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Daily Download: Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Richard Wagner - Siegfried: Forest Murmurs, performed by Seattle Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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Examiner.com: Old First Concert Jan. 29, 2016 will "conclude with a set of arrangements for flute, oboe, and piano of American folk songs by...William Grant Still" + MORE

William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma,San Francisco ExaminerJanuary 10, 2016  Almost exactly a year ago the wind and piano chamber ensemble of Frequency 49 made its debut in.... More »
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The Vienna Philharmonic Remembers Schubert + MORE

The orchestra, led by Franz Welser-Möst, opens a three-part series at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 24.... More »
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Cottier Chamber Project review a gutsy, fresh festival + MORE

Cottiers Theatre, GlasgowWith a borrowed piano and a deep fund of goodwill, Scotland's finest chamber musicians gather for a fourth time to produce a formidable and exciting concert seriesNow in its fourth year, the Cottier Chamber Project is thriving. This gutsy, lo-fi concert series operates on a .... More »
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Glowing encore from Philadelphia Orchestra soloist + MORE

Violinist Veronika Eberle shows another side of her personality.... More »

Competition

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CompetitionDon’t forget our fabulous competition to win a signed copy of Rosalind Plowright’s new recital CD, La belle Dame sans Merci. Her first ever recital disc, it contains songs by Alessandro Stradella, Johannes Brahms, Manuel de Falla, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Kurt Weill, Benjamin Britten, Roger Quilter, Ernest Kaye, Charles Villiers Stanford and Frank Bridge, including Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populare Espanoles and Stanford’s La belle Dame sans Merci…

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Neville Marriner: 'My wife has told me to keep June free'How did a so-so violinist from Lincoln end up one of the world’s greatest conductors? And will he ever slow down? As Neville Marriner hits 90, he talks to Stuart Jeffries about setting up the Academy of St Martin in the Fields orchestra, never saying no and the teacher who had him beaten for over-gesticulating’When you’re geriatric," says Neville Marriner with an amiable laugh, "everybody wants to be there when you collapse…

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Gergiev cancels, soloist scores a first

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Gergiev cancels, soloist scores a firstValery Gergiev was a no-show at Vadim Repin’s inaugural Trans-Siberian Music festival this weekend. He’d accepted a Carnegie Hall stand-in with the Munich Phil instead. Repin was furious. Not easy to replace a conductor last minute in the middle of Siberia. When his fury ebbed, he decided to conduct and play the first Shostakovich concerto himself, […]

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Rupert Brooke’s Munich agenda

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"Fifth Symphony tonight. Tomorrow Lohengrin. Friday Debussy. Saturday Schnitzler. Sunday Valkyries. Yesterday the Wild Duck. On Sunday I saw Ghosts for 6d: played as a farce. Mr. Wedekind turns out to be a music hall singer: & has coffee at the next table after lunch. No other news."
                       — Letter to James Strachey, 1911

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My Bach Pilgrimage – What A Difference …

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Nach Dir, Herr, Verlanget Mich (BWV 150)
Christ lag in Todesbanden (BWV 4)
Gott ist mein König (BWV 71)
Lobe Den Herrn, Meine Seele (BWV 143)
A year or so makes. After the emotional intensity of the cantatas written in Mulhausen we have a cantatas written in 1708 that seem to take a huge leap forward…

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Opera singer Bryn Terfel has a carriage on the Snowdon Mountain Railway named after him.

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Music Review: Valery Gergiev Conducts the Munich Philharmonic OrchestraValery Gergiev substituted for Lorin Maazel at Carnegie Hall on Friday, despite the presence of people outside opposed to his friendship with Vladimir V. Putin.

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The Apostles review  'Intelligently articulated'Barbican, LondonElgar’s treatment of the passion story shone most when it focused on Judas and this was where Andrew Davis’s performance came aliveSix days after their performance of The Dream of Gerontius, Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra and its Chorus were back at the Barbican with another of Elgar’s great choral works…

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Outside the Barbican, campaigners protested; inside, the Russian maestro conducted impressive performances of Messiaen and Scriabin

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Death Knell for Opera in San Diego After 49 YearsBarring a last-minute reprieve, the San Diego Opera was scheduled to close on Sunday after the final performance of Massenet’s “Don Quixote.”

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‘Master of Disaster’ rushes to the aid of San Diego OperaMark Fabiani, the corporate spinner who dug Goldman Sachs out of one hole and Bill Clinton out of others, has ‘offered to volunteer to help the opera in any way that makes sense, and I am not being compensated by the opera in any way’ – he tells the LA Times. With friends like that… […]

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Dominique-René de Lerma: Fred Ho (1957-2014), 'a one-of-a-kind revolutionary Chinese American baritone saxophonist,  composer'Fred Ho in 2013 (Photo by Joshua Bright for The New York Times)Dominique-René de Lermahttp://www.CasaMusicaledeLerma.comFrom: Big Red Media Inc. [mailto: bigredmedia@hotmail.com] Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:26 PMSubject: Fred Ho passing 4/12/14April 12, 2014: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marie Incontrera917-952-2900 | marie…

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Lohengrin Still Showing Mortier’s Influence

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 Wagner, Lohengrin: Teatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Hartmut Haenchen/Walter Althammer (conductors), Teatro Real, Madrid, 10 & 11.4.2014. (JMI) New production Direction: Lukas Hemleb Sets: Alexander Polzin Costumes: Woijciech Dziedzic Lighting: Urs Schönebaum Casts: Lohengrin: Christopher Ventris/Michael König Elsa: Catherine Naglestad/Anne Schwanewilms Ortrud: Deborah Polaski/Dolora Zajick Telramund: Thomas J…

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