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When Lyric Opera of Chicago added the music theater piece Show Boat to its schedule in February of 2012, it seemed like a departure to some, a reconciliation to others. Many felt the gesture was long overdue: opera companies should produce American musicals. Lyric's production was soon staged by the Houston Grand Opera and the San Francisco Opera. American director Francesca Zambello more...
This week, Baroque&Before offers early music in settings steeped in history and tradition. Each year, the Utrecht Early Music Festival draws top performers for a season of concerts set in locations that, in some cases, are as old as the music. Specializing in repertoire from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque, the festival hosts nearly 100 concerts, spanning 1,000 years of music in churches and castles throughout the more...
He was hailed as a wunderkind when he seized the reigns of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at 34, half the age of other prominent conductors. Many observed that his boyish good looks made him seem even younger, but the people of Los Angeles quickly discovered this much-hyped maestro to be an intense and serious musician. more...
Fans are mourning the loss of American composer Stephen Paulus who died on Sunday at the age of 65. Paulus wrote works for many American artists and ensembles, including Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Singers were particularly drawn to his treatment of the human voice, which garnered commissions from Deborah Voigt, Samuel Ramey, Thomas Hampson more...
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The director of the controversial opera, which opened on Monday to protests at the Met in New York, will be online at 1pm ET on Friday. Please post your questions nowContinue reading...
City Halls, Glasgow
Conductor Donald Runnicles take on Bergs complex opera was compelling, beautiful and powerfully claustrophobic Continue reading...
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
A fourth man from Portsmouth who went to fight in Syria for Islamic State is believed to have been killed.
Scottish musician Jack Bruce, the bassist and singer with 1960s supergroup Cream, dies aged 71, his publicist confirms.
Joel Weisman and his guests continue their conversation, by talking about the new...
On this edition of Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman, the final...
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is seeking re-election in the 11th...
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Vivaldi: Recorder Concertos
Harmonia Mundi HMC-902190
Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier
Deutsche Grammophon 479 2784 (2 CDs)
Lang Lang: The Mozart Album
Sony Classical 88843082532
Mahler: Symphony No 7
Deutsche Grammophon B0021550-02
Dudamel: The Liberator
Deutsche Grammophon B0021054-02