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May. 02 2016

Opera in the French Revolution

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V. Johnson, Backstage at the Revolution: How the Royal Paris Opéra Survived the End of the Old Regime (University of Chicago Press, 2009)
Charles T. Downey, Opera Lafayette delves into the French Revolution
Washington Post, May 1
The French Revolution changed many things beyond political systems, from a short-lived reorganization of the calendar to the invention of the metric system. The Paris

May. 02 2016

Breaking: a new Brünnhilde for “The Valkyrie”

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May. 02 2016

#morninglistening: Stubbornly Sublime Beethoven

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#morninglistening to LvB w/the stubbornly sublime @PghSymohony & @ManfredHoneck on @RefRec… https://t.co/SvJBeaY3GB pic.twitter.com/tNiNb7IFmb— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 22, 2015
LvB w/the stubbornly sublime @PghSymohony & @ManfredHoneck on @RefRecordings

<!–#classical #classicalmusic #symphonies #Romanticism #orchestral #

May. 01 2016

Review: For This Spin on ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ Someday Her Princess Will Come

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In “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast” — from the troupe Ballez at the La MaMa Moves! Festival — Tchaikovsky’s ballet meets gender politics in two eras.

May. 01 2016

Perchance to Stream: Georg Solti Edition

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, you may need to press the “Play” button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Watch the concert by the World Orchestra for Peace, honoring the 100th birthday of conductor Georg Solti, recorded at the Chicago

May. 01 2016

Review: Premieres, a Tribute and an Anniversary at Carnegie Hall

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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra honored the conductor Robert Shaw with a concert on his centennial, and the Utah Symphony celebrated its 75th season.

May. 01 2016

Forbes Classical CD of the Week

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#CDoftheWeek on @ForbesOpinion: https://t.co/6v3vxm2vch Historic Mozart with my second-fa… https://t.co/5VrJZVQb66 pic.twitter.com/xUYP002vGB— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) April 20, 2016
…the wealth of maturity shows and the detailed, close recording at the Mozart-Haus in Vienna brings the instrument out nicely… -> Classical CD of the Week:

May. 01 2016

#morninglistening: Olde Times Bach Cantatas

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#morninglistening to old glory #Bach Cantatas w/@dsoberlin & @rias_kammerchor & Dieskau & … https://t.co/nOe8wMJiiQ pic.twitter.com/WfmTzOSQFU— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 20, 2015
Bach Cantatas w/the DSO Belrin, RIAS Kammerchor, Dieskau, Ristenpart et al. on Audite.

Apr. 30 2016

Book of the Day: Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories, by R.J. Palacio

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Rona London reviews her pick for Book of the Day:

Today’s Book of the Day is R.J. Palacio’s Auggie & Me.

Apr. 30 2016

#morninglistening: An die Ferne Geliebte, Melodiously

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#morninglistening to #Beethoven #Lieder w/Mark Padmore & K.Bezuidenhout on @harmoniamundi
… https://t.co/HGSIAPT7lZ pic.twitter.com/pgZzfj6qKv— Jens F. Laurson (@ClassicalCritic) November 17, 2015
A dream team in trickily beautiful music.

WBJC