Gerald Finley: 'I feel I've joined the Wagner train and I have a valid ticket' + MORE Nov 30th

 

Today’s News & Buzz

 

Latest News & Posts
maestro

Many cats are the death of the mouse + MORE

On this day in 1828, the mysterious feral child Kaspar Hauser was discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FioGST4B4Jg Born on this day in 1893 composer and conductor Eugene Goossens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGMKtN_Mk6o Happy 94th (98th?) birthday so.... More »
sonata

Video: Arturo Toscanini conducts Wagner live on March 3th 1948 + MORE

Arturo Toscanini conducts Richard Wagner live on March 3th 1948Lohengrin, Prelude 0:00Tannhäuser, Overture & Bacchanale 3:10Siegfried, forest murmurs 26:32Götterdämmerung, Dawn & Siegfried Rhine Journey 35:14Die Walküre, the Ride of the Walkyries 46:26 .... More »
sonata

It’s a Mantua’s world + MORE

Verdi’s Rigoletto returned to the Met Friday in the stilted “Las Vegas” production by Michael Mayer, with mostly competent singing from a good-looking cast. However, in the role of Gilda, Olga Peretyatko was the standout performer, with a clean, brilliant soprano and a fresh face. In both “C.... More »
classical music

Exclusive: Vienna Philharmonic picks new concertmaster + MORE

After a search that has lasted more than two years, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra voted today to approve a successor to the esteemed Rainer Kuchl, who is due to retire. The man elected is José Maria Blumenschein, German born and 40 years old. He is presently joint concertmaster of the WDR Symp.... More »
concerto

NewMusicBox LIVE! Presents Joan Tower + MORE

To conclude our first NewMusicBox LIVE! event, we invited Joan Tower to share her some of her acerbic wit and wisdom with us. Joining her to perform two of her dazzling virtuoso solo compositions were rising star violinist Bella Hristova and the iconic new music pianist Ursula Oppens..... More »

How Cool Is This?

– www.adaptistration.com

How Cool Is This?

Now this is something you genuinely don’t see every day; Kayoko Dan, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) Music Director, is donating her hair (no, that’s not a typo) to Locks of Love and will let CSO patrons select her post-cut hair style.
According to the CSO Facebook page, Dan donates her hair every two years and this time around will be her third time…

Continue Reading On www.adaptistration.com »

Wednesday’s performance by the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus of Benjamin Britten’s eloquent ‘War Requiem,’ conducted by Semyon Bychkov, was both a long mourner’s prayer and an eloquent call for peace. Concert tackles big issue of war.

Continue Reading On www.mercurynews.com »

BBC SSO Volkov Takemitsu Ligeti RFH 28.11.13

– orpheuscomplex.blogspot.com

BBC SSO Volkov Takemitsu Ligeti RFH 28.11.13Takemitsu: Green, Marginalia, I Hear the Water DreamingLigeti: San Francisco Polyphony, Violin ConcertoBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Ilya Gringolts (violin), Ilan Volkov (cond) Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra have long been a powerhouse combination for Modernist music. Some petty politics, now long forgotten (hopefully), led to his standing down from the top job with the orchestra in 2009, and he is now their Principal Guest Conductor…

Continue Reading On orpheuscomplex.blogspot.com »

Parsifal: crystal bells, magic garden

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Parsifal: crystal bells, magic gardenThose great bells which sound four notes so solemn-jubilant in Act One and so doomy-despairing in Act Three of Wagner’s Parsifal are making a discreetly joyful sound in my head now that I’ve sent over the script for Radio 3’s Building a Library. It’s by no means the end of the quest, which will happen once I’ve declaimed the holy text in the studio on Tuesday morning…

Continue Reading On davidnice.blogspot.com »

Tom Jones, Queen and Mario Lanza: Il Divo's Carlos Marin on his six best albumsCarlos Marin, Spanish baritone and member of opera group Il Divo, shares the six records that mean the most to him and why he loves musical theatre

Continue Reading On www.express.co.uk »

How conductors sounded (1): Furtwängler talks about Beethoven (en Francais)This is the first of a short series. If you’re very good, we’ll post more goodies tomorrow   and in German

Continue Reading On www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc »

Interview: Apollo Male Chorus

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Sean Vogt is the new music director of the Apollo Male Chorus. He and the guys join Steve Staruch for conversation and song as the ensemble prepares for its annual holiday concerts.

Continue Reading On minnesota.publicradio.org »

Gerald Finley: 'I feel I've joined the Wagner train and I have a valid ticket'The baritone talks about his 100th Covent Garden performance and the obsession that tied his career in knots’It was a ludicrous progression that I went into the Wagner repertoire with Hans Sachs first,” laughs baritone Gerald Finley. “And now Amfortas in Parsifal? This is not the natural evolution for a singer like me…

Continue Reading On www.guardian.co.uk »

Bramwell Tovey, the esteemed and charismatic music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will leave the post at the end of the 2017-2018 season

Continue Reading On www.theglobeandmail.com »

Ensemble. Liquid Velvet

– www.mvdaily.com

Paul Wiffen listens to the new soprano-piano duo TangOpera

Continue Reading On www.mvdaily.com »

Handel Acis and Galatea Wigmore Hall Early Opera Company

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Handel Acis and Galatea Wigmore Hall Early Opera CompanyHandel Acis and Galatea at the Wigmore Hall with the Early Opera Company. HERE is a link to Claire Seymour’s review in Opera Today. “Christian Curnyn launched into the overture with verve, the dynamic, animated playing of the instrumentalists setting the high standard of playing that was sustained throughout the evening and establishing a gripping dramatic momentum…

Continue Reading On classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com »

Trailer: Wagner's Lost "Opera": Männerlist größer als Frauenlist - Soon On DVD“The likelihood of previously unknown music of Wagner’s coming to light over a century after his death might be thought remote. Yet that is exactly what happened in the summer of 1994, when sketches for Wagner’s youthful comic opera Männerlist grösser als Frauenlist oder Die glückliche Bärenfamilie (Men are more Cunning than Women, or The Happy Bear Family), WWV48, previously thought to be irretrievably lost, surfaced in a private collection…

Continue Reading On www.the-wagnerian.com »

Sultans of String add symphony for Dec. 1 showSultans of String to play with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra at Koerner Hall concert showcasing new album Symphony!

Continue Reading On www.thestar.com »

Comments are closed.