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"The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" - On its 20th anniversary, Sphinx presents a historic new work featuring the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club + MORE

The Sphinx Organization and the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club are pleased to announce a partnership in presenting a newly composed work titled "The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed" by composer Joel Thompson. This commission is made possible in part .... More »
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Event of the Year That I Will Be Missing + MORE

Matthias Goerne singing Winterreise in March, 2016, at the soon-to-open Taube Atrium Theater in the Wilsey Center for Opera, because at $125/seat, the price is more than I pay for my opera tickets.There are surely good reasons for the sky-high pricing, such as the tiny theater (they'll sell 897.... More »
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Daily Download: Michael Haydn - Serenade: V. Allegro molto + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Michael Haydn - Serenade: V. Allegro molto, performed by Members of Virtuosi Saxoniae..... More »
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A long long way to run + MORE

On this day in 490 BC, the Athenians and their Plataean allies defeated the first Persian invasion force of Greece at the Battle of Marathon.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B23l9PT5m9U Born on this day in 1872 composer Ralph Vaughan Williams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUHa2sjkqKI Born on.... More »
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Playlist. + MORE

Michael Daugherty - Tales of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon a Castle - Zuill Bailey, Paul Jacobs, Nashville Symphony/Giancarlo Guerrero (Naxos) Morton Subotnick - Music for the Double Life of Amphibians (Wergo)> Axolotl - Joel Krosnick; Ascent Into Air - CalArts Twentieth Century Players/.... More »

Six of the best: Last Nights of the Proms

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Since the BBC Proms started in 1895, every season has concluded with a celebration of the past few weeks of music making in the famous Last Night. Although the patriotism and flag-waving that we associate with the Last Night these days may be far from Henry Wood’s memories of the first final concert, the Prom has always been a musical extravaganza…

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There was a time when Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was considered to be a “festival piece,” reserved for important occasions, but nowadays, it’s done routinely by ensembles major and minor. Its “Ode to Joy” is the European Union anthem, Japan has canonized it, there are more recordings than…

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EastEnders actor John Bardon, who played Dot Branning’s husband Jim in the soap opera, has died aged 75. His real-life illness was reflected in the soap’s storylines.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms London

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The Cleveland Orchestra Welser-Möst Brahms Proms LondonThe Cleveland Orchestra, with Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, made a most welcome return to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall.  Are the Clevelanders the best orchestra in the United States today? Their two Proms certainly made the case. Superlative finesse and poise, generated by genuine musicality…

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English Music in Worthing

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English Music in WorthingAssembly Hall, WorthingThe Worthing Symphony Orchestra’s 2014/15 season with conductor John Gibbons starts on 14 September with a programme which includes music by Wagner, Delius and Debussy alongside Chausson’s Poem de l’amour et de la mer sung by Helena Dix. English music is to the fore with Doreen Carwithen’s Piano Concerto played by Anthony Hewitt (12/10), and Bliss’s Piano Concerto (9/11) played by Poom Pommachart and the concerts include also music by Ireland, Farrar, and Holst…

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The Week Ahead: The New York Philharmonic Begins a New SeasonFor the second year, the New York Philharmonic eases back into a new season with “The Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic.”

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This dangerous, exhilarating opera hits the bullseye

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Checking in with Burt Hara

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Back in town to play concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and with his former ensemble, the Minnesota Orchestra, clarinetist Burt Hara stops by Classical MPR to talk to Alison Young about life in L.A. and about his visit to the Twin Cities this weekend.

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Israeli settlers whip up anti-Klinghoffer Met demo

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Israeli settlers whip up anti-Klinghoffer Met demoAn alleged ‘coalition’ of Jewish groups are planning a demo near the Metropolitan Opera to protest against the Sept. 22 staging of John Adams’ opera The Death of Klinghoffer, which they consider to be anti-semitic.
The news is net-blasted by Arutz Sheva, propaganda outlet of West Bank settlers…

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Britannia won't be ruling the waves on the Last Night of the Proms in GlasgowHighland Cathedral to replace Rule, Britannia! as politicians urge Britons to view the event as a celebration of the unionWhen the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra stages its version of the Last Night of the Proms on Glasgow Green on Saturday, the programme will, as usual, tactfully eschew Rule, Britannia!, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem…

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Blind jealousy

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Blind jealousyWhich highly respected opera professional has been making a lot of childish scenes lately (even devising a fake identity on parterre.com!) in order to sow discord between two ex-clients?

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Mike Silverton[September 2014.]Weird Science?The Acoustic Revive RR-888 is Ken Ishiguro’s third iteration of a diminutive, stand-alone device that, from the start, made obvious contributions to the quality of recorded sound. No larger than a small box of chocolates, weighing next to nothing, my original RR-77 sat, as recommended, well above and away from the audio rig where the RR-777 and RR-888 likewise sat and sit…

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proms

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Proms What a great Proms season! A packed two months of music making, the quality almost continuously high, and a good number of real standout performances. Of the concerts I attended, almost all were excellent: Iván Fischer’s Brahms, Runnicles’ Salome, the Seoul Philharmonic. The CBeebies Prom got a middling writeup from me, but my then three-year-old daughter loved it, and has talked about little else since…

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