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US orchestra returns from the dead with Mahler’s Resurection + MORE

Good news from the graveyard shift. Last August we reported that Sacramento had lost both its orchestra and opera company, leaving the state capital of California dry of classical music. Now, a team from the Detroit Symphony has found a way to bring them back. Read here. .... More »
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National Opera Studio on show + MORE

I have been taking it pretty easy on performances these last weeks having been working pretty full time during the day.  Not sure that I can manage so many 14 hour days any more!  But Christmas is coming and I am sure I will recover......! On Thursday there was an enchanting evening at the.... More »
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Resurrecting a Caldara rarity + MORE

Antonio Caldara La concordia de'pianeti; La Cetra; Andrea Marcon; Archiv Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 23 2014 Star rating: 4.5Engaging performance of Caldara's rediscovered, grand out-door serenataAntonio Caldara (1670 - 1736) isn't a familiar name. Born 14 years before Handel and Bach, he.... More »
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Classical Music News - Flying Solo + MORE

Janet Hilton's latest CD, 'Flying Solo', will be released on Clarinet Classics on 2 December 2016.... More »
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Shame and dismay as the hijab is worn on an opera stage + MORE

From a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous:   A production of Rossini’s “Turco in Italia” at the Antalya State Opera features women in hijab on stage. The local anti-government media is calling it “Türban Opera.”   The appearance of the modern hijab .... More »

Met latest: Artists celebrate, Gelb in disarray

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Met latest: Artists celebrate, Gelb in disarrayThe stage unions go back into talks with the Met this morning, having offered a five-year wage frezze which Met manager Peter Gelb peremptorily rejected.
Expect him to climb down once more.
He demanded 16-17% cuts from the orchestra and chorus and settled for 3.5 percent now, 3.5 percent later. No huge pain for the musicians, but huge gain…

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Lest We Forget Prom - RVW Butterworth Stephan Kelly Manze BBC SSO “They carry back bright to the coiner the mintage of man, The lads that will die in their glory and never be old.”  A E Housman was writing about handsome farm boys going off to the Boer War. Maybe he was more concerned with the loss of their physical beauty but Prom 42 “Lest We Forget”  with Andrew Manze and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra reminded us of the lost music which the three younger composers featured in this concert might have produced…

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In Surprise Finale at Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks, Both Sides Agree to CutsThe deal had compromises from both sides, with the unions agreeing to their first pay cut in decades and management abandoning its toughest demands and agreeing to make significant reductions of its own.

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The official classical chart

– www.classical-music.com

Week ending 16 August 2014

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Dances
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Decca 478 5334
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Piano Reflections
Ji liu (piano)
Classic FM CFMD33
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Bruckner: Symphony No…

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The Polish-funded youth ensemble played war-themed symphonies by Panufnik and Shostakovich, but struggled to get to the music’s heart

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'Don't you know who I am'

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'Don't you know who I am'‘Don’t you know who I am’I have always got annoyed with people (reviewers, celebrities etc) who use the phrase or something like it, pulling rank at events. I haven’t seen it happen very often, I have to admit. But the other day, to my horror, I found myself slipping into that mode when attending an opera performance at a fringe theatre (on press tickets), for a review on this blog…

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Symphony guide: Hector Berlioz's Symphonie FantastiqueThe most innovative symphony of the 19th century was born from diabolical passionsSomething a little different this week: our symphony is Berliozs Symphonie Fantastique, a piece that lays legitimate claim to adjectives such as revolutionary, radical and unprecedented perhaps as much as, or even more than any other piece in this series so far…

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A bizarre late-night Prom featuring a performance of Benedict Mason’s gigantic ‘Meld’ was preceded by one of freshness and light

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This time I won’t reproduce Caruso’s quote, but only mention that the Salzburger Festspiele presented Verdi’s Il Trovatore only once in 1962 when Karajan had Leontyne Price, Giulietta Simionato, Franco Corelli and Ettore Bastianini (and the next year, without Corelli). Some would say that you will never have a cast like that again, but the Festival has decided that you can always try something different when you cannot offer the traditional choice…

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Can you sell an orchestra on TV? Don Draper can.

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Can you sell an orchestra on TV? Don Draper can.Holly Mulcahy, concertmaster of the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra has been reflecting on last week’s TV advert for the St Louis Symphony, which did not necessarily reflect the product in the best light. Here’s Holly’s take:

 
In today’s television advertising world, we see orchestras being used regularly to sell products from beverages to airlines, cars to computers…

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Anna Prohaska Sheds Light on a Soldier’s Life

– www.seenandheard-international.com

          Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (13) – Behind the Lines 1914-2014: Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano), Queen’s Hall, 18.08.2014 (SRT) This was an expertly curated, intelligently programmed recital, which fits in perfectly with the 2014 Festival’s War theme and was so much more fulfilling than a regular set of song […]

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The Met Has A Tentative Deal, What Happens Next?

Although it took all parties working through the night, it appears that the Metropolitan Opera (Met) and two of its three largest unions, American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and American Federation of Musicians (AFM), managed to reach a tentative four year agreement around 6:15am ET on 8/18/14…

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The LSO in World War I: Harry JacksonIn the second of our series of blogs remembering the service of LSO members in World War I we tell the story of horn player Harry (Harold) Jackson.

“Sympathetic reference was made in regard to those members of the Orchestra whom had joined His Majesty’s Forces, viz: Messrs WH Reed, Philip Lewis, E Carwardine, H Ralph, T Peatfield, ER Wilby, R Carrodus, B Reillie, S Freedman, J Meacham, A Tibbetts, A Ives, C Woodhouse, CB Jones, F Hawkins, Roy Robertson, E Yonge, C Dorling, P Kilburn, R Garnet, CA Crabbe, A Maney, C Blackford, RV Tabb, JH Silvester, R Murchie, F Almgill, E J Augarde, H Thornton, A Penn, H Jackson, E Hall, S Moxon, ET Garvin…

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