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Vic Firth + MORE

Vic Firth, the legendary principal timpanist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and also a legendary manufacturer of drumsticks of all kinds, died the other day. Here are the obits I have seen:Jeremy Eichler in the GlobeMargalit Fox in the TimesFor once, I think Fox, who is usually a genius, put her e.... More »
operas

Death Clown for Cutie (Cav and Pag at the Met) + MORE

Men are sensitive and easily injured souls, as ten minutes in any internet comment section would tell you. Such is also the gist of Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, the august double bill of verismo which presents us twice with the even more august situation of barito.... More »
opera news

New music, chorus anniversary, Brahms and more - Scottish Chamber Orchestra new season + MORE

Lotta WennäkoskiThe Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2015/16 season will be continuing the group's policy of performing new work, and both new commissions this season have a Nordic theme. Finnish composer Lotta Wennäkoski is writing new work to be performed as part of an all-Nordic programme conducted.... More »
classical music news

Thomas Elwin and Maite Aguirre at the Gresham Centre + MORE

Thomas ElwinThe young British tenor Thomas Elwin is giving a recital on Saturday 28 November 2015 with pianist Maite Aguirre. Elwin was one of the founder members of the vocal ensemble Voces8 and his recital is being given in the Gresham Centre, home to Voces8 and the VCM charity. The recital is one.... More »
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Paris en fête : How to make classical music fun ! + MORE

How to make classical music fun without dumbing down! Paris en fête,with François-Xavier Roth conducting Les Siècles at the Philharmonie de Paris this week, broadcast live HERE.  Proof that "education" without genuine excellence is counter-productive. This should be compulsory viewing for b.... More »
As San Diego Opera continues to regroup and work toward mounting its planned 2015 season, scheduled to begin in January, the troubled company has put cost-cutting measures in place that are expected to help it achieve a measure of financial stability.

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I can claim neither a stake nor a particular interest in the Royal Opera’s new staging of Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda; I cannot stand Donizetti’s music, still less what seem to me his feeble attempts at musical drama. Nevertheless, the production and, more precisely, some reactions to it, seem to have caused a bit of a stir…

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BBC New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel peforms Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'; Schubert's Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845 and Haydn's Sonata in C major, Hob XVI:50…

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31 Days of Classical, Day 7: Copland on repeat

– minnesota.publicradio.org

31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. On Day 7, host Emily Reese is listening to Copland again and again. (And again.)

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Pinchgut gets back to basics

– www.theaustralian.com.au

IN our impatient, do-it-now times, Sydney’s Pinchgut Opera has demonstrated the virtue of a slow and steady approach.

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Sergio A. Mims: TheaterMania.com: 'Show Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic'Vanessa Williams © David GordonSergio A. Mims writes:I know you will be interested in thisShow Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic – Theater News – Jul 2, 2014Lauren Worsham and Julian Ovenden will also be featured in the Kern and Hammerstein musical…

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Legendary Mahler 5 released – Horenstein

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Legendary Mahler 5 released - HorensteinAt last, a remastered release of  the legendary Jascha Horenstein  Mahler Symphony no 5, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at the Edinburgh Festival in 1961. It’s available for digital download from Printine Classical, the specialist supplier. “And so it came to pass that on the night of 31st August, 1961, somebody, somewhere, was listening to the radio broadcast that evening, live from the annual Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, with tape reels loaded up, poised and ready to press record as the BBC announcer began his introduction to the evening’s main concert attraction: Jascha Horenstein would be conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony…

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Glass’s trilogy set for premiere

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE State Opera of South Australia is staging a world premiere of American composer Philip Glass’s Portrait Trilogy.

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Purcell: Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem

– www.classical-music.com

Enjoy a track from Voces8 and Les Inventions’ The Purcell Collection

'This "perambulation", as the liner described it, could hardly fail,’ writes George Pratt in his review of Voces8’s The Purcell Collection in our June issue…

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Vil Bastarda

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Maria Stuarda (Royal Opera House, Saturday 4 July 2014)
Maria Stuarda – Joyce DiDonato
Elisabetta I – Carmen Giannattasio
Giorgio Talbot – Matthew Rose
Guigliemo Cecil – Jeremy Carpenter
Roberto, Conte di Leicester – Ismael Jordi
Anna Kennedy – Kathleen Wilkinson
Executioner – Peter Dineen
Royal Opera House Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Directors – Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier
Set Designs – Christian Fenouillat
Costume Designs – Agostino Cavalca
Lighting Design – Christophe Forey
Bertrand de Billy (Conductor)
Hopefully this production will be best remembered for the quality of the singing and the interaction between the main protagonists rather than the – at times questionable – production…

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Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo has two new CD releases out this summer

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Competition winner picks start-up agency over major suitorsThe Australian pianist Jayson Gillham, winner of the Montreal Piano Competition, has signed an agency deal with Emblem Artists, a one-woman firm that has just one other artist on its books – the violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Emblem is owned by Elaine Armstrong, a refugee from the crumbling edifice of IMG Artists…

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Filipino conductor and violinist Oscar Yatco died in July 2014, aged eighty-two

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