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First UK appearance for 15 years: conductor Peter Dijkstra talks about the Netherlands Chamber Choir + MORE

Peter Dijkstra and Netherlands Chamber Choir ©FoppeSchutOn 8 March 2017, the Netherlands Chamber Choir (Nederlands Kamerkoor) and its chief conductor Peter Dijkstra, will be performing at Cadogan Hall, the choir's first UK appearance for 15 years. Their programme consists of music by Britten (Hymn .... More »
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A (contemporary) Brahms Companion + MORE

Music for Clarinet and Strings by Twin Cities composer Randy Bauer in a performance with Osmo Vanska and members of the Minnesota Orchestra is in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »
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Just in: Cecilia Bartoli to star in West Side Story + MORE

Announcing next year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival today, the Italian mezzo said she will sing Maria in a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. UPDATE: Norman Reinhardt will sing Tony. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The director is Ph.... More »
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A Friend Earns an "I Told You So" + MORE

Email sent at the intermission of today's Ian Bostridge recital:Beautiful music, great pianist, and you were so right about Bostridge. He is a joke..... More »
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Puck at the Piano + MORE

  Pablo Rossi (piano).  Music by Mozart, Schumann, Villa-Lobos, Oswald, Chopin.  Sala Palestrina, Palazzo Pamphilj, Brazilian Embassy, Rome. 30.10.2014 (JB) If you were to meet Pablo Rossi at a party –bright, perky, ironic, mischievous- you would say that he ought to be playing Puck in Shakespe.... More »
Children's author Lauren Stringer loves the explosive charge in the arts at the beginning of the 20th century. She captures one of those moments in her book, <em>When Stravinsky met Njinsky</em>. The book provides the framework for a special Friends and Family concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on Sunday, April 27…

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Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among  Proms debutsOther highlights of this year’s BBC Proms season include the Berlin Philharmonic, Budapest Festival Orchestra, and the return of both Daniel Barenboim and Marin Alsop, announces outgoing director Roger Wright Comment: The shadow of war, Strauss and sentimentA new musical piece by the Pet Shop Boys exploring the life and work of the wartime codebreaker Alan Turing will get its world premiere at this year’s Proms, the 120th edition of the world’s biggest music festival…

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War Horse and Army Wives headline the 2014 BBC Proms

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War Horse and Army Wives headline the 2014 BBC PromsThe details have just been released. August marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Other highlights include: – Simon Rattle/Peter Sellars staging of St Matthew Passion – Proms debut by a Chinese orchestra – Salome and Elektra on successive nights – 80th birthday fanfares for England’s doyen composers, Harry and Max […]

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Proms 2014: The shadow of war, Strauss and sentimentThis year’s Proms season is full of interest and perhaps a few missed
opportunities, while – as ever – British music old and new will be well
represented, writes Martin Kettle News: Pet Shop Boys, CBeebies and Military Wives among Proms debutsThe 2013 Proms were an extremely hard act to follow, with last years first Proms Ring cycle conducted by Daniel Barenboim, and Marin Alsop making overdue history as the first woman in charge of the Last Night…

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Mr Kreutzer’s Stradivarius goes under the hammer

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Mr Kreutzer’s Stradivarius goes under the hammerThe violin, owned by the dedicatee of Beethoven’s sonata, wound up in the possession of a centenarian American recluse. It was found in a closet after the death of Huguette Clark, aged 104, three years ago. Her father founded Las Vegas. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   Joshua […]

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Concert Sampler: Boy George, Ledisi and The KnifePlus the CD release of Beverly Taft Meets the Nathan Hiltz Orchestra.

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17 Signs You Were A Band Geek

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The phrase “band geek” might sound like a derisive label, but to those who wore the chinstrap proudly, it can just as easily be a term of endearment. …
Read more: Classical Music, Marching Band, Signs You Were in Marching Band, Music, Band Geek, Signs You Were a Band Geek, Woodwinds, Brass Instruments, High School Band, Percussion, Arts News

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Nazi Opera Conspiracies: A Kinship with the Goldhagen Hypothesis and Occult Reich Conspiracy TheoriesOf all writings that help us to understand the historical background to Richard Wagner’s views on the Jews, there are perhaps few more enlightening than Ordinary Germans and the Longest Hatred found in the book Rereading German History by Sir Richard J. Evans: a brilliant and spellbinding collection of essays that make for essential background reading for anyone who wishes to read or write about Richard Wagner in historical context…

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Menuhin Festival Gstaad

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Menuhin Festival GstaadThe Menuhin Festival Gstaad was founded by the violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1957. Having moved his family to the Swiss alpine town, Menuhin wanted to bring music to the valleys and to bring other musicians to appreciate the Swiss landscape. The festival is based in Gstaad, with many concerts in a festival tent big enough to take the London Symphony Orchestra and 2000 audience, but there also many concerts in the churches in and around the Bernese Oberland…

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Music Review: David Lang’s ‘collected stories,’ at Zankel HallThe composer David Lang is organizing Carnegie Hall’s six-concert series “collected stories,” at Zankel Hall. Tuesday’s program paired medieval and modern works.

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Carlos Acosta brings a touch of Cuba to the Royal Opera stageRoyal Ballet Principal Carlos Acosta will bring Cubanía, a programme of Cuban dance inspired by his homeland, to the Royal Opera House in July. The mixed programme contains world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance which will be accompanied by a live onstage Cuban house band. Cubanía is devised by Acosta and he will perform during the evening…

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There will always be some new music I will never cover and sometimes I feel conflicted about this but there is only so much time. And even if I were able to produce words for everything that passes my way, there would then be a fair amount of neutral or negative criticism, which I think would do a disservice.

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Sergio A. Mims: 'From September 2014, Maestro Kevin John Edusei will serve as Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra'From September 2014, Maestro Kevin John Edusei will serve as Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra, one of four symphony orchestras in Munich. Sergio A. Mims writes:Here’s some important news that slipped by us. Kevin John Edusei has been appointed the chief conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra starting in Sept…

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