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In today’s news, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote reflects on the difficulties of playing male roles. Another singer, Sarah Brightman has cancelled her trip to the International Space Station whilst the Beatles are to become part of the Music GCSE for the first time. Danielle De Niese talks of her plans to return to work after having a baby. Elsewhere, cellist Joel Krosnick is to leave the Juilliard String Quartet after 42 seasons.

The Guardian

Alice Coote: My life as a man

Ahead of her solo Brighton festival appearance showcasing Handel’s gender-bending operatic writing, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote reflects on the complexities of a creative life playing ‘breeches’ roles.

The Telegraph

Sarah Brightman cancels trip to the International Space Station

Phantom of the Opera star halts her plans to sing in space

Let It B*: Beatles songs to be part of Music GCSE for the first time

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be part of the new GCSE, designed by exam board AQA

The Independent

Soprano Danielle de Niese: ‘I’m not the first singer to go back to work after having a baby’

De Niese and her husband, the Glyndebourne owner, Gus Christie, are expecting their first child at the end of this month.

The Strad

Cellist Joel Krosnick to leave Juilliard String Quartet after 42 seasons

His replacement is University of Massachusetts professor Astrid Schween

New York Times

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life

At the Judson Manor residence for older people in Cleveland, music students get housing free in exchange for playing concerts for their neighbors. Both camps agree: It’s a steal.

Classicalite

Placido Domingo Cancels May 23 Performance with Conchita Wurst Due to ‘Health Problems’

They went on to say that Domingo will be replaced by none other than the Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez.

Irish Times

John O’Conor’s 30-year competitive edge

O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future.

Twitter

Classical Music ‏@ClassicalMusic_: Bath International Music Festiva appoints James Waters and David Jones joint artistic directors http://www.classicalmusicmagazine.org/listings/bathmusic …

Ed Vaizey ‏@edvaizey : Congratulations @RCAeducation – ranked best #art school in the world. Great news for UK #CreativeIndustries http://artnt.cm/1R6Dccx  @artnet

Halle Orchestra ‏@the_halle : You can now follow @the_halle on #Instagram too for insider photos & #competitions https://instagram.com/the_halle/ 

Sarah Brightman 14th May

Sarah Brightman. Photo: FanPop

 

(Written on May 14, 2015 )

We are very excited to be working with guitarist Maria Camahort. Having completed her musical studies in Barcelona and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Maria Camahort is now a regular on the performance scene the world over. She has performed in many important musical cities such as Madrid, London, St Petersburg, Warsaw and Kraków. Maria was also the recipient of the prestigious Guildhall Artist Fellowship 2010-2012, and, together with flautist Lucy Driver, was the winner of the Pro-Musicis France Award 2013.

Influenced by the likes of David Dolan, Zoran Dukic and John Parricelli, Maria has a specialist interest in chamber music and enjoys collaborating with other performers from other genres in creative ways. To date, she has worked with singers (The Voice of Strings), dancers (Tango Magnètic), jazz artists (Jamie McCredie) and musicals (The L5Y). She also appeared in a CNN interview with Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso in June 2012.

Her latest project continues this theme; The Maria Camahort Quintet was born in November 2011 out of the desire to increase the possibilities in chamber music. Maria plays the guitar and arranges the repertoire alongside four other talented musicians: Violeta García, voice and violin; Laura Ruhí-Vidal, soprano; Sergio Serra, cello; Pablo Domínguez, percussion and guitar. The Quintet has already performed at some of the top venues and festivals such as Kings Place and the Purcell Room. They are currently focusing on the Spanish musical tradition and this exploration has culminated in their first album, due to be released in June 2015. Entitled ‘Iberian Colours,’ the CD will be a representation of the vibrancy of Spain in sound: vibrant colours, earthy textures and foot-tapping rhythms. The Quintet will also be performing at the Buxton Festival and Arts in Action festival, both in July, and at the Barbican’s Milton Court in October.

Look out for ‘Maria Camahort Quintet: Iberian Colours’ on Convivium Records, digitally on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and physically by Harmonia Mundi UK, released on 1st June 2015. Keep up to-date with Maria, the Quintet and the album on her website and through Twitter.

