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Text sublimated : Pappano, Royal Opera House Orchestra + MORE

Ambition achieved ! Antonio Pappano brought the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House out of the pit and onto the stage, the centre of attention in their own right. Concert performances are nothing new at the Royal Opera House . Pappano's been doing them for years. In his capacity as Music Director at .... More »
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My Favorite Page: ‘It Demands Everything of You’: Alisa Weilerstein on Bach + MORE

Ms. Weilerstein, set to perform all six of Bach’s solo cello suites in a single concert on Saturday, chooses her favorite page of the score..... More »
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Glowing encore from Philadelphia Orchestra soloist + MORE

Violinist Veronika Eberle shows another side of her personality.... More »
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Mannerism Trumps Lyricism in a Disappointing Piano Recital + MORE

Berg, Schubert, Mozart, and Schumann: Mitsuko Uchida, (piano), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 18.2.2016 (BJ) Berg: Piano Sonata, Op. 1 Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899 Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511 Schumann: Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11 The last time I heard Mitsuk.... More »
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Northern Lights Shine Brightly from the BBC NOW under Andersson’s Baton + MORE

 Nystroem, Stenhammar, Rautavaara, Leifs, Sibelius: Christian Ilse Hadland* (piano), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, B Tommy Andersson (conductor), Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 15.12.2015. (PCG) Gösta Nystroem (1890-1966) – The Tempest (1934): Prelude Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927) – Piano Concer.... More »

Channeling a countermelody

– rogerbourland.com

Channeling a countermelodyMany of my faithful readers know that I channel dead composers from time to time. Well, not really, I pretend to and it makes for a good read.
But something eery happened recently that was very likely channeling something or someone. And I have a witness.
Conductor, Scott Dunn sat with me for several days going over the orchestration of my opera [on my computer using notation/playback software called Sibelius] with meticulous detail…

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ASO’s Interim CEO Will Not Be Involved With Negotiations

Following up on a question from earlier in the week on whether or not Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) interim CEO Terry Neal will be involved with negotiations, evidence has surfaced which confirms he will not be part of the bargaining process.
A 9/29/2014 letter from ASO board chair Karole Lloyd made it clear that Neal will only be focusing on the housekeeping roles associated with the CEO’s duties and responsibilities…

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Why Bernd Weikl Doesn't Want To Ban Wagner.Confused? All will become clear tomorrow when we publish a recent conversation with the great Mr Weikl, Let us just say that for one of the late 20th century’s most successful  Hans Sachs there is certainly Wahn, oh too much Wahn  but just not of the kind that we – and many others –  assumed back here…

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Abel Korzeniowski is unique among today's film and TV composers – for a number of reasons. With everything increasingly fast-paced and ever more composers delving into percussion and synths as a starting point, Korzeniowski begins with the strings.

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Philip Sawyers: Symphony No. 1 on Nimbus Alliance

– landofllostcontent.blogspot.com

Philip Sawyers: Symphony No. 1 on Nimbus AllianceI recently reviewed Philip Sawyer’s magisterial Second Symphony on Nimbus 6281. I was seriously impressed with this work and also the Cello Concerto and the Concertante. Sawyers is an important composer that has not shied away from the vital twelve-tone technique that held music in thrall through much of the twentieth century…

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Opera: Robert Carsen’s Falstaff looms large in the (second) Elizabethan eraShakespeare’s roguish knight, as interpreted by Verdi, fits 1950s England perfectly, says the director of the Canadian Opera Company’s season opener.

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Ustvolskaya: Violin Sonata; Trio; Duet CD review  Kopatchinskaja projects sharply and ferociouslyKopatchinskaja/Hinterhäuser/BieriECMThough she produced music for official, public consumption, Galina Ustvolskayas reputation as one of the most tantalising and original of the post-Shostakovich generation of Soviet composers rests on just 21 pieces, composed between 1946 and 1990, most of which, because of their modernist tendencies, were scarcely, if ever, performed in her homeland until the 1990s…

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Day of the Trifonovs…

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Day of the Trifonovs...Thank you, PIANIST MAGAZINE, for this rather to-the-point image! Attention BIRMINGHAM: he is doing the whole thing again tonight, in the Town Hall…(Update: PIANIST mag tells me this inspired bit of imagery arrived originally from our doughty friend Yehuda Shapiro.)

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Louis Spohr – Die letzten Dinge

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Louis Spohr - Die letzten Dinge Louis Spohr Die letzten Dinge; Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Ivor Bolton; Oehms Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 16 2014 Star rating: 4.0Rare outing for early Romantic oratorioThe German composer Louis Spohr (1784 – 1859) was a composer somewhat between eras. Two years older than Weber, his youth was the era of Classicism whilst his prime saw him the most important composer following the deaths of Beethoven and Weber…

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Top 5 cringe-tastic Bachelor moments

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WITH bach Blake pulling all interviews before tonight’s finale, we thought we’d revisit some of our favourite cringe-worthy, face-gnashing, just make it stop, Bachelor moments.

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Jennifer Pike

– www.classical-music.com

Next week (Thursday 9 October), Radio 3's In Tune will link up with CBBC's Blue Peter for 'BBC Philharmonic Presents… Ten Pieces'. As well as the orchestra's performance of some of the ten works that have been specially chosen by the BBC to introduce primary school children to classical music, the programme will feature British violinist Jennifer Pike…

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The Berlin Philharmonic and its chief conductor Simon Rattle will open the legendary Carnegie Hall's season Oct. 1. You can watch a live stream of the concert right here on Classical MPR's website on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. CDT.

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Readers recommend: songs featuring flutes, pipes or whistles  resultsFrom Debussy to Mbuti Pygmies, RR veteran magicman, aka Ralph Brown, gives a blow-by-blow account of song choices from last weeks topicPipes, flutes and whistles, often haunting, sometimes contemplative, may accompany dancing or weeping, are also undeniably phallic and perhaps the second-oldest instrument known to humans…

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