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J.S.Bach, Advent & Christmas Canta.... More »
It's impossible to offer adequate musical responses for the atrocities we're seeing around the world - from Syria to Dallas to, today, Nice.So this doesn't pretend to be adequate, but I hope it offers a moment of meditation and solidarity: Debussy's Violin Sonata in G minor - the composer's final wo.... More »
Sergio A. Mims writes:Here is Episode one of Chi-chi Nwanoku's BBC Radio 4 series In Search of the Black Mozart: BBC Radio 4In Search of the Black Mozart (30 mins.)Episode 1 Chi-chi Nwanoku has spent her career travelling and performing in concert halls the world over as the .... More »
Aldeburgh Music has an enviable track record in opera productions in recent years, but this year's offering represented a tougher proposition. While Britten's Owen Wingrave is a sensible choice for the World War One centenary year, it is a work one previous encounter with which led me to feel is not.... More »
The well-known Esbjerg Ensemble in the southwest of Denmark has been warned it will lose its subsidy in a programme of regional cuts on October 5. The ensemble has been the only classical group in its region for 17 years.
Here’s an appeal from its founder, Michel Camille, asking you to sign a.... More »
Steuart Bedford rehearsing Owen Wingrave, Chicago Opera Theater April 2009 seen with Ken Cazan who directed
Steuart Bedford will be conducting The Rape of Lucretia at the Royal Academy of Music this evening. That is about as near as you can get to having Benjamin Britten himself at the helm. For these young singers, at the beginnings of their careers, to work with this remarkable man is a gift indeed…
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On the eve of her recital at La Scala, Angela Gheorghiu told the Corriere della Sera what she thinks of Alexander Pereira.
I can’t imagine why he’s done something so bizarre, naive, frankly incomprehensible. On the other hand all opera singers know him as a businessman, nothing more… certainly not an artistic director…
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Considering that our industry is saturated, audiences are small, and funding is limited, it’s essential to think about how you’re going to fit into the world of new music. Perhaps it would be more worthwhile to seek an ensemble where you can share your ideas and join an already fully formed team instead of pursuing a similar venture from scratch.
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Latest UK radio audience figures released today graphically illustrate that there are no winners in suburbanized classical music. RAJAR audience data for the first quarter of 2014 show BBC Radio 3 continuing to lose audience, with listeners down 3.5% on the same quarter the previous year*. Classic FM’s audience decline was sharper: down 5…
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Volltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…
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Here’s a televised talent show that has no revolving red chair, no golden buzzer, and competitors who are truly the best of the best. Classical music is in excellent hands with this next generation, says Young Musician judge Meurig Bowen For a week in early March, I had the privilege of witnessing 25 young people display their musical talents at Cardiffs Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama…
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The violinist Krista Bennion Feeney consistently brought color and depth to the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble’s program at the Morgan Library & Museum on Wednesday.
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The CW network is bringing back ‘The Flash’The CW television network is bringing the comic book hero “The Flash” onto its fantasy-laden schedule, along with a soap opera about a virgin who is artificially inseminated by accident.
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When you enter the small sitting room in André Previn’s Upper East Side apartment, the cluttered space resembles a virtual survey exhibition of the 85-year-old composer’s far-flung career and personal life. In plain sight on a table in the back were his four Academy Award statuettes — the…
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