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Regni Dessay + MORE

Almost exactly twenty years after her auspicious Metropolitan Opera debut as the Fiakermilli in Arabella and a year following what she has claims was her final appearance on the operatic stage, Natalie Dessay returned Sunday afternoon to Lincoln Center—to sing opera. No, not at the Met nor a com.... More »
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October is Hell Month + MORE

Groan. I can't go to four concerts every week.SFS dates are the first day of a 3-4 concert run.All month: SFO, Lucia di Lammermoor, Magic Flute.Mariinsky is more than one date. I left Twyla Tharp off.10/3 - Mariinsky10/4 - Andras Schiff10/4 -   Phil Baroque: Scarlatti discovery (other dates as .... More »
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Ramin Karimloo, London Palladium + MORE

Strictly speaking it should have been billed as “Ramin Karimloo and Broadgrass at the London Palladium” – then we might have anticipated the support act and late arrival of the West End and Broadway star known especially for having journeyed through pretty much every principal role.... More »
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How the New York Philharmonic jumped the online gun + MORE

The orchestra is ahead of the world in digitising its archives and making them universally available online. Archivist Barbara Haws traces the process from small beginnings: When I was finishing archive school in the 80s, I was reading a magazine that talked about the first PC. That was just mind bl.... More »
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Classical Music Agenda (February 2016) + MORE

February is a day longer this year, but the shortest month would have had more than enough good concerts in any case. Here are the ten we think are the most important, plus some freebies and two dance events that are must-see. VOICES: Opera Lafayette continues its work excavating musical rarities, .... More »

Francesconi Quartett Linbury Royal Opera House

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Francesconi Quartett  Linbury Royal Opera HouseLuca Francesconi’s Quartett has at last made it to Britain. Francesconi is hardly obscure. His music has long been championed by Irvine Arditti and the Arditti Quartet , and is regularly heard in European new music circles. There’s even a Francesconi premiere at this year’s BBC Proms (apparently cancelled some weeks ago, see below)…

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Following his 2013 opera Emily, composer Tim Benjamin is back this August with Madame X, an operatic exploration of the darker side of the art world featuring the young lovers Masetto and Zerlina, Masetto’s agent, and wealthy collectors. We asked 5 questions to Benjamin. I find it curious that your two lovers are named Masetto and Zerlina, ostensibly after the pair in Don […

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Julius Rudel 1921-2014

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Julius Rudel 1921-2014The legendary conductor, mainstay of New York City Opera for 35 years, has died, says @nprclassical.

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A new piece of music by award-winning composer Jocelyn Pook explores a common complaint – anxiety.

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Julius Rudel, Longtime City Opera Impresario, Dies at 93The Austrian-born conductor had led the organization, called “the people’s opera,” for 22 years and continued to be its backer.

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A long-awaited and thoroughly rewarding premiere for the opera based on Lao She’s story of a simple labourer and his attempts to buy his own rickshaw

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Sometimes it feels like life is a tug of war—between east and west, life and career, social and personal, work and play, urban and rural, composer and singer-songwriter, professional and academic, serious and jocular, art and business, collaboration and solitude—and I can’t seem to choose my side.

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Sunwook Kim review  a young pianist to watch out forStationers’ Hall, LondonThe Korean musician’s solo recital confirmed a maturity beyond his yearsWhen the 18-year-old Korean pianist Sunwook Kim won the Leeds International Piano competition in 2006, joining the likes of Murray Perahia, Radu Lupu and Artur Pizarro, he became the youngest ever player to do so…

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Cecilia Bartoli cancels debut, city cancels show

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Cecilia Bartoli cancels debut, city cancels showThe most reliable of mezzos has pulled out of L’Italiana in Algeri, which was to have opened tomorrow in Dortmund. Hearing that she was sick, Dortmund cancelled the opera.
Bene­dikt Stampa, of Konzer­thaus Dortmund, said, ‘This morn­ing Cecilia called me: She has fallen ill and is incon­sol­able that she won’t be able to sing…

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The ensemble’s small-scale performances made a big impression, with a give-and-take between musicians that was almost conversational

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Conductor and Pianist Marlon Daniel Sends Photos of 'The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion' on June 23, 2014 at Carnegie HallMarlon Daniel, Conductor and Pianist, www.marlondaniel.com, sends these photos from:  ‘The Black Stars of The Great White Way Broadway Reunion’ on June 23, 2014 at Carnegie Hall

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This production of Janacek’s masterpiece captures the composer’s heartache and brims with fine performances

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 Shostakovich, Arensky, Vivaldi/Piazzolla: WNO String Ensemble, David Adams, leader, RWCMD, Cardiff, 25/06/14  (LJ).  Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Octet Op. 11, No. 1 Arensky, Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky Vivaldi/Piazzolla, The Eight Seasons Greeted by a live Welsh-folk band, lit by dappled sunlight as it glinted through the leafy trees and shone through the […]

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