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Daily Download: Claude Debussy - Arabesque No. 1 + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Claude Debussy - Arabesque No. 1, performed by ChromaDuo..... More »
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CD Spotlight. A Precocious Gift + MORE

Orchestral music by Enrique Soro, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The composer's melodic instinct, mastery of orchestration and sense of form are evident throughout ...'.... More »
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Bend It Like Beckham musical to close + MORE

The Bend It Like Beckham stage musical is to close in March, less than a year after it opened in London's West End..... More »
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San Francisco Symphony Personnel Changes for 2016-17 + MORE

Received today:2nd Violin:    Helen Kim will begin her Audition Year as Associate Principal Second Violin.Bass:              Lee Philip will fill the position of Acting Associate Principal Bass as a one-year sub.Oboe:           &n.... More »
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Jobs saved at Rome's opera house + MORE

Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions..... More »

2015 Adler Fellows

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The incoming 2015 Adler Fellows are mezzo-soprano Nian Wang, tenor Chong Wang, baritone Edward Nelson, bass-baritone Matthew Stump, bass Anthony Reed, and coach and accompanist Ronny Michael Greenberg. They join current Adlers Julie Adams, Maria Valdes, Zanda Švēde, Efraín Solís, and Noah Lindquist…

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts Florissants

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Rameau Les Paladins Christie Les Arts FlorissantsAhead of the all-Rameau Les Paladins concert at the Wigmore Hall on Wednesday 1st October, a link to a film on Les Paladins on medici tv based on the 2004 Théâtre du Châtelet de Paris production with Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie.”We’re talking about a composer who IS funny…..

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The short run of Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas at Washington National Opera closes tomorrow. After our reviews of the first and second performances, the third performance on Wednesday night offered the chance to hear a different singer in the title role. Soprano Melody Moore made a commendable company debut as the opera singer returning to Brazil, dignified of presence and vocally lush

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LPO/Jurowski; LSO/Gergiev; Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen; BBC Singers  reviewSaffron Hall, Saffron Walden; Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, St Giles Cripplegate, LondonThe LPO kicked off their new season in a school hall. And the BBC Singers dont sound a day over 90Eyes used to be nearly as important as ears for listening to music. Pre-gramophone, you had to be in the presence of the musicians…

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When the wrong fach screws you up

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When the wrong fach screws you upTenor-turned-baritone Simon Wallfisch shares his voice-changing experiences at Zurich Opera Studio.

What the Fach? By Simon Wallfisch 
 

Being accepted in 2009 as a Tenor in the Opera Studio of the Zürich Opera House was in itself a great achievement, not to mention a huge surprise after having had only one year’s experience of experimenting with the new Fach…

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Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

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Hatfield House Chamber Music FestivalNavarra Quartet Stravinsky, Korngold, Schubert; Aronowitz Ensemble, Navarra Quartet; Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 26 2014 Star rating: 4.5Familiar and unfamiliar repertoire in vibrant performances from young playersThe Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival opened on Thursday 25 September with a concert from the Sixteen and cellist Guy Johnston (artistic director of the festival), but the concert of chamber music proper was on Friday 26 September 2014 when the Navarra Quartet, members of Johnston’s Aronowitz Ensemble, Hugo Ticciati, Goran Frost and Adi Tal gave us a programme of Stravinsky’s Three Pieces for String Quartet, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Sextet Op…

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Ensemble. A Thin Connection

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Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ travels to Italy, and is experienced by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Gifted humans

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Gifted humansBorn on this day in 1898 composer Vincent Youmans.

Born on this day in 1879 composer Cyril Scott

Happy 74th birthday soprano Josephine Barstow

Happy 73rd birthday musicologist Philip Gossett

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Figaro up close and personal

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Figaro up close and personalOpera Up Close returns with a new small scale production, what is promised to be a lively updating of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro. Directed by Sarah Tipple the new production has just started a run at the King’s Head in Islington which goes on into November. The production will be sung in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale and has been re-orchestrated for piano, viola and clarinet by Alex Beetschen, with designs by Richardo Pardo…

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William Levi Dawson, Composer and Professor Born September 26, 1899, Composed 'Negro Folk Symphony'; New York Times calls him one of the 'pioneers'The Spirituals of William L. Dawson; The St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, conductor; Marvis Martin, soprano; St. Olaf Records 2159 (1997)William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony (1934) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJX1jCmCev8 A YouTube posting has made Dawson’s only symphony available in its entirety online…

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Christopher Hogwood

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Conductor and early music pioneer Christopher Hogwood died on September 24th at 73, following several months of illness. He was a founder of the Early Music Consort, with the great David Munrow, and the Academy of Ancient Music, one of the first period-instrument orchestras. With the Academy, he recorded a groundbreaking complete set of Haydn’s symphonies, as well as the complete symphonies and piano concertos of Mozart and many other works…

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A fourth Italian music director walks out

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A fourth Italian music director walks outWe warned last week that there would be more after Gianandrea Noseda quit in Turin, Riccardo Muti left Rome Opera and Nicola Luisotti called time on San Carlo in Naples.
Next to go is Daniele Rustioni, 30, one of the bright young talents on the Italian scene. He has resigned as music director of the Teatro Petruzelli in Bari, Italy’s fourth largest opera house…

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