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(Written on April 16, 2015 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Love songs are for girls

A history of love songs reveals their place at the forefront of social change but fails to do women justice, says Ivan Hewett

The Strad

Violin maker claims to have discovered the location of buried Nazi treasure

Cyril Whistler says he has cracked the code hidden in the score of Gottfried Federlein’s ‘Marsch-Impromptu’

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra cancels US tour

The ensemble cites a government cut in its touring budget

Classical Music Magazine

Philip Borg-Wheeler: Why is Sibelius still a foreign language to so many?

This year marks the 150th anniversaries of two deeply original Nordic composers, Sibelius and Nielsen.

Richard Morris heads winners at Music Teacher Awards for Excellence

Richard Morris, the consultant and chairman of the Yehudi Menuhin School, has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Music Teacher Awards for Excellence.

Zeit Online

“Reden kostet nur Zeit”

Annäherung an den fabelhaften Dirigenten Kirill Petrenko, der sich an der Bayerischen Staatsoper erstmals mit Wagners “Ring” beweist.

Die Welt

Wenn Herr Fleischwurst sich für Mozart ausgibt

Albrecht Mayer ist der Star-Oboist der Berliner Philharmoniker. Aber die Solo-Stücke, die er spielt, muss er oft mühselig in staubigen Archiven suchen. Dabei stößt er manchmal auch auf Hochstapler.

pizzicato

Philharmonisch-Symphonisches Durcheinander in Seoul

Aus Korea, dem Land, aus dem die jungen Musiker scharenweise nasch Europa strömen und in allen Wettbewerben die meisten Kandidaten stellen, kommen schräge Töne: Das ‘Seoul Philharmonic’ wird im Streit zwischen seiner Ex-Managerin Park, den Verwaltungsangestellten und dem Chefdirigenten Myung Whun-Chung zerrissen.

Thomas Hengelbrock erhält Karajan Musikpreis

Im Rahmen einer Aufführung des Oratoriums „Elias“ von Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy am Samstag, 30. Januar 2016 findet die Preisverleihung statt.

Classicalite

Soprano Sarah Brightman Plans To Be First Diva To Sing on ISS Space Adventure, Spends $52 Million

Perhaps one of the world’s most famous sopranos, Sarah Brightman, announced a while back that on Sept. 1 she will be on board Soyuz flight TMA18M bound for the International Space Station hundreds of miles above Earth.

Twitter

British Council Arts ‏@BritishArts : Music fans in London, attend this FREE event @SouthbankCentre to celebrate Nowruz (New Year for Iranians). 20 March: http://bit.ly/1BPtPr1 

Opera North ‏@Opera_North : Ever heard of The Emerald Isle? It’s a comic 2 act opera by #ArthurSullivan! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvB2DKFpJRg … #TriviaTuesday

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM : Eight composers, and eight treble clefs: http://classfm.co/2Cvzwo 

Hilter-Schatz / MittenwaldFederlein’s Marsch-Impromptu’ score with highlighted annotations. Photo: The Strad

(Written on March 17, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Barbara Hannigan: no jacket required…

Who says women can’t be conductors? Well, quite a lot of men. So what has the famous soprano Barbara Hannigan learned since she picked up the baton – and started waving it in a (shock!) sleeveless dress?

The Strad

The Strad Sundays at London’s Barbican

The Strad marks its 125th anniversary by partnering with the LSO International Violin Festival

New York Youth Symphony rejects commissioned work over Nazi reference

The orchestra pulled the plug on a performance at Carnegie Hall when it was discovered the work contained the Nazi anthem

International Arts Manager

International funding news – March 2015

Seattle Symphony’s endowment has received a major boost through a donation of USD2.5M (€2.3M) from board chair Leslie Jackson Chihuly.

Classical Music Magazine

Deutsche Grammophon president Mark Wilkinson to leave for Universal in London

Mark Wilkinson, president of Deutsche Grammophon, is to move within Universal Music Group to become vice president of international strategy and artist development

Die Welt

Ist das Volk glücklich? Twitter weiß die Antwort

Wissenschaftler haben den Glücksgehalt von zehn Weltsprachen ermittelt. Bei Spanisch ist er am höchsten, bei Chinesisch am geringsten. Bald sollen nationale Stimmungsschwankungen live messbar sein.

