Dina Appeldoorn + Joachim Raff + MORE Nov 25th


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Watch Met orchestra cellist play the first 3-D printed cello + MORE

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Photo album: Opening night at The Royal Ballet includes premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Symphonic Dances + MORE

The latest mixed-programme from The Royal Ballet was unveiled last night and will run until the end of this month. “Virtuoso dance from The Royal Ballet in a programme that includes Forsythe and Balanchine classics and Wheeldon’s 2016 narrative ballet” also saw the world premiere of L.... More »

Ensemble. Outstanding Productions + MORE Nov 29th

Opera North's Britten celebrations, with Mike Wheeler.... More »

NewMusicBox LIVE! Presents Joan Tower + MORE

To conclude our first NewMusicBox LIVE! event, we invited Joan Tower to share her some of her acerbic wit and wisdom with us. Joining her to perform two of her dazzling virtuoso solo compositions were rising star violinist Bella Hristova and the iconic new music pianist Ursula Oppens..... More »

Elektra: a comedy for music + MORE

Elektra - Metropolitan Opera, 4/14/2016Stemme, Pieczonka, Meier, Owens, Ulrich / SalonenThough I came into the house thinking on previous Elektras (including, of course, Christine Goerke's epochal account at Carnegie Hall in October), the actual event looks more significantly back to Esa-Pekka Salon.... More »

RSNO Bring Colour and Spirituality to 20th Century Composers

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 Messiaen, Beethoven, Rachmaninov: Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Peter Oundjian (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.11.2013 (SRT) Messiaen:          Les offrandes oubliées Beethoven:        Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor Rachmaninov:   Symphonic Dances   The Symphonic Dances was Rachmaninov’s final work, and he probably intended it that way…

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Kita-ku is not one of Tokyo’s fashionable neighborhoods and most tourists never go there. It’s district hall has a 1,300-seat theatre called Sakura Hall, where a collaboration with the Japanese period-instrument orchestra Les Boréades has brought about a yearly concert since 1995 with foreign guest musicians, featuring works ranging from Rameau’s Hyppolite et Aricie to Gluck’s Les Pèlerins de la Mecque…

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Review: Los Angeles Philharmonic Plays All-Dvorák, with Frank Peter ZimmermannBy Laurie Niles: “This isn’t the New World symphony, is it?” a few ladies were asking each other as they leafed through their programs behind me, before the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s all-Dvorák show Friday at Disney Hall, with Manfred Honeck conducting.

On the program was Dvorák’s Eighth Symphony (“not from the New World,” as the ladies soon concluded), Carnival Orchestra, and Violin Concerto, played by Frank Peter Zimmerman…

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Great orchestra without equal

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AMSTERDAM’S Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra showed why it is consistently rated at the very top of the orchestral pantheon.

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MontgomeryAdvertiser.com: Montgomery Symphony Orchestra Performs Symphony No. 2, 'Song of a New Race' of William Grant Still, 7:30 PM Mon. Nov. 25, 2013William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com  Symphony No. 2 in G Minor (Song of a New Race) (1937) was recorded most recently by the Fort Smith Symphony, conducted by John Jeter, on Naxos 8…

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Dina Appeldoorn + Joachim Raff

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Dina Appeldoorn + Joachim RaffBy Bram Heemskerk: I played with an anateurorchestra a rare programm with the Pastorale of Dina Appeldoorn, an unknown Dutch composer, because someone has lived in the Appeldoornstreet in Holland so she programmed this piece for the orchestra. The celloconcerto of Saint-Saens is more well known, but an other rarity is the 4th symphony of Joachim Raff which was on Youtube…

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Video: Panel Discussion Following Hilan Warshaw's "Wagner's Jews"Panel discussion following screening of Hilan Warshaw’s documentary “Wagner’s Jews” organised by the Wagner Society of New York. Sept. 24, 2013. Thanks, yet again, to the Wagner Society Of New York

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Euryanthe, Chelsea Opera Group, 23 November 2013

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Cadogan Hall King Louis VI – Richard WiegoldAdolar – Jonathan StoughtonEuryanthe – Kirstin SharpinLysiart – Stephen GaddEglantine – Camilla RobertsBertha – Melinda HughesChorus of the Chelsea Opera Group (chorus master: Deborah Miles-Johnson)Orchestra of the Chelsea Opera GroupCameron Burns (conductor) Poor Weber: opera companies, especially in England, do him anything but proud…

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Und in dem "Wie" da liegt der ganze Unterschied

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Und in dem "Wie" da liegt der ganze UnterschiedOn Friday night, most of the New York opera fanatics I know were at Peter Grimes at Carnegie Hall. Forgive me, but I enjoy Strauss far more than Britten and I went to Der Rosenkavalier instead, in its first performance at the Met this season. It’s an adequate but uneven revival, featuring a promising surprise debut by Erin Morley as Sophie but some miscasting elsewhere…

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What a would-be opera star did when ill-health killed her hopesElizabeth Lewis Celeste was on track to make an international opera career when a series of strokes set her back. Looking around, she saw how tough it was for young singers to get into major companies. So she opened a starter company in Vancouver. Here’s her story:   Opera di Concertisti e Meraviglie is an independent […]

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Britten Centenary Celebration – reviewSnape Maltings, AldeburghBritten’s debt to Purcell – and Purcell’s to Matthew Locke – came to the fore in this inspired programme of old and new worksonce remarked of Henry Purcell that there seemed to be nothing he could not do. The same could be said of Britten. On the centenary of his birth, Aldeburgh celebrated both the genius of the composer and the remarkable legacy he created with his partner Peter Pears…

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Critic’s Notebook: Classical Tributes to Kennedy in DallasThe Dallas Symphony and the Brentano String Quartet were among the performers commemorating the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination.    

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Hamilton Harty: An Irish Symphony – The Fair Day

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Hamilton Harty: An Irish Symphony – The Fair DayI am not usually an enthusiast of excerpting movements from symphonies, however when the composer himself did this on a regular basis I have to turn a blind eye. In fact ‘The Fair Day’ was the only movement of his symphony that Harty ever recorded. Hamilton Harty’s ‘Irish’ Symphony was composed in 1904 in response to a call from the Feis Ceoil in Dublin…

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