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Toowoomba :: Australia | over 1 year ago

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Crossley was born at Shipley in Yorkshire to Minnie, nee Stow, and Harry, an engineering draughtsman. From an early age he showed evidence of the abiding passion of his life, the love of music. As a boy he would crouch on the floor, his ear pressed

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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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One of the more touching cases of ancestor worship in music history was Benjamin Britten 's veneration for his Baroque forebear Henry Purcell ...And among Britten's most profound tributes to his predecessor was the Second String Quartet, which formed

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London :: United Kingdom | over 1 year ago

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The Union Jack bunting looks awfully familiar and indeed, if anyone foolishly wanted to update Albert Herring then 2012 would be the year, with the Loxford May Day feast as an early Jubilee street party and Mrs Herring as the proprietor of the local

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Prague :: Czech Republic | over 1 year ago

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Great novels don't always make for great opera, but that hasn't discouraged composers from trying. Here are five of the nobler attempts: "Candide": Leonard Bernstein's 1954 take on Voltaire's classic comic romp, revised twice in 1973 and 1988,

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London :: United Kingdom | over 1 year ago

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During his lifetime, the music of Frank Bridge was overshadowed by his career as a violist and a conductor. Since his death in 1941, his reputation as a composer has been exceeded by his fame as the teacher of Benjamin Britten . For many years, in

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New Portland :: ME :: USA | over 1 year ago

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John Whittlesey's feisty little Intermezzo chamber opera series has just entered its 10th season...It's probably done more premieres than any other opera company in town, and although its batting average is well below .500, it's produced two of the

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Warsaw :: Poland | over 1 year ago

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Fifty years late Arthur Bliss's Beatitudes are finally performed in Coventry Cathedral. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian Events to mark this year's 50th anniversary of the consecration of Coventry Cathedral have already included a

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San Jose :: CA :: USA | over 1 year ago

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The early-bird celebration of British composer Benjamin Britten's centennial -- he was born Nov. 22, 2013 -- includes two terrific works, "Simple Symphony" and "Les Illuminations," the latter featuring soprano Melody Moore, who has a history of

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London :: United Kingdom | over 1 year ago

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News in pictures From the blogs With 400 million users and over 100 million active monthly, Google+ is turning into the company's fi... From Blackpool DJ to Radio 1 superstar, Danny Howard's journey has seen him go from debt ridden stud... On

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Munich :: Germany | over 1 year ago

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Parsifal by Wagner at the London Coliseum, performed by English National Opera last year. Photograph: Tristram Kenton Two of opera 's greatest contemporaries, pioneers of their era, are to compete for public honour once again next year. January marks

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