The musical stylings of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven come under a close lens at Charles Rosen's The Classical Style.
Santa Fe Opera's 2014 season, which begins on June 27, contains much to look forward to: the American premiere of 'Dr. Sun Yat-Sen'; an ingenious pairing of Mozart’s 'The Impresario' with Stravinsky’s 'Le Rossignol'; as well a new production of 'Fidelio.'
A one-woman show explores the life of Mozart's sister Nannerl and asks, 'How could we have lost the other Mozart?'
The Glyndebourne Festival is underway, a 50th anniversary season already marked by the sad death of its previous owner-chairman Sir George Christie, a scandal around critics' comments on a female singer's (by no means unusual) body shape, and a production of Der Rosenkavalier that opens on its Marschallin naked in the shower. And it only opened less a week ago!
One of the best-loved figures in the British musical establishment has passed away.
How many of the late, great Claudio Abbado recordings have we yet to discover? Undoubtedly, there will be a rush of unreleased or reissued material, but Deutsche Grammophon has just brought out a new piano concertos album from 2013.
The Montreal Gazette has reported on a notable new release from the Analekta label, one of the leading Canadian recording companies. The reason that it will be of especial interest to some casual observers is that the pianist showcased on it is one Karin Kei Nagano--the 15-year-old daughter of Kent, revered chief conductor of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
A dying art? James Inverne picks five of the best cinematic opera adaptations.
Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary season will feature three new productions of Mozart’s 'Don Giovanni,' Donizetti’s 'Anna Bolena' and Puccini’s 'Tosca,' as well as the Lyric premiere of 'The Passenger' by Mieczysław Weinberg.
Some interesting statistics, yes, from the U.K.-based music website Bachtrack. Every year, they compile the stats from the events they have listed, and the list for 2013 has Valery Gergiev as the world's busiest conductor. Andris Nelsons comes second.
No compromise operas, an exciting-sounding concept.
Andrés Orozco-Estrada was just named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, effective September 2015.
According to a research report published last week, scientists have discovered that Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, can help adults develop perfect pitch.
If it's high-speed pianism you want to hear, you could do worse than to watch some videos of another Chinese pianist: Yuja Wang. Her rock-solid technique lets her fingers fly at near-hummingbird frequencies, while staying completely in control.
Performances of "A Concert of Comic Operas," conducted by James Levine, will take place at Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater on February 11 and 14 at 8:00 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m.