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New Classical Tracks: Alexandre Tharaud revels in Rachmaninoff + MORE

With the release of his most recent recording, 'Tharaud plays Rachmaninov,' French pianist Alexandre Tharaud invites you into his childhood dream. Hear more about the new recording, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the CD..... More »
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A Distinguished Conclusion to Gergiev’s London Prokofiev Cycle with the Mariinsky Orchestra + MORE

Prokofiev: Alexander Ramm (cello), Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Cadogan Hall, London, 28.9.2016. (AS) Prokofiev – Symphony No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 111; Sinfonia Concertante, Op. 125; Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 This was the third and last of the consecuti.... More »
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La Scala opera house introduces five-minute grace period for latecomers + MORE

Performances at Milan opera house to begin five minutes after scheduled time to stop spectators becoming angry with ushersOpera lovers used to have a reason to panic if they were running even a minute late to a performance at La Scala. But now the famous Milan opera house is easing up on its strict .... More »
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Ear Taxi Festival 2016: Blowout Party! + MORE

Zoom out. The Ear Taxi Festival is (or rather, was) six days of music celebrating the contemporary classical music scene in.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Just in: First video of homeless St Matthew Passion + MORE

On Good Friday and Easter Saturday, in Manchester, Streetwise Opera and The Sixteen partnered on a semi-staged, abridged version of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, with a new finale from James MacMillan. The Passion was broadcast last night on BBC4. It is being uploaded this morning on Youtube and Sli.... More »

Frenchman beats fancied Brit to Salzburg baton title

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Frenchman beats fancied Brit to Salzburg baton titleThe Brits have been beating above their weight at the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. In 2012 Jamie Phillips was runner-up; he is now assistant conductor of the Halle. In 2013 it was Ben Gernon, now assistant conductor at the Los ngeles Philharmonic. This year we had high hopes for Leo McFall, who studied at the Sibelius Academy […]

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Impressions from the Menuhin Competition Senior FinalsBy Laurie Niles: AUSTIN, Texas & #8212; By any standard, the music-making was exceptional at the Senior Finals concert for the Menuhin Competition, in which each of four finalists performed a full concerto with the Austin Symphony Orchestra for a full crowd of more than 2,000 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas on Saturday…

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The Twitter-savvy singer-pianist and former army officer, who released his fourth album Moon Landing late in 2013, shares his thoughts on motivation, chummy social-media techniques and the wonders of one hit

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A dream deferred

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A dream deferredThat’s more like it! On Saturday night, the day after a Wozzeck somewhat short on thrills, the “Vienna: City of Dreams” festival at Carnegie Hall continued, with Andris Nelsons leading the Vienna Philharmonic in a performance of Salome that provided just the sort of thing one hopes for in a concert performance of an overflowingly rich operatic score…

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Philharmonia/Dohnányi/Helmchen review – 'His performance of Ein Heldenleben was a striking achievement'Royal Festival Hall, LondonDohnányi’s reading of Strauss was emotionally complex while Helmchen’s Beethoven achieved great poetic depthsChristoph von Dohnányi, the Philharmonia’s honorary conductor for life, is often at his best in Richard Strauss, and his performance of Ein Heldenleben, part of the orchestra’s series to mark the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth, was a striking achievement…

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La Bohème review – 'Jessica Rose Cambio's Mimì offers a grandly expressive soprano'Royal Albert Hall, LondonIt’s back to the original Italian for Francesca Zambello’s revived arena staging of Puccini’s Parisian romance, which capitalises on the strengths of the venueWhen it was last presented, in 2006, Francesca Zambello’s arena staging of Puccini’s Parisian romance was sung in English; now it has switched to the original Italian, with English surtitles…

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Three Fine Players Unite at Wigmore Hall

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Schubert, Debussy, Stravinsky, Poulenc, and Bartók: Anthony Marwood (violin), Martin Fröst (clarinet), Marc-André Hamelin (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 28.2.2014 (MB) Schubert – Rondo in B minor, D 895 Debussy – Première rhapsodie Stravinsky – L’Histoire du soldat: suite for violin, clarinet, and piano Poulenc – Clarinet Sonata Debussy – Violin Sonata in G minor Bartók […]

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Senior Division Laureates Announced in Menuhin Competition in AustinBy Laurie Niles: AUSTIN, Texas — The Senior Division laureates for the Menuhin Competition were announced Saturday night, after a concert in which all four finalists performed with the Austin Symphony to a sold-out crowd of more than 2,000 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.

“If (Yehudi Menuhin) were here tonight, he would be absolutely thrilled as to what happened to this competition,” said competition Artistic Director Gordon Back…

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Music & Vision’s March 2014 newsletter has been published

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Music Review: Mary Chapin Carpenter Performs Her Latest Songs in ConcertMary Chapin Carpenter songs were given orchestral arrangements for her two-night engagement with the New York Philharmonic.    

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Maestro Muti goes back to school

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Maestro Muti goes back to schoolRiccardo Muti has taken advantage of a free day at Rome Opera to visit the Naples Conservatorio, where he studied 50 years ago and was first taught how to hold a baton. The school named one of its rooms after the maestro.   photo (c) Newfotosud – Alessandro Garofalo

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Fallen women: Boulevard Solitude

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Fallen women: Boulevard SolitudeJason Bridges & Sarah TynanPhoto credit: Johan Persson Hans Werner Henze Boulevard Solitude:Welsh National Opera : Wales Millennium Centre Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Feb 9 2014 Star rating: 4.0Henze’s re-working of the Manon story, in a production linking to Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, also in WNO’s Fallen Women seasonThe final instalment of the Fallen Women series at the WNObrought us back to Manon Lescaut with Boulevard Solitude by Hanz Werner Henze (1926-2012)…

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LiverpoolEcho.co.uk: Tai Murray Replaces Vadim Repin on Violin Concerto of Andrzej Panufnik: 'Altogether a sensitive tread through some very fine tracery'Violinist Tai Murray © Julia WeselyLiverpool EchoFebruary 28, 2014Review of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic OrchestraBy Joe RileyJust where to begin?The Polish composer Andrzej Panufnik (an acquired taste, but with a nevertheless committed following) began his Violin Concerto – dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin – by writing the virtuosic last movement first…

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