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CD Review: Jerusalem Quartet's Bartók + MORE

Patrick Rucker and Charles T. Downey, CD reviews: Bartók by heart, for the heart Washington Post, November 11 Bartók, String Quartets 2/4/6, Jerusalem Quartet (released on November 4, 2016) HMC902235 | 78'51" Béla Bartók’s six string quartets are a cross-section of his musical developme.... More »
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Martha to make Australian debut + MORE

Charles Dutoit, who has been conducting the Sydney Symphony for 40 years, has convinced his ex-wife Martha Argerich to join him on next year’s long-haul flight. It’s her first time Down Under. Sydney’s other piano stars next season include Daniil Trifonov and Hélène Grimaud. Loo.... More »
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Tucson.com: Notable Tucsonan: Ulysses Kay was a renowned composer + MORE

Undated Tucson Citizen file photo of Ulysses Kay.Ulysses Kay (1917-1995) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a  Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com.Tucson.comArizo.... More »
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As though tiny fish are swimming in your veins + MORE

On this day in 1954 the Harold Arlen–Truman Capote musical House of Flowers opened on Broadway.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu91wObYGBs Born on this day in 1910 composer Paul Bowles. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWSiQK1Jeg On this day in 1927 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari‘s opera Sly premieres at L.... More »
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Stage beauty + MORE

What does a great opera production do, and what does a bad production fail to do?   Discussions of this subject reveal divisions as deep as those in arguments about the 2016 presidential election, and the discussions can be almost as acrimonious. Some operagoers believe a production should recreate.... More »

Mystery great Wagnerian Závodszky Zoltán

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Mystery great Wagnerian Závodszky ZoltánWho was Závodszky Zoltán ? A friend sent a link to an hour long documentary about him, with lots of clips and rare photos, but it’s all in Hungarian. Help, please !From what we’ve been able to gather, Závodszky (1892-1976) was a famous Hungarian tenor, who specialized in Wagner, singing mainly in Hungarian translation…

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Andris Nelsons’ first night: So how was it for you?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Andris Nelsons’ first night: So how was it for you?It was a gala night at the Boston Symphony, ushering in the new music director with the help of two singing stars – Jonas Kaufmann and the conductor’s wife, Kristine Opolais. Except Mrs Nelsons was not, apparently, feeling well. Read first review from our pals at Boston CR here.

UPDATE: First video:

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Just in: ‘Opera singer’ gets married

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Just in: ‘Opera singer’ gets marriedOur social affairs correspondent reports:
Katherine Jenkins, popularly referred to as an opera singer though she has never sung an opera, married Andrew Levitas, an American film producer, at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday night.
Ms Jenkins, 34, looked happy.

The couple are said to have received both Christian and Jewish blessings.

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Requiem for secret women’s language

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE most anticipated event of this year’s OzAsia Festival was the return appearance of Chinese composer Tan Dun.

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NEW! Conversation with the Dover Quartet

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 A Conversation with the Dover Quartet   The young Dover Quartet won not only the Grand Prize but all three Special Prizes at the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, and received top prizes at the Fischoff and the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competitions. Originally formed at the Curtis Institute of Music, the group […]

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Sets are being made

– rogerbourland.com

Sets are being made It’s exciting to see an opera come to life, bit by bit. Raúl Rico has been sending me pictures of the opera in progress: here is a shot of the set from Act 1 being built. I’m fairly sure it’s going to be a boat!

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Offenbach's Fantasio

– www.planethugill.com

Offenbach's Fantasio Offenbach Fantasio; Sarah Connolly, Brenda Rae, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Mark Elder; Opera Rara Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 13 2014 Star rating: 5.0Charming and enlightening account of Offenbach’s late, romantic operettaOffenbach’s Fantasio can be seen as something of a missing link, coming as it does between his two romantic operas, Die Rheinnixen (1864) and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (1880)…

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Opening its 13th season, Symphony Silicon Valley took a trip with Hector Berlioz, that composer of delicious brews — of fantastical reveries and rustic dances, of strange dramatic narratives. The weekend program included his ‘Harold in Italy,’ featuring viola soloist Patricia Whaley, as well as works by Respighi and Verdi…

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Music Review: James Baker Leads the Talea Ensemble at RouletteThe Talea Ensemble performed “Written for Talea,” a concert of new works composed for the group, at Roulette.

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Biography of Ángela Peralta

– rogerbourland.com

Biography of Ángela PeraltaÁngela Peralta (6 July 1845, Mexico City – 30 August 1883, Mazatlán) (baptised María de los Ángeles Manuela Tranquilina Cirila Efrena Peralta Castera) was an operatic soprano of international fame and a leading figure in the operatic life of 19th century Mexico. Called the “Mexican Nightingale” in Europe, she had already sung to acclaim in major European opera houses by the age of 20…

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Watch the production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, directed by Cécile Roussat at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, starring Marianna

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Music Review: Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading Boston SymphonyAndris Nelsons went with a mixed program to start his reign as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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English Concert/Bicket review  an austere and joyous reading of BachBridgewater Hall, ManchesterThe extraordinary vision of the B Minor Mass was captured so expertly it felt like a portal to the futureNo one other than Bach knows why, after a lifetimes service of the Lutheran church, he chose to spend his final years assembling a Latin mass of such stylistic grandeur and exceptional length that it could never be performed as part of any service…

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