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maestros

Intermezzo, Garsington Opera, review: 'bogus and tedious' + MORE

There really is no saving Richard Strauss's semi-autobiographical opera, says Rupert Christiansen.... More »
conductor

John Malveaux: Singer Morris Robinson ignited Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at Hollywood Bowl + MORE

Conductor 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 S.... More »
opera

Battle of the ensembles + MORE

In its 24 years, the Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best..... More »
symphony news

The Stone, an Influential Music Space, to Move to the New School + MORE

The venue, a home for experimental music, will move from the East Village, where it was founded by the composer John Zorn in 2005..... More »
classical music recital

Did Hitler ever say "whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner"? + MORE

Is there evidence that Hitler ever said: “whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner”? The simple answer to this question is: no, there is currently no evidence that Hitler ever said this. The quotation is likely to be apocryphal. I will go into the authenticity of t.... More »

2014 ASCAP Concert Music Awards

– www.newmusicbox.org

Maria Schneider, Paola Prestini, James M. Kendrick, John Nuechterlein and the American Composers Forum, plus the 27 recipients of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, were honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) during its 15th Annual Concert Music Awards.

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ENO Così

– briandickie.typepad.com

© Mike Hoban
Kate Valentine (Fiordiligi) Randall Bills (Ferrando) Marcus Farnsworth (Guglielmo) and Christine Rice (Dorabella)
The ENO Così has been welcomed as a fun show, a riot of colour and theatrical creativity; and my American readers will eventually see it, for it is yet another collaboration between the Met and English National Opera, a relationship which dates back to Peter Gelb's smart choice for the Met of Anthony Minghell'a Madame Butterfly which originated in St Martin's Lane…

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Times New Roman in Donizetti? No Way

– minnesota.publicradio.org

If an opera character is reading a book, does the font need to be historically accurate? If the audience can see the font–which they can, in a broadcast to movie theaters–then the answer might be yes. Which, according to a…

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Straussian high days and holy days

– davidnice.blogspot.com

Straussian high days and holy daysTussock time, as in leaping from one pleasure to another, truly began the Friday before last with the annual Europe Day Concert in St John’s Smith Square and continued on Sunday and Monday at Glyndebourne. 150th birthday boy Richard Strauss was central to both: for the Rosenkavalier Study Day, obviously, in anticipation of Richard Jones’s production opening this afternoon – can’t wait – and in the truly surprising component of the European Union Youth Orchestra’s yearly marriage with singers from the European Opera Centre (official credit to the European Commission for the concert photos)…

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This series of performances to mark Harrison Birtwistle’s 80th birthday ventures into a place of dark shadows

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Royal Opera House 2012/13 financial appraisal

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Royal Opera House  2012/13 financial appraisalSome houses would go green with envy. The Royal Opera House has released its figures for the 2012/13 accounting year.  95% occupancy and 675,000 visitors over 415 performances!  Box Office receipts are slightly down from £39.2 million in 2012 to £37.2 million in 2013 (from 36% of income to 33%)…

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Ensemble. Existential Tragedy

– www.mvdaily.com

A new Italian production of Don Giovanni, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

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Meet…Jeremy Denk. Tomorrow.

– jessicamusic.blogspot.com

Tomorrow at LSO St Luke’s the one and only Jeremy Denk is giving a recital of Bach’s Goldberg Variations and some of Ligeti’s unbelievable piano Etudes. I am interviewing him on stage afterwards. Please come and join us. Above, a taster. Here’s the website (the talk is not on it, but it is definitely happening!).

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My take on the coverage of Rosenkavaliergate

– operacreep.wordpress.com

Since last Sunday when the reviews for the production of Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne came out a worrying pattern emerged, the major opera critics (FT, Guardian, The Times, Independent, Telegraph) chose to focus on the appearance of Tara Erraught, the bubbly fast rising Irish Mezzo who is cast as Octavian…

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Youngest opera singer ?

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

This was sent to me by an opera singer who started singing when he was this age. It’s going round the opera singer community, esp the ones with babies, who know it happens in their homes too. Enjoy the kids improvisation at the end.

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Iveta Apkalna @ KC

– ionarts.blogspot.com

L’amour et la mort (Widor, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, Fauré), I. Apkalna (Oehms, 2011)
Charles T. Downey, Latvian organist shows pedal power at the Kennedy Center
Washington Post, May 23, 2014
This season the Kennedy Center instituted a concert series to put the new pipe organ in the Concert Hall, donated by the Rubenstein Family, through its paces…

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Wide musical horizons

– www.ft.com

The French pianist has brought continental music to Aldeburgh, the most English of festivals. He talks to Laura Battle about not worshipping Benjamin Britten

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Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

– www.adaptistration.com

Oregon Symphony Finally Gets A New CEO

It has been nearly two seasons since the Oregon Symphony started looking for a new executive administrator and after the usual crop of candidates left them struggling to find a viable candidate, the search committee looked outside the box and ended up tapping LA Phil Vice President for Development Scott Showalter as their new President and Chief Executive Officer…

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