Classical Music Daily — Saturday 4 February 2023


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Classical music news. Choral Music by Black Composers — Oxford University Press publishes Marques L A Garrett's significant choral music anthology

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Classical music news - January 2023 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month (updated 3 February 2023)

Classical music news - January Newsletter and December Obituaries — Our January 2023 PDF newsletter has just been published, along with a summary of those the classical music world lost in December 2022 (updated 3 February 2023)

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Violin Master — Gordon Rumson reports on a rare Carnegie Hall appearance of Mark Lubotsky (published 4 February 2003)


Josef Mysliveček (1781); Ivan Davis (1932); Renata Babak (1934); Ludger Rémy (1949); Iannis Xenakis (2001); Allan Wicks (2010); Leslie Bassett (2016); Ulf Söderblom (2016); Gervase de Peyer (2017)

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Recent Articles

Ensemble. Breath-taking Delicacy — Mike Wheeler is impressed with Grieg and Shostakovich from pianist Elisabeth Brauss, conductor Alpesh Chauhan and the Hallé Orchestra

Ensemble. Almost as Verdi would have Wanted — Giuseppe Pennisi was in the audience for 'Aida'

Classical music news. February 2023 Newsletter — Our February 2023 PDF newsletter has just been published

Classical music news. Obituary — Easley Blackwood (1933-2023)

Ensemble. Absolute Brahms — Nineteenth century chamber music in Rome, heard by Giuseppe Pennisi

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Turn that racket down!

Ensemble. Precious Testimony — Giuseppe Pennisi listens to the complete string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich

Profile. Fascination with the Macabre — Ron Bierman talks to opera composer Nicolas Reveles

Classical music news. February 2023 New Releases — Browse a large selection of new recordings

Classical music news - Nevis Ensemble — Due to severe funding challenges, the Glasgow-based orchestra with a vision of 'music for everyone, everywhere', has had to cease operations

CD Spotlight. Challenges Aplenty — Music by Francesco Veracini, strongly recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... Federico Guglielmo rises to the occasion with an awareness that is enthusiastically sensitive ...'

Ensemble. Twentieth Century Colours — Giuseppe Pennisi is impressed by a concert given by the orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Four by Four by Five fff

Classical music news - Juliane Banse — The German soprano will be the new head professor of voice at Madrid's Reina Sofía School of Music for 2023-24

Ensemble. Complete Assurance — A delectable recital by Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, heard by Mike Wheeler

Classical music news - Music, Migration and Mobility — Malcolm Miller previews a new exhibition in London about émigré composers

CD Spotlight. Finnish Magic and Mystery — Orchestral music inspired by the Kalevala impresses Gerald Fenech. '... spectacular stuff, full of vivid imagery and larger than life characters woven in a tapestry of harmonic splendour ...'

Ensemble. Not To Be Missed — Giuseppe Pennisi reports from a performance of Vivaldi's pastiche 'Tamerlano'

Ensemble. Meeting Performance Challenges Head-on — Music by Britten, Anna Clyne, Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss II from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain impresses Mike Wheeler

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Sound Below Zero

Ensemble. Total Immersion — Ron Bierman listens to Anne Akiko Meyers, Domingo Hindoyan and the San Diego Symphony

Ensemble. Osborn Triumphs in 'Elisir' — Giuseppe Pennisi is back in his usual seat at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma for Donizetti's melodramma giocoso

Classical music news. Obituary — José Evangelista (1943-2023)

Classical music news - A New Organ in Poland — Iveta Apkalna gives the first performance of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Organ Concerto to inaugurate the new organ in Katowice's NOSPR Concert Hall

Ensemble. Don Carlo in the Mists — Giuseppe Pennisi visits Florence for a performance of Verdi's most complex and monumental opera

Classical music news - English Touring Opera — New productions of Donizetti's 'Lucrezia Borgia' and Rossini's 'Il viaggio a Reims' will tour in Spring 2023

Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney — Extraordinary Adventures

Classical music news - American Invention — The New York Virtuoso Singers present a February 2023 concert of first performances

Classical music news - The Richter Scale Premixes — News from Eric Fraad's Heresy Records

CD Spotlight. The Community Behind the Voice — John Dante Prevedini listens to music by Robert Carl and John McDonald. '... a rich, joyous and life-affirming tribute to the role of community in shaping the artistic voice.'

Classical music news - January 2023 Obituaries — Our summary of those the classical music world has lost this month