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No tourists - John Eliot Gardiner Chabrier Debussy BRSO + MORE

Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks at the notorious  Gasteig in Munich last week. Gardiner isn't getting any younger, but he's greatly loved. Every opportunity to hear him live is worth cherishing. This time he conducted Emmanuel Chabrier and Claude De.... More »
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Michel-Donsac/Boulez Ensemble/Roth - Mozart, Boulez, and Schoenberg:, 17 March 2017 + MORE

Pierre Boulez SaalMozart – Oboe Quartet in F major, KV 370/368bBoulez – Le Marteau sans maître Schoenberg – Chamber Symphony no.1 in E major, op.9Donatienne Michel-Dansac (contralto)Boulez EnsembleFrançois-Xavier Roth (conductor) At last: a hall that programmes the concerts I should love t.... More »
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Canadian pianist Luke Welch has a new album of Scarlatti Sonatas, "Crossing Borders," available as CD from website or digital download from CDBaby.com + MORE

Crossing BordersLuke Welch, Pianohttps://www.lukewelch.ca/ Luke Welch writes:My name is Luke Welch, and I am a pianist from Mississauga, Canada who is currently based out of Rotterdam, the Netherlands.I write to you regarding the release of my new album 'Crossing Borders', which is now available a.... More »
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The Industry, wild Up to workshop new operas at 'First Take' + MORE

Yuval Sharon, artistic director of the experimental L.A. opera company the Industry, believes that opera is an emerging art form. Yes, he knows it's been around since the late 16th century, but he's passionate about its future: What opera can be..... More »
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5 Questions to André de Ridder (Artistic Director, Musica nova Helsinki) + MORE

German conductor André de Ridder (b. 1971) regularly collaborates with top contemporary music ensembles and artists including the London Sinfonietta, Ensemble.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »

The Peter Gelb furor

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

The Peter Gelb furor
So much fuss about Peter Gelb, so many accusations flying!
And not just from the unions he’s locked in battle with. I’m late to this discussion, but what got my attention was Norman Lebrecht saying that Peter was not only wrong, but was lying — outright lying — when he says that attendance at opera performances (and at classical music events generally) is falling, both in the US and in Europe
Lebrecht:
This is untrue, and Peter knows it is untrue…

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Christiane Karg/Wolfram Rieger review  a breathtaking emotional journeyWigmore Hall, LondonSinging lieder from Wolf, Ravel, Poulenc and Duparc, the soprano traversed a complex stylistic range in ways that often approached perfectionTalking to the audience at encore time, the soprano Christiane Karg described her recital as a "journey", and she had indeed taken us on an extraordinary one, both musically and emotionally…

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ArtsBeat: Classical Playlist: Schumann, Mozart, Brahms and MoreTimes critics share what they’ve been listening to lately.

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31 Days of Classical, Day 16: Take this waltz

– minnesota.publicradio.org

31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Today, we're cleaning the house with a Josef Strauss waltz.

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Fantasy Opera Update

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Three years ago, I wrote a series of postings detailing the operas I would stage if I had all the money in the world. It was, of course, a list of operas I’d like to see. Here’s an update on which of those works I’ve managed to see.Ades, The Tempest. Seen on HD broadcast, heard some excerpts live at SFS (never reviewed the program)…

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Graham Vick emphasises the human drama in Prokofiev’s daunting opera, with chorus and orchestra giving a sterling performance under Valery Gergiev

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Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy

– www.planethugill.com

Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy Zemlinsky A Florentine Tragedy, Six Maeterlinck Songs; London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 9 2014 Star rating: 4.0Thrilling performances of two of Zemlinsky’s major operatic and vocal worksListening to Alexander Zemlinsky’s A Florentine Tragedy it is difficult to get Richard Strauss’s Salome out of one’s head, both the overheated plot and soundworld, and the common origins in Oscar Wild…

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Sweet sadness is balanced by boisterous dance and comedy but Dvořák’s generosity of melody is what really elevates this opera

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FREE Herbert von Karajan – today only

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

FREE Herbert von Karajan - today onlyHerbert von Karajan died 25 years ago today. He was Chief Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic from 1966 to 1989. The Berliner Philharmoniker website now contains a section dedicated to his memory. In the Digital Concert Hall “you will find recordings of the Unitel company from the sixties and seventies, including Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”, a Brahms cycle, Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos…

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Lorin Maazel was my mentor: a violinist’s tale

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Lorin Maazel was my mentor: a violinist’s taleThe rising American violinist Eric Silberger has asked us to share some of his close memories of the late maestro:

 
 
He once told me, “always remain humble, our friendship depends on it.”
In front of the music, he was extremely humble and always dedicated to achieving the highest standards possible…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 39: Anne-Sophie Mutter in concert with the Boston Symphony OrchestraBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Anne-Sophie Mutter. Photo © Harald Hoffmann / DG

Anne-Sophie Mutter performed the Dvorak with the Boston Symphony OrchestraBoston Globe: “Having taken on this formidable piece at Symphony Hall in February, the German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter returned to it on Friday night, electrifying the crowd with her committed and exacting display of the work’s substantial pyrotechnics…

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Two Disparate Sonatas, Paired by a Master Pianist

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Carter, Schubert: Nina Tichman (piano), International Keyboard Institute & Festival, Mannes College Concert Hall, New York City. 15.7.2014 (BH) Elliott Carter: Piano Sonata (1945) Schubert: Sonata in D Major, Op. 53 D. 850 (1825)   In her program notes for this incisive recital, part of the International Keyboard Institute & Festival, Nina Tichman recalls her […]

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Symphony leaders and philharmonic enthusiasts have long pondered how classical music havens can attract a young, contemporary audience. It seems as th…
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