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RENOWNED composer Philip Glass opens his home to Review ahead of the Australian premiere of The Perfect American, his opera about Walt Disney..... More »
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Watch Now: Alex Ross And The Wagner Legacy + MORE

Recently, looking for a video of the great Donald Lambert's Pilgrims Chorus (See the video at the bottom of the page) Alex Ross' 2012 New Yorker Festival presentation on The Wagner Legacy came up in our search results - surely one of only  a few other people that have discussed Wagner and Lambe.... More »
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Perchance to Stream: St. Stephen's Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Watch Kurt Masur lea.... More »
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Aida, Opera Holland Park, review: 'a feast for the ear' + MORE

Director Daniel Slater's production of Verdi's opera is energetically and colourfully staged, says Rupert Christiansen.... More »
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So who did you know who knew Mahler? + MORE

Gustav Mahler died 14 years after Johannes Brahms, for whom we found a handful of mutual acquaintances within living memory. But Mahler seems so much closer to us – in part, because of the modernity of his outlook and, in part, because many of his associates – Walter, Klemperer, Alma .... More »
VIDEO" Carnegie Hall youth orchestra lets loose with fun videosA series of online videos shows a national youth’s orchestra’s creativity involves more than just music.

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Selected from a pool of over 80 applicants from across the country, Dan Visconti will be given the opportunity to work directly with the California Symphony and its music director Donato Cabrera over three consecutive years to create, rehearse, premiere, and record three major orchestra compositions, one each season.

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Minimalist Idomeneo For Teatro Colón

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 Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Ira Levin , Teatro Colón , Buenos Aires . 11.7.2014. (JSJ) Cast: Ilia: Verónica Cangemi / Marisú Pavón Idomeneo: Richard Croft / Gust4avo López Manzitti Idamante: Jurgita Adamonyté / Florencia achado Elettra: Emma Bell / Macarena Valenzuela Arbace: Santiago Ballerini High Priest of Neptune: Iván Maier […]

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“Ya proklinayu tebya, moy rokovaya krasota!”One of the late Mike Richter‘s most endearing traits was his fascination with rare or downright offbeat recordings, such as this complete 1963 performance of Verdi’s Don Carlos in Russian by artists of the Bolshoi.
Mike wrote on his “WWW Site on a Disc Volume 3″:
Russian recording did not get around to Don Carlos until 1963 when A…

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The Yonghy Bongy Bo

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The Yonghy Bongy BoGiles SwaynePhoto credit Alice Williamson Swayne, McCabe, Handel; Mousai Singers, Simon Hogan, Daniel Cook, Sky Ingram, Rebecca Afonwy-Evans, Ashley Catling, Giles Underwood; JAM at the City of London Festival, St Bride’s Church Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 16 2014 Star rating: 4.0English premiere of Giles Swayne’s Lear setting from this dynamic young choirThe final concert in JAM’s season at the City of London Festival included a new commission and a revisiting of an older one…

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Briefly Noted: Gunnar Idenstam

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Ravel / Debussy (arrangements for organ), G. Idenstam
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-2049 | 73’46"Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel wrote no music for the organ. That bothered Swedish organist Gunnar Idenstam, who decided to make his own arrangements of some of his favorite pieces. With inventive registrations on the 1912/2002 Stahlhuth/Jann organ of St…

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Happy Birthday Eleanor SteberToday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of that superb American soprano Eleanor Steber.

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  Antonin Dvorák, The Jacobin. (sung in English, with surtitles):   Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra, / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 12.7.2014 (RJF)   Cast: Count Harasova, Andrew Greenan Bohuš, Nicholas Lester Adolf, James McOran-Campbell Julie, Anne Sophie Duprels Philip, Nicholas Folwell Jiří, Matthew Newlin Benda, Bonaventura Bottone Terinka, Anna Patalong   Production: Stage Director, […]

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Lorin Maazel, an Intense and Enigmatic Conductor, Dies at 84Mr. Maazel, who directed the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera among others, was known for his incisive, sometimes extreme, interpretations.

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Armonia Ensemble(Berlin Classics)Richard Strauss’s two Sonatinas for an ensemble of 16 wind instruments are late works, part of the so-called Indian summer of his composing career that followed the completion of his final opera Capriccio, and which also produced the Oboe Concerto, Metamorphosen and the Four Last Songs…

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Dvorak – In Love?

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Dvorak - In Love?Tony Palmer’s film Dvorak – In Love? has just made its debut on DVD (on Firefly Entertainment). Now, if you didn’t realise that Palmer had made a new film, you would be right! Dvorak – In Love? has a rather curious story. It was originally produced in 1988 in collaboration with Czechoslovak Television…

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Ask Alice

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Busy researching an article, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Did Hitler ever say "whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner"?Is there evidence that Hitler ever said: “whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner”? The simple answer to this question is: no, there is currently no evidence that Hitler ever said this. The quotation is likely to be apocryphal. I will go into the authenticity of this quotation in some detail, as we attempt to track down the elusive primary source for this oft-repeated quote…

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