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Music Review: Matthias Pintscher Leads Juilliard Orchestra in ‘Bereshit’ + MORE

On Tuesday, the composer Matthias Pintscher conducted the Juilliard Orchestra through the New York premiere of “bereshit,” his conjuring of the biblical account of creation..... More »
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Hércules in Mato Grosso brings South American opera to New York + MORE

In Argentinian composer Esteban Insinger’s chamber opera Hércules in Mato Grosso (2014), two men caper through the Brazilian rainforest while.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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A Very Satisfying Bruckner Ninth from Andris Nelsons and the Philharmonia + MORE

Mozart, Bruckner: Paul Lewis (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 22.1.2017. (AS) Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K595 Bruckner – Symphony No. 9 in D minor (ed. Nowak) Some years ago a programme containing .... More »
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What a week! + MORE

I am having a a bit of an upturn on opera activity this past week, with more to come in the following two weeks..  Monday was the Pearl Fishers dress rehearsal at ENO, Thursday The Nose at Covent Garden, yesterday Tosca back at ENO, and today Madame Butterfly at Glyndebourne.  The Royal Ac.... More »
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Now We Are Ten + MORE

My first posting introduced me, and some of the details are still true. In my third posting, I blamed opera-l.But actually, I should have blamed Alex Ross. I started blogging because I saw that he had a blog (and a very good blog it is). In the last decade, I've had years with more and fewer posting.... More »

Madama Butterfly In Under Three Minutes

– collaborativepiano.blogspot.com

Opera 5’s latest irreverent synopsis looks at Puccini’s masterpiece: Opera 5 have a show coming up: Reynaldo Hahn’s L’île du rêve and Jacques Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan on May 1-3 at the Theatre de Alliance Française in Toronto.

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Almanac: Hermann Hesse on classical music

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

“The human attitude of which classical music is the expression is always the same; it is always based on the…

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Spring into winter

– parterre.com

Spring into winterFor those of you who might be feeling just a little too cheerful this week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin offers three performances of Winterreise, sung by Mark Padmore, Simon Keenlyside and Gerald Finley.
Franz Schubert: Winterreise
Schubertiade Schwarzenberg
21 June 2010
Mark Padmore, tenor
Till Fellner, piano

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg
17 June 2004
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Schubertiade Schwarzenberg
22 June 2012
Gerald Finley, bass-baritone
Julius Drake, piano

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The German tenor, singing for the first time in his native language on the Royal Opera House stage, embarked on a journey of real eloquence

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Life’s little luxuries

– blog.lso.co.uk

Life’s little luxuriesWe’re currently in Paris and I think the orchestra breathed a sigh of relief at the thought of two nights in the same hotel, whoopie! We are ensconced in the Mercure hotel opposite Gare du Nord, which in my time in the LSO has thankfully undergone a transformation from chintzy Laura Ashley rabbit warren to masculine brown leather rabbit warren…

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This week: concerts in New York (April 7 – April 13, 2014)Cymbeline | Metropolis EnsembleMetropolis EnsembleNew Music by David Bruce, Chris Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Vivian Fung. Monday, April 7 at 7 PM Tickets $15-$75 (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY ..:: WebsiteImani Winds | Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival 2014Imani Winds – Photo by Chris CarrollGrammy-nominated Imani Winds opens Victoria Bond’s Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival with a program of music by Valerie Coleman (who is also flutist of the ensemble)…

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Music of David Byrne, Philip Glass in Santa MonicaOn Saturday April 5, 2014 Jacaranda presented The Knee Plays by David Byrne along with music by Philip Glass. This concert was one of the Minimalist Jukebox Festival concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and also part of the tenth anniversary season of the Jacaranda series. The venue was the First Presbyterian Church, whose ample and comfortable sanctuary was almost completely filled for the occasion…

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Verdi’s Requiem, heard by Mike Wheeler

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Violinist Annelle Gregory & Pianist Alexander Sinchuk in Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg & Szymanowski 3 PM May 11, Ramo Hall, University of Southern CaliforniaJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Violinist Annelle Gregory will perform a duo recital with pianist Alexander Sinchuk. Alexander is a Laureate of International Piano Competitions and Annelle is a Laureate of National Sphinx Competition. The exciting recital date is May 11, 3:00 pm at Ramo Recital Hall, University of Southern California…

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Lying About Hitler: Why Historians Reject Nazi Opera Conspiracies—and Why We Must Follow their ExampleEvery book has its target audience. The question is as to what the target of Nazi opera conspiracy books might be. It is likely to be an audience interested in opera, music and art history. It is likely to be a popular audience interested in the history of the Holocaust, some of whom have heard that it was caused by an opera composer—one who either deserves to be justly hated as the Holocaust’s root cause, or amongst Neonazi’s, revered for it…

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Morning Glories: Eric Whitacre

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Eric Whitacre is coming to Minnesota this week to conduct the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in some of his most famous works. In the run-up to Friday's live broadcast, we'll check out five compositions by Whitacre in this week's Morning Glories

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Uinskas Displays Mastery of the Romantic Repertoire

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov: Kasparas Uinskas (piano), Wigmore Hall 4.4.2014 (RB) Brahms Four Ballades Op 10 Chopin Twelve Études Op 25 Debussy Four pieces Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor Op 36 Kasparas Uinskas is a brilliant young Lithuanian pianist who has performed in a number of the World’s leading concert venues to […]

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Mahan Esfahani

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Charles T. Downey, Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani’s alternately rousing, bland birthday tribute to C.P.E. Bach (Washington Post, April 7, 2014)

C. P. E. Bach, Württemberg Sonatas, M. Esfahani (Hyperion, 2014)
Mahan Esfahani came home Friday night, in a sense, to play a recital at the Library of Congress…

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