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Carl's Morning Quiz: Yesterday was the birthday of the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. The original Met opened on Broadway between 39th and 40th streets with a performance of a French opera that was exceedingly popular in the late 19th century. What opera opened the Old Met? Answer >>
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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...
The pairing of performers and compatriot composers is such a satisfying notion (like having a French meal at l'Ecole Le Cordon Bleu Paris) that in a field crowded with artists carving out an identity, it happens a lot. It almost seems cliché for a Russian quartet to focus on Shostakovich – except so many reviewers more...
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City Halls, Glasgow
Conductor Donald Runnicles take on Bergs complex opera was compelling, beautiful and powerfully claustrophobic Continue reading...
As always with Haitink, the orchestral textures were scrupulously balanced Continue reading...
It was a Christmas in South Carolina that reawakened the musician and Radio 6 DJs love for Thomas and inspired her to mark his centenary with her most ambitious project yet Continue reading...
EU finance ministers agree to David Cameron's call for emergency talks after the UK is told it must pay an extra £1.7bn.
One million doses of an Ebola vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
Asda, the UK's second largest retailer, is facing a mass legal action over equal pay by women who work in their stores.
Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is seeking re-election in the 11th...
After Stephanie Neely announced earlier this week that she would be stepping down from...
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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