Category Archives: Music

Alert: Mary Dunleavy in the news and in NYC

RECITAL : Mary Dunleavy at St. Patrick’s Cathedral CELEBRATED Irish American soprano Mary Dunleavy (recently seen on the Metropolitan Stage as Violetta in La Traviata) will perform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on March 17. She’ll sing “Ave Maria” and “Our … Continue reading

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BSO live from Tanglewood

Jens Georg Bachmann, conductor Marc-And Hamelin,piano   Daniel Hope, violin BEETHOVEN  Leonore Overture No. 3BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 5, EmperorBEETHOVEN  Romance No. 2 in F, for violin and orchestraBEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 7 Am listening to this on the WGBH ALL CLASSICAL … Continue reading

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TT on Sills

From About Last Night, TT on the legacy of Beverly Sills: ….if you care about the continuing fate of museums, symphony orchestras, ballet, opera, and theater companies, and all the other big-money institutions that were the pillars of American high … Continue reading

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blog roundup

La Cieca reports a new feature to keep you in touch all the time. Opera Chic reviews last night’s LA SCALA history making triump for JDF including lots of photos and the review from the leading Italian paper. Guardian Music Blog muses on … Continue reading

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“Tune Surfing”

James Jolly (editor, Gramophone) writes about a new website CLASSICS and JAZZ, which is offering only downloads but of most of the Philips, DG and Decca labels among many.  There is GOOD news (the 8000 albums currently with 1500 to be … Continue reading

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BBC R3 – New Weekday Schedule

Saturday Feb 17 started the first week of the new program schedule for the BBC Radio 3 – here are my picks for the new weekday daily schedule. First the daily schedule (Times are London)     * 07:00 Breakfast    * … Continue reading

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The Joyce Hatto Scandal

Masterpieces Or Fakes? The Joyce Hatto Scandal  February 15 2007       Joyce Hatto photo by Angus McBean It was already one of the strangest stories the classical music world had witnessed. But the discovery of the late English pianist Joyce Hatto as … Continue reading

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New blog feature

A Calendar of Webcasts – the link is in the top of the sidebar.  This is something I created a few years back; it has now been revised and updated to include SIRIUS and the new BBC Radio 3 programming.  … Continue reading

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The perils of the C

One of the most interesting bloggers on music (and the UK) is Jessica Duchen.  See her interview with Alvarez today in the INDEPENDENT .  Excerpt below:  Marcelo Alvarez: Living the high lifeAs Marcelo Alvarez attempts to rival Pavarotti as ‘king … Continue reading

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A new voice…

Southern Gal welcomes a new voice to the blogsphere – RICHARDTHETENOR.  Who in addition to teaching is a member of the wonderful Western Wind.  Many years ago, SG met Richard/s wife at a corporate law firm where they both worked … Continue reading

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