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Daily Download: Michael Haydn - Serenade: V. Allegro molto + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Michael Haydn - Serenade: V. Allegro molto, performed by Members of Virtuosi Saxoniae..... More »
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Composer Andrew Norman tries to evoke Gehry home in 'Frank's House' + MORE

Andrew Norman is rhapsodizing over Frank Gehry's house in Santa Monica, where a few months ago Norman was given what the famous architect calls "the full Monty," a tour inside and out, accompanied by ample commentary from Gehry and his wife, Berta..... More »
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Brutal London street attack leaves gifted pianist in dire need + MORE

Two messages from the British pianist and conductor James Sherlock. Last week: Four weeks ago I was attacked in Ion Gardens off Columbia Road as I was walking home. I visited the site yesterday with my sister, where the council have since installed new street lamps across this little park. In six ye.... 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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Christian Gerhaher Wolfgang Rihm Wigmore Hall + MORE

For their first of two recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber devised an interesting programme - popular Schubert mixed with songs by Wolfgang Rihm and by Huber himself. Fortunately regulars at the Wigmore Hall get to hear superb Schubert all the time, so Rihm was an .... More »

Slipped Disc Bride of the Day

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Hanan Alattar, fast-rising US soprano, marries her heart’s desire, Houson attorney Omar Misleh. Many years of happiness to them.

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Brandon Cedel, Rising

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Charles T. Downey, Brandon Cedel makes Kennedy Center debut (Washington Post, December 6, 2013)

Vaughan Williams, Songs of Travel (inter alia), G. Finley, S. RallsAttentive Washington audiences recognize the voice of Brandon Cedel. I heard him as an apprentice singer at the Castleton Festival last year, and he appeared at Wolf Trap this summer…

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The Barber of Neville

– www.planethugill.com

The Barber of NevilleThis new disc showcases wind concertos written by Howard Blake, but it also acts as an advanced celebration of Sir Neville Marriner’s 90th birthday. Conducting the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the ensemble he founded in 1959. On this disc they perform Blake’s Flute Concerto, with Jamie Martin, Clarinet Concerto with Andrew Marriner, Bassoon Concerto with Gustavo Nunez and Serenade for Wind Octet…

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Ensemble. Delicious Buzzing

– www.mvdaily.com

A new departure for Derby’s Assembly Rooms, appreciated by Mike Wheeler

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Music for Angelenos, by Angelenos

– www.newmusicbox.org

This Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic finally took the leap and programmed a concert of works all by Los Angeles composers—Sean Friar, Julia Holter, Andrew McIntosh, and Andrew Norman. It was an extremely eclectic program that showcased the range and depth of talent here.

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New music that was saved by Nelson MandelaMy new Symphony – for that is what it eventually turned out to be – would serve as a memorial to the victims of the [Sharpeville massacre] in which eighty-three people were shot dead by the police while taking part in a peaceful demonstration against the notorious Pass Laws, the hated symbol of black subjection to white supremacy…

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LSO with Nikolaj Znaider

– briandickie.typepad.com

Last night's concert by the LSO at the Barbican was to have been conducted by Colin Davis who died in April. In the event the irreplaceable was not replaced – the remarkable soloist, the Danish violinist and increasingly conductor, Nikolaj Znaider, merely took over his baton for this evening.
The concert opened with what can only describe as a sublime and flawless performance of Beethoven's Violin concerto, written in 1806 but to a greater extent than I recall hearing in performance before quite clearly the first of the great Romatic violin concertos…

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John Rutter: Partita for orchestra

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

Many people will be listening to, and singing the music of, John Rutter over the coming few weeks.  He is now traditionally regarded as ‘Mr Christmas’ in the musical world. Certainly sales of his delightful Christmas carols will have made a strong impression on his bank account.  Yet there is another side to this composer which has been largely ignored not only by the general public, but the by composer himself…

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Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka; Liszt: Transcendental Studies – reviewVadym Kholodenko(Harmonia Mundi)The 26-year-old Ukrainian-born Vadym Kholodenko won the latest Van Cliburn piano competition held in Forth Worth, Texas, in May this year. By all accounts he wasn’t everybody’s choice for the gold medal, and certainly this disc, taken from his performances during the recital rounds of the competition, suggests that despite the hype he isn’t about to take the musical world by storm…

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Nelson Mandela’s classical pianist

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One of Mandela’s close friends in the 1950s was the Welsh-born pianist Harold Rubens, who moved to South Africa when his prodigy career dried up (he is pictured below as a boy, playing for George Bernard Shaw).   A brother of the novelist Bernice Rubens and the hero of her novel, Madame Sousatzka, Harold became […]

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Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius; Symphony No 1 – reviewAuty/Breedt/Hancock/Collegium Vocale Gent/Royal Flemish PO/De Waart(Pentatone, two CDs)Recordings of the greatest 20th-century British choral work from elsewhere in Europe are unusual, so this Antwerp-sourced version, with Edo de Waart conducting the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and the superb chorus of the Collegium Vocale Gent, is welcome on rarity grounds alone…

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Free Online Audio Lecture Series:Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth (Inc: Bryan Magee)In September, the Freud Museum in London, held a one day conference named, “Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth ” With a set of speakers that included Bryan Magee, and author of the Wagner Complex Tom Artin. As is normal for the Freud Museum they recorded and have made available free each of the 7 lectures (interested readers might want to check out the museum’s blog where all of their lectures can be found)Below, can be found an introduction and each of these seven lectures…

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Berlin brings Sibelius to London

– entartetemusik.blogspot.com

The Berliner Philharmoniker has announced a juicy residency in London in February 2015. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius, the concerts will feature a complete Sibelius cycle, under Simon Rattle’s baton, as well as performances of Mahler’s Second Symphony and music by Helmut Lachenmann…

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