Musik Heute

Rheingau Musik Preis 2015 an Andreas Scholl

Der Countertenor Andreas Scholl erhält den diesjährigen Rheingau Musik Preis. Mit der Ehrung würdige man Scholls Verdienste vor allem auf dem Gebiet der Barockmusik, teilte das Rheingau Musik Festival am Mittwoch mit.

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Olga Neuwirth komponiert ‘Orlando’ im Auftrag der Wiener Staatsoper

Im Zuge des Schwerpunktes zu zeitgenössischer Musik, der in den nächsten Spielzeiten den Spielplan der Wiener Staatsoper prägen wird, hat Staatsoperndirektor Dominique Meyer für die nächsten fünf Spielzeiten fünf Kompositionsaufträge fixiert.

BroadwayWorld.com

March is Chopin month at Carnegie Concert Series

Artistic Director Yashar Yaslowitz performs a series of concerts dedicated to the Life & Times of Frederic Chopin, featuring the complete Mazurkas, Nocturnes, Ballades, and other works.

Le Parisien

La soprano Sarah Brightman veut chanter dans l’espace 

La soprano britannique Sarah Brightman a annoncé mardi qu’elle comptait chanter cet automne dans l’espace, où elle doit devenir la huitième touriste à se rendre à bord de la Station spatiale internationale (ISS).

Twitter

Music Education Expo @MusicEdExpo: Q&A with schools minister Nick Gibb MP starts at 10.40 in the Rhinegold Theatre. Tweet us your questions using #quiztheministers

ABRSM ‏@ABRSM : One of our examiners will be at our stand @MusicEdExpo today to answer your questions! Come say hi at stand C17! #MusicEdExpo

Classic FM ‏@ClassicFM : It’s Piazzolla and Chick Corea to get us in the mood this morning at the @RCMLatest #PresidentsVisit.

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Barbara Hannigan. Photograph: Musacchio & Ianniello

 

(Written on March 12, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

Donetsk opera house: tanks on the street but the show must go on

The city’s opera house remains open despite the dangers posed by the conflict between local separatists and Ukrainian forces

Facing the music: Martin Fröst

The clarinettist tells us about his musical tastes on and off the concert platform

The Strad

International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition responds to criticism

The event was accused of favouring students of its founder and jury chair, Zakhar Bron, writes Rebecca Schmid

Classical Music Magazine

Rattle appears London-bound despite unlikelihood of new concert hall

The prospects of London getting both a world-class concert hall and Sir Simon Rattle as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra look increasingly remote.

Classic FM

Beautiful art by great composers and musicians

Not content merely with creating beautiful music for us, some composers and performers were also talented visual artists. Here’s a selection of the best – from Mendelssohn to Mozart.

Süddeutsche.de

Öffnet den musikalischen Horizont

Kultur darf nicht der politischen Harmonie geopfert werden. Doch der Freistaat Bayern und die Stadt München haben mit ihrer Entscheidung zur Sanierung des Gasteigs genau dies getan. München braucht ein neues und kein renoviertes Konzerthaus.

Spiegel Online

Bassist Eberhard Weber: Im Schummerlicht zwischen Jazz und E-Musik

In seiner Biografie erzählt der Bassist Eberhard Weber “Eine deutsche Jazzgeschichte”. Seine neue Platte mixte der 75-Jährige aus früheren Aufnahmen. Denn nach einem Schlaganfall kann er sein Instrument nicht mehr spielen.

concerti

Dunkle Wolken über Dessau

Künstlerisch hat das Anhaltische Theater in den vergangenen Jahren vielerorts für Aufsehen gesorgt. Allein die Kulturpolitiker interessieren diese Erfolge wenig

pizzicato

Pizzicato’s Remy Franck Reelected President of ICMA

During their General Assembly in Leipzig, last weekend, the ICMA Jury members elected the ICMA Executive Board for the next three years.

