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WAM - music for clarinet by Michael Finnissy + MORE

Michael Finnissy Clarinet Sonata, L'Union Libre, Mike, Brian, Marilyn and the Cats, WAM, Giant Abstract Samba; Michael Norsworthy, Michael Finnissy, William Fedkenheuer, New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Charles Peltz; New Focus Recordings Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 29 2016 Star r.... More »
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Fabulous early bird offer at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival + MORE

If you book before 21 June 2015, then tickets for performances at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival are £5. What better way to explore a cornucopia of new opera. The festival runs from 21 July to 9 August 2015 at a number of venues in and around the King's Cross area, including the Egg Lon.... More »
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East German regime’s favourite composer dies, aged 101 + MORE

Guido Masanetz wrote an operetta, In Frisco ist der Teufel (the devil’s in Frisco) that greatly pleased the regime and was staged in almost all the country’s opera houses. He died on Thursday at a great age. .... More »
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Sergio A. Mims: Civic Orchestra of Chicago and Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges in Performances on May 1 (South Shore C.C.) and 3 (Symphony Center) + MORE

J'Nai Bridgeswww.jnaibridgesmezzo.comSergio A. Mims sends this release:IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 25, 2016 MATTHEW AUCOIN LEADS CIVIC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN TWO MAY PERFORMANCES Program Includes Works by Mozart and Schubert and Features Mezzo-Soprano J’Nai Bridges Sunday, May 1 a.... More »
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Quick catch up on a busy week……. + MORE

It has been one of those weeks - but here we go for a quick catch up. I was at Béatrice et Bénedict at Glyndebourne on Monday.  It was a real pleasure to hear a couple of years go that Glyndebourne was, at last, to stage this tricky but utterly charming last affectionate statement from Berli.... More »

Passion at the Armory

– www.therestisnoise.com

Mark Padmore, the Evangelist, is already seated on stage as the crowd files in. A review of the Berlin Philharmonic's extraordinary St. Matthew Passion seems at this stage almost superfluous, but I'll have one a week from Monday.

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The Mill City String Quartet completed a tour of elementary schools in southern Minnesota as 2014-15 Class Notes Artists. They performed for approximately 2,700 students across eight different schools.

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Opera Lafayette Brings Rameau to Life

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Rameau, Les Fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour, C. Santon-Jeffery, C. Sampson, B. Staskiewicz, R. van Mechelen, Le Concert Spirituel, H. Niquet
(released on October 28, 2014)
Glossa GCD921629 | 113’36"
The last time that Opera Lafayette played the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, with Gluck’s Armide in 2010, it was a triumph…

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Spanish practices: Maestro is reappointed over musicians’ oppositionPedro Halffter has been reappointed in Sevilla.
Despite a fierce campaign by the musicians and their union, the well-connected Halffter has got to keep his job. He will resume as music director of Real Orquesta de Sevilla and Teatro Maestranza at an eye-watering salary.
Report here.

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The unbearable lightness of…oh dear

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

The unbearable lightness of...oh dearHaving greeted the idea of this CD with huge enthusiasm and given it some warm announcements right here, I’m sorry to say that a certain tenor’s new recording, ‘Du bist die Welt für mich’ (English title is on the cover, right), has in its entirety proved a tad underwhelming. So I’ve written a piece for Amati’s magazine about why a little lightness can’t hurt…

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It can be done (2)

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

It can be done (2)
Continuing, about groups that successfully attracted a new, young audience…
In my first post on this, I told two success stories. About the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, in London, which rebranded itself in the style of current culture, and now reliably attracts young audiences of up to 1000 people…

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The Fall 2014 Mixtape is Out!

– www.icareifyoulisten.com

I am very excited to announce that our Fall 2014 Mixtape is out! Once again, some excellent music was submitted. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter to receive a VIP download link days before the public release. The track listing is: 1. Nathan Parker Smith – Rhetoric Machine (3:29) 2. Now Hear Ensemble, Dan VanHassel […

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Alice Coote – Handel arias

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Alice Coote - Handel arias Handel arias from Hercules, Ariodante, Alcina, Radamisto, Giulio Cesare; Alice Coote, the English Concert, Harry Bicket; Hyperion Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 23 2014 Star rating: 4.5Fine disc of Handel arias in highly distinctive performancesThe mezzo-soprano Alice Coote has sung Handel roles for some considerable time and has continued to keep Handel in her repertoire whilst developing more romantic roles, in Mozart, Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Mahler and Elgar…

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Ensemble. Sex and Violence

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Graham Vick’s ‘Don Giovanni’, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Opera Review: Mozart's ‘Die Zauberflöte’ at the Met OperaJulie Taymor tries to capture the essence of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” in her production at the Metropolitan Opera.

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SF Opera’s Un Ballo in Maschera (Mulligan)

– operatattler.typepad.com

* Notes * Last night San Francisco Opera performed A Masked Ball a second time this season. The traditional production is the same as the one seen here in 2006, Jose Maria Condemi’s direction is similarly straightforward, if not slightly bland. The ball scene (Act III pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver), however, is quite festive…

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Confessions of a Bachelorette

– www.couriermail.com.au

JUST as we were about to hit Bach-fatigue, comes some startling behind-the-scenes revelations from a Bachelorette who has lifted the lid on everything from Blake’s secret nickname to escort rumours.

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Kola Owolabi Performs Finale from 'Nigerian Organ Symphony' of Godwin Sadoh at 2014 National Convention of American Guild of OrganistsGodwin SadohKola OwolabiFaculty ProfileUniversity of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & DanceA native of Toronto, Canada, Owolabi was appointed as associate professor of organ at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in September 2014. There he teaches courses in organ, improvisation and church music…

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