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Inside Thomas Dausgaard’s Sudden Departure From The Seattle Symphony

Yes, music directors quit all the time, but virtually never in the middle of a season and, in the modern era, not effective immediately. – Post Alley
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Why Thomas Dausgaard Abruptly Quit The Seattle Symphony?

Dausgaard, 58, had seemed a good fit for his position, which he had held just since fall 2019. But he was separated from the acclaimed orchestra for much of 2020 and 2021 because of pandemic-related travel restrictions. – The New York Times
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Seattle Maestro Resigns by Email and Says He Felt 'Not Safe'

The Seattle Symphony said it had tried to support its music director, Thomas Dausgaard. But their strained relations deteriorated during the pandemic. #seattlemaestro #hefeltnotsafe #thomasdausgaard #seattlesymphony
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We Hardly Knew Ya: Dausgaard Abruptly Quits Seattle Symphony

Seattle Symphony music director Thomas Dausgaard has abruptly stepped down from his post, midway through his third season at the top of Seattle’s flagship orchestra. – Seattle Times
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Jean Sibelius: Kullervo

Why did Jean Sibelius suppress Kullervo (Op. 7, 1892)? There are many theories why he didn’t allow it to be heard after its initial performances, though he referred to it fondly in private. This new recording, from Hyperion with Thomas Dausgaard conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, soloists Helena Juntunen and Benjamin Appl and the Lund Male Chorus, is a good new addition to the ever-growing awareness of Kullervo, on recording and in live performance.
Tags: Religion, Jean Sibelius, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Appl, Thomas Dausgaard, Helena Juntunen, Lund Male Chorus

The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
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BBC Proms Traveling To Japan For First Time

“The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO) under chief conductor Thomas Dausgaard will perform during the six-day festival, from 30 October to 4 November, in Tokyo and Osaka. … This is part of an expansion of BBC Proms International, following successful tours of Australia and Dubai in 2016 and 2017.” — Classical Music (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, Japan, Australia, Bbc, Dubai, Tokyo, Osaka, Thomas Dausgaard, 12.18.18, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra BBC SSO, BBC Proms International

This Year’s Classical Grammy Nominations

The Seattle Symphony leads all orchestras with three nominations — two for its present music director, Ludovic Morlot, in Aaron Jay Kernis’ traditionally shaped Violin Concerto with soloist James Ehnes (in the classical instrumental solo and contemporary composition categories), and one for its future music director, Thomas Dausgaard, in Nielsen’s Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (orchestral performance), a strong opening entry for a complete Nielsen cycle. There were no nominations for the Los Angeles ...
Tags: Art, Music, Nielsen, Seattle Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, James Ehnes, Ludovic Morlot, Thomas Dausgaard, Aaron Jay Kernis

2019 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominations

Here is a complete list of nominations announced today for the 61st Grammy Awards, which will be presented at Staples Center Feb. 10, 2019: Record of the Year “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin“The Joke,” Brandi Carlile“This Is America,” Childish Gambino“God’s Plan,” Drake“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper“All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA“Rockstar,” Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage“The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey MAIN STORY: Kendrick Lamar is top nominee as women make a Gr...
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Oct. 26-Nov. 2

    Los Angeles Pierce College Theatre presents the 1982 play “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill. (Courtesy photo by Lynn Levitt)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Fright Fest at Six Flags Magic Mountain: Haunted mazes, roving characters, shows and scares zones. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 26-27; 10:30 a.m.-11...
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Abrahamsen’s Schnee at Seattle Symphony’s [untitled]

[untitled] is the moniker given by Seattle Symphony to its thrice-annual Friday night new music events. Staged in the lobby of Benaroya Hall, it’s a semi-formal atmosphere in which the Symphony can deploy its musicians in smaller groupings better suited to the exigencies of postmodern music. The first [untitled] concert of the new season took place on October 12, and featured the regional premiere of Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee, offering listeners in the Pacific Northwest an opportunity to judge ho...
Tags: Religion, Classical Music, Seattle, Concert Review, Pacific Northwest, Canon, Concerts, Varese, Seattle Symphony, Haas, Paul Griffiths, Schell, Feldman, Benaroya Hall, Ligeti, Schnee

NY Phil Principal Clarinet Makes Guest Debut with LA Chamber Orchestra

Clarinetist Anthony McGill (Photo Credit: David Finlayson) LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, LED BY GUEST CONDUCTOR THOMAS DAUSGAARD, PRESENTS LACO DEBUT OF CELEBRATED CLARINETIST ANTHONY MCGILL ON NIELSEN’S CLARINET CONCERTO AS PART OF ROLE AS LACO GUEST ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Program Also Features Sibelius’ Symphony No. 3 and Works by Grieg and Arvo Pärt Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8 pm, Glendale’s Alex Theatre Sunday, October 28, 2018, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall ...
Tags: La, Religion, America, Los Angeles, Glendale, New York Times, Denmark, Nielsen, Msnbc, Mcgill, Los Angeles Times, Anthony, Ucla, Phil, Seattle Symphony, Lang Lang

Proms 29 and 30 – Swedish CO/Dausgaard - ‘The Brandenburg Project’: Bach, Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey. 5 August 2018

