Classical Music

Gig Alert: Elizabeth & The Catapult at Le Poisson Rouge

Gig Alert: Elizabeth & The Catapult at Le Poisson Rouge<br>Tickets: $10, 18+, Show at 7:30PM<p>The band Elizabeth and the Catapult is built around the voice and the composing skills of Elizabeth Ziman. She’s classically trained but writes mostly in an idiosyncratic type of pop. A few years ago, she wrote …

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Beer, Bach, tweets and Tavener: mixing up the classical concert

Can a concert that throws out all the things about the classical experience that puts many people off succeed in attracting a new audience? Cheltenham festival are having a go<p>What’s that about how you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink? Taking a classical music non-believer – or …

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Kronos helped turn the string quartet into a global art form

<i>The Kronos Quartet (L-R): Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt, David Harrington and John Sherba.; Credit: Jay Blakesberg</i>Tim Greiving | The FrameThe Kronos Quartet …

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Perfect harmony

A year before he steps down as the president of the Juilliard School, the New York-based performing arts conservatory, Joseph Polisi, the school's …

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Support this Kronos Quartet documentary!

For more than 40 years, my favorite avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet has pushed the boundaries of contemporary music across genres and …

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98% of Australians engage with the arts. Why does funding still leave them behind?

The Australia Council’s latest survey highlights a huge gap between what the public want and what the government will fund<p>The Australia Council’s national arts participation survey is a magnificent exercise. Now in its third iteration, it has proven itself by every measure the most comprehensive …

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17 Things You Definitely Shouldn't Say to a Bride or Groom

At their best, weddings are full of fun, happiness, and love. At their worst, they're a haven for sniping, family feuds, rudeness, and bad behaviour. …

Weddings

The Year 1917

Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936)<p>Fountains of Rome, P. 106<p>1.<p>The Fountain of Trevi (La fontana di Trevi al meriggio)<p>3:47<p>New York Philharmonic Orchestra, …

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BBC Radio 3 - Saturday Classics, Canada 150: James Rhodes on Glenn Gould, Stalin didn't realise this piece was a protest against everything he stood for and awarded it a prize!

Stalin didn't realise this piece was a protest against everything he stood for and awarded it a prize!<p>"It's a monster... one of the hardest pieces of piano music ever composed." James Rhodes on Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No.7.<br>The New York Times called the final movement "an explosive burst of …

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New York's Classical Music Radio Station

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Keeping the music real, with the audience

For Israeli jazz pianist Shai Maestro, perfection is no longer the goal. It’s all about authenticity and meaning.<p>“I am tired of going on stage and …

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Cecilia Bartoli/Philippe Jaroussky review – poise, virtuosity and vocal fireworks

Wigmore Hall, London This even-handed pairing of Bartoli and Jaroussky found them at their finest in close-harmony duets, while Ensemble Artaserse offered sparkling accompaniment<p>‘I am Music,” Cecilia Bartoli sang at the start of this beautiful concert, in which she joined Philippe Jaroussky and the …

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Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Details<p><b>Mozart</b> Symphony No.34 <b><br>Chin</b> <i>Mannequin</i> AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE <b><br>Ravel</b> Piano Concerto in G <b><br>Ravel</b> <i>La Valse</i><p><b>André de Ridder</b> conductor <b><br>Jean-Efflam Bavouzet</b> piano<p>…

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A Life of Toscanini, Maestro With Passion and Principles

<b>TOSCANINI</b> <b><br>Musician of Conscience</b><br>By Harvey Sachs<br>Illustrated. 923 pp. Liveright Publishing. $39.95.<p>On the night of June 30, 1886, Arturo Toscanini — recently turned 19 — arrived, barely on time, at the imperial opera house in Rio de Janeiro, where the touring company for which he was the principal …

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BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature - The most unknowable celebrity in history

The most unknowable celebrity in history<p>The statue of Glenn Gould outside the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto shows him in characteristic garb. Image © The Glenn Gould Foundation

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Folkloric Muscularity Of Lou Harrison's Music Inspires Choreographer Mark Morris' Tanglewood Set

Morris is known for using live music at all his dance troupe's performances -- and for championing the music of out of the way composers like Lou …

