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See you in court: Dorny blames Thielemann for ‘unfair’ dismissal + MORE

Next Tuesday in Dresden, the Lyon Opera chief Serge Dorny will name conductor Christian Thielemann as the cause for his abrupt dismissal as director of the Semperoper in February last year. The timing of the case could not be more awkward for the conductor, who will be hoping to have cause for celeb.... More »
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Purple shadows of Mendelssohn + MORE

Pianist Nelson Goerner gives an amazingly dark hued performance of the Mendelssohn Fantasy in F-sharp minor (Opus 28) from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given last month..... More »
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Ensemble. Something More Fluid + MORE

Mike Wheeler listens to Stephen Johnson 'discovering music', and to the BBC Philharmonic and Juanjo Mena.... More »
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Miscellany + MORE

Geoff Edgers, formerly of the Boston Globe and newly arrived at the Washington Post, has a richly detailed, wrenching piece on the Atlanta Symphony lockout. It seems to me that the conduct of the Woodruff Arts Center, and in particular its murky financial dealings, call out for an investigation........ More »
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Classical Notes + MORE

Throughout its 20-year career, the Cypress String Quartet has performed thousands of concerts, commissioned dozens of new works, recorded more than 15 albums and earned a loyal following in the Bay Area..... More »

Wait…For…It…

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Wait…For…It…

The original idea for today was to officially launch the Orchestra 990 Database Project Kickstarter campaign but thanks to the astoundingly slow process at Amazon Payments, the launch cycle has been pushed back a bit. We’re looking at Monday, 2/9/14 as the new launch date.
Fortunately, the Lipinski Strad ordeal ended the week on a high note with police arresting three suspects and recovering the violin…

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Music Review: A New Vision for ‘Prince Igor’ at the MetThe Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new production of Borodin’s opera opened on Thursday night.    

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Chris T. Gray, Assistant Orchestral Conductor, Central Michigan University, Conducts 'Hungarian Dance No. 5' of Johannes Brahms on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNldAz9G4VM- Hungarian Dance No. 5 – Johannes BrahmsChris T. Gray, Assistant Orchestral Conductor, Central Michigan University OrchestraOctober 21, 2013Chris T. Gray writes:“I am an African American conductor from Detroit, MI born February 19, 1985. I have studied conducting with Dr…

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Super Bowl maestro is just as good at Mahler

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Super Bowl maestro is just as good at MahlerRob Mathes was telling us the other day how he orchestrated the Star-Spangled Banner for the big game, and received no credit for it from the NFL. Quite by chance we discover that he’s also the ears behind the new chamber version of Mahler’s second symphony, conducted by Gilbert Kaplan and intended for towns and […]

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The Veil of the Temple

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The Veil of the Temple John Tavener – The Veil of the Temple: The Choir of the Temple Church, The Holst Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Patricia Rozario, Stephen Layton Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jan 7 2014 Star rating: 5.0A wonderful memorial to an astonishing composerJohn Tavener wrote The Veil of the Temple in 2003 as a commission from The Temple Church for an all night vigil…

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Opera review: ‘Don Giovanni’ as PsychodramaThe new Kasper Holten production at Covent Garden takes a modernist approach to Mozart’s opera.    

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A Dog's Heart – Lyons

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“If satire is your thing you will not want to miss this opera about human testicles grafted onto a dog.”writes  Michael Milenski in Opera Today about Coeur d’un Chien, or A Dog’s Heart in Lyon.”Raskatov made vulgar music (snorts and farts) and he made music vulgar incorporating liturgical hymns and famous old folk songs into the musical flow of his sensational text (the last line of the first act, shouted by the dog transformed into Communism’s “new man” is “get fucked!” in the libretto, and “lick my dick” in the supertitles)…

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Paul Jacobs @ Kennedy Center

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Charles T. Downey, Organist Paul Jacobs offers refined performance at Kennedy Center (Washington Post, February 7, 2014)

Messiaen, Le Livre du Saint-Sacrement, P. Jacobs (Naxos, 2010)
Whatever happened to those good, old head-to-head competitions between composers or performers? Scarlatti once competed against Handel in Rome, ending in a draw on the harpsichord but Handel having the upper hand

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Richard C. Alston Presents 'Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent' at Boston University March 20, 2014Pianist Richard C. Alston writes on February 6, 2014:Hello Bill,   Today it was officially announced that I will present my Lecture/Recital-Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent at the African American Music in World Culture: Art as Refuge and Strength in the Struggle for Freedom Conference on March 20, 2014 at Boston University…

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Watch Now: The Marriage of Figaro - Wichita Grand OperaThere are of course many opera productions available on youtube but this is one of the few made available by a company itself. For that reason alone it merits more than passing attention. Its also a most enjoyable performance and production. More about the company bu clicking: Wichita Grand OperaWolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO”Wichita Grand OperaMarch 16, 2013Executive Producer: Parvan BakardievProduction Concept: Margaret Ann PentConductor: Dean WilliamsonDirector: Stanley M…

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Five Choirs Perform Separately, Then Unite for Mozart

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 Winter Choral Showcase. College-Conservatory of Music Chamber Choir and Chorale, Men’s and Women’s Choruses of the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children’s Choir. College-Conservatory of Music. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. Corbett Auditorium. 1.2.2014 (RDA) Miguel Roig-Francoli: Missa Pro Pace Gioacchino Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle Selections by Gwyneth Walker, Vida, Dolores Keane, Joseph M…

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Welcome to January on Planet HugillJanuary started with the Planet Hugill list, Hilary and my list of our memorable events from 2013.Sondheim, Handel and new operaOur post Christmas treat was Stephen Sondheim’s Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Second Movement’s Rough for Opera gave us three very different, very new operas…

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The NY Times reports that the deaf composer Mamoru Samuragochi is, evidently, neither:The ghost composer, Takashi Niigaki, has stepped forward and says he was paid about $70,000 over a period of years for many works that evidently earned a nice living for Samuragochi.Samuragochi can allegedly hear just fine, according to Niigaki.

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