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Beethoven Extreme in Cracow + MORE

Capella Cracoviensis - © Piotr KuciaPerforming all the Beethoven symphonies in one day might seem a somewhat crazy enterprise, but it is certainly achievable. And if Beethoven himself never performed all the symphonies like this, concert programmes in his lifetime were considerably more expansive (.... More »
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Iconic soprano Leontyne Price turns 90 + MORE

World-renowned soprano Leontyne Price celebrates her 90th birthday on Friday, Feb. 10. We'll celebrate with nine of her most phenomenal performances..... More »
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Simon Keenlyside: Winterreise, Wigmore Hall, London – review + MORE

Schubert’s song cycle was performed with sensitivity but lacked a satisfying emotional trajectory.... More »
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There Are Firsts And Then There Are Firsts + MORE

News is aflutter now about the Minnesota Orchestra heading to Cuba to be the first US orchestra to perform there since President Obama took steps to normalize relations between the countries in December 2014. That last part is emphasized because the more this news makes the rounds, the more th.... More »
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Cliveden's Jacobean surround sound system to open to the public + MORE

Visitors to enjoy new sound installation in chamber under mansion’s south terrace built to channel sounds of invisible orchestraAn underground chamber which is apparently a Jacobean surround sound system has been discovered at Cliveden, a Buckinghamshire mansion noted for centuries for society int.... More »
Music of Gordon Beeferman featuring the Momenta Quartet and Four Parts Five Spectrum presents an evening of visceral, intense and unique music by composer-pianist Gordon Beeferman, performed by his own quintet and the acclaimed Momenta Quartet. Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 PM Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY […

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Morning Glories: Ralph Vaughan Williams

– minnesota.publicradio.org

This week on Morning Glories we'll celebrate the birthday of English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams by hearing five examples of his many-faceted output.

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I had the honor of working with a most brilliant soprano on the faculty in Mazatlan, Penelope Luna, who will play Rosa in LA PALOMA Y EL RUISENOR. I made a number of adjustments for her voice and talent. And after I heard this Gliere performance, I felt free to go even higher! You will get an idea of her talent by this amazing performance of the Gliere Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Orchestra under the baton of Enrique Patron de Rueda…

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Depending on your taste for kink, “Venus in Fur,” David Ives’ twisty tale about a casting session between a smug playwright and an earthy actress trying out for the role of a well-born 19th century dominatrix, will be either a dream come true or a cautionary nightmare.

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The secrets of the great Domingo

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

In case you missed this wonderful web stream from the Royal Opera House yesterday, watch it here now. Tony Pappano interviews Plácido Domingo about his extraordinary career, singing baritone instead of tenor, and much, much more.

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Resurrecting a Caldara rarity

– www.planethugill.com

Resurrecting a Caldara rarity Antonio Caldara La concordia de’pianeti; La Cetra; Andrea Marcon; Archiv Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 23 2014 Star rating: 4.5Engaging performance of Caldara’s rediscovered, grand out-door serenataAntonio Caldara (1670 – 1736) isn’t a familiar name. Born 14 years before Handel and Bach, he trained at St…

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Why shouldn't footballers like opera ?

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

A famous Premier League Footballer tweets a photo of the Royal Opera House curtain before a performance. The Daily Mail gets wind of it and writes a story about the footballer attending Philip Glass’s The Trial “…based on a novel by Franz Kafka – which is unlikely to be on your average player’s list of favourite books…

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 Mozart, Haydn, Mahler, Traditional, Rossini: Anna Starushkevych (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Merryweather (baritone), Charlotte Forrest (piano), Bampton Classical Opera, 22 Mansfield Street, London, 8.10.2014 (CS) Mozart: ‘Il core vi dono’ from Così fan tutte Haydn: Arianna a Naxos Mahler: 4 songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn Traditional: 2 Ukrainian songs Rossini: ‘Ai capricci della sorte’ from L’italiana in […]

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[From The Spectator, October 11] Puccini’s La fanciulla del West is one of those works that, one suspects, some modern audiences struggle to keep a straight face through. The hero, for a start, decides to call himself Dick Johnson. The piece’s Wild West trappings, long since staled into Hollywood cliché, still also seem a strange fit for the operatic stage (it was performed here as The Girl of the Golden West, with Kelley Rourke’s translation delivered in a variety of American accents)…

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Muy Lindoro

– parterre.com

Muy LindoroAs if Juan Diego Flórez in a Seinfeldian puffy shirt were not festive enough, Vesselina Kasarova and Michele Pertusi also star in L’italiana in Algeri, this week’s offering from Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin.
Gioachino Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri
Teatro alla Scala
Corrado Rovaris, conductor
08 March 2003
Isabella – Vesselina Kasarova
Lindoro – Juan Diego Flórez
Mustafà – Michele Pertusi
Taddeo – Alfonso Antoniozzi
Elvira – Carla Di Censo
Zulma – Larissa Schmidt
Haly – Giorgio Caoduro

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Colour of Music Festival Program Lineup: Oct 22-26 All Black Classical Music Festival/Charleston SCLe Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) and William Grant Still (1895-1978) are profiled at AfriClassical.com.  The website features a comprehensive Works List for William Grant Still by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com]Lori C. Hicks, Soprano Sterling Elliott, CelloMarlon Daniel, ConductorFisk Jubilee SingersCharleston SC October 7, 2014─The Second AnnualColour of Music Festivalpacks a full schedule of over twenty (20) performances showcasing the breadth and influence of blacks on the classical music world this October…

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Fat lady can sing: smoke ban lifted

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE West Australian government has intervened to clear the way for a Perth production of the world-famous opera Carmen.

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A Dylan Thomas Trilogy review  Coriglianos Mahlerian-scale visionBrangwyn Hall, SwanseaSingers and orchestra rose well to the challenge of the composers work, more secular oratorio than song cycleJohn Corigliano felt an immediate affinity with the poetry of Dylan Thomas when first encountering it as a 21-year-old in 1959, six years after Thomass death in the composers native New York…

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