In Carsen’s ‘Falstaff’ at the Met, Verdi Through a Postwar Lens + MORE Dec 8th

 

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Happy New Year from the 105 Voices of History Natl HBCU Concert Choir & Orchestra + MORE

The Nation's National Concert Choir & OrchestraHistorically Black Colleges & Universities 105 Voicesof HistoryWishes Our Supporters a Happy New Year and a Season of Blessings!105 Voices of History HBCU Natl Concert Choir & Orchestra | 9244 E Hampton Drive Suite #601 | Capitol Height.... More »
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Music Review: The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall + MORE

The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra played Gluck, Berlioz and, of course, Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall..... More »
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Inpire and Jane Manning and some Proms + MORE

For sixteen years now the BBC, as one of its many activities connected with the Proms, has run a program which it calls Inspire, comprising of a competition and several workshops for composers between the ages of 12 and 18. On this last Sunday, composer Fraser Trainer, who chaired the committee o.... More »
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Classical: Via Canny Pairings, Variations on Bliss + MORE

Here’s another chance to dive into Stravinsky’s “Firebird.”.... More »
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Poliuto, Glyndebourne, East Sussex, UK — review + MORE

Donizetti’s rarely-seen opera comes across as gloomy and formulaic.... More »
La Traviata at La Scala — first glimpsesToday’s the day, tonight’s the night. Milan celebrates Saint Ambrose (Sant’Ambrogio) and La Scala celebrates Giuseppe Verdi with a new production of La Traviata to open its 2013–2014 season.
This is no ordinary opening, with tickets costing €2,000 in the stalls, and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, together with the President of the Senate, Pietro Grasso, and President of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldini, in the Royal Box…

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John Malveaux: Soprano Measha Brueggergosman with San Diego Symphony in 'BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125: Choral' Dec. 7 & 8, 2013Measha Brueggergosmanhttp://www.measha.com/San Diego SymphonyJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites of the December 7 and 8, 2013 performances of soprano Measha Brueggergosman with the San Diego Symphony:Soprano Measha Brueggergosman with San Diego Symphony BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op…

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BBC Radio 3 - Wagner Weekend 7 - 8 DecThis weekend, BBC Radio 3 is having a “Wagner Weekend” consisting of a series of programs, unsurprisingly, with a Wagner theme. Details below.Through The Night – 1.00am Sat 7 DecVioleta Urmana joins the Radio France Philharmonic in Wagner from Paris – Tristan, Lohengrin, Tannhauser, the Flying Dutchman…

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Australian bass-baritone Robert Allman’s death, aged eighty-six, was announced in December 2013

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Day 7 — Schlechtes Wetter

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Day 7 — Schlechtes WetterDespite the prevailing trend that Strauss slowly turned away from Lieder once the 20th century had set in, the Op. 69 set of songs was composed in 1918, in the midst of operatic work. Strauss wrote them after completing Die Frau ohne Schatten and before beginning work on Intermezzo. If the former opera had been a grand statement on a large scale – Strauss demanded of Hoffmansthal that it was to be ‘the last Romantic opera’ – the latter was an affectionate, ironic depiction of family life…

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Scenes from Nkeiru Okoye's 'Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom' 6:30 PM Dec. 9, Schomburg Center for Research in Black CultureFeaturing a Q&A with the artists after the performance, moderated by WNYC’s Terrance McKnight.  and a special performance of “Sugar Song” from Irondale Ensemble Project’s Brooklyn abolitionist musical “Color Between the Lines”Performances by

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William Boyce’s erotic ‘Solomon’ (from the biblical ‘Song of Solomon’) was the centerpiece in a Philharmonia Baroque concert also featuring works by John Stanley and William Cross and repeating through Dec. 10.

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It’s been a hectic week for Gabriel Cabezas, the 21-year-old cellist who will make his subscription concert debut Tuesday night with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Shostakovich First Cello Concerto.

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

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How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?Just a slightly belated note to let my readers know that I was selected for, and am currently participating in, Carnegie Hall’s annual Weill Music Institute professional training workshop for composers, Creating New Music. Running the show is the estimable David Lang, 2013-14 Carnegie Hall composer-in-residence…

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In Carsen’s ‘Falstaff’ at the Met, Verdi Through a Postwar LensRobert Carsen’s production of Verdi’s “Falstaff” came to the Metropolitan Opera after a very well-received run in London.    

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J.S.Bach, St. John Passion
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John Butt / Dunedin Consort
N.Mulroy, M.Brook, J.Lunn, C.Wilkinson
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Historically Most Informed

After a most invigorating Matthew Passion in 2008 (See Best Recordings of 2008 – "Almost List"), and a less convincing Mass in B-minor, the historically most informed John Butt presents us now with the St…

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Exclusive pic: Kissin receives his Israeli passport

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  The pianist Yevgeny Kissin announced tonight that he would travel in future only on his new Israeli papers. He also issued this statement: “I am a Jew, Israel is a Jewish state – and since long ago I have felt that Israel, although I do not live there, is the only state in the […]

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Grammy Awards 2014: Thielemann, Kaufmann & Runnicles NominatedAdmittedly one has to go far down the nominations list to find the “Classical” section, but there, hidden away from the horrified eyes of  MTV’s latest reality show presenter,  we are happy to report that the recently released Thielemann/Wiener Staatsoper Ring cycle can be found (Best Opera)…

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