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The Jerusalem Quartet Conclude Their Twentieth Anniversary Celebrations at Wigmore Hall + MORE

Schubert, Weinberg, Brahms: Jerusalem Quartet  [Alexander Pavlovsky, Sergei Bresler (violins), Ori Kam (viola), Kyril Zlotnikov (cello)] Sir András Schiff (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 20.6.2016. (CS) Schubert: Quartettsatz in C minor D.703 Weinberg: Piano Quintet Op.18 Brahms: Piano Quintet in F.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Unmistakable Timbre + MORE

Schubert symphonies, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... performances of unwavering focus ...'.... More »
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Poliuto, Glyndebourne, East Sussex, UK — review + MORE

Donizetti’s rarely-seen opera comes across as gloomy and formulaic.... More »
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The New Quiet: what's the point of classical music made to sleep to? + MORE

London hosts two premieres designed to encourage music and mind to interact in different states of consciousnessClassical concerts usually make few demands on their audiences. All you have to do is turn up, shut up and stay awake long enough to clap at the right bits. Two premieres by British compos.... More »
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ICE’s Founder, Claire Chase, Will Relinquish Leadership Role + MORE

Ms. Chase, who started the International Contemporary Ensemble in 2001, said she wanted to spend more time performing with the music collective and playing solo..... More »

Met Council Finals 2014

– auv.blogspot.com

Met Council Finals 2014The program is above. I’ll discuss the singers in order.Christopher Lowrey (countertenor, 29)The Brown- and British-trained Lowrey made a decidedly flat impression in the Partenope selection. Despite the acoustically friendly wood backing behind the singers and what seemed like particular efforts by Armiliato to keep the orchestra down, Lowrey’s voice just didn’t sound out well over the orchestra…

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The Royal Opera House's 2014-15 season has been announced, along with plans to make all tickets for the opening night gala available to students at a special price.
The season will begin in Spetmeber with a revival of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole, an opera that draws on the life of ex-Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, first performed at Royal Opera House in 2011…

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Review – Buried Alive and Embedded, Fargo-Moorhead Opera, March 28, 2014
There is an audience for new opera out here on the prairie. Fargo-Moorhead Opera staged two world premieres this past weekend: Buried Alive (music by Jeff Myers, libretto by Quincy Long) and Embedded (music by Patrick Soluri, libretto by Deborah Brevoort). Both are part of American Lyric Theater’s Poe Project, in which creative teams were commissioned to write operas inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe…

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The official classical chart

– www.classical-music.com

Week ending 29 March 2014
 



1

Angel
Choir of New College Oxford; Royal Philharmonic/Hawes
Decca 3742046
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2

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar)
Mercury Classics 4810811
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3

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos 25 & 20
Martha Argerich (piano) Orchestra Mozart/Abbado
DG 479 1033
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4

Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2
Ingrid Fliter (piano)
Linn CKD455
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5

Schubert: Winterreise
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Sony Classical 88883795652
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6

Piano Reflections
Ji Liu (piano)
Classic FM 88883795652
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7

Sibelius: Violin Concerto
Jennifer Pike (violin); Bergen Philharmonic/Andrew Davis
Chandos CHSA 5134
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8

Bach: Easter Oratorio
Monteverdi Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
SDG  719
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9

Glière: Symphony No…

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Bach, Bolivar and the Bat - April on the South BankBach Choir – St Matthew PassionApril on the South Bank includes Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, more celebrations with the rebuild Royal Festival Hall Organ, Bach’s St Matthew Passion in English, the National Youth Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar National Youth Choir and the 2012 Leeds International Piano Competition winner…

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Wall Street Journal: 'Artis Wodehouse practices her harmonium'; MELODEON: Marti Newland April 6 in 'Masters of the Harmonium', 1393 York Ave., NYCSoprano Marti Newlandwww.martinewland.comArtis Wodehouse practices her harmonium at her home in the Bronx; she will perform for the public on Sunday.  (Photo: Corinne Ramey)Ramsay de Give for The Wall Street JournalWall Street JournalPulling Out the Stops to Revive Keyboard RelicsPianist Has Nearly a Dozen Antique Instruments; Concert Planned for SundayThe pianist Artis Wodehouse collects keyboard instruments that history left behind…

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Every Monday morning at about 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to discuss some of the stories we’re featuring on our site. Here are three stories we’ll be talking about this morning.

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The Royal Opera House says more people will watch its performances on cinema screens next season than at Covent Garden    

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Almanac: Britten and Shostakovich on Puccini

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“Later, they became firm friends when Ben visited Russia, and I enjoyed the producer Colin Graham’s account of an exchange…

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“The Met’s Andrea Chénier: less exciting than it looks in this photo”“With the Met admitting to disappointing ticket sales and girding up for what threatens to be a particularly brutal round of union negotiations this summer, it would be a pleasure to report that the company is doing a great job at presenting standard opera repertoire. The sad fact, though, is that the Met is not doing a great job or, in most cases, even a competent job at this core task, as the recent lackluster revivals of Andrea Chénier and La Bohème demonstrated…

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Woolf and Pappano at the ROH

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Woolf and Pappano at the ROHThe Royal Opera House announced its plans for the the 2014/15 season this morning. On the dance side, there are enticing propositions from Wayne McGregor, who’s creating a full-length work for The Royal Ballet based on Virginia Woolf’s output, with a new score by Max Richter. There are also new one-act works from Hofesh Shechter, who’s this year’s Brighton Festival Guest Director, and in-house favourite Liam Scarlett…

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Royal Opera House 2014-15 season announced

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Here’s the link to the basics: Royal Opera House 2014/15 season details HERE.HERE IS MY ANALYSIS  -Seven new productions in the main house- Many others in the Linbury (incl Birtwistle and Glass).- Partnerships with WNO, Operalia, The Roundhouse and others. – -full HD and BBC broadcasts- Big stars and new stars- imaginative venture to bring in young audiences- hints of seasons ahead !!!!!HERE is my more detailed analysis

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Performances of postwar arias stand out in the annual concert of young talents in training at Lyric Opera.

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