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ArtsBeat: Krosnick to Depart Juilliard String Quartet + MORE

The cellist Joel Krosnick, a quartet member since 1974, will leave after next season; he will be replaced by Astrid Schween..... More »
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Hércules in Mato Grosso brings South American opera to New York + MORE

In Argentinian composer Esteban Insinger’s chamber opera Hércules in Mato Grosso (2014), two men caper through the Brazilian rainforest while.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Music Review: Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang Play Brahms and Respighi + MORE

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang presented a program of Brahms, Ravel and the rarely heard Respighi at Carnegie Hall..... More »
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Bay Area Rainbow Symphony Wants You! + MORE

From the press release:COME PLAY WITH BAY AREA RAINBOW SYMPHONY (BARS).Alasdair Neale will be our guest conductor. Alasdair Neale is the music director of the Marin Symphony and Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He was the former Principal Guest Conductor of the New World Symphony (Miami), and the former .... More »
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When Opera Directors Need To Step Back And Reevaluate Their Work + MORE

Düsseldorf Deutsche Oper am Rhein's Tannhauser.An interesting discussion from Jessica Duchen which asks "Should an opera production be changed if audiences dislike it?" Sparked by the clear revision of Christof Loy’s production of Tristan und Isolde at the ROH this season and going on to discuss .... More »
Composer Philip Glass tells the BBC that his aim is “to be a populist”.

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Strauss: Intermezzo CD review  darker than ever beforeSchneider/Fassbaender/Eiche/Munich Radio Orchestra/Schirmer(CPO, 2CDs)The German CPO label has distinguished itself during the Strauss anniversary, first with its new recording of Josephslegende, and now with this fine performance of Intermezzo, the composers autobiographical 1924 opera, depicting a period of strain in his own marriage…

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Rosa Antonelli returns to Carnegie Hall to benefit Hispanic studentsArgentine pianist Rosa Antonelli’s return to Carnegie Hall is a win-win. Her concert on Oct. 22 will benefit Hispanic students while promoting little-known classical music by Latin American composers.

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RVW, Ireland, Gillingwater, Strauss, Schubert, Marx, Butterfield; Dominic Sedgwick, Nigel Foster; London Sketch Club Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Oct 09 2014 Imaginative recital from this talented young baritone.A series of concerts at the London Sketch Club in Chelsea is a new venture which debuted last month…

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A selected, critical guide to classical music performances in New York City.

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WAC Board Chair Doubles Down On Crazy Comment

The 10/8/2014 edition of The Washington Post published an article by Geoff Edgers that examines the ongoing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO)/Woodruff Arts Center (WAC) lockout. Of particular interest is the response from WAC Governing Board Chairman Douglas Hertz to questions about whether or not he regretted characterizing the ASO musicians and conductors as “a bunch of crazy people…

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Listen – Daniele Gatti dirigeert Mahler 9

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Listen - Daniele Gatti dirigeert Mahler 9Listen HERE to a live recording of  the opening concert of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, from August 2013. It’s Mahler Symphony no 9, conducted by Daniele Gatti, who was confirmed lasst week as the new Chief Conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam. The news was hardly “news” in the sense of being unexpected, since orchestras tend to appoint conductors whom they know well, and who are good in their core repertoire…

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Carmen runs out of puff

– www.theaustralian.com.au

CARMEN is an opera that most definitely inhales.

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Barnett orders overhaul after opera ban

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WEST Australian Premier Colin Barnett says he is embarrassed the state opera company dumped ‘Carmen’ because it featured smoking.

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Catch up miscellany

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I have had a busy week and have been less than diligent on the blog…….
There was a fine opportunity on Wednesday evening to hear a good many of the Royal Academy of Muisc students – the Pavarotti Prize. Sadly there was precious little Italian opera on offer, and no Verdi at all – something that Pavarotti might have raised his eyebrows at!  But there is little Verdi available for young singers apart from Oscar, Nanetta and Fenton…

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Sally Beamish and Andrew Motion

– www.classical-music.com

To mark the centenary of World War One, Sally Beamish has written a new choral-orchestral work Equal Voices based on the war poetry of Sir Andrew Motion. One of Britain's best-known contemporary composers, Beamish's recent pieces include Flodden, written for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to mark the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, and Variations on a Theme of Benjamin Britten, to mark Britten's centenary…

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New Zealand composer and teacher John Ritchie died in September 2014, aged ninety-three

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