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Confused About Instagram’s Stories and Live Features? I Was Too Until I Read This + MORE

I’m not a big Instagram user but it pays to stay on top of leading social media platforms which is why I tend to find tutorials written from the perspective of those inside the field I work more useful than those from generic sources. To that end, classical music entrepreneur extraordinaire .... More »
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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Isango Ensemble’s South African Setting + MORE

This company’s adaptation of Britten’s 1960 opera reimagines the work as a tale steeped in African folklore..... More »
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East German regime’s favourite composer dies, aged 101 + MORE

Guido Masanetz wrote an operetta, In Frisco ist der Teufel (the devil’s in Frisco) that greatly pleased the regime and was staged in almost all the country’s opera houses. He died on Thursday at a great age. .... More »
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Young Musicians Tantalise the Ear with Familiar Masterpieces and Little Known Treasures + MORE

Young Artists’ Platform: Pelléas Ensemble (Henry Roberts [flute], Luba Tunnicliffe [viola], Oliver Wass [harp]), Hannah Morgan (oboe), Daniel King Smith (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 21.11.2016. (CS) Théodore Dubois – Terzettino Jean-Philippe Rameau – Pièces de clavecin en Concerts: ‘Deu.... More »
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Schumann, dramatist : Das Paradies und die Peri, Harding, Paris + MORE

Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri (Op 59) with Daniel Harding and the Orchestre de Paris from the Philharmonie de Paris, with Christiane Karg, Kate Royal, Gerhild Romberger, Andrew Staples, Allan Clayton and Matthias Goerne last week in Paris, now on arte.tv.  This is an exceptionally interes.... More »

Lucier in Los Angeles

– www.sequenza21.com

Lucier in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014 several of the lesser-known works of composer Alvin Lucier were performed by the Southland Ensemble at Monk Space in the Koreatown district of central Los Angeles.
About 35 people attended with only a few empty seats in the compact venue that also doubles as a movie and video location…

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ColumbiaTribune.com: 'Blind Tom' Wiggins' 1880 piano 'duel' with John William Boone in Columbia, MO to be reenacted March 3, 2014The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist by Deirdre O’Connellhas been partially excerpted at AfriClassical Blog.Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (1849-1908) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma…

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Free ticket for Handel in Birmingham

– intermezzo.typepad.com

 
Fancy a free *front row* seat for Handel’s Theodora at Birmingham Town Hall on 6 February (with Sarah Connolly,  Rosemary Joshua and the English Concert)?
 
A reader is unable to use her ticket, so she would be happy to post it to anyone who can.
 
One proviso – the ticket was bought with a 60+ discount…

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Chorus director calls it quits at 92, with Chichester PsalmsRobert De Cormier is retiring from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorus, which he founded 20 years ago. What to do for his farewell? Everyone agreed on Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. But De Cormier’s second proposal – Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time – was shouted down by the singers…

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Stand Up And Be Conti’d

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – L’Issipile (Wigmore Hall, Wednesday 22 January 2014)
Issipile – Lucy Crowe
Eurinome – Diana Montague
Rodope – Rebecca Bottone
Toante – John Mark Ainsley
Learco – Flavio Ferri-Benedetti
Giasone – Lawrence Zazzo
La Nuova Musica
David Bates (Director)
Generally unknown, Francesco Bartolomeno Conti is the latest composer to be ‘rediscovered’ and we are fortunately that L’Issipile is seeing the light of day once again…

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Male fraud

– parterre.com

Male fraudHas Los Angeles Opera mentioned lately that Billy Budd has an all-male cast?

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New – Mahogany Opera Group

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

New - Mahogany Opera GroupMahogany Opera and The Opera Group are joining forces to create The Mahogany Opera Group.Frederic Wake-Walker is Artistic Director and John Gilhooly is Chairman of an illustrious group of sponsors.  This could be an interesting development.  Mahogany Opera produced the brilliant  Britten Church Parables at Aldeburgh last summer – read more HERE (Curlew River)  and HERE…

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Seeing things in a different light

– www.overgrownpath.com

Seeing things in a different light‘I believe I can thank Columbia University, among other things, for having helped me learn the value of unsuccess’ – Thomas Merton writing in Love and LivingSyncretic light was captured by me in the lovingly restored L’Abbaye de la Lucerne in Normandy which hosts classical music concerts, and the photo is (c) On An Overgrown Path 2014…

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Invigorating, Colourful Music in Selmeczi’s New Opera

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  György Selmeczi, Spiritisti:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Hungarian State Opera/János Kovács (conductor), Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest, 19.1.2014. (RD)   Spiritisti (Spiritiszták – seemingly ‘Spiritualists’) is a new Hungarian State Opera commission from composer György Selmeczi, a significant senior figure in the country’s arts scene, who was born in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), in what was the […]

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Dance of Life CD launch

– www.planethugill.com

Dance of Life CD launchSoprano Patricia Rozario recording Roxanna Panufnik’s Dance of Life Tallinn MassIn what was to be the first event in an Estonian themed day, (see my review of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s concert), I attended the launch of Roxanna Panufnik’s Dance of Life Tallinn Mass on Warner Classics yesterday (22 January 2014)…

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Estonian-born composer Udo Kasamets died in January 2014, aged ninety-four

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Oliver Zeffman and Bartholemew LafolletteOliver Zefman and the Melos SinfoniaThe Melos Sinfonia, conductor Oliver Zeffman, are giving a concert at LSO St Lukes on Friday 31 January 2014 performing a fascinating programme which includes Myaskovsky’s 27th Symphony and Andrzej Panufnik’s Cello Concerto (with Bartholemew Lafollette as soloist) as well as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture…

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Les Vents Français(Warner Classics)The joyous exuberance of Jacques Ibert’s Trois pièces brèves makes a delicious opening to this double CD, played by five top French woodwind players with charming Gallic insouciance. There’s so much to enjoy here: Mason Jones’s gorgeous transcription of Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin; Milhaud’s quirky evocation of medieval chivalry, La cheminée du roi René, and the 1876 quintet of Paul Taffanel, the father of French chamber music for wind…

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