Royal Albert Hall Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.1 in F major, BWV 1046 Mark-Anthony Turnage: Maya (2014, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G major, BWV 1048 Anders Hillborg: Bach Materia (2017, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.5 in D major, BWV 1050 Uri Caine: Hamsa (2015, UK premiere) Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no.4 in G major, BWV 1049 Olga Neuwirth: Aello – ballet mécanomorphe (2016-17, UK pre...
Tags: UK, Religion, Vienna, God, Salzburg, Canon, Maya, Co, Mozart, Bach, Boulez, Maya Beiser, Zimmermann, Caine, Stravinsky, Dean

Thomas Dausgaard leads Seattle Symphony in a deeply satisfying Brahms program

The Danish conductor is back in town leading the Seattle Symphony for his first time since last October’s announcement that he will take over the post of music director from Ludovic Morlot starting in the 2019-20 season.
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This 94-year-old pianist is making his solo debut with the LA Chamber Orchestra

When Menahem Pressler’s family fled Nazi Germany in 1939, the teen had already been playing the piano for more than 10 years. As the 94-year-old Jewish pianist tells it, his father had insisted he choose an instrument. “My brother was supposed to take the (piano) lessons, but he was always tired when the teacher came, and so I took the lessons,” he said. “I actually took violin lessons first because that is what my father played, I must add, very miserably.” Speaking by phone from the London apa...
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Seattle Symphony Hires Thomas Dausgaard As Next Music Director

Meet the new boss, same as the old substitute boss: Dausgaard, a 54-year-old Dane who takes over from Ludovic Morlot in 2019, has been the SSO's principal guest conductor since 2014. "It was his 2015 Seattle Symphony Sibelius Festival performances," writes Melinda Bargreen, "that made the tall, silver-haired Dane a popular figure among the city's […]
Tags: Art, Dane, Music, Seattle Symphony, SSO, Ludovic Morlot, Thomas Dausgaard, 10.03.17, Dausgaard, Melinda Bargreen

Seattle Symphony picks Thomas Dausgaard to succeed Ludovic Morlot as music director

Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who has already connected with musicians and audiences here as Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor since 2014, will be the orchestra’s next music director.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot, Thomas Dausgaard

Review: Seattle Symphony, guest conductor and soprano scale ‘Alpine’ heights

The program of Strauss’ “Four Last Songs” and “Alpine Symphony,” with principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard and soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin, repeats June 17. On Thursday night, the SSO honored retiring trumpeter Geoffrey Bergler.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Strauss, Seattle Symphony, SSO, Thomas Dausgaard, Gun Brit Barkmin

Review: At Seattle Symphony, a winning night from opener to encore

Principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard conducted a program that included Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with soloist Pekka Kuusisto, as well as new work by Helen Grime and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 3.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Symphony, Mendelssohn, Carl Nielsen, Thomas Dausgaard, Pekka Kuusisto, Helen Grime

Sibelius rocks, and other reasons a Danish conductor keeps coming to Seattle

A Q& A with Seattle Symphony’s principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard, who will conduct three performances June 8-10, 2017.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle, Seattle Symphony, Sibelius, Thomas Dausgaard

Review: Seattle Symphony, and audience, show Rachmaninov the love

SSO principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard presided over a program of heartfelt interpretations of passionate works by Rachmaninov.
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At Seattle Symphony, this will not be Rachmaninov’s business as usual

Principal guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard will be at the podium, with guest vocal ensemble Cappella Romana and pianist Alexander Melnikov — who will play Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with a little something different in the first movement.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Classical Music, Seattle Symphony, Rachmaninov, Alexander Melnikov, Thomas Dausgaard, Cappella Romana

Apex 2016

Sunrise at Mahogany Flat, Death Valley. At the New Yorker website one may find my list of Notable Performances and Recordings of 2016. Some honorable mentions: Chris Kallmyer's Rhyolite, with Julia Holter and Lucky Dragons (Populist); Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Stravinsky's Les Noces, with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Teodor Currentzis conducting MusicAeterna (Sony); Gudmundsen-Holmgreen's Incontri, Mirror II, Symphony, and Antiphony, with Thomas Dausgaard conducting the BBC Symphony (d...
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Nightafternight playlist

New releases of interest. — Bach, Christmas Oratorio; John Butt leading the Dunedin Consort (Linn) — Bach, French Suites; Murray Perahia, piano (DG) — Bach, Partitas; Jory Vinkour, harpsichord (Sono Luminus) — Mozart, Don Giovanni; Dimitris Tiliakos, Vito Priante, Mika Kares, Myrtò Papatanasiu, Kenneth Tarver, Karina Gauvin, Teodor Currentzis conducting Musicaeterna (Sony) — Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Incontri, Mirror II, Symphony, Antiphony; Thomas Dausgaard conducting the BBC Symphony (da capo) — ...
Tags: Music, Alex Ross, Reinier van Houdt, Michael Pisaro, John Butt, Murray Perahia, BBC Philharmonic, Bach Partitas, Thomas Dausgaard

Free MP3 – Mendelssohn’s The Fair Melusine

The MP3 download of The Fair Melusine by Felix Mendelssohn, performed by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Thomas Dausgaard, from the album Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Hebrides & The Fair Melusine, is free from BIS (Naxos) and About the Artist and Album Following a series of acclaimed recordings of 19th-century music including complete cycles of the symphonies by Schubert and Schumann, Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra turn to...
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Conductor Thomas Dausgaard takes Seattle Symphony from exuberance to whispers

Guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard — who just renewed his contract with the Seattle Symphony — presided over a lively and wide-ranging program from Mozart to Schoenberg on Thursday.
Tags: Entertainment, Classical Music, Mozart, Seattle Symphony, Schoenberg, Thomas Dausgaard