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Ruth Leon recommends… The Merry Wives of Windsor – Digital Theatre

Ruth Leon recommends…  The Merry Wives of Windsor – Digital Theatre

The Merry Wives of Windsor – Digital Theatre ​Click here to subscribe or rent The Merry Wives of Windsor is the only Shakespeare play which is set in his own time with characters who would have been familiar to his contemporary English middle-class audience. The tradition goes that Shakespeare wrote it at the personal request of …

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Life, the universe and … Stephen Fry

Life, the universe and … Stephen Fry

The British actor narrates a cosmic new work by Sibelius descendant Lauri Porra. The composer’s wife conducts. You may well have heard it here first. The post Life, the universe and … Stephen Fry appeared first on Slippedisc.

All the Bruckner symphonies… on an organ

All the Bruckner symphonies… on an organ

Press release: Over the past four years (2020-2024), German conductor and organist Hansjörg Albrecht has recorded Bruckner’s complete symphonic oeuvre as a transcription for organ for the first time worldwide. This colossal project, entitled Anton Bruckner: Die Sinfonien, is under the patronage of Christian Thielemann and will find its crowning finale in mid-June with the …

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Watch: Wilhelm Kempff, 75, reimagines Mozart

Watch: Wilhelm Kempff, 75, reimagines Mozart

Extraordinary footage from 1970 of the German pianist at his most organic.   The post Watch: Wilhelm Kempff, 75, reimagines Mozart appeared first on Slippedisc.

Job of the Week: Early closing

Job of the Week: Early closing

Leave work before 1700: The Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a musicologist specialising in the period before c.1700 to the post of Assistant Professor, starting on 1 January 2025 or as soon as possible thereafter, and extending to 31 December 2026. This post arises as cover for a European …

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The most vivid recital disc of the year

The most vivid recital disc of the year

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week: The first we heard of Magdalena Kožená was a mid-1990s album of Bach arias, recorded when she was 22. The voice was at once light and dark — think Emma Kirkby in a John Le Carre novel. Given that Kirkby and Co had covered most of the Baroque, …

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Exclusive: A case of revenge porn

Exclusive: A case of revenge porn

We understand that the Houston Symphony has suspended its principal horn, Bill VerMeulen, for the rest of the season. Houston is about to host the League of American Orchestras conference and it does not want demonstrators on its doorstep. The horn player has been accused online of disseminating an intimate self-portrait. Slippedisc understands, from sources …

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The celebrity cook who learned by Suzuki method

The celebrity cook who learned by Suzuki method

The culinary phenomenon Kenji López-Alt is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who plays music where and whenever he can. Speaking Soundly to Met principal trumpet David Krauss, he learned to play violin at age four by the Suzuki method at New York City’s School for Strings. He is best mates with the soloist …

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Korean composer wins first Fanny prize

Korean composer wins first Fanny prize

The first Fanny Mendelssohn composing prize, worth 10,000 Euros, has been awarded to Sunghyun Lee, 28, from Seoul. He is presently studying in Frankfurt. The post Korean composer wins first Fanny prize appeared first on Slippedisc.

Vienna Philharmonic mourns a concertmaster

Vienna Philharmonic mourns a concertmaster

We have received confirmation of the death on Monday of Werner Hink, a cherished member of the Vienna Philharmonic from 1965. Hink, who was 81, was hugely influential at the Pacific Music Festival Sapporo, where he taught from 1991 to 2010. The post Vienna Philharmonic mourns a concertmaster appeared first on Slippedisc.