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Ensemble LPR and Lara St. John live from the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts Series

One of the true pleasures of New York in the summer is hearing classical music in the park. At 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 27, hear Ensemble LPR and …

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Ben Folds Composes A Song Live With National Symphony Orchestra

Today I want to inspire you by showing you creativity in action. Creativity is at the heart of everything we do in marketing. Without ideas, we have nothing. Without an appreciation for creativity, we have nothing. And without an appreciation for creative people, we will have nothing (or at least …

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A reading of T S Eliot’s Four Quartets, interspersed with Bartók’s

The death of the Canadian soprano Ann Watt, aged 101, calls to mind a memoir by her son, Carl, in which he describes the scene in post-War London …

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A little Mozart in Trump Tower: Opera too has been used as a mirror on society. Take 'Figaro,' for example

Opera knows a little something about conflating Julius Caesar with an American president. It also knows a little something about Donald Trump.<p>In the …

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Weekly Music Roundup: Ethio-American Soul & "Past Tundra"

<b>Week of June 26</b>: This week, Alan Gilbert Goes To Hamburg; Iggy Pop Goes To Mali; And Radiohead Goes Back In Time.<p><b>Radiohead's New Song Is Twenty Years Old</b><p>On Friday, Radiohead released their groundbreaking 1997 album <i>OK Computer</i> in a newly remastered, expanded version, called <i>OKNOTOK 1997-2017,</i> which …

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BBC Radio 3 - Sunday Feature, Canada 150: Geeking Glenn Gould, Justin Trudeau on Glenn Gould: “He transcended Canadian modesty”

James Rhodes quizzes the Canadian PM on the legacy of one of Canada’s most famous icons, Glenn Gould.

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Symphonic poem to be unveiled at joint concert

Chinese composer Ye Xiaogang will premiere his latest symphonic poem, The China Story - Songs From the Steppe, with a joint performance of the Baotou …

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BCMG/Knussen review – a shimmering string of musical jewels

Britten Studio, Snape Maltings This precision-tooled programme with strong Japanese connections included the premiere of Oliver Knussen’s O Hototogisu! and new works by Harrison Birtwistle<p>As a conductor Oliver Knussen may be a constant and vital force in British contemporary music, but as one of …

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Young orchestra makes case for the future of music

Classical music’s problems are with its institutions, not with lack of interest in the field. For proof, look no further than the next generation that institutions spend so much time wringing their hands about. At a time when classical music is supposedly dying, there are as many students as ever …

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‘The Touchstone’ is a deservedly forgotten opera. Wolf Trap makes a case for remembering it.

Rossini’s early opera “The Touchstone” (“La pietra del paragone”) is a cream puff of an opera, with a trumped-up plot acting as a scaffolding for some delightful music. Much to the credit of the Wolf Trap Opera and E. Loren Meeker, the stage director, the company’s new production, which opened …

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Opera's boom in China helps promote cultural exchanges with US, says leading American soprano Fleming

The boom of opera in China has a major role to play in promoting bilateral cultural exchanges with the United States, leading American soprano Renee …

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Richard Strauss: Through Life and Love CD review – Louise Alder shines

Louise Alder (soprano), Joseph Middleton (piano) (Orchid Classics)<p>A popular choice for the audience prize at the 2017 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World and a superb Sophie in WNO’s recent <i>Der Rosenkavalier</i>, Louise Alder has captured hearts in Wales and beyond. This disc of Richard Strauss songs comes …

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Mellifluous Schumann from Baritone Matthias Goerne

For his fourth Schumann disc since the 1998 <i>Dichterliebe; Liederkreis</i> collaboration with Vladimir Ashkenazy, the great German baritone Matthias Goerne …

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BBC Radio 3 - Through the Night, Slovenia's Statehood Day

Catriona Young presents a programme celebrating Slovenian National Day.....<p>25/06/2017<p>1:00 am<p>1:01 am<br>Richard Strauss<br>Don Juan, Op 20<br>RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Rossen Milanov (Conductor)<p>1:20 am<br>Richard Strauss<br>Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat major, Op 11<br>Mihajilo Bulajić (Horn), RTV Slovenia Symphony …

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