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WAM - music for clarinet by Michael Finnissy + MORE

Michael Finnissy Clarinet Sonata, L'Union Libre, Mike, Brian, Marilyn and the Cats, WAM, Giant Abstract Samba; Michael Norsworthy, Michael Finnissy, William Fedkenheuer, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Charles Peltz; New Focus Recordings Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 29 2016 Star r.... More »
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Classical Music News - Mei Baojiu + MORE

Chinese Beijing opera artist Mei Baojiu died in April 2016.... More »
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Royal Opera House customers demand money back over new risqué production + MORE

Production officials receive 100 responses - including 40 refund requests - after email warning of graphic sex in Lucia di Lammermoor.... More »
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CSO’s Riccardo Muti a man for all seasons + MORE

Riccardo Muti is steadfast in his search to connect the musical past and present in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s mission.... More »
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Review: Stravinsky’s ‘Rite’ as a Piano Duo Captivates Carnegie Hall + MORE

Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin gave a commanding performance and received a long standing ovation..... More »

Seattle Opera’s 2014-2015 Season

– operatattler.typepad.com

October 18- November 1 2014: Don GiovanniJanuary 10-24 2015: ToscaFebruary 21- March 7 2015: SemeleMay 2-16 2015: Ariadne auf Naxos
Seattle Opera announced the 2014-2015 season today.
Official 2014-2015 Site

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Marc-André Hamelin at Zankel Hall

– unpredictableinevitability.com

It isn’t often, nowadays, that a pianist opens a concert with one of his own compositions. There was a time, perhaps spanning the centuries from Mozart to Liszt and encompassing a host of lesser luminaries, when all the great pianists composed, or at least improvised. We have Stephen Hough, maybe Thomas Adès, and, in the years to come, Daniil Trifonov…

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Can't help loving that man…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

It’s Don Giovanni. Why on earth do we find him irresistible? Clue: clever librettist plus divine composer, but there are darker factors at work too. I had some interesting chats with Mariusz Kwiecien (who sings him in the ROH’s new production next week) and the great Gerald Finley about the Fifty Shades of Don Giovanni and my piece is in the Independent today…

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The pianist and his remarkable quartet performed songbook classics and Jamal’s own groove-based originals with impressive detail and clarity

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Lehninger and Bavouzet in Impressive Seattle Symphony Debuts

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Prokofiev, Haydn, and Mozart: Marcelo Lehninger (conductor), Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), Seattle Symphony, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 23.1.2014 (BJ) Prokofiev: Classical Symphony Haydn: Piano Concerto in D major, H. XVIII:11 Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 4 in B-flat major for the left hand, Op. 53 Mozart: Symphony No…

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Bottom line

– parterre.com

Bottom line“Revenue for performances in the [Metropolitan] opera house ended up at 69% of total potential box office revenue in the 2012-2013 season (79% of seats were purchased, including discounts).” [Annual Financial Information & Operating Data]

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Five stars for ‘most boring composer’?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Five stars for ‘most boring composer’?It surprised me, too. The adjective most readily connected with Paul Hindemith is ‘boring’. The nickname is Windy Hindy. The German composer, so proficient he could compose a piece to order in 30 minutes, suffers from a reputation for being too clever by half and not feeling a thing. A kind of Max Reger without […]

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Florian Boesch Wigmore Hall Prometheus Schubert Wolf

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Florian Boesch Wigmore Hall  Prometheus Schubert WolfFlorian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau gave a challenging lunchtime recital at the Wigmore Hall yesterday, framed by two different versions of Goethe’s Prometheus.Martineau defined the mood of Schubert’s Prometheus with granite-like chords.  Boesch’s voice floated in quietly, all the more impressive for its restraint…

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Puzzling Lack of Evil in New Rigoletto

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Verdi, Rigoletto: Seattle Opera, soloists, Riccardo Frizza (conductor), McCaw Hall, Seattle, 22.1.2014 (BJ) Cast: Duke of Mantua: Francesco Demuro (tenor) Borsa: Doug Jones (tenor) Countess Ceprano: Carissa Castaldo (soprano) Rigoletto: Marco Vratogna (baritone) Count Ceprano: Glenn Guhr (baritone) Marullo: Barry Johnson (baritone) Monterone: Donovan Singletary (bass-baritone) Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli (bass) Gilda: Nadine Sierra (soprano) Giovanna: […]

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Augusta Free Press: 'Waynesboro [VA] Symphony Orchestra celebrates Black History Month'; Morris Phibbs of CBMR Speaks on Florence Price[Florence B. Price (1887-1953) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.]Dr. Lise Keiter, PianistTitled “Women of the American Symphonic Landscape,” this concert features music written by American Women, and especially Florence Price and her Piano Concerto in One Movement with  piano soloist Dr…

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Goerne and Eschenbach play Schubert

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After kicking myself for two (?) years for having missed the Matthias Goerne/Christoph Eschenbach Winterreise in favor of choir rehearsal or some other garbage, this evening’s rendition of Die Schone Mullerin offered some long-awaited relief. My only live experiences with Goerne thus far have been in the context of large scale symphony concerts…

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project never seems to run out of juice. It fills a need. It mounts concerts that manage to be both one-stop shopping for the merely curious and essential for professionals. The “modern” in the name has always been as much stylistic as calendrical, but its concert at Jordan Hall on January 17 was aggressively new: three world premieres in wildly disparate styles.

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News from the sick room!

– briandickie.typepad.com

I have been touched by the messages of concern and sympathy.  Thank you all!
I am on the mend but can not look a wine glass in the face, or indeed any of my favourite foods, without a degree of nausea.  But I will no doubt be back to myself gradually over the coming days.  Meanwhile a few dry days will do a world of good!
So I hope to be at Don Giovanni dress rehearsal at the Royal Opera tomorrow morning…

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