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Some thoughts on the passing of Yevgeny Yevtushenko + MORE

I was just this evening thinking about Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The collaboration with Dmitri Shostakovich which, I think, will come to be seen as the defining moment of his career, happened early in his life. His poem Babi Yar, about the massacre of tens of thousands of Ukrainian Jews by the Nazis in 1.... More »
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Review: Ute Lemper Seeks Truth and Justice in a Collaboration With Paulo Coelho + MORE

At Symphony Space on Friday, the chanteuse performed most of “The 9 Secrets,” a song cycle based on Mr. Coelho’s novel “Manuscript Found in Accra.”.... More »
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Glowing encore from Philadelphia Orchestra soloist + MORE

Violinist Veronika Eberle shows another side of her personality.... More »
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The white shoes + MORE

Happy Labor/Labour Day US and Canadian Paterrians!  Born on this day in 1735 composer Johann Christian Bach. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1yUQJj7NbI Born on this day in 1791 composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9oQR-y1w9o Born on this day in 1831 dramatist Victorien Sardou. //www.yo.... More »
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Brahms Die schõne Magelone - Roderick Williams + MORE

Brahms Die schõne Magelone Op 33, (1861-8) at the Oxford Lieder Festival,on Tuesday, with Roderick Williams. Since this year's Oxford Lieder Festival focuses on poetry, and poetry in translation, chances are that Williams will be singing in English. This is ideal Roddy repertoire because he's such .... More »

‘Hottest tenor’ hits Australia

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

‘Hottest tenor’ hits AustraliaNever knowingly underhyped, the media down under are going doolally over Jonas Kaufmann.
‘Greatest since Pavarotti’?
Watch.

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‘Louis (Armstrong) came to me in a dream and said, ‘Do my stuff … your way,” says veteran New Orleans pianist/vocalist Dr. John, who grew up in Armstrong’s neighborhood. ‘I thought about it for a while. And then I just started doing it.’ One result is the disc ‘Ske-Dat-De-Dat … The Spirit of Satch,’ a vibrant, all-star Armstrong tribute being released by Concord Aug…

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All kinds of narratives at play in this Sakari Oramo/ BBC Symphony Orchestra Prom – and perhaps the truly adventurous programmer might have double-deployed Rory Kinnear – dispassionately chronicling Stravinsky’s Oedipus rex – and taken us beyond the Overture and into the melodramas of Beethoven’s Incidental Music to Egmont…

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Classical composer Sculthorpe dies

– www.dailytelegraph.com.au

CLASSICAL composer Peter Sculthorpe, who has died after a long illness, over six decades changed Australia’s musical landscape forever.

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Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minor

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

Charles Hubert Hastings Parry: Symphony No.5 in B minorCharles Hubert Hastings Parry’s Fifth Symphony was composed for the centenary of the Royal Philharmonic Society and was duly heard at the Queen’s Hall on 5 December 1912 with the composer conducting. The original title of the work was ‘Symphony in four linked movements in B minor, 1912’. However, at the second performance of the piece it was called the ‘Fifth Symphony’ and finally, the printed score is entitled ‘Symphonic Fantasia in B minor “1912”’ with ‘Symphony’ as a subtitle…

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Three teams of new opera composers and librettists will premiere new 20-minute operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on November 21, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

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Schubert in brief

– www.therestisnoise.com

Unfinished Symphony. The New Yorker, Aug. 11, 2014.

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Edinburgh festival review: Out of Water  wading into the deep end of memorySummerhall at Portobello Beach, EdinburghPerformed on the beach at dawn and dusk, soprano Laura Wright leads a work most memorable for its spectacular setting Before sunrise: Out of Water in picturesTaking place just after dawn or before dusk on Portobello Beach, this piece by Helen Paris and Caroline Wright, with a score by Jocelyn Pook, offers a poetic and musical meditation on how easily we can end up all at sea…

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A critical guide to classical music performances and festivals in New York City and the area.

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Bad Behavior

– www.violinist.com

Bad BehaviorBy Karen Rile:

It was Parents Weekend at junior chamber music camp. My daughter, just out of eighth grade, had been attending this program since she was ten. As for me, I was looking forward to a reunion with all the kids, parents, and staff I’d known for the past five summers.

But when I arrived on campus and greeted the director outside the recital barn, she didn’t smile back…

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Chicago Sinfonietta Selects Roderick Cox for Project Inclusion Conducting FellowshipRoderick CoxChicago SinfoniettaNation’s Most Diverse Orchestra Launches Groundbreaking Conductor ProgramChicago, IL, August 6, 2014 – Chicago Sinfonietta, a professional orchestra focused on promoting diversity, inclusion, and innovative programming in the field of classical music, has chosen two candidates to be personally mentored by Music Director Mei-Ann Chen, distinguished faculty comprised of classical music industry leaders, and the Chicago Sinfonietta administrative staff through its Project Inclusion Conducting Fellowship (PICF)…

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John Malveaux: São Paolo Opera: Grammy Winning Bass-Baritone Mark S. Doss sings role of Jochanaan in 'Salomé' September 6, 9, 11, 16 and 20, 2014Mark S. Doss(PRLog.com)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com sends this link:São Paulo OperaGrammy Bass-Baritone Mark Doss will sing the role of Jochanaan during five (5) performances of the opera “SALOME” in São Paolo, Brazil 30/8 sáb 17h Theatro Municipal de São Paulo – Salão Nobre Palestra sobre a ópera Salomé com o jornalista e professor Irineu Franco Perpetuo Entrada franca6/9 sáb 20h | 9/9 ter 20h | 11/9 qui 20h | 14/9 dom 18h 16/9 ter 20h | 18/9 qui 20h | 20/9 sáb 20h Theatro Municipal de São PauloRICHARD STRAUSSSALOMÉ Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal de São Paulo John Neschling– RegênciaLivia Sabag– Direção CênicaNicolás Boni– CenografiaVeridiana Piovezan– FigurinosWagner Pinto– Desenho de LuzAndré Mesquita – CoreografiaSaloméNadja Michael (dias 06, 09, 11, 14)Annemarie Kremer (dias 16, 18 e 20)HerodesPeter Bronder (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Jürgen Sacher (dias 14 e 18)Herodias Iris Vermillion (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Alejandra Malvino (dias 14 e 18)JochanaanMark Steven Doss (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)Michael Kupfer (dias 14 e 18)NarrabothStanislas De Barbeyrac (dias 06, 09, 11, 16 e 20)István Horváth  

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Met Labor Dispute: Writers Weigh In

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The labor situation at the Metropolitan Opera continues to be tense and uncertain. Last week, it seemed as though a lock-out might be coming any day. That did not come to pass–so far at least–but the disputes between management and…

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