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Iain Bell is awaiting the Vienna world premiere of his opera, A Harlot’s Progress. Episode 4: The kid in a candy store   I have a question for you:   What do you call a composer who is so high with adrenaline having watch...
Iain Bell is awaiting the Vienna world premiere of his opera, A Harlot’s Progress. Episode 4: The kid in a candy store   I have a question for you:   What do you call a composer who is so high with adrenaline having watched the first dress-rehearsal of his opera that he will most likely […]
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After months – it seems an eternity – of droning monks and nuns at the top of the Nielsen Soundscan sales charts, a masterpiece has finally broken through. Must be someone’s birthday week. Also riding high are Helene Gr...
After months – it seems an eternity – of droning monks and nuns at the top of the Nielsen Soundscan sales charts, a masterpiece has finally broken through. Must be someone’s birthday week. Also riding high are Helene Grimaud’s Brahms concertos (DG), Jeremy Denk’s Gldberg Variations (Warner) and Philadelphia’s Rite of Spring (DG)
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Choral groups, first time singers, the BBC Symphony Chorus and many more gather in Covent Garden for a unique performance of Verdi’s ‘Va, pensiero’, led by Dominic Peckham. Musical Director: Dominic Peckham. Cameras: Richard Andrews, And...
Choral groups, first time singers, the BBC Symphony Chorus and many more gather in Covent Garden for a unique performance of Verdi’s ‘Va, pensiero’, led by Dominic Peckham. Musical Director: Dominic Peckham. Cameras: Richard Andrews, Andrew Smillie, Andrew Saunders, Lawrence Huck. Film directed by Andrew Smillie
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Dear SFO,The version of Tessitura you recently installed isn't much of an improvement - from the end-user standpoint - over the version you used to have. I don't see any information it didn't already provide. The bigger graph...
Dear SFO,The version of Tessitura you recently installed isn't much of an improvement - from the end-user standpoint - over the version you used to have. I don't see any information it didn't already provide. The bigger graphics probably make things easier for some people. It seems to be slower than the previous version.I hope that it's providing features you need or find useful.Yours,Local Crank
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Othalie Graham Mark Ruckerwww.markrucker.com On August 18, 2013 AfriClassical posted: Canadian Soprano Othalie Graham Sings Title Role of 'Aida' with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina in October 2013 Brad...
Othalie Graham Mark Ruckerwww.markrucker.com On August 18, 2013 AfriClassical posted: Canadian Soprano Othalie Graham Sings Title Role of 'Aida' with Toledo Opera and Opera Carolina in October 2013 Brad Cresswell of WGTE.org, Toledo Public Radio, posted a comment about Othalie Graham and Mark Rucker on September 28, 2013 which we feel deserves a post of its own: Hi Bill, We've posted a radio interview [22:02] with Othalie and two other singers from the Toledo Opera Aida cast, including baritone Mark Rucker, at this link: http://www.wgte.org/wgte/item.asp?item_id=15920 Regards,Brad Cresswell
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Announcement just up on the ROH site: Marina Poplavskaya has fallen ill and had to withdraw from the role of Hélène for final rehearsals and the first three performances of The Royal Opera’s production of Les Vêpres siciliennes on 17, 21...
Announcement just up on the ROH site: Marina Poplavskaya has fallen ill and had to withdraw from the role of Hélène for final rehearsals and the first three performances of The Royal Opera’s production of Les Vêpres siciliennes on 17, 21 and 24 October. The role will now be sung by Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian (below), who made her debut […]
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Act like you belong, as the phrase goes, and you'll get in the door. I've used the technique over the years, and more often than not, I did get in the door and never once took such a gift for granted. This past month on a trip to Italy, ...
Act like you belong, as the phrase goes, and you'll get in the door. I've used the technique over the years, and more often than not, I did get in the door and never once took such a gift for granted. This past month on a trip to Italy, artist friends suggested that I visit the drawing library at the Uffizi Gallery. My friends had lived in Florence for many years and often visited the collection:
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There should have been a live broadcast of Daniil Trifonov’s extraordinary Wigmore Hall recital last night. Instead, BBC Radio 3 ran a repeat of his Edinburgh Festival appearance. Apparently, the artist had asked for the recital no...
There should have been a live broadcast of Daniil Trifonov’s extraordinary Wigmore Hall recital last night. Instead, BBC Radio 3 ran a repeat of his Edinburgh Festival appearance. Apparently, the artist had asked for the recital not to go out live. He had suffered concussion a couple of weeks earlier, tripping on a step after […]
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The English Chamber Orchestra's concert tonight (9 October 2013) at the Cadogan Hall launches Cadogan Hall's new Chamber Orchestra series. The series includes performances from the ECO, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, L'Orchestra...
The English Chamber Orchestra's concert tonight (9 October 2013) at the Cadogan Hall launches Cadogan Hall's new Chamber Orchestra series. The series includes performances from the ECO, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, L'Orchestra du Monde, London Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra , the Orchestra of the Swan and La Chambre Philharmonique in a series of 18 concerts. Conductor include Joshua Bell, Christopher Warren Green, Leif Ove Andsnes, ndrew Litton, Sir Roger Norrington, David Page and Emmanuel Krevine. Repertoire varies from Bach and Vivialdi, through Mendelssohn and Berlioz to Arvo Part, Schoenberg and David Matthews. At tonight's concert the ECO is conducted by Alissa Firsova, who is also the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. Read my interview with Alissa; readers of the blog can also get discount tickets for the concert. Further information about the Cadogan Hall's Chamber Orchestra Series from the hall's website.
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