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Festival of British Music, May 1915. (Part III) + MORE

The first concert was held at the Queen’s Hall on Tuesday May 11, at 8.30 p.m. The programme included:Norman O'Neill:  Humoresque (First performance.)Frederick Delius: Sea Drift: Poem for baritone solo, chorus, and orchestra, Herbert Heyner (bartitone)Granville Bantock: Symphonic-poem: ‘Fif.... More »
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Grenades, guns and bows: The week in review for weapons confiscated by TSA + MORE

The Transportation Safety Administration has some problems finding weapons in luggage, to be sure. But the TSA social media accounts are still a great source of horror/amusement/disbelief for the bevy of weapons agents do manage to find in security checks. Last week alone, 56 total firearms – inc.... More »
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My Head is Full of Colors Premiere + MORE

Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of My Head is Full of Colors, a children's opera composed by Chris Pratorius with libretto by Nicole Paiement. The free performance will be held during National Opera Week, on Saturday, November 1, at 11 am in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisc.... More »
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Enterprising Concert Features Welsh Composers Old and New + MORE

Welsh Foundations 1 – Jones, Hoddinott, Hardy, Mathias:  Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Grant Llewellyn (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 18.10.2016. (PCG) Daniel Jones – Ieuenctid (1956) Alun Hoddinott – Horn Concerto, Op.65 (1969) John Hardy – Blue Lette.... More »
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Gergiev gets silver-plated + MORE

This is his farewell gift from the London Symphony Orchestra, whom he conducted tonight for the last time as principal conductor. No more residue from those eight years than you can see on the plate. .... More »
Does it matter that arts audiences are white, metropolitan and middle class? | Stephen Moss and Bonnie GreerHarriet Harman warns of a generation of people with ‘no meaningful exposure’ to opera and classical music. Stephen Moss and Bonnie Greer go head to head on whether outreach programmes would make them fansI have a childhood memory of an eccentric woman on the estate on which I lived once playing the Blue Danube Waltz very loudly…

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Symphony guide: Lutosawski's Third

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Symphony guide: Lutosawski's ThirdThis most convincing of post-tonal symphonies, can we hear Lutosawski’s work as a protest piece? One thing is certain: the more you enter its symphonic labyrinth, the more youll discover.Polish composer Witold Lutosawski may well not have approved of my attempt to talk about his Third Symphony, one of the few postwar pieces that managed to invent a discourse thats at once a rejection of symphonic conventions yet is also a bracing renewal of the idea of the symphony…

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Music Review: Sonic Evolution at Seattle SymphonyAs the host ensemble for the annual conference of the League of American Orchestras, Ludovic Morlot led the Seattle Symphony in wildly contrasting programs at the Benaroya Hall.

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Moses und Aron

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Lost in the backroads of Cardiff docks on the way to the Wales Millennium Centre and sent off course into a bewildering thicket of warehouses and dead ends by online map directions, I had a moment where I thought I wouldn’t make it for the start of Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron…

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Sir-Mix-A-Lot performs with Seattle SymphonySir Mix-A-Lot performed his 1992 hit ode to the buttocks that was rearranged for the concert. He sang the song while a few dozen women joined him onstage and danced.

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Doctor musicians to play Jo-Ann’s band

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Doctor musicians to play Jo-Ann’s bandA disproportionate number of medical doctors are practising musicians in what little spare time they have.
Next month the World Doctors Orchestra with members from 40 countries will join the Buffalo Philharmonic in a fund-raiser concert with Jo-Ann Falletta.  The rehearsals should be pretty interesting…

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Hawksmoor’s church resonated to the sound of audience participation and high-quality early music from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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There will now be a four month intermissionKierkegaard declared that too much possibility leads to madness. Today in classical music, possibility is assumed to be synonymous with anti-elitist accessibility, and the result is madness. An alternative approach is to view possibility as the inverse of accessibility. As in the Patria cycle of Canadian composer R Murray Schafer…

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One word – glorious.

That’s all that needs to be said of Seattle Symphony getting together with Sir Mix-A-Lot to perform his classic hit “Baby Got Back.”

The YouTube video from over the weekend says the Symphony, via its Sonic Evolution project, works to celebrate Seattle’s “past, present and future” musical influences and history, including the city’s own Sir Mix-A-Lot.

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 7 June 2014
 



1

Jenkins: Motets
Polyphony/Stephen Layton
Deutsche Grammophon 4793232
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2

James Rhodes: 5
James Rhodes (piano)
Instrumental Records SIGCD371
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3

Schumann • Janácek
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Hyperion CDA68030
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4

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglic (guitar); London Philharmonic/Seguin
Mercury Classics 4810811
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5

From Spain to Eternity
Ensemble Plus Ultra
Archiv Produktion 4810811
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6

Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco
Anna Netrebko, Plácido Domingo, Francesco Meli; Munich 
Linn CKD 447
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7

Martha Argerich and Friends
Martha Argerich (piano)
Warner Classics 2564631220
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Elgar: Symphony No…

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‘Anya17’ explores sex trade evils seen in Eastern Europe

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Every Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to discuss the stories we’re featuring on our website. Here’s what we’ll be talking about today.

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Bagged by Baron Ochs Glyndebourne Der Rosenkavalier

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Bagged by Baron Ochs Glyndebourne Der RosenkavalierRichard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier opened Glyndebourne’s 80th anniversary season, dedicated to the memory of George Christie, who created country house opera as we know it today. “My father loved Der Rosenkavalier”, said Gus Christie.”I think he would have liked this production”, he added with a wink, “Though he would, as always, have had a lot to say about it”…

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