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Martinů: Cantatas CD review – wistful, rustic romance with great authority + MORE

Prague Philharmonic Choir/Vasilek(Supraphon)In the late 1950s, Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959) turned his mind to Moravian folk poetry – images of the Czech highlands where he grew up – and wrote four little cantatas with wistful names such as Romance of the Dandelions and Legend of Smoke from Pot.... More »
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Review: Juilliard Orchestra, Grabbing the ‘Ring’ Cycle + MORE

Alan Gilbert of the New York Philharmonic showed off the fruits of his other job, teaching at Juilliard, with a concert of Schumann, Berg and Wagner..... More »
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Britten Sinfonia/Esfahani review – driving momentum and casual brilliance + MORE

Milton Court, LondonIn an all-Spanish programme, soloist Mahan Esfahani negotiated the mood swings and disruptive rhythms of Francisco Coll’s new harpsichord concertoFrancisco Coll’s new harpsichord concerto was written for Mahan Esfahani. With a solo part that’s hyperactive in the outer movem.... More »
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Dreadful Acoustic Mars Fascinating American Themed Recital + MORE

      Ravel, Gershwin, Antheil, Korngold, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Yura Lee (violin), Wu Han (piano), Gloria Chien (piano), Kristin Lee (violin), Richard O’Neill (viola), David Finckel (cello), Palais im Großen Garten, Dresden, Thursday 5th May 2014 (MC)  .... More »
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String Theory 16: 17 Quartets, some with voices, tapes, etc. + MORE

Grant Chu Covell[January 2016.]Sofia GUBAIDULINA: String Quartet No. 1 (1971); String Quartet No. 2 (1987); String Quartet No. 3 (1987); String Quartet No. 4 (1993); Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H (2002); Quintet for Piano and Strings (1957); String Trio (1988); Sonata for Violin and Cello, “Rej.... More »
A song by Felix Mendelssohn whose whereabouts were unclear for more than 100 years has turned up in a private collection in the United States and will be auctioned.

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Uncovering a Hidden Gem: Joseph Szulc’s Clair de Lune

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One of the most beautiful things about exploring the art song tradition is that every so often you uncover a song by an unknown composer that speaks with such elegance and beauty that you’re astonished not to have heard it before.While preparing for a Vocal Lit class at the Glenn Gould School last week I found just one of those buried treasures: a 1907 setting of Verlaine’s Clair de lune by Polish/French composer and conductor Joseph Szulc…

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Constantin Frantz: Offener Brief an Richard WagnerVolltext aus dem Bayreuther Blätter, Juni 1878. Constantin Frantz (12. Sep 1817 – 2. Mai 1891) gehört ursprünglich um den Junghegelianer wie Max Stirner, David Strauß, Ludwig Feuerbach, Arnold Ruge sowie Marx und Engels. Später aber tritt Frantz von Hegelianismus zurrück und ging zu einer reaktionäre schellingianische Seite über…

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Rosalind Plowright’s first recital disc reviewed: La belle Dame sans merci
Rosalind Plowright — La belle Dame sans merci

During a career spanning almost forty years, Rosalind Plowright has never recorded a recital disc. She has sung in all the world’s greatest opera houses, with the most lauded of colleagues — singers, conductors, directors, designers — and made some important opera recordings and videos, yet the recital disc has never quite happened, even though recitals are a part of her career that Plowright takes very seriously…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 30: Veronika Eberle, Lisa Batiashvili, Ilya Gringolts 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.

Veronika Eberle performed the Beethoven with the St. Paul Chamber OrchestraPioneer Press: “What she offered at Stillwater’s Trinity Lutheran Church Thursday night was among the most exciting, pulse-pounding, confidently rendered interpretations of the Beethoven Violin Concerto that I’ve encountered in decades of concerts…

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The Walnut Creek orchestra’s latest performance — featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Scheherazade,’ Rachmaninov’s ‘Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini’ and the world premiere of D.J. Sparr’s ‘Dreams of the Old Believers’ — shows the symphony thriving with Cabrera as conductor.

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The official classical chart

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Week ending 3 May 2014
 



1

Aranjuez
Miloš Karadaglić (guitar); London Philharmonic/Nézet-Séguin
Mercury Classics 481 0811xt
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Mozart: Requiem
Dunedin Consort/John Butt
Linn CKD 449
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Walton: 
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko
Naxos 8…

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“This is the point of no return!”“My opera will be the grandest of all! It’s the Roman empire, four acts, choruses, dancing boys. I have never shied away from the exoticism and gilded fantabulousness of the opera world. I have no fear of incense. [Laughs] That’s why I love to incense the critics. [Laughs]” [OUT]

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Divinités du stacks

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Divinités du stacksThe noble Alceste of Kirsten Flagstad is but one of many fascinating live recordings featured in Opera Depot’s May Sale, with all new titles 40% off through Sunday, May 13. (And while you’re there, don’t forget to download this month’s freebie, a Rosenkavalier featuring Janet Baker and Helga Dernesch…

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What a Gál!

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What a Gál!How great it is that Hans Gál is Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3. He is one of music’s most genuine undersung heroes and last year it was wonderful that so many people helped to crowdfund conductor Ken Woods’ latest recording in his series of Gál’s works with the Orchestra of the Swan. You can listen to the programmes online and for seven days after broadcast here…

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CD Spotlight. Very Practical

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Hindemith music for clarinet, appreciated by Robert Anderson. ‘Richard Stoltzman has every opportunity to display his outstanding technique …’

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Maestro moves: Kent Nagano signs on again at third job

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Maestro moves: Kent Nagano signs on again at third jobHe has renewed in Gothenburg, his third music directorship after Hamburg and Montreal. Good for whom? Gothenburg, once Sweden’s trailblazer, has lost ground to both of the Stockholm orchestras which are flourishing under the intense attention of Sakari Oramo and Daniel Harding.  When will they ever learn? Press release from the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, 6 May […]

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