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Beautiful site, beautiful sounds as CSO returns to Arboretum for concert series + MORE

A little night music — under the stars, surrounded by trees and performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — is made to order for summer nights. The second annual J.... More »
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Play your hunch + MORE

Bel Canto at Caramoor is something that I’ve always wanted to attend but never have because … well because frankly I’m just too lazy during the summers, and I’m also a big baby about outdoor performances. What if it’s torrential downpour? What if it’s 100 degrees? What if it’s a five h.... More »
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Classical Music News - ESO McCabe Chair + MORE

The English Symphony Orchestra permanently renames its Composer-in-Association Chair in memory of John McCabe.... More »
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Lyric Opera’s ‘Ring’ cycle a perfect fit for Eric Owens + MORE

Nothing reigns more supreme in the opera world than Richard Wagner’s massive, 15-hour set of four operas – “Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung),” which interweaves German and Scandinavian folklore and brings together gods, heroes and mythical creatures. “It’s this epic sag.... More »
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Perchance to Stream: Feels Like Home Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Soprano Karina Gauvi.... More »
 If you’re on the Peninsula this weekend or next, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus is performing “Heart-Spells,” by composer Mark Winges to texts by poet Jane Hirshfield. I’ve known Jane for decades; I also know Mark and his music and was happy to hear of this collaboration. Details: Saturday, May 10, 2014 4:00 p…

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Piano Factory 13.

– www.lafolia.com

Piano Factory 13.Grant Chu Covell[May 2014.]“Mahnkopf Edition 2: Piano Works.” Claus-Steffen MAHNKOPF: Rhizom (1988-89); 5 kleine Lakunaritäten (1994-95); Kammerminiatur (1995); Kammerstück (1995); Le rêve d’ange nouveau (1999); Beethoven-Kommentar (2004); Prospero-Fragmente (2005). Ermis Theodorakis (pno). NEOS 11207 (1 CD) (http://www…

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The ladies in question

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The ladies in questionThere is a truism that there are no small parts, only small singers. Last night’s Così fan tutte has made me consider another possible truism: there are no bad productions, only miscast productions. 
The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Così fan tutte debuted in 1996 with an all-star cast of Carol Vaness, Suzanne Mentzer, Cecilia Bartoli, Jerry Hadley, Dwayne Croft and Thomas Allen…

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Behind the scenes of British opera

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Tomorrow (Saturday) you can enjoy four hours behind the scenes with the UK’s top opera companies: the ROH, ENO, ETO, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and WNO.
The live and recorded footage includes interviews, rehearsals and performance. Watch above or on YouTube from 2pm. The whole thing will be available on demand for 48 hours after the event…

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Notes on the market

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A rare autographed Rachmaninov manuscript is the biggest prize in an upcoming Sotheby’s sale of composer autographs and musical exotica

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Thebans World Premiere at ENO

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03/05/14How nice it is to have expectations confounded. I admit to having had mild reservations about Julian Anderson’s Thebans before I even entered the theatre. Oedipus or Orpheus or Elektra are all very well as opera subjects in the neoclassicism of the 18th century or the intellectual milieu of early 20th century Central Europe, with Freudian thought ascendant and musical neoclassicism just around the corner…

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LSO/Mark Elder review  a matchless RosenkavalierBarbican, LondonSarah Connolly, Anne Schwanewilms and Lucy Crowe brought sensitivity and poise to Strauss’s opera, and the LSO gave full value to the score’s harmonic surges and misty-eyed nostalgiaRichard Strauss’s most popular opera, Der Rosenkavalier, is regularly accused even by Strauss fans of suffering from longueurs…

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Bel canto belle

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FETED in Europe, Australian soprano Jessica Pratt is set to make her Melbourne debut.

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The Week Ahead | Classical: Still Elusive: Brahms, in ConcertThe master pianist Emanuel Ax will focus on different dimensions of Brahms in a Carnegie Hall recital on Thursday.

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I like Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ and enjoy hearing it in unexpected moments. But it took me by a bit more than surprise in a graphic video outlining how to clean the common carp.

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C Force Joins Bertha C. Boschulte Concert Band in Chamber Music of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands Composer Alton Adams & Other Caribbean ComposersAlton Augustus Adams in 1922 (Wikipedia)Bertha C. Boschulte – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin IslandsC Force, University of the BahamasConcert and LectureAbove photos and many more by Sam James Photography can be seen at:http://www.samjamesphotos.com/#!g-force-and-bcb/c217eDr. Christine Gangelhoff is Assistant Professor of Music at The College of The Bahamas in Nassau, Bahamas…

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Classical MPR's Julie Amacher spoke with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who is currently starring in the Met Opera's production of Rossini's 'La Cenerentola' (Cinderella), which airs Saturday, May 10, at noon on Classical MPR.

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Schubert symphonies, heard by Gerald Fenech. ‘… performances of unwavering focus …’

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