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Fastest pianist on earth sets out on go-slow tour + MORE

Lubomyr Melnyk made a (small) name for himself by claiming to play 19.5 notes per second, which is more than most of us want to hear. Overwhelmed by international indifference, he has now composed a rather beautiful slow tune. He’s coming to the Royal Albert Hall next week. .... More »
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Royal Conservatory of Music to welcome global superstars for 2017-18 + MORE

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt, France’s duo-piano Labèque sisters and keyboard concerts from Khatia Buniastishvili and Beatrice Rana are among the upcoming highlights at Koerner Hall.... More »
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Andsnes Gives a Wonderfully Varied Programme – with Some Surprises + MORE

  Sibelius, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin: Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, 22.11.2015 (GN)   Sibelius: Kyllikki, Three Pieces, Op. 41 The Birch, Op. 75, No. 4 The Spruce, Op. 75, No. 5 The Forest Lake, Op. 114, No. 3 Song in the Forest, Op. 114, Op. 4 Spring Vision, Op. 114, No. 5 Beet.... More »
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Handel's Belshazzar + MORE

Handel's Belshazzar is one of his finest, dramatically coherent oratorios yet it does not get as many outings as it deserves. There is a chance to catch it on Saturday March 25, 2017 at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London when Richard Bannan conducts the Petros Singers and a strong cast inclu.... More »
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Donizetti, Maria Stuarda, Metropolitan Opera, review: 'dazzling' + MORE

Joyce DiDonato's Maria combines technical skill with fiery passion, says Rupert Christiansen.... More »
A ubiquitous presence on the Bay Area’s underground music scene, Lisa Mezzacappa has toured with Donovan and recently founded her own record label, Queen Bee. On any given night, she is likely to be performing in some small venue you didn’t know existed, around the corner from where you live.

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Tadias.com: "Girma Yifrashewa will celebrate the release of his new solo piano album, 'Love and Peace,' with a live performance on July 30th," Bethesda, MDPianist and Composer Girma Yifrashewa (b. 1967) (Tadias Magazine)Unseen Worlds 13Love & Peace is available in LP, CD or Digital Format:http://www.unseenworlds.net/UW13/Girma Yifrashewa has a website at: http://www.GirmaYifrashewa.com and has been featured for more than a decade at AfriClassical…

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Joachim Köhler & Why Wagner Did Not Cause The Holocaust.“Wagner always considered himself a spiritual revolutionary whose concern was the liberation of human beings, including the Jews, from their so-called ‘curse’. Joachim Köhler. The Wagner JournalWhile there is much of interest in the July issue of the Wagner Journal, perhaps Joachim Köhler’s reversal on the centrality of Wagner’s antisemitism in his work, his influence on the the Third Reich and the persecution of the Jews; is one of the most interesting, extraordinary and “brave” “turn-a-rounds” in Wagner research…

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Pas de deux for AB and ensemble

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FROM today, Orchestra Victoria becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Australian Ballet, and good sense has prevailed.

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Beauty, Emotion and Warmth in 17th Century Viol Concert

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 Ferrabosco, Holborne, Brade, Gibbons, Locke, William Lawes, Jenkins, Hespèrion  XXI [Jordi Savall (treble viol, director), Philippe Pierlot (treble and bass viols), Sergi Casademut (tenor viol), Friederike Heumann (bass viol), Xavier Puertas (consort bass), Michael Beringer (organ)], The Music Room, Gregynog Hall, Powys, 21…

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Rédempteur à toute vitesseThis week, Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leizmetzerin presents what is perhaps the briefest Bühnenweihfestspiel on record, a 2005 performance of Parsifal from Bayreuth conducted by Pierre Boulez.
Richard Wagner: Parsifal
Bayreuther Festspiele
Pierre Boulez, conductor
29 July 2005
Amfortas – Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester
Titurel – Kwangchul Youn
Gurnemanz – Robert Holl
Parsifal – Alfons Eberz
Klingsor – John Wegner
Kundry – Michelle de Young
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Hot calm Sunday – with music!

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Donald Runnicles and the Castleton Festival Orchestra 10:45 Sunday June 29 2014
It was great to see Donald Runnicles again after too many years.  He was here yesterday to conduct a beautiful Mozart programme – a nice 2 pm concert of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart's A major fiddle concerto, immaculately played by Eric Silberger, and the Jupiter…

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Each Monday morning at 9:15, I join John Birge on Classical MPR to talk about stories we’re featuring on our website. Here’s what we’ll be discussing today.

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New Issue Of The Wagner Journal Now AvailableThe July 2014 issue (vol.8, no.2), now available, contains the following feature articles:• ‘Spinning the Yarn: Intertextuality in Wagner’s Use and Reuse of his Songs in his Operas’ by Malcolm Miller• ‘Richard Wagner and the “Zurich Writings” 1849–51: From Revolution to Ring’ by Hilda Meldrum Brown• ‘Wagner’s Acquittal’, in which Joachim Köhler retracts his claim that Wagner was a forerunner of the Holocaust (See the Wagnerian’s “review” here)• ‘Reckoning up the Ring: A Mathematician’s Diary of Bayreuth 1876′ by Patrick Carnegy, discussing the journal kept by Alfred Pringsheim, father-in-law of Thomas Mann, on his 1876 visit to Bayreuth• Joseph Horowitz on Artur Bodanzky and the golden age of Wagner at the Metplus reviews of:Tannhäuser and Parsifal in BerlinDer fliegende Holländer in CopenhagenDas Liebesverbot in LeipzigGuy Cassiers’ Milan Ring and the Met Parsifal with Jonas Kaufmann on DVDPlus, new books on Wagner by David Trippett, Eva Rieger, Na’ama Sheffi and Joachim KöhlerMore at: The Wagner Journal

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Salonen Mahler 8 – not a Symphony of a Thousand

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Salonen Mahler 8  - not a Symphony of a ThousandMahler’s Symphony no 8 was given its title “The Symphony of a Thousand” by a promoter who wanted to attract the kind of crowd who like blockbusters, but don’t necessarily care much about music. Judging from the delirious applause at last night’s Royal Festival Hall concert, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, that kind of audience is all too common these days, too…

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The Vienna Philharmonic Recalls World War I in SarajevoThe Vienna Philharmonic chose its material carefully for a concert held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, that remembered World War I.

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La finta giardiniera, Glyndebourne Festival OperaThe title of the opera provides the essence of Frederic Wake-Walker’s staging. Finta – pretend, fake – and giardiniera – gardener – are key elements in a show where Arcadian bliss is not even glimpsed until the counterfeit facade of 18th century manners and deceit has quite literally crumbled away…

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Barbican HallBeethoven – Symphony no.2 in D major, op.36Messiaen – Turangalîla-SymphonySteven Osborne (piano)Cynthia Miller (ondes-Martenot)London Symphony OrchestraJonathan Nott (conductor) Try as I might, I found it impossible, whether before, during, or after the performance, to fathom the idea behind programming Beethoven’s Second Symphony with Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphony…

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