Le Figaro

Victoire de la musique classique : les gagnants sont…

La soprano Sabine Devieilhe, silhouette gracile et voix aérienne, et le violoncelliste Edgar Moreau, 20 ans, ont remporté les précieux trophées , tandis que les «révélations» récompensaient le jeune claveciniste Jean Rondeau et le ténor Cyrille Dubois.

Le Parisien

Les compositeurs de musiques de films voudraient “relocaliser” en France

Les compositeurs de musique de films ont appelé lundi, dans un manifeste, à “relocaliser” en France les enregistrements pour l’audiovisuel qui, pour des questions de coûts, ont le plus souvent lieu en Europe de l’Est.

Twitter

Classicalite @Classicalite: #BBC Launches the 2015 Inspire Young Composers’ Competition http://www.classicalite.com/articles/16353/20150202/bbc-launches-2015-inspire-young-composers-competition.htm?exe=reporter …

ClassicalToday @ClassicalToday: Record news: Warner buys another classical label http://bit.ly/1tYiJ18

KlassikInfo @Klassikinfo: KlassikInfo löscht sein Facebook-Konto aus Datenschutzgründen http://www.KlassikInfo.de 

Munich Philharmonie Photo: Süddeutsche.de

Munich Philharmonie
Photo: Süddeutsche.de

(Written on February 3, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

The playlist: experimental music – James Hoff, Richard Skelton, Pauline Oliveros and more

These unconventional artists and composers use everything from computer viruses to mud-crusted violins to create new sounds and reimagine masterpieces

Danish National Chamber Orchestra fights cuts by crowdfunding

Private donations and public support mean that this innovative orchestra will not be disbanded despite the loss of its state funding

Classical Music Magazine

Government publishes new GCSE, AS and A Level subject content

The Department for Education has published details of the subject content for the GCSEs, AS Levels and A Levels in music to be taught from autumn 2016.

Decca Classics signs soprano Aida Garifullina

Decca Classics has signed soprano Aida Garifullina on an ‘exclusive, multi-album contract’.

Classic FM

ABO conference: Vaizey ‘sick and tired’ of councils abandoning music

The Conservative minister was speaking at the opening session of the 30th conference of the Association of British Orchestras at the Sage Gateshead.

Zeit Online

Dirigent Eschenbach erhält Ernst-von-Siemens-Musikpreis

Christoph Eschenbach wird als Pianist und Dirigent ausgezeichnet.

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

»Sprache und Taten sind gefährlich, nicht Musik«

Darf man beim Singen weinen? Wie fühlt sich Überwältigung an? Kann Musik wirklich trösten? Ein Gespräch mit dem Bariton Christian Gerhaher, der ein weltweit gefeierter Star ist – und ein tiefgründiger Zweifler.

Deutschlandradio Kultur

Wiener Meister einer Zwischenepoche

Mit der “Wiener Klassik” werden Haydn, Mozart und Beethoven verbunden. Von den ungezählten Meistern zweiten Ranges ist seltener die Rede.

Codex Flores

Nott übenimmt Leitung des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Jonathan Nott ist seit dem Jahr 2000 Chefdirigent der Bayerischen Staatsphilharmonie.

pizzicato

Hurrah: Danish Chamber Orchestra Is Kept Alive

Private donations and crowd funding were successful.

Twitter

Sinfini Music ‏@SinfiniMusic : BBC announce Ten Pieces Prom as climax to the project: http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/news/bbc-ten-pieces-interactive-weekend-at-2015-proms …

ABO @aborchestras:Second day of #abo15 kicks off with a musical moment before we look at what we can learn from sport.

The Stage ‏@TheStage : One in five showbiz professionals affected by mental health issues, survey finds http://bit.ly/1wDtale 

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Aida Garifullina. Photo: Decca Classics

 

(Written on January 29, 2015 )

Classical News

The Guardian

ENO strongly represented on new International Opera awards shortlist

The only UK company on the shortlist for opera company of the year, elsewhere nominees include US mezzo Joyce DiDonato and designer Es Devlin

Michael Kennedy obituary

Journalist, music critic and authority on the works of Edward Elgar, Richard Strauss and Ralph Vaughan Williams

The Telegraph

Philharmonie de Paris: in pictures

La Philharmonie de Paris, a state-of-the-art concert hall designed by visionary architect Jean Nouvel, is the latest architectural jewel to be unveiled in the French capital.

