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Allston Pudding Localz Only Late Winter Mix MMXVI by Allston Pudding Various artists - Allston Pudding Localz Only Late Winter Mix MMXVI (Allston Pudding < Bandcamp) Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians - Synergy Vocals, Ensemble Ictus/Georges-Elie Octors (BelAir DVD: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker -.... More »
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War, peace and love + MORE

Love is the only way to describe what so many of us feel about the complicated creatures of Tolstoy's War and Peace, and how we respond, too, to Prokofiev's gift for homing in on scenes and lines to bring them fully to life in operatic terms. Tough love is how I might define Graham Vick's second int.... More »
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Doming Lam - Hong Kong Music Series, St John's Smith Square + MORE

Doming Lam, from SCMPHong Kong music, and indeed most modern Chinese music might be nowhere were it not for Doming Lam ( 林樂培), who features in the Hong Kong Music Series, the biggest celebration of Hong Kong classical music ever held in Britain.  Hong Kong is a dynamic, thriving and vib.... More »
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Ernest Tomlinson: Sweet & Dainty + MORE

‘Sweet & Dainty’ is one of the shortest little numbers on the first Marco Polo retrospective CD of music by the 91 year old light music composer Ernest Tomlinson (b.1924). He has written that this piece of ‘mood music’ was ‘designed for Pride and Prejudice type plays.’ The liner note.... More »
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Coming soon: two mythic giants + MORE

Which is a way of advertising six classes of the new Opera in Depth season on Mozart's Don Giovanni and my forthcoming BBC Radio 3 Building a Library on Elgar's Falstaff (broadcast date 8 October).While it's hard to love the Don Juan of Tirso de Molina and the Don Giovanni of Mozart, who could not h.... More »

Andrzej Panufnik at 100

– www.classical-music.com

Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik was born 100 years ago today. His music is meticulously planned, colourfully orchestrated and influenced often by Polish folk idioms. Here is our guide to what makes his style so distinctive along with a playlist of four outstanding recordings of his works…

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New Classical Tracks: Star of Naples

– minnesota.publicradio.org

In her new disc, superstar mezzo Joyce DiDonato journeys to Naples — long one of the thriving centers of opera — and discovers some unknown gems. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the new CD.

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Javier Camarena at Rosenblatt Recitals

– www.planethugill.com

Javier Camarena at Rosenblatt RecitalsJavier Camarena – photo Ana Kuri Mozart, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Donizetti, Tosti, Crescenzo, Gastalson, Sorozabal, Guastavino, Grever; Javier Camarena, Enrico Maria Cacciari; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 23 2014 Star rating: 5.0Thrilling and beautiful tone from Mexican tenor in UK debut, deservingly receiving a standing oveationThe 15th season of Rosenblatt Recitals opened at the Wigmore Hall on 23 September 2014 with something of a change of plan…

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 Aribert Reimann, Schumann, Tchaikovsky: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger (piano), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Tugan Sokhiev, Berlin Musikfest 2014, Philharmonie, Berlin 16.9.14 (MC) Aribert Reimann: Seven Fragments for Orchestra (In memoriam of Robert Schumann) Schumann: Introduction and Concert-Allegro, Op…

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The Francesco Siciliani Prize at Sagra Musicale Umbra, by Giuseppe Pennisi

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The former East Bay musician comes to Yoshi’s and Santa Cruz with his power-packed ensemble.

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Classical parlour with three4 at Rich MixEmma Dogliani and Kate ConwayAs a change from the formal concert venue I ventured out to Rich Mix in the East End of London. Here Emma Dogliani and friends Kate Conway and Philip Voldman performed a selection of songs from the opera, and other greatest hits, to a packed and appreciative audience. The group, who call themselves ‘three4’, turned the main bar of Rich Mix into a relaxed parlour cabaret with sofas, tables and chairs, so that they could interact with the audience, walk amongst them, and hand out ice creams(!)…

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 Berlin Musikfest 2014  – Wolfgang Rihm, Franz Schubert: Trio Jean Paul, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln Jukka-Pekka Saraste (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin 17.9.14 (MC) Wolfgang Rihm: ‘Transitus’ for orchestra (2012/13) Wolfgang Rihm: Trio Concerto for violin, cello, piano and orchestra (2014) Franz Schubert: Symphony No…

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J. S. Bach, The Art of Fugue, A. Hewitt (Hyperion, 2014)
Pianist Hélène Grimaud was scheduled to open the season at Shriver Hall in Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, but when the French pianist withdrew, due to a finger injury, it was Angela Hewitt who stepped in to save the day. We wish Grimaud a speedy recovery, of course, but it was hard not to feel that this change of events was an upgrade,

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Kalena Bovell, Graduate Student in Orchestral Conducting, is Guest Conductor of Hartt Orchestra in Bartok & Handel 7:30 PM Thu. Oct. 2, 2014, West Hartford, CTKalena Bovell ConductsKalena BovellKalena Bovell writes:Hello Mr. Zick,My name is Kalena Bovell and I am currently an Orchestral Conducting student at The Hartt School. I discovered the Africlassical Blog and I think it is wonderful. I am writing to ask if I may please list my information such as website and a short bio on Africlassical?Thank you…

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Class Notes: What to Do at a Concert

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Class Notes video "What To Do at a Concert" is designed to help teachers clarify some of the expectations for classical audiences. It uses humor to get at the heart of why classical music calls for a more expansive share of our attention than other kids of performance do, and why it's worth doing so.

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Deserted father’s operatic odyssey

– www.theaustralian.com.au

AUSTRALIAN composer Iain Grandage has enjoyed a long professional relationship with the novelist Tim Winton.

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