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Daily Download: Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Richard Strauss - Intermezzo, Op. 72: II. Traumerei am Kamin, performed by Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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Canadian pianist Luke Welch has a new album of Scarlatti Sonatas, "Crossing Borders," available as CD from website or digital download from CDBaby.com + MORE

Crossing BordersLuke Welch, Pianohttps://www.lukewelch.ca/ Luke Welch writes:My name is Luke Welch, and I am a pianist from Mississauga, Canada who is currently based out of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.I write to you regarding the release of my new album 'Crossing Borders', which is now available a.... More »
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Paul Lewis and the Vertavo Quartet Get the Proms Chamber Concerts off to a Stylish Start + MORE

BBC Proms Chamber Music 1: Debussy, Dutilleux, Mozart. Vertavo Quartet [Øyver Volle (violin), Annabelle Meare (violin), Berit Cardas (viola), Bjørg Lewis (cello)], Paul Lewis (piano) – Cadogan Hall, London. 18.7.2016 (LB) Debussy– Cello Sonata (1915) Dutilleux – Ainsi la nuit (1973-6) Mozart.... More »
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Morning Glories: Classical Music Prodigies + MORE

The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is coming up on April 30, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll feature some classical music prodigies..... More »
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Opera Review: Will Crutchfield Conducts ‘Rigoletto’ at Caramoor + MORE

Caramoor’s “Rigoletto” features some unusual tempos and Stephen Powell in the title role..... More »

Parsifal On Tv: Met And Festspielhaus

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Parsifal On Tv: Met And FestspielhausParsifal On TV: Met And FestspielhausAlunno Marco. Originally published in Mediamusic,Electronic Scientific Magazine Television shares with cinema the possibility of presenting an opera in any location, but, more often than not, it relies on filming a live performance in the opera house. It is not necessarily for economic reasons that it does so; it is also because the reproduction of a live performance perpetuates the immediacy the spectator, now sitting in his comfortable chair at home, would have experienced in the theater at the time of the première…

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‘Anya17’ explores sex trade evils seen in Eastern Europe

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Bernanos and Robinson: states of grace

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Bernanos and Robinson: states of graceThe strange world of Georges Bernanos has enveloped me since I began City Lit Opera in Focus classes on Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, a work I’m now more convinced than ever is one of the great 20th century masterpieces. It’s already prompted the most probing conversations with the students on essential matters of life, terminal illness and faith; I look forward to seeing Robert Carsen’s already celebrated production at the Royal Opera next week…

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Concentration and Unity from Frankfurt Based Orchestra

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Brahms, Bruckner: Hilary Hahn (violin),HR-Sinfonieorchester/Paavo Järvi, Semperoper, Dresden, Tuesday 4th May 2014 (MC) Dresden Music Festival 2014 Brahms: Violin Concerto Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (3rd Version of 1889) I couldn’t have had a finer introduction to this season’s Dresden Music Festival than this stunning concert of Brahms and Bruckner performed by the […]

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Moscow ends three-year cycle of English music

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Moscow ends three-year cycle of English musicThe conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky, an avowed Anglophile, has ended his three-year survey of English music, titled ‘Albion’, with a rare performance of The Critic, an opera by Charles Villiers Stanford, after Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Since 2011, Gennady has conducted 38 works by 20 composers, ranging from Elgar’s Enigma Variations to such esoterica as Cyril Scott’s violin concerto…

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New York’s Metropolitan Opera faces bankruptcy in “two or three years” if it does not cut its wages bill, its boss tells the BBC.

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Critic’s Notebook: Charlotte Hellekant and John Luther Adams at Spoleto USASpoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C., renowned for opera, is a cornucopia of other offerings as well.

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Philharmonia, Westbroek, Dohnányi, RFH 5 June 2014 Strauss: Four Last SongsBruckner: Symphony No. 9Christoph von Dohnányi: condEva-Maria Westbroek: sopranoPhilharmonia OrchestraAs the final, ethereal chord of the Bruckner’s great Adagio faded to silence at the end of this evening’s concert, somebody behind me whispered to their companion that the conductor, Christoph von Dohnányi is 84 years old…

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Finding the key to a composer that time forgot

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Finding the key to a composer that time forgotAn old Melodiya recording sleeve informs me that ‘unfortuately, his works are hardly known, even in his adopted home of Russia. However, his work is highly valued and has been much admired amongst other composers and musicians.’
How is it possible, you wonder, that the composer who was closest to Dmitri Shostakovich, in both friendship and style, could remain unknown to a world that reveres Shostakovich?
Well, the ice is breaking and Mstislav Weinberg is finally starting to get heard…

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Benvenuto Cellini, London Coliseum

– www.edwardseckerson.biz

Hector Berlioz and Terry Gilliam were undoubtedly made for each other – kindred spirits with wild imaginations, impractical demands, and a touch of anarchy. But Berlioz was a chaotic dramatist at best and in a piece like Benvenuto Cellini which he and his librettists described as an Opéra semi-seria but was in truth a miserable attempt at comedy Gilliam has his work cut out papering over the cracks and riding out the longueurs with increasingly Pythonesque desperation…

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Uncanny Ax man

– www.theaustralian.com.au

AN ambitious take on Beethoven has reunited old friends Emanuel Ax and conductor David Robertson.

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CubaSi.cu: Chucho Valdes to Premiere 'Concierto de los Ancestros' of Afro-Cuban Composer Leo Brouwer at 6th Chamber Music Festival, Sept. 26-Oct. 12, 2014Leo Brouwer (b. 1939) is featured at AfriClassical.comCuba Si Prize-winning Cuban pianist, band leader and composer Chucho Valdes will premiere, in the 6th edition of the Chamber Music Festival, the Concierto de los Ancestros for piano and orchestra composed by maestro Leo Brouwer. As announced to the press by Brouwer on Wednesday, the premiere will take place during the closing of the Festival at this city’s Karl Marx Theater…

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