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#morninglistening: Bach on Sandpaper with Feldman Looking On + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE -->#morninglistening to #Bach on @naiverecords w/Alessandrini#classical #classicalmusic #ba… http://t.co/TDEO25FVIB pic.twitter.com/10uURHBR1E— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) October 13, 2015<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> J.S.Bach, Preludes & Fugues Rinaldo Al.... More »
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Christian Gerhaher’s Mahler Recital Does Not Disappoint   + MORE

 Mahler: Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 19.12. 2014 (MB) Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn Kindertotenlieder   It has always proved a great pleasure for me to hear Christian Gerhaher, and this Wigmore Hall recital proved no.... More »
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New music, chorus anniversary, Brahms and more - Scottish Chamber Orchestra new season + MORE

Lotta WennäkoskiThe Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2015/16 season will be continuing the group's policy of performing new work, and both new commissions this season have a Nordic theme. Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski is writing new work to be performed as part of an all-Nordic programme conducted.... More »
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The Best of Culture 2015: The Best Classical Music Recordings of 2015 + MORE

Twenty five selections from our critics, featuring star artists and unknowns, performing the work of composers long dead or still young..... 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 »

Brahms revealed

– www.classical-music.com

Earlier this week, BBC Radio 3 announced a week of concerts in October dedicated to the music of Brahms. You can read about the season here.
As presenter Tom Service explained, ‘[The] week’s performances and broadcasts will, I hope, reveal another Brahms: a visionary pusher of expressive boundaries in his chamber music, a symbolist dreamer in his late piano music and choral works, a multi-dimensional virtuoso of time and space in his orchestral works…

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Omaha.com: 'Omaha Symphony music director Wilkins named principal conductor for Hollywood Bowl Orchestra'Thomas WilkinsOmaha.comWednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am By Casey Logan, World-Herald staff writer Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles…

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Classical music is not good at handling paradigm shifts Back in 2006 I ran a post about the Vienna Symphonic Library, a computer program that uses technology to replicate the sound of an orchestra. My post’s headline quoted the creator of the program Herb Tucmandl, a former cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, as saying “I don’t think orchestras are threatened”…

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Anger Over Plan for Electronic Music in Staging Wagner’s ‘Ring’ CycleThe thought of replacing orchestral musicians with digital sounds has prompted at least one strongly worded warning and forced some performers to make a difficult decision.

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A Rare Offenbach Work Gets Its UK Premiere at Garsington

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Offenbach, Vert Vert –  Opéra bouffe in 3 acts (1869): Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus/David Parry (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 9.6.2014 Sung in a new English translation by David Parry of the critical edition by Jean-Christoph Keck. Sung items with titles in English…

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Harlem Chamber Players present 'Wind Serenades' of Hummel, Pleyel & Beethoven, Sat. June 21, 2014 at 5 PM, Sakura Park, All Day Make Music N.Y. FestivalSakura Park122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont AvenueNew York, NY 10027 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PM as part of the All Day Make Music New York FestivalFeaturingTali Makell, conductor; Hassan Anderson, oboe; Sarah Scruby, oboe; Carl Jackson, clarinet; Liz Player, clarinet; Eric Davis, French horn;   Deryck Clarke, French horn; Amy Fraser, bassoon; Gili Sharett, bassoon;  Steve Moran, double bassProgramHummel Partita in E-flat MajorPleyel Partita in B-flat MajorBeethoven Octet in E-flat, Op…

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There’s no questioning the Russian pianist’s virtuosity – but subtlety was in short supply in this performance of works by Schubert and Scriabin

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Maestro’s distinguished career included stint with Montreal Symphony Orchestra, during which it was invited to play at Carnegie Hall

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Celebrating the life and career of Felicity SmithLast year the young mezzo-soprano Felicity Smith sang the role of Katisha in Co-Opera Co’s production of The Mikado at the Hackney Empire, three days later she died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. Co-Opera Co are initiating a prize in her name, The Felicity Smith Memorial Prize, to support young mezzo-sopranos and to provide a fitting memorial for Felicity…

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Akram Khan Pays Tribute to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Pook, Ben Frost, iTMOi: Akram Khan Company, Sadler’s Wells, London, 10.6.2014 (J.O’D)  Dancers: Kristina Alleyne, Sadé Alleyne, Ching-Ying Chien, Denis ‘Kooné’ Kuhnert, Yen-Ching Lin, T.J. Lowe, Christine Joy Ritter, Catherine Schaub Abkarian, Nicola Monaco, Blenard Azizaj, Cheng-An Wu Production: Artistic Director and Choreographer: Akram Khan Composers:Nitin Sawhney, Joceyln Pook, Ben Frost Producer: […]

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Let’s Get American About Our Music

– www.newmusicbox.org

New music proponents are uniquely qualified to stop worrying about the Major Symphony Orchestra in favor of much more productive—and yes, more American—channels.

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I love you, Alice B. Toklas: the opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

I love you, Alice B. Toklas: the operaThe most celebrated literary salon in Paris between the Wars – the ménage of Gertrud Stein and Alice B Toklas that so offended Ernest Hemingway in his macho memoir – is being recreated as an opera this week n St Louis.
The composer is Ricky Ian Gordon and the leading ladies are sung by Stephanie Blythe and Elizabeth Futral…

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Great conductor who was also a great matchmaker It was with considerable sadness that I learnt of the death of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos at the age of 80. It is always very sad when a great musician passes on. However there was also sadness at a personal level. In 1977, while working for EMI, I was involved in the marketing of maestro Fruhbeck de Burgos recording of Mauel de Falla’s opera Atlántida in the posthumous completion by Ernesto Halfter…

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