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The Week in Reviews, Op. 161: Tasmin Little, Vadim Gluzman, Leila Josefowicz + 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. Tasmin Little performed Szymanovkski's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra.Sussex Express: ".... More »
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Wagner in Berwick-upon-Tweed + MORE

Berwick-upon-Tweed seems an unlikely  place to go for Wagner but if you visit The Maltings this weekend (23 & 24 August 2014), then Wagner is just what you will find. And not Wagner on the big screen, though The Maltings has an admirable programme of telecasts from Covent Garden. They are p.... More »
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Progenitor back in the spotlight + MORE

Since the Melbourne Festival began, the scale, prominence and rationale of its classical music program has fluctuated..... More »
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Bagged by Baron Ochs Glyndebourne Der Rosenkavalier + MORE

Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier opened Glyndebourne's 80th anniversary season, dedicated to the memory of George Christie, who created country house opera as we know it today. "My father loved Der Rosenkavalier", said Gus Christie."I think he would have likedthis production", he added with a wink,.... More »
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Port Fairy role for Grandage + MORE

Composer Iain Grandage will become artistic director of the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival..... More »
The pianist Paul Lewis played Beethoven, Bach and Liszt at Zankel Hall on Wednesday night.    

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Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Mussorgsky, Paul Lewis (piano), Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, 26.3.2014 (SSM)       Bach: Chorale Prelude on “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” BWV 659 (arr. Busoni) Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, “quasi una fantasia” Bach: Chorale Prelude on “Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ,” BWV […]

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Personal Discoveries: Mieczysław WeinbergMike Silverton[March 2014.]My first taste of Mieczysław Weinberg’s music arrived by way of a Shostakovich string-quartet survey by the Pacifica Quartet, Cedille CDR 90000 127, 90000 130 and 90000 138. The two-CD set includes single quartets by Prokofiev, Miaskovsky and Weinberg’s Op. 35, his sixth of a total of 17 – the quartet I later learned that put him in bad odor with the Soviet Union’s cultural henchmen…

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This 80th birthday concert, which included Birtwistle’s recent The Moth Requiem,
confirmed that the composer is still producing great work

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Dame Ethel Smyth: ‘Woman’s Music Scorned’

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Dame Ethel Smyth: ‘Woman’s Music Scorned’On January 10 1922 Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944) wrote a letter-article for the Daily Mail. She had recently been created a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in recognition of her work as a composer, a suffragette and writer.  The content needs no gloss, save to say that Smyth’s music has not yet been recognised to any great degree…

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Ancient Music

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Well not that ancient – but Bach.  And not JS or even the tercetenarian CPE.  No – WFE and JCF.  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach was JSB's ninth (!) son, and his second surviving by Anna Magdelena.  Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach was JCF's son – so JSB's grandson.
I was at the Academy of Ancient Music's concert at the lovely Milton Court Concert Hall at the Barbican last evening…

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Ives as Reviser

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

Here are the last three measures of the Concord Sonata‘s Emerson movement, as published in the score he sent out in 1921, which is now in public domain, and which – ill advisedly, in my view – has just been reprinted by Dover: And here are those last three measures in the second edition of […]

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Milwaukee gets out of jail

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Milwaukee gets out of jailThe Milwaukee Symphony has raised the $5 million it needs to pay off a looming $2m shortfall and plan a balanced future. In all, the orch found 1,408 new donors. The music director is Edo de Waart, once of Minnesota.  

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Stanley Hall Opera

– www.classical-music.com

Website: 

http://www.stanleyhall.co.uk

Tel: 

01787 222619

Location

CO9 2LY
United Kingdom
51° 57′ 46…

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Ladies in their sensitivitiesThis week, I was pleasantly surprised to find an envelope from La Cieca in my mailbox. Inside I found two contrasting CDs of soprano arias, one of Verdi and the other of Mozart. As someone who thinks Verdi is the greatest composer who ever lived and who feels pretty meh about Mozart, I expected to love the Verdi and be bored by the Mozart…

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It’s The Home Stretch

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It’s The Home Stretch

Today is the final day to become an Orchestra 990 Database Project’s Kickstarter campaign backer. The ability to make a pledge shuts down at 11:59 PM CDT and over the past few days, a few frequently asked questions have been coming in via email and social media so it makes sense to take a moment and cover them here during the final day of giving…

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Video: Arturo Toscanini conducts Wagner live on March 3th 1948Arturo Toscanini conducts Richard Wagner live on March 3th 1948Lohengrin, Prelude 0:00Tannhäuser, Overture & Bacchanale 3:10Siegfried, forest murmurs 26:32Götterdämmerung, Dawn & Siegfried Rhine Journey 35:14Die Walküre, the Ride of the Walkyries 46:26

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The 61-year-old Finnish maestro Osmo Vanska is conducting three concerts celebrating the Minnesota ensemble’s recent Grammy Award.    

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