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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 »

Sunwook Kim review a young pianist to watch out for + MORE

Stationers' Hall, LondonThe Korean musician's solo recital confirmed a maturity beyond his yearsWhen the 18-year-old Korean pianist Sunwook Kim won the Leeds International Piano competition in 2006, joining the likes of Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu and Artur Pizarro, he became the youngest ever player .... More »

In support of the Malala Fund + MORE

Malala YousafzaiMalala Yousafzai is a Pakistani teenager who came to world prominence when she was shot by a Taliban gunman on her school bus in 2012. She has become a campaigner for education for girls in her country and was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Composer James McCarthy i.... More »

Critic's Notebook: At Salzburg Festival, Musicians Tap Their Inner Mozarts and Schuberts + MORE

A stretched-out Schubert piece has been among the performances during this Austrian event’s full calendar..... More »

Frank Peter Zimmermann's 1711 Strad in Limbo + MORE

By Laurie Niles: Violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann is scheduled to play the Sibelius later this week with the New York Philharmonic, but it's looking unsure whether he'll do so with the Strad that he has played for the past 12 years. Photo by Klaus Rudulph Under a 2002 contract, Frank Peter Zimmer.... More »
As his opera Usher House premieres for the Welsh National Opera, Gordon Getty talks to Rupert Christiansen about his famous family and his musical passions

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Kevin Puts, whose contract extends for three seasons, will begin planning for the next Composer Institute, which will be held in January 2015.

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Critic’s Notebook: Bronfman Braces for the Five Piano ConcertosYefim Bronfman, who will play all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos with the New York Philharmonic, explains how he approaches the work, starting with the Fourth Concerto.

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Skylark Opera opens new season with 'Candide'

– minnesota.publicradio.org

The Leonard Bernstein classic opens a new season of Skylark Opera in St. Paul this weekend. Members of Skylark Opera's 'Candide' cast visited Classical MPR to chat with John Birge and to sing a song of youthful enlightenment – and prenuptial disagreement.

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Richard Strauss Remembered – BBC classic

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Richard Strauss Remembered - BBC classic“Our future lies in art, especially in music. In times when spiritual goods are rarer than material ones, and egotism, envy and hatred govern the world, music will do much to re-establish love among mankind” – Richard Strauss. born 150 years ago today.How the world has changed since Richard Strauss was born !  Through his music we might come to know the man he was and how he coped with the horrors of what happened around him, for better or worse…

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Among the living and dead men, there’s a single woman whose work will be featured at Ojai next year (2015, that is): The 69th Festival programming will feature works by John Luther Adams, Béla Bartók, Pierre Boulez, Edgard Varèse, and Iannis Xenakis, as well as by emerging composers, including Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Roland Auzet, and Lei Liang…

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Classical music is not good at doing paradigm shifts Back in 2006 I ran a post about the Vienna Symphonic Library, a computer program that uses technology to replicate the sound of an orchestra. My post’s headline quoted the creator of the program Herb Tucmandl, a former cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, as saying “I don’t think orchestras are threatened”…

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Adventures in Franco-Russian musical pictures

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Adventures in Franco-Russian musical picturesThis is an edited version of the talk I gave at the Wigmore Hall last Saturday, introducing a programme that consisted of the Debussy Violin Sonata and both of Prokofiev’s, plus Pärt’s Fratres, gloriously played by Alina Ibragimova and Steven Osborne. Enjoy…Did anyone see Benvenuto Cellini the other night at ENO? Well, I hope that by the time we’ve finished here, you might want to – because this is going to have quite a lot to do with Berlioz…

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News from down under

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News from down under“Kiwi opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes is reportedly involved in a sex tape scandal involving an unknown woman. The partner of Australian TV actress Lisa McCune was apparently filmed engaging in sexual acts with a brunette woman.” [International Business Times]

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Let’s Get American About Our Music

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New music proponents are uniquely qualified to stop worrying about the Major Symphony Orchestra in favor of much more productive—and yes, more American—channels.

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Omaha.com: 'Omaha Symphony music director Wilkins named principal conductor for Hollywood Bowl Orchestra'Thomas WilkinsOmaha.comWednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am By Casey Logan, World-Herald staff writer Thomas Wilkins, the Omaha Symphony’s music director since 2005, has been named principal conductor for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in Los Angeles…

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Harlem Chamber Players present 'Wind Serenades' of Hummel, Pleyel & Beethoven, Sat. June 21, 2014 at 5 PM, Sakura Park, All Day Make Music N.Y. FestivalSakura Park122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont AvenueNew York, NY 10027 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 5 PM as part of the All Day Make Music New York FestivalFeaturingTali Makell, conductor; Hassan Anderson, oboe; Sarah Scruby, oboe; Carl Jackson, clarinet; Liz Player, clarinet; Eric Davis, French horn;   Deryck Clarke, French horn; Amy Fraser, bassoon; Gili Sharett, bassoon;  Steve Moran, double bassProgramHummel Partita in E-flat MajorPleyel Partita in B-flat MajorBeethoven Octet in E-flat, Op…

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The madness of Clive: Gestalt Opera at Peckham AsylumA Sign in Space with Felicity Turner – Photo Andreas Grieger Clive and other stories: Gestalt Arts: Peckham Asylum Reviewed by Hilary Gloveron Jun 09 2014 Star rating: 4.0Three short new operas by adventurous new opera companyGestalt Arts was founded two years ago as a brave new opera company by Artistic Director Ruth Mariner and Toby Young when they produced ‘The daisy chain’ for the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub and Tête a Tête Opera Festival…

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