Arnold Bax: Magician by Yorke Bannard, + MORE Jan 9th

 

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Hilary slays Berlin in last concerts before birth + MORE

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Boris Tchaikovsky: Piano Quintet; The War Suite CD review a remarkable work + MORE

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O is for Open + MORE

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Godwin Sadoh: Silvia Belfiore will perform my Three Moonlight Dances for piano in a Recital, "Scents and Colors from Africa," Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast + MORE

Godwin SadohSilvia BelfioreProf. Godwin Sadoh writes:Bill,Italian concert pianist, Silvia Belfiore, will be performing my Three Moonlight Dances for piano (A Dedication to her), in a Special Recital tagged "Scents and Colors from Africa," on Monday, November 21, 2016, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Wes.... More »

Arnold Bax: Magician by Yorke Bannard,

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Arnold Bax: Magician by Yorke Bannard,This short article was published in The Musical Standard October 13, 1917. It was written at a time when Arnold Bax was beginning to establish a reputation for himself. However it was before the composer had declared himself as a symphonist. The article needs little commentary, however I have provided a handful of footnotes…

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Ask Alice

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Recital programme ideas, and stress in the orchestra, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Herself you shall adore

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Herself you shall adoreFrom an early Mike Richter CD-ROM, “Odd Opera” comes this gem, a live performance of Handel’s Semele at Carnegie Hall on February 23, 1985, the 300th anniversary of the composer’s birth.
Conductor: John Nelson
Semele: Kathleen Battle
Juno/Ino: Marilyn Horne
Jupiter: Rockwell Blake
Iris: Sylvia McNair
Cadmus/Somnus: Samuel Ramey
Athamas: Jeffrey Gall
Apollo: Walter MacNeil
Chief Priest of Juno: James Patterson
Orchestra of St…

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Richard Strauss: 1864 … 2014

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Richard Strauss: 1864 ... 2014If anything was going to inspire me to revive my blog, then it would be the Strauss anniversary that looms in various ways as 2014 gradually drags itself off the sofa, tries to work off the excess weight of seasonal over-eating and looks bleary eyed at its agenda.But I’m not sure I’m as excited as I should be…

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Regional Spotlight: South Dakota Chorale

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As the South Dakota Chorale prepares for its first-ever performance in the Twin Cities, the ensemble's artistry is on display in this week's Regional Spotlight.

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Bruneau: Requiem; Debussy/Constant; Pelléas et Mélisande Symphony – reviewDelunsch/Gubisch/Montvidas/Varnier/La Monnaie Orchestra, Chorus and Children’s Chorus/Morlot(Cypres)More written about than heard, Alfred Bruneau (1857-1934) is best known for a series of naturalistic operas composed in the 1890s to librettos by Emile Zola, no less. Written in 1884, but not performed until 1896, his Requiem plots an uncertain course between the dramatic and devotional aspects of the text…

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American’s future orchestra chiefs?

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American’s future orchestra chiefs?These six have been selected for accelerated training by the League of American Orchestras (formerly Asol): Caleb Bailey, Orchestra Manager, Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra (Lincoln, NE) Jennifer Barton, Individual Giving Manager, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (Jacksonville, FL) Nicholas Cohen, Director of Community Engagement, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bradley Evans, Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager, San Francisco Symphony Yoo-Jin Hong, […]

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Prognosis negative

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Prognosis negativeWhich opera rag has just done away with its new publisher, less than three months after a much-publicized hire?

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Review: The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia“Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the aid of their senses. To carry the art, however, to its highest pitch, it is necessary that the reasoner should be able to use all the facts which have come to his knowledge; and this in itself implies, as you will readily see, a possession of all knowledge, which, even in these days of free education and encyclopedias, is a somewhat rare accomplishment…

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Spring at the Handel House museum

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Spring at the Handel House museumSpring at the Handel House Museum includes Handel’s birthday and the Stanley Sadie Memorial Lecture along with a variety of recitals many of which pair Handel’s music up with that of his contemporaries and rivals. There is still chance to see the exhibition devoted to Handel’s music for a series of musical clocks, as well as the new exhibition on Susannah Cibber…

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Aurora's Road Trip

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Aurora's Road Trip Road Trip: The Aurora Orchestra/Nicholas Collon at King’s Place Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jan 4 2014 Star rating: 3.5A Road Trip across America to investigate what makes America music uniqueFrom a modern take on traditional folk songs to Ives, Copland and Carter, the Aurora Orchestra went on a ‘Road Trip’ across America, at the Kings Place in London, to investigate what makes American music unique…

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In vibrant health under its new chief conductor, the orchestra brought finesse to Colin Matthews’ reference-heavy premiere, ‘Traces Remain’

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