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Perchance to Stream: May Day Edition + MORE

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days. Listen to a performa.... More »
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World's first gay movie ? Anders als die Anderen + MORE

The world's first gay movie? Anders als die Andern, made in 1919, has been restored, though some  scenes are still lost, a testament to the vicissitudes of an era when homosexuality was an unspeakable crime. In Anders als die Anderen,  Paul Körner, a virtuoso violinist, has a successful c.... More »
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“It’s a return!” + MORE

“Patricia Racette will add a new role to her Met repertory as the title character in all performances of Strauss’s Salome this season, replacing the originally announced Catherine Naglestad…” says the Met press office..... More »
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A symphony a day keeps the doctor away + MORE

That photo was taken a few weeks ago when I was hiking on the French national footpath network near Malaucène. In the distance is Mont Ventoux with cloud around its summit, and during the walk I alternated basking in the silence of nature with listening to Albéric Magnard's Fourth Symphony on my i.... More »
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The Stone, an Influential Music Space, to Move to the New School + MORE

The venue, a home for experimental music, will move from the East Village, where it was founded by the composer John Zorn in 2005..... More »
Pianist Juho Pohjonen dazzled Tuesday in Atherton, as the Music@Menlo chamber festival offered one of its fascinating back-story programs. Titled ‘Beethoven’s Friends,’ it surrounded a Beethoven quintet with works by two of the titan’s long overlooked chums, Anton Reicha (a friend from school days in Bonn) and Johann Nepomuk Hummel…

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Remodeling

– www.artsjournal.com/pianomorphosis

RemodelingIn the cadenzas Beethoven wrote for his C-Major Piano Concerto, opus 15, higher high-notes are utilized than those in the concerto itself. The cadenzas were written down around 1809, more than a decade after the concerto.
When you add on a new room to your house you may use the same materials as the original construction, but whether using the same materials or not, you’re likely to utilize current technology in doing the construction…

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Rameau Motets Prom William Christie Les Arts Florissants

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Best of the season so far! William Christie and Les Arts Florissants  performed Rameau Grand Motets at late night Prom 17. Perfection, as one would expect from arguably the finest Rameau interpreters in the business, and that’s saying a lot, given the exceptionally high quality of French baroque performance in the last 40 years…

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Watch the Google Glass opera company take its Turandot to the beachThis is the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari that has been making all the headlines about using Google Glass in a one-off Turandot in Sardinia. We’ve never seen them on stage, but they look pretty fit – and sound pretty good – on the beach.
 

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VERBIER Switzerland (Reuters) – French-American conductor Marc Minkowski loves music and his second passion is horses, so he is combining the two at a concert that will open the annual Mozart Week festival in Salzburg next year.

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Britten Sinfonia Academy Aldeburgh Residency

– brittensinfonia.blogspot.com

Britten Sinfonia Academy Aldeburgh ResidencyBritten Sinfonia Academy have just returned from Snape Maltings where they joined Aldeburgh Young Musicians for an intensive week-long chamber orchestra course themed ‘Britten Inspired’.The young musicians explored existing repertoire and also developed new material created by young AYM composers for full ensembles and smaller chamber groups…

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Tall in the saddle

– parterre.com

Tall in the saddleI put together a video just for a bit of fun today, looking at the standard “warhorse” operas that opera companies tend to throw at us year after year, and offering some alternative works that could be offered in their place.

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The proposal comes as time is running out before a potential lockout of the opera’s workers.

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Grimeborn 2014

– www.planethugill.com

Grimeborn 2014The Grimeborn Festival returns on 4 August 2014 with the eighth festival at Arcola Theatre in Dalston celebrating small scale opera with large ambitions. Running until 7 September, this year’s festival includes 10 productions varying from Massenet, Handel and Monteverdi to new opera, plus 20th century classics from Menotti and Maxwell Davies…

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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – China's oldest and biggest

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra - China's oldest and biggestThe BBC Proms always feature orchestras from outside the UK. We’ve heard the Berliner Philharmoniker, he Wiener Philharmoniker, SWR  Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Concerto Copenhagen and many, many more. This year the focus is on orchestras from outside Europe.  The China Philharmonic Orchestra featured in the Second Night of the Proms…

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A boldly colourful first visit to the Proms from a Turkish orchestra, and late-night Rameau with William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

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Mostly Mozart Festival’s Impressive Opening Concert

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Mostly Mozart Festival (1), Richard Goode (Piano), Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Louis Langrée, (Conductor),  Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 29.7.2014 (SSM) Overture To Don Giovanni, K.527 (1787) Piano Concerto No. 23 In A Major, K.488 (1786) Symphony No. 41 In C Major, K.551 (“Jupiter”) (1788)   Inching its way towards the half century […]

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John Malveaux: “Politics of Music-Part 3”

– africlassical.blogspot.com

John Malveaux: “Politics of Music-Part 3”John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com submits:“Politics of Music-Part 3”John MalveauxJuly 30, 2014The “Bicentennial Symphony” was not considered for performance during the proposed USOC fundraising concert and good will gesture to Soviet Union Olympic Team in 1980…

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