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    Opera Weekend - Die Tote Stadt

    Bruges is a city in the heart of the Flanders region of Belgium –that area was one of the main theatres of the First World War. The city is depicted as the morose backdrop of the novel and the opera....
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    Opera Weekend - The Flying Dutchman

    The tempestuous opening bars of the overture to Der fliegende Holländer throw us immediately into the passionate story of love, anguish and self-sacrifice that is to be played out in this, the first...
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    Happy Hallowe'en

    The Medium is something of a cautionary tale, which had its genesis in a séance attended by the composer himself. Living in conditions of near-squalor, Baba poses as a medium with her daughter,...
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    Opera Weekend - Cavalleria Rusticana

    Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana is an opera in one act to an Italian libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from a play written by Giovanni Verga based on his short story....
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    Opera Weekend - La Bohème (Leoncavallo)

    Puccini wasn’t the only composer to attempt a work on Henri Murger's novel Scènes de la vie de bohème. In February 1893, two Milan newspapers announced that two operas were to be composed on the...
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    Opera Weekend - Maskarade

    Featured this weekend, a comic opera involving some of those great elements: love, fun and general reveling in the context of an evening of dancing, encounters and the topsy-turvy world of a...
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    Great Voices from the Past

    These podcasts are taken from Capital Radio's Friday Night at the Opera/At the Opera weekly programs dubbed “Opera Potpourri”. Sean Bianco discusses and shares recordings of the Nimbus “Viva Voce”...
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    Last Night of the Proms

    A yearly tradition, this coming Saturday will be the Last Night at the Proms. I thought it would be appropriate to recycle an old broadcast to illustrate and discuss this special concert and its...
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    Strauss’ Four Last Songs

    Richard Strauss produced lieder throughout his career. The Four Last Songs are among his best known, along with Ruhe, meine Seele!, Cäcilie, Morgen!, Heimliche Aufforderung, Traum durch die...
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    Mahler's Third Symphony

    Every conceivable single kind of human, natural, physical, and spiritual emotion that has ever existed can be found in this gargantuan six-movement work, which incorporates material not only from...
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    One-Aria Operas

    The works I chose to assemble in today’s montage are essentially single arias, meant to stand alone in concert, and in some cases sound like they’re taken out of a larger (contemporaneous) operatic...
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    The Bells

    Composed after Rachmaninov’s great Third Piano Concerto, The Bells can be thought of as his Third Symphony (in the same way Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde could be his Ninth…). It distinguishes...
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    Happy Birthday Richard Wagner (OTD 1813)

    A birthday montage of Richard Wagner favourites.

    Read our commentary @ http://itywltmt.blogspot.com/2014/10/richard-wagner.html
    Details @ https://archive.org/details/pcast170-Playlist
    Active...
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    Not Always Opera

    This week’s new podcast features three works from three composers we normally associate with opera, not the concert hall.

    New Commentary -...
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    Earth Day

    There are many songs that are performed on Earth Day, that generally fall into two categories. Popular songs by contemporary artists – folk artists and others - or new lyrics adapted to children's...
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    Easter Sunday

    The structure of symphony doesn’t follow the usual 4-movement formula: the addition of the Wunderhorn lied Ulricht as a fourth movement breaks the model. However, Ulricht serves as a fine precursor...
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    Good Friday

    Christus am Ölberge, is all about the anguish and despair felt by Christ on the eve of his crucifixion, as he reflects in the Mount of Olives during a sleepless night. The oratorio ends with Christ...
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    Mozart: Requiem, K.626

    Composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer's death on December 5, the Requiem was finished not by Salieri as Peter Shaffer's 1979 play Amadeus suggests, but rather by Franz Xaver...
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    Lemten Selections

    By age 33, Brahms experienced the loss of his close friend and mentor, Robert Schumann: And there can be little doubt that the death of Brahms’ mother in February 1865, spurred him on to complete the...
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    Mozart: Great Mass in C Minor, K. 427

    In a letter to his father Leopold dated 4 January 1783, Mozart mentioned a vow he had made to write a Mass when he would bring his then fiancée Constanze as his wife to Salzburg; Constanze then sang...
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    Felix Mendelssohn: Lobgesang

    The bulk of today’s podcast is dedicated to an ambitious work – Mendelssohn’s Second symphony. The 'Lobgesang' (or 'Hymn of Praise') was commissioned by the city of Leipzig from its Kapellmeister...
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    Valentine's Day

    The opening piece, Plaisir d'amour (literally "The pleasure of love") takes its text from a poem by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794), which appears in his novel Célestine. The refrain...
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    OTF - Don Quixote

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    Verdi Weekend

    A pair of Verdi podcasts are available for your listening pleasure. They are:

    Giuseppe Verdi was to opera in the Italian tradition what Beethoven was to the symphony. When he arrived on the scene...
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    OTF Short Stories (2021 Edition)

    Happy New Year!

    For 2021, we launch a new thread of Short Stories - highlights from our daily podcasts that venture into the world of lyrical, operatic or just plain interesting music we may (or...
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