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  1. This Day in Music History - 24 December 1951

    This is the first of Pierre's Twelve Days of Blogging.

    Recommended Reading:Three Kings in 50 minutes


    To kick off my Twelve Days of Blogging, I have chosen a very special TDMH post, which takes us back exactly 60 years to the Golden Age of Television, that has double significance:

    • The first ever installment of American television's
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    Updated Dec-24-2011 at 12:48 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Opera , Recorded Music
  2. ¿Qué tal Carmén?

    Related thread: http://www.talkclassical.com/12624-g...ts-carmen.html

    En français: http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2011/09...al-carmen.html

    One thing I haven't done much is discuss operas on this blog. There's no particular reason, it just happens that's how the cookie crunbles. Today, I thought I would share my faviourite recording of Carmen by Georges Bizet, provide some highlights and propose three works inspired by the opera.

    Carmen
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    Updated Sep-28-2011 at 02:19 by itywltmt

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    Classical Music , Opera , Recorded Music
  3. My Macbeth experience

    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    Part 1

    Yesterday I was at ROH for a Macbeth Insight Programme in anticipation of the production later this month. Hosted by Lloyd Bracey, it was held in the Clore Studio. The 'stage' is really only floor space & we sat above it.

    Scheduled to last three hours, I wondered what the heck they could talk about for all that time when most people will at least know the story of the play but it was so good, so entertaining, it was over far too soon.

    My seat
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  4. Azguime: Itinerário do Sal on DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Almaviva View Post
    399 years of opera… I’ve just watched Itinerário do Sal (Salt Itinerary) by contemporary Portuguese composer Miguel Azguime, pushing my temporal operatic span to almost four centuries, given that the oldest opera that I’ve seen is Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo composed in 1607, and this one is from 2006.


    It’s proposed, in terms of classification, as an “electroacoustic and multimedia opera.” It is available on DVD. There are two nice extras – a 35-minute fascinating interview
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    Classical Music , Opera
  5. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    http://www.operanorth.co.uk/events/fidelio/

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
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    Classical Music , Personal , Opera
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