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Opera in turmoil over casting white woman in Asian role + MORE

Calgary Opera has lost three members of its South Pacific team, including the director, after a row over casting. The company says it cannot find an Asian singer strong enough to play the role of Bloody Mary. An unnamed white singer was chosen, but the director, designer and one performer resigned b.... More »
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Rifles, bears and Buñuel: Thomas Adès on his new never-ending opera + MORE

The Exterminating Angel is a surreal classic about the dinner party from hell. Now Thomas Adès has turned Buñuel’s film into an opera stuffed with stars – and live sheep“I’ve been eating a lot of lamb,” says Thomas Adès . “After what the sheep have put me through, I think I’ve earne.... More »
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Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic + MORE

Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza..... More »
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Subdued Mahler and Dignified Bruckner from Vienna Philharmonic + MORE

Salzburg Festival (4) – Pärt, Mahler, and Bruckner: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Zubin Mehta (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 7.8.2016. (MB) Arvo Pärt – Swansong Mahler – Kindertotenlieder Bruckner – Symphony no.4 in E-flat major (1878-80 version).... More »
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'I am listening to Joseph Bologne's violin concertos for the first time and I feel such pride to know that works of such high nobility have flowed from black people also.' + MORE

Violin Concertos, Op. 5, Nos. 1 & 2;Op. 3, No. 1; Op. 8, No. 9Bernard Thomas Chamber OrchestraJean-Jacques Kantorow, Violin Arion 68093 (1990)Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)is featured at AfriClassical.comSamuel Enoh-Tanya of Cameroon made a post in the Guest Book of Afr.... More »

Altar ego

– parterre.com

Altar egoAn uplifting way to start the week from Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: a performance of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide under the baton of Riccardo Muti.
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Riccardo Muti, conductor
17 March 2009
Diane – Beatriz Diaz
Agamemnon – Alexey Tikhomirov
Clitemnestre – Ekaterina Gubanova
Iphigénie – Krassimira Stoyanova
Achille – Avi Klemberg
Patrocle – Mario Cassi
Calchas – Riccardo Zenellato
Arcas – Carlos Garcia-Ruiz
Final scene composed by Richard Wagner in 1847
In commemoration of the 300th birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck on 2 July 1714…

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The Glimmerglass Festival of opera in Cooperstown, N.Y., is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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A Superior Schubertiade – Fit for a Prince

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Schubert:  The Prince Consort [Anna Leese (soprano) Rowan Hellier (mezzo-soprano) Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) Jacques Imbrailo (baritone)] / Alisdair Hogarth (artistic director/piano), Wigmore Hall 04.07.14 (RB) The Prince Consort presented some of Schubert’s most famous and best loved songs for this Schubertiade together with a number of his lesser known works for piano with various vocal […]

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2014 Orchestra Compensation Reports: Introduction

Much like the 2013 reports, this year’s compensation reports are all about context. For instance, the data covers compensation for the 2011/12 season, which managed to increase the amount of already record breaking austerity driven conflict between stakeholders.
Brush fires turned into firestorms but in a turn that might be best characterized as puzzling, average compensation for each stakeholder group increased, with increases among the executive class outpacing other stakeholders by more than 50 percent…

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Maria Stuarda at Covent Garden

– www.planethugill.com

Maria Stuarda at Covent GardenCarmen Giannattasio and Joyce DiDonato (c) Bill Cooper / ROH 2014 Donizetti Maria Stuarda; Joyce DiDonato, Carmen Giannattasio, Ismael Jordi, cond. Bertrand de Billy; Royal Opera House Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jul 5 2014 Star rating: 4.0Terrific musical performances in a dramatic performance lacking the courage of its convictions…

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Yannick recommits to Rotterdam

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Yannick recommits to RotterdamThe conductor Yannick Nézét-Séguin has asked us to adjust a previous report, suggesting he was no longer music director in Rotterdam.
He writes: ‘I remain deeply and profoundly proud of being Music Director of the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, I was just there 3 days ago holding auditions for great new members of our Orchestra… unfortunately, Facebook sometimes chooses not to have certain information appear and the next day it changes…

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Bach to the future after resurrection

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE composer is treated as pope and emperor rolled into one.

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Gustav Mahler Birthday Cake

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Gustav Mahler Birthday CakeFrom Mahler fan, Paul West, a delicious tribute !

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RLPO/Hillsborough Memorial review  some pastiche, but beyond parodyLiverpool CathedralMichael Nyman’s 11th symphony, marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, reused parts of earlier works to create an occasion for reflectionParody was the term 18th-century composers used for the recycling of earlier material, and as a composer heavily influenced by the baroque it’s no surprise that Michael Nyman should be an accomplished parodist…

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Bach, Academic Cantatas (BWV 205, 207), Bach Collegium Japan, M. Suzuki
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-2001 | 73’06"
As noted in these pages, the completion of Masaaki Suzuki’s complete cycle of Bach’s sacred cantatas, undertaken from 1995 to 2013 with the Bach Collegium Japan for BIS, was one of the highlights of last year…

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Sergio A. Mims: TheaterMania.com: 'Show Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic'Vanessa Williams © David GordonSergio A. Mims writes:I know you will be interested in thisShow Boat Staging Starring Vanessa Williams Will Be Presented by the New York Philharmonic – Theater News – Jul 2, 2014Lauren Worsham and Julian Ovenden will also be featured in the Kern and Hammerstein musical…

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 5 July 2014
 



1

Prokofiev: Violin Sonatas
Alina Ibragimova (violin), Steven Osborne (piano)
Hyperion CDA67514
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2

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 4793232
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3

Haydn: Symphonies Nos…

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New season - new Hall - Saffron HallSaffron Hall, the new 730 seater concert hall in Saffron Walden, has announced the details of its 2014/15 season.  The hall opened in November 2013, and this is the first season under new Director Angela Dixon, and it is quite a varied programme. There are recitals from Maxim Vengerov, Paul Lewis, Iestyn Davies, and the Brodsky Quartet, plus Maria Joa Pires in Beethoven piano trios…

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