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What would you ask a "Sherlock" music composer? + MORE

What do you want to know about the music for this international hit show?.... More »
sonata

Shame and dismay as the hijab is worn on an opera stage + MORE

From a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous:   A production of Rossini’s “Turco in Italia” at the Antalya State Opera features women in hijab on stage. The local anti-government media is calling it “Türban Opera.”   The appearance of the modern hijab .... More »
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Holliger: Machaut Transcriptions review – two worlds collide + MORE

Strosser/Dahler/Cantoreggi/Hilliard Ensemble(ECM)Heinz Holliger is the latest composer to be drawn into the intricacies of the works of the 14th-century French poet and musician Guillaume de Machaut, and to use it as a springboard for his own music. While the Machaut-influenced works of other compos.... More »
classical music recital

Berlin Festival loses 2 Nielsen concerts as Danish Quartet pulls out + MORE

press notice: Due to urgent family matters Danish String Quartet has to cancel its performance at Musikfest Berlin TODAY 12 September 5 pm and TOMORROW 13 September 11 am at Chamber Hall of the Philharmonie. .... More »
classical music recital

The Week in Reviews, Op. 166: Aisslinn Nosky, Itzhak Perlman, Anne Akiko Meyers + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Aisslinn Nosky performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 with the Handel and Haydn Society.Boston Globe: "Watching c.... More »

Innovative Don Giovanni Royal Opera House

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Innovative Don Giovanni Royal Opera HouseThe new Mozart Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House London is so innovative that it will take time to sink in fully. What is Don Giovanni but an opera that operates on many different levels?  Many will panic at the very idea of anything new. But Don Giovanni is so  rich that anyone, including the audience, who doesn’t keep learning from it, will not do it justice…

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LSO St Luke’sTchaikovsky – Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet, TH 42Panufnik – Cello Concerto Myaskovsky – Symphony no.27, op.85 (London premiere) Bartholomew LaFollette (cello)Melos SinfoniaOliver Zeffman (conductor) I was delighted to have this opportunity to hear the Melos Sinfonia under their young (still an undergraduate at Durham) principal conductor, Oliver Zeffman…

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‘Soprano Superstar’ Renée belts it out for America. Elegant, nothing agressive, poise owes its merits to time.

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John Malveaux: BroadwayWorld.com: Denyce Graves To Lead Rob Ashford's CAROUSEL At Lyric Opera Of Chicago In 2015Denyce Graves (Broadway World)John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Ms. Graves will lead CAROUSEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago 2015. Ms. Graves was featured soloist for 2011 Juneteenth Celebration at Long Beach Performing Arts Center produced by MusicUNTOLDhttp://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Denyce-Graves-To-Lead-Rob-Ashfords-CAROUSEL-At-Lyric-Opera-Of-Chicago-415-20140127 John Malveaux

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The 
Fulham
 Ring. – 2014

– www.the-wagnerian.com


The 
Fulham
 Ring. - 2014Final
 rehearsals 
are 
now
 underway
 for
 the 
culmination 
of 
The 
Fulham
 Ring.

 In
 an 
audacious 
undertaking, 
Fulham
 Opera, 
London’s
 smallest
 professional 
opera
company, 
have
 been
 tackling 
Wagner’s 
Ring 
Cycle 
since 
2011
 and
 the 
company
 have 
now 
reached 
the 
point 
where 
all 
four
 acclaimed 
productions 
will 
be
mounted 
as 
two 
complete 
cycles 
in 
February 
2014…

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ABS performs Magnificat

– operatattler.typepad.com

* Notes * Last weekend American Bach Soloists performed a program consisting entirely of works by Johann Sebastian Bach. Last Sunday's San Francisco concert began with the very cheery and sycophantic "Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!" The ensemble, conducted by ABS Music Director Jeffrey Thomas, played neatly…

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This was my third staging of Don Giovanni. The two previous efforts were dismal: Tim Albery’s Endless Pairs of Gloves version at Scottish Opera and Rufus Norris’s confused attempt at ENO. Kasper Holten’s new production for the Royal Opera is better than either of these but still left me increasingly unengaged and overall unconvinced…

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Elektra: A Production Strauss Himself Would Love

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Strauss: Elektra, Staatskapelle Dresden, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor, Christian Thielemann (conductor), Berlin Philarmonie, 28.1.2014 (2014).   Concert version Cast: Elektra: Evelyn Herlitzius Chrysothemis: Anna Schwanewilms Klytämnestra: Waltraud Meier Orest: René Pape Aegisth: Frank Van Aken Pfleger:  Peter Lobert Vertraute: Romy Petrick Schleppträgerin: Christiane Hossfeld Junger Diener: Simeon Esper Alte Diener: Matthias Henneberg Aufseherin: Nadine Secunde Erste Magd: […]

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On Friday, Feb. 7, the Minnesota Orchestra returns to Orchestra Hall, and Stanislaw Skrowaczewski will be on the podium. On Morning Glories, we'll sample the rich variety of recordings that Skrowaczewski and the Orchestra have made together.

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The third and, for now, last next to last in a brief series, this post collects all of my writing for The New York Times between my report on the American Symphony Orchestra concert of November 17 and the collective article "Critics Weigh In on Standout Operas of Recent Decades," both of which I posted individually elsewhere…

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Twisting the Knife

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

Twisting the KnifeThis week has been wearyingly typical in the world of arts coverage. Classical music is dead. Or not. Yes, we’ve heard it before, but instead of actually investigating the repertoire, let’s just waste precious column inches dredging up old arguments so we can navel gaze one minute longer. Then, we might prop up enough trees to block the view of the wood beyond entirely…

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Rare Performance of Rózsa’s Viola Concerto

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Liszt, Rózsa, Dvořák: Lawrence Power (viola),  BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Anu Tali (conductor), Grand Theatre, Swansea, 31.1.2014 (NS) Liszt: Prometheus Mikós Rózsa: Viola Concerto Dvořák: Symphony no. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’   The BBCNOW’s Swansea season this year is being held at the Grand Theatre, while the Brangwyn Hall […]

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Let's refresh jaded ears with Classic AmnesiaWidespread interest in Forgotify – a service that streams never-played Spotify tracks – is a wakeup call for classical music. So I’m proposing a crowd-funded streaming service called Classic Amnesia. Just as Spotify is an accurate barometer of popular music fashions, so the Proms are an accurate barometer of classical fashions…

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