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Probing the Complexity of Missa Solemnis + MORE

Beethoven, Missa Solemnis: Joélle Harvey (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone), Pacific Boychoir (Kevin Fox, director), San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Ragnar Bohlin, director), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). 10.6.201.... More »
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Thursday: League of Composers at Miller Theatre (7:30 Start Time) + MORE

On Thursday, May 25th at 7:30 PM, the Orchestra of the League of Composers, directed by Louis Karchin along with conductor David Fulmer, will present a program of works by Arvo Pärt, Fred Lerdahl, Lisa Bielawa, and Sheree Clement (a new piece commissioned by League of Composers/ISCM) at .... More »

Review: The Budapest Festival Orchestra, Martial and Lyrical + MORE

The orchestra, led by Ivan Fischer, presents work by Weber, Liszt and Prokofiev at Carnegie Hall..... More »

The Week in Reviews, Op. 80: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lisa Batiashvili, James Ehnes + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Anne-Sophie Mutter performed the Berg with the New World Symphony.South Florida Classical Review: "A glamorous prese.... More »

Ensemble. Something More Fluid + MORE

Mike Wheeler listens to Stephen Johnson 'discovering music', and to the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena.... More »
Last night left me convinced (as if I needed convincing) that this is the most beautiful aria for tenor ever composed. What a good excuse to listen to Fritz Wunderlich singing it.

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As conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Michael Morgan programs music that speaks to the city’s diversity — gospel choirs, Armenian dancers and new works by Filipino, Israeli, Palestinian and Chinese composers, in addition to the mainline classics. He sees his mission as pulling the community together.

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Presto Classical Offers a Free Suzuki Bach Cantatas CD Download

Given Wagner’s thoughts on Bach this is perhaps not as off topic as it might seem.  For a time, Presto Classical are offering  a free download of a 79 minute sampler “cd” of the Suzuki, Bach Cantatas (from BIS). Full details below. And to download follow the link below.

Bach – Cantatas Sampler

Exclusive MP3 free download – for a limited time only!

Bach, J S: 

Cantata BWV110 ‘Unser Mund sei voll Lachens’: Unser Mund sei voll Lachens

Cantata BWV161 ‘Komm, du süsse Todesstunde’: Komm, du süsse Todesstunde

Yoshikazu Mera (alto)

Cantata BWV55 ‘Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht’: I…

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Music Review: SubCulture Gives Home to Philharmonic’s Contact! SeriesThe New York Philharmonic’s Contact! series finds a new location, at SubCulture, for its concert led by Esa-Pekka Salonen.    

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Giorgio Berrugi at Rosenblatt Recitals

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Giorgio Berrugi at Rosenblatt Recitals

Giorgio Berrugi and Eytan Pessen
at Wigmore Hall, photo Rosenblatt Recitals

One of the joys of the Rosenblatt Recitals series is the discovery of voices entirely new to you. I have to confess that until his recital last night (7 November) for Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall, I had never come across the Italian tenor Giorgio Berrugi…

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In the ‘Magnificat’ and the Berlin Mass of 1990 the London Philharmonic Choir sang with a notable delicacy

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English pianist Bernard Roberts died in November 2013, aged eighty

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Hector et Valery

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Roméo et Juliette – LSO/Gergiev – Barbican, 6 November 2013

Another night, another lacklustre crack at Berlioz from Valery Gergiev. The conductor’s challenge in this episodic work is to respect the very different character of each individual section while knitting them together into a coherent whole…

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Classical music is living in cloud cuckoo landI grew up around the Boston Symphony because my father was in the orchestra. There was a time, believe it or not, when Boston audiences were more interested in music making than celebrity. The great soloists of the 1960s and 1970s were celebrated because of the way they played or the way they sang. People often went to concerts for the program, and the soloist was a special treat…

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A selected guide to performances of classical music in the New York area.    

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The Show Must Go On – The MovieHaving arrived home last night at about 11.30pm after the concert, I was a little weary. I’d been teaching all day at the Royal College of Music and ended with a descent into Hell courtesy of Mr Berlioz. Given that since I last blogged in New York, the schedule has been relentless without a day off, it’s not surprising that I’m a bit tired…

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Bournemouth SO/Dausgaard – review

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Bournemouth SO/Dausgaard – reviewLighthouse, PooleWith Dausgaard in robust form, Radu Lupu brought wonder to the familiar with his masterful renditions of Bartók and SchubertBartók’s Third Piano Concerto has always seemed the least compelling of his work in the genre, with little if any of the rebarbative intensity of its predecessors…

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NEW! LUCERNE FESTIVAL – Preview of the 2014 Festival Year

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 LUCERNE FESTIVAL – Preview of the 2014 Festival Year  LUCERNE FESTIVAL at Easter 5 – 13 April 2014  Bernard Haitink, together with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, will open the Easter Festival in 2014 with a gala concert celebrating his 85th birthday and launching a new cycle. This time Haitink will focus on the symphonies […]

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