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Susanna Mälkki to Helsinki Philharmonic

September 1, 2014 | Susan Elliott,
Finnish maestro Susanna Mälkki is to be the new chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic, beginning in 2016. Her three-year contracts calls for eight to ten concerts per season, along with touring and recording. She succeeds John … »Read

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New Artist of the Month: Conductor Isaac Selya

September 1, 2014 | Janelle Gelfand,
CINCINNATI--Conductor Isaac Selya, 28, is turning heads in Cincinnati for his remarkable talent, relentless enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit. In November, I was among dozens of opera lovers who traveled up a winding road to a small Art Deco … »Read

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Fabio Luisi to Danish National Symphony

September 1, 2014 | Susan Elliott,
Fabio Luisi, principal conductor of the Metropolitan Opera, music director of the Zurich Opera, has added another post to his CV. Effective in 2017, he is to be principal conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Luisi has signed a … »Read




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Did the Unions 'Eat Gelb's Lunch'?

September 1, 2014 | MusicalAmerica.comfrom The Wall Street Journal
Terry Teachout, the one seasoned staff music journalist at The Wall Street Journa l , offers his take on what happened with the Met negotiations. Either General Manager Peter Gelb grossly exaggerated the cuts “necessary for the … »Read

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Operalia Winners Include Two Countertenors

August 31, 2014 | Nicholas Beard,
Plácido Domingo’s Operalia concluded Saturday night in Los Angeles, and the two top winners, each of whom takes home $30,000, can hardly be called newcomers. American soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen (pictured), 30, who also won … »Read

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DG Launches First Classical Label Streaming App

August 29, 2014 | Phil Sommerich,
LONDON--Germany-based producer Deutsche Grammophon has made a cautious venture into the controversial arena of music streaming with the launch of its DG Discovery app. What it bills as ‘‘the world’s first classical music label … »Read









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