suburbanites will ever get to Wagner.
The cause of the dispute is unknown. Probably nothing to do with arts funding.
No need to watch to the end…

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MonteverdiL'incoronazione di Poppea, Barbican

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MonteverdiL'incoronazione di Poppea, BarbicanRobert Howarth conducted The Academy of Ancient Music in a performance of Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Barbican Hall.  Claire Seymour writes in Opera Today:”Set in the reign of Nero, it depicts the irresistible power and tragic pathos of human love, as the passion of Nero and Poppea ruthlessly sweeps aside all hindrances and finds ultimate fulfilment in the Queen’s coronation…

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Laurie's Violin School: Count the Rests!By Laurie Niles: Sometimes when a student brings me orchestra music for trouble-shooting, it’s not the notes that are the problem. It’s the rests!

(Of course, sometimes the problem is with the notes, and that’s another blog for another day.)

Trouble with rests points to trouble with counting, and that makes for trouble with sight reading and fitting together in orchestra…

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Back in April we were quite excited to read about the Vienna State Opera’s ambitious plans for digital webcasting on the grand scale. Here it comes. The ad above shows you something of what they’re doing and a few questions from me about how/how much have elicited the following information: For payment you have several possibilities…

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The official classical chart

– www.classical-music.com

Week ending 04 October 2014

1

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 13
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Naxos 8.573218
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2

Will Todd: Lux et veritas
Tenebrae/Nigel Short
Signum Classics SIGCD394
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 3

Bach: The Art of Fugue
Angela Hewitt
Hyperion CDA67980
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4

Vivaldi: Concertos for Two Cellos
Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber (cellos)
Naxos 8…

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Max Richter and Daniel Hope at the Royal Albert HallMax Richter Max Richter, Daniel Hope, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Hilary Globeron Oct 04 2014 Star rating: 4.0Atmospheric and quirky re-composition of Vivaldi’s Four SeasonsThe main focus of Saturday’s (4 October) concert at the Royal Albert Hall was to promote the release of a recording of Max Richter’s recomposition of Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ starring violinist Daniel Hope…

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Rameau, Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, C. Santon-Jeffery, C. Sampson, B. Staskiewicz, R. van Mechelen, Le Concert Spirituel, H. Niquet
(released on October 28, 2014)
Glossa GCD921629 | 113’36"

S. Bouissou, Jean-Philippe Rameau (Fayard, 2014)
This past September 12 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean-Philippe Rameau…

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San Francisco Opera has upped its Italian game, though its stagecraft leaves a lot to be desired

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Tomorrow night, MATA will hold its annual Benefit at Tibet House (tickets are still available) and will honor two of new music’s leading advocates: Robert Sirota and Steve Smith. We decided to talk to MATA’s recently-appointed artistic director: Du Yun (first name: Yun, last name: Du). Born and raised in Shanghai, China, and currently based in New York, Du Yun is […

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And finally on the Rach bag of spellings…

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And finally on the Rach bag of spellings...…let’s let SERGEI RACHMANINOFF himself have the final say. As you see: Sergei with an i. Rachmaninoff with fortissimo. (I wonder what he did in London in 1929.)Many thanks to Richard Bratby for sending me the link.

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