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Classical Music Sun Feb 25 2018 14:00:07 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Murray Perahia's recording of the Beethoven sonatas 'Hammerklavier' Op.106 and 'Moonlight' Op.27 No.2 is just out - sadly too late for my #hammerklavier roundup, but worth waiting for - and full of his extraordinary, empathetic musicianship. I wrote
Pierre-Narcisse Gurin - ne racontant Didon les malheurs de la ville de Troie (from the Louvre) Stravinsky, Berlioz, Haydn, Purcell; Karen Cargill, Scottish Ensemble, Matthew Truscott; Kings Place Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Feb 23 2018 Star rating:
Today my blog turns 11. I decided yesterday that a good way to celebrate would be to rebuild, from the ground up, one of my favorite and most distinctive blog features: MM's Magical Multimedia Musing Machine. I was surprised to look back and discover
Dr. Nse Ekpo will be a guest conductor of Scott Joplins classical ragtime compositions when the TCC Orchestra performs works by a trio of African American composers on March 2. Photo courtesy of Nse EkpoTacoma WeeklyBy Dave DavisonFebruary 23, 2018Th
Medtner (right) and Anna (Left) London 1948Nikolai Medtner's works for piano are justly famous, his songs, less well known.  Medtner's work for piano is brilliant, his songs less so, but then I'm a voice person and a song sleuth.  S
#morninglistening to #Weinberg #solokeyboard music on #cpo w#ElisavetaBlumina Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/6C5VyTH #PianoSonatas Nos.2, 4 + op.49bis #classicalmusiccollection #classicalmusic #pianomusic #classicalcdcollection #pianomusic #MieczyslawWeinbe
Rossini Fireworks! - Elena Xanthoudakis; Catherine Carby; John Andrews; Luciano Botelho; John-Colyn Gyeantey - English Touring Opera (Photo William Knight) Rossini: Fireworks!; Elena Xanthoudakis, Catherine Carby, Luciano Botelho, John-Colyn Gyeantey
Tenor Lawrence Brownlee's "Cycles of My Being" touches on matters of hate, religious faith, black consciousness and, ultimately, hope and unity. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune)Chicago TribuneJohn von Rhein Contact ReporterFebruary 23, 2018Ra
Moon and night skyOakland, CADecember, 2017
Mozart's Il sogno di Scipione, K126 from Classicl Opera, conducted by Ian Page, with soloists Stuart Jackson, Klara Ek, Soraya Mafi, Krystiqn Adam, Robert Murray and Chiara Skerath, from Signum. This is very early Mozart, scheduled for performance wh
Quantum Mechanics The Theoretical Minimum Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman (Basic, 2014) xx + 364 p. Books on quantum mechanics tend to come to two main varieties: introductions for non-scientists, which normally focus on the conceptual underpinning
#morninglistening to #Mozart w/#HagenQuartet on @myriosclassics Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/323MbDq KV 387 & 458 Splendid performances; studio recordings #classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #ChamberMusic #germanromanticis
Ola Gjeilo: Evening Prayer Festival Singes of Florida; Kevin Fenton, Director; Umcolisi Terrell, Tenor Saxophone Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend your sick ones, O Lo
Thomas Gould (Photo Aga Tomaszek)The violinist Thomas Gould has a varied career, establishing himself in a remarkable number of different strands, he is co-leader of the Britten Sinfonia, regularly performs with a wide variety of musicians in chamber
Wont be able to do From the Pit of a Cave in the Cloud in October.  Wont be able to finish A Heart So White for the April program, thanks in large part to a wintry indisposition.Bumping A Heart So White to October.  Pulling up Avroh
Pianists Michelle Cahn, left, Joanne Pearce Martin, Vicky Ray and Dynasty Battles perform Julius Eastman's piece during the Green Umbrella concert Tuesday at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)John Mal
This Thursday, 22 February at Hackney Round Chapel, 7.30pm: Jack Sheen’s An Assembly presenta rare performance of one of Morton Feldmans final works,Words and Music, a collaboration with one of the 20th centurys greatest writers, Samuel Bec
“I realize that my liking or not liking what Mr. Heifetz plays and how he plays it is a matter of no import to the stellar spaces in which he moves. But it happens that I did go to the concert last night and that I did observe pretty carefu
Jake Runestad: Let My Love Be Heard UNT A Cappella Choir A Prayer by Alfred Noyes Angels, where you soar Up to Gods own light, Take my own lost bird On your hearts tonight; And as grief once more Mounts to heaven and sings, Let my love be heard Whisp
#morninglistening to #Debussy on @WarnerClassicsUS / @WarnerClassics complete #ClaudeDebussy Edition Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/5MRfkj0 Continuing with the #choralmusic which is among the most rewarding of the rarities one likely only gets with such a c
From comments to an entirely unrelated post, with apologies for the sloppy overlap with the right-hand sidebar:The URLs, in clickable form:Dutch National OperaEnglish-language announcement
Smetana M vlast; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek; DECCA Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 13 2018 Star rating: 4.0A treasurable memory of the late Jiri Belohlavek in peak form in Smetana This disc is the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra's f
