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WindSync in residence in St. Paul, Nov. 19 to 23 + MORE

Houston-based quintet WindSync will spend five days in St. Paul, Minn., putting on various concerts, thanks to a residency with the Schubert Club. Classical MPR's Alison Young has performances with the group and more detail about its concerts..... 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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Click on Classical: Badlands, band, and Brahms + MORE

Normally on Monday mornings at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our website. This Monday I won’t be on the air—I’ll be at the Minnesota State Fair participating in our live blogcast—but here are three recent stories you might hav.... More »
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What's in a Miniature? + MORE

Francisco CollOn Sunday 2 November Britten Sinfonia premiere a new work by young Spanish composer, Francisco Coll. Entitled Four Minatures, the piece will be conducted by Thomas Adès and performed at Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden. Francisco Coll studied at the Valencia and Madrid Conservatoires befo.... More »
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Breaking: Kissin to headline Carnegie season… with Yiddish evening + MORE

Just in, from Clive Gillinson. press release: CARNEGIE HALL ANNOUNCES 2015–2016 SEASON Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Celebration Season launches with Opening Night Gala concert with Alan Gilbert, Evgeny Kissin, & the New York Philharmonic on October 7, 2015 All-star anniversary gala fea.... More »
Two years ago, on a warm July evening in Caracas, Gustavo Dudamel and his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra were joined by Panamanian salsa star Rubén Blades for a huge outdoor concert. Bringing together for the first time two Latin American musical icons, the event reportedly generated enough…

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Remodeling

– www.artsjournal.com/pianomorphosis

RemodelingIn the cadenzas Beethoven wrote for his C-Major Piano Concerto, opus 15, higher high-notes are utilized than those in the concerto itself. The cadenzas were written down around 1809, more than a decade after the concerto.
When you add on a new room to your house you may use the same materials as the original construction, but whether using the same materials or not, you’re likely to utilize current technology in doing the construction…

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Today Is the Last Day Of The Met As You Know It

It is deadline day for the Metropolitan Opera (Met) and if the organization and its union employees fail to reach an accord by midnight, it is expected that the employer will initiate a lock out. Over the past few days, union employees have been removing personal equipment and any other personal belongings they don’t want to go without for an extended period of time the HR department is almost certainly buzzing with last minute questions and tasks related to the since the severing health benefits, payroll, and the host of other odds and ends that would otherwise wait a day or two…

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PROM 15: A Stunning Daphnis et Chloé

– www.seenandheard-international.com

         Prom 15. Jonathan Dove, Mozart, Ravel Ingrid Fliter (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Josep Pons (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.7.2014 (RB) Jonathan Dove – Gaia Theory (2013-14) (world première) Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major K488 Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé   Harmony in the natural […]

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Listen to the Monteverdi Choir sing Byrd

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VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) – French-American conductor Marc Minkowski loves music and his second passion is horses, so he is combining the two at a concert that will open the annual Mozart Week festival in Salzburg next year.

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Bob Wagner, 71, who is competing for the national shredding championship, thinks a win is in the bag

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With a lockout increasingly likely, the show may not actually go on this fall at the Metropolitan Opera.

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The proposal comes as time is running out before a potential lockout of the opera’s workers.

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Mostly Mozart Festival’s Impressive Opening Concert

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Mostly Mozart Festival (1), Richard Goode (Piano), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Louis Langrée, (Conductor),  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 29.7.2014 (SSM) Overture to Don Giovanni, K.527 (1787) Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K.488 (1786) Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”) (1788) As it inches its way towards the half-century […]

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Rameau Motets Prom William Christie Les Arts Florissants

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Best of the season so far! William Christie and Les Arts Florissants  performed Rameau Grand Motets at late night Prom 17. Perfection, as one would expect from arguably the finest Rameau interpreters in the business, and that’s saying a lot, given the exceptionally high quality of French baroque performance in the last 40 years…

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Children of the lockout

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Children of the lockoutDuring the 15 months of the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout of its musicians, some new shoots sprouted. Students and schoolchildren, irked by the terrible silence, formed Young Musicians of Minnesota and went around playing and campaigning for a resumption of concerts.
They wrote to the musicians, telling them how much they were missed…

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Why music struck a chord with BeckettAs a festival of Beckett’s work opens, its director Sean Doran reveals how the playwright’s love of music from Haydn to Beethoven to Schubert underpinned his drama"Music always wins" may be an unexpected statement to come from a Nobel prizewinner for literature. But those who knew Samuel Beckett also knew that his was a life embedded in music, both making and listening to it, usually in the company of friends…

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