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Classical Music News - Raymond Daveluy (1926-2016) + MORE

Canadian composer and organist Raymond Daveluy died in September 2016.... More »
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Watch: Placido Domingo Christmas Performance + MORE

The tenor performs "White Christmas" with his son Placido Domingo Jr. in Times Square..... More »
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A Top-Class Mozart Prom from the Budapest Festival Orchestra + MORE

Prom 54: Mozart. Ákos Ács (basset clarinet); Zsolt Fejérvári (double bass); Lucy Crowe (soprano); Barbara Kozelj (mezzo-soprano); Jeremy Oven (tenor); Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass); Collegium Vocale Gent; Budapest Festival Orchestra/Iván Fischer (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London. 26.8.20.... More »
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5 Questions to Yair Klartag (composer) + MORE

Yair Klartag is one of four composers commissioned by MATA, this year. His piece There’s no lack of void will be premiered on.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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Just in: Longest serving orchestral pianist kicks away the stool + MORE

Mary Sauer, principal piano of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 57 years, is playing her last concert tonight. Mary became Chicago’s first full-time orchestral keyboardist when Fritz Reiner picked her in 1959. She has served with great distinction on piano, celesta, organ and harpsichord ev.... More »
(This post is part of a series looking at recent releases by Sheffield’s another timbre label. See here for the introduction.) Laurence Crane | Chamber Works 1992–2009 | Apartment House | another timbre (at74x2) For newcomers to the world of experimental music – hovering happily between composition and improvisation, determinism and experiment – to which another timbre dedicates itself, this is … Continue reading →

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Back at the Castleton Festival on Sunday afternoon, the performance of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly was very strong, with a combination of a no-expense-spared approach to set design (Erhard Rom) and costumes (Lauren Gaston and Jonathan Knipsher), plus a cast of singers well suited vocally for their roles…

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A Golden Evening for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Rooster

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Rimsky-Korsakov, Le Coq d’Or (The Golden Cockerel): Dancers, Singers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Moscow State Music Theatre for Young Audience named after Natalia Sats / Alevtina Ioffe. (conductor),  London Coliseum, London, 8.7.2014. (JPr). Cast King Dodon: Alexander Tslinko/ Oleg Fomin Prince Gvidon: Sergey Petrishchev/Ektarina Blashchik Prince Afron: Denis Boldov/Ektarina Zaitseva General Polkan: Nikolay Petrenko/Dmitry […]

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John McLaughlin Williams conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra Sunday, July 13, 2014, 3:30 PM in Copland, Ellington, Benjamin & MoncayoJohn McLaughlin WilliamsDuke Ellington (1899-1974) is featured at AfriClassical.comJohn McLaughlin Williams writes:Hi Bill,Thought you might be interested in this. My next concert is local.http://www.concertofcolors.com/all-event-list/detroit-symphony-orchestra-with-thornetta-davis-and-special-guest-conductor-john-mclaughlin-williams/Best, JMW– http://www…

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Wagner Festival – Norfolk

– www.the-wagnerian.com

Wagner Festival - NorfolkEpic Operas Come To Norfolk as Dynamic Company Makes Theatre Royal Debut THEATER FREIBURGThe scale, dynamic vision and sheer grandeur of two of Wagner’s epic works are set to provide a summer treat in rural Norfolk as one of Europe’s most highly-regarded opera companies leave their German base for some major UK dates…

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The Golden Cockerel review  charming and colourful Diaghilev revivalColiseum, LondonThis centenary performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera will appeal to traditional opera audiences and to children with a taste for pantomimeIt seems extraordinary to modern audiences that Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera, The Golden Cockerel, so offended Nicholas II’s censors that it was never performed in the composer’s lifetime…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 38: Ilya Kaler, Nathan Cole in concert (plus, Midori is expecting!)By Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Ilya Kaler performed the Brahms with the Bowdoin International Music Festival OrchestraPortland Press Herald: “…it was more satisfying, musically and emotionally, than some more ‘modern’ interpretations and well deserved its rousing standing ovation, with cries of ‘bravissimo!'”

Nathan Cole performed the Grieg Sonata with pianist John NovacekTheater Jones: “Cole accentuated (the “Jack Benny” Strad’s) dark rich sound by keeping much of his playing on the lower strings when possible…

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Zofia Posmysz’s Personal Pain Is Behind ‘The Passenger’The woman behind the opera “The Passenger” visits New York, still eager to tell her wartime story.

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from July 8 to 15 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Ramach, General Director of the Minnesota Opera. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: music by Veracini, played by Jacques Ogg, Jaap ter Linden, and Wilbert Hazelzet. Friday,…

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Moscow State Music Theatre’s production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s piece is a colourful and innocent slice of family entertainment

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Mr. Ficklin humbly acknowledges that his analysis is “unscientific,” so allow me to correct his impression that music publishers have been fickle in their support [of composers and contemporary opera]. Their presence has been continuing and ardent.

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Arrau’s Cuban protégé has died, aged 90

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Arrau’s Cuban protégé has died, aged 90In 1945, German Diez received a letter from the great Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau, granting him a scholarship to study in the US for the next ten years. Aside from Arrau and his assistant Rafael de Silva, Diez also took lessons with Carl Friedberg and Eduard Steuermann.
He became a distinguished teacher in his own right at Greenwich House Music School, Bard College and SUNY Purchase…

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Joyce DiDonato’s Maria combines technical skill with fiery passion, says Rupert Christiansen

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