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NSO Program 1: Shakespeare at the Symphony + MORE

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Used Bin Troll Tweets E.

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Used Bin Troll Tweets E.Ethelbert Nevin[January 2014.]André JOLIVET: Symphony No. 3 (1964)1; Piano Concerto (1949-50)2; Cello Concerto No. 1 (1962)3. Lucette Descaves2 (pno), André Navarra3 (vlc), Orchestre National de France1,3, André Jolivet1,3 (cond.), Orchestre Radio-Symphonique de Strasbourg2, Ernest Bour2 (cond.). Solstice SOCD 81 (1 CD) (http://www…

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Comprising new works and a Schumann quintet, George Benjamin’s programme played to the strengths of the Jubilee Quartet and pianist Leanne Cody

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Writing for String Quartet

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After many years, I have learned, when writing for string quartet, that it can be useful to write some music for a violin, another violin, a viola, and also for a cello. It may also be useful if the music for these four instruments can be played at the same time and it’s also potentially useful if all four instruments can be played in some proximity to one another…

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Wigmore HallMahler – Ich atmet’ einen linden DuftShostakovich – Morning Mahler – Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen Shostakovich – Separation Mahler – Es sungen drei Engel einen süßen Gesang; Das irdische Leben; Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen; Wenn dein Mütterlein; Urlicht Shostakovich – Night Mahler – Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen Shostakovich – Immortality; Dante Mahler – Revelge Shostakovich – Death Mahler – Der Tambourg’sell Matthias Goerne (baritone)Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) This was in almost all respects a distinguished recital, at least as much for Leif Ove Andsnes’s playing as for Matthias Goerne’s singing; indeed, had I to choose, I should say that Andsnes was on even better form, quite rightly seeming to have lavished just as much consideration on the recital as he would, had it been a solo performance…

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Critic’s Notebook: The Vienna Philharmonic Celebrates the New Year, TwiceAt this year’s Vienna Philharmonic annual New Year’s concerts, the focus was again on the music, not the orchestra’s past.    

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Rafal Blechacz Is Chosen for Gilmore Artist AwardThe Polish pianist Rafal Blechacz will be announced on Wednesday as the winner of the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, given every four years to an unsuspecting pianist.    

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Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes

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Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes recital: The Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0 The recital by baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes at the Wigmore Hall last night (7 January 2014) was notable for the mesmerising intensity of the performances and the thoroughgoing way which the performers examined their chosen subject, death…

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New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players, by Richard Termine/The New York Times

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players: Patience at Symphony Space, January 3, 2014The New York Times, Jan. 6, 2014
Don't know that I would call Patience my favorite Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, as did a friend of mine on Facebook – I love Ruddigore and have a huge soft spot for The Sorcerer, which I played for many happy weeks with the Long Island Gilbert & Sullivan Society…

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Luxembourg pianist Cathy Krier has immersed herself in the piano music of Leos Janacek. On her new recording she shares that music, along with the story of a composer who wrote authentic music that was ahead of its time.

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Lend us a tenor: Italian opera houses in need of funding
The grim joke told with increasing frequency among Italian opera buffs is: “When is bankruptcy not a bankruptcy?” The answer: “When it affects an opera house.”

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Finally, Weirdness

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It was the weirdest concert I’ve been to since moving to Los Angeles eight months ago, and for that I was delighted. I had no idea what to expect; I’d never heard of Chris Newman, and it seemed odd that the Monday Evening Concerts (known for adventurous, contemporary programs) had paired him up with Beethoven…

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Baritone Antoine Griggs and Concert Pianist Richard C. Alston in Free Recital 4 PM Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, Northside Drive Baptist Church, AtlantaAntoine GriggsAntoine Griggs, baritone, graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia Antoine studied voice with tenor, Timothy Miller and was also a member of the world renowned Morehouse College Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. David E Morrow. Antoine is now attending Georgia State University School of Music where he is studying with mezzo-soprano, Kathryn Hartgrove…

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Let’s get out of the way that I fervently dislike Francesca Zambello’s Carmen for the Royal Opera, it is the usual large opera house production, all baked terracotta walls, running water and pointless appearances by animals. It has not aged very well and the obvious lack of dramatic heft in the production is either made […]

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