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They do say Haydn is a musician’s musician, but he’s clearly not a favourite of Madonna’s. Which is a shame because in avoiding his music she missed the highlight of this concert. Her diminutive figure was seen stealing into the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) almost incognito (were she not the only audience member in dark glasses) just as Papa Haydn’s eccentric, penetrating symphony No. 64 ended.
Sir Simon Rattle, who elicited playing of great tonal sophistication and exquisite balance from the players, was not the draw: it was the ravishing Labèque sisters in their bejewelled 18th century-style coats and raven-black locks that Madge had come to see. These days the Parisian sisters are mentors to rock royalty – Sting and Herbie Hancock among them - but quite what Madonna made of Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos K315 played on fragile fortepianos taxes the imagination.
Beginning with a throaty trill, which on these instruments had the air of low, distant laughter, the concerto is a charming exercise in mirror images and teasing echoes, and the sisters choreographed it beautifully, accompanied with gossamer touch by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). It says much for the improved acoustics of the Royal Festival Hall (RFH) that we could hear every note of these delicate keyboard timbres, and there was a collective held breath during the cadenza.
After the interval, when Madonna had long left the building, Mozart’s graceful Symphony No. 33 was followed by Haydn’s magnificent Symphony No. 95, written just after Mozart’s death, and in many ways a tribute to his Jupiter Symphony (No. 41). Here, at last, was some dramatic meat to feast on, from the incisive variations to the eloquent cello solo in the Trio, played with great character by Pierre Doumenge, and the extravagant last movement, complete with trumpets and drums.
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At the gathering of program director’s meeting in Chicago this weekend, the hot topic was Madonna. My June 9th column was the very first to reveal that The Weinstein Company picked up distribution rights to Madonna’s eagerly anticipated film W.E. I have a lot more information on that, but will keep quiet for now. After all, Madonna is primarily a recording artist, right?
The big talk at the meeting was Madonna’s upcoming album and the possibility of Jim Steinman (hello, Bonnie Tyler, Meat Loaf, and Celine Dion) as a collaborator. Apparently, Madonna wrote some songs with melody ideas and sent them to Mr. Steinman, who was very impressed. Madonna, despite what some say, does write her own lyrics and melodies, but relies on producers to come up with the music.
Some of the program directors thought the idea was interesting, while others thought that Jim Steinman would be cheapening himself. Even if Mr. Steinman doesn’t come through, one of the definite collaborators for Madonna’s next album is going to be Joe Henry, who co-wrote two of Madonna’s most loved songs: 'Don’t Tell Me' and 'Jump.'
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The 50 exhibits, including many of the pop diva’s most iconic stage costumes, accessories and other personal items, will trace the glittering career of the most celebrated entertainer of our time.
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'New Yorkers your voices must be heard. Tell your state Congressmen to support same sex marriage bill. All you need is love' - Madonna
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The 52-year-old performer is said to know the people she wants to work with on the project, which will serve as the follow-up to 2008's Hard Candy.
Taking to Twitter to answer fans' questions surrounding the recording, Oseary revealed: 'Madonna goes into the recording studio next month to begin work on new album....'
'There are no back catalogue plans currently....I met with Warner Music about that very subject....but nothing has come of it....'
'There is nothing to report in regards to tour....you guys know how this works....first comes the album and next comes the....'
Oseary also indicated that Madonna knows who she wants to work with, stating: 'She has a good idea on which producers she will be working with....
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August 2011 is the Queen of pop's 53rd birthday. It's happening at Soho's uber-infamous Punk nightclub which will be transformed into a four dimensional Madonna interactive installation. A unique collection of live art, photography, electric sculptures, film, performance, video and paintings. All topped off with an international and critically acclaimed line up featuring: The Very Miss Dusty 'O', Chrissy Darling, Dj David Robson, Neil Prince, Tasty Tim, Craig Jones, Vanilla Lush, Baga Chipz, Vicki Vivacious, Magda Prus, Jelena Rozenko, Kizzy Black and Dejay Kurt.
On the night, to raise money for Stonewall charity (working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals). We will have 'A Madonna Auction' and 'A Madonna Shop' both with extremely rare and valuable collectables that any Madge fan would love to get hold off.
One lady, one legend, only one Queen!
A Madonna Celebrate production.
Tickets will be available to buy from Tuesday 14 June at www.ticketweb.co.uk
Fans can check out all the items online at www.julienslive.com/view-auctions
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The costume is part of film actress Debbie Reynolds massive film memorabilia collection that she is putting up for public auction.
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