Handel's Alcina - Royal Academy Opera - photo Robert Workman Handel Alcina; Meinir Wyn Roberts, Hannah Poulsom, Richard Walshe, Lorena Paz Nieto, William Blake, Emma Stannard, dir: Olivia Fuchs, cond: Iain Ledingham; Royal Academy Opera...Show More Summary
OAE - The Night Shift The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) will be premiering Matthew Kaner's Concerto for Four Baroque Violins tonight (25 October 2016), but the performance takes place not in a concert hall but in The Old...Show More Summary
Marcelo Amaral and Juliane Banse at the Oxford Lieder Festival - photo Tom Herring Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms; Juliane Banse, Marcelo Amaral; Oxford Lieder Festival at Holywell Music Room Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 21 2016 Despite...Show More Summary
Sound Waves. The New Yorker, Oct. 31, 2016.
It’s a theory, no more ridiculous than some of the HIP hypotheses. The arranger is Sverre Indris Joner.
A reminiscence from cellist Evangeline Benedetti, one of the first two women to gain tenure in the New York Philharmonic: When Philharmonic Hall (now David Geffen Hall) at Lincoln Center was built, they were certain that there would be no women in the orchestra. Fortunately, they were wrong, but they built no dressing rooms for […]
The Bohuslav Martin? Critical Edition was launched something over a year ago, the project is scheduled to roll out over the next half century and is realised with the financial support of Bohuslav Martin? Foundation and in collaboration with the publishers Bärenreiter and Bohuslav Martin? Institute. Show More Summary
Daniel Heide and Andrè Schuen at Oxford Lieder Festival - photo Tom Herring Schubert, Mendelssohn, Gade; Andrè Schuen, Daniel Heide, Phoenix Piano Trio; Oxford Lieder Festival Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Oct 21 2016 Star rating: 4.5...Show More Summary
Phoenix Piano Trio performing Schumann at the Weston Library - photo Oxford Lieder Festival This year's Oxford Lieder Festival is focusing on Robert Schumann, performing his complete songs and much else besides. Threaded through theShow More Summary
Two messages from the British pianist and conductor James Sherlock. Last week: Four weeks ago I was attacked in Ion Gardens off Columbia Road as I was walking home. I visited the site yesterday with my sister, where the council have since installed new street lamps across this little park. In six years in the […]
A short, cautionary tale from Israela Margalit. Read here.
An article in Slate lets us know that yesterday that a live a Metropolitan Opera performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni aired on movie screens across the country. There's a repeat movie theater broadcast on Wednesday at 6:30 Eastern Time.The similarities between the two Dons abound. The Met is making an excellent statement by broadcasting this opera at precisely this time.
Jon Schmidt of the Piano Guys crossover group is searching for his daughter Annie who went missing last week while hiking in the ‘tooth rock’ area of Portland, Oregon. Annie’s car was found on Thursday in the Columbia River Gorge near Bonneville Dam. Her family have not heard from her since last Sunday. Please share […]
Per Wastberg, a member of the Swedish Academy that bestowed the literature prize on Bob Dylan, has said his failure to respond to the honour was disrespectful. The committee don’t even know if he will attend the awards. ‘One can say that it is impolite and arrogant. He is who he is,’ Wastberg told Dagens […]
The management of the Pittsburgh Symphony has agreed to meet a federal mediator this week, its first breach of isolation since the musicians went on strike at the end of last month. They have also agreed for an independent expert to examine the finances. Signs of the icecap melting in Fort Worth as well. The […]
The Bayreuth chief is to receive a state medal for ‘services to Bavaria in a united Europe’. Because a united Europe believes that cultural assets should be controlled by the hereditary principle?
A memoir by the Swedish pianist, Lars Jönsson: When I studied in Moscow from 1990 to 1993, there were many people with personal memories of Gilels, and the love and admiration for his art was still very much felt. One of the most surprising things to me, though, was that Gilels’ name was not on […]
Veriko Tchumburidze, a Georgian living in Turkey, won the Wieniawski Competition in Poznan last last night. Joint second were Bomsori Kim (South Korea) and Seiji Okamoto (Japan). Fourth and fifth were Luke Hsu (USA) and Richard Lin (Taiwan/USA). The final stage was marred by an ill-tempered outburst on Polish Radio by the controversial jury member Zakhar Bron, […]
I left my copious notes from yesterday's public panel at work, so I can't give you a full report, but I have some ideas about making this panel even more worthwhile in future years.1. Hold it at a time when the public is more likely to attend.The panel was at 2 p.m. Show More Summary
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