Classical Music News – M&V January Newsletter + MORE Jan 2nd

 

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Car park orchestra wins classical award + MORE

A multi-storey car park that has been turned into a classical music venue wins a top prize at the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards..... More »
composer

Daily Download: J.S. Bach - Magnificant, BWV 243: Magnificat + MORE

Get a free MP3 of J.S. Bach - Magnificant, BWV 243: Magnificat, performed by Oxford Schola Cantorum; Northern Chamber Orchestra..... More »
conductors

Maestro move: Canadian takes New York + MORE

After the three-year battle with cancer, Bernard Labadie has been announced today as principal conductor of the Orchestra of St Lukes from 2018-19, succeeding Pablo Heras-Casado. Labadie recently stepped down from the head of Les Violons du Roy, which he founded. He has been replaced there by Jon.... More »
strings

IMG snatch one back + MORE

Within 24 hours of losing the coveted pianist Beatrice Rana, IMG has signed Conrad Tao, formerly with Opus3. Tao, a composer and pianist, has a major premiere coming up next month with Jaap Van Zweden in Dallas. .... More »
classical music news

Odes to Music + MORE

Gil Reavill [April 2017.] “Bright Circle.” Franz SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata No. 20, D. 959 (1828). Johannes BRAHMS: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 (1861). David DEL TREDICI: Ode to Music (2015). Beth Levin (pno). Navona Records NV6074 (1 CD) (http://www.navonarecords.com/). Crea.... More »
The musician, bandleader and composer, who has worked with countless legends, has two Bay Area shows through Jan. 10.

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On the Air This Week

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Highlights from Dec. 31 to Jan. 7 Tuesday, 10 am: Handel’s Messiah, with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: High school counselor Anna Sattler. Wednesday, 10 am: New Year’s Day Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic….

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Lisa Bielawa: Fire Starter

– www.newmusicbox.org

It’s difficult to stand anywhere near composer and vocalist Lisa Bielawa and not feel energized by proximity. An extrovert to the core, she acknowledges that her highly social nature has taken her in some specific directions both as a composer and as a musical citizen.

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Afro-Cuban Violinist and Composer José Silvestre White Was Born in Cuba December 31, 1835[José Silvestre White (1835-1918), Afro-Cuban violinist and composer. Shown here after he received the 1st prize for violin at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1856. Bibliothèque Nationale de France]José Silvestre White is featured at AfriClassical.com, with a Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www…

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New Classical Tracks: 'though love be a day'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Antioch Chamber Ensemble, a 12-voice mixed choir from the New York area, have a new CD that puts clear, warm sound in the spotlight with 15 song settings by composer Matthew Brown.

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Opera Review: Die Fledermaus at the Met, via Douglas Carter BeaneThe Met’s traditional New Year’s Eve “Die Fledermaus” is heavy on shtick and good humor.    

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Music & Vision January 2014 newsletter plus price increases

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A. Vivaldi, Orlando furioso (1714), R. Novaro, R. Basso, Modo Antiquo, F. M. Sardelli
(released on November 13, 2012)
Naïve OP30540 | 160’40"Orlando furioso is Vivaldi’s most famous opera, having been known in modern revival since the 1970s, and it was already recorded for Naïve’s Vivaldi Edition in 2005, by Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Ensemble Matheus…

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Susanne Mentzer: Here We Go Messiah-ing

– www.huffingtonpost.com

Blah blah blah, music of another old dead guy, you say? What is the point? 272 years ago a German immigrant to England, George Frideric Handel, composed his oratorio Messiah in just 24 days.
Read more: Christmas, Classical Music, Orchestra, Chorus, Messiah, Handel's Messiah, Handel Messiah, Arts News

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Critic’s Notebook: Maestro at Work: Hold That CoughConductors and concert performers deal with a bronchial audience in various ways.    

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Our top 15 classical music stories of 2013

– minnesota.publicradio.org

It's been a big year of classical music news and added content on the Classical MPR website. The statistics have been tabulated, and here are the top 15 most-viewed stories on classicalmpr.org for 2013.

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Arts preview 2014: star turns

– www.guardian.co.uk

Arts preview 2014: star turnsAngelina Jolie takes on Sleeping Beauty while Terry Gilliam tackles Berlioz as the stars come out to confound our expectations in the coming yearFilmAngelina Jolie in MaleficentHollywood’s most formidable leading lady is back after a relatively quiet spell, in a role playing on her scariness and seniority…

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Planet Hugill list for 2013

– www.planethugill.com

Planet Hugill list for 2013It is the time of year when people produce lists of the best and worst of the preceding year, so that we though we at Planet Hugill would do something similar, here are our selections from 2013.Robert’s list:Recording artist of the year: treble Inigo Jones who appeared as soloist on New College Oxford’s recordings of sacred music Mozart, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Britten…

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