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Carl's Morning Quiz
Carl's Morning Quiz: American composer Bernard Herrmann was born in NY on this date in 1911. Earlier this morning we heard Bernard Herrmann's score for Orson Welles' classic film, Citizen Kane. But he wrote many film scores for another prominent director, including Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. Name the director. Answer >>
Younger generations of Americans take it for granted that the United States has been legally desegregated. But, before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, segregation was the norm, including in concert halls across America. Contralto Marian Anderson (1897 – 1993) broke many boundaries for more... more...
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. We celebrate the music of LGBTQ composers all year long since it’s hard to escape a concert season without hearing works by Handel, Tchaikovsky, Britten, and others. But we wanted to recognize a few notable figures, past and present, who do did not or do not identify as heterosexual. Some more... more...
The Juilliard String Quartet plays Haydn’s Quartet in G (H III:41); Berg’s Quartet Op 3; Schubert’s Quartet #14 in D Minor, D 810, “Death and the Maiden.” more...
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Damiano Michieletto, whose Royal Opera House production triggered an audience walkout after five-minute rape scene, insists the show must go on
The Royal Opera House in London is standing by a production of William Tell which drew booing and walkouts after a horrific scene in which a woman is stripped naked and raped by soldiers. “We are not going to change the production, nor do we apologise for it,” insisted director of opera Kasper Holten.
The audience became angry during the third act of Rossini’s mammoth four and a half hour opera at the production’s premiere on Monday evening.Continue reading...
Royal Opera House, London
Rossini and a fine cast of singers just about survive Damiano Michieletto’s wretched new production of Guillaume Tell
Audience uproar at opening night for London staging of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell, in which female performer is stripped and molested by army officers
A Royal Opera House production of Guillaume Tell (William Tell) that opened in London’s Covent Garden on Monday night was heckled and booed for incorporating a scene in which a young woman is stripped naked and molested by army officers.Continue reading...
The Greek government is in last-minute talks over whether to accept an offer that would let Greece repay part of its debt, local media say.
Four British tourists seriously injured in the Tunisian beach attack have been flown back to the UK by the RAF.
Police officers, soldiers, emergency services and intelligence officials are taking part in London's largest counter-terrorism exercise to date.
The Illinois State Board of Education has identified $450 million to fund CPS' pension...
Former Chicago Public Schools chiefs Paul Vallas and Terry Mazany will talk with us as...
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled states cannot prevent same-sex couples from marrying....
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