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Exploring Radulescu's Sound Icons + MORE

Horatio Radulescu (1942-2008), a Romanian spectral composer, created an instrument whe he named ‘The Sound Icon’. Drawing upon Eastern Orthodoxy and contemporary spectral music, he upended grand pianos, stripped them of their mechanical components and retuned the strings to create a stark instru.... More »
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Jobs saved at Rome's opera house + MORE

Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions..... More »
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On this day in 1928, the play Diamond Lil, written by and starring Mae West, opened at the Royale Theater in New York City. (Miss West revived the play frequently later in her career, last appearing on Broadway in the role of Lil in 1951.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6HBqcoEyTg Born on this .... More »
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Carly Paoli: Lorry driver’s daughter on road to opera stardom + MORE

A lorry driver’s daughter from Mansfield will next week realise a dream as she takes the stage where the Three Tenors – Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo – debuted together a quarter of a century ago..... More »
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Johnny Mathis flirts with fame -- again + MORE

Johnny Mathis has released nearly 90 albums. His 'Greatest Hits' disc, first released in 1958, ranked in the Billboard Top 200 list for 10 years straight. In February, the veteran crooner wowed an industry crowd at the annual all-star gala hosted by Clive Davis the night before the Grammy Awards. An.... More »
  Faithful to his Own World: Gavin Dixon Meets Composer Alexander Raskatov Alexander Raskatov is one of the leading Russian composers of his generation. He now lives in Paris, but the musical philosophies and traditions of his native land continue to define his work. The Orthodox faith guides much of his music, but informs a style […]

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Tanya Bannister @ Phillips

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Clementi, Piano Sonatas, T. Bannister (Naxos, 2006)
Charles T. Downey, Pianist Tanya Bannister at the Phillips Collection
Washington Post, May 20, 2014
Pianist Tanya Bannister has formidable technique and a thoughtful approach to programming a recital. Trained in London, at Yale and in New York, her fingers rarely erred in a recital inspired by the influence of Handel on Beethoven, heard at

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A great cellist goes west…

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A great cellist goes west...A couple of years ago the much-loved British cellist Robert Cohen made a move that took many of us by surprise: despite having enjoyed a strong solo career since his youth, he joined a string quartet. And not just any old string quartet, but the Fine Arts Quartet, one of the most distinguished and distinctive chamber ensembles in the States, and very much a full-time concern…

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Liquid Music announces third season

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Liquid Music curator Kate Nordstrum has announced the lineup for the third season of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's new music concert series. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.

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CD Spotlight. Personal Choice

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C P E Bach’s Spiritual Songs, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… the clavichord, wonderfully sensitive as it is, cannot stand up to a concert singer …’

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San Diego Opera Rides Again

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If you follow the classical headlines, you might remember that earlier this year, the San Diego Opera announced that it was shutting its doors, in the face of some sobering financial figures. Good news today: the board of the organization…

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn says he will sue director Abel Ferrara for defamation over the movie “Welcome to New York,” which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday.

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Despite an imperfect production of ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’ it was good to have André Previn’s music back on the Dorothy Chandler stage, courtesy of L.A. Opera. Now, about the placement of the orchestra …Despite an imperfect production of ‘Streetcar Named Desire,’ it was good to have André Previn’s music back on the Dorothy Chandler stage, courtesy of L…

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Young Musician competition - let's start with a level playing fieldIt’s undeniable that pianists and string players have the advantage in instrumental competitions. Tom Service has a dream, and if Michael Gove’s nightmare doesn’t destroy the next generation of musicians first, why not rethink the Young Musician competition so that all players and all music is created equal? I have a dream, people; a musical utopia in which recorder players and percussionists arent discriminated against just because Mozart and Beethoven didnt write concertos for their instruments; in which pianists dont always walk away with the big prizes because they can play Rachmaninov; in which our young musicians can aspire legitimately to a fulfilling life in music as a solo tubist as much as a violinist; a level playing field of musical opportunity in which its not just lip service thats paid to the idea that all instruments are created equal, but something borne out in the decisions juries make in musical competitions, so that a bassoonist or a double-bassist can win the big awards as well as the prestidigitators of the piano; so that the careers that all our young musicians might go on to create are unlimited by their choice to specialise in the theremin or the ophicleide instead of the flute or the cello…

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Monday, April 7th, Christopher Maltman took a couple minutes just hours before his recital at the Mozart-Saal to chat about the great, elusive, «Notturno» by Othmar Schoeck:

C.M.: How do you know the Schoeck «Notturno»? jfl:   I know it from Klaus Mertens’ recording which was one of the….

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Eight young composers, aged 14 to 27, received cash prizes totaling $20,000 during the 62nd Annual BMI Student Composer Awards. Among the winners were Michael Boyman and Daniel Temkin who tied for the William Schuman Prize, the top honor, and Benjamin P. Wenzelberg who received the Carlos Surinach Prize, awarded to the competition’s youngest winner.

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Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone cancels three shows, including his first ever performance in LA, due to a back injury.

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Graham Vick revives his powerful 1994 staging – and, with a new cast of mostly eastern European principals, Tchaikovsky’s opera rings truer than ever

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