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Violinist Chung: back from finger collapse, to play the 'one note' + MORE

LONDON (Reuters) - Losing the use of her left index finger pretty much put an end in 2005 to the high-flying, globe-trotting career of Korean violin virtuoso Kyung Wha-Chung. .... More »

Saturday Cinema: John Waxman + MORE

On this week's Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel talks to John Waxman, son of famous film composer Franz Waxman. There will also be a tribute to Marni Nixon, who passed away this week at age 86..... More »
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Ear Taxi Festival 2016: Blowout Party! + MORE

Zoom out. The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Madness in Great Ones: Bryn Terfel's Boris at the Proms + MORE

Terfel as Tsar: Boris Godunov at the London PromsIt was due to a timely Tweet from the Royal Opera that I found myself, on Saturday night, happily making part of the throng in the arena of the Royal Albert Hall, eager to see the grand spectacle of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov distilled into a sem.... More »
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What's really ahead for the ENO ? + MORE

At last, something of a debate about the future of the ENO, thanks to an open letter in the Times signed by eminent dignitaries, and, signfigantly, Antonio Pappano, who knows something about the real business of opera.  Pappano is right: the public is entitled to know what's really going on beh.... More »

Fight to save German orchestra goes global

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Fight to save German orchestra goes globalAn international petition was issued tonight via US academic networks.   Please find below the text of a petition that conductor François-Xavier Roth, composer George Lewis, and composer Franck Bedrossian have decided to send tomembers of the international musical community.   As some of you may know, due to alleged economic reasons, the SWR (Südwestrundfunk) board members plan to […]

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Honour Thy German Masters: Wagner’s Depiction of “Meistergesang”Welsh National Opera’s Meistersinger (To be revived 2015)Originally published in: The Journal Of Musicological Explorations (Vol 11 (2010)Honour Thy German Masters: Wagner’s Depiction of “Meistergesang” in Die Meistersinger von NürnbergAnnalise SmithAbstractThe music and culture of the sixteenth century Meistersinger is the central topic of Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, his only operatic comedy…

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Andy Akiho’s compositions have been performed by the New York Philharmonic, the L.A. Philharmonic, Bang On a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music.
Read more: Bang on a Can, Classical Music, Princeton, Joel Garten, Steel Pan, sybarite5, Morton Feldman, Andy Akiho, New Music, Percussion, Arts News

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Las Vegas Review-Journal: Las Vegas Philharmonic performs "George Walker’s 'Lyric for Strings,' a lush and lovely showpiece for string orchestra."Las Vegas Review-Journal (Courtesy Las Vegas Philharmonic)George Walker (b. 1922) is featured at AfriClassical.com,and has a website athttp://georgetwalker.com/Las Vegas Review-JournalBy Alan AdamsNovember 24, 2013  Philharmonic pays tribute to patriotism, JFK Saturday’s Las Vegas Philharmonic program shared a theme, “Love of Country,” but spanned three centuries in the process…

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Albert Herring – review

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Albert Herring – reviewBarbican, LondonThe BBCSO’s choice of Britten’s Suffolk-village comedy as its centenary swansong was safe, but enthusiastically receivedWould Albert Herring be any Britten fan’s desert-island opera? It seemed a lightweight choice in some ways for the close of the BBCSO’s Britten centenary celebrations: his gently acerbic Suffolk-village comedy may show an extremely skilful opera composer happily at work, but his most characteristic, heart-stopping music is to be found elsewhere…

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SINS Sunday!

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

SINS Sunday!The world premiere rehearsed reading of my new play about Wagner, Sins of the Fathers seems to have gone down pretty well yesterday at the Orange Tree. The audience laughed a lot, the actors seemed to be enjoying it (I think) and the performance zipped by and I got a jolly nice round of applause too, and it was all a bit wonderful…

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School Spotlight highlights outstanding Minnesota school- and student-music ensembles during the academic year. Through this feature, Classical MPR hopes to expose listeners to the great music being made by young musicians across the state, and to generate more support for music education.

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Music with Minnesotans: Chris Gennaula

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Software engineer by day and successful composer by night, Chris Gennaula tells stories with wit and a smile.

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Dude goes sick in Bamberg. Look who stepped in

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Last week Gustavo Dudamel had to drop out of some concerts with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. To replace him, the orchestra needed to look no further than the stylish young winner of their recent Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition – 24-year-old Lahav Shani. Here’s a video from the orchestra about working with him…

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Alice Herz-Sommer, 110 years old today

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Alice Herz-Sommer, 110 years old todayAlice Herz-Sommer is 110 years old today. Anyone reaching 110 is special but Alice has defied more odds than most. Born in Prague in 1903, she was a professional musician. When the Nazis came, she was shipped to Terezin (Theresienstadt) where she played in the notorious camp orchestra. Even then, she was unusual because she had a young son to live for…

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Julian Anderson – orchestral works

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Julian Anderson - orchestral worksThis disc is one of the fruits of composer Julian Anderson’s residency with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Resident since 2010, Anderson has had a number of works performed by the orchestra and this disc includes three works of them. The Discovery of Heaven was written specifically for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered by them in March 2012, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth, recorded live for this disc…

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Munich Haus Frau

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Beaming down from the Bavarian State Opera on Sunday night is Die Frau ohne Schatten. Krzysztof Warlikowski's new production (less racy than the still above might hint) features Johan Botha, Adrianne Pieczonka, Deborah Polaski, Wolfgang Koch and Elena Pankratova, with Kirill Petrenko conducting…

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from Nov. 26 to Dec. 3 Tuesday, 7:15 am: School Spotlight: Stillwater Area High School Concert Orchestra. Tuesday, 5:30 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Composer Chris Gennaula. Tuesday, 7:15 pm: School Spotlight: Stillwater Area High School Concert Orchestra. Tuesday, 8…

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