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Remembering Charles Mackerras + MORE

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Sweet-toned Schumann and Intriguing Bruckner from Saraste + MORE

 Schumann and Bruckner: Renaud Capuçon (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 9.4.2014 (MB)   Schumann – Violin Concerto in D minor, WoO 23 Bruckner – Symphony no.8 in C major   The Schumann Violin Concerto remains a pr.... More »
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Nabucco, Welsh National Opera/Wales Millennium Centre, review + MORE

Rupert Christiansen is impressed with the vocal cast of Rudolf Frey's version of Verdi's Nabucco, but the staging doesn't match up.... More »
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Glyndebourne 2015 hopes to bring highbrow opera to the masses + MORE

Opera festival's organisers say Donizetti's Poliuto, written in 1838, will be staged at the annual performances, which have doubled their audiences this year.... More »
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Verdi's Requiem: A first rehearsal, from the center of the orchestra + MORE

Violist Dawn Anderson is preparing, with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, for an upcoming performance of Verdi's Requiem. She shares her story from the first rehearsal of this great Romantic requiem..... More »
Gotham Chamber Opera Has Rare Works and Many VenuesGotham Chamber Opera, with its roving productions and unusual repertoire, resembles City Opera in its final years, except for the money woes.    

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Music Review: The Met Orchestra Performs Mahler at Carnegie HallPeter Mattei, backed by the Met Orchestra, brought his baritone to Mahler’s work at Carnegie Hall.    

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Robert W. Wilson, 1927–2013Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide. Bloomberg reports that the philanthropist died December 23 after leaping from his 16th-floor residence at the San Remo apartment building on Manhattan’s Central Park West. He was 87.

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Merry Christmas from Entartete Musik

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Merry Christmas from Entartete MusikThis is to wish all readers of Entartete Musik a very happy Christmas and a fruitful 2014. It has been great to share a number of stories over the past year. Among your favourites were reports of new operas at the Royal Opera House, the announcement of the LPO’s premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony in 2014, Tammam Azzam’s sadly imaginary Klimt in Syria, thoughts on the German TV programme Unserer Mütter, unsere Väter (coming to the BBC this Winter), the 100th anniversary of the Skandalkonzert, sad news of Sir Colin Davis’s death, a review of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby adaptation, my response to Thielemann’s Ring, astonishment at the Russian cultural minister’s pronouncement that Tchaikovsky was not gay and news that Britten was to adorn the 50p piece…

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Homage to Schubert (Schubert, Widmann, Kurtág), B. Hochman
(released on November 12, 2013)
Avie AV2281 | 71’57"
Israeli pianist Benjamin Hochman gave his Washington debut recital at the Phillips Collection last year. His new CD on the Avie label offers a glimpse of that Phillips Collection recital, which I did not hear, with two Schubert sonatas sandwiching contemporary tributes to that

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Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas Eve

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Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas EveRobert Wilson, a hedge-fund mogul who used to be chairman of New York City Opera, jumped to his death from his 16th floor apartment in Central Park West. Wilson, 87, had suffered a stroke six months ago. Detroit born and divorced for the past 35 years, he had given much of his fortune to charities […]

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A Very Wagnerian Christmas Present: Siegfried IdyllNever let it be said  that we would forget about the many, many thousands of you that find things of interest here each month. For putting up with our verbose ramblings alone, we must wish you a good and peaceful holiday and even better, Wagnerian,  new year. Indeed, while 2013 may have been Wagner’s bicentennial year we can assure you that 2014 has even more interesting things in store…

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On the Air This Week

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Highlights from Dec. 24 to 31 Tuesday, 9 am: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, live from Cambridge, England. Tuesday, 11 am: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Tuesday, 5 pm: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (repeat). Thursday, 3 pm hour:…

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Marlon Daniel of Ensemble du Monde: 'Hope you are having a great Holiday filled with music.'Marlon Daniel writes:Hope you are having a great Holiday filled with music.Marlonwww.ensembledumonde.com

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Placido Domingo and Frederica von Stade are among the special guests at a San Francisco Symphony concert

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Power to Burn

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Power to BurnIs there any finer musical evocation of the entire cast of the Christmas story than Messiaen’s ‘Dieu parmi nous’, the toccata with which he ends La Nativité du Seigneur? I must admit that it’s something of a touchstone for me, having been my audition piece for the organ scholarship to Oxford. Yet each time I hear it, as I just did (almost complete) from the Chapel of King’s College, Cambridge, I am wowed…

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Christmas is upon us and holiday cheer is hopefully in full swing for everyone. But if you’d like to up your merriment ante even more, we have this be…
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An Ishmaelite welcome

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An Ishmaelite welcomeIt’s the best part of the Christmas story, surely. Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus, having escaped the most obscene horror, arrive in Sais, Egypt, close to starvation. In the third part of Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ, they are rejected by Egyptians and Romans in the town with the same cry: ‘away with you, filthy Jews!’ An Ishmaelite father, however, welcomes them into a lively household…

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