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The Wagner Evening #kaufmannresidency + MORE

Jonas Kaufmann in recital the other night. Photo: Alastair Muir/BarbicanState of being in the Discount Tent EC1 last night post-Walküre Act I: shaking a bit, hyperventilating slightly and maybe in need of a little lie-down, toast and a nice cup of camomile tea. But even the most soothing of brews d.... More »
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Classical Music in NYC This Week + MORE

Our guide to the city’s best classical music and opera..... More »
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Cardew: Works 1960-70 CD review – politics with abundant imagination + MORE

Duch/Tilbury/Davies (+3DB)In October 1981, the composer/Maoist activist Cornelius Cardew was evicted from the House of Commons gallery for shouting, during a speech by Enoch Powell, “this house stinks of racism”. He was killed in a hit-and-run two months later; who knows what mischief he would b.... More »
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Living, breathing Shostakovich + MORE

A new account of the tenth symphony is my first five-star Album of the Week for months on sinfinimusic.com. Which recording? This wonderfully sensitive and evocative interpretation of the Tenth is all about storytelling, about voices and wilderness, about hope eternal. Check it out here. .... More »
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Don Giovanni: the beginning and the end + MORE

Or rather, after Mozart's Overture and before the survivors' final sextet. Aren't these two scenes - Donna Anna rushing out of her father's house with Giovanni in hot pursuit, and the libertine's final meeting with the statue of the Commendatore - the big question marks for any director today? Richa.... More »

Grand hotel

– parterre.com

Grand hotelOn this day in 1907, the Plaza Hotel opened in New York.

Born on this day in 1865 composer Paul Dukas

Born on this day in 1901 tenor Marcel Wittrisch

Born on this day in 1903 pianist Vladimir Horowitz

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‘Vienna has lost its venom,’ wails public voice

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

‘Vienna has lost its venom,’ wails public voiceOne of the city’s most-read commentators, Edwin Baumgartner, is bemoaning the lack of public outrage at the walkout of the opera’s music director, the resignation of another conductor and the lack of an understudy when Roberto Alagna fell sick in the middle of an opera.
Any other time, he laments, the mob would have been out on the opera forecourt baying for the blood of Director Dominique Meyer…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 50: Nadja Salerno Sonnenberg, Augustin Hadelich, James Ehnes in ConcertBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

Augustin Hadelich substituted for Hilary Hahn and performed the Beethoven with the Dallas SymphonyTheaterJones: “He was profound without being pompous in the first movement, lyrical without sentimentality in the second, and playful without trivialization in the final rondo…

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A selected, critical guide to classical performances in New York City.

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U. Shrinivas, Indian Mandolin Virtuoso, Dies at 45Mr. Shrinivas performed around the world, often blending the Indian classical style that was his specialty with the work of Western musicians.

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The household name of opera beautifully closed the iTunes Festival, says Rupert Christiansen

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Bowling Green, Ohio Sentinel-Tribune: McGill 'Brothers use music to rise above troubled streets'Irish Pianist Michael McHale with Clarinetist Anthony McGill & Flutist Demarre McGillTwitter:Post-Concert @bgsu (Bowling Green State University) from @michaelmchale (Michael McHale) with classical music’s top brother-act @mcgillab (Anthony McGill) and @DemarreMcGill (Demarre McGill) – great playing!!Photo by Enoch Wu/Sentinel-TribuneDeMarre McGill (left) speaks near his brother Anthony McGill (right) during a question and answer session with BGSU (Bowling Green State University) students at Donnell Theater…

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Daniil Trifonov review  a hugely imaginative musical mindRoyal Festival Hall, LondonThe young Russian pianist played with refinement, unflinching precision and breathtaking clarityWe have heard enough of Daniil Trifonov in London over the past couple of years in recitals and concertos to know that, for once, piano-competition judges got things right, and that the winner of the Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky prizes is the real deal…

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 Beethoven: John Daszak (tenor), Alastair Miles (baritone), Raquel Lojendio (soprano), Clara Mouriz (mezzo-soprano), CBSO Chorus, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Juanjo Mena (conductor), Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Saturday 29th September 2014 (MC) Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major Beethoven: Symphony No…

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Handel House Talent

– www.planethugill.com

Handel House TalentHandel House MuseumThe Handel House Museum has had a composer in residence for some time (the current one is Cevanne Horrocks Hopayian and her final sequence of concerts is in November). I went along to the Handel House on Monday, to meet the new Composer in Residence Apprentice as well as the members of a new scheme Handel House Talent…

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My Head is Full of Colors Premiere

– operatattler.typepad.com

Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of My Head is Full of Colors, a children's opera composed by Chris Pratorius with libretto by Nicole Paiement. The free performance will be held during National Opera Week, on Saturday, November 1, at 11 am in the Koret Auditorium of the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street…

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Repertoire to love - Masterpieces of the English RomanticsRobert King and the Choir of the Kings Consort photo Keith SaundersThe Choir of the King’s Consort, conductor Robert King are giving a concert at the Wigmore Hall on 8 October 2014 exploring a repertoire which might surprise some. Whilst King and his group have explored period music widely, including producing complete Monteverdi and Purcell series, King has also shown himself interested in newer repertoire including recording Parry and Stanford…

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Hollywood’s Ethan Hawke: I owe it to this piano teacherThe busy director has made a documentary about Seymour Bernstein, 87, a contented pianist who taught him how to cope with performance anxiety, and much else. “Seymour: An Introduction” is receiving its premiere at the 52nd New York Film Festival.

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