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Forbes Classical CD of the Week + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE --> #CDoftheWeek on @ForbesOpinion: https://t.co/Pn93epMbZ0 on #BISRecords w/#JohannGottfried… https://t.co/zTrtgXWLba pic.twitter.com/VL9TOXwyKp— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) May 26, 2016<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> …After a master-class tour of the Who’s-Wh.... More »
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5 Female Composers Among 9 Winners of 2017 BMI Student Composer Awards + MORE

For the first time in the BMI Student Composer Awards' 65 year history, a majority of the winners (5 of the 9) are female composers. In addition, Lara Poe, is the first woman ever to win the William Schuman Prize (awarded since 1992 for most outstanding score) and Sydney Wang, winner of the Carlos S.... More »
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Loving Life ! Mahler 5 Petrenko RLPO, Orchestral Wolf + MORE

 Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are a great combination, truly major league. More's the pity we don't get to hear them  more often down south.  So hearing them on BBC Radio 3 was a treat, especially with a strong programme of Hugo Wolf orchestral music .... More »
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Met Opera: Simon Boccanegra + MORE

Join us Saturday at noon for a live broadcast of Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra', from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The performance marks another collaboration of legends James Levine and Placido Domingo..... More »
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WATCH: Classical City: Tempo, Tone and More Come to Life in a NYC Middle School + MORE

Carnegie Hall's Ensemble Connect fellow Remy Taghavi breaks down the basics of music with the kids of PS 63 in Queens, NY..... More »

Saturday Cinema: Classic Foreign Films

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Saturday at 10 a.m., join host Lynne Warfel for classical music from the movies. Today's program features music from some classic foreign films.

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The second in an occasional (though not occasional enough) series that started with a blog post in October, here's another omnibus entry covering all of my writing for The New York Times between the Bard Music Festival in mid-August and the New York Philharmonic concert of November 14, both blogged up individually elsewhere…

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NOT Là ci darem la mano

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Ahead of Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House tonight, NOT Là ci darem la mano but Dort reichst du mir deine Hand. Heinrich Schlusnus and Erna Berger sing Don Giovanni and Zerlina auf Deutsch. Once, singing in the vernacular was not uncommon. Sometimes singers would even sing in their own language if they couldn’t master the local language…

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Friday, in the first of three area performances, New York’s Trio Cavatina was commanding, expressive and as exciting as it is refined.

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Join American Opera Projects (and Google) in honoring Harriet Tubman for Black History Month.Harriet TubmanONLY 18 DAYS LEFT!Click HERE to visit the Lines of Freedom Kickstarter Campaign and watch a video previewing the fantastic music of both shows.

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Cutting edge: Kansas City is first to perform in Google GlassOh, Dorothy, take good care. Your orchestra is recording Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in the latest sense-surround technology. Like? Not sure.       More here. Anyone in Kansas City want to tell us how it went?   UPDATE: Howls of protest from the prairies: This is the Kansas City Symphony, at the Kauffman Center, which is actually […]

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Review: The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia. With An Extensive PreviewThe Cambridge Wagner EncyclopediaEDITOR: Nicholas VazsonyiDATE PUBLISHED: November 2013FORMAT: HardbackISBN: 9781107004252Encyclopedias, especially specialist, one volume sets, are works fraught with risks. There is of course the question of what to include and what to exclude. The intrepid editor is unlikely to satisfy all readers with what is given inclusion and worse will be those facts that are left in the editors waste basket…

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A Tyro’s Guide to Classical Era Forms

– www.classicaltyro.com

One of the reasons I love listening to classical music is that it gives me an opportunity to exercise my mind. Better than working on a crossword or Sudoku puzzle, listening to a piece of instrumental music and trying to identify its component parts provides me with an intellectual challenge on par with reading a great novel or trying to learn a foreign language…

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John Malveaux: African Americans & The Metropolitan OperaJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:I recently chatted with a woman who excitedly shared the benefits of attending ‘LIVE in HD’ (Metropolitan Opera) in movie theaters. I generally listen to broadcast over KUSC Classical Radio but have not seen a production in High Definition. I wondered if ‘LIVE in HD’ may present an opportunity for MusicUNTOLD to promote opera and establish greater identity/awareness within the African American community  of African American opera stars…

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Gorgeous Janáček Jenůfa La Monnaie Bruxelles

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Gorgeous Janáček Jenůfa La Monnaie BruxellesFrom Brussels La Monnaie/De Munt, a visually stunning Jenůfa, which explores Janáček’s  opera from many different angles. Initially, the approach is disorienting, but gradually the wider perspective emerges,.illuminating the drama with great insight.  Jenůfa was Janáček’s breakthrough into opera…

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Happy February 1!

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Happy February 1!To celebrate the birthday of Renata Tebaldi, our friends at Opera Depot are offering a free download of live performances by this great diva. And speaking of divas, Our Own JJ returns to Operavore this afternoon for a talk about operatic miscasting. And don’t miss Zachary Woolfe‘s fascinating look at the Met’s new and different Prince Igor in the New York Times.

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Watts, Lehmkuhl, Odinius, Eiche, Rias Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/Rademann(Harmonia Mundi)Carl Philipp Emanuel, born 300 years ago, was the second son of JS Bach and a fascinating composer who moved from the baroque towards later 18th-century styles. The transformation is well captured here: the choral and solo Magnificat of 1749 is impressive but slightly four-square, whereas the D major symphony of 1780 is wackily surprising and original, its offbeat single lines leaving the listener totally disorientated at the start…

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Tragedy: Top Russian accompanist dies of flu, aged 46

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Tragedy: Top Russian accompanist dies of flu, aged 46The pianist Maria Barankina, head of the Guild of Russian Accompanists, has died after a two-day bout of influenza. The terrible news was announced by her father on his Facebook page. Maria, known as Masha, was a well-known member of a family of musicians. Her father, Evgeny Barankin, is chair of the advisory board of […]

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