Henri Lazarof (1932-2013), Who Dominated My Life for Six Years + MORE Jan 15th


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Just in: Cecilia Bartoli to star in West Side Story + MORE

Announcing next year’s Salzburg Whitsun Festival today, the Italian mezzo said she will sing Maria in a new production of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. UPDATE: Norman Reinhardt will sing Tony. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. The director is Ph.... More »

David Brown obituary + MORE

Leading authority on Russian music with a long-running interest in the enigmatic character of TchaikovskyThe musicologist David Brown, who has died aged 84 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was a leading authority on Russian music whose four-volume study of the composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikov.... More »
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A Magnificent Jenůfa from the Bayerische Staatsoper + MORE

Janáček, Jenůfa: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 14.7.2017. (JMI) Cast: Jenůfa – Eva-Maria Westbroek Kostelnička – Karita Mattila Laca – Stuart Skelton Števa – Pavel Černoch Grandmother Burya – Hanna Schwarz Miller –.... More »

5 Questions to Matt Marks (composer-performer) + MORE

Matt Marks is a versatile composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a founding member of Alarm Will Sound and regularly.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Indigenous soldiers inspire anthem + MORE

THE unsung indigenous heroes who have fought for Australia will finally get their recognition with a new John Schumann song..... More »
Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante’s new release ‘Il Diaria di Chiara’ is due out on 10 February 2014

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Arts head: Mark Tinkler, English Pocket Opera CompanyThe artistic director on opera as a learning tool and why schools, not hubs, need to be the main deliverer of music educationHi Mark, what can you tell me about English Pocket Opera Company (EPOC)?Well, it’s been going for over 20 years now, the last 10 of which have been dedicated solely to working with children and young people…

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda…

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Eugene Onegin: Kuda, kuda...Letters in the night: Eugene Onegin Act III. Photo © Staatstheater MainzSome nineteenth-century critics commented acerbically that Tchaikovsky's adaptation of Pushkin's masterpiece into "lyric scenes" ought not to be called Eugene Onegin at all, but rather Tatiana. Mainz's current run of the piece (trailer here), which I attended on Friday, reminded of the strengths of this position…

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Raphael Trio @ Phillips

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Charles T. Downey, The Raphael Trio at the Phillips Collection
Washington Post, January 14, 2014

Brahms, Piano Trios, vol. 2, Vienna Piano Trio (1994)
The Raphael Trio is approaching the 40th anniversary of its founding and, perhaps surprisingly, is still at it. As it has done regularly for many years now, the ensemble appeared on the concert series of the Phillips Collection on Sunday

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When Pats collide

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When Pats collideAs part of its “Figaro Unbound: Culture, Power and Revolution at Play” series, Los Angeles Opera next season will present John Corigliano‘s The Ghosts of Versailles featuring soprano Patricia Racette as Marie Antoinette and Broadway legend Patti LuPone as the Turkish entertainer Samira…

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from Jan. 14 to 21 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Ramach of the Minnesota Opera. Tuesday, 8 pm: The Mozart Festival (part 2 of 4). Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester….

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A Superb Wigmore Hall Debut by Pavel Kolesnikov

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 Rameau, Debussy, Chopin, Pavel Kolesnikov (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.1.2014 (RB) Rameau – Gavotte avec six doubles (from Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin) Les niais de Sologne (from Suite in D Major) La villageoise Le rappel des oiseaux Tambourin (from Suite in E minor) Debussy – Images Série 1 Chopin – Nocturne in C […]

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Wigmore HallHeimkehr, op.7 no.6; In der Fremde, op.3 no.5; Der Überlaufer; Liebestreu, op.3 no.1; Ständchen, op.14 no.7; An eine Äolsharfe, op.19 no.5; Der Gang zum Liebchen, op.48 no.1; Wehe, so willst du mich wieder, op.32 no.5; Wie bist du, meine Königin, op.32 no.9; Keinen hat es noch gereut, op…

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El Sistema comes to Northern Ireland

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El Sistema comes to Northern IrelandRafael Payare – photo credit Luis CobeloThe Ulster Orchestra has announced that the young Venezuelan conductor, Rafael Payare, will be its next chief conductor from 2014-15 initially on a 3-year contract. Payare is a former member of the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and began his formal conducting studies in 2004 with Jose Antonio Abreu, the founder of the Venezuelan El Sistema…

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Henri Lazarof believed in working very hard to develop the tools a composer needs. For example, he knew every instrument inside and out, and insisted that we all learn them at least as well. It was difficult to argue with such an approach. He lived what he taught.

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José Pietri-Coimbre in Premiere of Sung Jin Hong's opera 'Breaking Bad — Ozymandias' on Jan. 26 & 27, 2014 as part of One World Symphony's 'Addiction'http://oneworldsymphony.org/concerts1314_Addiction.shtmlOne World SymphonyJosé Pietri-Coimbre will perform in the World Premiere performance of Sung Jin Hong’s opera Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014) on January 26 and 27, 2014 as a part of One World Symphony’s Addiction concert. The program will also feature music from Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélie…

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Symphonic Connections

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Symphonic ConnectionsI’ve often felt that Mahler’s symphonies refer to their numbered Beethovenian counterpart.  Mahler’s Fifth, for instance, nods to the famous four-note motif with which Beethoven begins his paradigmatic Fifth. The Sixth has pastoral tones, though in Mahler those are quashed by hell rather than sublimated by heaven…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 14: Lisa Batiashvili, Julia Fischer, Augustin Hadelich in concertBy Robert Niles: Every week, Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world. Please share your thoughts about any recent performances you’ve attended (or these reviews!) in the comments.

Lisa Batiashvili performed Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the New York PhilharmonicThe New York Times: “The violinist Lisa Batiashvili was the terrific soloist in the Shostakovich concerto…

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