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No And Not ! The Nose ! Shostakovich
2016-10-20 22:40
Shostakovich The Nose at the Royal Opera House tonight, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher, who is the reason why I want to go.   Metzmacher once did a series called "Who's afraid of mod… Read More
Walter Braunfels Orchestral Songs Vol 1
2016-10-17 21:03
New from Oehms Classics, Walter Braunfels Orchestral Songs Vol 1.  Luxury singers - Valentina Farcas, Klaus Florian Vogt and Michael Volle, with the Staatskapelle Weimar, conducted by H… Read More
Boris Blacher, Manchuria And Flüchtlinge
2016-10-14 21:36
Boris Blacher (1903-75), the highly influential composer, and father of Kolja Blacher the violinist, was born in Newchwang, now part of the city of Yingkou on the Gulf of Bohai, in Liaoning… Read More
Sex And Nuns : Hindemith Sancta Susanna
2016-10-12 07:59
Paul Hindemith's opera Sancta Susanna still has the power to scandalize. Nearly 100 years after it was written, (January/February 1921) it's still a shocker in many ways. It's a psycho-drama… Read More
2016-10-08 16:04
On 8th October 1916, Alice Elgar wrote in her diaries:"Mr Blackwood.... met E coming up from Finchley Road with a toad in his pocket. E had bought it off some boys for 2p. He did not thin… Read More

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