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Sad news from the opera world. Richard Angas, one of the leading British basses of his generation has died. Halfway through a rehearsal at English National Opera of Britten’sPeter Grimes, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital, where he passed away.
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Sad news from the opera world. Richard Angas, one of the leading British basses of his generation has died. Halfway through a rehearsal at English National Opera of Britten’sPeter Grimes, he collapsed and was rushed to hospital, where he passed away.

Read more at Classicalite 

Andrew Litton is to return home to a U.S. orchestra as music director for the first time since he left the Dallas Symphony in 2006. The new berth? The Colorado Symphony, where he has been artistic advisor while they decided on a new music director which, as it turned out, was Litton, himself.
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Andrew Litton is to return home to a U.S. orchestra as music director for the first time since he left the Dallas Symphony in 2006. The new berth? The Colorado Symphony, where he has been artistic advisor while they decided on a new music director which, as it turned out, was Litton, himself.

Read more at Classicalite

Some musicians can’t resist poking fun at the perceived snobbery of their genre.
Ever since Victor Borge decided to tell a few jokes from the keyboard, musicians have been mixing classical music and comedy.
To wit, here are Classicalite’s Five Best picks from this most humorous genre.
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Some musicians can’t resist poking fun at the perceived snobbery of their genre.

Ever since Victor Borge decided to tell a few jokes from the keyboard, musicians have been mixing classical music and comedy.

To wit, here are Classicalite’s Five Best picks from this most humorous genre.

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Marian McPartland, a British musician who hosted a jazz program on National Public Radio for more than four decades, has died at age 95, NPR said on its website.
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Marian McPartland, a British musician who hosted a jazz program on National Public Radio for more than four decades, has died at age 95, NPR said on its website.

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We are barely through Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary, and already, ensembles are gearing up for the sesquicentennial of one of his most famous disciples—Richard Strauss.
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We are barely through Richard Wagner’s 200th anniversary, and already, ensembles are gearing up for the sesquicentennial of one of his most famous disciples—Richard Strauss.

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The sweet smell of success?
The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will hope so, as they add a new dimension to a new opera production—the sensation of smell.
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The sweet smell of success?

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will hope so, as they add a new dimension to a new opera production—the sensation of smell.

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Classicalite’s Five Best: ‘Carmen’ Recordings

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Are These Truly the Worst Classical Album Covers of All Time? [PHOTOS]
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Are These Truly the Worst Classical Album Covers of All Time? [PHOTOS]

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YouTube Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Letting You Choose Program for New York Recital Debut at 92Y, Prizes Also Available
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YouTube Pianist Valentina Lisitsa Letting You Choose Program for New York Recital Debut at 92Y, Prizes Also Available

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Nearly a week into his stay at a Madrid hospital, tenor, baritone, conductor and 72-year-old Los Angeles Opera administrator Placido Domingo was discharged on Saturday.
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Nearly a week into his stay at a Madrid hospital, tenor, baritone, conductor and 72-year-old Los Angeles Opera administrator Placido Domingo was discharged on Saturday.

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