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Nocturnal Variations - Ruby Hughes and Joseph Middleton + MORE

Schubert, Berg, Mahler, Britten; Ruby Hughes, Joseph Middleton; Champs Hill Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jul 06 2016 Star rating: 4.0Songs exploring the night in highly evocative performancesWe seem to be having a rash of themed recitals at the moment. This new disc Nocturnal Variation.... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Star of Naples + MORE

In her new disc, superstar mezzo Joyce DiDonato journeys to Naples -- long one of the thriving centers of opera -- and discovers some unknown gems. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of the new CD..... More »
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Ear Taxi Festival 2016: Blowout Party! + MORE

Zoom out. The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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James Stern: Interpreting the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto + MORE

By Laurie Niles: Ah, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. "It is pretty much the yardstick by which we measure good violin playing," said violinist James Stern at a lecture called "Interpreting Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto" at the Starling-DeLay Symposium on Violin Studies at The Juilliard School last .... More »
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Michael Morgan Conducts Oakland East Bay Symphony in Symphony No. 3 of Victor Bendix, 8 PM Fri. Nov. 13, 2015 + MORE

Michael MorganMusic Director and ConductorVictor Bendix (1851-1926)(Wikipedia.org) Location: Paramount Theatre Date: Friday, November 13, 2015Time: 8 pmLost RomanticsToccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685-1750) (Transcribe.... More »

NEW! CBSO 2014/15 Season; Farewell to Andris Nelsons

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  CBSO 2014/15 Season; Farewell to Andris Nelsons   The 2014/15 season will be Andris Nelsons’ seventh and last as the Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Details of the season have just been announced. For this one season he’ll be combining the CBSO role with his new post with the Boston Symphony […]

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He transformed Glyndebourne from an exclusive summer pursuit into a year-round business and a force on the international opera scene

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Guilty as charged…I missed the last run of Traviata with Ailyn Pérez in 2011 and was reassured that greatness was achieved. Having seen her give her all in recitals, Turandot and Manon I didn’t hesitate to grab a ticket and be at her first night this time around. I didn’t intent to write a blog […]

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(L to R) Corey Evan Rotz (Second Priest), Wei Wu (Second Armored Man), Soloman Howard (Sarastro), Joseph Kaiser (Tamino), Maureen McKay (Pamina), David Pittsinger (Speaker), Yi Li (First Armored Man), and James Shaffran (First Priest)
in The Magic Flute, Washington National Opera, 2014 (photo by Scott Suchman)
Every couple years, we seem to review a new production of Die Zauberflöte, Mozart’s

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On eve of her departure, one-time international opera star, the straight-shooting Irene Dalis, 88, reflects on Opera San Jose, the company she launched 30 years ago and nurtured through good times and bad.

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Simone Gramaglia of Quartetto di Cremona describes his ensemble's work and research behind their new recording of Beethoven's string quartets, music Beethoven himself described as "music for people of the future."

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Staging adds drama to masterpiece

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LA TRAVIATA, containing some of Verdi’s loveliest music, can work fine as a singfest — it can, and too often has to, stand on that alone.

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Trail of MANY "missing" Mendelssohn songs

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Trail of MANY "missing" Mendelssohn songsBig media coverage for a Mendelssohn song, The Heart of Man is Like a Mine, written in 1842. Because it was a private commission it was never published and remained in private hands. It’s now being auctioned at Christie’s  where it might fetch £15,000 – £25,000. Yet manuscripts like these aren’t exactly rare…

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Third Coast Percussion’s Resounding Earth on New Focus RecordingsResounding Earth was commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center for their first permanent resident ensemble: Third Coast Percussion.  Most readers will need little introduction to either Third Coast Percussion or Augusta Read Thomas, so suffice to say that this recording brings together one of Chicago – and America’s – most important living composers, with one of its most exciting emerging ensembles…

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Musical Tributes to Dylan Thomas from Stravinsky and Burtch

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 Jones, Hoddinott, Burtch, Stravinsky, Copland – Dylan Thomas Centenary Concert:  Robin Tritschler (tenor), Robert Plane (clarinet), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, /Tecwyn Evans (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 5.5.2014 (PCG) Daniel Jones – Dance Fantasy (1976) Alun Hoddinott – Clarinet Concerto No 1, Op…

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NPR Music & WQXR: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & May Festival Chorus in R. Nathaniel Dett's 'The Ordering of Moses,' Carnegie Hall Friday 7:30 PM ET OnlineThe Collected Piano Works of R. Nathaniel DettSummy-Birchard (1973)[R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, www…

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‘Magic Flute’ B Cast

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Charles T. Downey, Washington National Opera’s ‘Magic Flute’ features strong opening and alternative casts
Washington Post, May 7, 2014

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte, D. Behle, M. Petersen, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, R. Jacobs (Harmonia Mundi, 2010)
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Washington National Opera opened a new production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” on Saturday night, featuring psychedelic, potentially

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Become Ocean on WQXR

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As in past years, WQXR's broadcasts of Spring for Music events at Carnegie Hall are being archived at the station's website. You can now hear Christopher Rouse's Requiem, which the New York Philharmonic performed on Monday night, and the Seattle Symphony's program of John Luther Adams, Varèse, and Debussy, which caused a sensation last night…

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