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Rome opera hires Gatti, who lost job over #MeToo allegations

Rome's opera house on Friday defended hiring conductor Daniele Gatti, who was fired by an Amsterdam-based orchestra last summer over sexual misconduct allegations.

Salonen to become San Francisco Symphony music director

Salonen will take the baton from longtime music director Michael Tilson Thomas with the 2020-21 season.

Composer Exploration: Jacques Ibert

When young Jacques finished grade school, he found a job in a movie house, playing piano for silent films.

Art and Music: Mendelssohn’s Watercolors

Felix Mendelssohn was a beacon in his world, whether as a conductor, composer, scholar, or painter. As a painter, he wallowed in images of man in dialogue with nature: landscapes with buildings or people under trees. The image to the right is of an unknown subject, but brings to mind the mysterious, churning sounds of his Hebrides Overture, and offers ...

Playlist: 10 Pieces That Changed the World

Pieces of music that turned the art form into something it hadn't seen.