I've had a weird thing called a Day Off, in between rather stressful patches of work (I'm determined to try and do that more often than twice a year) and am therefore giving the Monday floor to my colleague Andrew
Terence BlanchardOperaCrole founders were guest artists on New Orleans Opera's Podcast: "At Large" Host, Joe McKessonhttps://soundcloud.com/user-396024186/special-guest-operacreoleOperaCrole is a partner organization in celebration of New Orleans Ope
Lully, Alceste; Judith Van Wanroij, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Ambroisine Br, Douglas Williams, tienne Bazola, Bndicte Tauran, Luca Martn Cartn, Enguerrand de Hys, Christophe Rousset conducting Les Talens Lyriques and the Chamber
Mahler Symphony no 9 in D major, with Daniel Harding conducting the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, new from Harmonia Mundi. A rewarding performance on many levels, not least because it's thoughtfully sculpted, connecting structure to meaning.&
In response to this threads comment:In the year 1750, classical music had 3 primary sections: exposition, development, and recapitulation (sonata form). Today we have verse, chorus, and bridge.Ive studied both genres extensively, and I feel theyre qu
Ivo Antognini: Jesu Dulcis Memoria Varsity Voices of the National University of Singapore Choir; Nelson Kwei, Conductor
#morninglistening to #Mozart #pianoconcertos w/@asmf_orchestra & #AlfredBrendel & #Marriner: Amazon: http://a-fwd.to/7mqEWY6 #Marrinerlistening Artless Mozart performances that hold up very nicely indeed. Dont understand why they are sometime
It's February 19. What organization is already advertising tickets for its New Year's Eve Gala?
'In a roomful of shouting people, the one who whispers becomes interesting' ~ Peter SchmidtPhoto taken at Zaouia of Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco
Alexander SitkovetskyThe composer Philip Sawyers has held the John McCabe Composer-in-Association chair at the English Symphony Orchestra (ESO) since 2015, and works that he has produced for the orchestra include his Third Symphony which was premiere
Jelly d'Arnyi: Schumann heroine...the 80th anniversary of the UK premiere of the Schumann Violin Concerto, given by our own Jelly d'Arnyi with Sir Adrian Boult and the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Queen's Hall, London. If I remember right, the secon
Harmonies from classical melodiesJourney Through African Classical MusicTransculturalvisions (www.transculturalvisions.com) presents Harmonies from Classical Melodies, inspired by the rich heritage of African classical music, featuring the Singing Cu
In The Idea of a University, John Henry Newman discussed the prospects of the eventual development of an organic body of Catholic literature in English to rival the Protestant literature that has formed our language to date. In the process, he made r
Kind of explains a lot of stuff
I think that if Beethoven or Bach heard todays orchestra covers then theyd be jealous of the new tools at our disposal. Today, when some composers have writers block then they grab an electric guitar and start rocking out until they capture something
LULU: Although for my sake a man may kill himself or kill others, my value still remains what it was. Lulu Previously: An Alban Berg Valentine, Another Alban Berg Valentine, Yet Another Alban Berg Valentine, Return of Alban Berg... LULU: Although for
J. S. Bach: Der Geist hilft unsrer Scwachheit auf (BWV 226) UNT Collegium Singers; Richard Sparks, Conductor
Valery Gergiev Stays In Munich, Extends Contract To 2025 So, Gergiev's contract as chief conductor of the MPhil gets extended until 2025. Big deal, huh? Outsiders may think that the renewal of his contract should have been a slam-dunk; in fact, many
                                    
Art and music from the deviant Nazi and Communist Russian regimes has received considerable attention. But the culture of deviant militant Islamists has received virtually no attention. Now the Cambridge University Press is attempting to correct this
I've been blogging for almost eleven years, but I've never posted on Valentine's Day. However, I stumbled on something absurd yesterday which just begged to be showcased today.Our story begins last Friday when I tweeted out a story that I'd heard fro
Having recently experienced from the inside just what it is like to create an opera (it's rather like building the world's largest cruise-ship), I've been thinking about The Ones That Got Away. The operas that were never written. The operas that comp
Georg Muffat: Toccata QuintaThe Brook Street Band is following up its 2017 Handel Festival with another weekend devoted to a single Baroque composer. This time, 23-25 February 2018 at St John's Smith Square will be devoted to Georg Muffat. He was bor
Pacific Symphony 40th season announcement. Pacific Symphony Blog, Feb. 10, 2018. Advertisements Pacific Symphony 40th season announcement. Pacific Symphony Blog, Feb. 10, 2018.
Celebrate the unique voices of women at this not-to-be-missed event! March 11, 2018 | 3:00PMWentz Concert HallMarch 12, 2018 | 7:30PMSymphony Center  This celebration of women features an all-female program of composers under the bat
Daniel Anonymous Translated from the Old English by Craig Williamson (Penn, 2016) [c.850] 20 p. Continuing my reading of the poems in the Junius Manuscipt, I come to this narrative poem based on episodes in the Book of Daniel, Chapters 1-5. At roughl