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What's really ahead for the ENO ? + MORE

At last, something of a debate about the future of the ENO, thanks to an open letter in the Times signed by eminent dignitaries, and, signfigantly, Antonio Pappano, who knows something about the real business of opera.  Pappano is right: the public is entitled to know what's really going on beh.... More »
concerto

Orfeo, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London — review + MORE

Monteverdi’s masterpiece communicated a sense of wonder in this semi-staged performance.... More »
virtuosos

This week: concerts in New York (August 10 – August 16, 2015) + MORE

Written on Skin | Mostly Mozart Festival Written on Skin tells of a woman bound by a cruel marriage and.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
conductor

My year with Arvo Part - he is a man of courage, humility and authenticity + MORE

Arvo Pärt is famously media-averse. So how did Günter Atteln make a film about the composer, and what did he learn about him?“I apologise, but I cannot help you with words. I am a composer and express myself with sounds.” This was the opening of Arvo Pärt’s short speech at the Vatican i.... More »
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Just in: Marthat Argerich is shut out of Ravel museum + MORE

Le Figaro reports that the pianist and her ex-husband Charles Dutoit were refused entry to the composer’s museum, which is at the centre of a testamentary dispute. Read here. .... More »

The revengening

– parterre.com

The revengeningLegendary Birgit Nilsson heads a spectacular cast in the second act of Götterdämmerung, our latest treasure from Mike Richter‘s trove of CD-ROMs.
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Act Two
Teatro Colón, October 26, 1962
Brünnhilde: Birgit Nilsson
Siegfried: Hans Hopf
Hagen: Arnold van Mill
Gunther: Angel Mattielo
Gutrune: Gré Brouwenstijn
Alberich: Alois Pernerstorfer
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Download audio file (colon_gotterdammerung_act_2…

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Jauvon  Gilliam is the National Symphony Orchestra’s principal timpani. Michael Lodico at Ionarts calls him “superb,” and his boss Christoph Eschenbach describes his technique as “supreme.” I agree, although I’m biased, because I’m also his cousin. And since I now tend to be more of a rooter and less of a critic when I go to NSO shows, I haven’t been writing much about them lately…

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Mixed Reaction to Krivine’s Debut Concert with SCO

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Schumann, Beethoven: Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Carolin Masur (mezzo), Dominik Masur (tenor), Konstantin Wolff (bass), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emmanuel Krivine (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 08.05.2014 (SRT) Schumann:   Overture, Scherzo and Finale Beethoven:  Symphony No. 9   Emmanuel Krivine has just been announced as the SCO’s new Principal Guest Conductor…

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Ask Alice

– www.mvdaily.com

The gift, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Howard Hanson’s opera about Puritan fanaticism and cruel demonism in 17th-century Massachusetts still sounds bloated and bombastic after 80 years

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Kind Aussie lady, 88, gives $1/2 million for a new celloDiana Ramsay is 88 today. To mark the occasion, she has given half a million Aussie dollars (US$470,000) to help the Australian String Quartet buy a Guadagnini cello. Her gift takes the quartet two-thirds of the way to the asking price of A$1.83 million.

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Allegri Quartet(Champs Hill)The latest instalment of Champs Hill Records’s survey of Ludwig Thuille’s chamber music and songs focuses on his two string quartets, together with the Quartett-Satz, the manuscript of which was recently discovered in the Munich State Library by Ofer Falk, leader of the Allegri Quartet, who perform all three works here…

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Curtis Schweitzer and Starbound on Top Score

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Composer Curtis Schweitzer wrote unusually long pieces of music for his soundtrack to the game Starbound. He talks to Emily Reese on this week's episode of Top Score.

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Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 4 – 10, 2014 in PDF format This week’s TV Movies ——————– SERIES Hawaii Five-0 Archvillain Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos) has escaped from prison and returned…

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My day in Berlin

– briandickie.typepad.com

Berlin Cathedral 5:30 pm May 7 2014
On arriving in Berlin yesterday morning I made my way to the Schiller Theatre, temporary home of the Berlin Staatsoper whilst the famous building on Unter den Linden is undergoing major works.  The Staatsoper has a first class young artists programme with with a compact group of young singers from around the world doing valuable work as members of the Staatsoper ensemble…

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OperaQ embarks on a journey

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE San Diego Opera board’s decision to close up shop after 49 years has been a public relations disaster.

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Ken-David Masur has been appointed assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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John Malveaux: Jennifer Lindsay Sings with Members of Pacific Symphony Orchestra in Class Act Youth Concerts June 4, 5 & 6, 2014, Segerstrom Concert HallJennifer LindsayJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Lyric soprano and violinist Jennifer Lindsay will sing selections from George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” accompanied by members of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra as part of the orchestra’s 2014 Class Act Youth Concerts. Performances will take place June 4th, 5th and 6th at 10am and 11:30am in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall…

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