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Julia Wolfe received the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her composition “Anthracite Fields,” just announced at 3:00 pm EST. Judges described Wolfe’s work as a “powerful oratorio for chorus and sextet evoking Pennsylvania coal-mining life around the turn of the 20th Century.” Julia Wolfe, born 1958, is an American composer who graduated from the more... more...
Legendary mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade shared some of her of favorite memories in a backstage interview at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, just after rehearsals for A Coffin in Egypt at Chicago Opera Theater. In A Coffin in Egypt, von Stade portrays an elderly woman who lives in Egypt, Texas, but who longs for her younger days traveling the world, including more... more...
Les Objects Volants, a French juggling company, has transformed one of the most popular pieces of classical music, the Prelude No. 1 in C major from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, using Boomwhackers. Les Objects Volants proves that Boomwhackers, musical tubes made to play certain pitches when they are struck, aren’t merely toys with their tour-de-force performance. Though many of more... more...
Carousel, currently running in a new production at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, is one of many American musicals popping up at opera houses around the globe. Before Lyric, the Glimmerglass Opera revived this classic work by Rodgers and Hammerstein during its 2014 festival season. During the same summer season, Susan Graham starred in a new production more... more...
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Barbican/Milton Court, London
The final two days of the New York Philharmonic’s London residency saw clean, clear and precise playing and a colourful and beguiling version of Petrushka courtesy of Giants Are Small
Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, two legendary musicians – both born in Buenos Aires in the early 1940s – are friends and musical partners. They perform together on Monday 20 April at London's Royal Festival Hall, and this month, EuroArts releases a DVD of an unforgettable concert from April 2014 in which the two performed piano music for four hands. You can watch them play the third movement of the Mozart Sonata for Two Pianos in D K448, exclusively here
Excerpt kindly provided by EuroArts Music International. The full recording can be purchased here Continue reading...
The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say.
Ex-prime minister John Major is to claim that a Labour government backed by the SNP would be a "recipe for mayhem".
The official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq War may not publish its long-awaited report this year, BBC Newsnight has learned.
Cardinal Francis George has died at age 78 after years of battling cancer. In November...
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