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On this day in in 1963, the Kingsmen released “Louie, Louie,” later the subject of a two-year investigation by the FBI on the charge of obscenity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XL20vPIXs-A Born on this day in 1898 soprano and actress Odette Florelle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H.... More »

The closure of the Ravel museum would be an act of cultural sabotage + MORE

The charming, eclectic museum in the French composer’s house at Montfort-l’Amaury has been abruptly closed and its future is in doubtAn eccentric little house called Le Belvédère – shaped like a narrowboat and perched on the edge of the small town of Montfort-l’Amaury, 40km south-west of P.... More »

Dip Your Ears, No. 206 (Bach-Busoni and Heiden’s Heiland) + MORE

J.S.Bach, “Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland”, Excerpts from the WTC: Bk.I & Chorales, Edna Stern ZZT 090104 (65:40) Bach, the Keyboard Vocalist Great music intelligently put together and terrifically played; the latest Bach recording on the ZigZag Territories label was all but assured a.... More »

Elektra, Semperoper Dresden, 15 December 2014 + MORE

Semperoper  Elektra – Elena Pankratova Chrysothemis – Manuela Uhl Klytämnestra – Jane Henschel Orest – Markus Marquardt Aegisth – Jürgen Müller First Maid – Constance Heller Second Maid – Stephanie Atanasov Third Maid – Christa Mayer Fourth Maid – Roxana Incontrera Fifth M.... More »
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Musicians As A Community Resource + MORE

It is always a pleasure to work on unique projects. One recent example I wanted to point out today is the work that went into the new website for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Violist Penny Brill’s Musicians As A Community Resource project, which focuses on a broad range of music and wellnes.... More »
ICAMUS.org: Marian Anderson Collection Includes Eight Unpublished Lieder of German Jewish Composer & Holocaust Victim James Simon (1880-1944)ICAMus The International Center for American Music Contralto Marian Anderson (1897-1993) with accompanying pianist Franz Rupp (1901-1992), early 1940s. Photographer: George H. Myles. Marian Anderson Collection of Photographs; Rare Book and Manuscript Library: Image Collections, University of Pennsylvania Libraries; Vol…

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Osmo Vanska to be a welcome guest in Reykjavik

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The Minnesota Orchestra’s music director has been appointed principal guest conductor of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra.

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Yefim Bronfman set fire to the Third Concerto in the Beethoven Festival of the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday.

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Forehead Slap

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Forehead Slap

Although it isn’t unheard of to deflect attention from one crisis by creating another, more manageable one, on a smaller scale it is unlikely that was the case when The Metropolitan Opera (Met) announced they were cancelling the radio broadcast and simulcasts for John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer…

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Five classical singers tackle Porgy and Bess at TSOConsidered the first great American opera, Porgy and Bess will be sung onstage by five classical singers June 20-21 with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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The National Coalition Against Censorship, the National Opera Association, Article 19, The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, Free Expression Policy Project, freeDimensional, Freemuse, and PEN American Center have issued a statement opposing the Metropolitan Opera’s cancellation of live HD simulcast of John Adams’ opera, The Death of Klinghoffer, to about 2000 cinemas in 65 countries…

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It is not often we hear Bruckner’s colossal Eighth Symphony in its longer and far quirkier original version (1887 ed Nowak) and when we do hear it in either of its two incarnations it invariably stands alone. That Fabio Luisi chose it for his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra was in itself more than a little revealing and the fact that he added Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto as an apéritif seemed to suggest that he had something to say about Bruckner’s uneasy quest for the kind of classical perfection that Mozart took for granted…

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Only at the end of this production of Luca Francesconi’s 2011 opera – based on ‘Les Liaisons dangereuses’ – are there glimpses of a powerful work

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Orchestral manoeuvres in the car parkLevel seven of a multi-storey car park in southeast London isn’t where you’d expect to hear Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony. Nonetheless, that’s where the Multi-Story orchestra are performing. Founders Kate Whitley and Christopher Stark explain how it worksTonight, Friday 20 June, we are bringing together a 65-piece classical symphony orchestra in a disused multi-storey car park in Peckham Rye, London…

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Crowd surfer carried away by Handel thrown out of alternative Proms
When Tom Morris launched the Bristol Proms, he invited audiences to participate with enthusiasm in a festival which would destroy the stuffy conventions of traditional classical concerts.

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I praise the Lawyers Philharmonic of Los Angeles. I heard them perform this past weekend.

When they arranged themselves on stage in the glorious Walt…
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Nudity on stage

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Nudity on stageThis article first appeared at auditionoracle.com Photo: Ruby Washington/The New York TimesThere’s a been a storm in a (a very small) teacup this week about a wannabe ‘opera singer’ stripping off during the variety talent show America’s Got Talent. In the skit, a personal trainer takes her dress off while singing O mio babbino caro, revealing a red bikini with an apologetic shrug…

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Cimbalom but Were Afraid to Ask: A Discussion with Nick TolleNick Tolle, cimbalomNicholas Tolle is one of the few professional cimbalom players in the country. He has performed with some of the world’s preeminent ensembles, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Lucerne Festival, working with conductors like Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös, Daniel Harding, and David Zinman…

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