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The 4 great challenges, by one of our favourite pianists + MORE

From a typically honest interview with Peter Donohoe: What have been the greatest challenges of your career so far? 1 Taking the plunge in my early 20s and deciding after all to be a solo pianist. 2 Maintaining the natural sense of British taste and reserve at the same as learning to be emotionally.... More »
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Julia Bullock @ Vocal Arts + MORE

L. Bernstein, West Side Story, J. Bullock (inter alii), San Francisco Symphony, M. Tilson Thomas (Chandos, 2011) Charles T. Downey, Julia Bullock shows almost any song can soar in her capable vocal cords (Washington Post, April 20) The recital by Julia Bullock, presented by Vocal Arts D.C. in the Ke.... More »
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Boulez, Schoenberg - and a Womble? + MORE

Whilst reading in the newly reopened library of the Arnold Schönberg Center, I came across an entry in the catalogue, entitled ‘Boulez, Schoenberg – and a Womble?’ Needless to say, more serious pursuits had to wait. It is the eye-catching title for a behind-the-scenes report from the late Edw.... More »
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Barbara Hannigan and Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla in the Spellbinding Proms Premiere of let me tell you + MORE

Prom 55 – Mozart, Hans Abrahamsen and Tchaikovsky: Barbara Hannigan (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.8.2016. (AS) Mozart – Overture: The Magic Flute Hans Abrahamsen – let me tell you Tchaikovsky – Symp.... More »

Faust Quartet Works Wonders in Whangarei

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 Schubert, Helena Winkelmann: Faust Quartet (Simone Roggen, violin; Annina Woehrle, violin; Ada Meinich, viola; Birgit Böhme, cello); The Old Library, Whangarei, New Zealand, 14.9.2014 [PSe] Schubert – Quartettsatz Helena Winkelmann – Quadriga, for String Quartet (2011) Schubert – String Quartet No…

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Demarre McGill & Kate Hatmaker, Art of Élan, Announce 8th Season of Concerts with The San Diego Museum of Art, Starting Oct. 28, 2014 with "Aria"Steven Schick conducts Anna Clyne’s “Within Her Arms” at the “Reflections: on loss” concert at the San Diego Museum of Art, February 2014. Photography by William Zauscher. Flutist Demarre McGill and violinist Kate Hatmaker are Art of Élan,www.artofelan.orgWe are thrilled to announce our 8th season of concerts in partnership with The San Diego Museum of Art, which we’re appropriately calling “The Song Goes On” in salute to the resilience and spirit of the San Diego Opera…

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THE TRIF IS BACK!

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THE TRIF IS BACK!Tomorrow night Daniil Trifonov is making his Royal Festival Hall recital debut – and if you’re in London or within easyish reach of it, you need to get there. His programme is:Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV.542 arr. Liszt for pianoLudwig Van Beethoven: Sonata in C minor, Op…

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The Associated Press reports that Prince enlisted the Minnesota Orchestra to record an unreleased track inspired by Dionne Warwick.

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Escher Quartet review  too much of a good thingKings Place, LondonThis daunting chamber concert programme of Bach and Beethoven never quite delivered what it promisedBachs Art of Fugue, followed by the original version of Beethovens B flat Quartet Op 130, with the Grosse Fuge as its finale, is about as daunting as a chamber concert can get as much for the players as for the audience…

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Atlanta: The path from lock-out to lock-down

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Atlanta: The path from lock-out to lock-downThe Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has a new acting president in the driving seat today, a former executive of Coca-cola which once aspired ‘to teach the world to sing/in perfect harmony.’
There ‘s a long way to go before they reach that point in darkest Georgia. And a lot of questions for the new boss to answer before he can regain the trust of musicians and the musical public…

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Think you might like Prokofiev?

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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.

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Bach transcriptions for guitar

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Bach transcriptions for guitar J.S Bach, guitar arrangements by Lily Afshar; Lily Afshar; Archer Records Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Sep 15 2014 Star rating: 4.0New arrangements of Bach for the guitar by talented young guitaristPerforming any sort of baroque music on modern instruments involves an element of transcription. instruments have changed so much, or disappeared altogether – who plays the arpeggione now? On this new disc guitarist Lily Afshar has made a virtue of necessity and made new transcriptions for the guitar of a number of Bach works…

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William Christie and Les Arts Florissants in Season of ChangeThe Baroque ensemble Les Arts Florissants, founded by William Christie in Paris, is adjusting its protocols to account for changes in public funding.

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Opera house of the year?

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Opera house of the year?The title is awarded by the monthly Opernwelt and the 2014 winner is….
 

 
Munich.
Its music director Kirill Petrenko is conductor of the year.
Well deserved? We think so.

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Say Bye-Bye, Stanley! Bye-Bye!

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Say Bye-Bye, Stanley! Bye-Bye!ASO PhotographHe’s probably not smiling quite this much right now.Stanley Romanstein – excuse me, Dr. Stanley Romanstein, Ph.D. – has resigned as CEO of the Atlanta Symphony. The ASO’s statement says this:“I believe that my continued leadership of the ASO would be an impediment to our reaching a new labor agreement with the ASO’s musicians,” Romanstein said in an ASO statement…

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Oy Vey

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Peter Gelb, June 2014, in a Met press release:“I’m convinced that the opera is not anti-Semitic,” said the Met’s General Manager, Peter Gelb. “But I’ve also become convinced that there is genuine concern in the international Jewish community that the live transmission of The Death of Klinghoffer would be inappropriate at this time of rising anti-Semitism, particularly in Europe…

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Barber on the verge of a nervous breakdownIt’s a romance but it’s not all about love. It’s a comedy but not everyone’s laughing. It’s a place where the one thing you can expect is the unexpected. The place is… Philadelphia?  
Opera Philadelphia’s new production of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (a co-production with Opera St Louis) is an hommage to the great Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar…

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