Violinist Annelle Gregory & classical alto saxophonist Yenny Zhang performed with San Diego Symphony as the "Best and Brightest" March 30, 2014 + MORE

 

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Ensemble. Something More Fluid + MORE

Mike Wheeler listens to Stephen Johnson 'discovering music', and to the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena.... More »
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Duncan Sheik Says Mantra Meditation Helped With Stage Fright + MORE

The "Barely Breathing" singer turned Broadway composer spoke to "10% Happier.".... More »
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French Composers’ Names – Jean-Claude Risset + MORE

Another composer in our French Composers’ Names series: Jean-Claude Risset. Well, composer and researcher. Risset came to composition after considering being a concert pianist (he studied with Robert Trimaille, himself a student of Alfred Cortot) but he also studied Physics in parallel, and g.... More »
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Music@Menlo puts Franz Schubert at center stage + MORE

The music of this short-lived but prolific Austrian composer will be examined from many angles at this year's festival..... More »
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Sitting in a room with Alvin Lucier + MORE

The 83-year-old US composer was in Dundalk at the weekend to discuss and perform his seminal work Sitting in a Room. Tom Parkinson was there tooIf you listen to Beethoven, I guess youre listening to what Beethoven is giving you in time how it moves from point to point, key changes, modulations and .... More »

WNO’s Winning La Traviata Gets Another Outing

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 Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata (Sung in Italian with subtitles in English and Welsh): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Simon Phillippo  (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 1.4.2014.(RJF) Cast: Violetta Valéry: Linda Richardson. Alfredo Germont: Leonardo Capalbo…

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J S Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, impress Gerald Fenech. ‘… up there with the best.’

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Concertgebouw Jansons Vogt Barbican 5 April 2014

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Concertgebouw Jansons Vogt Barbican 5 April 2014 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 Bruckner: Symphony No. 9Lars Vogt (piano), Mariss Jansons (conductor), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Barbican, London, 5.4.14 The Concertgebouw Orchestra ended their three concert residency at the Barbican with some luxurious Beethoven followed by some propulsive Bruckner…

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Violinist Annelle Gregory & classical alto saxophonist Yenny Zhang  performed with San Diego Symphony as the "Best and Brightest" March 30, 2014Annelle GregoryJohn Malveaux and Yenny ZhangJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:2013 San Diego Symphony youth competition culminated March 30, 2014 with violinist Annelle Gregory and classical alto saxophonist Yenny Zhang  performing with the San Diego Symphony as the “Best and Brightest” and each receiving $1,000 check…

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Compelling Adès Opera Succeeds in Subterranean Space

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 Adès,Powder Her Face: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera/Timothy Redmond (conductor). Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, 2.4.2014 (CC) Cast: The Duchess: Amanda Roocroft Maid: Claire Eggington Electrician: Alexander Sprague Hotel Manager/Judge: Alan Ewing My previous reactions to the music of the precocious talent that is Thomas Adès have been mixed, tending towards […]

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Briefly Noted: Wagner and Dietsch

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Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (excerpts) / P.-L. Dietsch, Le vaisseau fantôme, ou le maudit des mers, Les Musiciens du Louvre–Grenoble, Eesti Filarmoonia Kammerkoor, M. Minkowski
(released on November 19, 2013)
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Wagner’s Flying Dutchman was rejected by the Paris Opéra on the basis of its first few pages…

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Beethoven in excelsis, Mozart down the toiletOur Stockholm trip was not quite as planned. Originally centred around an interview with Sakari Oramo, on sensational form in recent Beethoven and Shostakovich as the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Conductor, the schedule changed with his indisposition. J and I were still free to go, but the concert had gained another brilliant Finn, Jukka-Pekka Saraste (pictured below, like Radu Lupu lower down, at the very concert by photographer Jan-Olav Wedin – dead impressed that the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra has one on hand for each event)…

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Hundreds sign anti-Gergiev protest in Munich

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Hundreds sign anti-Gergiev protest in MunichRussian and Baltic emigrés have launched a petition calling on Chancellor Merkel and the Bavarian President Horst Seehofer to veto the appointment of Valery Gergiev as music director of the Munich Philharmonic. They argue: ‘For the first time since 1938, a European State has stolen part of the internationally recognized territory of a neighboring country […]

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Powder Her Face; Through His Teeth  reviewThomas Adès’s 1995 Powder Her Face still startles in a fine ENO production. And it’s been a big week for the Royal Opera"She is a Don Juan among women," pronounces the judge, summing up the high-society divorce trial in Powder Her Face. He condemns the Duchess she whose face requires powdering as unfit for marriage, perverted and insatiable, with sexual predilections "seldom found north of Marrakech"…

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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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Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, Chorus of the AAM/Egarr (director and harpsichord)(AAM)Following concert performances last year, the Academy of Ancient Music and a small choral ensemble singing four to a part have recorded the 1724 version of the St John Passion, which Bach would later revise and elaborate…

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John Malveaux: Daniel Suk Conducted 'Dream' Orchestra in Memorable Mozart 'Requiem' on April 4, Anniversary of Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Maestro Daniel SukPatrick BlackwellJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Korean-American Maestro Daniel Suk conducted a memorable performance of Mozart Requiem in tribute to Dr. MLK Jr. on April 4 anniversary of King’s assassination featuring the Dream Orchestra, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Choir, and Opera Chorus of Los Angeles…

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The Godfather’s conductor has died

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The Godfather’s conductor has diedHow many movie buffs can name him? Paul Salamunovich conducted the chorus in major feature 10 movies and in the NBC series ER. He sang solo on the soundtrack of How the West Was Won and prepared choruses for concerts conducted by Igor Stravinsky, Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy, Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Simon Rattle and more…

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