John Malveaux: Cellist Kristen Yeon-ji Yun at SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert on August 18, 2013, Los Angeles produced by MusicUNTOLD + MORE

 

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Text sublimated : Pappano, Royal Opera House Orchestra + MORE

Ambition achieved ! Antonio Pappano brought the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House out of the pit and onto the stage, the centre of attention in their own right. Concert performances are nothing new at the Royal Opera House . Pappano's been doing them for years. In his capacity as Music Director at .... More »
virtuosos

Eight and a half days... + MORE

I have a busy week ahead! Please come and join in if you can make it to any of these. One, of course, only involves your kitchen radio.TUESDAY, 2 FEBRUARY: MUSIC INTO WORDSFran Wilson of The Cross-Eyed Pianist has organised a wonderful evening at Senate House, Bloomsbury, in which five speakers - ac.... More »
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Sergio A. Mims: Here is Episode one of Chi-chi Nwanoku's BBC Radio 4 series 'In Search of the Black Mozart' (30 minutes) + 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 »
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Don Carlo: il di tremendo + MORE

On Saturday, I went to the last performance of Don Carlo, and what will be my last performance of the Met season. It was an evening both grand and thrilling, with a musical and dramatic force that reminded me forcibly of what opera's capabilities are. The performance of the Met orchestra under .... More »
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The voice of the opposition + MORE

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld struck an ominous tone at the protest against The Death of Klinghoffer yesterday: "You will be made to destroy that set before we're finished. We are going to be back here—everyone here and many, many more—every night of the Klinghoffer opera until the set is burned .... More »

Miscellany

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There is not a lot on now I am back from Germany – just odds and ends.
It was a treat yesterday evening to have dinner at the Garrick with a good friend from Chicago, the economist Adolfo Laurenti. Adolfo comes from Bergamo, the birthplace of Donizetti.  He is a passionate opera lover and was a cheeful supporter and enthusiastic audience member for all my time in Chicago…

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All you ever wanted to know about The RingDivas and Scholars’ History of Opera Champagne Evenings continue next week with Richard Peirson talking about Wagner’s Ring Cycle. On 13 May Peirson is joined by soprano Rachel Nicholls to provide sung excerpts from the Cycle. Divas and Scholars address another 19th century landmark on 11 June, when Sandy Burnett talks about Bizet’s Carmen with Sophie Goldrick and Christian Dawson providing the musical excerpts…

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Thebans; Brett Dean UK premiere/Britten Sinfonia  reviewColiseum; Wigmore Hall, LondonLyrical, direct and brilliantly performed, Julian Anderson’s debut opera, Thebans, also makes short work of SophoclesFreud spent thousands of words analysing the problem of Oedipus. Frank McGuinness has summed it up in seven: "Husband and wife are mother and son." Read and recoil…

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Helen Burford in Hampstead tomorrow

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Helen Burford in Hampstead tomorrowBurgh House music roomPianist Helen Burford will be giving a recital in the warmly intimate wood-paneled Music Room at Burgh House tomorrow (11 May 2014 at 2.15pm). She will be playing a programme which combines Haydn, Scarlatti and Debussy’s Estampes with Martin Butler’s contemporary evocation of the mechanised modern age, Rumba Machine and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue…

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Apple's $3.2 billion wake up call to classical music Today’s announcement of the possible $3.2 bn takeover of Beats Electronics by Apple underlines the hegemony of headphone listening. As well as operating a highly successful music streaming service, Beats controls a third of the total $1.8bn headphone market and 60 per cent of the high-end market. It may be difficult for purists – and that includes me – to accept; but if classical music really wants to reach a younger demographic where headphone listening is the norm, it must make live music more up close and personal…

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Thebans World Premiere at ENO

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03/05/14How nice it is to have expectations confounded. I admit to having had mild reservations about Julian Anderson’s Thebans before I even entered the theatre. Oedipus or Orpheus or Elektra are all very well as opera subjects in the neoclassicism of the 18th century or the intellectual milieu of early 20th century Central Europe, with Freudian thought ascendant and musical neoclassicism just around the corner…

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John Malveaux: Cellist Kristen Yeon-ji Yun at SYMPHONY of BROTHERHOOD Concert on August 18, 2013, Los Angeles produced by MusicUNTOLD Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004): A Celebration Chicago Sinfonietta et al. Paul Freeman, Conductor Cedille 90000 087 (2005)[Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr…

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Two takes on Cinderella: Disney versus Rossini

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What would be left of the Cinderella story if you took away the glass slippers, the pumpkin and the fairy godmother? Classical MPR's Rex Levang and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato point out some differences. 'La Cenerentola' airs Saturday, May 10, at noon on Classical MPR.

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‘After Mahler, the most important conductor….’

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‘After Mahler, the most important conductor….’… was Richard Strauss, claims the Wienocentric  Wilhelm Sinkovicz in (click) Die Presse. Not, we think, a defensible claim. Your views?  

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Giulini: Why I withdrew from music

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Giulini: Why I withdrew from musicThe critic Tim Mangan has republished what appears to be the last interview with Carlo Maria Giulini before his death in 2005. In it, the maestro, at 90, talked about freeing himself from music altogether in the closing years of his life. Giulini was born 100 years ago this week. Read the interview here.

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John Malveaux: 'The Academy Celebrates The Black Movie Soundtrack'Marcus MillerJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:From Stormy Weather to Superfly, The Academy Celebrates the Black Movie Soundtrack with this concert under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. Grammy-winning musician and composer Marcus Miller teams up with award-winning producer/director Reginald Hudlin for a soulful celebration of music and movies, with clips on the Bowl’s big screen…

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Gus Christie and Danielle de Niese are the glamorous couple about to take up their annual place at the helm of the Glyndebourne Opera Festival

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Luminous Sibelius, Dark Sallinen and Dramatic Grieg

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  Sallinen, Grieg, Sibelius: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Cleveland Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 8.5.2014 Sallinen:Symphony No. 1 Grieg:Piano Concerto in A minor Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major   One of the most accomplished groups on the planet, the Cleveland Orchestra responds to a conductor who knows what he wants and how to […]

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