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Yuja Wang on Scintillating Form in Tchaikovsky + MORE

Rossini, Tchaikovsky and Respighi: Yuja Wang (piano), Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Roma / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 11.5.2017. (AS) Rossini – Le siège de Corinthe, Overture Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No.1 .... More »
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Pierre Audi on His ‘Guillaume Tell’ + MORE

An excerpt from Rossini's opera — with commentary from Mr. Audi, who directed this new production for the Metropolitan Opera..... More »
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Ensemble. A Pleasant Change + MORE

Derby Choral Union's Christmas Concert, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
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On May 4, 2016, Givonna Joseph, founder of OperaCréole, performed "From The Diary of Sally Hemings" at Marigny Opera House, New Orleans + MORE

The New Orleans Advocate: Photo by Cedric Ellsworth -- Givonna Joseph, center, shown with Dara Rahming, left, and and Ebonee Davis of OperaCreole, sings 'From the Diary of Sally Hemings.'Dr. Wilfred Delphin, piano Givonna Joseph, mezzo sopranoGivonna Joseph, Juanita Caiton & Aria Ma.... More »
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Who's Next? + MORE

Major cast changes at SF Opera so far:Thomas Hampson withdraws from Luisa Miller after deciding that the role of Miller isn't for him.Gerald Finley withdraws from Sweeney Todd on account of impending childbirthDiana Damrau withdraws from Lucia di Lammermoor on account of exhaustionPhi.... More »
Barbican Hall Marlis Petersen (soprano)Sally Dodds (mezzo-soprano) Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey)London Symphony OrchestraRichard Egarr (conductor)  It is not an enviable task, to take over from the late Sir Colin Davis in almost any repertoire, let alone in Haydn…

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Sonya Headlam will perform Berlioz's 'La mort d'Ophélie' on January 26 and 27, 2014 as a part of One World Symphony's 'Addiction' concerthttp://oneworldsymphony.org/concerts1314_Addiction.shtmlOne World SymphonySonya Headlam will perform Berlioz’s La mort d’Ophélieon January 26 and 27, 2014 as a part of One World Symphony’s Addictionconcert. The program will also feature music from Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and the World Premiere performance of Sung Jin Hong’s Breaking Bad — Ozymandias (2014)…

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In Brief: End of Christmas Edition

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio, online video, and other good things in Blogville and Beyond. (After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast.) Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Listen to one of the masterworks of music history, Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame, performed by the Ensemble

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The fast-rising Italian lyric soprano showed off her natural timbre and flawless technique in a pleasingly unpredictable programme of love songs

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A Fine Brahms from Gary Hoffman and David Selig

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Brahms Gary Hoffman (cello), David Selig (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 10.1.2014 (RB) Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op 38 Cello Sonata in D major, Op 78 (transcription of Violin Sonata in G Major Cello Sonata No. 2 in F, Op 99 Gary Hoffman made his debut in the Wigmore Hall when he was […]

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St Petersburg 1914

– davidnice.blogspot.com

St Petersburg 1914So now I can stick on my CV that I’ve written a monologue for a famous actor. I’ve had scripts for two Glyndebourne ‘Opera Bites’ – a sadly defunct CD series of introductions – read by Fiona Shaw (Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers) and Timothy West (Prokofiev’s Betrothal in a Monastery), but this one ‘for’ Jonathan Pryce is slightly different…

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Opera Review: Bronx Opera Company’s ‘The Rivals’ at the Kaye PlayhouseThe Bronx Opera Company opened its 47th season on Saturday with “The Rivals,” a 2002 comic opera by Kirke Mechem.    

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Colorful Bates Work Puts Beethoven in a New Light

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Beethoven, Mason Bates: Alexander Barantschik (violin), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 9.1.2014 (HS) Beethoven: Romance in G Major, Op. 40 Romance in F Major, Op. 50 Mason Bates: The B-Sides Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A Major Mason Bates has emerged as a wholly original voice in today’s […]

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MILESTONE NEW SET Mahler recordings 1903-40

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MILESTONE NEW SET Mahler recordings 1903-40At last, probably the definitve set of recordings of the music of Gustav Mahler from issued 78’s between 1903 and 1940. Although some of these recordings have been known for some time, this new 8 CD set from Urlicht Audio-Visual is a collectors item because it’s so beautifully put together. This is the most comprehensive collection ever assembled, including every recording listed in Peter Fulop’s Mahler Discograhy…

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A conductor obsessed by obscurity

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A conductor obsessed by obscurityBryan Fairfax, whose death has just been announced, gave the UK premieres of the third symphonies of Gustav Mahler and Dmitri Shostakovich at a time when the works were considered box-office poison. Bryan performed the Mahler with a pro-am orchestra, the Polyphonia, in St Pancras Town Hall in February 1961 (the professional premiere was given […]

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Muti shocked, Zakharova cancels: strikes and budget disaster at Rome OperaCarlo FuortesCarlo Fuortes, the new director of Rome Opera, has a difficult path ahead of him. During the first few months of his leadership he must guide the company out of its present disastrous economic situation. In a press conference this week, he announced that the situation was even worse than previously announced: in 2013 Rome Opera lost 10 million euros (more than $13m)…

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In his ranking of Top Ten Music Events in Chicago in 2013, Critic Andrew Patner "selected South Shore Opera Company's production of 'Troubled Island' as No. 1"Chicago Production of Troubled Island Cast Photo (Copyright Antonio Green)Leslie B. Dunner, Conductor, Troubled Island (Jonathan Matthias)Dominique-René de Lerma writes on January 11, 2014:There was a rebroadcast on WFMT (Chicago) this morning of Andrew Patner’s 10 best music events in Chicago in 2013, following an assignment from the Sun Times (which probably published his report as well)…

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Disclosure: Jennifer Wallace (Mrs. Grose) is the blogger’s sister. 

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