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La rue est une musée pour tous! + MORE

Born on this day in 1907 comic book creator Hergé.  Born on this day in 1813 composer and librettist Richard Wagner. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNTxGcUv7k Born on this day in 1900 soprano Vina Bovy. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-1PigewfA Born on this day in 1913 conductor Frantisek Jílek. //www.yo.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Rich and Colourful + MORE

Organ music by J S Bach and Pachelbel, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... Barbara Harbach gives a towering performance ...'.... More »

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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Click on Classical: Piano of the future, 'Mozart in the Jungle,' the soul of 'Selma' + MORE

Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we're featuring on our website. Here are the stories we'll be discussing today..... More »

Miscellany + MORE

An important, dismaying read: Ethan Iverson on Steinway, John Paulson, and Donald Trump.... Earlier this month, a group led by the composer Ashley Fure unsettled the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music with GRID, or Gender Research in Darmstadt, an activist initiative highlighting the severe und.... More »
The best classical music of 2013: Fiona Maddocks's choiceMarin Alsop made history while some of her male counterparts made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. And you couldn’t move for Rings and Albert Herrings…Read the Observer critics’ reviews of the year in full hereIt was the year of the big three. Wagner, Britten and Verdi, in that order, enjoyed anniversary adulation…

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R.I.P. János Négyesy

– www.sequenza21.com

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Above: From the first European recording of the complete Ives Violin Sonatas, by János Négyesy and Cornelius Cardew 
Those of us who knew him will miss his personal warmth and humor, and the joy he took in making music. This was originally posted by Rand Steiger on Facebook, and it’s so good I’m sharing here:
It is with deep sadness that I write to inform you that the great violinist János Négyesy passed away today due to complications that arose during cardiac surgery…

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Day 22 — Im Abendrot (from the Four Last Songs)

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Day 22 — Im Abendrot (from the Four Last Songs)The last of the Four Last Songs sets ‘Im Abendrot’ by Eichendorff, a poet to whom Strauss had first turned in 1876 for the texts of his two unaccompanied choral songs ‘Morgengesang’ and ‘Frühlingsnacht’. Strauss had, however, never used Eichendorff’s words for a solo song until this slow but soothing farewell (though it was the first of these songs Strauss composed)…

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Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is an opera often described as metaphysical, profound, transcendental and musicians and members of the audience often approach it with extreme reverence, often trying to frame their experience of the opera itself by a priori concepts rather than by the experience itself…

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Dream team

– parterre.com

Dream team“Music lovers are in for a treat this Saturday when Kathleen Battle, one of the greatest soprano’s of her era, performs at the annual Christmas concert of the Chamber Players of Canada…. Also on the bill is Dr. Fraser Rubens, a cardiac surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute who is also a recognized tenor…

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Andrew Davis Leads Compelling “Parsifal”

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Sir Andrew Davis, (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 21.11.2013 (JLZ) Cast: Gurnemanz: Kwangchul Youn First Knight: John Irvin Second Knight: Richard Ollarsaba First Esquire: Angela Mannino Second Esquire: J’nai Bridges Tird Esquire: Matthew DiBattista Fourth Esquire: Adam Bonanni Kundry: Daveda Karanas Amfortas: Thomas Hampson Parsifal: Paul Groves Titurel: […]

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Day 21 — Die Frauen sind oft fromm und still

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Day 21 — Die Frauen sind oft fromm und stillThis is the final song from Strauss’s 1887–88 Schlichte Wiesen, comprising five settings of Felix Ludwig Julius Dahn’s poetry. While Dahn’s text here may seem a little Gemütlich for modern tastes, Strauss sets it with great sincerity, beautifully contrasting the woman’s calm sagesse with the gruffer attitudes of the man…

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Barcelona Berlioz Britten and more Xmas listening

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Berlioz L’enfance du Christ The Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya’s Christmas concert, live on medici.tv Good Xmas listening : not as vibrant and original as François-Xavier Roth with the LSO at the Barbican last week, but still worth listening to because it’s done honestly…

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DVD Spotlight. Battle of Wills

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Erich Korngold’s ‘Die Tote Stadt’, reviewed by Robert Anderson. ‘… production and performance are in the safe hands of the Finnish National Opera …’

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For the Fourth Sunday in Advent

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Wagner has received his fair share of attention this year, but even he, even Mozart, even Beethoven, must ultimately take second place to the greatest composer of all. This evening, I shall be hearing the B minor Mass from the Aurora Orchestra and the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, at Kings Place…

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Others who made the top 10: Jeremy Denk, San Francisco Symphony and even Keith Jarrett.

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At last, Vienna Philharmonic cancels honours it gave to Nazi leadersIn the run-up to its New year showcase, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has let it be known that honours it gave to six Nazi leaders have been withdrawn. It has also admitted past intentions to present an honour to Adolf Hitler. The six who have been stripped of Vienna glory are: Baldur von Schirach, the […]

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Still two weeks to enter our competitionThere are still two weeks to go to enter our fabulous competition to win a champagne evening with Divas and Scholars at one of their History of Opera evenings, with a choice of subjects from six evenings on the history of opera with a variety of expert lecturers and fabulous singers (with a glass of champagne!)…

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