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New York Times: Review: Angel Blue Makes Her Met Debut + MORE

Angel Blue in the Metropolitan Opera’s Summer Recital Series in Central Park. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York TimesJohn Malveaux of www.MusicUNTOLD.com sends this link aboutAngel Joy Blue:http://www.n.... More »
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Review: Beethoven Gets a Sequel at the New York Philharmonic + MORE

Timo Andres’s piano concerto “The Blind Banister,” performed by Jonathan Biss and conducted by Courtney Lewis, is inspired by a Beethoven cadenza..... More »
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Perfectly Franco + MORE

It’s Corelli two ways and across nearly two decades in this dream double bill of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana Metropolitan Opera Carlo Felice Cillario, conductor 18 June 1973 In-house recording Santuzza – Elinor Ross Turiddu – Franco Corelli Al.... More »
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CD Spotlight. Most Beguiling + MORE

Works by Chopin written in 1846, recommended by Gerald Fenech. 'A positive artistic experience ...'.... More »
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Subdued BBCSO Rophé Franck Ravel Berlioz + MORE

At 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 f.... More »

Ensemble. Depth and Elegance

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Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo

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Stabat Mater

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Stabat Mater Stabat Mater – Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Scarlatti: Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini: naive Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Mar 18 2014 Star rating: 3.0Survey of 18th century sacred music in this re-issue,This re-issue from naive parcels together two discs of 18th century Italian sacred works, so that you get Philippe Jaroussky, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Ensemble Matheus and Jean-Christophe Spinosi in Vivaldi’s Nisi Dominus and Stabat Mater (from 2007), plus Gemma Bertagnolli, Sara Mingardo, Concerto Italiano, and Rinaldo Alessandrini in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and Alessandro Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater (from 1998), with only linking theme for the discs being the Stabat Mater…

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Rufus Wainwright: Why I love composer Olivier Messiaen‘I listen to Messiaen’s work over and over – and once stole from him. But only one bar’I first heard Messiaen when I was beginning to get to know the man who is now my husband, Jörn Weisbrodt. Jörn was working at the Staatsoper in Berlin. One day he brought home this amazing recording of an opera called Saint-Françoise d’Assise and put it on…

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Pickled

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PickledLa Cieca hears that Indianapolis Opera plans to cancel the fourth and final show of its season, Britten’s Albert Herring, “amid ongoing financial issues.”

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Poulenc Trio @ NGA

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Charles T. Downey, Poulenc Trio brings urbane mix to National Gallery of Art
Washington Post, March 25, 2014

Glinka / Poulenc / Others, Poulenc Trio (Marquis Music, 2009)
The Poulenc Trio takes its name from a composer who actually wrote a piece for their unusual combination of instruments: oboe, bassoon and piano…

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Odessa: Beethoven flash in the fish market!

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Here’s what happened on Saturday in the fish market of Odessa, the city at the tip of the Crimea that was the birthplace of Vladimir Horowitz and the training ground for the class of Leopold Auer – Heifetz, Milstein and Toscha Seidel included.Credits: Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Chorus, Hobart Earle (conductor).

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Broadcast Alerts – March/April

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Mozart La Finta Giardiniera at Glyndebourne this year, directed by Frederick Wake Walker : Prepare by catching it live from Opéra de Lille . Emmanuelle Haïm and the Concert de l’Astrée, which will be pretty hard to beat, musically.From Andrzej, forthcoming broadcasts for March/April30 March 2014 Marco Spada Bolshoi Ballet Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 La Bohème MET Cinema LIVE Feed05 April 2014 19…

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Panufnik Bassoon Concerto

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Panufnik Bassoon ConcertoRobert Thompson and Andrzej PanufnikLast night (24 March) the Polish Cultural Institute hosted an event at the Polish Embassy in Portland Place, which both celebrated the centenary of Andrzej Panufnik and helped to launch the release of Panufnik’s 1987 recording of his Bassoon Concerto and Sinfonia Di Speranza…

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Welsh National Opera 2014 – 2015 details

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What Twitter's REALLY for
It is the year 2014, and opera companies still don't get Twitter.
Welsh National Opera attempted to tweet their new season this morning. But you can't dice a season into 140-character chunks. And what WNO have on offer next year needs a bit of context to sell it even to regular operagoers, let alone the general public…

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John Malveaux: Ulysses Kay's 'Markings; Symphonic essay to Dag Hammarskjöld' is one of the greatest symphonies by an American composer'Ulysses Kay(G.D. Hackett/Pictorial Parade)On March 23, 2014 AfriClassical posted:Washington Post: Performance of Ulysses Kay’s ‘Five Portraits’ ‘was proof that this neglected piece of American chamber music should be heard more often.’John Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD…

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They’ve gone about as far as they can go“Last year, Freud sold 80 percent of available seats during the 2012-13 Lyric Opera season. That represented 264,000 tickets purchased, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. But much of that ticket sales increase was attributable to last season’s addition of the musical Oklahoma! at the end of the opera season…

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LSO/Gardiner/Ibragimova review – 'The optimum balance of gravitas and grace'Barbican, LondonThe eloquent Alina Ibragimova ensured that this performance of Schumann’s Violin Concerto lived up to its sensational backstorySchumann’s Violin Concerto has a hard time living up to its own backstory. The last of the composer’s major works before madness took over, it was written for the virtuoso Joachim, who refused to perform it, and bequeathed it to a library on condition that it be locked away until 100 years had passed since its composition…

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This morning the Vienna State Opera put their entire 2014-15 season on sale at the same time they announced it, in case you were wondering why their website's been slow or completely down all day. Well done, Wieners.
The chaos disguises an average 5% price increase, which Intendant Dominique Meyer says is necessary to compensate for the static public subsidy…

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