The Times

Musycke to twekerth to

Tudor Tunes

BBC Music Magazine

BBC declares 2015 The Year of Song and Dance

Series of special BBC programmes to be dedicated to classical singing and ballet

Pizzicato

Erfolg für Wiener Staatsoper beim Livestream

Die Wiener Staatsoper meldet Erfolg bei ihrem seit Oktober 2013 laufenden Livestreaming-Programm.

Das Orchester

Jordi Savall weist spanischen Nationalpreis zurück

Der spanische Musiker Jordi Savall hat in einem Schreiben den Kulturminister seines Landes wissen lassen, dass er den ihm zugesprochenen Nationalpreis für Musik nicht annehme.

Klassik.com

Deutsche Theaterintendanten warnen vor Selbstzensur

Nach dem Anschlag auf das französische Satiremagazin “Charlie Hebdo” durch islamistische Attentäter hat die Intendantengruppe des Deutschen Bühnenvereins vor Selbstzensur gewarnt.

Codex Flores

Nouvel boykottiert Pariser Philharmonie-Eröffnung

Für den Architekten Jean Nouvel ist die gegenwärtige Eröffnung der Philharmonie de Paris verfrüht, vermurkst und – sinngemäss – stillos.

The New York Times

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic to Collaborate on Operas

For years, the Metropolitan Opera has gently encroached on the symphonic terrain of its Lincoln Center neighbors with orchestral concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Tweets

Guardian culture ‏@guardianculture : Why can’t festivals just announce their lineups any more?: http://gu.com/p/44pe2 

Royal College Music ‏@RCMLatest : Pinchas Zukerman’s @CanadasNAC #violin+#viola masterclass recorded in our Britten Theatre on 28 Oct is now on YouTube http://bit.ly/1y0ZhAx 

Guildhall School @guildhallschool : Interview with leading opera singer and alumna, Anne Sofie von Otter http://bit.ly/1DFFKcg 

Philharmonie de Paris The New Philharmonie de Paris. Photo: Yves Chanoit 

 

(Written on January 15, 2015 )

WildKat PR are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting and innovative new scheme heralded by our founder Kathleen Alder. The Noted Innovation Fellowship focuses on providing support to talented 22-35 year olds with original ideas in the area of arts administration which will shake up, progress and lead the classical music industry and culture sector into the future; it needs more than just artists.

Whilst there are many funding opportunities dedicated to discovering and supporting new performing talent, Kathleen has recognised a clear need in the industry for financial support to be awarded to young professionals keen to make their mark behind-the-scenes. Currently, aspiring arts prodigies are most likely to be supported by those who have had over 20 years’ experience and although their experience is vital and appreciated, Kathleen believes there is much more untapped potential to attract fresh new talent.

As well as offering £3,500 to help implement the recipient’s idea, the Fellowship will provide industry opportunities and mentorship by some of the most high profile names working for prestigious organisations such as Executive Producer of Opus Arte/Royal Opera House Ben Pateman; Grammy award winning music producer Christopher Alder; and Suzanne Davidson, the Executive Director of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The list continues to grow. Alongside the standard prize winnings, the Fellowship will be customized around the individual and their idea in order to maximize their full potential.  With this Fellowship, Kathleen aims to educate and inspire a new generation of diverse and creative cultural leaders.

WildKat PR are excited for the talent that will emerge from this venture.

For application details, click here. The deadline is midnight (GMT) on 15th February 2015.

Kat1-11-590x260 Kathleen Alder. Photo: International Arts Manager 

 

(Written on January 13, 2015 )

Classical News

The New York Times
Metropolitan Opera Clears Last Hurdle in Labor Talks
The Metropolitan Opera and the union representing its stage hands reached a contract deal early Wednesday morning.

