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Das Rheingold is a Memorable Start to Saffron Opera Group’s Ring + MORE

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists and Saffron Opera Group Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 17.1.2016. (JPr) Wagner – Das Rheingold – concert performance Jeremy White: Wotan Nicholas Folwell: Alberich Stephen Rooke: Loge Deborah Humble: Erda Toby Girl.... More »
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Perchance to Stream: End of Summer Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Listen to a performa.... More »
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Aspen (9): A Weekend of Crowd-Pleasers, and Bolcom’s A Wedding + MORE

Debussy/Ravel, Lalo, Beethoven, Bolcom, J. Strauss Jr., R. Strauss, Brahms: Soloists; Aspen Chamber Orchestra and Aspen Festival Orchestra; Pietro Inkinen, Scott Terrell, and Tomáš Netopil (conductors). Benedict Music Tent and Wheeler Opera House. 29-31.7.2016. (HS) Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Benedi.... More »
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ArtsBeat: Chuck Close and Cindy Sherman Donate Works for Met Opera Benefit + MORE

They are among 14 major visual artists whose works will be on display and for sale at the opera house’s Gallery Met..... 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 »

The mystery of George Butterworth

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

The mystery of George ButterworthRoderick Williams sang George Butterworth Songs from A Shropshire Lad at tonight’s BBC Prom 41 at the Royal Albert Hall. Williams is by far the best best British song specialist around. He has such a warm. conversational style which makes his singing direct and personal. (Read more here) .The photo at right show George Butterworth  in civilian days…

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As Met deadline looms, could opera survive without a orchestra?Today is the Met’s deadline for reaching a wage agreement with musicians, or locking them out.
Dr Gerald Stein, a Chicago psychotherapist and www.slippedisc.com contributor, is a passionate, lifelong concertgoer. He is involved with music and musicians in his community. But Dr Stein has some chilling fears about the replaceability of the orchestra in the immediate technological future…

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Der Rosenkavalier is an opera intimately related to the Salzburger Festspiele – not only has it seen some of the key names related to this work (from Lotte Lehmann to Kurt Moll, by way of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Tatiana Troyanos and Lucia Popp…), but some absolute standards have been established here (especially Karajan 1960 and Böhm 1969)…

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Bahamas' latest album is all about Afie JurvanenFor the most part, Bahamas is Afie is the sound of guitar virtuoso Afie Jurvanen flying completely solo and playing all the parts himself.

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Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music

– www.planethugill.com

Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music; Lisa Batiashvili, Adrian Brendel, Till Fellner, Amy Freston, Roderick Williams; ECM New Series Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Aug 08 2014 Star rating: 4.0Selection of Harrison Birtistle’s recent chamber worksThe unimaginatively entitled ‘Harrison Birtwistle Chamber Music’ on ECM New Series, with its somewhat dull, blue black cover, does not do this CD justice…

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The sound of silence

– parterre.com

The sound of silenceThis past week of contract negotiations at the Metropolitan Opera has been notable for the absence of any new PowerPoint presentations or fustian proclamations. One can only hope that this means that serious negotiations are, in fact, taking place. While we all sit huddled in Dante Park, telephoto lenses trained on the Grand Tier, eagerly awaiting news, we pass the time in speculation…

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Prom 40: LSO/Haitink review  Mahler with poise and intensityBernard Haitink found fascinating detail in Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, while Schubert’s Fifth seemed almost effortlessBernard Haitink is not only celebrating his 85th birthday this year, but also the 60th anniversary of his debut as a conductor. Through much of those six decades Mahler has been a central part of his music-making, and the Fourth Symphony was the focus of his concert with the London Symphony Orchestra; it was his 86th appearance at the Proms…

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A primer on the labor dispute at the Metropolitan Opera.

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
From the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence last month, Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre-Grenoble perform Rameau’s Les Boréades, starring

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Musician Videos As Outreach

– www.adaptistration.com

Musician Videos As Outreach

Just a quick pointer today; I’ve taken then weekend off and although I’m keeping my ear to the ground for Met news, don’t expect anything here until Tuesday or Wednesday. In the meantime, check out the 8/15/2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal which published an article by Corinne Ramey that examines an outreach effort by Mostly Mozart in the form of promotional videos about their musicians…

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40 music kids are locked up in Colditz. Are they digging tunnels?Delighted to learn that the notorious prisoner-of-war camp is now being put to musical uses.
The state of Saxony runs music weekends in Schloss Colditz through the summer. These children are being coached in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by their teacher, Thu Trang Sauer.
Sweet.

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Music Review: The Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Avery Fisher HallThe Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra played Gluck, Berlioz and, of course, Mozart at Avery Fisher Hall.

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Metropolitan Opera, 2014-2015

– likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com

Metropolitan Opera, 2014-2015Artist’s rendering of what has happened at the Met over the summerMet single tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow, and while the season’s start still is a major question mark due to seemingly intractable labor disputes I think we’ll hopefully have some opera at some point or another? Because of this uncertainty I don’t imagine a whole lot of people will rush to the box office tomorrow, but I have written a preview of everything that is currently scheduled to happen anyway…

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