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Robert Tuggle + MORE

Robert TuggleMetropolitan Opera PhotoLinked from the Met home pageI just got the sad news that Robert Tuggle, Director of Archives at the Metropolitan Opera since 1982, died yesterday. The Met has a news flash up about this; there are some remembrances of Bob at opera-l and, at Opera Nostalgia, Char.... More »
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Fort Worth strikers are losing the media war + MORE

The Star-Telegram newspaper, whose president is a symphony board, has turned against the musicians who have gone on strike over wage cuts. First the paper ran a hostile editorial. Now it presents a strongly slanted selection of readers’ letters. Sample: I support the Fort Worth Symphony Orches.... More »
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New Music Theatre in London this May + MORE

One is able to see new music drama performances in London at almost any time. Usually the summer sees a spike in this sort of activity with the Grimeborn and Tete a Tete opera festivals. However, this May seems to have served up more than our fair share of diverse and probing musical theatrics. Or m.... More »
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Four Parsifal Places + MORE

Parsifal Place, Albuquerque NM. Parsifal Place, Las Vegas NV. Parsifal Place, Apex NC. The corner of Parsifal Place and Lohengrin Place, Bronx NY. Previously: A Walking Tour of Wagner's New York..... More »
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The Madrigal Transformed + MORE

The Monteverdi String Band at the Echi LontaniThe development of the Italian Madrigal in the 16th century took place at a time of great artistic ferment when artists of all kinds were making discoveries. Old classical texts were re-examined, re-translated and re-discovered, whole continents were bei.... More »

In Brief: Mid-May Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts Mozart’s Così fan tutte at the Theater an der Wien…

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In an Emanuel Ax piano recital at Carnegie Hall, intermezzos by the Australian composer Brett Dean got their New York premiere, paired with intermezzos by Brahms.

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Gawain review  fully restored, pointlessly staged, superbly performed version of Birtwistle's fourth operaBarbican, LondonThe unexpurgated version of Harrison Birtwistle’s opera, kicking off the Barbican’s 80th-birthday season for the composer, let its magnificent singers down with a superfluous stagingThere are celebrations to come later in the year at the Proms and at the Southbank Centre, but the Barbican has got in first with its five-concert tribute to Harrison Birtwistle to mark his 80th birthday…

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Bagged by Baron Ochs Glyndebourne Der Rosenkavalier

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

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 likedthis production”, he added with a wink, “Though he would, as always, have had a lot to say about it”…

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Der Rosenkavalier, Glyndebourne Festival OperaYou can count on Richard Jones for challenging our perceptions and turning expectation on its head but the image of the Marschallin rising Venus-like from her bath while showers of water rain down like gold dust on her post-coital nakedness is not exactly one that a century’s tradition of Der Rosenkavalier would recognise…

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Traviata’s glory mirrored by Pratt

– www.theaustralian.com.au

VICTORIAN Opera is performing its first Verdi opera, La Traviata, in collaboration with Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini.

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Ballet takes over Orchestra Victoria

– www.theaustralian.com.au

ORCHESTRA Victoria will become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Ballet, ending years of indecision about how to provide a viable pit orchestra in the state.

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Guy Barash

– www.therestisnoise.com

The composer's début album, Facts about Water, is now out on Innova. There will be a related concert at Roulette on May 21, with readings by the author Nick Flynn, with whom Barash often collaborates.

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Brahms chamber music, heard by Howard Smith. ‘… Walther-Korevaar-Fejér are exemplary in all three works.’

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Straussian high days and holy days

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Straussian high days and holy daysTussock time, as in leaping from one pleasure to another, truly began the Friday before last with the annual Europe Day Concert in St John’s Smith Square and continued on Sunday and Monday at Glyndebourne. 150th birthday boy Richard Strauss was central to both: for the Rosenkavalier Study Day, obviously, in anticipation of Richard Jones’s production opening this afternoon – can’t wait – and in the truly surprising component of the European Union Youth Orchestra’s yearly marriage with singers from the European Opera Centre (official credit to the European Commission for the concert photos)…

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In an esoteric programme, a new quartet by Julian Anderson was performed alongside three demanding pieces from the past half century

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Depardieu in Cannes on role inspired by politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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Music Review: Mariss Jansons Leads the Bavarian in Berlioz and ShostakovichMariss Jansons led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in energetic weekend performances of Berlioz, Shostakovich and John Adams at Carnegie Hall.

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