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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Play Their Hearts Out in a Demanding Programme + MORE

 Bach (arr. Elgar), Respighi, Elgar. National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, John Wilson (conductor), Barbican Hall, London. 4.1.2015 (LB) Bach (arranged Elgar) – Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Respighi. – Pines of Rome Elgar – Symphony No.1 in A-flat major Op.55 At a time when news of stri.... More »
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O is for Open + MORE

In the 1960s, perhaps a bit earlier, a lively conversation started about "opening up" musical form, or even more directly, about a formal genre marked by such an opening, an "open form." This might mean that the composer opens up the continuity of a work to the non-obvious sequences, or that additio.... More »
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The Official Classical Chart + MORE

Rating:  0 Week ending 18 April 2015   1 Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610.... More »
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We gotta go + MORE

On this day in in 1963, the Kingsmen released “Louie, Louie,” later the subject of a two-year investigation by the FBI on the charge of obscenity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL20vPIXs-A Born on this day in 1898 soprano and actress Odette Florelle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H.... More »
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Review: ‘Vanessa’ Returns, With a Dreamier Side + MORE

The student performers of Mannes Opera revived the 1958 Pulitzer Prize-winning work, which still hasn’t secured the spot in the repertory it deserves..... More »

TT: See me, hear me (cont'd)

– www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight

On Sunday afternoon I’ll be in Winter Park, Florida, sharing a stage with the American composer Morten Lauridsen, about whom…

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Interview: Thea Musgrave

– www.ft.com

She made instrumentalists move around the concert hall; she created a six-minute homage to Bach. The composer talks about her distinguished 50-year career

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Lucier in Los Angeles

– www.sequenza21.com

Lucier in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014 several of the lesser-known works of composer Alvin Lucier were performed by the Southland Ensemble at Monk Space in the Koreatown district of central Los Angeles.
About 35 people attended with only a few empty seats in the compact venue that also doubles as a movie and video location…

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Free ticket for Handel in Birmingham

– intermezzo.typepad.com

 
Fancy a free *front row* seat for Handel’s Theodora at Birmingham Town Hall on 6 February (with Sarah Connolly,  Rosemary Joshua and the English Concert)?
 
A reader is unable to use her ticket, so she would be happy to post it to anyone who can.
 
One proviso – the ticket was bought with a 60+ discount…

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CD Spotlight. Fascinating Work

– www.mvdaily.com

Grieg and Finnissy for piano quintet, heard by Robert Anderson. ‘… the whole disc is an unexpected serendipity.’

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Clarity and Resilience in Joshua Bell’s Beethoven

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Joshua Bell (violin/director), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 19.1.2014 (MC) J.S. Bach (arr. Julian Milone): Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 (arranged for solo violin & string orchestra) Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major It was […]

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The wonderful thing about ‘Brahms and Beyond,’ introduced by pianist Emanuel Ax and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter on Thursday night at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, was the way it simultaneously took a nostalgic look back and offered a tantalizing hint of things to come. The first of two recitals conceived by Ax and presented by Cal Performances, the series is designed to showcase the music of Brahms while drawing connections to the composers of our time.

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FOR RELEASE: January 22, 2014 Contact: Katherine E. Johnson   ALAN GILBERT AND THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC 2014–15 SEASON   SEASON OPENING: Alan Gilbert To Conduct   U.S. Premiere–Philharmonic Co-Commission of UNSUK CHIN’s Clarinet Concerto, with KARI KRIIKKU, and MAHLER’s Symphony No…

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Dance of Life CD launch

– www.planethugill.com

Dance of Life CD launchSoprano Patricia Rozario recording Roxanna Panufnik’s Dance of Life Tallinn MassIn what was to be the first event in an Estonian themed day, (see my review of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir’s concert), I attended the launch of Roxanna Panufnik’s Dance of Life Tallinn Mass on Warner Classics yesterday (22 January 2014)…

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La Scala will stream Abbado tribute and Milan will plant 90,000 treesTeatro alla Scala
In honour of Claudio Abbado, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala will stream a live event for the first time, an event which has a particular importance for the theatre, and a symbolic one for the music world. On Monday 27 January, at 6 pm, the funeral march (Adagio assai) from Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony, the Eroica, will be performed to an empty theatre with open doors, in recognition of the greatness of Abbado, its Music Director between 1968 and 1986…

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Philharmonia/Nelsons, Royal Festival Hall - music reviewBrahms is not big box-office, yet his music attracts many of the greatest conductors, including Claudio Abbado, who died earlier this week. It’s too early to say whether the Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons will earn a place alongside Abbado but, judging by last night’s performance, Brahms engages every sinew of his body.

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Lucier in Los Angeles

– www.sequenza21.com

Lucier in Los AngelesOn Tuesday, January 21, 2014 several of the lesser-known works of composer Alvin Lucier were performed by the Southland Ensemble at Monk Space in the Koreatown district of central Los Angeles.
About 35 people attended with only a few empty seats in the compact venue that also doubles as a movie and video location…

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Music director turns to stand-up comedy. Sit-down, actually.Peter Oundjian, music director of the Toronto Symphony, is a cousin of Monty Python star Eric Idle. Faced with a season launch, he tapped deep into family DNA in a set-up with two comedians. So how many stars do we give him? As of this moment, the video has managed fewer than 400 views. Come on, […]

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