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virtuosos

John Malveaux: Placido Domingo & Shirley Verrett in Meyerbeer's 'L'Africaine,' which premiered in 1865, coinciding with passage of 13th Amendment to Abolish Slavery + MORE

Shirley Verrett & Placido Domingo in L'AfricaineJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com writes:Please see Placido Domingo and Shirley Verrett in L'Africaine, an opera by Giacomo Meyerbeer. The opera premiered in 1865 and coincided with passage of 13th Amendment to Abolish Slav.... More »
symphonies news

Ian Venables - The Song of the Severn + MORE

Ian Venables The Song of the Severn, The Pine Boughs Past Music; Roderick Williams, Carducci String Quartet, Graham J Lloyd; Signum Classics Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 09 2015 Star rating: 3.5 Lyric melancholy and elegiac, Ian Venables musical responses to the Glouc.... More »
orchestra

Kent Nagano Leads the Hamburg Orchestra in a Beautifully Performed Berlioz + MORE

Berlioz: Les Troyens: Hamburgische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra, Kent Nagano (conductor), Staatsoper, Hamburg, 9.10.2015 (JMI) Berlioz, Les Troyens New Production: Direction: Michael Thalhaimer Sets: Olaf Altmann Costumes: Michaela Barth Lighting: Norman Plathe Cast: Didon: Elena Zhidkova Aenea.... More »
concerto

Think you might like Prokofiev? + MORE

Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say..... More »
recital

Tree hugger + MORE

Malena Ernman heads a starry cast in this 2011 performance of Serse from the Theater an der Wien, courtesy of Our Own Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin. Georg Friedrich Händel: Serse Ensemble Matheus Arnold Schoenberg Chor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor Theater an der Wien 16 October 2011 Serse .... More »

Korea appoints its first woman chief conductor

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Korea appoints its first woman chief conductorWe are receiving reports that Shi-Yeon Sung, associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has been named chief conductor of the  Suwon Philharmonic. Shi-Yeon, 38, won the 2006 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition and was assistant conductor to James Levine at the Boston Symphony…

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The diva

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Tosca – Metropolitan Opera, 12/17/2013Radvanovsky, Tamura, Gagnidze / ArmiliatoI know she’s been working on them in parallel, with performances of this part around the world since the last Met run, but it’s near-impossible at this point to view Sondra Radvanovsky’s current run as Tosca separately from her triumph this fall as Norma…

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Phoney video: A pianist in fear of his life

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Phoney video: A pianist in fear of his lifeThis is the trailer for the forthcoming movie, Grand Piano, in which a soloist is warned he’ll be shot by a sniper if he plays a wrong note. Can you see anything credible in this?

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Gott der Herr die Hand uns reicht: Hänsel und Gretel in WiesbadenDie Kinder und die Knusperhexe. Photo © Staatstheater WiesbadenLike many other opera houses, the Staatstheater Wiesbaden is presenting Hänsel und Gretel during this festive season, and I took myself to yesterday's performance as a Christmas treat. Fine orchestral work, a carefully revived production, and strong vocal and dramatic performances made it a treat indeed…

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Learning How to Play as an IndividualBy Daniel Broniatowski: My dear readers,
Today’s article is not going to be about wedding music, music lessons, or my company, Maestro Musicians.
Rather, I simply wish to speak to you from the heart about my experience as a concert violinist. It is my hope that you can take my principles and apply them to your own life in any way that resonates (no pun intended!)…

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Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-Ode

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Jürgen Jürgens’ Trauer-OdeWalt Mundkowsky[December 2013.] Johann Sebastian BACH: Cantatas BWV 27 (1726), 158 (1713-17) and 198 (Trauer-Ode) (1727). (Rec. 1966.) Rotraud Hansmann (sop), Helen Watts (alt), Kurt Equiluz (ten), Max van Egmond (bs), Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg, Concerto Amsterdam, Jürgen Jürgens (dir.). Teldec 2564 64763-2 (http://www…

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Opera America is offering grants for women who write operas.    

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Mass in B Minor Wraps Up “Bach Unwrapped”

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Bach: Malin Christensson (soprano), Jennifer Johnston (mezzo-soprano), William Towers (counter-tenor), Joshua Ellicott (tenor), Benedict Nelson (baritone), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (director of music: Graham Ross), Aurora Orchestra, Nicholas Collon (conductor). Hall One, Kings Place, London, 21…

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Coupe de grâce

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Coupe de grâceThose among the cher public who did not find enough Wagner in their Christmas stockings (or who are still reeling from the recent ROH travesty they called a Bühnenweihfestspiel) will be pleased to hear that our good friends at Opera Depot are currently offering a free download of Parsifal conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch at the 1963 Bayreuth Festival.

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An energetic but sensitive James Levine conjured Mahler both nuanced and explosive from the virtuosic MET Orchestra

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