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Michael Levin: How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? If You're a Kid, Call Ben Zander + MORE

Ben Zander is raising a lot more than money. He's raising 127 young people to find out what they are capable of, with an instrument in their hands and with the even more powerful instrument that is their minds. Read more: Music, Classical Music, Ben Zander, Boston Youth Philharmonic Orc.... More »
operas

Ensemble. Tenderness and Hatred + MORE

Janácek's 'Kát'a Kabanová' in Turin impresses Giuseppe Pennisi.... More »
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Concert sampler Jan. 29 to Feb. 4: Owen Pallett, Viet Cong, Ani DiFranco and Billy Idol + MORE

Also Alex G, Esprit Orchestra, Absolutely Free, Fresh Snow, Ben Howard and Uli Jon Roth.... More »
classical music news

Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic + MORE

Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza..... More »
classical music news

The Week in Reviews, Op. 110: Karen Gomyo, Anthony Marwood, Hilary Hahn + MORE

By Laurie Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world. Karen Gomyo performed the Sibelius with the San Diego Symphony.San Diego Reader: "The audience was locked on Ms. Go.... More »
Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
From the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, a performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute, performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under conductor Pablo

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Director Martin Lloyd-Evans has delivered a lively production of Cilea’s slice of romantic hokum, sung and played with passion and affection

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Moses und Aron, Welsh National Opera, 25 July 2014Moses (John Tomlinson) and the IsraelitesImages: Bill CooperRoyal Opera HouseMoses – Sir John TomlinsonAron – Rainer TrostA Young Maiden, First Naked Virgin – Elizabeth AthertonA Youth – Alexander SpragueAnother Man, An Ephraimite – Daniel GriceA Priest – Richard WiegoldFirst Elder – Julian BoyceSecond Elder – Laurence ColeThird Elder – Alastair MooreSick Woman, Fourth Naked Virgin – Rebecca Alonwy-JonesNaked Youth – Edmond ChooSecond Naked Virgin – Fiona HarrisonThird Naked Virgin – Louise RatcliffeChorus of six solo voices – Fiona Harrison, Amanda Baldwin, Sian Meinir, Peter Wilman, Alastair Moore, Laurence ColeJossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito (directors)Jörg Behr (revival director)Anna Viebrock (original designs)Tim Mitchell (lighting)Chorus and Extra Chorus of Welsh National Opera (chorus master: Stephen Harris)Orchestra of Welsh National OperaLothar Koenigs (conductor) Once again, we find ourselves thanking an unrepresentable being for Welsh National Opera’s commitment to its mission…

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High pressure role for Danish star

– www.couriermail.com.au

SONJA Richter’s role of a high-profile kidnapped politician required the 40-year-old actor to spend three weeks in a pressure chamber.

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Leo Nucci on the Rome Opera crisis: closure could be a good opportunityI was born a labourer, before I was a singer I was a blacksmith and a mechanic. My father was a miner. I was in the chorus. Obviously I understand the trade unions. But this is another story altogether.Leo Nucci is commenting on the continuous threats by the unions in Rome, resulting in performances by the Rome Opera at the Caracalla Baths going on without the orchestra in front of a crowd of 4,000, mainly tourists…

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 Three Choirs Festival (2)  Katherine Broderick (soprano), James Oxley (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Choristers of the Three Cathedral Choirs, Festival Chorus. Philharmonia Orchestra, Peter Nardone (conductor), Worcester Cathedral, 26.7.2014 (JQ)  Britten – War Requiem, Op. 66 Peter Nardone, directing his first Three Choirs Festival since becoming Director of Music at Worcester Cathedral, has devised a […]

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A dazzling international chamber orchestra of mostly young professional string players, iPalpiti, led by conductor Eduard Schmieder, gets better and more ambitious every year. The ensemble gave its annual gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday night, and for the first time in its…

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Why we tolerate competitions, knowing they are fixed

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Why we tolerate competitions, knowing they are fixedJulian Lloyd Webber has earned himself a few headlines, declaring that ‘most’ music contests are corrupt.
He brings no new evidence, citing only the Tchaikovsky competition in the Soviet and post-Soviet years which was widely known to be fixed.
Slipped Disc has, from time to time, exposed corruption at competitions…

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West Edge Opera’s Hydrogen Jukebox

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* Notes * West Edge Opera is currently performing a summer festival at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. Today was the opening of Philip Glass' chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox, with text by Allen Ginsberg. The space is not a typical performance venue, but West Edge Opera was able make suitable arrangements nonetheless…

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Music Review: Gerald Robbins Plays Bargemusic’s Masterworks SeriesThe pianist Gerald Robbins played a program of Handel and Brahms at Bargemusic.

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Opera Review: ‘Dr. Sun Yat-sen’ in the American Premiere at Santa Fe Opera“Dr. Sun Yat-sen,” Huang Ruo’s opera about the founding father of the republic of China, is given its American premiere by the Santa Fe Opera.

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Taking rough with the smooth

– www.theaustralian.com.au

DAVID McVicar’s brilliant new production of Mozart and Da Ponte’s second operatic masterpiece focused on the opera’s heart of darkness.

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Pumeza Matshikiza: the township soprano who wooed the worldOne billion people watched her perform a freedom anthem at the Commonwealth Games launch. Will the South African singer pack the same punch at the Proms?Pumeza Matshikiza discovered opera as a teenager quite by accident. One day, she was switching between radio stations, and stumbled on the great Swiss soprano Edith Mathis, singing in The Marriage of Figaro…

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