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LPO/Jurowski review – discipline, energy and whip-smart direction + MORE

Royal Festival Hall, LondonIn a show of great mutual understanding, Vladimir Jurowski led the London Philharmonic through a thoughtful and refreshing programme of enormous musical contrastsThere are exciting upsides, of which more in a moment, to Vladimir Jurowski’s year of London Philharmonic con.... More »
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Violinist.com Interview with James Ehnes: Four Seasons and No Apologies + MORE

By Laurie Niles: Canadian violinist James Ehnes would rather play for the hundreds of concertgoers who inevitably will fall in love with Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" than worry about a few who might have grown tired of the piece. Because in more than 20 years of playing it, he hasn't tired of it. .... More »
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BBC Proms 2014: Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic + MORE

I thought I knew Bach’s St Matthew Passion. I also thought I knew this ‘ritualisation’ by Peter Sellars with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, having seen.... More »
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We gotta go + MORE

On this day in in 1963, the Kingsmen released “Louie, Louie,” later the subject of a two-year investigation by the FBI on the charge of obscenity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL20vPIXs-A Born on this day in 1898 soprano and actress Odette Florelle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H.... More »
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Opera Philadelphia Names Rene Orth 6th Composer in Residence + MORE

Opera Philadelphia, in collaboration with Music-Theatre Group in New York, has announced that composer Rene Orth has been selected as its sixth composer in residence. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the position combines an individualized plan of study with a living stipend and health ben.... More »
Opera is now available in the comfort of your home

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Beethoven and Romberg explored, heard by Andrew Schartmann. ‘… stellar performance …’

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A walk with Holst

– www.classical-music.com

From now until October, Holst's birth town of Cheltenham is celebrating the centenary of the composer's most famous work with a 'Planets Listening Trail' – a series of seven listening posts dotted around the town centre…

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Disappointing Tosca Revival at Covent Garden

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Oleg Caetani (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 10.5.2013 (MB)  Cast Cesare Angelotti – Michel de Souza Sacristan – Jeremy White Mario Cavaradossi – Roberto Alagna Floria Tosca – Oksana Dyka Baron Scarpia […]

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Hats off for Martin Helmchen

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Martin Helmchen, winner of the Clara Haskil Competition in 2001, when he was not yet 20 years old, has come in for a lot of praise in these pages, in Schubert, Shostakovich, and more Schubert. It is a thrill to have one’s expectations for a performer, on the basis of his recordings (he signed with PentaTone in 2007), be exceeded on hearing him live…

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New season at the South Bank

– www.planethugill.com

New season at the South BankThe South Bank Centre has published its 2014/15 season. Its impossible to summarise an entire season like this in an article, but I thought that I would bring out some highlights. So we have Berlioz’s Requiem, Donizetti’s Les Martyrs, Debussy’s Pelleas et Pelisande and extracts from Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov on period instruments…

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This week: concerts in New York (May 12 – May 18, 2014)Ralph van Raat
David Lang
Pianist Ralph van Raat plays the music of Louis Andriessen, David Lang, and John Adams.
Monday, May 12 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15-$25
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Kathleen Supové and Mohammed Fairouz
Mohammed Fairouz
This event celebrates the collaboration of pianist Kathleen Supové and the exciting young composer Mohammed Fairouz…

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Henry Wood's Jubilee RARE film

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Recently released Pathé film footage of Sir Henry Wood conducting the BBC SO in Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music with 16 soloists The film was made during a recording session atb the Royal Albert Hall – see the engineers and their state of the art technology! Hear  how the announcer calls RVW “R Vaughan Williams” to avoid confusing listeners with “Ralph” or Rafe”

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Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4

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Edward Gardner conducts the CBSO in the ravishing Andante con moto from Mendelssohn's 'Italian' symphony

'Unsurprisingly, the quality of the playing here is very high', states Roger Nichols in his review of this disc, which appeared in the April issue of BBC Music Magazine…

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Fun event toasts the composer with wit, wine and beer

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BBCSO/Oramo/Shaham review  'yodelling is better on the violin'Barbican, LondonBright Sheng’s violin concerto fused west and east, not totally successfully, while conductor Oramo kept things taut elsewhereBright Sheng’s new violin concerto was written for Gil Shaham, who gave the premiere in Detroit late last year. It is called Let Fly, and the title could be an instruction early on, there’s an airiness to the solo part and a sense of movement in the orchestra that speaks of the Chinese-born Sheng’s skill in colouring western musical styles with genuine borrowings from the east: in this case, it’s the veering notes of "flying song", a kind of yodelling from mountainous southern China…

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Janise White, Conductor & Afro-American Chamber Music Society Orchestra: The Music of Barbara Sherrill, Sunday, June 1, 3:30 PM, Holman UMC, Los AngelesResumeBARBARA GEYEN SHERRILL, MUSIC EDUCATOR, PIANIST, ORGANIST, CHORAL DIRECTOR, COMPOSER, LYRICIST AND PLAYWRIGHT is a native of Galveston, Texas, who holds degrees from the California Institute of Arts (Bachelor of Music Degree, Piano), the University of Southern California (Teacher Credential) and California State University, Los Angeles (Master’s Degree)…

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