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Hafez Modirzadeh: Crossing The Bridge + MORE

There’s a transformation happening in improvised music involving the embrace of a greater intervallic palette. Bay Area-based composer, saxophonist, and musical theorist Hafez Modirzadeh has been one of the key architects of this sonic expansion..... More »
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Rolling Out Updated Links On The Orchestra Financial Reports Page + MORE

One of Adaptistration’s most popular resources is the Orchestra Financial Reports page where you can find direct links to an orchestra’s IRS 990 filings at GuideStar.org. Recently GuideStar began rolling out a series of updates to how their database works and the frontend user expe.... More »
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Pierre Audi on His ‘Guillaume Tell’ + MORE

An excerpt from Rossini's opera — with commentary from Mr. Audi, who directed this new production for the Metropolitan Opera..... More »
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Handel with care and in style + MORE

THE Australian Brandenburg Orchestra are stylish in their music-making in an all-Handel concert..... More »
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Anna Prohaska Sheds Light on a Soldier’s Life + MORE

          Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (13) – Behind the Lines 1914-2014: Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano), Queen’s Hall, 18.08.2014 (SRT) This was an expertly curated, intelligently programmed recital, which fits in perfectly with the 2014 Festiv.... More »

Miss Saigon Retains its Emotional Grip

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Boublil and Schönberg, Miss Saigon: Companyand Orchestra conducted by Alfonso Casado Trigo. Prince Edward Theatre, London 22.5.2014. (JPr)   Cast Jon Jon Briones: The Engineer Eva Noblezada: Kim Alistair Brammer: Chris Hugh Maynard: John Tamsin Carroll: Ellen Kwang-Ho Hong: Thuy Rachelle Ann Go: Gigi…

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John Malveaux: 'I voted for George Walker in the category of Arts & Letters. Please note that a valid ballot requires voting in all [5] categories'George Walker (b. 1922) has a website at http://georgetwalker.com/and is featured at AfriClassical.comOn May 23, 2014 AfriClassical posted:NJ.com: Composer George Walker is Nominee for New Jersey Hall of Fame Class of 2014 – Vote Online Until June 20John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:I voted for George Walker in the category of Arts & Letters…

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Words from the women…

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

I have a little guest spot in the Observer today, re the conundrum facing young female soloists in the classical music world re sounding good versus looking good… It’s connected to Susannah Clapp’s larger article, here.Meanwhile Fiona Maddocks has written such a brilliant take on Glyndebourne’s Der Rosenkavalier that I think we should campaign for her to receive a DBE for services to opera, wit and good sense…

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It ain’t over until the fat lady sings…We all know how the old saying goes, especially the opera critics. I should look up its origins, but the internet on this tour is shaky and patchy enough for me to not bother trying. In any case, on this five-concert tour it’s irrelevant; there are no singers of any body configuration to herald the final curtain…

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

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Review – What An Ochs

– lietofinelondon.wordpress.com

Review – Der Rosenkavalier (Symphony Hall, Birmingham. Saturday 24 May, 2014)
Marschallin – Soile Isokoski
Octavian – Alice Coote
Baron Ochs – Franz Hawlata
Herr Faninal – Mark Stone
Sophie – Sophie Bevan
Valzacchi – Bonaventura Bottone
Annina – Pamela Helen Stephen
Major Domo/Landlord – Ted Schmidt
Marchande de Modes/Marianne Leitmetzerin – Elaine McKrill
Italian Tenor – Ji-Min Park
A Notary/Commissar – Eddie Wade
Vendor of Animals – Paul Curievici
Footmen/Servants – Nicholas Ashby, Paul Curievici, Edward Harrison, Joseph Kennedy
CBSO Chorus
CBSO Youth Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons (Conductor)
It’s been a Rosenkavalier-Fest for many reasons recently…

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Sir Peter Maxwell Davis: Film Music (and other things) from NaxosThe first piece of music by Peter Maxwell Davies that I heard was the iconic masterpiece Eight Songs of a Mad King premiered in April 1969. This ‘monodrama’ had been released on LP in 1971 and I heard it around about the same time as I was coming to terms with Elgar and Vaughan Williams. The contrast could not be greater…

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This production of Schoenberg’s opera Moses und Aron is an austere but enthralling masterpiece, says Rupert Christiansen

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Moses und Aron review  unmissable, rare Schoenberg operaMillennium Centre, CardiffA wonderfully contained Moses, suave Aron, and score delivered with clarity and sincerity only the updated staging did this unfinished masterpiece less than full justiceSchoenberg’s only full-length stage work stands alongside Berg’s Lulu, Puccini’s Turandot and Busoni’s Doktor Faust as one of the great unfinished operatic projects of the 20th century…

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In Brief: Memorial Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.

Watch a concert of improvisations by pianist Gabriela Montero, recorded at the Montreal International Musical

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Ives’s Tendency Toward Misquotation Exaggerated

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

I’ve mentioned before that Howard Boatwright, who edited the 1962 edition of Ives’s Essays Before a Sonata, missed or misidentified the sources of many of Ives’s quotations. In consequence he mentions that Ives gets a lot of his quotations wrong, or carelessly paraphrases them, but it’s not as true as Boatwright thought – he just […]

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Richard Wagner Supports Constantin Frantz's Denunciation of Prussian Militarism and Pan-GermanismWahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn!Wohin ich forschend blick’in Stadt- und Weltchronik,den Grund mir aufzufinden,warum gar bis aufs Blutdie Leut’ sich quälen und schindenin unnütz toller Wut! Madness! Madness! Everywhere madness!Wherever my searching eye does gaze,In chronicles of cities and the world,The grounds thereof to find,Why, to the point of drawing blood,People torment and mistreat each otherIn senseless frenzied rage!Hans Sachs’ Monologue from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg In 1869, Richard Wagner dedicated the second edition of his Oper und Drama to the Young Hegelian thinker, Constantin Frantz (1817–1891)…

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A singer’s life: the harsh reality

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

A singer’s life: the harsh reality
This is Olga Peretyatko, a rising Russian soprano who is touring Germany as Adina in Donizeeit’s L’elisir d’amore. Olga writes:
DEAR ALL!
Yesterday was a really great evening with Teatro Regio di Torino here in Wiesbaden. But only a few of you know, what a week I have had. My adorable grandmother died exactly on my birthday, I was and am still sick, with laryngitis and a common cold…

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