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Erik Chisholm: Piano Music Volumes 1-4 (Part 1) + MORE

I recently discovered that I had never uploaded my review of Erik Chisholm’s Complete Piano Music Volumes 1 to 4 onto my blog. This was originally published on MusicWeb International in 2009. Since then the remaining volumes of the cycle (5, 6, &7) have been issued, John Purser’s biography o.... More »
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This week: concerts in New York (August 22 – August 28, 2016) + MORE

International Contemporary Ensemble: Five Concertos | Mostly Mozart Festival Five concerto premieres tailor-made to highlight ICE’s exceptional soloists. Tuesday, August.. Visit I CARE IF YOU LISTEN's Blog to read more!.... More »
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James Horner: Cameron pays tribute + MORE

Director James Cameron pays tribute to film composer James Horner, calling his death in a plane crash on Monday "sad and shocking" and "such a waste"..... More »
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Festival of British Music, May 1915. (Part III) + MORE

The first concert was held at the Queen’s Hall on Tuesday May 11, at 8.30 p.m. The programme included:Norman O'Neill:  Humoresque (First performance.)Frederick Delius: Sea Drift: Poem for baritone solo, chorus, and orchestra, Herbert Heyner (bartitone)Granville Bantock: Symphonic-poem: ‘Fif.... More »
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With Bejun Mehta in the Lead, Rodelinda Might be Retitled ‘Bertarido’ + MORE

Handel, Rodelinda: Orchestra of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.3.2017. (JMI) Casts: Rodelinda – Lucy Crowe/ Sabina Puértolas Bertarido – Bejun Mehta/Xavier Sábata Grimoaldo – Jeremy Ovenden/Juan Sancho Eduige – Sonia Prina/Lidia Vinyes-Curtis Unulf.... More »
John Malveaux: A fifty-first anniversary of William Grant Still one-act opera ‘Highway 1, USA’[William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, http://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.com] John Malveaux of www…

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Young Composers Catch the Philharmonic’s EarSix young composers survive a competition to have their works played by the New York Philharmonic; three get public performances.

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Video Lecture: Das Rheingold

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Video Lecture: Das RheingoldFrom the Wagner Society of Washington. Three parts published so far ( of 7 and part of full series of lectures on RW’s work which can be found by clicking HERE). Fascinating, detailed series. Highly recommendedLecturers: Pianist Jeffrey Swann offers his prized lecture-demonstrations at the piano…

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Debating Fischer

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Robert Levine responds to Iván Fischer's comments about the American orchestra system.

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Plane and Berthaud Champion Neglected Bruch

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 Bruch, Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Robert Plane (clarinet), Lise Berthaud (viola), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff. 3 June 2014 (PCG) Bartók – Dance Suite (1923) Bruch – Double Concerto for clarinet and viola in E minor, Op.88 (1911) Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op…

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Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick to reunite on BroadwayNathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will be back together again on Broadway in a revival of Terrence McNally’s “It’s Only a Play.” The ensemble also will include Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, Oscar winner F.

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Garsington Opera's 25th Anniversary : past unites with futureGarsington Opera’s 25th anniversary season starts Friday – some seats still available,. But there’s a lot more to the season than the three operas on offer. Douglas Boyd, Artistic Director, speaks about this year’s programme and about thrilling new developments that could launch Garsington Opera into the next 25 years at the forefront of British country house opera…

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John Adams: City Noir; Saxophone ConcertoSt Louis Symphony captures the composer’s infectious energy, but the music itself doesn’t provide the depth that is promised(Nonesuch)Until recently, John Adams shied away from using the S-word where his orchestral music was concerned, even though pieces such as Harmonielehre (1985), Naive and Sentimental Music (1997-98) and Guide to Strange Places (2001) have the musical heft that once would have been described as symphonic…

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Jeff Broadbent and Dawngate on Top Score

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Composer Jeff Broadbent chose a colorful palette of instruments to reflect the vibrant world in which 'Dawngate' is set.

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La Fanciulla del West review  Puccini's gold rush enters the atomic ageOpera Holland Park, LondonIts relocation to an atomic-testing ground in Nevada may not convince, but this production hots up with impressive resultsPuccini’s California gold-rush opera is a terrific score, a pivotal work in his career, and seems at last to be getting the attention it deserves. This season-opening new production in Holland Park is the second of three in the UK this year…

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Update on Seized Bows; How to Lobby Congress to Allow for International Travel with Violin BowsBy Laurie Niles: Update on the seven bows seized from members of the Budapest Festival Orchestra at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday:

According to the New York Times, the orchestra had documentation for each bow, with photographs and letters from bow makers stating that they contained no banned ivory, said the orchestra’s director, Stefan Englert…

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It Must Be Conference Time…

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It Must Be Conference Time…

It must be conference time as Adaptistration Jobs is bursting at the seams following a slew of new listings this week, several of which are CEO and VP level openings at some highly desirable ensembles <cough>Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra</cough>. So take a break from the job hunting meat market that is the conference and peruse choice openings from the comfort of your local coffee shop…

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Helen Habershon – Found in Sunlight

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Helen Habershon - Found in SunlightHelen Habershon is a clarinettist with a distinguished performance history, she is also a composer and recorded her first album of songs in 2009. Her second album, Found in the Sunlight has just been released on Arts Record. Recorded by Habershon herself on clarinet with John Lenehan, piano, and Alexander Baillie, cello, it is very much an album of songs without words, many of them inspired by Habershon’s late father’s poems…

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