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On this day in 1986 the Charles Strouse / Stephen Schwartz / Teresa Stratas musical Rags opened on Broadway, to close after four performances.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsMj32FfZBg Born on this day in 1896 soprano Queena Mario. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=noXFvvHfctA Happy 98th birthday mezzo-sopra.... More »

Rochester Philharmonic/Merry Mount, Carnegie Hall, New York + MORE

Howard Hanson’s opera about Puritan fanaticism and cruel demonism in 17th-century Massachusetts still sounds bloated and bombastic after 80 years.... More »

Opera Review: Sonya Yoncheva as Mimì in the Met’s ‘La Bohème’ + MORE

The rising soprano Sonya Yoncheva stepped into the role of Mimì in “La Bohème” at the Metropolitan Opera..... More »

Dip Your Ears, No. 206 (Bach-Busoni and Heiden’s Heiland) + MORE

J.S.Bach, “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland”, Excerpts from the WTC: Bk.I & Chorales, Edna Stern ZZT 090104 (65:40) Bach, the Keyboard Vocalist Great music intelligently put together and terrifically played; the latest Bach recording on the ZigZag Territories label was all but assured a.... More »

#morninglistening: Bach on Sandpaper with Feldman Looking On + MORE

<!-- BEGIN QUOTE -->#morninglistening to #Bach on @naiverecords w/Alessandrini#classical #classicalmusic #ba… http://t.co/TDEO25FVIB pic.twitter.com/10uURHBR1E— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) October 13, 2015<!-- END TWITTER QUOTE --> J.S.Bach, Preludes & Fugues Rinaldo Al.... More »

Speaking of Christopher Rouse…

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Sign up for the New York Philharmonic’s eNews for a chance to win   a pair of tickets to hear the New York Philharmonic in a concert featuring the World Premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Symphony No. 4 and Violinist Midori on your choice of Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 7:30 PM or Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 8pm at the first-ever NYPHIL BIENNIAL!   2 winners will be selected on May 31, 2014…

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Swiss Orchestra Brings Adams, Glass, Pärt to Cardiff

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 Adams, Glass, Pärt:  Matt Haimovitz (cello), Basel Symphony Orchestra / Dennis Russell Davies (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 19.4.2014 (PCG) Pärt – These words… (2008) Glass – Cello Concerto No 2 Naqoyqatsi (2012) Adams – Harmonielehre (1985)   Many of the foreign orchestras who play in the international seasons at St David’s Hall seem to […]
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Haydn in plain sight

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Haydn in plain sightThe operas of Franz Josef Haydn are seldom presented in the great opera houses of the world, but then, they weren’t composed for the great opera houses of his own world. Esterháza is a country house with a 400-seat theater; Haydn was on staff and on call. He had a troupe of singers and musicians and was expected to keep them occupied…

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A new Bach video, every week from now to 2022

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A new Bach video, every week from now to 2022The Dutch Bach Society has launched a new website, called All of Bach (AoB). It promises to upload a new recording of one of Bach’s 1080 works every week from now until… forever. Every performance is accompanied by an annotated microsite and beautifully filmed. Click here to get you started…

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Michael Schade gets some Hope

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Michael Schade gets some HopeTenor Michael Schade has paired up with violinist Daniel Hope in Georgia.

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An Odd News Week For The Colorado Symphony

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An Odd News Week For The Colorado Symphony

Oscar Wilde said “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about” and that particular problem isn’t one the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) has had to worry about this past week.
Oh, Give Me A Home…
The orchestra appears to be in genuine peril over whether or not they will return to their long time concert venue, Boettcher Concert Hall, following the impending season long renovation…

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The burden of the past

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The burden of the past
Exhibit A:
A question asked at a panel discussion on the future of classical music. I’m paraphrasing, but the questioner said we hadn’t been talking about our subject. We’d been talking about ways that classical music could change. But then we’re not talking about classical music. We’re talking about the future of something else…

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Basel Symphony Orchestra/Nyman/Pärt/Glass/Davies  reviewDavies seemed unable to conjure momentum and after a packed week of concerts, there were episodes when the rhythms did not take flightIt has been a gruelling week for the Basel Symphony Orchestra: seven concerts in and out of London, entirely of the minimalist music championed by its chief conductor, Dennis Russell Davies…

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext 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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After the biopic, the bio-opera: setting real lives to music (and song) has become fashionable

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Tafelmusik’s Jeanne Lamon may be leaving her post as musical director, but she’s not quitting the beloved baroque orchestra completely

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Season-finale concerts by Angelica Cantanti youth choirs and by Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies bring more than 700 kids onto the Orchestra Hall stage the weekend of May 3 and 4.

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Substitutes Nielsen, Svendsen and Jensen Greeted with Cheers

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Nielsen, Tchaikovsky, Svendsen:Leonard Elschenbroch (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 19.4.2014 (PCG) Nielsen – Aladdin: Suite (1926) Tchaikovsky –Rococo Variations, Op.33 (1876) Svendsen – Symphony No 1 in D, Op.4 (1866)   The belated change of the conductor for this concert entailed some substantial alterations to the originally […]
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