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J S Bach's St John Passion in Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
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Forty-five years after Herbert von Karajan founded Osterfestspiele Salzburg in 1967 as an opportunity for his Berliner Philharmoniker to act as a pit band, the orchestra and its latest maestro, Simon Rattle, decamped for Baden-Baden. Rattle’s farewell production in March 2012 was Carmen starring M.... More »
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Mount Barker’s new Ngeringa concert hall, put to the test by the Australian String Quartet, was a resounding success..... More »
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The tenor performs "White Christmas" with his son Placido Domingo Jr. in Times Square..... More »
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King Crimson - Live at the Warfield & Live at Nakano Sun Plaza from Blu-ray 2 (THRAK BOX disc 16) (DGM) King Crimson - New YorKc THRAK (THRAK BOX discs 9/10) (DGM) King Crimson - AzteKc THRAK (THRAK BOX discs 11/12) (DGM) Cecil Taylor - Conquistador (Blue Note) Cradle of Filth - Damnation and a.... More »
Borne back ceaselessly into the pastSo, cher public, have you heard about this fabulous new plan to revive the New York City Opera under the direction of Michael Capasso? A keystone of the “Renaissance” of the company (as the prospectus puts it) will be to perform “period-consistent productions of standard repertoire” (e…

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An enthralling performance of Britten’s Peter Grimes is beautifully sung but evades the tragic conflict    

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This recital evening of ‘American Song’, highlighting composers who tasted popular success, was an occasion for letting one’s hair down

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Riz Ortolani, Film Score Composer, Dies at 87Mr. Ortolani was among Italy’s busiest film composers for almost half a century and his music set the tone for everything from erotic films to spaghetti westerns.    

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Opera in Concert performs Hippolyte et Aricie Feb. 2Opera in Concert presents Hippolyte et Aricie Feb. 2 at St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. It is a twisted love story of gods and mortals

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There's a Puccini Glitch in The Matrix

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Kia’s out for an elitist-luxury rebrand via its K900 model with a big budget commercial/Turandot remix to run during this…

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Schubert's birthday Schubertiade

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Schubert's birthday SchubertiadeCelebrate Schubert’s birthday with a Schubertiade where the performers will be in early 19th costume! This is perfectly reasonable because the Schubertiades Schubert took part in were private, intimate affairs involving friends. It’s good for young musicians to get the atmosphere.On Monday 3/2, The Academy Song Circle presents a Schubertiade at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall at the Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1…

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Modern Danish Music with a Touch of Humour

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Ruders, Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 28.1.2014 (PCG) Poul Ruders – Kafkapriccio (2008) Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Symphony – Antiphony (1977)   A short programme without interval presenting two unfamiliar modern Danish works might be regarded as a potential for box office disaster, but in the event there […]

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Moniuszko: Overtures – The Haunted Manor; Paria; Halka; The Raftsman, etcWarsaw PO/Wit(Naxos)Outside his homeland, Stanisław Moniuszko (1819-1872) is remembered for just one of his 20-plus operas. The work that keeps his name alive is The Haunted Manor, which gets occasional revivals here – it was staged at the Wexford festival in 1999, and was last seen in London nine years ago, when the Polish National Opera brought its production to Sadler’s Wells…

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Wedding Bells on ‘Swan Lake’

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As previewed, the visit of the Mariinsky Ballet to the Kennedy Center Opera House, with a production of Swan Lake, seen on Tuesday night, is one of the highlights of the month. The Mariinsky production, like most productions everywhere, goes back to the St. Petersburg theater’s first staging of Swan Lake, choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in 1895…

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Wednesday Miscellany

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The annual San Francisco Symphony Winter Sale ends Friday; get your tickets to lots of hot events (Carey Bell plays the Nielsen clarinet concerto; Peter Grimes; the Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings; Mahler’s 3rd, with Sasha Cooke; Ton Koopman’s Bach Family programs; Christian Tetzlaff in the Bartok 2nd violin concerto, etc, etc…

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His Tuneful Voice - Iestyn Davies sings Handel Your Tuneful Voice: Iestyn Davies, The King’s Consort, Robert King: Vivat 105 Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 30 2014 Star rating: 4.5This is a highly recommended disc in which Iestyn Davies certainly does not tread the well trod path of alto arias from Handel’s oratoriosThis latest disc on The Kings Consort’s Vivat label, Robert King and The King’s Consort join forces with counter-tenor Iestyn Davies to explore Handel’s writing for the alto voice in his oratorios…

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An Impressive Young Tenor in Schubert

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  Schubert, Mauro Peter (tenor), Helmut Deutsch (piano), Wigmore Hall, London 28.1 2014 (RB) Schubert – Die schöne Müllerin D795 (1823) Die schöne Müllerin is the first of Schubert’s three great song cycles and on the surface it is a much brighter piece with a more straightforward narrative than the two late cycles…

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