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Top Score fans: Enter for a chance to win a CD by Darren Korb + MORE

Composer Darren Korb of Supergiant Games has been featured on Top Score, and now you have a chance to win one of two Korb CDs: a copy of 'Transistor' or a signed copy of 'Bastion'..... More »
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Drums of 'Inuksuit' will create outdoor sonic sculpture + MORE

Alaskan composer John Luther Adams created "Inuksuit" in 2009. Since then, it has become a popular performance piece around the world. New-music ensemble Zeitgeist will premiere this unusual percussion piece, written for between nine and 99 musicians, this weekend at the Caponi Art Park in.... More »
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Team BBC Music: the champions + MORE

Yessiree, and by quite a margin, let's not be modest. Here we are above with three bottles of champagne to split between us: left to right, myself, Daniel Jaffé, deputy editor of the BBC Music Magazine Jeremy Pound, editor Olly Condy and Helen Wallace. We were pitted against at least a dozen other .... More »
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The pitfalls and perks of playing a concert hall piano + MORE

The tone and touch of a piano might be terrific or terrible, so how does a performer prepare? Pianist Boris Giltburg describes the keyboard of his dreams Continue reading....... More »
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PBO and SF Opera Adlers + MORE

* Notes * A number of San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellows (pictured left) performed with conductor Nicholas McGegan and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra last night at the SFJazz Center. The evening was a delight from beginning to end. The first half of the program featured four instrument.... More »

Invisible Cities on video

– www.therestisnoise.com

Footage from Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities, which was a finalist for this year's Pulitzer Prize. Yuval Sharon, who oversaw the production, will direct Cunning Little Vixen at the Cleveland Orchestra in May. The Cleveland has uploaded two video diaries.

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Yoon-Hee Kim plays Khachaturian and Tchaikovsky, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… she appears to lack the aural muscle of others …’

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Gaetano Donizetti's work is opera in the guise of sport

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Briefly Noted: ‘Lalla Roukh’

– ionarts.blogspot.com

F. David, Lalla Roukh, M. Fiset, E. G. Toro, N. Paulin, B. Deletré, Opera Lafayette, R. Brown
(released on March 25, 2014)
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Ryan Brown and his ensemble, Opera Lafayette, were thinking about this opéra comique by Félicien David at least as far back as 2008, when they performed some excerpts of it at the National Gallery of Art…

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Singing the Oceans Alive

– www.planethugill.com

Singing the Oceans AlivePatricia Cori and the Royal Philharmonic Concert OrchestraSave Earth Oceans is an American charity dedicated ‘to help preserve the oceans of this great planet and help save and protect the Cetaceans and other sea mammals from suffering, abuse and slaughter around the world’. Their event Singing the Oceans Alive was a fund raising concert at Fairfield Halls in Croydon on 25 April 2014, when a variety of musicians from different backgrounds came together to perform…

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* Notes *Opera Parallèle has put together a double bill of Mahagonny Songspiel with Les mamelles de Tirésias at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Opera Parallèle has embedded the Poulenc between the second and third parts of the Weill. Director Brian Staufenbiel never lacks for ideas and connects the two pieces by setting them in an apocalyptic future, which looks distinctly like Steampunks at Burning Man…

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Fine Staging of Frank Martin Oratorio by Staatsoper Berlin

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Frank Martin, Le Vin herbé: Soloists, Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Franck Ollu (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 22.4.2014 (MB)   Soloists Soprano 1 – Narine Yeghiyan Soprano 2/Iseut la blonde – Anna Prohaska Soprano 3/Branghien – Evelin Novak Alto 1/Iseut aux blanches mains – Virpi Räisänen Alto 2/Iseut mere – Katharina Kammerloher Alto 3 – […]
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Regular readers and twitter followers will know that Paul Bunyan is a work really close to my heart. In consequence I’ve been keenly looking forward to this new production from English Touring Opera (the first from one of our main companies since the Royal Opera House production in  1997/9). There is always a danger when you love a work and anticipate a new staging of disappointment…

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BBC SSO/Runnicles: Mahler's Ninth review  'a forthright, noble performance'City Halls, GlasgowThe BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra and Donald Runnicles paired Mahler with Arvo Pärt in a typically bold and impactful programmeMahler’s Ninth Symphony lasts about 90 minutes, give or take. On paper that might look lightweight alone on a concert programme, but this towering score needs no side dish or starter; with all its torment and transcendence it is more than enough…

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Khovanskygate: Utopia, actually

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Khovanskygate: Utopia, actuallyIt’s been a poleaxing week, in a good way – working backwards, revelatory later Tippett from the phenomenal Steven Osborne and the poised Heath Quartet at the Wigmore last night, an exhausting but instructive and probably unrepeatable double bill of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters, with many of the same Russian actors in both, on Thursday – and my introduction to the unique world of Graham Vick’s Birmingham Opera Group in the Freedom Tent of the People’s Park, Cannon Hill on Tuesday…

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Stop the show! There’s a child abuser in it

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Stop the show! There’s a child abuser in itNever underestimate the Daily Mail’s ability to misread good deeds for bad and destroy human hope wherever it might glimmer. The gutter rag has attacked a London opera group that goes into prisons to help turn convicts away from crime and towards the realisation of their creative potential. Here is how the Mail sent out […]

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Milton Court Concert HallRihm – Fetzen I & II (1999-2001 and 2002)Toshio Hosokawa – Silent Flowers (1998)Ferneyhough – String Quartet no.3 (1987)Birtwistle – Hoquetus Irvinius (2014, world premiere)Dusapin – String Quartet no.5 (2004-5)Xenakis – Tetras (1983)Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan (violins)Ralf Ehlers (viola)Lucas Fels (cello) A celebration in style for the Arditti Quartet: no fewer than three concerts throughout the day…

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My Bach Pilgrimage – Rain, Snow, Turks & Papists

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Alles Mit Gott (BWV 1127)
Gleichwie Der Regen Und Schnee Vom Himmel Fällt (BWV 18)
Once again there seems to be some scholarly debate as to the actual date of Bach’s cantatas and if I follow Gardiner’s research amongst other, then Christen, ätzet diesen Tag (BWV 63) falls into the following year…

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