The Guardian
Peter Maxwell Davies at 80: ‘The music knows things that I don’t’

Last year Peter Maxwell Davies was given six weeks to live. Despite ‘absolutely revolting’ chemotherapy and a blood clot that almost killed him, he went on to complete his 10th Symphony, and now he’s about to celebrate his 80th birthday

The Telegraph
The fear of performance that can lead us to ecstasy

Most of us need this form of nervous excitement, this whiff of danger, to be at our best

Daniel Barenboim: My orchestra is a political laboratory

As Daniel Barenboim brings his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra to the Proms, he talks about the problems of the Middle East

The Times

If you want a bargain, avoid shops piping classical music

Having classical music on in the background turns people into less savvy shoppers, a study found, while pop makes us sharper at finding a bargain.

Kulturport.de
Festivalleitung zieht positive Bilanz nach außergewöhnlicher Ausgabe von Young Euro Classic 2014
Ein außergewöhnlicher Jahrgang des Festivals Young Euro Classic ist am Sonntag (17. August) in Berlin mit großem Erfolg zu Ende gegangen.

Classicalite.com
Italian Soprano, Puccini Star Licia Albanese Dies Aged 105
Licia Albanese, one of the great Italian sopranos of the 20th century, has died.

Symphony Space Announces New Artistic Director, Fulbright Scholar and Carnegie Hall Exec Andrew Byrne
The latest from Symphony Space comes to us via DotDotDotMusic, who is pleased to announce that Andrew Byrne will be hopping on as the new Artistic Director on September 15.

Twitter:

Classic FM: @ClassicFM Is the symphony orchestra doomed, or alive and well? – there have been robust comments from both sides: http://classfm.co/20oHm1

English National Opera: @E_N_O  How do you reinvent familiar repertoire? Conductor @TimMurray5 explains all: http://ow.ly/Awj7L

Telegraph Classical: @TeleClassical Why horn players are terrified of Richard Strauss http://fw.to/ijtOBxH

Sinfini Music: @SinfiniMusic  Great balance between hi-tech and art:@sfballet principal Maria Kochetkova (@balletrusse) on Ballet meeting Robotics: http://vimeo.com/96030980

Photo : Logan K. Young

Photo : Logan K. Young

(Written on August 20, 2014 )

Classical News

The Telegraph

Opera star breaks her leg – but completes the performance

Soprano Christiane Karg dislocated her knee during Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera.

Classical-Music.com

Six hundred voices to mark the centenary of the First World War

Young singers from the UK, Germany, France and Belgium will join forces.

The Guardian

John Hurt and Rory Kinnear to be part of BBC Proms

Hurt to narrate text of Henry V to William Walton’s seminal score, while Kinnear will play speaker in Oedipus libretto.

Classic FM

Bristol Proms

Pictures, videos and interviews from this year’s Bristol Proms.

LA Times

Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera calling off fall season

The Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera will be scrapping its fall seasons this year as the joint company works its way through financial issues. Leaders are deciding when regular performances will resume and are expected to make an announcement within three months.

Concerti

Begegnungen im Salon

Vormals die größte Ziegelei Norddeutschlands – heute hat Olav Killinger aus der Villa Papendorf einen Konzertsaal gemacht.

Crescendo

Video der Woche: Be happy!

Jetzt hat es der Erfolgssong endlich auch in die Klassikwelt geschafft.

klassik.com

Interview mit Catherine Gordeladze

Geronnene Improvisation – die Pianistin Catherine Gordeladze erkundet den Grenzbereich zwischen Klassik und Jazz.

El Mundo

‘El ballet es menos peligroso que el toreo… aunque algunas bailarinas sí pueden serlo’

Estrella del New York City Ballet desde hace más de diez años, el bailarín español ofrece una única gala en El Escorial

Twitter

Abbotsford Convent: ‏@TheConvent Music in the Round returns to the Convent. #ClassicalMusic http://ow.ly/zXcRQ  pic.twitter.com/oGUc1IIbOt

BBC Proms Team: @bbcproms Tonight at the #bbcproms, the wonderful @EUYO and @LDNvoices perform a repertoire of Berio and Shostakovich: http://bbc.in/1ot0VWz 

ClassicalToday: @ClassicalToday Met musician, sworn to silence, tells how opera colours instrumental sound http://bit.ly/1soOzzj 

 

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Christine Karg and Gyula Orendt, La Finta Giardiniera

Photo: Alastair Muir

(Written on August 5, 2014 )