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Pollini - Schoenberg, Schumann, and Chopin, 2 March 2016 + MORE

Royal Festival HallSchoenberg – Six Little Piano Pieces, op.19Schumann – Allegro in B minor, op.8Schumann – Fantasie in C major, op.17Chopin – Barcarolle, op.60Chopin – Two Nocturnes, op.55Chopin – Polonaise-Fantaisie, op.61Chopin – Scherzo in C-sharp minor, op.39Maurizio Pollini (pian.... More »
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Listening Listfully 2015 - Ars Gratia Artis + MORE

[This is the first, in posting order, of two Favorite Musickes of the Year posts. There is some duplication the introductory paragraphs.] In 2014, the end of December pulled a fast one on those, this blogger included, who produce "year-end" lists of the best, or of their preferred, recorded mus.... More »
performance

Suckling Sets Musical World in Motion with his Piano Concerto Premiere + MORE

Mozart, Suckling, R. Strauss: Tom Poster (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 13.10.2016 (SRT) Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro Suckling: Piano Concerto (SCO Commission: world premiere) R. Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme This was an e.... More »
opera

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 »
maestro

A Festival of English Organ Music Volume 2: Salisbury Cathedral + MORE

It is good to hear some lesser-known organ transcriptions of Elgar’s music. Volume 1 (MDG 316 1836-2) of this ‘Festival’ presented Nimrod from the Enigma Variations as well has the superb Organ Sonata No. 1, op.28.  The present CD opens with the Imperial March which was written in 1897 to.... More »

Our ensemble is called Isis. Er….

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Our ensemble is called Isis. Er….There’s a rather good London ensemble with a little problem. They’ve been around for nine years and are just getting ready for anniversary liftoff. But some other group seems to have hijacked their name. What do you think they should do?
Read here.

h/t: Susanne Stanzeleit

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Music Review: James Baker Leads the Talea Ensemble at RouletteThe Talea Ensemble performed “Written for Talea,” a concert of new works composed for the group, at Roulette.

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Pape music

– parterre.com

Pape musicThere is something so very Don Draper about René Pape. The German bass is blessed with one of the most beautiful, sonorous instruments of all time. There is never a hint of a Bayreuth bark about Pape’s voice—it is rich, deep, loud, like a fine Cabernet Sauvignon. When he first came on the opera scene everyone swooned over that beautiful voice…

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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, you may need to press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Watch the production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, directed by Cécile Roussat at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, starring Marianna

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The Robert Poulton Foundation.

– www.planethugill.com

The Robert Poulton Foundation.Robert PoultonThe British baritone Robert Poulton was killed in a road accident in October 2012. A great loss not only to his family, but to the British operatic scene; at the time of his death he was performing in Dvorak’s Rusalka with Glyndebourne on Tour. Now to celebrate his legacy and to raise funds for the Robert Poulton Foundation there is a concert on 1 October 2014 at St…

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Nelsons in Boston

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Andris Nelsons has begun his tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, three years after James Levine resigned on account of his health problems. His first concert was last night, and the reviewers were there.Anthony Tommasini, NY TimesJeremy Eichler, Boston GlobeDavid Wright, Boston Classical ReviewLee Eiseman, Boston Musical IntelligencerKeith Powers, Westford Eagle

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Music Review: Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading Boston SymphonyAndris Nelsons went with a mixed program to start his reign as the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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Stellar Debuts in Covent Garden’s Il barbiere

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Cast; Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 29.09.2014 (CC)     Cast Figaro: Lucas Meachem Count Almaviva: Michele Angelini Rosina: Serena Malfi Doctor Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli Don Basilio: Mauruzio Muraro Berta: Janis Kelly Fiorello: Wyn Pencarreg Ambroglio: Jonathan […]

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Music For Heart and Breath | Ear Heart Music Ear Heart Music opens its third season at Roulette with a concert of Richard Reed Parry’s highly acclaimed new Deutsche Grammaphon CD, Music for Heart and Breath. The yMusic Ensemble and composer/performer Nico Muhly join Parry (most widely known from Arcade Fire) to comprise the all-star […

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The official classical chart

– www.classical-music.com

Week ending 27 September 2014

1

Stella de Napoli
Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano); L'orchestre et choeur de L'Opéra de Lyon/Riccardo Minasi
Erato 2564636562
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2

Schumann: The Symphonies
Scottish Chmaber Orchestra/Robin Ticciati
Linn CKD450
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 3

Brahms: The Symphonies
Gewandhausorchester/Riccardo Chailly
Decca 4785344
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4

The Voice of the Turtle Dove
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers 
Coro COR16119
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5

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar); London Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Mercury Classics 4810811
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6

Dances
Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)
Decca 4785334
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7

Under the Stars
Charlie Siem (violin); Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra/Paul Goodwin
Sony Classical 88883787642
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8

Fauré: Reqiuem
The Choir of King's College/Stephen Cleobury
King's College Cambridge KGS0005
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9

Mozart: Requiem
Dunedin Consort/John Butt
Linn CKD449
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10

Byrd: Three Masses
The Choir of Westminster Cathedral/Martin Baker
Hyperion CDA68038
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11

In praise of Saint Columba
Gonville & Caius College Choir
Delphian DCD34137
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12

From the Imperial Court
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU807595
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13

Meditation
Elīna Garanča (mezzo-soprano); Latvian Radio Choir/Karel Mark Chichon
Deutsche Grammophon 4792071
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14

Howells: Stabat Mater
The Bach Choir/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra/David Hill
Naxos 8…

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Gay, glamorous, but broke

– parterre.com

Gay, glamorous, but brokeBorn on this day in 1904 Greer Garson, English-American actress.

Born on this day in 1858 conductor and composer Leopoldo Mugnone

Born on this day in 1876 conductor and composer Georg Vollerthun

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Requiem for secret women’s language

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE most anticipated event of this year’s OzAsia Festival was the return appearance of Chinese composer Tan Dun.

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Mystery great Wagnerian Závodszky Zoltán

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Mystery great Wagnerian Závodszky ZoltánWho was Závodszky Zoltán? A friend sent a link to an hour-long documentary about him, with lots of clips and rare photos, but it’s all in Hungarian. Help, please!From what we’ve been able to gather, Závodszky (1892-1976) was a famous Hungarian tenor, who specialized in Wagner, singing mainly in Hungarian translation…

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