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On this day in 1971 President Nixon announced he would visit the People’s Republic of China.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RzPwt9bQ3g Born on this day in 1905 lyricist Dorothy Fields http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly1pegFBJvc Born on this day in 1921 composer Jack Beeson http://www.... More »
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Rating:  0 Week ending 18 April 2015   1 Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610.... More »
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On this day in 1877 Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cqnATSWX6I Born on this day in 1694 writer and philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet (better known as Voltaire) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5liuHR6wug Happy 72nd birthday mezzo-sopran.... More »
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Ethelbert Nevin[January 2017.]Jean-Pierre DROUET: Vie de famille (1999). Ensemble Aleph: Monica Jordan (sop), Dominique Clément (clar), Christophe Roy (vlc), Sylvie Drouin (accordion, synth), Françoise Matringe (pno), Jean-Charles François (perc). Hérissons Prod. LH07 (1 CD) (https://www.faceboo.... More »
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David Gockley to Joshua Kosman:“This is a transition year, and I didn’t want to leave my successor with something big and ugly,” Gockley said in a phone interview. “I wanted to be sure to hand Matthew something that was attainable.” Well, Mr. Gockley's plans appear to have gone awry: .... More »

Dancers tread water as show tanks

– www.theaustralian.com.au

DIDO & Aeneas, the Sydney Festival’s centrepiece event, is a self-regarding production that rides roughshod over Henry Purcell’s delicate opera.

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John Malveaux: Santa Monica Symphony Performs 'Harlem Symphony' of James P. Johnson in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. HolidayVictory Stride: The Symphonic Music of James P. JohnsonThe Concordia OrchestraMarin Alsop, ConductorMusic Masters 67140 (1994)[James Price Johnson (1894-1955), African American pianist and composer, is featured at AfriClassical.com]John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:After considerable inquiry and research Maestro Guido Lamell and the Santa Monica Symphony opened their annual MLK concert with the William Tell Overture…

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The manager of Brighton’s Philharmonic, who was credited with helping to save it from closure last year, has resigned.

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Mainstream Camouflage

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

Pardon a little self-indulgence, but wow, what a great gig I had in Buffalo today. It was a Gann/Ives program at the Unitarian Universalist Church; Paula McGirr sang my song “Faith” (which she’d sung 25 years earlier) and Ives’s “Serenity,” and Daniel Bassin conducted The Unanswered Question and my Transcendental Sonnets, with the UUCB Choir […]

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To Hell and Back with Orpheus

– www.planethugill.com

To Hell and Back with OrpheusEnglish Pocket Opera’s Ring project in 2011On Tuesday 21 January, English Pocket Opera are performing Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice at Central St. Martin’s School of Art as part of an on-going project there designed to open opera up to students at several different levels of their education: from undergraduates to primary school pupils…

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Patrice Bart’s Swan Lake, with Tsygankova and Kaniskin, in RomeSwan Lake with Rome Opera Ballet
It can’t be easy to dance with the possibility of redundancy hanging over your head. The workers at Rome Opera have put on a brave face recently as the theatre’s heavy debts will almost inevitably lead to job cuts, but the dancers from the ballet company certainly didn’t let their anxiety show as they performed Swan Lake…

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UK-Russia culture fest opens with a compromised feeling

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

UK-Russia culture fest opens with a compromised feelingThe Russia-Britain Cultural Exchange Year kicks off on Tuesday with nothing out of the ordinary. A programme of Prokofiev Cinderella excerpts, 3rd piano concerto and Rachmaninov’s second symphony could be heard any time, anywhere. The timing of the exchange, coinciding with Putin’s Winter Olympics and his anti-gay rampage, is suspect…

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Sewanee.edu: 'François Clemmons in Special Martin Luther King Day Concert 8:00 pm on 20 January 2014 Guerry Auditorium'Dr. François S. Clemmons, tenorDr. François S. Clemmons, tenor; Kate Gridley, pianistDr. François S. Clemmons, TenorKate Gridley, PianistThe Chapel At Sewanee College, University Of The SouthSewanee, TennesseeAh Woke Up This Morning With My Mind TraditionalHush Somebody Callin’ My Name Arr…

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Chamber Symphonies in Fairfax

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Charles T. Downey, Concert review: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra balances the sweet and astringent
Washington Post, January 20, 2014

Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (inter alia), I. Bostridge, Berlin Philharmonic, S. Rattle (2005)
The Washington area has so many regional orchestras that the enterprising ensembles among them would do well to distinguish themselves from the crowd.

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Yulianna Avdeeva Impresses in Brahms

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Brahms, Beethoven, Yulianna Avdeeva (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 16.1.2014 (CC) Brahms – Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68, ‘Pastoral’ The first female participant to win the prestigious Chopin Competition since 1965 – the previous female winner […]

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Leningrad-born conductor Semyon Bychkov revealed the awful majesty of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony in a magisterial interpretation

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Compelling music, especially from Norway’s Barokksolistene original-instrument ensemble, compensates for the production’s shortfalls

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Dissertation Completion Hiatus

– likelyimpossibilities.blogspot.com

I have to finish up my dissertation and am going to put this blog on hold for a few months. I will be covering Opera Lafayette’s Mozart/Philidor program, The French Così, this week, and then I will return in the spring a PhD (or at least one waiting for her defense). I reserve the right to state my opinions on the new Met productions of Prince Igor and Werther, but probably nothing else…

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