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5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Handel

Fri 2 May 2014

As we prepare for Gamechangers: Mildly Rude? on 12 June at Queen Elizabeth Hall, we take a look at a few things you might not already now about Handel.  Even Baroque superstars have secrets…

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Current Distractions

Thu 1 May 2014

OAE

In this week’s Current Distractions – Classical music at its rudest and some animals that are marginally more interesting than normal.

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Tube Strike Playlist

Wed 30 Apr 2014

OAE

Got the tube strike blues?  Here’s some relaxing music as chosen by the OAE office, just for you.  With any luck this will help to put you in a meditative state of mind, while you’re pressed against a strangers armpit for hours on end. 

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Operamaniac

Tue 29 Apr 2014

OAE

When one thinks of Brazil images of football, nice beaches, girls in bikinis, palm trees, slums and Samba very easily come to our mind. Brazil is one of those countries that, despite all its idiosyncrasies, always inspires something in the imagination. It seems almost effortless to them how they conquer the world via their culture.

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Rameau’s Zaïs – Audience reactions

Mon 28 Apr 2014

OAE

Last night saw the UK premiere of Rameau’s Zaïs at Queen Elizabeth Hall, conducted by Jonathan Williams.  Here’s what you had to say about it…

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7 Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About Rameau

Tue 22 Apr 2014

In preparation for the UK debut of Rameau’s Zaïs, here are 7 things you (probably) didn’t know about composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Operamaniac – 5 Operas to see before you die

Thu 17 Apr 2014

We all have our favourite operas (if you are into opera, of course). And frequently an intense debate among opera fanatics can arise over who is the best composer. After two hundred years we still debate about Wagner and Verdi, two amazing composers that changed opera forever. With this in mind, I have recently been asked the following: “Daniel, if you had to nominate five (and only five) operas that everyone must see before they die, what would they be?”

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Flash Sale!

Thu 17 Apr 2014

OAE

Trouble drinking, walking and eating Easter eggs all at once?  Now, thanks to the OAE Travel Mug, your troubles are over.

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Luise Buchberger: Speed Interview

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Luise was recently announced as the OAE’s new Co-Principal Cello.  We had a chance to chat with her about her musical background, why she was attracted to the OAE and what career she would have if she was not a cellist (the answer may surprise you!)

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Press reviews

Mon 14 Apr 2014

OAE

We round up some of the press reviews from last week’s concert with Semyon Bychkov…

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Listen again

Wed 9 Apr 2014

OAE

Last night we joined Semyon Bychkov in a packed Royal Festival Hall for Beethoven’s explosive Symphony No. 7 and Schubert’s epic Symphony No.9.  But fear not – BBC Radio 3 were there to capture the whole thing.  So if you missed it, just click on the link below and listen at your leisure.

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Audience reactions

Wed 9 Apr 2014

OAE

Last night we climbed aboard the Royal Festival Hall stage, to take on the Great and the powerful in a concert featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.7.  Here’s what you had to say about it….

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Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello – Press Reactions

Thu 3 Apr 2014

OAE

Many of you joined us in Basingstoke on 19 March and at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 25th, to hear Sigiswald Kuijken and the Orchestra perform music from Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi on the long forgotten violoncello da spalla.  It’s an instrument that tends to divide people and the press were no exception…

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Live on BBC Radio 3

Mon 24 Mar 2014

OAE

You might have seen that the beeb have their own specially erected pod, currently housing them in the Southbank Centre and we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow’s concert of Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7pm.

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Speed Interview – Sigiswald Kuijken

Mon 24 Mar 2014

The Works

In the lead up to tomorrow’s concert featuring the violoncello da spalla, we spoke with director and violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken.

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Current Distractions

Thu 20 Mar 2014

In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats Playlist

Thu 20 Mar 2014

OAE

On 8 April we’ll be joined by Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall for Symphonic Greats, featuring two monumental masterpieces; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Schubert’s Great Symphony No. 9.

Listen to the Spotify playlist below for a taste of what to expect.

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Sigiswald Kuijken on Newsnight

Fri 14 Mar 2014

The Works OAE

Many of you may have noticed Violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken, on yesterday’s edition of Newsnight. Sigiswald joined Emily Maitless to play the show out with a rendition of Bach’s Bourrée No.1 from Suite No. 3 BWV 1009. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it below.

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Current Distractions

Thu 6 Mar 2014

In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.

Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.

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A salute to feathers, furs and fins

Thu 6 Mar 2014

OAE Education

The past month at the OAE has been filled with various animal-related hilarity, involving two of my favourite education events so far; OAE TOTS Animal Time, and the Carnival of the Animals family concert.

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