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5 Questions to Rasa Daukas and Will Larsen (Tess Said So) + MORE

The Australian contemporary music duo Tess Said So is the artistic collaboration of pianist Rasa Daukas and percussionist Will Larsen... Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

Pons and SCO Give Exciting Performance of De Falla Works + MORE

Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Falla: Antonio Meneses (cello) Maria Toledo (cantaora), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Josep Pons (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 13.12.2014 (SRT) Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 Falla:  El Sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 1; El Amor Brujo.... More »

Review: Symphony Silicon Valley's season opener is a fitting tribute to the late George Cleve + MORE

Saturday evening at the California Theatre in San Jose, David Amado and Symphony Silicon Valley honored the late maestro with ravishing, heartfelt performances of works by Beethoven and Schumann. Cleve passed away August 27 at his home in Berkeley. He was 79..... More »

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 »

Perchance to Stream: Feels Like Home Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Soprano Karina Gauvi.... More »

Almost Back To Normal

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Almost Back To Normal

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as having main power almost within reach after operating on auxiliary power for several days and to that end, I’m still occupied with getting everything shipshape so there’s only a quick pointer to an article in the 6/29/2014 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette by Paul Srubas that reports the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra’s (GBSO) board and executive leadership have made it quite clear that they are resolved to shut the organization down after next season…

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Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra principal flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan shares recordings of her flute idols on Learning to Listen.

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Wagner epic rings up $15.8m

– www.theaustralian.com.au

WAGNERITES who descended on Melbourne for Opera Australia’s Ring cycle have boosted spending in the state by $15.8m.

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La finta giardiniera, Glyndebourne Festival OperaThe title of the opera provides the essence of Frederic Wake-Walker’s staging. Finta – pretend, fake – and giardiniera – gardener – are key elements in a show where Arcadian bliss is not even glimpsed until the counterfeit facade of 18th century manners and deceit has quite literally crumbled away…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 28 June 2014


Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 479 3232
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Purcell: ten sonatas in four parts
The King's Consort
Vivat VIVAT106
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Walton: Symphony No…

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American composer Mary Rodgers died in June 2014, aged eighty-three

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REALITY star Olivia Palermo wears shorts and sweater on her wedding day, but it’s not the most unorthodox ensemble we’ve ever seen.

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Salonen Mahler 8 – not a Symphony of a Thousand

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Salonen Mahler 8  - not a Symphony of a ThousandMahler’s Symphony no 8 was given its title “The Symphony of a Thousand” by a promoter who wanted to attract the kind of crowd who like blockbusters, but don’t necessarily care much about music. Judging from the delirious applause at last night’s Royal Festival Hall concert, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, that kind of audience is all too common these days, too…

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Despite high-quality singing and a plausible attempt at a production, Mozart’s early opera remains a riotous, incomprehensible mess

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Each Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our website. Here’s what we’ll be discussing today.

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Tristan Murail's world of breathtaking, disturbing beautyOver their final weekend, the Aldeburgh Festival is celebrating spectralism, with French composer Tristan Murail in residence. Tom Service introduces a world of sensuality and vividnessFrench composer Tristan Murail is in residence at the Aldeburgh Festival on Saturday for a mini celebration of spectralism, the musical movement/attitude/exploration of which he has been a leading figure since the 1970s, along with his fellow travellers Gérard Grisey and Hugues Dufourt…

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Birmingham Treasures the Moment with Nelsons and Mozart

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Mozart: Soloists, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and CBSO Chorus / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 26.6.2014 (GR). Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K.550 isero! O sogno – Aura che intorno spin, K431 Per questa bella mano, K612 Mass in C Minor, K427 Soloists: Malin Christensson (Soprano I); Christine Rice (Soprano II); Ben […]

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Music and memories at RVW's family home

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Music and memories at RVW's family homeLeith Hill Place from the South(c) National Trust Images / Andrew ButlerOn Sunday we spent a happy hour or two at Leith Hill Place near Dorking. Situated on Leith Hall, with fabulous views over the Downs, the house is on the Leith Hill estate and has been owned by the National Trust since the 1940’s when the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams gave it to the National Trust…

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