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Simon Rattle, lightning conductor + MORE

The maestro’s return from Berlin raises hopes of a dazzling new era in classical music in Britain.... More »
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Classical Music in NYC This Week + MORE

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera..... More »
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A Friend Earns an "I Told You So" + MORE

Email sent at the intermission of today's Ian Bostridge recital:Beautiful music, great pianist, and you were so right about Bostridge. He is a joke..... More »
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Angelika Kirchschlager at Temple Song + MORE

Angelika Kirchschlager © Nikolaus KarlinskyAustrian mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager divides her time between the recital room and the opera house. Appearances in London have included Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Sophie in Sophie's Choice and Melisande at the Royal Opera House, as well as a rec.... More »
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Met Opera: La Donna del Lago + MORE

Join us this Saturday at noon for a broadcast of Rossini's La Donna del Lago, live from New York's Metropolitan Opera. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this story set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott..... More »

High life

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Le Nozze di Figaro – Metropolitan Opera, 9/22/2014Abdrazakov, Petersen, Majeski, Leonard, Mattei / LevineAfter a less than memorable closing run two seasons ago for Jonathan Miller’s production of Figaro (which served the house well long after the director banished himself in a snit about Bartoli’s airing of alternate arias), the Met opened 2014-15 with another Englishman’s production…

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Eric Craven: Piano Sonatas

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I was not quite sure what to make of this music when I first read (or tried to read) the liner notes before listening to the CD. However, after hearing an insipid and monotonous piano piece by Ludovico Einaudi on Classic FM, I realised Eric Craven is a composer who has imagination, a principled compositional technique and last but not least, a sense of continual development denied to the Italian…

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Defending 'anti-Semitic' opera in NYCSydney Symphony conductor David Robertson has been forced to defend his work.

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The Associated Press reports that Prince enlisted the Minnesota Orchestra to record an unreleased track inspired by Dionne Warwick.

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The Robert Poulton Foundation.

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The Robert Poulton Foundation.Robert PoultonThe British baritone Robert Poulton was killed in a road accident in October 2012. A great loss not only to his family, but to the British operatic scene; at the time of his death he was performing in Dvorak’s Rusalka with Glyndebourne on Tour. Now to celebrate his legacy and to raise funds for the Robert Poulton Foundation there is a concert on 1 October 2014 at St…

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Mozart's A major piano sonata K331: the manuscript is discovered!A chance finding in Budapest has brought a fascinating Mozart manuscript to light. But why cant we look at it properly? News has just come to light of a major Mozart discovery, of a priceless manuscript that had lain in the musty depths of Budapests National Szechenyi Library for who knows how many decades, only to be rediscovered by a Haydn scholar making one of the most fortuitous Mozartian tangents of all time…

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Nelsons in Boston

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Andris Nelsons has begun his tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, three years after James Levine resigned on account of his health problems. His first concert was last night, and the reviewers were there.Anthony Tommasini, NY TimesJeremy Eichler, Boston GlobeDavid Wright, Boston Classical ReviewLee Eiseman, Boston Musical IntelligencerKeith Powers, Westford Eagle

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 27 September 2014

1

Stella de Napoli
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano); L'orchestre et choeur de L'Opéra de Lyon/Riccardo Minasi
Erato 2564636562
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2

Schumann: The Symphonies
Scottish Chmaber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati
Linn CKD450
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 3

Brahms: The Symphonies
Gewandhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 4785344
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4

The Voice of the Turtle Dove
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers 
Coro COR16119
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5

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Mercury Classics 4810811
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6

Dances
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Decca 4785334
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7

Under the Stars
Charlie Siem (violin); Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra/Paul Goodwin
Sony Classical 88883787642
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8

Fauré: Reqiuem
The Choir of King's College/Stephen Cleobury
King's College Cambridge KGS0005
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9

Mozart: Requiem
Dunedin Consort/John Butt
Linn CKD449
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10

Byrd: Three Masses
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral/Martin Baker
Hyperion CDA68038
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11

In praise of Saint Columba
Gonville & Caius College Choir
Delphian DCD34137
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12

From the Imperial Court
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU807595
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13

Meditation
Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano); Latvian Radio Choir/Karel Mark Chichon
Deutsche Grammophon 4792071
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14

Howells: Stabat Mater
The Bach Choir/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill
Naxos 8…

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Think you might like Prokofiev?

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Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say.

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San Diego Union-Tribune: "Review: With time, ‘Joplin’s New Rag’ will catch on"Robert Barry Fleming in Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company’s “Scott Joplin’s New Rag.” CREDIT: Daren ScottRobert Barry Fleming in Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company’s “Scott Joplin’s New Rag.” CREDIT: Daren ScottScott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and Classical Music who wrote three operas and is featured at AfriClassical…

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Say Bye-Bye, Stanley! Bye-Bye!

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Say Bye-Bye, Stanley! Bye-Bye!ASO PhotographHe’s probably not smiling quite this much right now.Stanley Romanstein – excuse me, Dr. Stanley Romanstein, Ph.D. – has resigned as CEO of the Atlanta Symphony. The ASO’s statement says this:“I believe that my continued leadership of the ASO would be an impediment to our reaching a new labor agreement with the ASO’s musicians,” Romanstein said in an ASO statement…

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Mahan Esfahani performs Bach

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The harpsichordist’s ‘intelligent and graceful’ interpretation of Ricercar a 6 from Bach's Music Offering 

’Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani contrasts and connects the keyboard works of William Byrd, Bach and Ligeti in this concert recital recorded at London’s Wigmore Hall,’ begins Kate Bolton in her review of this recording in the <a href="http://www…

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San Diego Jewish World: 'Play about Scott Joplin is electrifying'Scott Joplin (c.1867-1917) was an African American Composer and Pianist of Ragtime and Classical Music who wrote three operas and is featured at AfriClassical.comOn Sept. 17, 2014 AfriClassical posted:’Scott Joplin’s New Rag: The Life and Times of the King of Ragtime Writers,’ Musical Play, 10th Ave…

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