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The lonely lady + MORE

Born on this day in 1954 American actress and singer Pia Zadora. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuE8XlYCFPQ Happy 85th birthday soprano Roberta Peters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46WdcaQAGu4 Happy 84th birthday conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_kEWCik9sA .... More »

Eric Conway: Philadelphia Tribune Article on Morgan State University Choir's Performance with the Philly Orchestra + MORE

Eric Conway writes:Hello everyone,If you follow the Morgan State University Choir, you certainly know that we have a big week ahead of us.   We have been asked to sing with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra on this coming weekend November 13-15, 2015 at the Verizon Hall of Kimmel Center f.... More »

Listening Listfully 2015 - Ars Gratia Artis + MORE

[This is the first, in posting order, of two Favorite Musickes of the Year posts. There is some duplication the introductory paragraphs.] In 2014, the end of December pulled a fast one on those, this blogger included, who produce "year-end" lists of the best, or of their preferred, recorded mus.... More »

Cheryl North: Bay Area musicians go on busman's holidays + MORE

Members of Oakland East Bay Symphony host a classical coffee klatch.... More »

New Classical Tracks: After a Dream + MORE

It's fitting an ensemble that took its name from a character in Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' released a debut album that references the play. 'After a Dream' is the name of Lysander Piano Trio's first album, and it's on New Classical Tracks. What's more, you can enter for a chance to wi.... More »

Briefly Noted: Organ Music by Aho

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K. Aho, Works for and with Organ, J. Lehtola et al.
(released on July 8, 2014)
BIS-1966 | 62’08"

K. Aho, Alles Vergängliche (organ symphony), J. Lehtola
(released on September 18, 2012)
BIS-1946 | 69’01"

K. Aho, Symphony No. 8 (with organ), H.-O. Ericsson, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, O. Vänskä
(released on September 27, 1994)
BIS-CD-646 | 60’36"Most of the music of Kalevi Aho to have reached

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Music and memories at RVW's family home

– www.planethugill.com

Music and memories at RVW's family homeLeith Hill Place from the South(c) National Trust Images / Andrew ButlerOn Sunday we spent a happy hour or two at Leith Hill Place near Dorking. Situated on Leith Hall, with fabulous views over the Downs, the house is on the Leith Hill estate and has been owned by the National Trust since the 1940’s when the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams gave it to the National Trust…

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Almost Back To Normal

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Almost Back To Normal

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as having main power almost within reach after operating on auxiliary power for several days and to that end, I’m still occupied with getting everything shipshape so there’s only a quick pointer to an article in the 6/29/2014 edition of the Green Bay Press Gazette by Paul Srubas that reports the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra’s (GBSO) board and executive leadership have made it quite clear that they are resolved to shut the organization down after next season…

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In music, “ground” is a term that refers to an underlying bass pattern over which a melody is laid. Minneapolis resident Brad Peterson has added a new layer of meaning to that term, composing a “Lawn Mower Opus in G” over the drone of a…yep, you got it.

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Salonen Mahler 8 – not a Symphony of a Thousand

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Salonen Mahler 8  - not a Symphony of a ThousandMahler’s Symphony no 8 was given its title “The Symphony of a Thousand” by a promoter who wanted to attract the kind of crowd who like blockbusters, but don’t necessarily care much about music. Judging from the delirious applause at last night’s Royal Festival Hall concert, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, that kind of audience is all too common these days, too…

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ArtsBeat: Distracted Diva: The Second Screen Goes to the OperaA performance of “Carmen” this month will include titles projected to the audience via cellphone and other connected devices.

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Fairy-tale Magic of the Vocal Sort in Frankfurt

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Dvorak: Rusalka, Soloists, Opera Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurt Opera and Museum Orchestra, Johannes Debus (conductor), Opera Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, 28.06.14 (RP)  Cast: Rusalka:  Karen Vuong The Prince: Zoltán Nyári The Foreign Princess: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner Water Gnome: Mischa Schelomianski Jezibaba, the Witch:  Katharina Magiera First Wood Sprite: Nora Friedrichs Second Wood Sprite: Elizabeth Reiter Third […]

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The English National Opera is facing a 29% cut to its funding as part of an arts funding shake-up.

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The English National Opera has its funding cut by 29%, Arts Council England reveals, as it announces its annual distribution of money for arts organisations.

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The Vienna Philharmonic Recalls World War I in SarajevoThe Vienna Philharmonic chose its material carefully for a concert held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that remembered World War I.

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With Rumpled Intensity, Skelton Soars as Grimes

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Britten, Peter Grimes: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 26.6.2014 (HS) Director and production designer: James Darrah Cast: Peter Grimes: Stuart Skelton Ellen Orford: Elza van den Heever Captain Balstrode: Alan Opie Auntie: Ann Murray Mrs…

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Antonio Pappano conducts a super production of Strauss’s multi-layered masterpiece, says John Allison

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Knussen Aldeburgh – Carter, Webern – and Mendelssohn ?

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Knussen Aldeburgh - Carter, Webern - and Mendelssohn ?Mendelssohn Symphony No 1, with Elliott Carter’s Instances for chamber orchestra (2012), written shortly before his death aged 103. Trust Oliver Knussen to come up with a programme that blends Mendelssohn, Dallapiccola, Carter, Webern and Ligeti, conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh, part of this year’s Aldeburgh Music Festival…

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