MusicUNTOLD presents "Los Angeles Hosts Korean & American Piano Music" featuring pianists Phoenix Park-Kim and Hye-Young Suh on August 12th and 14th, 2014 + MORE

 

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Waterworks - the Baltic Sea Philharmonic's new concert experience + MORE

Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, at Historical Technical Museum, Peenemünde, for the Usedom FestivalWaterworks, the new concert show from Kristjan Järvi and the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, begins a tour of Germany and Denmark tomorrow (5 May 2017). The programme combines arrangements .... More »
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Debussy for Nice + MORE

It's impossible to offer adequate musical responses for the atrocities we're seeing around the world - from Syria to Dallas to, today, Nice.So this doesn't pretend to be adequate, but I hope it offers a moment of meditation and solidarity: Debussy's Violin Sonata in G minor - the composer's final wo.... More »
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Dominique-René de Lerma: Musical America: Richmond Symphony Seeks Full-Time Associate Conductor + MORE

Associate ConductorJob ID:23281543Position Title:Associate ConductorCompany Name:Richmond SymphonyJob Function:Associate ConductorLocation(s):Richmond, Virginia, 23219, United States   Posted:April 13, 2015Entry Level:NoJob Type:Full-TimeJob Duration:IndefiniteMin Education:Master's DegreeAPPLY.... More »
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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg review –  Gerard Finley brings subtlety and warmth to Glyndebourne’s Sachs + MORE

Glyndebourne Opera House, LewesOn its first revival, David McVicar’s handsome production feels less convincing and offers few real insights into Wagner’s comedy. Gerard Finley’s Sachs remains a standoutWhen it was new, in 2011, David McVicar’s Glyndebourne production of Wagner’s supreme co.... More »
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French Composers’ Names – Jean-Claude Risset + MORE

Another composer in our French Composers’ Names series: Jean-Claude Risset. Well, composer and researcher. Risset came to composition after considering being a concert pianist (he studied with Robert Trimaille, himself a student of Alfred Cortot) but he also studied Physics in parallel, and g.... More »
The Night They Raided Rimsky’sOpera-lovers who attend too much modern opera may find that it feels like duty. There are fine voices, there are good actors, there are intricate orchestrations, there are politically relevant themes—isn’t that why people go to the opera? Or isn’t it?
But where is joy in this music? Where is a score so full of magic that the heart soars on wings of melody, as archetypal figures love, hate, conspire, poison, torture, stab, warble their way into our hearts? Where is delight? Where is inspiration? Where is the audience ecstatic with adulation and astonishment at the revelation of a great unknown score? Where are the tunes so captivating that we float home on a magic carpet of melody?  
Saturday night, two days after emotionally draining but musically puzzling us with Weinberg’s spiky Auschwitz opera, The Passenger, the Lincoln Center Festival presented the forces of the Bolshoi Opera at Avery Fisher Hall in the first of two concert performances of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Tsar’s Bride…

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Lorin Maazel 1930-2014

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Lorin Maazel 1930-2014The prolific American conductor and composer died earlier today in Virginia. He had been at his home, Castleton Farms, rehearsing and preparing for his annual Castleton Festival.

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First violinist of the Met is dead

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First violinist of the Met is deadWe have been informed of the death of Sandy (Sandor) Balint, who led the Metropolitan Opera orchestra through the 1980 lockout and helped raise it to its present excellence. More details as we receive them.
His wife, Joyce, plays mandolin in the orchestra.

Here’s his bio from the Met musicians’ website:
Sandor Balint was born in Bridgeport, CT and moved with his family to NYC a month later where he grew up in the South Bronx and east Manhattan…

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MusicUNTOLD presents "Los Angeles Hosts Korean & American Piano Music" featuring pianists Phoenix Park-Kim and Hye-Young Suh on August 12th and 14th, 2014Phoenix Park-KimHye-Young SuhJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:MusicUNTOLD presents “Los Angeles Hosts Korean & American Piano Music” featuring pianist Phoenix Park-Kim and Hye-Young Suh on August 12th and 14th, 2014. During the first half, all works by contemporary Korean composers will be performed by pianist Hye-Young Suh…

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Interview with George Ogata, Founder and Conductor of the MIT Summer Philharmonic OrchestraBy Karen Allendoerfer:

George Ogata founded the MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra (MITSPO) after 7 years as Concertmaster of the MIT Symphony Orchestra. Now in its 19th season, the MITSPO draws top amateur players from throughout the Greater Boston area to come together for a summer festival of music making…

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More catching up!

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I have had a busy 36 hours – beginning with Friday. 
My old friend and colleague Marc Scorca (incidentally many moons ago in his youth General Director of Chicago Opera Theater) has been in town, and we went for a more or less spontaneous dinner at the Garrick on Friday evening.  He says that that the last time he was there was also with me, and was probably more than 20 years ago…

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Lorin Maazel: a life in pictures - galleryUS conductor Lorin Maazel died today aged 84. Among a lengthy career working with all the world’s top orchestras were periods with the Vienna State Opera, the Orchestra National de France and, from 2001-2009, he was Music Director of the New York Phiharmonic. News: Condutor Lorin Maazel dies age 84 Continue reading…

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Conductor and composer Lorin Maazel has died at his home in Virginia while preparing for the annual Castleton Festival. He was 84.

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Lorin Maazel, Brilliant, Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84Mr. Maazel, who directed the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera among others, was known for his incisive, sometimes extreme, interpretations.

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In Brief: Jeff’s Birthday Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (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.

A performance of Rameau’s Zaïs, recorded at La Cour des Hospices for the Beaune Festival, performed by the Choeur de

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Warmth and beauty in lean times

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AH, those Puccini orchestral surges, lifting up the voices of Rodolfo and Mimi.

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The Angel of Mons - premiere of Judith Bingham's oboe concertoRed Note Ensemble photo credit Wattie Cheung Bingham, Adams, Barber, RVW; Michal Rogalski, Red Note Ensemble; JAM at the City of London Festival, St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn. Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 11 2014 Star rating: 4.0World premiere of Judith Bingham’s oboe concerto in a dramatic and characterful programmeMichal RogalskiFor the second of their City of London Festival concerts, JAM presented the Scottish Red Note Ensemble in a programme of music for strings and oboe, which included the world premiere of Judith Bingham’s Oboe Concerto: The Angel of Mons alongside Bingham’s 2012 JAM commission, The Hythe, plus RVW’s Oboe Concerto and music by John Adams and Samuel Barber…

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Time to Pension Off Covent Garden’s Current  La bohème?

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 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Extra Chorus, Members of Tiffin Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Cornelius Meister (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 9.7.2014 (MB) Cast Marcello – Markus Werba Rodolfo – Charles Castronovo Colline – Jongmin Park Schaunard – Daniel Grice Benoît – Jeremy […]

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