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Young Handel + MORE

Handel was just 23 when La resurrezione was first performed in Rome on Easter Sunday 1708.  It was then described as an oratorio though it was evidently first performed in some form of staging, notwithstanding the prohibition of opera by the censors in Rome - and this is the way we did it in Ch.... More »
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'Bach in the Subways' cellist Dale Henderson takes off on tour + MORE

Dale Henderson, the cellist known for bringing Bach to subway platforms, is taking the great composer's cello suites on tour..... More »
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Matthew Browne Wins ASCAP Foundation Nissim Prize + MORE

Matthew Browne has been named the recipient of the 37th annual ASCAP Foundation Rudolf Nissim Prize for his composition Cabinet of Curiosities (2015-16), an approximately 23-minute work for saxophone quartet and orchestra..... More »
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Trinity Laban SO/Jackson - Elgar, 6 May 2016 + MORE

Great Hall, Blackheath HallsElgar - Symphony no.1 in A-flat major, op.55Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra with members of Welsh National Opera OrchestraGeorge Jackson (conductor)Members of the WNO Orchestra have been joining young players at the Royal Welsh College of Drama, Birmingham Conservatoire,.... More »
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A leading Danish ensemble has less than a month to live + MORE

The well-known Esbjerg Ensemble in the southwest of Denmark has been warned it will lose its subsidy in a programme of regional cuts on October 5. The ensemble has been the only classical group in its region for 17 years. Here’s an appeal from its founder, Michel Camille, asking you to sign a.... More »

Vox Luminis at Choral at Cadogan

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Vox Luminis at Choral at Cadogan Stabat Mater: Vox Luminis: Cadogan Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Feb 12 2014 Star rating: 5.0Plangently expressive singing from the Belgian ensemble in programme devoted to the Virgin at the foot of the corssFor their concert in the Choral at Cadogan series at London’s Cadogan Hall last night (12 February 2014), the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis brought a programme of music based around the Virgin Mary and the Stabat Mater…

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Internal leak: Purcell staff member is ‘suspended’

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Internal leak: Purcell staff member is ‘suspended’Our well-informed source at the troubled English music school reports that a staff member has been suspended amid allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct with a female pupil. It is believed this is the second time an investigation has been called into this staff member. On the last occasion he was cleared by the former Head, Peter […]

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Using Garageband to make a practice room sound like a concert hallBy Michael O’Gieblyn: In 2011, I took an audition for a local orchestra. This audition was being held at a church that I had never played in, and I couldn’t test it out before the audition either. When it was my turn to play, I walked into the small chapel and tuned quietly after the proctor announced my number…

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Seefried/Werba/Various orchestras/Ludwig/Böhm/Karajan/Furtwängler(Orfeo D’or)UK release dates can sometimes be wayward, and the appearance of this glorious set is a bit behind schedule. It marks the 25th anniversary, in November last year, of the death of the German soprano Irmgard Seefried. One of the finest post-war singers, she was noted for her coolly sexy, unmistakable tone, and remarkable interpretative immediacy…

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What do you want to know about the music for this international hit show?

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Music Review: Europa Galante Brings Vivaldi to Zankel HallThe Italian period-instrument ensemble Europa Galante mixed and matched movements at Zankel Hall.    

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Mamoru Samuragochi has issued a qualified mea culpa after admitting someone else wrote his music – but his popularity in terms of sales has soared

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The South Bay opera company’s music director is retiring after one more production of ‘Madama Butterfly,’ which opens Feb. 15 at the California Theatre. Since 1984, Rohrbaugh has steered Opera San Jose with Irene Dalis, its general director. His roots with the company go back further, to 1977 and the San Jose State University Opera Workshop from which it grew.

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Review of 'Breaking Bad — Ozymandias' 'mentions Jose Pietri-Coimbre who performed the challenging role of Walt/Heisenberg/Ozymandias'On January 13, 2014 AfriClassical posted: José Pietri-Coimbre in Premiere of Sung Jin Hong’s opera ‘Breaking Bad — Ozymandias’ on Jan. 26 & 27, 2014 as part of One World Symphony’s ‘Addiction’Adrienne Metzinger of One World Symphony writes:Hi Bill,How are you? I’d like to share a recent review of One World Symphony’s performance of Sung Jin Hong’s first opera Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014, world premiere)…

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Classical music as a journey of joy and self-discoveryThe West has discovered how to tap so many powerful sources of energy in nature but still remains largely unaware of the tremendous force, even more powerful than nuclear energy, contained within each of us. As long as this powerful internal energy lies undiscovered, our life is doomed to the mental and emotional pressures so characteristic of our age…

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Metropolitan Opera 2014-2015“Met Music Director James Levine, back to full strength, will resume his typical schedule of six operas in the 2014-15 season.” Here we go, cher public, details of the Met’s (to be perfectly frank) not particularly spectacular mid-decade season.
New Productions
OPENING NIGHT: Le Nozze di Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opening: September 22, 2014
Conductor: James Levine/Edo de Waart
Production: Richard Eyre
Set and Costume Design: Rob Howell
Lighting Design: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Sara Erde
Live in HD: October 18, 2014
The season opens with a new production of Mozart’s elegant masterpiece of marital discord, Le Nozze di Figaro…

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MusicUNTOLD Reunion at Carnegie Hall: Soprano Latonia Moore and Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert Join Cincinnati Symphony at Carnegie Hall May 9, 2014Latonia Moore (Dallas Opera/Kilponen)Donnie Ray AlbertJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Soprano Latonia Moore and Bass-Baritone Donnie Ray Albert donated performances for MusicUNTOLD concert to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 2012. The concert received a delayed broadcast on KUSC 91…

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Ensemble. Unlucky in Love

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Giuseppe Pennisi visits Pisa for The Tales of Hoffmann

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