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40 years of Bach cantatas in the City + MORE

On Friday 11 November 2016, the City Bach Cantata Series celebrates its 40th anniversary with a lunchtime concert at the church of St Mary at Hill, EC3R 8EE, with a performance of Bach's cantatas BWV 61 & 61 Nun komm der Heiden Heiland. The quartet of singers is Nicola Corbishley, Patricia Hammo.... More »
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'Bach in the Subways' cellist Dale Henderson takes off on tour + MORE

Dale Henderson, the cellist known for bringing Bach to subway platforms, is taking the great composer's cello suites on tour..... More »
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Two faint glimmers in US classical sales + MORE

The latest Nielsen Soundscan data are as depressing as ever, with the top classical record clearing just 300 US sales in the past week and the next just 270. For the record, they are Andrea Bocelli and Andre Rieu. More gloom. But coming up behind, in third and fourth place, are the Detroit Symphony&.... More »
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Thursday: League of Composers at Miller Theatre (7:30 Start Time) + MORE

On Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 PM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, directed by Louis Karchin along with conductor David Fulmer, will present a program of works by Arvo Pärt, Fred Lerdahl, Lisa Bielawa, and Sheree Clement (a new piece commissioned by League of Composers/ISCM) at .... More »
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A Widmann Premiere, Inspired by Mahler’s Fifth + MORE

C.P.E. Bach, Widmann, Brahms: Yefim Bronfman (piano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2016 (HS) C.P.E. Bach: Symphony in D major (H. 663) Jörg Widmann: Trauermarsch for Piano and Orchestra Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor The tic.... More »
A critical guide to classical music performances and festivals in New York City.

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Concert sampler: Live music highlights around town this weekIt’s everything from Battle Trance, a quartet of tenor saxes, to the mordant storytelling of Louden Wainwright III.

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Contessa, stop the music!

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Contessa, stop the music!“American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who last week won First Prize at the prestigious Operalia competition, will make her Met debut as Countess Almaviva in this December’s performances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Willis-Sørensen will sing the role on December 4, 8, 12, 15, and 20 matinee, replacing the originally announced Amanda Majeski, who now sings the September and October performances of the opera…

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Muffat, Missa In labore requies, St. Florianer Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria, G. Letzbor
(released on August 26, 2014)
Pan Classics PC10301 | 47’25"
Georg Muffat (1653–1704) was a Savoyard composer, born in Megève, but he spent time absorbing musical styles in Lully’s France, Prague, various places in Corelli’s Italy…

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Hartmann: Simplicius Simplicissimus CD review  Stenz captures opera's raw intensityBanse/Marsch/Hartmann/Netherland Radio Choir and PO/Stenz(Challenge Classics, 2 CDS)Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s opera, based upon Grimmelshausen’s picaresque novel of the thirty years’ war, has not been seen on stage or heard in concert in the UK. Yet it’s one of the most important German operas of the 20th century; it was composed during the mid-30s, but couldn’t be performed under the Nazis because of the unmistakable parallels it draws with the situation in Europe…

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Are We Witnessing The Birth Of Music Director Activism?

In an interesting twist to the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, it appears that the orchestra’s primary conductors (Music Director Robert Spano and Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles) have decided to become involved via a joint letter to ASO’s stakeholders (board, management, and musicians) outlining the pair’s views on the intersection of artistic standards and sustainability…

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South London Concert Series

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South London Concert SeriesCraxton StudiosThe South London Concert Series moves North (temporarily) for the 2014/15 season launch Notes&Notes at the Craxton Studios in Hampstead, London NW3 on 14 September when pianist Graham Fitch gives a recital and talk. Fitch will be performing JS Bach’s Partita No. 1 and French Suite No…

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Summer in the Co-opera forest: Cunning little vixenZoe Perman Baldwin, Kathleen Cronie and Robyn Allegra PartonIn April Planet Hugill helped spread the word about the Co-opera Company’s development programme which aims bring together experienced professionals and young singers just starting out in their careers, providing a kind of apprenticeship. The culmination of the summer course is a full opera – this year a delightful production of ‘The Cunning Little Vixen’ by Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) at the John McIntosh Theatre directed by Natascha Metherell…

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Barry Douglas, whose album is featured in this week's New Classical Tracks, had a chance to talk to Julie Amacher about the role of education in his life and work.

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Damian Lewis participates in Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera HouseActors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will feature in the opening weekend of the Royal Opera House’s annual contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite which starts tomorrow, appearing in a pair of short films. Damian has read the story of Prometheus from Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid, and Helen has read Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and The Mother of God for films to be screened to festival goers in the Paul Hamlyn Hall…

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Jonathan Miller’s production has no sexual electricity

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Worth Reading

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Irontongue linkspam:Are We Witnessing the Birth of Music Director Activism?, asks Drew McManus, after Robert Spano (Music Director) and Donald Runnicles (Principal Guest Conductor) write an open letter about the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s contract negotiations.Heather Brown on getting to know Modern Music…

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Classical Music Documentaries Online

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Classical Music Documentaries Online There seems to be an increasing number of classical music documentaries on YouTube these days, but it’s hard work keeping track of them. So I’ve drawn up a list, as much for my own benefit as anybody else’s. A quick trawl around the site (and I’ll confess, that’s all I’ve done) pulls up all sorts of things I never knew existed…

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