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Daily Download: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 28: IV. Presto + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 28: IV. Presto, performed by Capella Istropolitana..... More »

Maya Beiser Spins The Clock Back To Bach + MORE

In a new video, cellist Maya Beiser plays with time and memory, turning back the clock to when she first heard J.S. Bach's music on a scratchy old LP. It remains, she says, a timeless lodestar for her art..... More »

Think you might like Prokofiev? + MORE

Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say..... More »
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Trident Ensemble: Untold Peace, Sunday, October 29, 2016, 7:30 PM, Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Times Square, NYC, Reginald Mobley & Jonathan Woody + MORE

Reginald Mobley, CountertenorJonathan Woody, Bass-BaritoneTrident Ensemble, http://www.tridentensemble.com/, is an artist led chamber vocal ensemble dedicated to the highest level of expression and thought-provoking programs. Via the lens of a cappella music, Trident creates musical .... More »

CBSO/Grazinyte-Tyla review – precision and power unite for symphonic storm + MORE

Symphony Hall, BirminghamMirga Gražinytė-Tyla commanded orchestra and audience alike in a programme that spanned work by Mahler, Hadyn and her own Lithuanian compatriotsMirga Gražinytė-Tyla is only at the beginning of her tenure as the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s new music director.... More »
Prom 54: ORR/Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner review  the demands of Missa Solemnis were thrillingly metRoyal Albert Hall, LondonJohn Eliot Gardiner brought tremendous force to Beethoven’s massive work"You have to be attracted to the fire in Beethoven to do this work," John Eliot Gardiner remarked ahead of his late-night performance of the Missa Solemnis with the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir…

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Milhaud: L'Orestie d'Eschyle review  an operatic curiosity worth investigatingPhillips/Kempson/Outlaw/Eder/University of Michigan School of Music/Kiesler(Naxos)Though Aeschylus’s triptych of tragedies has influenced opera composers from Wagner to Birtwistle, relatively few of them have been tempted to fashion a stage work of their own from the Oresteia plays. There is Sergei Taneyev’s ambitious, evening-long version, while Iannis Xenakis’s Oresteia compresses the whole drama into just 50 minutes, with a single baritone protagonist and children and adult choruses…

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Just in: Composer assaulted, opera cancelled in St PetersburgIlya Demutsky, whose opera on the Pussy Riot protesters won an award in Italy last year, has been physically attacked in St Petersburg after being lured to a public location for a supposed television interview.
Dumtsky claims his latest opera, about a paedophile hunter who resembles a Russian nationalist, has been cancelled by several venues and threats have been made against his life…

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It’s unclear who nominated legendary soprano Maria Callas (1923-1977) to posthumously participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge, but she has now done so, courtesy of Warner Classics.

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Edinburgh International Festival : Commonwealth Strings

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Edinburgh International Festival : Commonwealth StringsFrom Juliet Williams in EdinburghEdinburgh Festival Chamber series looks forward and backElgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings Op.47 Peter Sculthorpe: Sonata for Strings No.3 Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis Gareth Farr: Relict Furies for mezzo-soprano and double string orchestra Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra Scottish Ensemble Commonwealth Strings Sarah Connolly, mezzo-sopranoThe morning concert series in Edinburgh’s Queens Hall usually features distinguished chamber musicians in small groups…

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Tired Of The Ice Bucket Challenge?

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Tired Of The Ice Bucket Challenge?

Composer/keyboardist Jordan Rudess is sick of ice bucket challenge videos (h/t Ed Goldstein) but unlike most of us who just gripe about it, he did something creative by coming up with his own variation: playing an uber-cool, not-so-easy, chromatic riff in 13/8 while talking about his day.

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Sopranos creator reveals Tony’s fate

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SOPRANOS creator David Chase has finally revealed the answer all fans have wanted to know for so long. Was Tony Soprano killed in the series finale?

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Awadagin Pratt Performs 'Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor with the Ciompi Quartet at Duke' University 8 PM, Saturday, September 20, 2014Awadagin Pratt(www.xavier.edu)The career of Awadagin Pratt continues to fascinate us.  We have a few of his recordings in our collection, including the Brahms disc he recorded on Telarc with cellist Zuill Bailey.  The following program is just one of four he has listed at his website for the month of September 2014:The home page of Awadagin Pratt, http://www…

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Ma and Ling Bring Brilliance to Elgar

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 Smetana, Elgar, Dvořák: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Cleveland Orchestra, Jahja Ling (conductor) Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 08.16.2014. (MSJ) Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor, Opus 85 Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D major, Opus 60   Is classical music relevant? That’s the big question those of us who […]

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On the Air This Week

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Highlights from August 26 to September 2 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: Teresa Root. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Jasper String Quartet plays Haydn in St. Cloud. Friday, 2 pm: The Copper Street Brass Quintet, live from…

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Ships in the night

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Ships in the nightAs dear Rosalind Russell once said, “Politics makes strange bedclothes,” and none surely are stranger than the juxtaposition of the Metropolitan Opera and political blog Wonkette, which today offers a stinging takedown of the wingnuttery behind the movement to remove The Death of Klinghoffer from the Met’s fall schedule.

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Addicts’ Symphony

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Addicts’ SymphonyAlmost two years ago LSO Discovery was approached by a team from Big Mountain Productions who were developing a programme working with a number of recovering addicts, using music. Big Mountain Productions had encountered LSO Discovery’s work and wondered whether its inclusive way of working could be used to inspire and support the participants throughout the project, culminating in an orchestral performance with the London Symphony Orchestra…

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Prom 50: Beethoven Missa Solemnis

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Prom 50: Beethoven Missa Solemnis Beethoven Missa Solemnis; Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Spyres, Matthew Rose, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 26 2014 Star rating: 5.0Transcendent performance of Beethoven’s masterpiece, the first time John Eliot Gardiner has conducted it at the PromsJohn Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique brought Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis to the BBC Proms in a much anticipated late night concert on Tuesday 26 August 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall…

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