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Duncan Sheik Says Mantra Meditation Helped With Stage Fright + MORE

The "Barely Breathing" singer turned Broadway composer spoke to "10% Happier.".... More »
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Chloë Hanslip Shines in the Sibelius Violin Concerto + MORE

Prokofiev, Sibelius:  Chloë Hanslip (violin), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Alexander Shelley (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 25.1.2017. (RB) Prokofiev – Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op25 ‘Classical’ Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D minor, Op47 Prokofiev – Symphony No..... More »
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Time To Shop For A New Gig? + MORE

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The Mastersingers of Nuremberg at ENO, or Fine Performance, Doubtful Omens + MORE

Note: This is a review of the performance on Saturday 21st February 2015Wagner's Mastersingers, the programme advises, hasn't been seen at English National Opera for over thirty years. That it returns now, just as the company has been placed in special measures by the Arts Council, is ironic to say .... More »
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La Scala opera house introduces five-minute grace period for latecomers + MORE

Performances at Milan opera house to begin five minutes after scheduled time to stop spectators becoming angry with ushersOpera lovers used to have a reason to panic if they were running even a minute late to a performance at La Scala. But now the famous Milan opera house is easing up on its strict .... More »

Excellent Performance of Yeomen from 90 Year Old G&S Society

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Gilbert & Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard: Plymouth Gilbert & Sullivan Fellowship, National Festival Orchestra / Jane Warwick (conductor), Harrogate Royal Hall, West Yorkshire. 4.8.2014 (RJW)   Cast: Steve Borwn … Sir Richard Cholmondeley Gordon Wearne… Lord Fairfax Gareth Davies … Sergeant Meryll Gareth Williams … Leonard Meryll Richard Haighton … Jack Point Peter […]

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Bad Behavior

– www.violinist.com

Bad BehaviorBy Karen Rile:

It was Parents Weekend at junior chamber music camp. My daughter, just out of eighth grade, had been attending this program since she was ten. As for me, I was looking forward to a reunion with all the kids, parents, and staff I’d known for the past five summers.

But when I arrived on campus and greeted the director outside the recital barn, she didn’t smile back…

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Schubert in brief

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Unfinished Symphony. The New Yorker, Aug. 11, 2014.

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Colour of Music Festival, Charleston October 22-26, 2014: Black Professional Classical Musicians Festival with Marlon Daniel, Music DirectorCharleston SC August 6, 2014 —The Second Annual Colour of Music Festival will usher in the fall arts season in Charleston October 22-26, 2014. Over twenty performances will showcase the breadth and influence of blacks on the classical music world past and present. The five-day festival features top black musicians, vocalists, and orchestra leaders from across the globe performing piano, organ, voice recitals, and chamber works…

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All kinds of narratives at play in this Sakari Oramo/ BBC Symphony Orchestra Prom – and perhaps the truly adventurous programmer might have double-deployed Rory Kinnear – dispassionately chronicling Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex – and taken us beyond the Overture and into the melodramas of Beethoven’s Incidental Music to Egmont…

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He’s the voice

– www.theaustralian.com.au

HE’S a superstar of opera. What makes

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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minor

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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minorCharles Hubert Hastings Parry’s Fifth Symphony was composed for the centenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society and was duly heard at the Queen’s Hall on 5 December 1912 with the composer conducting. The original title of the work was ‘Symphony in four linked movements in B minor, 1912’. However, at the second performance of the piece it was called the ‘Fifth Symphony’ and finally, the printed score is entitled ‘Symphonic Fantasia in B minor “1912”’ with ‘Symphony’ as a subtitle…

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Italian treat in store for Blackpool and beyondGrand Theatre, BlackpoolEnglish Touring Opera will be returning to the Grand Theatre, Blackpool for the first time since 2005 as part of their Spring 2015 tour. The tour, which takes in Hackney, Truro, Poole, Norwich, Sheffield, Cheltenham, Aldeburgh, Exeter, Canterbury, Buxton, Durham and Perth, features three Italian operas…

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Following the first BBC Prom for the composer, is the classical tradition ready to accept him?

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Why does BBC censor new music from TV?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Why does BBC censor new music from TV?The Scottish composer John McLeod, 80 this year and widely feted, was thrilled to learn that his work, The Sun Dances, was to receive a London premiere at the BBC Proms.

photo (c) Wojtek Kutyla
 
The performance, by the BBC Scottish SO and Donald Runnicles, was all a composer could have wished for…

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Is the new Beethoven blockbuster any good?

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Is the new Beethoven blockbuster any good?Steve Donoghue, a reviewer we trust on Open Letters Monthly, considers it a tour de force. Read review here.
 

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Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe, famed for infusing his classical pieces with indigenous music, dies at the age of 85.

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A critical guide to classical music performances and festivals in New York City and the area.

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