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Pollini Speaks about Boulez + MORE

Beethoven, Complete Piano Sonatas, M. Pollini (DG, 2015) Boulez, Piano Sonata No. 2 (inter alia), M. Pollini (DG, 1976)Pierre Boulez turned 90 on Thursday. In his honor, Maurizio Pollini, who was last in this area in 2013, is playing Boulez's second piano sonata on a recital at the Philharmonie de.... More »
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On Being Named Composer of the Year by Musical America + MORE

We are not just the inheritors and interpreters of a tradition, we are also the definers of that tradition, and we have a responsibility to pass on an art form that is broader, more inclusive, and more socially engaged than the one we inherited..... More »
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The white shoes + MORE

Happy Labor/Labour Day US and Canadian Paterrians!  Born on this day in 1735 composer Johann Christian Bach. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1yUQJj7NbI Born on this day in 1791 composer Giacomo Meyerbeer. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9oQR-y1w9o Born on this day in 1831 dramatist Victorien Sardou. //www.yo.... More »
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Let the Speculation Begin. + MORE

Now that the 2014-15 season is over...San Francisco Opera will have its 100th anniversary in a few years; this is even mentioned in the summer, 2015 programs. Certainly the company is going to plan a very special season to celebrate; see, for example, the wonderful centennial season of San Francisco.... More »
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Einspring awakening + MORE

“In a last-minute substitution, American tenor Bryan Hymel will sing the role of Rodolfo in this evening’s performance of La Bohème, replacing Ramón Vargas, who is ill. Hymel, who made a successful Met role debut as Rodolfo earlier this season, agreed yesterday evening to fly to New York f.... More »

Go, Girl

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Go, GirlPuccini’s La fanciulla del West certainly went for gold on the first night of Richard Jones’s new production for English National Opera. There’s not much I can add to my Arts Desk review, or the BBC Radio 3 Music Matters chat with Tom Service and Alexandra Wilson, about Minnie’s return to the original Americanization of David Belasco’s The Girl of the Golden West…

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Tom Coult on composition

– brittensinfonia.blogspot.com

Tom Coult on compositionComposer Tom Coult is writing a new work for Britten Sinfonia, which will be premiered in March 2015 in London followed by performances in Norwich and Saffron Walden. Tom is on the rosta of composers individuals can support through the Musically Gifted campaign. In this blog Tom answers questions about himself and his music;How would you summarise yourself in one sentence?‘Tom writes music, lives in London, and is amazed at the difficulty of this opening question…

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EXPOSURE2014

– www.planethugill.com

EXPOSURE2014The vocal ensemble Exaudi, director James Weeks, is presenting Exposure2014 at the Bishopsgate Institute in London on 18 October 2014. The concert will showcase the work of contemporary composers many from a new generation of professional composers, at a pivotal moment in their careers. The concert is free and tickets are available in advance from Rob Johnson the group’s manager (manager@exaudi…

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The Fall 2014 Mixtape is Out!

– www.icareifyoulisten.com

I am very excited to announce that our Fall 2014 Mixtape is out! Once again, some excellent music was submitted. Remember to subscribe to our newsletter to receive a VIP download link days before the public release. The track listing is: 1. Nathan Parker Smith – Rhetoric Machine (3:29) 2. Now Hear Ensemble, Dan VanHassel […

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Ruxandra Donose at Rosenblatt Recitals

– www.planethugill.com

Ruxandra Donose at Rosenblatt RecitalsRoger Vignoles, Ruxandra Donose – photo Jonathan Rose Bizet, Offenbach, Massenet, Faure, Verdi, Saint-Saens, Enescu, Bretan, Rossini; Roxandra Donose, Roger Vignoles; Rosenblatt Recitals at the Wigmore Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Oct 06 2014 Star rating: 5.0Style and elegance in this recital of French and Romanian music from the Romanian mezzo-sopranoFollowing a change of artist for the opening of the Rosenblatt Recitals season, their second recital at the Wigmore Hall on 6 October 2014 was similarly affected and an ailing Carmen Giannattasio was replaced by the Romanian mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose accompanied by Roger Vignoles…

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‘BBC Music’ launches

– www.classical-music.com

At 8pm on 7 October, the BBC is broadcasting a unique musical event across every main BBC radio station and television channel (except Radio 3, alas, which was midway through a Brahms broadcast from St George’s, Bristol)…

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A flutist's-eye view of the orchestra

– minnesota.publicradio.org

When SPCO principal flutist Julia Bogorad-Kogan got her first flute at age nine, it was love at first breath. Although she asserts the flute is "the sunshine of the orchestra," Bogorad-Kogan cautions that it's not for wimps. Read more about the flute-player's perspective in the latest of our section's-eye view series.

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Rameau: Les Fêtes de lHymen et de lAmour review  a real feel for the sexiness of the musicSanton-Jeffrey/Vidal/Van Mechelen/Christoyannis/Le Concert Spirituel/Niquet(Glossa)Les Fêtes de lHymen et de lAmour was first performed at Versailles in March 1747 to celebrate the wedding of Louis the Dauphin to Maria Josepha of Saxony. It seems to have been commissioned at shortish notice, since the score as we have it expands and adapts a work in progress, Les Dieux dEgypte, originally intended by Rameau and his librettist Louis de Cahusac for the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris…

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John Malveaux: Singer Morris Robinson ignited Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Hollywood BowlConductor Juanjo Mena with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, bass-baritone Morris Robinson and the Los Angeles Master Chorale at the Hollywood Bowl. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)John Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Singer Morris Robinson ignited Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Hollywood Bowl…

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Girls! Gags! Tunes!

– parterre.com

Girls! Gags! Tunes!On this day in 1979, the revue Sugar Babies opened at Mark Hellinger Theater, to run 1208 performances.

Born on this day in 1909 baritone Mack Harrell

Born on this day in 1913 tenor Helmut Krebs

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Julius Harrison: Cornish Holiday Sketches for string orchestraIn 2006 Dutton Epoch released a major retrospective of music by Julius Harrison (CDLX7174). This included his masterpiece, the rhapsody for violin and orchestra, Bredon Hill (1941) as well as the Worcestershire (1918) and Troubadour (1944) Suites. In fact, there are only two original full or string orchestral works that do not appear to have been recorded – Autumn Landscape and Cornish Holiday Sketches…

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Stubble in paradise

– parterre.com

Stubble in paradiseTenor Michael Fabiano reportedly tore the place down tonight at WQXR’s Greene Space. The 2014 Richard Tucker Award winner shared the stage with Grant winners Jennifer Johnson Cano and Brandon Cedel, and legendary soprano Renata Scotto conversed with Naomi Lewin. Can you stand it? Well, find out after the jump…

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