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Just in: Composer assaulted, opera cancelled in St Petersburg + MORE

Ilya Demutsky, whose opera on the Pussy Riot protesters won an award in Italy last year, has been physically attacked in St Petersburg after being lured to a public location for a supposed television interview. Dumtsky claims his latest opera, about a paedophile hunter who resembles a Russian nation.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Tonal Beauty + MORE

The Carducci Quartet plays Shostakovich, recommended by Stephen Francis Vasta. '... you really couldn't improve on this issue as an introduction.'.... More »
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An ‘Otello’ Without Blackface Highlights an Enduring Tradition in Opera + MORE

That leading opera houses have continued to use blackface into the 21st century may be more surprising to many people than the news that the Met is ending it..... More »
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Wer ein solches Weib errungen, stimm’ in unsern Jubel ein! + MORE

On this day in 1912, the Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opened with a production of Beethoven’s Fidelio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcqd0jAJeHg Born on this day in 1926 soprano Joan Sutherland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUEyOdsAoBo Happy 81st birthday soprano Dani.... More »
As Gerald Moore famously remarked, Strauss’ Ständchen is considerably easier to play in the original key of F# major than in transposed keys (the F major middle key is fiendishly difficult). Here are Christiane Karg and Malcolm Martineau performing the song (in the original key) for their recent Strauss recording on Berlin Classics…

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You and your librettist (and co-collaborator for most artistic things in your life) decide that the way around the non-performances and non-workshops of your work is to create a small opera company. This totally can be done, you think. You got this.

And then you do it.

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Regional Spotlight: Inon Barnatan

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The piano sounds like an entire orchestra in the hands of Inon Barnatan. His performance of the solo piano version of Maurice Ravel's La Valse from a Frederic Chopin Society recital last month tears up the dance floor!

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From an international pool of more than 400 applicants from 37 states and 7 additional countries and ranging in age from 9 to 84, 13 original scores for orchestra have been chosen for readings and performances by the New York Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra as part of the inaugural NY Phil Biennial.

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Opera Review: Robert Ashley’s Shape-Shifting 1968 Work, RevivedOpera as the composer Robert Ashley defined it, his spoken multimedia interrogation of Anne Opie Wehrer, is revived at the Whitney Museum.

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Carlos Acosta brings a touch of Cuba to the Royal Opera stageRoyal Ballet Principal Carlos Acosta will bring Cubanía, a programme of Cuban dance inspired by his homeland, to the Royal Opera House in July. The mixed programme contains world premieres and award-winning contemporary dance which will be accompanied by a live onstage Cuban house band. Cubanía is devised by Acosta and he will perform during the evening…

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One of the biggest challenges with developing musicians has always been how to create opportunities for learning chamber music. The Chamber Music Connection is a non-profit that looks to fill that void:The Chamber Music Connection (CMC), located in Worthington, Ohio, provides an environment where student musicians (age 7 to 70) realize their potential and flourish…

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MPR News has confirmed the Minnesota Orchestra board of directors approved a two-year contract for Osmo Vänskä to return as music director. He will start May 1.

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WASO makes a run for venue

– www.theaustralian.com.au

A BATTLE is looming over the Perth Concert Hall as the West Australian Symphony Orchestra seeks to wrest management.

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BBC Proms 2014 – safe, bland but not bad

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

BBC Proms 2014 - safe, bland but not badPSYCHIC POWERS! I guessed the First Night of the BBC Proms 2014 – Elgar The Kingdom, Andrew Davis BBC SO (the BBC house band). Read more HERE  It pays to be “forward thinking”. So follow my site – I cover 40 or so Proms each year.A surprisingly safe Proms season otherwise, as if it’s been designed to placate the vociferous lobbies who need to find something to complain about in order to be happy  I for one will miss Roger Wright who did know his music and did have vision but who was hamstrung one one side by dumbed-down bean counting and on the other by self-appointed “Friends”…

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American pianist, teacher and critic Harris Goldsmith died in April 2014, aged seventy-eight

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Verdi: Macbeth: 'sharply energised'

– www.telegraph.co.uk

Edward Gardner’s swaggering conducting adds fire to Verdi’s opera, says Rupert Christiansen

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Melvyn Tan and Friends at the Menuhin HallMelvyn Tan, photo Andy Newbold Melvyn Tan and Friends: 50th Anniversary Celebrity Series at the Menuhin Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Apr 22 2014 Star rating: 5.0Mozart, Debussy and Schumann played by Melvyn Tan and other Yehudi Menuhin School alumniFounded in 1963, the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey has been celebrating its 50th anniversary…

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