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With Bejun Mehta in the Lead, Rodelinda Might be Retitled ‘Bertarido’ + MORE

Handel, Rodelinda: Orchestra of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.3.2017. (JMI) Casts: Rodelinda – Lucy Crowe/ Sabina Puértolas Bertarido – Bejun Mehta/Xavier Sábata Grimoaldo – Jeremy Ovenden/Juan Sancho Eduige – Sonia Prina/Lidia Vinyes-Curtis Unulf.... More »
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Pianist’s 365 reasons to be cheerful + MORE

PIANIST Galliano Sommavilla’s latest creative feat was born of an attempt to lift himself out of the doldrums..... More »
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The bassoonist's view of the orchestra + MORE

The Minnesota Orchestra's Norbert Nielubowski shares an up-close-and-personal look at the bassoon to help us better understand what some may consider an orchestral oddball. For starters, it's not an oboe..... More »
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Review: Michael Tilson Thomas showed how to throw party at San Francisco Symphony's opening gala + MORE

Thursday’s event offered high fashion, high spirits and lots of Champagne. Show tunes figured prominently. So did guest artists, and one dazzling, showstopping surprise: Stephanie Blythe, who’s singing the role of Mrs. Lovett in “Sweeney Todd” at San Francisco Opera, joined t.... More »
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From study with Janacek in Brno to Terezin: a survey of Pavel Haas' songs + MORE

Pavel Haas songs; Anita Watson, Anna Starushkevych, Nicky Spence, James Platt, Navarra Quartet, Lada Valesova; Resonus Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Apr 30 2017 Star rating: 4.0A valuable survey of the Czech composer's still relatively unknown song cyclesThe composer Pavel Haas remains.... More »

Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas Eve

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Opera donor leaps to his death on Christmas EveRobert Wilson, a hedge-fund mogul who used to be chairman of New York City Opera, jumped to his death from his 16th floor apartment in Central Park West. Wilson, 87, had suffered a stroke six months ago. Detroit born and divorced for the past 35 years, he had given much of his fortune to charities, […]

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Others who made the top 10: Jeremy Denk, San Francisco Symphony and even Keith Jarrett.

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Robert W. Wilson, 1927–2013Robert W. Wilson, the American hedge fund manager and former chairman of New York City Opera, has died, an apparent suicide. Bloomberg reports that the philanthropist died December 23 after leaping from his 16th-floor residence at the San Remo apartment building on Manhattan’s Central Park West. He was 87.

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Placido Domingo and Frederica von Stade are among the special guests at a San Francisco Symphony concert

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Afro-French Composer Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Born Dec. 25, 1745, Featured at 'Colour of Music' in Charleston 268 Years After BirthMaestro Marlon Daniel, of Ensemble du Monde, was Director of Orchestral Music at Colour of Music Festival in Charleston in 2013           The life, fencing and music of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799)are presented at AfriClassical.com. On Dec. 25, 1745, a slave on a Caribbean plantation gave birth to a boy whose father was a French nobleman who owned the plantation…

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Bombs in Egypt, opera recital postponed

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Bombs in Egypt, opera recital postponedFollowing yesterday’s murderous bombing in Mansoura – 16 dead, 134 injured – the Cairo Opera House has pushed back its Christmas concert with Gala El Hadidi to next Sunday.

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Music Review: ‘Messiah’ by the Oratorio Society at Carnegie HallKen Tritle led the Oratorio Society in Handel’s “Messiah” for a capacity crowd at Carnegie Hall.    

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Merry Christmas from Entartete Musik

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Merry Christmas from Entartete MusikThis is to wish all readers of Entartete Musik a very happy Christmas and a fruitful 2014. It has been great to share a number of stories over the past year. Among your favourites were reports of new operas at the Royal Opera House, the announcement of the LPO’s premiere of Górecki’s Fourth Symphony in 2014, Tammam Azzam’s sadly imaginary Klimt in Syria, thoughts on the German TV programme Unserer Mütter, unsere Väter (coming to the BBC this Winter), the 100th anniversary of the Skandalkonzert, sad news of Sir Colin Davis’s death, a review of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby adaptation, my response to Thielemann’s Ring, astonishment at the Russian cultural minister’s pronouncement that Tchaikovsky was not gay and news that Britten was to adorn the 50p piece…

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Music Review: The Met Orchestra Performs Mahler at Carnegie HallPeter Mattei, backed by the Met Orchestra, brought his baritone to Mahler’s work at Carnegie Hall.    

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