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Royal Opera House 2014 - 2015 season details + MORE

Taken direct from the ROH website without editing, here are the 2014-15 season details. No real surprises, except in the excellent formatting. All operas, including dates and casts, on the same page. By far the best of any season announcement so far this year.  Have they been reading our whinging? .... More »
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Elektra: a comedy for music + MORE

Elektra - Metropolitan Opera, 4/14/2016Stemme, Pieczonka, Meier, Owens, Ulrich / SalonenThough I came into the house thinking on previous Elektras (including, of course, Christine Goerke's epochal account at Carnegie Hall in October), the actual event looks more significantly back to Esa-Pekka Salon.... More »
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Zender’s Winterreise; Adelson e Salvini; BBC Young Musician review – testaments of youth + MORE

Barbican, LondonIan Bostridge confronts his younger self, Bellini’s first opera flies, and it’s all to play for in tonight’s BBC Young Musician finalIt sounds such a terrible idea. A “composed interpretation” of Winterreise, Schubert’s song cycle for voice and piano, in which the beloved.... More »
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Union steps in over Chicago’s unpaid Beethoven Fest + MORE

George LePauw, the festival’s director, has received a stiff letter from the Chicago Federation of Musicians. He is threatened with a musicians boycott unless he pays up. George Lepauw, President and Artistic Director International Beethoven Project P.O. Box 14149 Chicago, Illinois 60614 Dear.... More »
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Somewhere for the weekend - JAM on the Marsh + MORE

JAM on the Marsh is becoming an regular feature of summer on Romney Marsh. This year the festival runs from 7 to 17 July 2016. The Mousai Singers, the London Mozart Players and Daniel Cook will be giving the premiere of a Festival commission, The Shadows of War by Paul Mealor.Other concerts include .... More »
"Brunhilde's Act" Or Wagner Dear? Was it as difficult for you as it was for me?Deputy Editor, Frederick Oswald, introduces a talk – and accompanying paper – by the ” Elvis of cultural theory”, Slavoj Žižek.Socialists, Communists and Marxists, especially, come in two, admittedly broad, flavours: those that do and those that talk. Slavoj Žižek, is a talker, endlessly sometimes…

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It’s not unexpected that we get a multitude of submissions sent in to us here at The Huffington Post. What is unexpected, however, is this submission …
Read more: Holiday Music, Classical Music, Video, Simply Three, The Christmas Song, Best Holiday Music, Christmas, Nicholas Villalobos, Submission, Arts News

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The Recording Academy has bestowed upon the Minnesota Orchestra an honor made poignant by music director Osmo Vänskä’s recent resignation: a Grammy nomination, in the category of Best Orchestral Performance, for the orchestra’s recording of Sibelius’s first and fourth symphonies for the BIS label.

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Win puts rocket under composer's career

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SETTING music around the conflicts and cultural upheaval in Laos has proved doubly successful for Sydney composer Caitlin Yeo.

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Parsifal: crystal bells, magic garden

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Parsifal: crystal bells, magic gardenThose great bells which sound four notes so solemn-jubilant in Act One and so doomy-despairing in Act Three of Wagner’s Parsifal are making a discreetly joyful sound in my head now that I’ve sent over the script for Radio 3’s Building a Library. It’s by no means the end of the quest, which will happen once I’ve declaimed the holy text in the studio on Tuesday morning…

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In the summer of 1987, my parents moved us to a farmhouse south of Kiester, Minnesota. We lived a softball's throw from Iowa. Mom was pregnant with my brother; Dad traveled as director with the high school's marching band; and I had ten cats, all named after classical composers.

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The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offered a lithe performance of Gallo’s Trio Sonata as part of its annual Baroque Festival.    

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Falstaff: the perfect opera for first-timers?

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Falstaff: the perfect opera for first-timers?That’s the verdict of our New York neophytes, Elizabeth Frayer and Shawn E Milnes. Read on here. But don’t ignore prior health warning here, with plenty of horse fodder in the ensuing discussion.

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National Children's Orchestras at the Royal Festival HallNCO Under 13 Orchestra at the Anvil in Spring 2013 photo Alex von KoettlitzThe National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain (NCO) celebrated its 35th birthday this year and the final event of their season was a concert at the Royal Festival Hall on 8 December 2013 by the Main Orchestra, conducted by Peter Stark, and the Under 13 Orchestra conducted by Roger Clarkson, Principal Director of Music…

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ACO scores Grammy nominations

– www.theaustralian.com.au

A CLASSICAL album inspired by a poet’s recovery from cancer, featuring the Australian Chamber Orchestra, has garnered four Grammy Award nominations.

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Britten’s ‘Death in Venice’, heard by Mike Wheeler

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President Barack Obama honours musicians Billy Joel, Herbie Hancock, Carolos Santana and opera singer Martina Arroyo at Kennedy Center Honors    

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Three Grammy Awards shared with the San Francisco Symphony and a recent invitation to sing at a Nelson Mandela commemoration in Washington, D.C., indicate appreciation for their talents.

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