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Sweater and shorts? Weirdest celeb wedding gowns + MORE

REALITY star Olivia Palermo wears shorts and sweater on her wedding day, but it’s not the most unorthodox ensemble we’ve ever seen..... More »
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‘Man on a Wire’ in Pasadena + MORE

Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Boston Court, People Inside Electronics presented Man on a Wire, a concert of new music featuring pianist Aron Kallay.  A capacity crowd filled the Branson performance space to hear eight pieces incorporating electronics, piano, keyboards and acoustic instruments. The fir.... More »
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Kenneth Leighton: Fanfare for Organ: 1966 (50th Anniversary) + MORE

The twentieth-century produced four major British composers contributing sizable catalogues of music for the organ:  Herbert Howells, William Mathias, Francis Jackson and Kenneth Leighton. Leighton’s organ music is not in the trajectory of Howells, in spite of there being some fingerprints of.... More »
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Zender's unique Winterreise - Berlin Philharmoniker + MORE

Hans Zender's Schubert's Winterreise  can now be viewed in the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall.  Notice the full title "eine komponierte Interpretation", an Interpretation, not simply an orchestration of the cycle for piano and voice. There's absolutely no way it's a substitut.... More »
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Shedding light on a forgotten Romantic: Méhul's Uthal from Palazzetto Bru Zane + MORE

Méhul Uthal; Karine Deshayes, Yann Beuron, Jean-Sebastien Bou, Les Talens Lyriques, Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset; Palazzetto Bru Zane/Ediciones Singulares Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Mar 05 2017 Star rating: 4.0Méhul's forgotten Romantic opera, in strong revivalThis year (.... More »

Estonia fires Philharmonic chief

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Estonia fires Philharmonic chiefNo reason given, but from tomorrow the Talinn Philharmonic is headless. Marko Lõhmus faces a jobless Christmas.

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Paul Rudy: Life Improvisations

– www.newmusicbox.org

Composer Paul Rudy takes to heart the idea that “nature’s wisdom follows the path of least resistance.” Active listening and intuition play vital roles not only in his composing process, but also in his work as an educator and performer.

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The LSO wants to get you singing

– www.planethugill.com

The LSO wants to get you singingIn addition to it range of choral concerts (which includes Haydn’s Creation and music by Peter Maxwell Davies, Scriabin and Beethoven), the London Symphony Orchestra has a range of Singing Days to get everyone singing. Each day is devoted to a particular work, starting with a workshop and ending with an informal performance with piano, and there are group discounts if you want to bring your friends or fellow choir members…

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Towards zero

– parterre.com

Towards zeroOur Own JJ (not pictured) counts down his 10 favorite New York opera performances of 2013 in the New York Observer. Not that you need encouragement, cher public, but don’t be afraid of offering your own such lists in the comments section.

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Barbican HallSchoenberg – Erwartung, op.2 no.1Eisler – Spruch 1939; Unter den grünen Pfefferbäumen, In den Hügeln wird Gold gefunden, Diese Stadt hat mich belehrt, Zwei Lieder nach Worten von Pascal, Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann, Verfehlte Liebe, Spruch Britten – Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Wolf – Denk’ es, o Seele!, Um Mitternacht, Wie sollte ich heiter bleiben, Auf eine Christblume II, Blumengruss, Lied eines Verliebten Schubert – Alinde, D 904, Der Wanderer, D 649, Herbstlied, D 502, Verklärung, D 59 Brahms – Verzogen, op…

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Battle of the Messiahs: Toronto Symphony wins this roundThe TSO pulls off what may be its best Messiah in a quarter century, edging out Tafelmusik’s traditional interpretation.

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Quatuor Végh(Naive, eight CDs)The Végh Quartet disbanded in 1980, 40 years after violinist Sándor Végh founded the group in Budapest. Based in France after 1945, their reputation grew steadily through the 1950s and 60s, founded upon their performances of the Beethoven and Bartók quartets particularly…

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Chicago-based composer Carolyn O’Brien’s path to becoming a composer wasn’t a typical one. She taught in public schools for ten years before she took her first composition lesson at 32, disappointed with the contemporary music repertoire for public school students and imagining she might create music for that medium…

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Found the Grail! Parsifal Royal Opera House HD

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Found the Grail! Parsifal Royal Opera House HDWhat a difference HD makes! My initial misgivings about the new Wagner Pasifal at the Royal Opera House were transformed by the HD broadcast When its initial teething difficulties settle in, this production could be a keeper. The Royal Opera House needs a flagship new Wagner and this could be it. It’s different, but it isn’t nearly as wrong as some think…

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Platinum Consort OAE Christmas Oratorio Kings Place 19 December 2013 Bach: Christmas Oratorio: Parts I, III, V, VIPlatinum Consort, Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentScott Inglis-Kidger, condKings Place, London 19 December 2013In a season dominated by Messiahs, spare a thought for the Christmas Oratorio. Were it not for Handel’s perennial singalong, Bach’s masterpiece would have far higher visibility on our Christmas programmes – and it certainly does on the continent…

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Day 19 — Winterliebe

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Day 19 — WinterliebeStrauss wrote two ‘winter’ songs, published together in his 1900 Fünf Lieder Op. 48. Unlike ‘Winterweihe’ (the fourth in the set), which is cosy, domesticated even, ‘Winterliebe’, number five, truly embraces the season, with a heroic gait, striding out into the winter sunlight. Would that we could all have the optimism of Karl Friedrich Henckell’s poem or Strauss’s setting, with its bold fanfares…

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 Bach: András Schiff (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 18.12.2013 (GDn) Bach: Well-tempered Clavier, Book II   András Schiff picked up the 48 more or less where he left off with the first book at the end of November (review). Now, as then, he gave a focussed but flowing account, balancing his habitually detached touch against the […]

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 Schoenberg, Eisler, Britten, Wolf, Schubert, Brahms: Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Barbican Hall, London, 18.12.2013 (MB) Schoenberg – Erwartung, op.2 no.1 Eisler – Spruch 1939; Unter den grünen Pfefferbäumen, In den Hügeln wird Gold gefunden, Diese Stadt hat mich belehrt, Zwei Lieder nach Worten von Pascal, Erinnerung an Eichendorff und Schumann, Verfehlte Liebe, Spruch […]

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