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French Composers’ Names – Jean-Claude Risset + MORE

Another composer in our French Composers’ Names series: Jean-Claude Risset. Well, composer and researcher. Risset came to composition after considering being a concert pianist (he studied with Robert Trimaille, himself a student of Alfred Cortot) but he also studied Physics in parallel, and g.... More »
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Dean Toni-Marie Montgomery of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University announces Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts + MORE

Dean Toni-Marie MontgomeryMary B. Galvin Recital HallRyan Center for the Musical ArtsShirley Welsh Ryan Opera TheaterDavid and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital RoomKatelyn Ann Balling writes:Hello, I am submitting the following news on behalf of Dean Montgomery and the Bienen School of Music. I.... More »
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What would you ask a "Sherlock" music composer? + MORE

What do you want to know about the music for this international hit show?.... More »
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Mozart Matinée + MORE

Matinées are quite common in the theatre, but less so in the concert hall. Tomorrow, 4 April 2017, Cadogan Hall is presenting an all-Mozart matinee when Alan Tongue and the Beecham Orchestra are joined by pianist Iain Farrington for Mozart's Divertimento in F K 138, Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major.... More »
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Notes from the 2014 Salzburg Festival ( 4 ) Ouverture spirituelle • Johann Michael Haydn: St Francis Mass + MORE

Ouverture spirituelle • J.M. Haydn & W.A.Mozart Last Words Silhouette of M.Haydn (Improved image(s) to follow shortly) Johann Michael Haydn is given short shrift in music history and music appreciation—which is a shame. Even I have done so, in a recent article about the “History of the Ma.... More »
By Bram Heemskerk: In octobre 2005 I was terrible disappointed that I could not hear a violin concerto of Joseph Boulogne (the black Mozart) because the soloist Augustin Dumay was ill that day. I write about it in my blog :
This blog Octobre 2005
There I asked the question: “Will I hear Joseph Boulogne ever in my live in the concerthall one day or do I have to wait 20 years for that???”
But now 8 years later again in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam there was a chance to hear this composer :
Concertgebouw 7 Decembre2013 Joseph Boulogne
The soloist was Elfa Rún Kristinsdóttir and she was not ill but very nervous and made some mistakes and did not seem convinced of herself although in her Bach on Youtube she made a good impression…

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It’s been a hectic week for Gabriel Cabezas, the 21-year-old cellist who will make his subscription concert debut Tuesday night with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the Shostakovich First Cello Concerto.

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‘Festival of English Music’ on Ace of Clubs .

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

‘Festival of English Music’ on Ace of Clubs .I remember seeing this LP lying around the school music room. It was my first introduction to some of these favourite pieces of British Music. I had forgotten all about it until I discovered (by chance) a copy on sale on ‘ebay’.  The LP featured George Butterworth’s beautiful Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad along with his The Banks of Green Willow – both for orchestra…

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‘Raise $5 million in weeks, or the orchestra dies’

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

‘Raise $5 million in weeks, or the orchestra dies’The plight of the Milwaukee Symphony is even graver than we thought. A joint appeal from the management and the musicians, supported by the Journal- Sentinel, reveals that the organisation does not have enough cash left to finish the season. Several regular donors have balked at being asked for yet another bailout gift and there […]

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Breathtaking Kreutzer from Čepický-Dussek Duo

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Mozart, Schumann, Beethoven: Leoš Čepický (violin) & Michael Dussek (piano), Sherwell Centre, Plymouth University, Plymouth. 7.12.2013 (PRB) Mozart: Sonata in B flat major, K 454 Schumann: Sonata in D minor, Op 121 Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Op 47 ‘Kreutzer’   Not that many years ago, chamber-music players who were fortunate enough to be part of […]

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Day 8 — September

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Day 8 — SeptemberContinuing the Strauss Advent series, which will feature one of the Four Last Songs each Sunday, we move on to ‘September’, second in the sequence as published by Boosey and Hawkes, but actually the final song written by Strauss, on 20 September 1948, just under a year before his death. In Hesse’s text, summer is fading and the rain begins to fall, described by fleet descending patterns in the opening bars…

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Young violinist Mayuko Kamio blew away both the audience and fellow musicians Saturday, playing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Symphony Silicon Valley, conducted by Gregory Vajda. The program repeats Sunday afternoon.

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Ravel – other cast!

– briandickie.typepad.com

It was great to see the RCM's double bill again last night.  They managed two casts of different character and even quality.  Not all parts were double cast but the two combos gave much pleasure to the enthusiastic audience. And they even managed a last minute change of cast – with Peter Aisher taking on Torquemada and Craig Jackson Arithmétique owing to the indisposition of Nick Pritchard who had played these two roles on Friday evening…

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Music Review: Trinity Wall Street’s ‘Messiah’The Choir of Trinity Wall Street gave the first of its three “Messiah” performances on Saturday evening together with the Trinity Baroque Orchestra.    

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Daniel Clarke Bouchard, 13-year-old pianist in Montrèal, Records Classical CD 'Scènes d'Enfants' on ATMA Classique; Recording Excerpt on YouTubeDaniel Clarke Bouchard: Scènes D’Enfants; With Oliver Jones; ATMA Classique ACD2 2698 (2013)YouTube: Pianists Daniel Clarke Bouchard and Oliver Jones during the recording session of Daniel’s first album, Scènes d’enfants. (5:04)https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUMcrEzCvjcWf_SW3avzL1_g&v=AujNOTHvmUw#t=88Scènes d’enfants: Repertoire from Liner Notes ATMAClassique…

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Modulation as a Rate of Change – On the Peasant-Bear Vignette from Stravinsky’s Petrouchka

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(Corriere della Sera has excellent screenshots here) Who: Diana Damrau, soprano. Piotr Beczala, tenor. Daniele Gatti, conductor. Dmitri Tcherniakov, director…

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The Flying Dutchman

– www.planethugill.com

The Flying DutchmanIn 1841 Richard Wagner was in Paris, fleeing creditors in Riga and hoping to make some money. One of his schemes was a one-act opera for the Paris Opera, to be performed as a curtain-raiser to a ballet. (A substantial one, the opera lasts nearly 130 minutes). So Wagner set to work on what would become Der Fliegende Holländer…

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