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Event of the Year That I Will Be Missing + MORE

Matthias Goerne singing Winterreise in March, 2016, at the soon-to-open Taube Atrium Theater in the Wilsey Center for Opera, because at $125/seat, the price is more than I pay for my opera tickets.There are surely good reasons for the sky-high pricing, such as the tiny theater (they'll sell 897.... More »
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Best cast Parsifal of the century (so far)? + MORE

Munich, June 2018:       Richard Wagner 1813 — 1883 PARSIFAL Ein Bühnenweihfestspiel in drei Aufzügen • 1882 Libretto vom Komponisten Conductor Kirill Petrenko Director Pierre Audi • Amfortas Christian Gerhaher  • Titurel Bálint Szabó • Gurnemanz René Pape • Parsifal.... More »
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Five of the best… John Wilson Proms + MORE

Rating:  0 Since 2009, when the John Wilson Orchestra impressed the nation with its special BBC Prom dedicated to th.... More »
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A marriage of French spectacle and Italian lyricism and poetry - A propos Gluck's Orpheus + MORE

Gluck's Orfeo from the 1764 scoreWhen Gluck wrote Orfeo ed Euridice for the court in Vienna there is a sense that the marriage with the opera's librettist Ranieri de' Calzabigi was an arranged one. Gluck had been patronised by Count Giacomo Durazzo, the director of court spectacle in Imperial Vienna.... More »
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James Levine’s return fulfills a determined quest at Ravinia + MORE

Unscheduled drama has erupted at the Ravinia Festival’s annual benefit concerts over the years. In 1999 an unknown teenager from China took the stage as a last-minute substitute for an ailing soloist, pianist Andre Watts. His performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra electrified the massive .... More »
Wigmore Hall, LondonThe singers provided the Wigmore’s Purcell retrospective with a great and perfectly coordinated double act, imaginatively supported by the English ConcertPart of the Wigmore’s Henry Purcell retrospective, this programme supported by five members of the English Concert under its artistic director, Harry Bicket, featured two of today’s undoubted countertenor stars…

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Enigma : Cecil Coles, Martyn Brabbins BBC SSO

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Enigma : Cecil Coles, Martyn Brabbins BBC SSOThree premieres of sorts of works by composers who have been dead for a hundred years?  Intriguing. Martyn Brabbins conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in  George Butterworth’s Orchestral Fantasia and Cecil Coles Behind the Lines and Sorrowful Dance (broadcast available on BBC Radio 3 here)…

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Review: Resurrecting a Pair of Rachmaninoff FlopsThe New York Philharmonic and Daniil Trifonov offer the composer’s Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto No. 4 at David Geffen Hall.

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beten . prayer Antoine Beuger: Vater unser James Weeks: The world in tune Dante Boon: And/or (2) Sidney Corbett: Gebet Dante Boon: Mirte Nikolaus Brass: Benediktionen Eva-Maria Houben: a-men Irene Kurka, soprano ewr1504 This really is a special one. Solo voice carries so many connotations, of speech, of song, of chant, of prayer…

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Subdued BBCSO Rophé Franck Ravel Berlioz

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Subdued BBCSO Rophé Franck Ravel BerliozAt the Barbican, Pascal Rophé conducted the BBCSO,  replacing  François-Xavier Roth who was indisposed.   Cancellations happen (as I wrote in my piece on Jonas Kaufmann HERE), so even though Roth wasn’t there, the serious music lovers were. Not that Roth appeals to the glitzy fashionista crowd…

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Empathy and Commitment from Emerson String Quartet

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 Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert: Emerson String Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London, 17.11.2015. (GD) Haydn String Quartet in G Op. 76 No. 1 Beethoven String Quartet in F Op. 135 Schubert String Quartet in G D 887   There was a most imaginative programme logic to the narrative of these three late masterpieces from the Classical Viennese period, with Haydn representing the […]

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The Official Classical Chart

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Week ending 20 November 2015
 

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Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album
Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)
Sony Classical 88875092492
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Lang Lang in Paris
Lang Lang
Sony Classical 88875117582
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Bach: Mass in B Minor
Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
SDG SDG722
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Bach: Violin Concertos
Alina Ibragimova
Hyperion CDA68068
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5
 

Cantate Domino – La Capella Sistina
The Sistine Chapel Choir/Palombella
Deutsche Grammophon 4795300
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6
 

Rutter: Gift of Life
Cambridge Singers, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Rutter
Collegium COLCD138
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Still With The Music
Karl Jenkins
Warner Classics 0825646100538
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Carols from Queens
Queen's College Choir/Rees
Avie AV2345
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9
 

Taverner: Missa Corona Spinea
Tallis Scholars/Phillips
Gimell CDGIM046
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Bach: Magnificat
Dunedin Consort/Butt
Linn CKD469
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Devil may care

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Devil may careOn this day in 1901 Jules Massenet’s “conte lyrique” Grisélidis premiered at the Opéra-Comique. 

Born on this day in 1903 dancer Alexandra Danilova

Happy 78th birthday tenor René Kollo

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Charleston Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble Ring in the Holiday Season  15th Annual Gospel Christmas: Saturday, Dec. 5,  A Charleston Holiday TraditionCHARLESTON, SC November 19, 2015 ─The acclaimed Charleston Gospel Choir joins forces with the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble for the holidays to present the 15th Annual Gospel Christmas Saturday, December 5, 2015, 7:30pm at Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway, Charleston.Providing the setting for story of Christ’s birth through music, the Charleston Spiritual Ensemble opens the program with moving interpretations of sacred holiday music in the manner of the African-American Spiritual including Mary Had a Baby by Roland Carter, Hail Mary by William Dawson, Glory Hallelujah to The New Born King, by Mark Butler and Away In A Manger by Moses Hogan are among a list of classics…

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The first woman to head Chicago Symphony in 125 years

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The first woman to head Chicago Symphony in 125 yearsLike Julius Caesar in another context, Helen Zell thrice refused the crown.
She never wanted to be chair of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. But the pressure was on and when she accepted, writes Shia Kapos in a fascinating profile, ‘a barely audible “Yes!” went up from a half-dozen women at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s annual meeting…

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Intriguing Music by Two Female Composers at Wien Modern

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 Wien Modern (5) – Mundry, Andre, and SaundWien Modern (5) – Mundry, Andre, and Sauers: Nicolas Hodges (piano), Carolin Widmann (violin), ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/Sylvain Cambreling (conductor). Grosser Saal, Konzerthaus, Vienna, 19.11.2015 (MB) Isabel Mundry – Non-Places, a Piano Concerto (2012, Austrian premiere) Mark Andre – … hij … 1 (2010, Austrian premiere) Rebecca […]

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NavonaRecords.com: Composer, pianist, teacher, poet, and writer, Robert Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is regarded as one of the most important musicians in American historyRelease Date: November 13, 2015Catalog #: NV6013R. Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a complete Works List by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma of Lawrence University Conservatory.Clipper Erickson

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Refreshingly Wide-ranging

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A recital by Korean pianist Jenna Sung, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

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