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The Jacobin, Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire – review + MORE

Sweet sadness is balanced by boisterous dance and comedy but Dvořák’s generosity of melody is what really elevates this opera.... More »
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Watch Now: Alex Ross And The Wagner Legacy + MORE

Recently, looking for a video of the great Donald Lambert's Pilgrims Chorus (See the video at the bottom of the page) Alex Ross' 2012 New Yorker Festival presentation on The Wagner Legacy came up in our search results - surely one of only  a few other people that have discussed Wagner and Lambe.... More »
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Harry Potter movie to play at Radio City Music Hall with orchestra + MORE

This coming weekend Harry Potter fans will be able to experience the first film of the beloved series in an entirely new way..... More »
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Music Review: Matthias Pintscher Leads Juilliard Orchestra in ‘Bereshit’ + MORE

On Tuesday, the composer Matthias Pintscher conducted the Juilliard Orchestra through the New York premiere of “bereshit,” his conjuring of the biblical account of creation..... More »
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Frothy, Riotous Barber of Seville in Dickensian Setting + MORE

 Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia: Opera Holland Park Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus / Matthew Waldren (conductor), Holland Park, London, 13.6.14 (RB) Cast: Figaro: Nicholas Lester Rosina: Kitty Whately Count Almaviva: Nico Darmanin Doctor Bartolo: Jonathan Veira Don Basilio/Fiorello: Nicholas Craw.... More »
Mahogany Opera + Opera Group = Mahogany Opera GroupMahogany Opera’s recent successes include last year’s tour of Britten’s Church Parables). The Opera Group’s recent successes have included Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, George Benjamin’s Into the Little Hill and David Bruce’s The Firework-makers Daughter, but their output has also included some stinkers (though a friend over at Classical Iconoclast regards them as ‘one of the most innovative companies in this country’)…

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Time to Get Rid of "Classical" Music

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I hope everyone has had a good Christmas and New Years period. It’s time for the first entry of the year on this blog.For me, my musical resolution for the start of the year is to get rid of the term “classical music” in my burgeoning iTunes library. I find the term “classical” to be ridiculous in many ways…

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Modern Danish Music with a Touch of Humour

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Ruders, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 28.1.2014 (PCG) Poul Ruders – Kafkapriccio (2008) Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Symphony – Antiphony (1977)   A short programme without interval presenting two unfamiliar modern Danish works might be regarded as a potential for box office disaster, but in the event there […]

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A scene from the opera.    

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John Malveaux: Maestro Joe Taylor Conducts Bellflower Symphony & Soloists for NIGHT AT THE OPERA on Feb. 1, 2014 at Bellflower Civic AuditoriumJoseph R. Taylor, Conductor, Bellflower Symphony OrchestraJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Maestro Joe Taylor will conduct the Bellflower Symphony and soloists for NIGHT AT THE OPERA, on February 1, 2014 at Bellflower Civic Auditorium. Maestro Taylor is also conductor for MusicUNTOLD Orchestra…

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Houston Grand Opera’s 2014-2015 Season

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October 24 – November 7 2014: Otello October 31- November 15 2014: Così fan tutte December 5-21 2014: A Christmas Carol January 23- February 8 2015: Madame ButterflyJanuary 30- February 15 2015 : The Magic Flute April 18- May 3 2015: Die Walküre April 24- May 9 2015: Sweeney Todd
Details on the Season | Official Site

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Based on Annie Proulx’s stark short story and with unashamedly pictorial music, Charles Wuorinen’s new work is the very stuff of opera

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Unpredictable international music-making is Maestro Jindong Cai’s formula for success at the Pan-Asian Music Festival, now in its 10th year at Stanford University.

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New audiences want classical music up close and personal‘Most of today’s music fans are not sitting in their living room, in the listening”sweet spot” of the stereo field, taking in every note of their favorite artist’s new album. Most fans are listening in their car, on their laptop, or to their iPod with earbuds. And in most cases, the car, the living room, and so on, the listening device is most likely the iPod or some portable sound device equivalent’ – Adam Ayan, Grammy-winning mastering engineer at the legendary Gateway Studios, Portland, Maine’The truth is that great sounding recordings don’t drive our industry…

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Scottish Opera performs Donizetti’s Don Pasquale convincingly as a sitcom, says John Allison    

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Love Journeys - an encounter with Jacques CohenJacques CohenJacques Cohen and the Isis Ensemble are performing at the Purcell Room on 31 March 2014 in a concert entitled Love Journeys including music by Sibelius, Andrzej and Roxanna Panufnik, Brahms and Dvorak. Composer as well as conductor, the concert also features the premiere of Jacques’s song cycle Love Journeys, setting poems by James Joyce, which will be performed by Marie Vassilou…

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The Repast Baroque Ensemble, heard by Gerald Fenech. ‘… delectable performances …’

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Digital discoverer: film-maker Martha Fiennes on her new film technique for the National Gallery's next exhibitionMartha Fiennes is sitting in a screening room in the basement of a Soho production company, recalling a career crisis of a few years ago. Fiennes, the sister of actors Ralph and Joseph, documentary film-maker Sophie and composer Magnus, had achieved mixed success with her films Onegin (1999) and Chromophobia (2007), both starring Ralph, and had gained what she calls “an absolute understanding” of the complex dynamics of getting films made.

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