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Thomas Eggerer's 'Harvest,' a heavy burden for unseen rewards + MORE

Thomas Eggerer's show at Richard Telles consists of only two recent paintings, each given a room of its own. "Heavy Harvest" is symphonic; the other, untitled canvas is also large, but conceptually, more of a chamber piece. Both are striking, and the isolation serves to hone attention to....... More »

Briefly Noted: Rameau's 'Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour' + MORE

Rameau, Les Fêtes de l'Hymen et de l'Amour, C. Santon-Jeffery, C. Sampson, B. Staskiewicz, R. van Mechelen, Le Concert Spirituel, H. Niquet (released on October 28, 2014) Glossa GCD921629 | 113'36" S. Bouissou, Jean-Philippe Rameau (Fayard, 2014) This past September 12 was the 250th annivers.... More »

What’s the best place for an orchestral player to live? + MORE

When we ran the question of best country past opera singers a few months back, the consensus seemed to be that Germany offered the most opportunities, the best living conditions and the greatest satisfaction. It’s tougher for orchestral players. Scandinavia and the Netherlands offer great fa.... More »

Rooting for the underdoge + MORE

“Take a good deal of trouble with it, because it is a fine subject, delicate and full of pathos,” Verdi wrote to his librettist, Francesco Piave. The product of their labors, the composer’s sixth opera, premiered in November 1844, six months following Ernani. The production commemo.... More »

Morning Glories: Classical Music Prodigies + MORE

The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is coming up on April 30, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll feature some classical music prodigies..... More »

Academy of Ancient Music 2014/15

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Academy of Ancient Music 2014/15Richard Egarr & the Academy of Ancient Music© Patrick HarrisonThe Academy of Ancient Music’s 2014/15 London season starts on 4 October at the Barbican when, directed by Richard Egarr, they give a performance of Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea with Lynne Dawson and Sarah Connolly as Poppea and Nerone, Iestyn Davies as Ottone and Marina de Liso as Ottavia, directed from the keyboard by Richard Egarr with staging by Alexander Oliver…

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 Prom 68     Brahms,  Jorg Widmann:  Joshua Smith (flute), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Most (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 7.9.2014   Brahms:  Academic Festival Overture Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op. 68 Jorg Widmann  Flute en suite ( UK Premiere)   This was the first Prom of two by the Cleveland Orchestra and its chief conductor Franz Welser-Most, […]

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Aikainen: Time for fun and games at the ArcolaMiika Hyytiäinen Miika Hyytiäinen Aikainen; Grimeborn Festival at the Arcola Theatre Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Sep 2 2014 Star rating: 4.0Delightful and playful experimental opera from young Finnish composer’Aikainen’ (Finnish for early/ about time) was a short experimental opera composed by Finnish Miika Hyytiäinen (1982-) and directed by Jaakko Nousiainen…

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Clean Bandit to join BBC Philharmonic orchestra for Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show
A line up of five lead vocalists will join electronic group Clean Bandit and the 70-strong BBC Philharmonic orchestra in a ground-breaking live BBC Radio 1 broadcast tomorrow evening.

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SF Opera’s Susannah Media Round-Up

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Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog
Music critics loved Patricia Racette in the title role of San Francisco Opera's Susannah (Act I pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver).
Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle | San Francisco Classical Voice | San Francisco Examiner | San Jose Mercury News

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   Richard Strauss,  
Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Opera in a Days Bay Garden Company, Opera in a Days Bay Garden Orchestra (Leader:  Blythe Press) / Michaerl Vintin (conductor), Wellesley College Hall, Days Bay, Wellington
, 24.8.2014 (PM) Cast:   Rhona Fraser (Marshallin) Bianca Andrew  (Octavian) James Clayton (Baron Ochs) Barbara Graham  (Sophie von  Faninal) Matt Landreth  (Herr […]

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SPCO hires Julie Albers as principal cellist

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra has named Julie Albers as its new principal cellist. Albers will officially begin her tenure in the 2015-16 season, but will join the SPCO on stage for eight weeks of the current season, including this weekend. MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs has more.

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Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra's Raymond Harvey is Music Director, Moores Opera Center, and Associate Professor, at University of Houston's School of MusicRaymond HarveyKalamazoo Symphony OrchestraRaymond’s CornerMaestro’s Double DutyIn the 2014-2015 season, our Maestro Harvey will serve not only as the KSO’s Music Director, but also Music Director of the Moores Opera Center at the University of Houston’s School of Music, where he begins his first year as Associate Professor…

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50 essential symphonies: what have we missed from our list?As Tom Services symphony blog reaches its conclusion with Beethovens Ninth, we asked the rest of our classical critics what theyd like to add to the list. Do you agree with their suggestions? Tell us what you might have included – or excluded – in our symphony survey in the comments below.All articles in this series Continue reading…

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Hot on the Heels of the Lockout

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has a new release, of music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, on their own label. It comes complete with a self-congratulatory press release. Here’s what CEO Stanley Romanstein has to say:“This has been an exciting time in the Orchestra’s history of performing great music and presenting great artists,” Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Stanley E…

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Opera revivals should include English performances, says Rupert Christiansen

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English Sprechstimme : Walton Facade Prom

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English Sprechstimme : Walton Facade PromCalling Facade: an Entertainment the creation of William Walton is a bit unfair. The music in the piece comes primarily from Edith Sitwell’s bizarre texts where meaning is subservient to the strange syntax and rhythms of the spoken word.  In this version of Facade, Walton’s contribution serves as understated background   Everything in Facade predicates on the text, which isn’t illustrated like song, and not even sung or spoken in a normal way, but in a kind of English Sprechstimme…

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Prom 68: Cleveland Orchestra/Welser-Möst review  mellow and expansiveRoyal Albert Hall, LondonA Jörg Widmann premiere was sandwiched by jubilant but polite BrahmsThe Cleveland Orchestra arrived at the Proms for the first time in nearly a decade with its conductor back in the headlines. On Friday, Franz Welser-Möst abruptly walked out of his other music-director job at the Vienna State Opera…

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