Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale marches home to Manchester thanks to Martins Imhangbe and the Hallé’s musicians

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale: Hallé / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Filmed in various locations in Manchester (by Maestro Broadcasting) and first streamed on 29.4.2021. (JPr)

Martins Imhangbe (Soldier) (c) Hallé

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Karen Slack stars in dwb (driving while black) for UrbanArias

United StatesUnited States Susan Kander, dwb (driving while black): Karen Slack (soprano), Rosanna Butterfield (cellist), Eric Plewinski (percussionist) / Robert Wood (conductor). UrbanArias, Tonal Park Studio, Takoma Park, MD. Premiered on 30.4.2021 and available to stream. (RP)

Scene from dwb (driving while black)
© Sylvester Finch

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‘Old Life was Rubbish’: music by Cornelius Cardew and Laurence Crane makes a strong impression in Dundalk

IrelandIreland Cornelius Cardew, Laurence Crane – ‘Old Life was Rubbish’: Fiona Kelly (bass flute), Michael McHale (piano), Apartment House (Heather Roche [clarinet], Anton Lukoszevieze [cello], Sam Cave [electric guitar], Simon Limbrick [percussion], Kerry Yong [piano]). Streamed from Louth Contemporary Music Society website (click here), 17.4.2021. (RB)

Fiona Kelly (bass flute) and Michael McHale (piano)

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Frank Castorf’s cinematic Vienna Faust explores society, patriotism, consumerism, commercialism and voodoo

AustriaAustria Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jacob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera, 29.4.2021. (JPr)

Adam Palka (Méphistophélès),  Nicole Car (Marguerite) & Juan Diego Flórez (Faust)

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‘Music and the Mind’: Renée Fleming’s scholarly quasi-recital for Cal Performances at Home

United StatesUnited States ‘Music and the Mind’: Renée Fleming (soprano), Robert Ainsley (piano), Ehud Isacoff (neuroscience). Recorded at the Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC., 16.3.2021, for Cal Performances at Home. First streamed on 29.4.2021 and available to 28.7.2021. (HS)

Renee Fleming and Ehud Isacoff

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A new production of Don Giovanni at Prague’s Estates Theatre offers surprises, charms and thrills

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Karsten Januschke (conductor). Performed at Národní Divadlo, Estates Theatre, Prague and premiered 24.4.2021 on Czech Television and available for streaming globally until 1.5.2021. (RP)

Pavol Kubáň (Don Giovanni), Jana Sibera (Donna Anna)
and Richard Samek (Don Ottavio) © Jan Pohribný

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OOTS’s Timelapse 2.0 allows past and present to mix and mingle with joyful abandon and yield miraculous results

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Timelapse 2.0 – Night Owl Digital Concert: Trish Clowes (saxophone), David Gordon (harpsichord and piano), Orchestra of the Swan / David LePage (violin/director). Filmed in Purfleet, first streamed on 26.4.2021. (CC)

Orchestra of the Swan’s Timelapse 2.0

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