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Glyndebourne presents: Maurice Ravel double bill + MORE

Last chance to see: Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole and L'Enfant et les sortilèges.... More »
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The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Play Their Hearts Out in a Demanding Programme + MORE

 Bach (arr. Elgar), Respighi, Elgar. National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, John Wilson (conductor), Barbican Hall, London. 4.1.2015 (LB) Bach (arranged Elgar) – Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Respighi. – Pines of Rome Elgar – Symphony No.1 in A-flat major Op.55 At a time when news of stri.... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo + MORE

A new self-titled album featuring works by Ola Gjeilo offers a portrait of the composer, pianist, and lover of choral music..... More »
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Jonathan Kramer’s Gift + MORE

Jonathan Kramer's Postmodern Music shows how our contemporary experience colors and reshapes our audition of everything, from Beethoven to new pieces he never could have encountered. And so his last book, published this month and more than a decade after his death, is not only still relevant; it’s.... More »
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Kamasi Washington, BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London — review + MORE

The saxophonist’s Prom was an otherworldly epic with echoes of Stravinsky, Sun Ra and Star Trek.... More »

Pereira finds a maestro defender

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Pereira finds a maestro defenderZubin Mehta has gone on Italian television to insist that his friend Alexander Pereira, incoming chief at a Scala, was not cooking the books when he sold money-losing Salzburg shows to Milan. Pereira’s appointment is coming under hostile scrutiny from the Mayor of Milan. Mehta also shares personal memories of Claudio Abbado…

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Hey composers!
Dan Graser, the soprano saxophonist of the award-winning Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet, asked me to help announce the group’s 2014 Composition Competition. This looks like a very exciting opportunity!
Here are the basic facts (taken from the group’s online posting):
Eligibility: All student composers enrolled in the United States as of Spring 2014…

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Scottish Ensemble review  strings surging like a North Sea galeArches, GlasgowShetland fiddler Chris Stout offered up some rough’n’ready Bach, while he and harpist Catriona McKay made salty work of a sea-inspired Sally Beamish piece"That was a wee bit of Bach for you, folks." The Shetland fiddler Chris Stout had just arrived at the end of Bach’s Double Concerto more or less in one piece…

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Arts | Westchester: At Peace With a Certain Level of RenownAnthony Newman, who was once enlisted to bring Bach to the counterculture masses, has been music director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Bedford since 1991.

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NEW! Cincinnati’s Vibrant 2014-2015 Season

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Cincinnati’s Vibrant 2014-2015 Season Earlier than many other arts organizations, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced its lineup for 2014-2015. Opening September 13 in an all-Beethoven concert led by CSO Music Director Louis Langrée that includes the Egmont Overture and the Symphony No…

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ColiseumOedipus – Roland WoodCreon – Peter HoareTiresias – Matthew BestJocasta – Susan BickleyStranger from Corinth, Haemon – Anthony GregoryShepherd – Paul SheehanMessenger, Theseus – Christopher AinslieAntigone – Julia SporsénPolynices – Jonathan McGovernEteocles – Matt CaseyPierre Audi (director)Tom Pye (set designs)Christof Hetzer (costumes)Jean Kalman (lighting)Lysander Ashton (video designs)Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: Dominic Peckham)Orchestra of the English National OperaEdward Gardner (conductor)There can be no doubting the ambition to this, Julian Anderson’s first opera, with a libretto ‘by Frank McGuinness after Sophocles’…

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Ensemble. Metaphysical Realm

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Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’ impresses Giuseppe Pennisi

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Chicago appoints two violas

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Chicago appoints two violas Wei-Ting Kuo of the Milwaukee Symphony (pictured) and Danny Lai of Colorado have won seats in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Announcement below.       CHICAGO—Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra announce the appointments of Wei-Ting Kuo and Danny Lai as the newest members of the viola section, effective May 19, 2014…

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ENO Thebans Julian Anderson scores for English opera

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ENO Thebans Julian Anderson scores for English operaThe English National Opera’s Julian Anderson Thebans at the Coliseum, London, absolutely justifies the ENO’s mission: opera, in English, and of national significance. Anderson is one of the most influential figures in modern British music. He’s always written with a distinctively “visual” personality, translating concrete images into abstract music (Read my article Julian Anderson – visual composer…

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La Fanciulla del West is probably no one’s favorite opera; although Puccini’s imaginative writing for the orchestra and harmonic adventurousness are often mentioned, the whole spaghetti western impression comes across are unforgivably kitsch for most opera goers. This is why the fact that director Christof Loy had not decided to rescue it from its innocence is what makes his staging particularly effective…

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Thebans review  Julian Anderson's dazzling new English National Opera adaptationColiseum, LondonJulian Anderson and librettist Frank McGuinness have brilliantly compressed Sophocles’s trilogy into a compelling and dramatic narrative that feels fresh and thrillingSophocless Oedipus trilogy is so revered as a foundational document of western civilisation that one forgets just how exciting the three plays are…

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In Brief: Queen of the May Edition

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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.

We just recommended Lalla Roukh by Félicien David, and now Véronique Gens heads up a performance of the same composer’s

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