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Classical Music News - Mei Baojiu + MORE

Chinese Beijing opera artist Mei Baojiu died in April 2016.... More »
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Art Song + Dressage Riding + MORE

Dressage rider Audrey Zehnder is the backdrop for Lori Laitman's Old Tunes, as performed by soprano Natalie Mann and pianist Jeffrey Panko. You can find more songs by Lori Laitman and Richard Pearson Thomas on Natalie's recently released Experience. .... More »
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What women conductors say + MORE

Keith Cerny, founder of the Hart Institute for Women Conductors at Dallas Opera, has published a sampling of the hopes, fears and prejudices he receives from candidates all over the world. Examples: – In Europe as a woman, you very seldom get the chance to show your proper abilities and talen.... More »
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Minnesota Varsity: Where are They Now? - Brayden Drevlow + MORE

Pianist Brayden Drevlow from Thief River Falls, Minn. was a 2013 Minnesota Varsity Featured Artist. He recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share his latest news..... More »
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John Malveaux: Maestro Thomas Wilkins conducted the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Saturday, August 13, 2016 for the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil + MORE

Thomas Wilkins & John MalveauxOn August 2, 2016 AfriClassical posted:Thomas Wilkins conducts Hollywood Bowl Orchestra as Angel Joy Blue and Viver Brasil perform Saturday, August 13, 2016 in "An Olympic Carnival"John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Olympic fever hit th.... More »

The voice of the opposition

– www.therestisnoise.com

Jeffrey Wiesenfeld struck an ominous tone at the protest against The Death of Klinghoffer yesterday: "You will be made to destroy that set before we're finished. We are going to be back here—everyone here and many, many more—every night of the Klinghoffer opera until the set is burned to the ground…

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Critic’s Notebook: Unsuk Chin Talks About Her Music and InfluencesThe South Korean composer Unsuk Chin, who lives in Berlin, speaks about her unconventional approach and her comfort level in New York.

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Even if…

– www.artsjournal.com/sandow

Even if…
I have to thank my friend Eric Edberg for some pushback in the comme#nts. Pushback to my last post, in which I quoted Deborah Rutter — the new head of the Kennedy Center, who used to run the Chicago Symphony — about how she felt orchestras could improve their standing in their community, and objected that her suggestions really only touched on minor points…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 49: Joshua Bell, Midori, Pinchas Zukerman in concertBy 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.

Joshua Bell performed the Bruch with the Richmond SymphonyRichmond Times-Dispatch: “He plays with an infectious passion that always serves the music and, even as he displayed his own fabulous technique, he was a true partner with the orchestra…

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It's become a trope that artists aren't interested in being limited by genre — at least the really fascinating ones, that is. One of the most enjoyable current examples of this reach beyond stylistic divides is Almanac, the newest project from the string quartet Brooklyn Rider.

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Rusalka: Opera as a Sublime Art

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Dvořák: Rusalka, Wiener Staatsoper orchestra and chorus, Tomas Netopi  conductor), Vienna Staatsoper, 13.9.2014 (JMI). Cast: Rusalka: Olga Bezsmertna Prince: Piotr Beczala Vodnik, the Water Goblin: Günther Groissböck Ježibaba: Janina Baechle Foreign Princess: Monika Bohinec Nymphs: Valentina Nafornita, Ulrike Helzel, Ilseyar Khayrullova Kitchen Boy: Stephanie Houtzeel Gamekeeper: Gabriel Bermúdez Hunter: Mihail Dogotari Production: Wiener Staatsoper Director: […]

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Is introducing children to opera smug parenting or a valuable cultural eye-opener?“Is introducing children to opera smug parenting or a valuable cultural eye-opener?” asks Chris Shipman of the Royal Opera House, ahead of a new opera for two to six-year-olds, entitled Dot, Squiggle, and Rest. The toddler-friendly opera will feature puppetry, dance and animation and has been intended as an introduction to the art form…

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Jommelli – chamber cantatas

– www.planethugill.com

Jommelli - chamber cantatas Niccolo Jommelli chamber cantatas; Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, Stile Galante, Stefano Aresi; Pan Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 13 2014 Star rating: 4.5Chamber cantatas from one of the important figures in 18th century Italian operaThe 18th century Italian composer Niccolo Jommelli is best known, if all, for his operas…

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Julian Wachner (pictured left) is to conduct San Francisco Opera's Partenope, which runs from October 15 to November 2, 2014. He replaces British conductor Christian Curnyn, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons.
Production Web Site | Press Release

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Most of the recordings of music by Frederic Curzon (1899-1973) listed in the Arkiv CD Catalogue are released on the Guild Light Music Series. The major exception to this is the fine retrospective of the composer’s music issued on 1991 on Marco Polo 8.223425. There are one or two other pieces scattered on the EMI and the Hyperion labels…

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Love me, love my dog

– parterre.com

Love me, love my dogOn this day in 1962, Philharmonic Hall (since renamed Avery Fisher Hall) opened as the first unit of Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.

Born on this day in 1865 librettist Carlos Fernández Shaw

Born on this day in 1902 librettist Montagu Slater

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Latest: Atlanta Symphony in desperate ploy

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

The orchestra has published what purports to be its negotiating position, beside that of the musicians.
However, the table below represents the musicians’ starting position, not the compromises they had offered at the point they were shut out. It is, therefore, a wilful distortion – indicative of a company that has lost the capacity for reasoned thought and discussion…

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